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  1. Hi Craft Addicts!

    I have been playing with using various textured cardstock and came up with this cute little card - I hope you like it!

    GC 2019 - Birthdays - Have a purrfect birthday cat looking over fence 4in c

    How I made this card:-

    • I wanted to use some old cardstock up and decided that I would try out different textures to create a Birthday Card.
    • I first of all took the Purrfect die and stamp from the latest range by Crafter's Companion and placed both the outline die of the cat and the sentiment next to each other on some white card, taped them down and cut them out.
    • Then I trimmed either side of it to fit the front of a 4in white card.
    • I coloured the top 2/3rds of the card (which is a linen effect  one) with Salty Ocean Distress Inks from Tim Holtz/Ranger and then a darker blue from Altenew. I blended  them in unti I was happy with the result.
    • I then took a piece of dark Green Hammered card and tore it so that there was a uneven top and stuck it ot the bottom half of the card using PVA glue and then trimmed it to fit.
    • I used Brown and Beige alcohol markers to colour in the cat and when it was dry, trimmed the bottom part so there was a narrow border and stuck it to the middle of the card with PVA glue.
    • I used the Have a and Birthday stamps from the same set as the dies and stamped them on to some white card using a Black permanent ink (such as Gina K Amalgam ink or Memento), cut around them and placed them in opposite corners using a tape pen.
    • Finally,i added some bird shapes to the sky using a Black fineliner pen.
  2. Hi Craft Addicts!

    I have been experimenting with clear embossing powder on black card and came up with this flower themed blank 5in card - if you want to know how I made it then read on!

    GC 2019 - Blank no message - Flower spray hand coloured with pencil on blac

    How I made this card:-

    • I had created this jagged edged square background layer on my Brother Scan n Cut and I cut it out using Lynda Chapman's Black card - it measures about 4" if you are interested!
    • I dusted it with an anti-static bag to get rid of any dirt/grease and then stamped the floral spray (from Stamps by Me by Toni Darroch but doesn't have a name on the packaging) on to it using Versamark ink and then added Clear embossing powder (i used Stamps Away) and heat set it.
    • As it is quite tricky to see the outline, you do need to place it in a good light to work out where to add the colour - I used Crafter's Companion's Colour Blends Essentials set of pencils from Spectrum Noir to do this.
    • I then glued to the front of a 5" white card using PVA glue.
    • I could have added a sentiment but wanted to highlight the flowers used so stamped one of the smaller images in the set on to a circle (a Tattered Lace die) of white card using Tonic Studios Nuvo Black ink and colouredit in using a Pink alcohol marker (a Tri-blend pen from Spectrum Noir again) - these are useful as you have the 3 different shades of the same colour all in one place. 
    • I also used one of their green ones to colour the stem and leaves.
    • I used PVA glue to attach it to the bottom right hand corner.
  3. Hi Craft Addicts!

    Today's cards are very easy to make but would make a great present or you can send them to people just to say you are thinking of them!

    GC 2019 sets - Hello and Thank you set of 5 A6 cards - with diamond bg and

    How I made these cards:-

    • All these cards are made in the same way so won't bore you with each individual one but will concentrate on one - the Hello card on the bottom right hand side....
    • I used DoCrafts Xcut self adhesive papers to make the background layers - they are a mx of encapsulated glitter and mirror and cut 5 out using the largest of the diamond die from Toni Darroch's Stamps by Me Artistic Mounts - Diamond die set.
    • I removed the backing paper slowly and place the diamond towards the top of an C6 white card (some are traditional side fold but others are top fold). Once the whole thing was on, I then used the backing paper to burnish them down so they were stuck securely.
    • I had cut out a lot of flowers using Tattered Lace and Tonic Studios dies (both black and white) and decided to use them as decorations for these cards, so glued them to the diamond with PVA glue - you have to make sure that the glue grabs on the glitter paper but I haven't had any problems with it to be honest.
    • I then stamped the sentiments either on the right hand or left hand side using a variety of Companies stamps - I used Gina K Black Amalgam ink as it creates a clean image.

    As mentioned above, the principle of making these cards are the same and are very easy to make - why not give them in a box with a set of stamps so that someone can send them?

  4. Hi Craft addicts!

    I have been playing with some dies from Tattered Lace and Paper Boutique along with some stamps and came up with this card - I hope you like it :) 

    GC 2019 - Christmas - Robin Winter Greetings on holly wreath shaped Kraft c

    How I made this card:-

    • I first of all took a 5" Kraft card (already pre-scored) and placed the outer edge of the Seasons Greetings  Die set (from Paper Boutique from Creative Crafting World) on top of both layers, slightly offsetting it so that some of the die wasn't actually cutting the card.
    • Once it was cut ok, I then cut out the Holly Wreath frame in Green card and stuck it to the card with PVA glue.
    • I then trimmed the bottom of the card so that it stood up properly.
    • I also cut out two circles (one in black which is a Tattered Lace Deckle edged die) and the second in white which has a pin dot edge and again is a Tattered Lace die. I then glued them together with PVA glue.
    • The bird (which could be a Robin if you cut it out in white and coloured it in or even Brown and Red card) is also a Tattered Lace die and I stuck it in the middle of the card.
    • I then attached the whole topper to the middle of the card so that there was a narrow border around it.
    • Using Red and Green Nuvo Drops (from Tonic Studios), I added them to the edge of the white circle, alternating the colours.
    • Finally, I stamped the Winter Greetings sentiment (I think from Rare Earth) onto some white card using black ink, cut around it and placed it at the bottom of the card with a tape pen.