My new favourite product is the Tim Holz Oxide Distress inks. They work so great on watercolour papers but I have found them to work really well on Vellum/Parchment paper as well. Here is a really quick card I made trying the inks out. The background watercolour card has been embossed and then wet and smooshed over the inks on an acrylic block. The stamped image was heat embossed with silver embossing powder and then sponged with distress inks and the peacock coloured with gel pens.
Nothing like cleaning and de-cluttering to find stuff you accumulated more than 20 years ago. I found a pack of templates I had bought which I thought would make great 3D type cards. Well I put them away and only just found them and for the life of me cannot remember what I am supposed to do with them. So because I love puzzles I eventually worked it out. I used some bits and pieces I had already die cut and put aside for use later. The main die is from the Detailed Floral Thinlits (Stampin Up) and the Rose is from the Stampin Up Rose Garden Thinlits. Glitter is from Elizabeth Crafts and gold Congratulations peel off from my stash. I attached the rose & background die with d/s adhesive paper and added the glitter. The large die is on acetate in the inside of the card and the rose sits on the front of the card. Not very easy to see the 3D effect but it is there lol.
This stamp set is in the new Stampin Up catalogue and at the moment is my favourite. My youngest daughter is obsessed with mermaids so this was perfect for her birthday card. I stamped the mermaid with White Stazon ink. Coloured her with Stardust gel pens and did some light embossing on her tail. There was not enough sparkle so I used Pergamano Sticky Ink on her tail and added some glitter, yes very sparkly now. I surrounded her with a Parchment circle with some lace work. Layered that on to a die cut scalloped circle and layered that onto a white base card stamped with circles.
A couple of years ago I was browsing through Pinterest, as I am sure we all do, for inspiration. I came across a card with a little gift box balanced on it. I then proceeded to try and find out to to make it. No luck so I just tried my own technique.
The card is your basic 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" size with the fold on top. With the card and folded I then opened it flat and scored at 2 1/2" and 4 1/2" and cut it to about 1 3/4" down to make a step.This what the card should look like.
View of card from the side
View from the top
All decorating can be done now. I used Stampin Up Fresh Florals DSP on the lower half of the card.The border on the top is from the Floral Phases stamp set. The sentiment came from That's the Tag stamp set. All stamping was done with the new Tranquil Tide stamp pad..
The next phase was making the little gift box. My box is a 2" box. The card stock is Tranquil Tide and decorated with Fresh Florals DPS.
Measurements for the box base is 6 x 6" scored at 2" all round. Cut your tabs and fold in and glue.
For the lid I finally after many tries got the size right. Card stock 4 1/16" x 4 1/16" is perfect for the lid to fit snugly with no gaping. Once you have cut the tabs fold and glue. Here is my finished project.
Hope you like it and of course you can put what ever you like in the box - candle, chocolate or jewelry.
Just finished this gorgeous bridal image for the Aurora Wings "Frame It " challenge. I printed the image on parchment paper. Did a little embossing around the edges. Coloured the bride and groom with my trusty polychromas pencils, added a bit of sparkle and a frame.
Do you have stamps you have never used? I do when I originally bought this fan stamp set from Wendy Walters I had so many creative images of what I would do with it, well time rolled by and I put the stamps away and have only just brought them out.I decided to make something that can be framed if the recipient wanted to do that. The fan is stamped out 7 times onto pale yellow parchment paper. I used Stazon white ink. Once stamped and the ink was dry I embossed from the back and did my perforating on the grid. Once all the blades were done I cut them out and put them all together with a glittery brad. I layered the complete fan onto some lace patterned paper and attached it to a light yellow card.
Love the dragonflies that fly around . Their wings are so delicate and shimmery. I have used the Dragonfly Dreams stamp and die set from Stampin Up for this card. I have kept it clean and simple, white on white with shimmer added from pearl-ex powders. The dragonflies are stamped on vellum and attached to an embossed layer. I must admit I really like the look of this card. Hope you do too.
This post is a quick one. Made this Easter card using the Stampin Up "Work of Art" stamp set and the sentiment with the eggs came in the March Paper Pumpkin. I used a flower punch to make the little flower.
