Thursday, September 27, 2018

Friendly Conversation, Rainbow Duo Cards

Yesterday I made these beautiful colourful cards. I used Friendly Conversation stamp set. I really like the sentiments. Can you imagine to receive a card like this from a friend when you don't feel all that cheery? It sure would make my day.

The card on the left is super easy and super fast. I just used markers and stamped a sentiment over. It is on shimmery white paper so it has a nice, subtle sparkle.  
The card on the right is very simple as well, using exactly the same products but I decided to decorate the sides with faux stitching. I was using a piercing tool and an old Stampin' Up!® pierce guide but if I didn't have that I'd just use a ruler. And if I was in a hurry and didn't want to make the stitches, then just a simple line made with the thick side of the marker would look great too. 

I put together a little clip showing you how I made both of them. Both cards are standard size. The bases are half A4 folded in half and the shimmery white pieces of cardstock are cut to create a 2mm base border and measure 10.1 x 14.4cm).

I used these products to make the rainbow duo cards: (Click on any of the products to shop online)
Do you like what you see? Join our Come to the  Come & Stamp Along club. Next time we will be crafting on October 9 & 12 at 10am. But if a different time would work better for you - just get in touch. I am sure we could work something out. 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Half Full - Sliding Birthday Card

I made this card for my friend's birthday a few days ago. Since then I made quite some more, mainly in attempts to make a comprehensible video tutorial, which I hope you will view (the link is below).

The bottle, the glasses and the sentiment on the banner are embossed with a gold powder and (apart from the sentiment) coloured in with Stampin' Up!® blends. I am not an expert by any means but like how they look. I started with the darker shade to go around edges and then filled it in with the lighter colour. And I was just adding the darker colour on one side and filling all again with the lighter one until I was happy with it. 

I used aqua painter and cherry cobbler ink pad to smudge a bit of colour onto the banner. The sentiment just on the white background was not popping as I'd like and this just did the trick. 

Here is the mentioned video:

Template and measurements:

Cherry Cobbler cardstock for the base: 10.5 x 14.8 cm
Springtime Foil DSP for the moving part: 10.1 x 14.4 cm
Whisper White Thick for the tag: 7 x 12.1 cm

Cutting and scoring the DSP:

On the short side align on your trimmer at
7.8 cm and cut from 2.3 - 12.1 cm, turn 90deg and align and cut the same way

On the long side align at
12.1 cm and cut from 2.3 - 7.8 cm
10.8 cm and score from 2.3 - 7.8 cm
6.55 cm and score from 2.3 - 7-8 cm, turn 90 deg and align at
12.1 cm and score from 2.3 - 7.8 cm.

To make this card I used:

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Flowers and Baubles, Come & Stamp Along - September

Today, I am going to share the cards we made in this month Come & Stamp Along Club.

We had loads of fun with Brusho Crystals making these cards. The technique is very simple - sprinkle the crystals on your cardstock or paper (we used last year designer series paper called Springtime Foils), spritz it with water and see the colour coming to life. It's like magic.

It was my favourite project as it was great to see all the different combinations made by different crafters.
TIP - I used baking trays to fasten the paper with a washi tape for everyone. That way it stayed flat when moistened and the crystals were reasonably contained. 

The next card we created was using a stamparatus. It is a positioning tool that makes the life of many crafters so much easier. I didn't have a chance to work on a video using it but you can check out Stampin' Up!® video and let me know if you'd like to try it out!

The cards with Christmas baubles were a real treat. I featured this project in my previous blog. It includes a video link to my YouTube channel showing how I created the baubles. Alternatively, you can just access the VIDEO through the image below:

Here are some highlighted products we used for each project:
Do you like what you see? Would you like to come & stamp along? Next time we will be crafting on October 9 & 12 at 10am. But if a different time would work better for you - just get in touch. I am sure we could work something out.