Cards for my little friend Daisy

Daisy dance 3

Good afternoon. Today I am sharing a couple of cards made for my lovely little friend who was 7 this week.

The remit was something with dancing and something with a horse.

The first card was from Daddy. It is an extra large A4 size. I found the lovely silhouette of dad and daughter dancing in the Silhouette America store and cut out using my Silhouette Cameo. I added some clear embossing over the top for shine. The background was created with an 8 X 8 inch Embossalicious embossing folder and Spectrum Noir water based inks.

I inked some more panels for the sides. Scored the edges so that they folded inward slightly. I then cut border strips using some edger dies from Crafters Companion.

On the back I attached an 8 X 8 card blank – so it opened like a standard card and gave somewhere for Daddy to write a message etc.

The large lettering was cut with TODO dies. The bunting banner, stamp plate, curly foliage and birthday girl were cut using Tattered Lace dies. The butterfly was cut using a Create and Craft Couture die. I then embellished with a variety of flowers and foliage created in silicone moulds using air dry paper clay or moulding paste. The Lets Dance stamp was from Creative Expressions.

I just had to add masses of glitter glue for sparkle.

 

Daisy horse

I used a variety of stamps to create the background scene for this one. I think that the horse is from Stampman. I used watercolour pens and Distress Inks to colour.

The sentiment was computer printed and cut out using a Tattered Lace die.

The tree frame and background tree were cut using dies from Sheena Douglass. Some of the foreground branches were cut using TODO dies.

The flowers, pretty branches and bird were stamped, coloured and cut out using coordinating stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations (Flowering Dogwood).

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Butterfly Splendour card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Butterfly Splendour

 

Good morning. Here is one of my samples for the butterfly stamp set shows featured on Hochanda recently with Chocolate Baroque. If you missed the shows they are available for a while on the website. Lesley Wharton did some great demos so the shows are well worth a watch. There were also so many fabulous projects and inspiration from my Teamies.

Materials:

How it was made:

  1. I used a large label die to create the decorative card blank using blue card. I cut a decorative mat from the holographic card and layered onto the card front.
  2. The swirls were stamped onto blue card using Versafine and were heat embossed with clear powder.
  3. The butterflies were stamped with Versamark and embossed with the silver sparkly powder. Colour was added using gouache paint. I mixed the blue and white to get a colour to match the blue card base.
  4. The swirls and butterflies were cut out and layered onto the card with 3D glue gel. For added depth and strength I layered some plain blue card butterflies behind the smaller butterflies (using the stamped and cut out ones as a template).
  5. Finally PVA pearls were added around the border.

Quick and easy cards and tags created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Harlequin Rose CAS 1

AW Harlequin Rose CAS 2

 

Collage stamps are perfect for creating quick makes. This Harlequin Rose stamp is a brilliant example. The design is already done, no background, masking or composition to do – it has already been done for you. In addition the shading is all there so colouring is a breeze too.

I created these super quick makes by stamping the image with Versafine Ink (Onyx Black) which gives a sharp black waterproof image. I then simply coloured using watercolour pens, applying strongest colour into the darker shaded areas of the stamped image and dragging out the colour with a water brush. I mounted onto coloured card blanks to coordinate and frame the image.

Pre-cut tags were created in the same way. To finish I simply ran a black marker around the edge and added a coordinating ribbon.

Materials:

  • Harlequin Rose stamp set
  • 15 X 10.5cm card blanks (pink and blue), pre-cut white tags and white stamping card
  • Versafine (Onyx Black)
  • Alcohol marker (black)
  • Watercolour pens (green, blue and pink)
  • Organza ribbon (pink and blue)

Baroque Ornament Palm Fan Silhouette and Teardrop cards created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Today I have 2 cards to share with you using the lovely Baroque Ornament stamps.

Project 1 – Palm Fan Silhouette

AW Palm Fan Silhouette 2

Materials:

  • Baroque Ornament Palm Fan Silhouette and Indian Elephant stamp set
  • 7 X 7 inch card blank and approx. 6 inch circle plus a scarp of stamping card
  • Inkpads: dye based (violet), multi-coloured (blue and violet), Versamark
  • Alcohol ink marker (violet)
  • Glitter pens (pink, purple, blue)
  • WOW embossing powder (Blueberry)
  • Glue pen and fine crystal glitter
  • 3D glue gel and foam pads

How to make it:

  1. Stamp the ornament and emboss with blue powder. Colour with glitter pens. Cut out the ornament. Snip into the petals and lift and shape. Using the glue pen ‘colour’ the outer sections and sprinkle with the glitter.
  2. Place the cut out ornament onto the circular mat and mark the outer positions of the image by dotting lightly with a soft pencil. Next draw in lightly cross sections of the circle to create 12 segments in total. This is to help you align for stamping. Stamp the small motif 12 times around the circle using the multi-coloured inkpad. Also stamp in the corners of the card blank.
  3. Edge the circular mat with a little dye based ink. Edge the card blank and circle with the alcohol marker to create a frame.
  4. Mount the ornament onto the circle using 3D glue gel for added dimension. Mount this onto the card blank using 3D foam.
  5. Finish with a little more glitter for extra sparkle.