Love the Aurora Wings digital images. This beauty is the Rite of Spring digital stamp. I have printed her onto parchment/vellum paper. Using a combo of water colour pencils and Polychromas pencils I coloured from the back and the front.I also did a minimum of dry embossing from the back, then layered the parchment on a rainbow coloured background paper. I kept it very simple. Loved playing with this image.
Love the Altenew stamps. This card is made with the Beautiful Day stamp set. I have stamped with black ink onto vellum. The colouring is done with my Polychromos pencils. I have layered it onto a piece of parchment with lace cut work and embossing. That is then layered on purple and then sponged card stock.
The bulbs are popping up all over the garden, the grass is starting to green up. This little fairy has managed to get her flower growing strong and tall. This is a free digital image called Water Lily from Whimsy Stamps. I have printed her on parchment and coloured with my trusty Polychromas pencils.
I used a Inkadikadoo stamp for this card. Using the memento dew drops I dabbed different shades of blue on the stamp. The sentiment is from a Hampton Art clear stamp set.The background is made using a Tim Holz stencil.
I attended a Stampin Up workshop and one of the cards we made was this cute seaside theme card. The stamps are from the "Day at the Beach" set. I have stamped with versamark onto Kraft card and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then coloured the images with the Stampin Up Water Colour pencils. Very quick and easy.
Change of medium today. Digital image from Faeryink. I have used ProMarkers to colour her and added some sparkle with glitter and gel pens. The sentiment was from a freebie in a magazine. I have printed up loads of images now just to sit down and colour.
I fell in love with this stamp set when it came out. The stamps are simple sketchy type images and look great just stamped, water coloured and even paper pieced. I wanted to try them on parchment. Out came my trusty Staz On white ink pad ( had to re-ink tho). Stamped all 3 images on separate pieces of parchment, left them to dry while I looked out my grids and templates. The first one is backed by a shimmery navy blue card stock with Stamp In Up Delicate Details bordering the parchment. I kept this one pretty simple in white with dry embossing. The second one I coloured with the new Stampin Up watercolour pencils, using the dry technique. Added some lace work and embossing to finish it off. Hope you like these. I am still working on the third image so watch this space.
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I wanted to make a gift of cards for a friend. This You Tube video was a great find https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUyi7yhPkPE
I used Stampin Up Moroccan Designer series paper and Island Indigo card stock. I made 10 cards using various stamps and die cuts. The card box bag is pretty simple to make and very sturdy.
I have used the no line technique for these 2 flowers on Parchment. The Rose has some added grid work and the Tulip a border traced in white and gold gel pens. Both flowers are coloured with Polychromas pencils and layered onto bright backing paper.
I have just recently signed on as a SU demonstrator. How much actual demonstrating I will be doing is anyone's guess? I do like their products and as I am primarily a Parchment crafter it will be a challenge for me to incorporate them into my paper crafting. So to kick off I used the Lift me Up stamp set. Using VersaMagic Cloud White I stamped the large balloon onto translucent parchment paper. I left the ink to dry completely before I started dry embossing from the back. I did some perforating on the front to cut sections of the image away. Once that was done I embossed and pricked a couple of borders around it. A pretty simple card and quick by Parching standards. I have layered it on some shimmery navy blue card and then on rainbow paper and a navy card base.
The second card is a round easel card. Followed the same basic rules but added some colour to the back with oil pastel. I did no perforating on the balloon and added pencil colour lightly on the front. Using a product called Sticky Ink from Pergamano I added some glitter to the balloon. The textured background is from ParchCraft Australia.Well I hope you like the cards and will come back again soon to see what else I have managed to create.
This card was inspired by the latest Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine. White on white cards have been very popular recently. For this pink card I have used dies, double- sided adhesive paper and layered them all onto a card base . The first layer is a Stampin Up die, which I cut on pink card with double sided adhesive paper. I adhered the rose outline onto the pink card stock and the effect is very similar to an embossing folder. The next layer cut with a circle die with some swirls and flowers added to that. All the bits and pieces are then mounted with dimensional tape onto the base card. A sentiment can then be stamped and added as needed. Hope you like the effect of this card.
Happy New Year I do hope 2017 will be a good year.
Now the holidays are over time to get some colouring done. Norma Burnell'sFairy Flutters is just gorgeous. I printed her off on full size printer paper with the intention of just playing with colours. I got quite carried away and ended up colouring the whole page. This is the result.