Friday, 23 October 2020

I See Your Birthday Has Come Around Again!

 Hi bloggers!  I thought I would share this cute carousel card as it shows all the matching stamps for the animals too!  I started by embossing a piece of white card with the Zigzag Squares embossing folder.  I extended the pattern since it lines up quite easily to make a larger piece.  I stamped all of the carousel animals with the matching stamp set and cut them out with the matching dies.  I used Distress Markers to colour the zebra, horse and elephant.  I went for pretty, bright colours and just highlighted the animals a touch with blue.  I added the animals to the background with foam.  I cut the sentiment a couple of times and nipped them into two parts.  I stacked two of each segment and then glued them above and below the animals.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7"  x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x























                                                                                 
                                                           Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Please Let It Snow

Hi bloggers!  I used the Snowflake Flurry mask and taped it to a piece of white card.  I used the  Moonlit Silver Luna Paste and pulled it through the mask with a palette knife.  I set it aside to dry thoroughly, then added a white frame using the Double Stitched Square die set.  I added a strip of vellum across the bottom of the frame.  Using the Snow die and stamp combo set, I cut the bold Snow sentiment out of silver card and added a silver mirror card shadow behind it.  I glued it to the vellum strip.  I stamped the "please let it" sentiment and cut it out with the matching tag die and added it with foam to the top corner of the frame.  I cut the Snowflake & Swirls Background out of silver card and used the fall away snowflakes and glued them in the opposite corner.  I added small pearls randomly to the background to give the feel of falling snow.   The card was completed with white and silver mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are  7 3/4"  x  7 3/4" in size.   All for now, Sue x























                                                                                
                                                           Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Thanks

 Hello there my crafty friends!  I just thought that the Theresa die and one of my Pixie Powder backgrounds were a marriage made in heaven! LOL    I selected a piece that I made awhile ago that used Aubergine Dream and Midnight Blue Pixie Powders and cut the Theresa Background die into it.  I cut another of the Theresa dies in Black and shadowed the Pixie powder one with it.  Next I used the Theresa Edger set and cut the sides of the background with them.  I cut a matching white backing piece for them, then added mounting foam to raise them.  I glued the centre of the background onto a piece of white card and added the raised sides to it.  I cut a Decorative Flag die in white and added it with foam across the lower portion of the card.  The Bold Thanks sentiment was cut out of a bit of leftover pixied card as well as the Whirligig Flower pieces.  I glued the sentiment onto the flag die and assembled the flower.  The flower was added to the end of the flag and white Magnolia Corner pieces were nipped apart to use as accents.  I added small pearls to the junctions in the lattice part of the die.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7"  x  7" in size.  All for now. Sue x










Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Especially For You

 Hello crafters!    I started with a black piece of card and used the Green Pearl Opal Polish all over it (it looks white in the jar, but the colour comes out when you use it on dark card!)  Once dry, I embossed it with the 3D Flourish Border Frame embossing folder.  I cut a small rectangle of white card and embossed it with the Quilted Pillow folder and matted it with black.  I added it to the centre of the green background with foam.  I cut the Mallory die in both white and black and shadowed it, then added it to the centre with foam.  I cut the Especially For You sentiment out of a leftover bit of card from the Opal Polished card.  I added a black shadow then glued it to the centre of the card.  I cut three small flowers from the Cherry Blossom Frame out of the opal polish card and glued them to the corner under the sentiment.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2"  x  8 1/4"  in size.  All for now. Sue x












Monday, 19 October 2020

Festive Wishes

Hi bloggers!  Another angel card but this time, it uses the new Opal Blaze products!  I started with a piece of black card and used all seven of the Opal Blaze colours on it, applying them in a circle using my finger.   What is very difficult to see is that the Opal Blaze products change colour as you move them around.  I have tried to take as many pics as I can to try and show the differences, but it is really beautiful in person!   Next I cut the Mosaic Ray background and I cut it once then moved the die around so the centre circle was centred in the middle rather than the top as it is in the die.  I used the centre piece to cut the circle design too.  I glued it over the Opal Blaze background, then added a frame using the Double Stitched Rectangles.  I used a bit more of the Opal Blaze on a piece of black card, but this time, I only used the Teal Raspberry Opal Blaze colour.  I cut the Christmas Angel 2020 out of it twice and also the Festive Wishes.  I added a black shadow to the Festive Wishes sentiment then glued it in the upper corner of the frame.  I cut the angel again out of milk card and highlighted her hair with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink and Worn Lipstick and Antique Linen for her skin tones.  I cut the dress out of the Opal Blaze card and glued it to the angel.  I cut the dress again, but only the shorter version and added it on top of the full length dress.  I cut the wings in white and added them to the angel then attached her with foam mounting tape to the inside of the frame.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7"  x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now. Sue x












Sunday, 18 October 2020

Thinking Of You

 Good Sunday morning all!  I pulled out a couple of jars of Glitter Kiss for this card.  I started with a piece of white card and randomly applied Antique Rose Glitter Kiss and Sahara Gold all over.  I allowed it to dry thoroughly then used the Double Stitched Square die set and cut a larger square out of the centre. I added mounting foam to the outside frame and mounted it on a piece of white card.   I cut the Lesley die in white, then glued it over the square piece.  I used the inner die from the Lesley die set to cut the centre out of it.  I added mounting foam to the back  and attached it to a piece of white card.  Turning it to a diamond orientation,  I attached it over the outside frame.  I cut the inside of the Lesley die in white and recessed it down into the aperture.  I cut the Thinking of You die in Antique gold card and glued it to the aperture.  I cut the Exquisite Poppy die in white and used a bit of the Sahara Gold Glitter Kiss on the edges of the flower.  I attached it to the left side of the card and added some white leaves.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7"  x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x










                                                                                 
                                                          Follow my blog with Bloglovin