Now that my husband is looking after our son a day a week, it has given me much more time in the craft room – Yay! 🙂
My niece came around in the last lot of school holidays and she wanted to do some crafting while she was here. She liked this technique:
Stick a sticker onto acetate and colour in with Glaze pens. You can cut out the image, or stick the whole piece down like I did. This is the finished product:
I’m not hugely impressed (perhaps it is a dis-card), but at least you get to see what I’ve been up to in the craft room.
Oh wow! It has been a very long time since I last posted! My craft room is still out of action and we are also in the process of packing to get the house ready for sale. However lucky me, I found a post I wrote a while ago but never shared with you all….whoops…
This card I made for one of the girls at work. She loves dancing and the beach, so I tried to incorporate elements of both on the card:
The image is ‘tiny dancer’ from Tiddly Inks (I think) and I downloaded it as a digital stamp as I didn’t have time to buy a dancing stamp. As my printer isn’t able to print on thick paper, I had to print the stamped image onto copy paper and the colouring didn’t turn out as well as I would have liked. I coloured her using watercolour inks.
I really like the mixed use of textures and embellishments. The brown and blue flowers I made myself using flower punches and Glossy Accents to hold them together.
These are chipboard letters/numbers which I sponged with ink to match the colours of the card.
You can see some music washi tape I have haphazardly added to the top corner, as well as a metal photo edge to finish the image off.
Ahh it’s nice to be back, and I am so very sorry I have not posted. Hopefully we will be moving into a new house soon. I have already told my husband that the first room I unpack is the craft room!
Until then, xx
Hi, here’s three different cards using the same sketch/layout:
It’s amazing how you can make very different cards using the same layout!
Don’t you just love the vine mesh leaves?! I bought a roll of it from e-bay a while ago while looking for embellishments for our wedding invites. Surprisingly it was easy to cut the leaf shapes out.
To give the above card a bit more of a grungy look I inked the edges of the blue flowers with Walnut Stain.
This one below I made for my bestfriend Bee for her birthday (yes, it was a while ago – that’s how long these cards have been sitting here ready to post!):
I’ve layered a piece of ivory lace over a border-punched piece of paper (all three cards have the same border-punch with the same paper), and positioned some embellishments on the left hand side. There’s some flowers, vine and twine I’ve attached under the butterfly. The mesh leaves are the same as those mentioned previously, and I’ve added a layered butterfly for added effect. This was achieved punching two butterflies (one out of patterned paper, and the other out of white paper). I inked them both with Walnut Stain to created some dimension. The butterfly is folded down the middle, and I’ve attached both together using mounting tape to create the added height.
I’m quite a fan of this one – I love all the textural components!
Hi, I made this for my sister Emma’s birthday in April:
The image was coloured with Spectrum Noir markers. I had a bit of a practice and think she turned out pretty nicely in the end. What do you think?
I coloured the small white roses with 2 different blue distress inks to match in with the overall colour of blue – it gives it a bit of pop!
Paper: White square card, blue card, brown and blue pattern papers
Stamps: Wee stamps by Whimsy
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir markers, Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean distress inks
Embellishments: white roses, vine from flowers, 1/4″ Satin light blue ribbon, white lace
Tools: Lacey Circles die-cut, circle die-cut, Elegant Butterfly punch, pearls
Adhesives: mounting tape, double-sided tape, glue dots
A little something different today. My husband has suggested I do some more feminine-style cards, and after doing some ‘pink’ cards in more recent posts, I decided to do a more neutral toned card. This card I made for my Mum for Mother’s Day:
A highlight of red was added to tie in with the red paper roses.
It’s a type of card where you can leave off the sentiment.
Love, love, love these flowers! Clean, crisp and striking.
Thanks for visiting!
Paper: White square card, Canvas Texture by Coredinations, white and patterned papers from Timeless Classics by Kaisercraft.
Stamps: Wee stamps by Whimsy
Inks: Walnut Stain and Festive Berries Distress Ink, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Stazon black
Embellishments: Various paper flowers
Adhesives: Double-sided tape, mounting tape, glue dots
Here’s another card I whipped up a while ago when I was home sick with a dreadful cold. It took me 3 days before I had enough energy to even get into the craft room. I was still not feeling 100%, but at least well enough to make some cards!
I opted for something simpler:
I have a lot of papers in my stash that I have had accumulating over the years. Every now and then I go through it and give some to my sister or my niece, and then there’s days like when I made this card, that I orientated the card around the paper I chose.
I wrapped twine around the bottom three times and tied it behind the flower. The flower and button are attached with glue dots. Last Christmas I went on a button hunt through all the local op shops, as I was Kris Kringle for a work colleague who loves buttons. Needless to say, I got a little excited with the buttons also, and grabbed myself some! I now have a nice little stash.
Paper: Vanilla and white card, background paper from my stash.
Embellishments: Paper flower, button, twine
Adhesives: double-sided tape, glue dots
Coming up with titles for my posts that adequately describe my cards is proving difficult. What do you think – does Shabby in Pink describe these cards, or can you think of a better name?
Alas, it’s only a name; a card is a card, and I think I like these two (even if they are pink…):
I distressed the edges of the paper with a distressing tool to give it more of a ‘rougher, shabby’ look. The two cards are the same, I have just swapped the background paper with the paper used for the die-cut leaf.
Paper: Pink, white, pink background paper from my stash, the vintage flowers paper is from the Timeless Classics collection by Kaisercraft.
Tools: Framelits Secret Garden (leaf), paper distresser
Embellishments: White paper doilies, various coloured paper flowers
Adhesives: double-sided tape, mounting tape, glue dots