Saturday, 25 March 2017

Urban Underground

Hi everyone, have you ever found yourself not using a certain sheet of paper in a paper pack?  You know that piece that just does not inspire you.  I have used three packs of the Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper to date (that is all except the Basic Black and Basic Gray sheets with the Delight Dijon geometric pattern on the other side).

My challenge to myself was to design a card around this paper. Hopefully I Nailed It (excuse the pun) with this card.


It uses the patterned paper that I have six sheets of and I can also use the other off cuts from previous projects.

The stamp sets I have used are Tin of Cards and Nailed It along with the matching Build It Framelits Dies.  You can get this stamp set and framelits in a bundle and save 10%.  Add the Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper, Silver Foil Sheet, and the Urban Underground Embellishments and you have all you need to make this card.  You will also need the StazOn Black Ink and Delightful Dijon Ink if you do not have these in your stash.  

I will be making a few of these to add to my cards for the Ronald McDonald House Charity.

You can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.

Don't forget Sale-A-Bration,it ends on the 31 March 2017. 
 For every $90 AUD you spend you get to choose a free item
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Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Friday, 24 March 2017

Affectionately Yours Designer Series Washi Tape

Hi everyone, I have been on a mission to use my Washi Tape.  I have quite and extensive collection happening, and even though it looks pretty all lined up in the drawer where I keep it, it looks even prettier on a card.



It is great to use as an accent behind flowers and as an embellishment on your card.  It can also be used to decorate the inside of the card by adding a strip to the bottom of the card insert.

This card uses the Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape and the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I love the copper accents in this paper.  The stamp set use is Love and Affection, the images were fussy cut.   Colour scheme of Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.

You can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.

Don't forget Sale-A-Bration,it ends on the 31 March 2017. 
 For every $90 AUD you spend you get to choose a free item
from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Birthday Blast - Faux Metal Background

Hi everyone, I am rather excited about this card.  I will be teaching this card at my classes during March.


I created a faux metal background using the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Versamark Ink, Gold and Copper Embossing Powder, Silver Foil Sheets and Black StazOn.

The design of the Birthday Blast stamp set and Star Blast Edgelits dies I cased from Priscilla Ivler.  Priscilla made a beautiful card with a colour scheme of Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party and Silver. I just changed the colour scheme to Copper, Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Silver to match the faux metal background that I had created.

To create the faux metal background ink up the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with Versamark ink.  Put a piece of Silver Foil sheet measuring 13.8cm x 9.5cm through the embossing folder and the Bigshot. This will transfer the Versamark ink to the Silver Foil Sheet and at the same time emboss it with the Hexagon design. Lightly add Gold and Copper embossing powder, you do not want it too heavy as you want some of the silver to show through.  Heat set this.  Once cool lightly rub the Black StazOn ink pad over the piece transferring the ink.  Do not go too heavy otherwise you will spoil the effect of the Gold and Copper embossing.  You can always add more, but you cannot take it off.

NOTE the debossed and embossed side of the embossing folder.  I inked up the front side of the embossing folder (this is the side with the raised hexagons). You can do the other side, you will just get a different finish which looks just as great. 

I have seen this technique where they put the ink on the Foil Sheet before running it through the Bigshot.  I have tried this and it is an absolute pain trying to get the StazOn ink off the embossing folder. The way that I have done it gives a slightly different effect but the clean up is so much easier.  I like the finished effect so this is the way I am doing the technique.

To make the card cut a piece of A4 Basic Black cardstock in half lengthwise.  Fold this in half to create the card base.

Cut a piece of Kraft cardstock 14.3cm x 10cm.  Adhere this to the card front.  Adhere the faux metal piece that you created to the Kraft cardstock mat.

Cut 3 pieces of small dotted Designer Series Paper from the Urban Underground Speciality Designer Series Paper pack 1.5cm x 9.5cm.  One is for the card inside, this is adhered to the bottom of a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 14.3cm x 10cm which is adhere to the card base.

