Monday, 30 August 2010

Hydrangea Tag Card Mk2

The eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed that my previous post was a hydrangea themed card as well. This was made with Elusive Images stamps but from a different set.
The base card has been stamped with just the top of the main image so as to just include the script. Then I stamped the main image twice using brown and then blue ink. The two images were cut into strips and then woven together. Where necessary I have trimmed the strips with a craft knife so the images fit together better. Once woven into place I mounted the design onto brown and then blue card before gluing to the base card. The small tag is from the same stamp set and has been attached using silicone glue. As you can see Distress Ink has been liberally applied to most edges and a small brown piece of ric rac has been added as a finishing touch. There you have it - hope you all have a great bank holiday, byee!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Hydrangea Tag Card

Hello folks, hope you are all doing ok. This card I have for you today was made with a stamp plate from Elusive Images. The background was created using a brayer and then embossed with the silver butterfly design from the stamp set. The main hydrangea design was stamped onto acetate and then the reverse side was covered with double sided sticky plastic. Once in place I peeled the back off to reveal the sticky side and then dabbed Ranger Perfect Pearl powders to colour the image from the reverse. I then cut around the image using a sizzix tag die. The small butterflies were also stamped onto the acetate and coloured in the same manner as the hydrangea tag. The background tag was put through a cuttlebug embossing folder that had been inked with a brayer before putting the paper in. When you run it through the cuttlebug machine the ink transfers to the debossed side. I love this technique as it gives your embossing folders another use. A Martha Stewart punch was used along the decorative panel and it was stamped using the corner stamp from the same Elusive Images stamp plate. The sentiment is from the stamp plate and the card was finished off with silver ribbon and the odd dab of crystal Stickles glue.
Hope you like......until the next time, tatty bye.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Ball Boy

Hi all - hope you are all managing to dodge the downpours we have been having this week - what a pain for the school holidays. Still lets get on with the blurb eh?
The footballer is from Wild Rose Studio and I think it is great for boys of all ages from little ones to ones that still like to act as though they are little! I coloured the image with Promarkers and mounted on the card with silicone glue. The background football pitch is from Joanna Sheen's Messy Rabbit cd and the sentiment was added on the computer before I printed off the football pitch. 10 today was die cut from a Quickutz alphabet and there you have it another super quick card.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Girly Card

This was a quick card I had to make for my daughter as it was one of her friends birthdays. The stamp used was Wild Rose Studio and water coloured with Inktense Pencils. The paper is Dove Craft and the sentiment was Craftwork Cards. The flower was two plain cream Kaiser Craft paper flowers which I have water coloured with the Inktense Pencils and finished off with a flat back gem in the middle.
Have just got back from a very enjoyable if not tiring 4 days at Butlins, which is where my new header has come from courtesy of Bognor beach - good time was had by all - hope you are all well and will be back soon with another post.

Monday, 2 August 2010


This fuchsia card has been made with a set of stamps from Elusive Images. The centre image was stamped using Memento ink and coloured with Inktense pencils. The flower frame was stamped with versamark and then dabbed over with chalks. The centre of the card has been cut out and the Fuchsia mounted on the reverse of the front of the card with foam pads so it is inset slightly and then the purple frame was mounted on the front of the card with foam fixers just to add more depth. Thanks for looking - will be back soon.....