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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Female birthday card

Here's the card I have made for my sister in law - Carrie.

the stamp is from kanban and simply coloured with promarkers
Edges distressed with Victorian Velvet distress ink.

the papers are from my stash and also edged with Victorian Velvet distress ink. 

The sentiment stamps fit perfectly inside the 2 tag dies that come free with the big shot machine.

simply finished off with a calla lily and a ribbon.

Hope you like it and thank you for dropping by my blog today 

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Sunday, 27 October 2013

Another Male birthday card

Here is another card for a male that I have been asked to make

The photo is not my best I have to say.

I embossed spellbinders cog dies on the topper then used crushed olive distress ink and brushed corduroy over that to create depth. I then inked through a reverse chicken wire mask with black soot distress ink. 

I then cut 3 cogs from the same spellbinders cog set and distressed them with the same inks as above.

The stamps are mainly from Visible image time after time set.
The distressed letters are from Ali Reeve.
The large cog was covered in 2 layers of rock candy crackle glaze by Tim Holtz.

The backing card was too 'clean' so inked the edge with black soot ink pad and some smudges of crushed olive distress ink pad.

thank you for stopping by my blog today 

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Thursday, 24 October 2013

2nd male card of the evening (as promised)

And here it is - the 2nd of the 2 male cards I needed to do this evening



Crushed Olive Distress ink pad
(knocked back with a bit of Frayed Burlap Distress ink pad)
Versafine black inkpad


Ali Reeve - Distressed numbers & letters
Visible Image - Time after Time 


An MDF clock hand
A printed clock face that my mum dropped off in a bag of 'stuff' (as she does)

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First male card of the evening (2nd will follow)

Need to do 2 male cards for an order and here is the first.


Frayed Burlap Distress ink
Black soot Distress ink
Versafine black ink

Visible Image - Time After Time
Paper Artsy - nature
Ali Reeve - Distressed letters & numbers

Ali Reeve - Aperture mask set

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Monday, 14 October 2013

Dragons Dream TIO Challenge #151

Evening everyone. 

The challenge set over on the Dragons Dream Tag It On Challenge is for 
"words, layers, brown, die cuts and some stamping somewhere'

So here is the tag that I came up with.

Those of you that regularly purchase tags from PaperArtsy will know that one of the tags has printing on it with the description re size / amount etc etc on one side. 

I tore a mask from a piece of card to lay over the word "TAGS" and painted the rest with 3 coats of gesso. 
Whilst it was wet, I mixed 'cinnamon' fresco paint with a blob of gesso and used a fan brush to create the background. I left it to dry naturally all day to give some texture to the base. 

Then simply stamped over with an ink blot stamp from Inky Doodles using whatever ink pads came to hand at the time. 

I die cut 2 smaller tags using a quickcutz die in the big shot. This had previously been painted with the remaining cinnamon / gesso mix left over from the main tag. 

To finish, I added 2 layers of tissue paper and some some stamped ink blots.

Then added 2 pieces of jute. 

I'd like to enter this into this week TIO challenge 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today 

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Monday, 7 October 2013

Mono Tone Commissioned Wedding Anniversary Card

I was asked to make a wedding anniversary card for a client to give to his wife.
I started with a piece of 16" x 16" centura pearl card and made 2 8" x 8" cards from it.

I used the Take 'Art stamp set from InkyDoodles and Vintage Sepia Versafine inkpad to decorate the front of the card. I then inked over this with Frayed Burlap Distress ink pad and I love the way it fades & defuses the Versafine ink. At first, I was like 'oh no' but then I started to like it so carried on. 

The lattice work was cut on the Silhouette Cameo, again from Centura pearl cardstock. 
On the reverse side of the cardstock, I simply inked over with Frayed Burlap Distress ink pad. 

The leaves were cut on the Cameo at the same time as the lattice. I inked them then spray them with water to create some texture on the leaves.

I used 8 of the 'waste' squares from the lattice and stamped the radiant heart from the Take 'Art stamp set with the Versafine Sepia inkpad then edged with Frayed Burlap. 

The four corner squares were applied with 5mm depth foam pads to add height & interest. 

I created the topper with the sentiment on Craft Artist Pro 2 
The font is called "Bleeding Cowboys" and I love it, I use it on a lot of projects.

I then used foam pads to mount the layers and added the remaining 'waste' squares.

I hope you like it and thank you for stopping by my blog today

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