Cut a piece 7.5cm x 9.5cm of the Basic Black patterned paper with the small X on it.  Adhere the two strips of small dotted print paper to the top and bottom of this piece.  Adhere to the card front, refer to the picture for placement.

Cut a star blast from Copper Foil Sheet using the Star Blast Edgelits Dies.  Make sure to keep the star shapes as you will be using these.

Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 5cm x 9.5cm.  Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Birthday Blast stamp set on this piece using Basic Black Archival Ink.  Using the Stampin' Trimmer score two small lines on all four sides.  Adhere the Copper Foil Star Blast to the top of this piece and then adhere to the card front.

Stamp "Wahoo" on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out using the die in the Star Burst Edgelits dies.  Also cut out a Basic Black frame from the same die set.  Adhere the "Wahoo" piece to the card front and then layer the Basic Black frame around this.

Adhere the Copper stars in place, refer to the picture for placement.

You can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.

Don't forget Sale-A-Bration,it ends on the 31 March 2017. 
 For every $90 AUD you spend you get to choose a free item
from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Monday, 13 March 2017

Special Reason - One Sheet Wonder Cards 13 & 14

Hi everyone, the final post in the Special Reason One Sheet Wonder series.  This post details cards 13 and 14.

Card 13


Cut a piece of A4 Basic Black cardstock in half lengthwise.  Fold in half to create the card base.

Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 9.5cm x 13.8cm.  Adhere this to the card front.

Cut a piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock 9cm x 13.3cm.  Adhere this to the card front.

Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock 8cm x 12.8cm.  Adhere this to the card front.  

Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 7.7cm x 12.5cm.  Put this through the Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing folder and then adhere to the card front.

Cut a strip of Designer Series Paper 8.5cm x 1.3cm.  Adhere this to the card front, refer to picture for placement.

Cut a Basic Black decorative strip using the Flourish Thinlits.  Cut this to size and adhere to the card front.


Stamp and watercolour 1 small flower and 3 small leaves.  Cut these out using the Stylish Stems Framelits.    Arrange these on the card front, refer to picture for placement.  

Stamp the sentiment on a piece of Basic Black cardstock using Versamark Ink, add White Embossing Powder and heat set.  Punch this out using the Classic Label Punch, trim off one of the pointed ends.  Adhere this to the card front, slipping it under the flower, refer to picture for placement.  



For the inside cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 10cm x 14.3cm and adhere this in place.  

Stamp and watercolour a small flower and 3 small leaves.  Cut these out using the Stylish Stems Framelits.  Arrange the flowers and leaves in the bottom right corner of the card inside. Stamp the sentiment using Basic Black Archival ink in the centre of the inside card, refer to picture for placement.

Card 14



Cut a piece of A4 Delightful Dijon cardstock in half to create a piece of A5 cardstock. This is then folded in half to create the card base.

Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock 9.5cm x 13.8cm.  Adhere this to the card front.

Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 9cm x 13.3cm.  Adhere this to the card front.

Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 8.5cm x 12.8cm.  Adhere this to the card front.

Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock 10.5cm x 6.5cm and adhere to the card front using dimensionals.

Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 10cm x 6cm and adhere to the Basic Black cardstock piece.

Stamp and watercolour 2 small flowers and 3 small leaves.  Cut these out using the Stylish Stems Framelits.  Also cut out two stems from Always Artichoke cardstock.  Arrange these on the Whisper White panel, refer to picture for placement.  One of the flowers is raised on dimensionals.


Stamp the sentiment on a piece of Basic Black cardstock using Versamark Ink, add White Embossing Powder and heat set.  Punch this out using the Classic Label Punch.  Adhere this across the flower stems using dimensionals.

Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 6.5cm x 0.5cm, adhere this to a strip of Basic Black cardstock cut at 6.5cm x 1cm.  Adhere this across the bottom of the flower panel and add a row of Rhinestones to finish the card front.

