Showing posts from August, 2022

Snowmen on Parade

This month’s Christmas offering features the Snowman Family by Woodware.   I fell in love with  this stamp when I saw it and it’s quite quick to colour in so is suitable for making multiples. To begin, I cut an A4 sheet of white card into four and stamped the snowmen.   I stamped 2 in MFT Hybrid ink and 2 in Versafine Clair Nocturn and heat set with clear embossing powder.  This gives a lovely shiny finish so I'll do it with all the cards in future.   For my first card, I Copic coloured the snowmen’s clothing in reds, added a light shading on the snow and finished with some glitter.   The greeting is the Let It Snow Border by Lawn Fawn, which I cut from some white glitter card.  You could make this card more personal by colouring the clothing in the recipient’s favourite colours or those of a team they follow. The second card was coloured in rainbow colours and I much preferred this to the plain red version, so I coloured the remaining 2 like this.   I’d bought some Fluffy

Folk Art Wedding

I have a new toy - a Spellbinders Glimmer hot foil machine! Mr L bought it for me after I made a crocheted stag faux taxidermy head for housewarming gift for a friend of his.   After a few false starts, most of which were alleviated by watching this video , I got to playing with my Inna’s alphabet suite of goodies by Pinkfresh Studio to make a wedding card. I foiled the letters with some silver foil and then used the layering stencils to colour them, although you could easily just colour them in with markers or pencils.   Once coloured, I cut them out with the matching dies.   As I wanted something more than the letters on the card, I heat embossed the Folk Art Birds stamp, also by Pinkfresh Studio, twice.   These panels were coloured using the matching layering stencils.   All these elements can be cut out with the coordinating die and I’d got it in my mind that I could create a heart with the pieces. It transpired that I could but it didn’t work with the letters.   It was al

Graduation Pop-Up Card

  My friend’s daughter has just finished her degree course with First-class honours together with having her dissertation published in a journal.   What an achievement!   For her congratulations card, I used the diamond pop-up card for the base, dimensions of which can be found here . The pop-up section would be the black mortar board cap, so I chose yellow for the card base and black and white for the layers.   I die cut a book and some glasses to decorate the left triangular mat.   The right was decorated with a die cut number 1 and a degree scroll, finished with a tiny piece of ribbon.   The black cap seemed a little plain so I used the stars from Lawn Fawn’s Tiny Backdrops stamps with Versamark ink and heat set with clear embossing powder to add a little interest and texture.   To make the tassel, I wrapped some black embroidery thread around a piece of card and tied the threads together at one edge, then removed the treads from the card.   With another length of thread, I