Thursday, 28 February 2013

Lilac Mum Card

This card was made using another of the new stamp set from Nina Crafts, this set is called Floral Adornments (ref: NC012). I also used Plain Alphabet (ref: 1801012A).

How to make
  • Stamp one of the corners from the flower frame in each corner of a small lilac card.
  • Then stamp "MUM" onto lilac card over stamp with the same corners from the flower frame as on the card.
  • Cut out and shape "MUM"
  • Attach a piece of purple ribbon across the centre of the card and attach "MUM" to it with 3D glue.
  • Punch out six flowers from purple card and stipple with darker ink, shape and attach three to the centre top and bottom of the card add purple glitter glue to the centre of the flowers.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Mother’s Day Bouquet

Nina from Dimension Stamps/ Nina Crafts launched four new stamp sets on Create and Craft yesterday, this bouquet is from one of those new sets it's called Beautiful Bouquet (ref: NC014). I also used Grand Word Perfect (ref: 1803161a).

How to Make
  • Stamp the bouquet  in the bottom left and top right hand corners of an seven inch square white card in burgundy ink.
  • Attach a piece of burgundy chiffon ribbon across the other two corners.
  • Next stamp the bouquet onto a piece of white card in burgundy and green ink.
  • Cut into the stamped image into six pieces and mount each piece onto burgundy card with a narrow border.
  • Then mount all six pieces onto a single piece of pink card with a narrow strip of pink showing between each piece and all around, before attaching the bottom middle piece punch a hole at the top of the flower stems, and thread through a narrow piece of burgundy ribbon do not tie.
  • Stamp "Happy" in the bottom left hand corner and "Mother’s Day" in the right hand corner, in burgundy ink. 
  • Then stamp "With Love" and "Mum" on to white card, trim down so both are the same size mount onto burgundy card and then on each side of a piece of double sided pink card, punch a small at the top and thread onto the ribbon and tie.
  • Finally attach to the centre of the card.   

Friday, 22 February 2013

Project Club: Yellow Easter Card

This card has to be one of my favourite styles of card!

How to Make
  • Cut two pieces of white card 14cm x 21cm score one at 14cm and 18cm, and the other at 4cm and 18cm.
  • On the first piece randomly stamp the bunch of flowers and “ Have an Eggcelent Easter” on the square 14cm part of the card in Memento Rich Cocoa.
  • On the 14cm square on the other piece of card stamp the semi circle of flowers in each corner in Memento Rich Cocoa, die cut a square from this with the corners of the square to the sides of the 14cm square.
  • Distress with Wild Honey, all of the first piece, the 14cm square and the smaller of the two pieces turn it over and distress  the larger piece.
  • On the die cut piece fold both piece to the back of the card, on the other piece fold the part at 14cm score up onto the stamped 14cm square, the next one back over it, glue this last fold over the piece at the back of the die cut piece.
  • Stamp the watering can onto green card with pigment ink and clear emboss it, stamp the bunch of flowers twice onto lilac card with pigment ink and clear emboss it.
  • Next stamp ”Have an Eggcelent Easter”  in Memento Rich Cocoa onto white card, trim down round off the corners mount first onto lilac then onto green card.
  • Attach the flowers hanging down from the top of the die cut part, then attached the watering can and sentiment to the card.
  • Finally attach the base of the card together.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Project Club: Easter Bunny Cards

These cards are made in the same way but one uses chalks and the other uses bleach.

Chalk Card (Left)
How to Make
  • Stamp “Hope your Easter....“ across the top of a white A5 card in brown pigment ink and clear emboss it.
  • Then stamp the middle three flowers from the semi circle of flowers in brown pigment ink across the bottom of the card, clear emboss them, and colour in the flowers with yellow promarkers.
  • Next stamp the bunny onto brown card and the watering can onto gold card in brown pigment ink and clear emboss them.
  • Onto a piece of pale blue card stamp a background of bunnies in rows using a blue chalk ink, trim down to fit between the stamping on the card.
  • Die cut two strips of vintage lace (Sizzlits Tim Holtz 657481) from white pearl paper, and attach a strip 0.5cm from the top and bottom of the blue card.
  • Punch two holes between the lace strips down the left hand side and thread through yellow ribbon, attach to the white card.
  • Finally cut out and shape the bunny and watering can, glue the bunny to the watering can, attach with 3D glue to the card.
Bleach Card (Right)
When I did the bunny background I also stamped one in bleach, so to finish that one off.
  • I then stamped the bunch of flowers with bleach onto scraps of coloured card, when dry cut out egg shapes,
  • Stamp two bunnies on cream card in brown pigment ink and the watering can in green pigment ink on green card, and clear embossed them, cut out and shape them.
  • Next glue one bunny to the watering can and one to an egg.
  • Then stamp the three flowers as above onto a white A5 card in tuxedo black , creating a wave with the “Hope your Easter....“ across the top of the card with a small flower at each side, then colour the flowers in blue.
  • Next trim the blue backing card down and  attach it to the card, add a toning ribbon across the top with a small silver buckle.
  • Finally I attached the rabbits, watering can and eggs to the card.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Project Club: Lilac Shoe Card