For the inside cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock 10cm x 14.3cm. Adhere this in place.  Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 9.5cm x 13.8cm and adhere this on top of the Basic Black piece.

Stamp and watercolour a small flower and 3 small leaves.  Cut these out using the Stylish Stems Framelits.  Arrange the flowers and leaves on the bottom right of the card inside. Stamp the sentiment using Basic Black Archival ink on the bottom of the card inside near the small flower arrangement.


You can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.

Don't forget Sale-A-Bration. 
 For every $90 AUD you spend you get to choose a free item
from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Special Reason - One Sheet Wonder Cards 11 & 12

Hi everyone, second last post in the series of cards for the Special Reason One Sheet Wonder.  Cards 11 and 12 are covered in this post.

Card 11



Cut a piece of A4 Basic Black cardstock in half lengthwise. This is then folded in half to create the card base.

Cut a piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock 9.5cm x 14.9cm.  Adhere this to the card front making sure to leave a small Basic Black border either side, refer to the picture for placement.


Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 9cm x 14.9cm.  Adhere this to the card front.

Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 7cm x 14.9cm and adhere this to the Whisper White piece.

Cut 3 Basic Black decorative strips using the Flourish Thinlits. You will need to trim one end of two of the pieces and then cut the other piece into two small pieces.  Adhere these to the card front making sure that the join will be hidden behind the Delightful Dijon horizontal strip.

Cut a piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock 2cm x 9.5cm.  Adhere this to a piece of Basic Black cardstock 2.5cm x 9.5cm.  Adhere this to the card front making sure that it covers the decorative strip join.

Cut a Basic Black Stitched Shape circle using the 2 7/8" Circie in the set.  Adhere a Lace Doily to this circle and then adhere the to the card front using dimensionals.


Stamp and watercolour 1 large flower, 1 small flower and 3 large leaves.  Cut these out using the Stylish Stems Framelits.    Arrange these on the Lace Doily, refer to picture for placement.  The small flower is raised on dimensionals in the centre of the large flower.

Stamp the sentiment on a piece of Basic Black cardstock using Versamark Ink, add White Embossing Powder and heat set.  Punch this out using the Classic Label Punch.   Adhere across the flower using dimensionals.


For the inside cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 10cm x 14.3cm and adhere this in place.  

Cut a piece of Designer series paper 10cm x 2cm.  Adhere this to a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut at 10cm x 2.5cm.  Adhere this across the bottom of the Whisper White piece.

Card 12


A5 piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock (this is A4 cut in half) folded in half to create the card base.

Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock 13.8cm x 9.5cm.  Adhere to card front.

Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 13.3cm x 9cm.  Put this through the Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing folder and then adhere to the card front.

Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 8.5cm x 5cm and adhere this to a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut at 9cm x 5.5cm.  Adhere this to the card front, refer to picture for placement.

Cut a piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock at 2cm x 10.5cm and adhere this to a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut at 2.5cm x 10.5cm.  Adhere this to the card front, refer to picture for placement.

Stamp and watercolour 1 large flower, 1 small flower and 3 large leaves.  Cut these out using the Stylish Stems Framelits.    Arrange these on the card front along with some Basic Black Metallic Thread, refer to picture for placement.  The small flower is raised on dimensionals in the centre of the large flower.

Stamp the sentiment on a piece of Basic Black cardstock using Versamark Ink, add White Embossing Powder and heat set.  Punch this out using the Classic Label Punch.  Adhere this to a piece of Burlap Ribbon and adhere this to the card front, refer to picture for placement.  Add three Rhinestones to the Delighful Dijon strip to finish the card front.

For the inside cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 10cm x 14.3cm and adhere this in place.  

Stamp and watercolour a small flower and 3 small leaves.  Cut these out using the Stylish Stems Framelits.  Arrange the flowers and leaves in the bottom right corner of the card inside. Stamp the sentiment using Basic Black Archival ink near the small flower arrangement


You can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.

