Saturday, June 30, 2018

Embossed Bird Birthday Cards with Avery Elle and Pretty Pink Posh

Good morning, It's been nearly two weeks since my last post, have been busy with work, lots of overtime at the moment and am also enjoying the world cup (who'd have thought!!) so just haven't had the time to post anything.  No work today due to going to the theatre this afternoon so time to get a little blog post done.

I've got two cards to share today with the same layout, using the same embossing folder but with different colours and stamps.

I've embossed on to white card and the embossed detail has been highlighted using Metallic Rub Ons and I used ink pads to colour the edges of each of the base cards.

The first card is using a couple of images from the the Avery Elle Toucan Party stamp coloured with copics.

The images on the second card are from the Hummingbird Thanks stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh coloured with Copic Atyou Spica Glitter pens.

Just a quick post today because I'm now off to get ready to go to lunch and then the theatre.

Thanks for taking the time stop by my blog and I'll see you soon x

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Alcohol Ink Background & My Favorite Things Father's Day Cards

Good Afternoon.  Footie is on so time for a quick post with a couple of Father's Day cards that I made.

A couple of weeks ago I had a play with alcohol inks and created a load of backgrounds so I've decided to use a couple of these for my Father's Day cards.  One in blue for my Dad and one in green for Martyn's Dad

The alcohol ink background has been mounted onto black card,

Dad has been cut using my ScanNcut.  I was after a script font that had little 'tails' on the uppercase letters so that they would weld nicely with the lower case and I found a font online called 'Candlelight' which was perfect for joining the letters together to get the effect I wanted.   I welded the letters in the Brother Canvas, cut it six times from silver card and glued three of them together for each card.

The sentiments are from the My Favorite Things All About Dad stamp set, stamped on black card and embossed in white.

A few drops of silver pearl 3D enamel effects to finish.

Loving the alcohol ink backgrounds and I still have a few left to use on future cards, thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and I'll see you soon x

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Distress Oxides and My Favorite Things Bundles of Blossoms Birthday Card

Good morning all.  Are you having a good Saturday,  As well as a workathon week I now decide to go in on a Saturday.....another six hours of work I mad.....probably.

Todays card is another rainbow effect this time using Distress Oxides.

I stamped the My Favorite Things Bundles of Blossoms Stamp and embossed in white.  I then blended distress oxides over the top of the embossing starting with Candied Apple, then using Fossilized Amber, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet and blending together where they met to try to get a rainbow effect, followed by a spritz of water.

The birthday sentiment is chipboard from Make It Crafty.  I coloured the top layer with copics still trying to keep with the rainbow theme and I then embossed with clear ultra thick embossing enamel, the backing layer is coloured with a black copic marker.  The Happy sentiment is from an old wooden rubber stamp I have in my stash which stamped on black card and embossed in white.

A few sequins and a button to finish. 

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and I'll see you soon...

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Playing with Alcohol Inks and My Favorite Things Magical Unicorns.

Good morning all.  Are you having a good Tuesday.   I'm getting ready for a workathon, from today for the rest of the week I'm working a seven and a half hour day and then I'll be doing another two and a half hours overtime on top of that, so no time for crafting this week I'll definitely be too tired when I get home after my ten hour days....

Luckily I had sometime at the weekend to have play with my alcohol inks so over the coming weeks I have a few cards to share that I made with the results.  I've never really embraced alcohol inks so I thought it was time to give them a whirl instead of them just languishing in a drawer.

For this card I tried a technique that uses alcohol hand sanitiser along with the alcohol inks.

I coated glossy card with hand sanitiser and then added some drops of alcohol inks, I knew I wanted a rainbow effect so just used four colours and blended to get the other rainbow hues.  When the alcohol inks had been added just used my finger to mix them into the hand sanitiser and blended them where I wanted the orange & green then allowed to air dry (don't use a heat tool due to the fumes that it creates).

When it was dry I mounted it onto a 6"x4" card.  The unicorns are from the My Favorite Things Magical Unicorns set.  These were stamped with Memento London Fog ink and coloured with copics.   The sentiment was stamped and embossed in white.

Just a few dots of 3D liquid enamel effects to finish.

Bit of a change for me getting so messy but I quite liked it.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and I'll see you soon....

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Crafty Calendar June Challenge - Sheepski Designs Three of Something

Good afternoon to all.  Hope you are having a great day, after some dodgy weather at the beginning of the week today hasn't turned out too bad.  It's been a couple of weeks since I posted.  I had a weeks holiday in Rhodes which was fab, but then it took me a couple of weeks to catch up with all of the jobs that needed doing.  All up to date for the moment.....

It's the first Saturday in June (Can someone tell me where the year has can it be June already) and we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
Our theme this month is

For my card I have used an image from this months sponsor Sheepski Designs called Flower Bouquet but instead of using the whole image I just printed part of it onto a piece of 5"x5" paper using my Laser printer and then foiled it with green decofoil and my laminator.

The image was then coloured with copic markers

The greeting is an digi stamp that I have (I don't think the company I had it from is still trading) which I also foiled in green.

My three of something is the three dots of 3D liquid enamel.

We are sponsored for this challenge by

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and join us in our THREE OF SOMETHING challenge and while you are there check out the gorgeous DT creations using other images from this months sponsor Sheepski Designs.

Now off to find something else to do while the England football match is on.
Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon....