Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello there my crafty friends!  I have a lovely star shaker card for today's card offering!  I started by cutting a star aperture out of a piece of antique gold card.  I embossed the background with the Twinkle Twinkle embossing folder to give it texture.  I prepared the star treat cup by adding some gold stars and some clear micro beads.  From a bit of trial and error, I learned that the stars are very static so if you add some micro beads, they will keep the stars from sticking to the treat cup and obscuring the design behind it.  I sealed it with a piece of acetate glued to the back, then inserted it to the aperture and taped the edges to the back of the card.  I cut the inside of the Poinsettia Star die in red and backed it in gold, then attached it behind the star treat cup.  I cut the outer ring of the star using both the cutting edges and glued it over the top of the treat cup.  I stamped my sentiment and embossed it in gold, then cut it out with the Pierced Flag die.  I cut three poinsettias and coated the petals with Red Glitter Kiss.  I assembled them and added them around the star.  Gold Holly Swirl pieces were added as accents.  White, red and gold mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  9" in size.  Leave me a comment if you would like a chance to win this one.  The drawing winner will be posted on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x





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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Glittered Offset Card




Hi bloggers!  When you are using your square die sets you can get more mileage out of them by offsetting them in a diamond orientation.  If you add some beautiful glitter then you will have a real statement card your recipient will love!









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Monday, 21 August 2017

Sea You


Hi crafters!  It's a fun sort of card for a Monday morning!  I started with a piece of coconut white card and stamped my sentiment at the top centre of the card.   I used the inside of the fishbowl die and traced it lightly with a pencil.  I stamped the cat from the Fishbowl Friends stamp set so that it was partially inside the fishbowl area and outside to the right of it.  I coloured the cat then cut an aperture on the pencil line, saving the inside piece for later.   Using the round treat cup, I filled it with clear hand sanitiser and sealed it by gluing acetate over the top and allowing it to dry well.  I taped the treat cup in place through the aperture.  I embossed the inside aperture cut out piece using the Ocean Waves Pinpoint embossing folder.  I cut a couple of fish out of blue card and two seaweed pieces of out green card.  I used the matching stamps to add detail to the fish, then glued all the pieces on to the embossed aperture piece.  I added that to a larger square of white card then taped it behind the treat cup making sure that the cat would line up with the original stamp on the background.  I attached the original background over the front of the treat cup, lining up the cat, then inked lightly around the edge with Tumbled Glass.  I cut a Fishbowl and inked it with Tumbled Glass before attaching it over the top of the treat cup.  I made a table for the fishbowl to sit on by folding a piece of kraft card then adding some thin strips as legs.  I cut the Bermuda die out of white and backed it in white, then cut it in half down the centre.  I added a score line to help fold it over the table so it looked like a table cloth draping from it.  I completed the card with white on white pierced mats and layers. The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x













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Sunday, 20 August 2017

You Are The Best

Good Sunday morning all!  Need a really quick card, maybe even for a male in your life, then this is a great one for you.  I selected ginger card and cut the Atlantic Ocean Background.  I backed it with black card, leaving a little bit of an edge around it for a mat.  I cut the Lucy die in coconut white card, using both decorative inner dies.  I added it to the centre of the background in a diamond orientation.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the centre of the Atlantic Ocean tag and inked it with Tea Dye distress ink and the inked it with a black marker before adding it to the centre of the card.  I added white flatback pearls to the background and focal die element.  I added a white pierced mat, black and ginger mats and a final white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7"  in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Barbara Macaskill!!!
Sued 99!!!
Dawn Holben!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your your prize.  All for now. Sue x





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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Christmas Robin Stained Glass Card


Hi crafters!  There are so many ways to create beautiful Stained Glass cards with these dies.  Today's video shows you one idea that is a bit of a different twist for you.

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card is:

Tressa!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card.









The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Friday, 18 August 2017

Christmas Double Day

Hello crafters!  I have two cards today for you that are both very nontraditional in their colour schemes.  I used Silver dream Pixie Powder on a piece of acetate mixed with Cosmic Lacquer then added wrinkled white tissue over the top.  I set it aside to dry overnight.  I cut two of the Stitched Snowflake Striplets in white and added them over a piece of the pixie powder background.  I embossed a piece of white card with the Snowflake Mosaic embossing folder.  I attached the two striplets to the sides.  I cut the snowflake tag and added it to the top of the card.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with the oval from the tag set, inked the edges with Chipped Sapphire.  I sprayed it with glue and then coated it with Diamond Snow and added it to the tag.  With the remainder of the pixie powdered background, I cut the Poinsettias out of it.  I assembled them and and added them with Holly Swirls as accents.  White on white mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  9" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.







Card number two is more of a vintage style in it's colouring of dusty rose and cream.  I cut an aperture in a piece of milk card using the Noelle Frame outer die.  Next I embossed it with the Poinsettia Trellis embossing folder for texture.  I cut the Garland Edger with the larger decorative die and the smaller decorative piece out of milk card.  I cut a strip of dusty rose card and added it behind and added a strip of cream pearls between them as an accent.  I added mounting foam to the back and attached it on the lower portion of the card.  I attached a piece of sticky adhesive sheet to some milk card and attached the background to it with mounting foam.  I cut the Noelle frame in milk card and recessed it down into the aperture, then coated the remaining sticky areas with Diamond Snow.  I stamped my sentiment on milk card and cut it out with a Pierced flag, adding the next size up in rose as a mat.  I attached it across the aperture with foam, then added a Poinsettia Cluster in milk and rose as an accent.  Cream flatback pearls were added to the background and milk and rose mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x








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