Don't forget Sale-A-Bration. 
 For every $90 AUD you spend you get to choose a free item
from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Special Reason - One Sheet Wonder Cards 9 & 10

Hi everyone, post number five for the series of cards for the Special Reason One Sheet Wonder.  Cards number 9 and 10 are detailed in this post.

Card 9


Cut a piece of A4 Delightful Dijon cardstock in half lengthwise. This is then folded in half to create the card base.

Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock 9.5cm x 13.8cm.  Adhere this to the card front.

Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 9cm x 13.3cm.  Adhere this to the card front.

Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 8.5cm x 12.8cm.  The One Sheet Wonder layout has this at 8.5cm x 13.2cm however it should be 8.5cm x 12.8cm, so you will have a small off cut left over. Adhere the Designer Series Paper 8.5cm x 12.8cm to the card front.

Cut a piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock 2.7cm x 9.5cm.  Adhere this to a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut at 3cm x 9.5cm.  Wrap Basic Black Baker's Twine around this piece and adhere to the card front.

Cut a piece of  Delightful Dijon cardstock 6cm x 11cm, adhere this to the card front using dimensionals, refer to picture for placement.

Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock 5cm x 10cm, adhere this to the Delightful Dijon cardstock piece, refer to picture for placement.  
Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 4.7cm x 9.7cm, adhere this to the Basic Black cardstock piece, refer to picture for placement.

Stamp and watercolour 2 small flowers and 3 small leaves.  Cut these out using the Stylish Stems Framelits.  Also cut out two stems from Always Artichoke cardstock.  Arrange these on the Whisper White panel, refer to picture for placement.  One of the flowers is raised on dimensionals.

Stamp the sentiment on a piece of Basic Black cardstock using Versamark Ink, add White Embossing Powder and heat set.  Punch this out using the Classic Label Punch.  Adhere this across the flower stems.

Add a Basic Black Baker's Twine bow to finish the card front.


For the inside cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock 10cm x 14.3cm. Adhere this in place.  Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 9.5cm x 13.8cm and adhere this on top of the Basic Black piece.

Stamp and watercolour a small flower and 3 small leaves.  Cut these out using the Stylish Stems Framelits.  Arrange the flowers and leaves on the bottom right of the card inside, refer to the picture below.  Stamp the sentiment using Basic Black Archival ink on the bottom of the card inside near the small flower arrangement.



Card 10



Cut a piece of A4 Basic Black cardstock in half lengthwise. This is then folded in half to create the card base.

Cut a piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock 9.5cm x 13.8cm.  Adhere this to the card front.

Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 9cm x 13.3cm.  Adhere this to the card front.

Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 13.3cm x 2.5cm.  Adhere this to a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut at 3.3cm x 3cm.  Adhere this to the card front on the left side, refer to picture for placement.


Stamp and watercolour 1 large flower, 1 small flower and 3 large leaves.  Cut these out using the Stylish Stems Framelits.    Arrange these on the card front, refer to picture for placement.  The small flower is raised on dimensionals in the centre of the large flower.

Stamp the sentiment on a piece of Basic Black cardstock using Versamark Ink, add White Embossing Powder and heat set.  Punch this out using the Classic Label Punch.   Adhere to a piece of Burlap Ribbon and adhere this to the card front, refer to picture for placement.  Add some Rhinestones to finish the card front.


For the inside cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 10cm x 14.3cm and adhere this in place.  

Stamp and watercolour a small flower and 3 small leaves.  Cut these out using the Stylish Stems Framelits.  Arrange the flowers and leaves in the centre of the card inside, refer to the picture below.  Stamp the sentiment using Basic Black Archival ink just below the small flower arrangement.



You can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.

