Tuesday, 27 January 2015

FINALLY! Some card making....

After having lost my mojo for card making, (not helped by my renewed passion for quilting) I've finally got around to actually making some cards.

I've enjoyed the pleasure of inky fingers, and colour selections once again. I must make sure to keep at it now.

Anyway, here's what I've been up to.
Hope you enjoy. Thank you for visiting my blog today.

The first card is using a technique i've not done in what seems like years, but probably only a couple of years. It's called Lacing. This particular circular design uses's a metal template so you can simply place the blade of your craft knife into the slots and cut them. then of course you fold and tuck to create the design. The centre is a medallion from the new Stampin Up Catalogue called "Petal Potpourri" Catalogue number 138586, which I inked in versamark and heat embossed in gold.

I simply love the simplicity of these band aid designs. I saw a card made similar to this on the internet and fell in love with the concept.  Here are my two versions.
For the faces, I used some Peachy Keen stamps i have, and then added little googly eyes for effect.  LOVE it.

 This card  uses some of the Stampin Up's chalkboard cardstock. and stamps with chalk inks. I added to the chalk effect by going over the design with the Stampin Up Chalk marker. The stamp set used is from the new catalogue and is called 'Big Day' Catalogue number 139112. Pm me if you wish to order any Stampin Up supplies.

 The final card for today is again using lacing. This one however is a plastic multi design template by Paper Pizazz HOTP 7306, called Diamond Folds. with this template you position it where you wish your design to be, then use a pencil to lightly mark the chevrons. Once all are marked, remove the template and cut the marked lines with a sharp craft knife of choice. Finally you fold and tuck to finish the design. I usually use a tiny spot of aquadhere to keep my points tucked firmly.
The flower is from a new Stampin up set called 'Butterfly Basics', catalogue No.137154