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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

TUESDAY TUTORIAL ~ FLIP CARD WITH FAUX PEARL BORDER

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This is an 8" square, white card base.  I used Spellbinders Triple Flip Card Creator Die to die cut onto Bright White Foundation Card by Creative Expressions as shown below
You can see the complete die cut of the triple flip below.  It is advisable and much easier to decorate this prior to adhering onto the base card
Using one of the stamps from Phill Martin's Sentimentally Yours Range I stamped the sentiment around the four corners of the largest flip using Ranger's Black Soot Ink Pad.
On the next flip border I dressed all four corners with lilac gems, from my stash.
I cut to size a very pretty piece of embossed lilac paper, that I have in my stash, and adhered it behind the largest flip as shown below
I then cut to size a piece of lilac paper from Joanna Sheen's Pastel Lace Collection and adhered that to the back of the middle flip as shown below

Using the Cascading Hearts Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions I embossed a piece of Lilac Foundation Card then adhered it to the top flip.
I used a Memory Box Die Swirly Die (that's my name for it so my apologies as I can't find the correct name!) on the white and lilac card, overlapped them slightly, adhered them together, added a piece of mounting foam to the back prior to placing it on the card and finished that piece with a Pearl Dazzler by Creative Expressions
I then adhered the decorated flip to the card base and using Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA I created a faux pearl border, in various sizes, around the remaining card as shown below
This is an easy method to create, as the PVA is top quality and available in numerous colours.  It is also very economical as imagine what the cost would be having to buy all the pearls used on this card!
I only need to add a verse to complete the card.
There are numerous ways to decorate this type of flip card, the reason the flips are not lying flat on my card is because of the number of times I've been lifting each one up for photographs etc but later today they will all be lying flat!



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June x

Monday, 27 March 2017

#185 SPRING INTO SPRING

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Hello again bloggers

Over at Crafty Cardmakers today is the start of a new challenge, namely,
please pop over to see what my talented teamies have made... you may want to join in the challenge too!
This above is my contribution.  I love these two Clarity Stamps! 
I used several colours of Distress Inks, by Ranger, for the background then stamped the floral element as well as colouring the poppies with a red ProMarker.
I added this onto white pearlised card by Crafter's Companion then onto a thin black mat then applying mounting foam to the back to give some dimension.  This was then adhered to the base card of white pearlised card

Until tomorrow...

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June x

THE WINNER IS

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Good morning bloggers
I used Random Number Picker.org  to choose a winner, the number picked is
4
and that is you...

Pam Gordon
please email me your postal details

I will be back later with today's card


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Saturday, 25 March 2017

LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE ~ SATURDAY SPECIAL GIVE-AWAY CARD

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Today's give-away card is an A5 portrait style in Custard Foundation Card by Creative Expressions and Black Gloss Card by Clarity.  I have used Bright White Foundation Card by Creative Expressions for the card base.
The custard colour is a very pretty pale yellow so my apologies that the photograph does not do it any justice!
If you would like to give this card a new home all you need to do is leave me a comment, you have until 9am Monday morning, the winner will be announced later that day.
Overseas visitors too are very welcome to comment

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June x

Thursday, 23 March 2017

JUST FOR YOU

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My base for this card is an A4, scored in half to make an A5, landscape.
I chose Custard Foundation Card by Creative Expressions as the base, then a mat of Black Foundation Card by CE and a final mat of custard card that I rounded the corners and embossed using the 'Linen' Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson for CE.
I die cut the Mia Die by SW in white pearlised card by Crafter's Companion and also used this card for my flowers and swirl.  Next, using the outer cutting die from the Mia set, I die cut a backing in custard card and adhered these two layers together, added mounting foam and Cosmic Shimmer Glue to the back and adhered to the centre of my card.
I die cut several String Flowers by SW in the pearlised white card, 'fluffed' up each of the 'petals' then added black flat back pearls, in several sizes, by CE, to the centre of each flower and arranged them in opposite corners of my card.
I die cut the largest die from the Bella Rose Die Set by Heartfelt Creations, snipped off one leaf and prior to adhering to the card I used TB1 of the Spectrum Noir Pens, by Crafter's Companion, to add a touch of colour to the leaves.  I cut away part of this swirl then adhered both parts across the main focal point.
I always use and recommend Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Acrylic Glue as it is a fantastic glue and this was used to adhered all the elements to my card
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June x

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

JUST FOR YOU

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I made today's card for a friend's birthday, she loves purple.
I used coconut white foundation card and scored it, in half, to create an A5 card, portrait style.
I added thin layers of wisteria, lilac and purple foundation card die cutting each piece using Spellbinders's A2 Matting Basics A.
I then die cut the Mia Die Set in coconut white card and using the outer cutting die from the same set I die cut it onto purple card.  The two pieces were then adhered together.  I placed this onto the card to enable me to stamp the sentiment above and below the die cut.  I stamped the two sentiments using Black Soot Distress Ink.  I added mounting foam to the back of the Mia die cut and adhered it to the card.  A large pearl dazzler was adhered to the centre of the die cut.
To create the 'petticoat' effect I again used the  same coloured card stock and die cut these using the Cassiopeia Die Set.  They were then added to the bottom of the card and three flat back pearls were added to the top layer.  I added another three flat back pearls (2 small and 1 large) to the top right of the card.
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June x
INGREDIENTS
  • Foundation card stock - Creative Expressions
  • Matting Basics A - Spellbinders
  • Mia Die Set - Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions
  • Cassiopeia Die Set - Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions
  • Black Soot Distress Ink - Ranger
  • Pearl Dazzler - Creative Expressions
  • Flat Back Pearls - Creative Expressions