Don't forget Sale-A-Bration. 
 For every $90 AUD you spend you get to choose a free item
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Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Friday, 10 March 2017

Special Reason - One Sheet Wonder Cards 7 & 8

Hi everyone, sharing how I made cards 7 and 8 of the Special Reason One Sheet Wonder.

Card 7


Cut a piece of A4 Basic Black cardstock in half lengthwise.  This is then folded in half to create the card base.

Cut a piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock 9.5cm x 13.8cm.  Adhere this to the card front.

Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 9cm x 13.3cm.  Adhere this to the card front.

Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 8.5cm x 10.8cm.  Cut this on the diagonal about 2 cm from the bottom.  Adhere the top half to the card front and then the bottom half to the card front making sure to leave the 2cm diagonal space between the two pieces.  Cut a Basic Black decorative strip using the Flourish Thinlits and adhere this to the card front in the 2cm diagonal space.  Adhere a Lace doily in place, refer to picture for placement.

Stamp and watercolour a large flower and 3 large leaves.  Cut these out using the Stylish Stems Framelits.  Arrange the flowers and leaves on the Lace Doily, refer to the picture for placement.

Stamp the sentiment on a piece of Basic Black cardstock using Versamark Ink, add White Embossing Powder and heat set.  Punch this out using the Classic Label Punch.  Adhere this across the flower.


For the inside cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 10cm x 14.3cm.   Adhere this in place.

Stamp and watercolour a small flower and 3 small leaves.  Cut these out using the Stylish Stems Framelits.  Arrange the flowers and leaves on the bottom right of the card inside, this is the same as for card 6.  Stamp the sentiment using Basic Black Archival ink on the bottom of the card inside near the small flower arrangement.

Card 8


Cut a piece of A4 Basic Black cardstock in half lengthwise.  This is then folded in half to create the card base.

Cut a piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock 9.5cm x 13.8cm.  Adhere this to the card front.

Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 9cm x 13.3cm. Stamp the sentiment on the bottom right corner using Basic Black Archival ink.  Adhere this to the card front.

Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 10.5cm x 3.5cm.  Adhere this to a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 10.5cm x 3.8cm and then adhere this to a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut at 10.5cm x 4.1cm.  Adhere this to the card front, refer to the picture for placement.

Cut a Basic Black decorative strip using the Flourish Thinlits and adhere this across the Designer Series Paper piece.

Cut a Basic Black scalloped edged square using the Layered Squares Framelits, this is the 2 1/2" scalloped square in this set.  

Cut a Whisper White stitched square using the Stitched Shaped Framelits, this is the 2 1/8" square in this set.

Layer the two squares together and adhere to the card front, refer to the picture for placement.

Stamp and watercolour a large flower, a small flower, 3 small leaves and 3 large leaves.  Cut these out using the Stylish Stems Framelits.  Arrange the flowers and leaves on the Scallop/Stitched Shaped Square, refer to the picture for placement.   Add some Rhinestones to finish the card front.

For the inside cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 10cm x 14.3cm.  Adhere this in place.

Stamp and watercolour a small flower and 3 small leaves.  Cut these out using the Stylish Stems Framelits.  Arrange the flowers and leaves on the bottom right of the card inside, this is the same as for card 6.  Stamp the sentiment "except to let you know how special you are!" using Basic Black Archival ink on the bottom of the card inside near the small flower arrangement.


You can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.

Don't forget Sale-A-Bration. 
 For every $90 AUD you spend you get to choose a free item
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Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Special Reason - One Sheet Wonder Cards 5 & 6

Hi everyone, sharing how I made cards 5 and 6 of the Special Reason One Sheet Wonder.

Card 5


Cut a piece of A4 Delightful Dijon in half lengthwise, fold this in half to create the card base.

Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock 9.5cm x 13.8cm, adhere this to the card front.

Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 9cm x 13.3cm.  Stamp the sentiment on the bottom left corner using Basic Black Archival ink. Adhere this to the card front.

Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 8.5cm x 9.3cm.  Adhere this to the Whisper White piece on the card front.

