Saturday, 23 July 2016

Summer Birthday Day 6

There are lots of birthdays over the Summer months.  I know that I've got quite a number between June and August.

This is my Summer birthday card

This is what I used

Clear Magic Deco Rose stamp
White base card
Colouring medium of your choice
Piece of white card
2 pieces of patterned paper
Versamark ink pad
Magenta Frame
Stampendous Aged Silver Frantage 
Versafine  black ink pad

This is how I made the card

1  Take a piece of white card and stamp the rose bowl using a dye based black Versafine ink pad.

2  Using the colouring medium of your choice colour the rose bowl in.  I didn't colour all of  bowl only the patterned part of the design.

3  Once the design is coloured in, cover the uncoloured sections of the bowl with glossy accents.  I left mine about 1/2 hour and decided I wanted to get on with my card, so I got my heat gun out and started by heating from underneath and again getting impatient I started to heat from the top, I found that the  Glossy accents blistered and when the heat gun was removed and the substance had cooled slightly  if it was pressed down (carefully) it gave the impression of crackled surface.

4  The next step is the Magenta frame.  Take the versamark ink pad  and cover the whole of one side of the frame with the  glue.  Move the frame on to  a spare piece of paper and scatter the Aged Silver Embossing powder over the frame  lift the frame from the paper and place on a flat surface.  When using the heat gun to melt the Aged Silver powder start with the heat gun a fair distance from the frame and as it starts to metal lower the heat gun down to complete the embossing process..  I put 2 layers of embossing powder on to the frame. For the 2nd layer I repeated the same process as for the 1st layer  

5  With the completely dry stamped panel trim the piece down so that it fits behind the frame.

6  Almost finished next take one of the patterned papers and cut a 6'' x 6'' piece and then with the second patterned paper cut a piece 6.5'' x 6.5''

7 Matt and layer all the pieces together.  To attach the centre panel and the frame use a strong wet glue to ensure the pieces hold.

8 Finally place small adhesive gems on the dots in the stamped image.

So there is your Summer Birthday card,  hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by and for more ideas and inspiration have a look at the Woodware blog.



Monday, 11 July 2016

Woodware Good Luck

The message good luck can give someone the boost they need when facing situations that aren't usual, it lets someone know that your thoughts are with them.  You might want to wish someone how is going to take their driving test or a sporting occasion and many others. The card is usually for an individual but can always be used for teams as well.

So here is my card for a team

This is what  was used

Clear Magic stamp set ...Sports  FRCL041
Clear Magic Just Words Good Luck .... JWS003
Colouring medium of your choice.  (I used alcohol )
A5 card blank
White card
Versafine Black ink pad
Light coloured ink pad
2 pieces of coloured card to go with the coloured image

This is the process

1  The A5 card blank should be folded ready for decorating.

2  Take the piece of white card and stamp the relevant sport stamp for your theme.  I chose Rugby, so I stamped the shirt and shorts, boots, Rugby posts, Rugby ball and Cup.  The images were stamped in irregular pattern using the Versafine ink pad.  Once the images have been stamped I then used the pale ink pad to randomly stamp TRY in between the images.  Trim this piece down for the top segment of the card.

3  The sentiment panel is next, this needs cutting before the stamping is done.  When the piece is cut the stamp the sentiment Good Luck and to the side of this the rossette is stamped and coloured in. The TRY sentiment is stamped over the Good Luck words. In the centre of the rossette I wrote No 1

4  To highlight the word TRY the letters were coloured with a light grey pen and then small black lines were added to enhance the word.

5  Once the colouring is the glossy accents is applied over the top of the cup and the centre of the rossette.  These panels need to left to completely dry.

6  When the pieces are dry Use a distress ink pad and blending tool and go around all the edges, I didn't do this carefully as this was to give impression of the mud that could be on the field.

7  Cut a matt from each of the coloured cards, and layer all of these together with double sided tape.

8  The finished panel is then placed on the A5 blank card.

There is this weeks card,  I hope you like it. 

Thanks for stopping by, for more ideas and inspiration check out the  Woodware blog.



Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Woodware Colour Blocks Day 2


This week we are looking at colour blocks, my interpretation of this title you can see below in my card.  Also the stamp I have used is a new stamp from the new released from Woodware and should be available in stores from about 6th July.  So this week my card is a SNEAK PEEK at one of the latest Woodware Clear Magic Stamps.

So here is my card

Items used

Glossy Accents
Black Onyx Versafine Ink pad
Colouring medium of your choice, they do need to be strong colours.  (I used alcohol pens)
Piece of hammered white card
DL card blank
Scraps of red, orange,yellow, blue and green card
Black pigma micron pen


1  Take the card blank and fold, so that the size is DL

2  With the Black Versafine ink pad stamp the monster image on to the piece of white hammered card.  Whilst waiting for the image to fully dry take the  black micron pen and faux stitch around the outer edge of this white panel.

3 Once the ink and the faux is done and dry use the colouring medium of your choice and colour in the monster images in.                                                  

4 Use the Glossy Accents to colour in all the eyes, I left mine overnight to make sure the Glossy Accents was really dry.

5  Take a piece of black card and cut a matt with a very narrow border to go behind the image panel.  This black will make the image pop.

6 The scraps of red, yellow,  green, orange and blue are cut so that on the finished  DL card the colours will be revealed behind the image and appear as blocks of colour.

7  Cut another Black mat which covers the entire front of the DL card.  The image panel is then placed centrally on this black panel, this in turn is attached to the DL card .

There you have my interpretation of 'colour blocks' as well as a Sneak Peek at one of the new  release stamps.

Thanks for stopping by, for more ideas and inspiration check out the  Woodware blog.