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

  1. Set of 5 mixed sentiment gift cards

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    Hi Craft addicts!

    Well, the sun is shining a bit and so I thought I would write about how I made these rainbow themed set of 5 small cards - all hand painted and with a variety of sentiments on the front...

    Gift Tags or small cards 2019 - Rainbow themed small 4in cards set of 5 in

    How I made this card:-

    • I first of all painted 5 different rainbow patterns on to some white card - you can use watercolour card but I used Hunkydory's Ink me card as I wanted a smooth surface!
    • I tried to keep each of the rainbow patterns so that they fitted on the front of the card.
    • Once they were all dry, I cut them out with an irregular pattern - must admit a couple of them are die cuts but I can't remember what ones they are - think they are Tattered Lace and Tonic but could be wrong.
    • I then used a variety of sentiments and after using an Anti-static bag over some black card, I stamped them on to it using Versamark ink and then heat embossed them.
    • I edged all of the backgrounds with a black alcohol marker so they stood out a bit and stuck them to the fronts of each of the cards using PVA glue.
    • I also cut the sentiments out, again using an irregular pattern and stuck each of them to the front of the card again using PVA glue.

    And there you are a set of 5 small cards that could be a gift (especially if you include some stamps) or just for your own use.

  2. Smile... Bird and a teacup with butterflies.... 7x5in card

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    Hi Craft addicts!

    Today's card is very much out of my comfort zone as I am not really a Pinky sort of person... but I did enjoy using the Sue Bake dies and stamps... To read how I made it look beneath the photo!

    GC 2019 - Just Because - Smile Teatime bird and cup and saucer on 7x5in cre

    How I made this card:-

    • I first of all die cut the Bird and teacup image (Sue Baker's Bird and Blossoms Die and Stamp set - Tea Time) out twice, once in black card (Lynda Chapman's World of Paper) and another in white. It is a large die so you will need a larger die-cutting machine (A5 up)
    • I then coloured the white piece in using alcohol markers ( you can of course colour it in any way you want!)
    • I used a sheet of 8" pink paper (from the Colour Families paper pad range from Hunkydory) and trimmed it to fit the front of a 5" x 7" cream card (available from Create & Craft's Core Collection), leaving a narrow border all around it.
    • I stuck this down to the front of the card using a tape pen (I didn't use a wet glue as it sometimes shows through the card).
    • I used a PVA glue to stick the black topper to the card (towards the top of it) and then added the coloured in one to it slightly offsetting it so you can see some of the black.
    • I had also cut out two of the butterflies that come in the set in black and pink and added the black ones first to the card and then added the pink one on top of them as I thought they would get lost if I just used the latter.#
    • I stamped the Smile sentiment (from the same set) on to some black card using Versamark ink (having previously dusted the card with an anti-static pad), added some True White Embossing powder to it and then heat set it.
    • I cut it out in an oval wavy shape and then added it to the bottom right hand corner with some foam pads.
    • Finally, I added some black Nuvo Jewel drops to the left hand corner to balance it out.

     

  3. Hello - Floral frame hand painted 4in square card

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    Hi Craft addicts!

    Today's card is a very quick and easy one to make but looks quite good (I hope) - if you want to read how it was made see below!

    GC 2019 - Hello - Flower frame with Hello sentiment in centre 4in white lin

    How I made this card:-

    • I used Gina K's Obsidian Black ink to stamp the smaller of the flower frames from Thirsty Brush (it doesn't have a name on it I am afraid) directly on to the front of a small white linen effect card. I did this as I wanted it to be slightly fuzzy.
    • I then used a mix of Watercolour paints and inks to colour it in - the leaves are coloured using Brea Reese's green inks and Kuretake Gansai Tambi to colour the rest.
    • Once it was dry, I then stamped the Hello sentiment (from the Modern Classic Sentiment set designed by Lisa Horton for Creative Expressions) on to some white card (this was pre cut) - I again used the Obsidian Black ink to do this.
    • I edged it with a bright blue alcohol marker and stuck it to the centre of the card using a tape pen.

    And there you are, a card that you could make several of to give as a gift to someone for Christmas or as lovely Birthday present.

     

     

     

  4. Smile.. Birds and Blooms set of 3 gift tags hand painted

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    Hi Craft addicts!

    These are practice pieces really as I was trying making my own tags and then see what I could do with them and voila! here are my gift tags....

    Gift Tags or small cards 2019 - Set of 3 hand painted flowers and birds sha

    How I made this card:-

    • I first of all cut two ovals (approx 3.5" x 2.5") out in white card and scored a small flap at the top of one of them.
    • I then glued them together, making sure that the flap was at the top and then folded it back so it stood up properly.
    • I repeated this process for the two circles again in white card - the larger is 4" in diameter and the smaller one 2.5")
    • I used various stamps from the Sue Baker's Birds and Blossom stamp collection (there are also dies to go with them) and you can buy them on the Create & Craft website here
    • I first of all used one of the Hummingbirds and stamped it in Black ink (Gina K) on the oval card and then the flowers just beneath it. I also stamped the Smile sentiment above the bird, again using the same ink.
    • I used the Bird wreath stamp for the larger of the circle cards and one of the flower sprays for the smaller of the circles.I also added some butterflies to that one.
    • I also stamped the Smile sentiment on all of the cards.
    • I coloured all of the images in with watercolour paints (Kuretake's Gansai Tambi set and also Toni Darroch's Stamp by Me website  

    And there you are three easy and pretty gift tags that can be made in a matter of moments!