Cut a Basic Black decorative strip using the Flourish Thinlits. Adhere this across the bottom where the Designer Series Paper meets the Whisper White cardstock.  Adhere a Lace Doily over this decorative strip (refer to the picture for placement).

Stamp and watercolour a large flower and 3 large leaves.  Cut these out using the Stylish Stems Framelits.  Arrange the flowers and leaves on the doily, refer to the picture for placement.

Add some Rhinestones to finish the card front.

For the inside cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 10cm x 14.3cm.

Stamp and watercolour a small flower and 3 small leaves.  Cut these out using the Stylish Stems Framelits.  Arrange the flowers and leaves on the bottom right of the card inside, refer to the picture for placement.  Stamp the sentiment using Basic Black Archival ink on the bottom of the card inside near the small flower arrangement, refer to picture for placement.


Card 6


Cut a piece of A4 Delightful Dijon in half lengthwise, fold this in half to create the card base.

Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock 9.5cm x 13.8cm, adhere this to the card front.

Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 9.2cm x 13.3cm. Stamp the dot image from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp set towards the top centre, refer to the picture for placement. 

Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 2cm x 8.5cm.  Adhere this to the Whisper White piece about halfway, refer to the picture for placement.

Cut a Basic Black decorative strip using the Flourish Thinlits.  Cut this down to size and then adhere to the Whisper White piece just at the top of the Designer Series Paper.

Stamp the sentiment just below the Designer Series Paper to the left side, making sure to leave enough room for the flower.

Stamp and watercolour a large flower and 3 large leaves.  Cut these out using the Stylish Stems Framelits.  Arrange the flowers and leaves on the doily, refer to the picture for placement.

Adhere the Whisper White piece to the card front and add some Rhinestones to finish.

For the inside cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 10cm x 14.3cm.

Stamp and watercolour a small flower and 3 small leaves.  Cut these out using the Stylish Stems Framelits.  Arrange the flowers and leaves on the bottom right of the card inside, refer to the picture for placement.  Stamp the sentiment using Basic Black Archival ink on the bottom of the card inside near the small flower arrangement, refer to picture for placement.


You can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.

Don't forget Sale-A-Bration. 
 For every $90 AUD you spend you get to choose a free item
from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Special Reason - One Sheet Wonder Cards 3 & 4

Hi everyone, sharing how I made Cards 3 & 4 of the Special Reason One Sheet Wonder.

Card 3


A5 piece of Basic Black cardstock (this is half an A4 which has been cut in half) fold this in half to create the card base.

Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 9.5cm x 13.8cm and adhere this to the card front.

Cut a piece of Delightful Dijon 9.2cm x 13.5cm and adhere this to the card front.

Cut a piece of Basic Black 8cm x 12.8cm and adhere this to the card front.

Cut a piece of Whisper White 7.7cm x 12.5cm.  Stamp the dot image from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set on this piece using Basic Black Archival ink.  Adhere this to the card front.

Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 10.5cm x 3.8cm.  Adhere this to a piece of Basic Black cardstock 10.5cm x 4.2cm.  Adhere this to the card front, using the picture as a guide.

Stamp and watercolour a large flower, a small flower and 3 large leaves.  Cut these out using the Stylish Stems Framelits.  Also cut 1 Basic Black outline flower using the Stylish Stems Framelits. Arrange the flowers and leaves as you like, refer to the picture for placement.

Stamp the sentiment on a piece of Basic Black cardstock using Versamark Ink, add White Embossing Powder and heat set.  Punch this out using the Classic Label Punch.  Adhere this onto a piece of Burlap Ribbon and then adhere this to the card front.

For the inside of the card adhere the strip of Designer Series Paper 1.5cm x 10cm to a piece of Basic Black cardstock 2cm x 10cm and adhere across the bottom of a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 14.3cm x 10cm.


Card 4



A5 piece of Basic Black cardstock (this is half an A4 which has been cut in half) fold this in half to create the card base.