Project 2 – Teardrop

AW Teardrop 1

Materials:

The materials used were as above except using the Baroque Ornament Teardrop stamp, and with the addition of turquoise PVA pearls.

How to make it:

This one was made in a similar way to the first card. In this case the ornament was stamped twice and the central section cut, offset and layered onto the base one. Turquoise PVA pearls were used to finish.

Secrets of the Deep Card created for Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 24

AW Secrets of the Deep Colour Challenge 24

Here is another project created for the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 24. I am a little unsure about this one but it is certainly Fairy tale and vibrant. If I made it again I think that I would make the sea colour and the mermaids little paler. This would give a little more depth and less clash.

Materials:

· Underwater, Underwater Kingdom, Sea Dragon and Mermaid Queen stamp sets.

· Spectrum Noir Aqua markers, glitter pens.

· White card, yellow card (for die cuts), glitter card (orange), white stamping card.

· Zig 2 way glue pen.

· Pebeo Drawing Gum.

· Midas touch gold foil (for cold foiling with glue).

· Inkpads: Versafine (Onyx Black) and dye based (violet).

· Stickles glitter glue (Diamond).

· Circular nesting dies, largest 15cm (TODO Basic Circles), branch dies (Heartfelt Creations Leafy Branch), eyelet die (Sizzix Originals Red die – Eyelet Washers #1).

· 3D glue gel and foam pads.

How to make it:

1. First create a card blank using an A4 sheet of card folded in half. Cut through both layers with a 15cm circular die, overhanging the die at the top folded edge so that an attachment fold for the front and back stays intact. I also cut an extra circle of card to glue to the back and add strength. Trim the base of the card slightly to give a straight edge at the bottom so that the card stands up ok.

2. Cut a ‘port hole’ frame from glitter card using a 15cm and 11.5cm circular die. I glued another plain card frame to the back to give extra strength.

3. I used some scrap mount board and the Sizzix BigZ die to cut the thick eyelets. Alternatively you could glue together a few layers of ordinary card to make the ‘chipboard’ eyelets. Apply Zig glue (blue when wet) to the eyelets and leave to dry and go tacky (dries clear). Press foil, shiny side up, onto the tacky surface to add foiling. Glue to the port hole frame with 3D glue gel.

4. Cut another circle from stamping card. Stamp the foreground scene with Versafine ink and paint with Drawing Gum to mask. Stamp the embellishments onto spare card and cut out.

5. Colour the scene background with watercolour markers and a water brush. Stamp the background mermaids with dye ink. Dry.

6. Remove the masking fluid. Colour the scene details and cut out embellishments with watercolour markers.

7. Cut branches from yellow card. Add a little shading with pens.

8. Glue the scene flat to the card. Apply the frame with foam pads.

9. Shape the cut out embellishments slightly with fingers or a ball tool and foam mat. Glue with 3D glue gel. Finally finish with a little glitter glue for added sparkle.

Gilded Heart created for Chocolate Baroque

I created this one by recycling the clear packaging from the Flowering Baroque Heart clear stamp. Alternatively it could be stamped onto acetate using black Staz-On ink.

AW Gilded Heart

Materials:

  • Image from the clear packaging coming with the Flowering Baroque Heart stamp
  • 6X6 inch card blank, pink and black plain card
  • Spectrum Noir alcohol ink pens (teal, pinks, orange)
  • Gilding flakes (gold mix) and acrylic glue
  • Pebeo Gilding Wax (Gold and Renaissance Gold)
  • White gesso
  • Stickles glitter glue (Diamond)
  • Stick on faux brads (black)
  • Ribbons (teal and pink)
  • Embossing folder (TODO)

How to make it:

  1. Cut out the image from the packaging and colour the back with alcohol pens leaving the background clear.
  2. Paint over the coloured areas with white gesso. This gives an opaque background to the translucent alcohol inks. Note: you need to work fairly quickly without over brushing the gesso as it will lift some of the colour from the inks. Leave to dry.
  3. Apply a thin layer of acrylic glue to the back of the image and cover with gilding fakes, pressing down lightly. Leave to fully dry overnight. Once dry brush off excess flake with a sponge. Edge with a black alcohol marker and mount onto pink card (with acrylic glue) to frame the topper.
  4. Use the embossing folder to emboss the black card. Lightly apply gold gilding wax to the raised edges. Trim and glue to pink card.
  5. Wrap the panel with ribbon and glue onto the card front. Attach topper with 3D foam pads for dimension.
  6. Finish with a few dots of glitter glue on the flowers, add faux brads and ribbon bow.

Loving my new TODO

Such a great deal on the TODO machine on Create and Craft recently but I wondered how I could justify more equipment for the added ability to Letterpress and Hot Foil (my current machine already die cuts and embosses). Then I thought about my hand made polystyrene tile ‘stamps’ and my lino cuts. Wooohooo – they printed beautifully.

Brilliant to have a machine with adjustable rollers. I have got lots of ideas. Next I need to play with my fabrics and Terial Magic.AW TODO Lino print