Category Archives: Card
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.
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.
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.
Todays post is a card that John Lockwood made a back in February, I decided to make one myself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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″.
First of all can I say welcome to all the people who have come to my blog from the SET craft Facebook page, its great to have you here 🙂
Today I have a card for you that shows you can use all those images from the CDs you have tucked away along with your brand new dies. I printed out a picture from one of my Humphries Corner CDs and used the Grace frame die to cut out the image. I used background paper and sentiments also printed from the CD to make up the card too. The Brighter Days die made a great frame for the central image, backed with some of the same backing paper. I finished off by cutting the “new baby” sentiment to fit onto the Pierced Flag die and placed stick on pearls in the corner.
Here is a card I made using a few new dies and the Bed of Roses embossing folder all by Sue Wilson. The finished card measures 7 1/8″ square.
Noble – Double Pierced Squares Configurations Meridian EdgerFrames & Tags Grace
Finishing Touches Petite Peony ClusterA4 Embossing Folder – Bed of Roses
Frames & Tags Collection – Pierced Flags
Pierced Flag Sentiments Stamp
Coconut white and Aqua card
I just love these birds by Tim Holtz, they are so quirky. I made this card for my nephews birthday.
I used masks and colour cloud inks to create the background and distress inks to paint the birds and accessories. I used the dies to cut out the birds but had to cut the other bits by hand.
Well here I am again, ages since my last post but a lot has been happening around here. Both of our boys have started to surf over the summer largely thanks to NAS Moray and Nairn. Number one son has made the huge transition to secondary school. Thankfully the support is SO much better than his primary school and he is doing quite well.
As you can imagine, with all this going on, I haven’t really had much time to craft. I have manage to make a card this weekend for the fab staff in the canteen at the academy as they have been brilliant in helping out with number one son being able to get lunch that he likes to eat.
The finished card size is 7 1/4″ square
Sue Wilson Dies
Noble – Double Pierced Squares ,
Gemini Collection – Carina
Configurations die Elegant Lace Edger
Finishing Touches – String Flowers
Finishing Touches Collection – Splendid Swirls
Canadian Collection – Montreal
Creative Expressions Bold sentiment stamps
Coconut white foundation card
Foundation card in a blue colour (I think it was Duck Egg)
Eternity Embossing folder by Sue Wilson
Do you ever get started on making a card and it all grows out of control? Thats exactly what happened with my Mum’s borthday card this year. I started out with the new Celtic Dreams collectable die set and cut out 6 of the diamonds, before I realised it the size of the card was 9 inches square!