Cut 3 pieces of Delightful Dijon cardstock 4.1cm x 9.1cm.
Cut 3 pieces of Whisper White cardstock 3.8cm x 8.8cm.
Cut 3 pieces of Designer Series Paper 3.5cm x 8.5cm.

Layer these together and the adhere the three pieces evenly across the card front.

Adhere a Lace Doily in place with some Basic Black Metallic Thread adhered to the centre.

Stamp and watercolour a large flower and 3 large leaves.  Cut these out using the Stylish Stems Framelits.  Arrange the flowers and leaves on the centre of the doily, refer to the picture for placement.

Stamp the sentiment on a piece of Basic Black cardstock using Versamark Ink, add White Embossing Powder and heat set.  Punch this out using the Classic Label Punch. 

For the inside of the card stamp and watercolour a small flower and 3 small leaves.  Cut these out using the Stylish Stems Framelits. Arrange in the bottom right corner of a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp the sentiment 'wishing you a beautiful day' on the bottom of the inside of the card near the small flower arrangement.

You can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

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Carolyn

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Special Reason - One Sheet Wonder Layout and Cards 1 & 2

Hi everyone, have you ever had an idea and it just evolved into something a bit more than what you had imagined?  This is what happened to me when I sat down at my craft table (really the kitchen table) to stamp some cards for Ronald McDonald House Charity so that I could take them along to the On Stage Local event here in Perth on 8 April.

I started out with a few card sketches and ideas to create my cards. I then thought to get the most out of my Designer Series Paper I would design a One Sheet Wonder.   I was wanting to use the Delightful Dijon floral paper in the 2015-17 In-color Designer Series Paper Stack and had worked out a colour scheme of Basic Black, Whisper White, Delightful Dijon and Always Artichoke.  

This is the cutting layout.  It is not to scale and it is in metric as this is what we use in Australia, however to convert to imperial you can use a conversion chart.


NOTE:  The dimensions for Card 9 should read 8.5cm x 12.8cm. You will have a small 0.4cm leftover piece that you will need to discard or you can add it to Card 12.  You will just need to alter the cutting plan for this card to compensate for the extra length.

So I started creating my cards and then the Gold and White striped card tin that is in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue was whispering to me from my craft cupboard where I had stashed it when it arrive a couple of weeks ago.  This is what happened.



I made 14 cards from the one sheet of 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper.  I used the stamp sets Special Reason and Gorgeous Grunge, the Stylish Stems Framelits, Flourish Thinlits and the Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.





To decorate the tin I die cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock for the cut out flower (not sure how to describe this but it is just the out line of the petals).  I then stamped the large flower with Delightful Dijon and added some of the Pumpkin Pie colour from the Watercolor pencils (I will explain later in this post on how I did this).  The leaves were stamped with Always Artichoke and added some Basic Black colour from the Watercolour pencils.  These were then cut out using the Stylish Stems Framelits.  These were adhered to the tin using Ranger Glossy Accents as this was the only glue that I had on had to stick these images to the tin.  I knew that they would stay there and not come off as I used Glossy Accents.

The word "Cards" was then cut out using the Large Letters Framelits and Basic Black Cardstock.  These were also adhered using the Glossy Accents.   A Basic Black Baker's Twine bow was added to finish decorating the tin.


Over the next week I will be sharing with you how I made each card.

Card 1

I started stamping without doing any watercolouring.  The cards look okay but imagine if you added some watercolouring (I still cannot get used to the non English spelling of color it just does not seem right, colour is more like it). 

Don't know how to watercolour?  I will let you in on a little secret, neither do I.  I just go with what appeals to me, whether it is the correct technique or not.    I call this cheats watercolouring or faux watercolouring as you stamp the image, add some watercolour pencil and then blend and move the colour around with an Aquapainter.  I have posted how I did this after the card instructions for Card 1.

The card below is just the stamped images.