This card would be brillant for Birthday cards too!

How to make
  • Onto a 19.5cm x 19.5cm square piece of white card randomly stamp the watering can, bunch of flowers, semi circle of flowers and “Happy Mother’s Day” (Grand Word Perfect Ref: 1803062A) using Memento Grape Jelly, then lightly distress with Dusty Concorde.
  • Down a 5.5cm x 19.5cm piece of white card, stamp the semi circle of flowers once in the middle, and the once at each end, this time the other way around in Memento Grape Jelly, distress in Dusty Concorde so it’s darker than the square piece.
  • Make a shoe from lilac card and stamped with the semi circle of flowers and “Happy Mother’s Day” in Memento Grape Jelly.
  • Stamp three of the flowers cut out, distressed and shape, 3Dglued to the front of the shoe.
  • Finally add a bow with long ends to the back of the shoe, attach the shoe to the card.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Project Club: Burgundy Mothers Day

Here's another of this months Project Club cards, for this one I wanted all the focus to be on the lovely saying.

How to make
  • Stamp the saying “Whatever road------“ onto white card using Memento Grape Jelly, lightly distress in Dusty Concorde.
  • Next die cut a frame (Memory Box Twirling Vine 98299) from silver holographic card, glue over the saying, when dry cut around the frame.
  • Then onto a small square burgundy card stamp the tulips from the bunch of flowers, into each corner and twice across the bottom and top of the card using a burgundy pigment ink, and then clear emboss it.
  • Finally add a piece of narrow silver edge lilac ribbon down the left hand side and attach the framed saying between the tulips, you may wish to add a bow or embellishment to the ribbon.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Project Club: Mum's the word

It's Dimension Stamps Project Club time again and this months is great for creating all those Easter and Mothers day cards!
For more information on the Dimension Stamps Project Club please visit the website.

How to Make
  • Start by stamping the saying “whatever road -----“ at the top of a 13.5cm x13.5cm square piece of pink card with a bunch of flowers in each of the bottom corners, using Memento Tuxedo Black.
  • Next stamp the bunch of flowers twice and “MUM” (Plain Alphabet ref: 1801012A)onto pink card with Memento Tuxedo Black.
  • Then stamp over "MUM" with the bunch of flowers in Memento Lilac Posies, colour in the flowers and frame round the “W”. Then cut out and shape "MUM".
  • Distress over both sides of part of a doily with pealed paint, cut out, trim down and shape the two bunches of flowers so when wrapped in the doily all you see are the tulips, tie with a narrow burgundy chiffon ribbon add a gem to the knot.
  • Next mount the square pink card onto a 14cm x 14cm piece of burgundy card.
  • On a A5 piece of pink card score a line at 6.5cm, 13cm and 17cm, mountain fold at 6.5cm and 17cm and valley fold at 13cm.
  • Attach the square card 1cm up from the 13cm score line.
  • To the 6.5 score line, attach a piece of the burgundy ribbon about 1cm down.
  • Finally attach "MUM" over this with 3D glue and the flowers just under the saying on the left hand side, add a bow to each side of "MUM".

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Nina Crafts: Lilac Ballet Shoe

My daughter has just told me she has a dance show in May so I will need to make some good luck cards. So I played around with some packing that was in a pair of soft slippers, nothing is safe from crafting in my house! 

How to make
  • I cut the shoe from lilac card and stamped it with the square swirl and swirl (window of waves NC003) in purple ink.
  • Inside the shoe I stamped a swirl, Good Luck and Dream in purple.
  • Then I stamped two of the small four petal flowers (Poise passion NC004) in purple ink with one of the petal stamps in each petal cut out and shaped.
  • To finish off I applied lilac glitter glue to the flower and attached it with a silver brad, I also attach some curled card to each side for ribbon.