Desk Tidy, 5 drawer cabinet and clock all from Gypsy Soul Lasercuts

Decorated pieces from Gypsy Soul Laser cuts

Die cut cards

Pictures of cards handmade by myself using mainly cutting dies

Handmade cards

Cards made by myself using hand coloured images and masks

 

Summer of Creative Chemistry Week 1

I recently discovered Tim Holtz’s Summer of Creative Chemistry ( a bit late to the party I know) and I have been having fun creating tags from the Creative Chemistry 101

Creative chemistry 101 tags

I was particularly pleased with the brushless watercolour one in the middle, done with Lisa Hortons stamps.

Here is the one I did for the challenge for week 1 which was:

Your challenge is create a tag, card, or other project using FOUR OR MORE COLORS OF DISTRESS INK.

I used Barn Door, Broken China, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Dusty Concord on my tag background and I love how it came out.

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Pixie Powders with Lisa Horton stamp

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I purchased all 5 sets of Lisa’s stamps from Set Craft and have made a set of cards with them. I thought I would share a step by step tutorial on how I created them.

Check out How to Create a Card Using Stamps by Lisa Horton by Angela Drummond on Snapguide.

Here is the set I created. Unfortunately I couldnt capture the shine on the backgrounds that the Pixie Powders create.

Especially for you in Purple

Handmade card with Sue Wilsons paper pad

The card I have up today is made with Sue Wilson’s paper pad teamed up with a stamp from John Lockwood

Handmade card with Sue Wilsons paper pad

I stamped the Especially for You stamp from Johns Lily of the Valley Sentiments – Clear Stamp Set onto wisteria foundation card and used a circle punch to cut it out, I then mounted it onto a scalloped circle in a darker purple. I cut the New Zealand Collection Hamilton die out of some white card and glued this to a piece of purple paper from Sue’s paper pad which I mounted onto the darker purple card cut with the noble pierced squares.

I used the wellington die and cut it into 4 which I glued behind the center square and mounted this onto a piece of the purple paper that is the reverse side of the piece used in the middle. The whole thing was finished off with a mat in the darker purple and some pearls for the 2 opposite corners.

Circles in red

 

Today I have a card I made using one of Sue Wilson’s striplet dies.

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I took a piece of coconut white card and cut out the Mini Striplets Intertwining Circles  3 times across, leaving the die in place each time in order to ink through the circles. I then cut the outside of the square with Noble – Double Pierced Squares.  The middle is the Expressions Ornate Oval – Just For You.

Peony background with Auckland die

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Today’s post is a lot about stamping and a little die cutting. I took an 8 x 8 scalloped card and stamped the Filigree Peony stamp (by John Lockwood) in Brilliance copper ink all around the outside. I used the stamp twice before reinking it giving me the faded look with some of them.

Handmade card made with Auckland dies by Sue Wilson

 

I used the Ravello striplet die which I cut 4 times around a piece of pearlised card to form a square backgrounds and backed this with a copper card cut with the double pierced square dies to leave a small border. I stamped the Tuileries Frame Stamp in perfect medium and embossed it with copper embossing powder. I cut it out with the Auckland die (outside and centre) and trimmed around the stamped part in the centre. I used the decorative centre from the die in the copper card.

I finished the card off with a few gems coloured with copies to match with the card colours.

Cupcakes for birthday

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Today’s card uses one of Sue Wilson’s Perspective collection dies – the Happy Birthday circle. The set comes with the little cupcake and candles so it is quite a useful one.I cut the die from coconut white card and honeydew card and used the outside coconut white with the inside in honeydew (the opposite piece I kept for a future card)

I mounted the circle onto a piece of honeydew card cut out with the Grace Frame die. I cut the Petite Peony cluster in coconut white and backed it with honeydew then mounted it on foam pads on each side of the frame. I inked through the the cupcake die with colour cloud ink to create the lines that represent the wrapper and I topped the cupcakes with iced snow to give them a little sparkle.

 

Waxed Blue Heart

Todays post is a card that John Lockwood made a back in February, I decided to make one myself.

handmade card made with sue wilson heart of hearts die

I cut out the outside die from the heart of heart die set and leaving it in place I embossed the dark card with the illusions embossing folder and then used some silver gilding wax over the top. I made the rest of it pretty much the same as Johns one.

The smallest things canvas.

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I have a wee canvas for the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Craft group challenge over on Facebook. In honour of St Patricks day this month, the challenge is to create a project with green in it.

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I started with a canvas that i didn’t particularly like and took the Swirled hearts texture sheet from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts which I scraped some texture paste through. I then used different colours of Colourarte silks to get the green colours of the bacground. I printed the quote onto a piece of green paper and then cut it into seperate words before I stuck it onto the canvas. The heart is from the Waterworks shape set and it was painted with Vintage mint silk acrylic glaze from colourarte. I used a stabilo all surface pencil to outline the words and make them stand out against the background. I finished the whole thing off with some prima flowers.

Spring Birthday card with Sue Wilson dies

Spring birthday card

Today I have a spring birthday card to share with you. I think I am in love with the Honeydew card colour, it is so fresh looking.

Spring birthday card

I cut the New Zealand Collection Wellington die out of some coconut white card and then rotated it 45 degrees and cut it again.  I then backed this with some Honeydew foundation card. I used a tonic die to cover the hole left by the Wellington die then circles to matt the Perspectives Collection Happy Birthday Circle.  The outside frames were cut using the noble pierced squares and the 3 flowers in the middle using Finishing Touches – Perfect Peony Complete Petals and Finishing Touches – Perfect Peony Open Petals. The finished card measures 6.5″ square.

Fun with the Canadian Collection Die Set

Canadian Border Card in lilac

I thought I would have a bit of a play around with Canadian Collection of dies by Sue Wilson and here is what I came up with.

Canadian Border Card in lilac

First I cut out the Canadian Collection – Background in some coconut white foundation card and cut it up into 6 lots of 4 squares which I then mounted onto some lilac card. Next I cut the Canadian Collection – Corner, Border & Tag out 4 times in some lilac foundation card, adhered it onto the lilac background and mitred at the corners. The whole thing was then put on to a matt of coconut white. I used the montreal die to cut out a matt for the center tag and stamped a sentiment onto the coconut white card. Perfect Peony Open Petals and Perfect Peony Complete Petals were used along with the Delicate Fronds die to finish off the card. The finished card measures 6″ by 7 3/4″.

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