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Category: Friendship cards and gifts - Just for you or Just because...

  1. Have a wonderful day flower bud small gift card

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    Hi Craft addicts!

    Today's card is a small A7 one that could be used as a greetings card or even a gift tag on that special present!

    GC 2019 - Birthdays - Have a wonderful day flower bud alcohol inks A7 white

    How I made this card:-

    • I first off created the background which I made using a variety of alcohol inks - predominately from Tim Holtz Ranger set. 
    • I took a peice of A5 Yupo paper (it is a recycled environmentally friendly paper that is great for alcohol ink) and added greens, reds and blues to it until I was happy with the design.
    • I left it overnight as I wanted to look at it afresh and when I did I saw that one particular spot looked like an abstract red flower bud with leaves so I took a small rectangle and cut it out.
    • I attached it to the front of a small white card (in this case it is A7) using PVA glue.
    • I then took a leaf stamp from of Crafter's Companion Blooming Hydrangas set and stamped it either side of the topper using a Green ink cube (Altenew, Rare Earth or Tim Holtz would be perfect).
    • I then stamped the Have a Wonderful day sentiment (from the same set as the leaf) at the bottom of the card using Gina K Black Amalgam ink.



  2. Thank you - bubbles 6in scalloped edge card

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    Hi Craft Addicts!

    Well I have had a nightmare trying to post this so it will be a very quick one!

    GC 2019 - Thank you - Thank you in speech bubble 6in scalloped edged card -

    How I made this card:-

    • I first of all took a piece of white stamping card (approximately 5" square) and placed the Bubbles stencil/mas over it and coloured through it using various shades of blue Distress/dye based inks - for instance Altenew and Tim Holtz.
    • I then edged it with a black alcohol marker and attached it to the front of a 6" white scalloped edged card.
    • I then stamped the Thank You sentiment (from Crafter's Companion) but it could be any sentiment that fits in the largest of the bubbles. I used Black amalgam ink from Gina K to do this.

    And there you are - a VERY quick and easy card.....

  3. Flower spray 5in card - no message

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    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.
  4. Hello, Thank You and Just to Say set of 5 cards

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    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?