Sunday, 26 May 2019

With Sympathy

Good Sunday morning all!  While today's card has been finished as a sympathy card, it is definitely one of those designs that would be suited to other sentiments too.  I decided to share it though as so many people email me about the difficulty of making sympathy cards.  My belief is to keep them simple and most styles will work and feel appropriate.  I started the card by stamping the Layered carnation stamp all over a piece of Blue Dusk card to add some pattern to the background.  Next I cut the Avery die in white and added a sky blue backing to it.  I cut the outer decorative die as a large backing piece for it and then cut the inner die as a base for my sentiment.  I cut the With Sympathy in black (wish I had used it as a shadow for a blue sentiment though).  I cut a single Layered Carnation stamp with the matching Layered carnation die and inked the edges of it with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink and added two leaves as accents.  I made a multi layered white frame using the Double Stitched Squares and framed it.  The card was completed with Blue dusk, black and white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x





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Saturday, 25 May 2019

Crisscrossed Layered Die Card




Hi crafters!  It always surprises me how different so many dies look when they are crisscrossed.  The Lola die shown here is almost unrecognisable when used in this manner.
































The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size.  All for now. Sue x
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Friday, 24 May 2019

Thanks

 Hi bloggers!   Today's card is a simple card done with alcohol inks.  I started with a piece of the new Ranger Silver Sparkle card designed to work with Alcohol inks.  I used Sailboat Blue and Cool Peri and Raspberry alcohol inks over the silver card.  I held the card up and allowed the colours to run to the other end of the card.  I allowed it to dry well, then used the decorative die from the Vanessa die set to cut the design into the card.  This did require several passes back and forth as the card is quite thick.  I added pearls to the flowers and backed it with white card.  I cut the Thanks Shadowed sentiment in black and used a white shadow.  I added it to the centre of the design with foam.  I added this piece to another slightly larger piece of white card that I added a border of Iced Snow around the edge.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x









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Thursday, 23 May 2019

Happy Birthday


Hi crafters!  Switching gears today to another lovely colour combo, Bluebell, Sky Blue and white.  I cut the middle die from the Lola die set into the sides of a piece of coconut white card with a piece of Sky Blue lined up behind it.  I removed the sky blue, then re-cut the top layer of the Lola die into the coconut white card.  I lined up the two pieces and glued them together then added a white backing behind it.  Next I cut the Vivian die in white and backed it with white card.  I used the outer decorative edges to add an edge of Bluebell to it  I added it horizontally with foam to my background.  I cut one more Lola die out of white, Bluebell and sky blue card and added it across the centre of the Vivian die.  I used the centre from the Vivian and cut it in Sky Blue and added a white backing to it.  I used the Happy Birthday shadowed sentiment cut in black with a white shadow for the sentiment and glued it to the smaller Vivian die and added both to the centre of the card.  I used a double strip of white pearls cut in half and added a row to the upper and lower edges of the background.  The card was completed with white, sky blue and bluebell mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are
6 1/2" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x




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Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Many Thanks

Hello crafters!  I am kind of in love with this colour combo of Old Rose, Powder Pink, Taupe and Milk card!  I started this card by cutting the Basketweave die out of milk card.  I backed it with taupe card, then added a multi layered frame using the Double Stitched Rectangles.  I made an Taupe base frame and added a thin Old Rose frame on top.  Next I cut the Jocelyn die out of taupe card and added a milk card backing to it then added it to the centre of the frame. I cut the Many Thanks Shadowed sentiment out of Old Rose and added it to a milk card base then glued it to the centre of the Jocelyn die.   I made three Fuchsias out of Old Rose, Powder Pink and Milk card with varying shades of green for the leaves.  I glued them under the edge of the top of the frame, over hanging on to the Jocelyn die a bit.  I made a Hummingbird for the lower corner out of the same colours of Taupe, Powder Pink and Old Rose but in a different order.  The card was completed with milk, powder pink and old rose.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/4" in size.   All for now, Sue x










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Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Dragonfly Circle Card




Hi bloggers!  I just love this dragon fly and I think it makes a great alternative to a butterfly too.  It works a treat as an accent on guy cards as well, don't you think?












 The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Monday, 20 May 2019

Thanks

Hello there bloggers!  It's a triple layer kind of Monday!   I started this card by lining up a piece of coconut white card with a piece of Old Rose card and using the middle layer of the Charlene die to cut it four times, two on each side edge facing each other.  I removed the Old Rose card then used the top layer of the Charlene to line up and re-cut the same four areas.  I then glued them together and added a powder pink base,  Next I cut the Penelope die with a Powder pink top layer, an Old Rose middle layer and a white backing layer.  I cut the inside out it out to create a frame and added mounting foam to raise it.  I cut the centre of the Penelope die in white twice.  I recessed one of the into the centre of the frame, then cut the other one in half and used it to extend outward from the top and bottom of the frame.  I added it to the centre of the card, them cut the Shadowed Thanks in black and added it to a white shadow.  I added it across the centre of the frame with foam.  The card was completed with white, Powder Pink and Old Rose mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  9 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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