This is the same card but after I had done the watercolouring.  What a difference, it just makes the flowers pop.


Dimensions for this card are:

A4 piece of Basic Black cardstock cut in half lengthwise.  This is then folded in half to create the card base.

Cut a piece of Whisper White 9.5cm x 14.8cm.
Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 2.5cm x 14.8cm
Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 1cm x 14.8cm
Cut 2 pieces of Basic Black cardstock 1cm x 14.8cm

Adhere the Designer Series Paper to the piece of Whisper White cardstock, lining it up on the right hand edge.  Use the picture as a guide.  Then adhere one of the Basic Black strips to edge of the Designer Series Paper and then adhere the Whisper White piece to this, leaving a small strip of Basic Black showing.

Stamp the sentiment on the other piece of Basic Black cardstock using Versamark, add White Embossing Powder and heat set. Adhere this to the Whisper White strip of cardstock leaving a small white border showing.  Using Basic Black Archival ink stamp the dot image from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set on the bottom of the Whisper White piece that you have just adhered the strips to. Adhere this piece to the card front leaving a small strip of Basic Black either side.  Refer to the picture above.

Stamp and colour the flowers and leaves.  I used Delightful Dijon for the stamped flowers with Pumpkin Pie Watercolour Pencil and Always Artichoke with Basic Black Watercolour Pencil for the leaves.  Cut them out using the Stylish Stems die cuts.  Also cut out some Basic Black leaves.   Add some Basic Black Metallic Thread to the card front and arrange the leaves and flowers how you like.

For the inside of the card adhere the strip of Designer Series Paper 1.5cm x 10cm to a piece of Basic Black cardstock 2cm x 10cm and adhere across the bottom of a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 14.3cm x 10cm.


Watercolouring


The first picture shows the stamped images with the Watercolour pencil just coloured in at the base of the petals and also along the centre ridge of the leaves.  I used Shimmery White cardstock to stamp and watercolour all the images.  The flowers were stamped with Delightful Dijon and then Pumpkin Pie Watercolour Pencil added.  The leaves were stamped with Always Artichoke and Basic Black Watercolour Pencil added.


The second picture shows the flowers and leaves after the colour has been blended and moved around using an Aquapainter.  The difference is subtle but is leaves a terrific finish.

Card 2



A5 piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock (this is A4 cut in half) folded in half to create the card base.

Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock 14.3cm x 10cm.  Adhere to card front.

Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 13.8cm x 9.5cm.  Put this through the Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing folder and then adhere to the card front.

Cut a piece of 6.5cm x 12cm Basic Black cardstock.

Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 6cm x 11.5cm.  Stamp the dotted image from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set using Basic Black Archival ink on this piece.  Adhere to the 6.5cm x 12cm Basic Black cardstock piece and adhere to the card front.  Use the picture above as a guide.

Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 10.5cm x 3.8cm.  Adhere this to a piece of Basic Black cardstock 10.5cm x 4.2cm.  Adhere this to the card front, using the picture as a guide.

Stamp and watercolour a large flower, a small flower and 4 large leaves.  Cut these out using the Stylish Stems Framelits.  Also cut 3 Basic Black leaves using the Stylish Stems Framelits.  Adhere some Basic Black Metallic thread in place and then arrange the flowers and leaves as you like, refer to the picture for placement.

Stamp the sentiment on a piece of Basic Black cardstock using Versamark Ink, add White Embossing Powder and heat set.  Punch this out using the Classic Label Punch.  Adhere this onto a piece of Burlap Ribbon and then adhere this to the card front.

For the inside of the card adhere the strip of Designer Series Paper 1.5cm x 10cm to a piece of Basic Black cardstock 2cm x 10cm and adhere across the bottom of a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 14.3cm x 10cm.


You can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.

Don't forget Sale-A-Bration. 
 For every $90 AUD you spend you get to choose a free item
from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.


Thank you for visiting.


Carolyn

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