Sunday, January 29, 2017

Hot Glue Technique

I made these 2 cards after watching a tutorial by Jennifer Evers

This will probably surprise anyone I know but, I do not own any pearlescent ink pads or any rub and buff, so I used an Encore gold ink pad, an Anita's silver ink pad (which I have now thrown out..I was given this ink pad when I first started stamping about 30years ago and when I wet to use it was leaking a clear oily residue and the pad could be spread with a knife.. eww.. yet the Encore gold inkpad which I purchased around the same time if perfect) and a blue brilliance pad. I also used Reeves Acrylic metallic paint in gold and silver instead of rub and buff. I decided to distress one of the cards to see how it came out.. hope you like them.

Coffee backgrounds

I love my coffee and felt bad using it in a Spritz bottle.. but I do love the results...
 I used white, cream and Kraft card

Playing with Pearl-Ex

Put your hands up if you have some Pearl-Ex in your stash from when it was popular years ago and haven't played with it in ages..LOL I used both Black matt and black gloss card

I watched this You-Tube tutorial by Jennifer Evers

For my first attempts I used my Pearl-Ex mixed with claro extender.. it doesn't need to be sealed I found

They looked ok...
But then I mixed my Pearl-Ex with gum Arabic and water... and loved the results..

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Baby Shower card for a girl...

My friend Jacqui asked me to make a baby shower card for a little girl and I really wanted to use the new interactive Birthday cake die I had gotten from Die-Namics, but couldn't figure out how to use it to get the effect I wanted.

then I watched another You Tube tutorial by Jennifer McGuire using these dies... and my problem was solved

to make this card I used

Die-Namics dies - Interactive Birthday Cake
                           - Surf and Turf
Poppy Crafts - 3 Heart Balloon die
Spellbinders - Curved Rectangles
Quickuts - Spring alphabet set
Tim Holtz distress inks - Picked Raspberry and Spun sugar
Darkroom Door stamp set - all occasions
CeeDee's - baby stamp set
Liquid Pearls - white opal
white glitter paper
various pieces of card from my stash
d/s tape and d/s foam tape
xyron 150 and 510
3-D decoupage of baby bear
Ranger multi-medium matt glue
My favourite things slider element
Ranger mini ink blending tool
water spritzer

Thursday, January 26, 2017

More Double Embossing

Here are 3 Birthday cards I made with double embossed backgrounds, on 2 I tore the backgrounds and on the 3rd I used a Perfect Pearls mist. All 3 cards will be donated to Combat Cards..
The background stamp was from Amazing Creations, the photo strips and words from Darkroom Door, the Happy Birthday stamp was from Darkroom Door and was cut out with Die-Namics dies.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Double Embossing

I made these cards are watching a You Tube tutorial by Jen Evers

these are what my backgrounds looked like when I finished embossing and inking... on some I later sprayed some pearl mists..

these are the cards I made.. I didn't want to add too much and hide my backgrounds. I will be donating these cards to Combat cards.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Canberra Raider's themed Baby Boy card

My Brother and his wife just had a baby boy, My brother is a huge Canberra Raiders fan so I made a Canberra Raiders themed card..

Todays Bargains...

I bought all these Paper pads for $4.00... 6 30.5cm x 30.5cm paper pads and 14 15cm x 15cm paper pads... they were all 20cents each

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Double folded gate fold cards

After watching a You Tube tutorial I made these 2 cards today...

this is the Tutorial I watched

card made using glitter and a die

I made this card today with various colours of glitter ,a die and sheet of double sided adhesive

2 cards made with vellum

I made these cards using a pearlescent vellum and an embossing folder. On one I used the embossed side with Distress crayons, On the other the debossed side and Distress markers.

My Darkroom door surpise box and some paper bargains

I ordered a Surprise box from Darkroom Door for $55 plus postage the box was guaranteed to have a minimum of $200 of craft stuff.. this is what I got...

 Then today I went down to the local shopping centre and got these 3 pads for $4.40

 I am quite happy with all my bargains

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Double Z-fold card

I watched a tutorial on this card and just had to give it a go...

this is the Tutorial I watched

to make the card I used
 some light blue Bazzil  and Dark pink card
some white offcuts
piece of Basic Grey paper
Spellbinder circle and scallop circle dies
Heartfelt Creations die and stamp set
Impression Obsession stamps
and some freebie stamps
Blue archival ink
Tim Holtz distress inks
water brush
yellow adhesive pearls
multi medium matt glue
d/s tape
wink of stella clear