Thursday, 29 December 2016

Butterfly Dreams

Hello, thanks for popping in, hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas. Today I have two Clean And Simple cards created with the Butterfly Dreams set. They are being featured on the Design Team blog along with some of my other Teamies fantastic creations so why don't you hop over and have a look.

The Butterfly Dreams  set is beautiful and the detail in the stamp means that you don't have to spend time colouring if you don't want to. These two cards really are so simple and super quick, if you need a card in a hurry this really is the go to set.

I have just inked up the stamps with two different inks ( Majestic Blue and Spanish Moss Versafine) and simply stamped onto the card...I don't think any other explanation is needed as its that easy lol!

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you in the New Year.

Happy New Year

Julie xx

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Merry Christmas

Hello, thanks for popping in. This is a super quick Christmas card that I made using a Poinsettia stamp that I have had for years which I think came from Hobby Art and the snowy background is a clear stamp that came with one of the Christmas Creative Stamping magazine.

I started by die cutting a circle and used it as a mask so that I could apply Picket Fence Distress ink around its edge. I then removed the mask and then stamped and coloured the Poinsettia and then stamped the snowy background stamp around the edge of the circle. I finished the card off with some Merry Christmas washi tape. 
This card was really quick to make so was great for last minute cards.

I hope you all have a very happy Christmas and best wishes for a fantastic New Year.

Thanks for stopping by

Julie xx

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Challenge 30

  • Hi! Today marks the start of a brand new colour challenge over on Chocolate Baroque's Challenge Blog

Here is my card made with the new Challenge colours along with using the rather fab Diamante Delights stamp set. I inked up the little thistle design with the darker pink ink and stamped all around the outside edge of the card. I then over stamped it with the lighter pink colour. 
I applied Shabby Shutters Distress ink in the centre of the card and used the edge of a piece of card as a guide to create the straight edge design. I then stamped one of the larger flower designs onto water-colour card and water coloured with brush-markers, then cut it out and mounted onto the base card with foam pads.

Thanks for stopping by

Julie xx

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Baroque Bracelet With Matching Gift Box

Hi, thanks for popping by. Today I am sharing a bracelet I made from a wooden lolly stick and a matching gift box.

I stamped directly onto the lolly stick (or tongue depressor) with the Baroque Orchid stamp that I had inked with green Staz-on. Next you need to place your stamped sticks into boiling water for 5 to 10 minutes and then turn the heat off and leave them to soak for a further 30 minutes. Remove the sticks and bend them into shape. Place them into a jar, or something similar to hold their shape as they need to dry for about 24 hours.
When dried, punch a hole in each end of the lolly stick with a crop-o-dile, apply gold gilding wax to the edges and then cover the entire bracelet with a coat of acrylic wax. Once dry, thread some beads onto cord and attach to the bracelet by threading through your pre punched holes and tie securely.

The box has been coloured with Distress inks and stamped with the Baroque Orchid which I had inked with green Staz-on as before. Once dry, assemble the box, apply gold gilding wax to the edges and finish off with some ribbon. I cut this box on my Scan N Cut, but you can easily make a two piece box that you created on a score board.

Thanks for looking

Julie xx

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Faux Candles

Hello, Christmas is fast approaching so if you need a quick handmade decoration here is an idea that doesn't take very long to make. It is made with Chocolate Baroque's Winter Edges.

So the first picture shows the candles without being lit and the second with an added tea light.
Stamp your chosen design along the bottom of a piece of copier paper using Onyx Black Versafine and cut to the desired height of your candle. The trees have been coloured with brush markers and I used Pan pastels in blues, greys and yellows for the backgrounds. Remove excess Panpastel with a tissue before covering with Versafine ink, or any other clear embossing ink, before then adding clear embossing powder and heating with a heat gun. If you haven't got a nice smooth finish then repeat the embossing process for a second time.

Cut a piece of acetate to the same size as your copier paper, fold the cut acetate to form a cylinder and staple into place. Wrap your candle design around the acetate and secure with double sided tape. Finish the edges of the candle with silver Distress paint and then place over a lit battery operated tea light.

Thanks for popping in and hope to see you again soon

Julie xx