Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Make Christmas Special using Metallic FX Day 2

Here's my creation for this week:

This is what you will need:-
Dreamweaver Stencil LL3046 Tall poinsettia
Silver Embossing Paste
White card
Burgundy card
Patterned paper
Dreamweaver Metallic FX powders :- Forestry, Rose Berry, Plum Royale, Amber Gold, Kiwi.
Stencil brush
Palette knife
Low Tack Tape
Silver Mirri board
Heat Gun
Cleaning products for stencil

And this is how I created the card:

1 Take the Stencil and attached to a piece of white card on all 4 sides apply the silver paste, and remove stencil place in water for cleaning.  Take the Dreamweaver Metallic FX powders and using a stencil brush tap the powders over the paste design in the areas you want coloured.

2 Using a heat gun start to heat the design. I always give a quick blast of heat to the back of the card before concentrating on the front.  As the paste is heated it starts to blister and bubble.  If large bubble appear I tend to burst them so the there is no danger of them cracking and flaking off when the design is finished.

3 Cut all the matts and layers and with the layer of patterned paper cut around the design so that the stencilled design will tuck in. Put your card together.

4 You can add to the card by using ribbon around the spine.  I decided that I wanted mine to be clean and simple.

For more inspiration and ideas check out the Woodware blog

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Pop of Colour Day 3

I think we have all seen cards that are quite bland and then they have a small area of colour.  I hope my card this week fills the theme.  As usual the card didn't take over long to make.

So here is my card:

What was used:

Black base card A5 size
Silver mirri card
Black card
Versamark ink pad
Clear  Embossing powder
Jane Gills Indian summer stamp
Colouring medium of you choice
Gold gilding wax
3D foam
Dark green  organza ribbon
Grey Momento ink pad


1  Fold black base card, cut silver mirri matt for the base layer of the matts, cut a black matt that is 1/4'' smaller on all 4 sides.

2  Use the Versamark ink pad and  stamp the full image on to the centre of the black matt, cover the stamped image remove the excess and heat the card and embossing powder.  Once the  embossing is done put this piece to one side.

3 Take the stamp make sure it is clean and use the grey Momento and stamp the part of the image you want to pop.  Make sure the surrounding image is also stamps, this will make sure the image will continue out from the circle

4  Colour your image and a little further out.

5 Use either circle punches or compass cutter and cut a circle around the 'pop of colour' flower and also cut another circle that is 1/4'' larger out of the silver mirri card.

6  Take the gold gilding wax  and very gently go over the stamped and embossed image so that there is just a hint of the gold wax.

7  Attach the base layer to the stamped layer and then take the dark green organza ribbon and tie around these 2 matts and tie a bow. These layers can then be attached to the base card.

8  Next the 2 circles are attached together and then matched to the design on the main card and attached to the card.

There you have it my pop of colour card, hope you like it.  For more inspiration and ideas check out the Woodware blog.

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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Time of Mellow Friutfulness Day 4

Well the seasons come and seasons go and with Autumn fast approaching, the colours seem to be leading to the greens, reds, golds, and oranges and all colours in between.  People are staring to think of Harvest festivals and thing like that.  So hopefully my card reflects some of this.

So here is this weeks card:-

What was used :-
Piece of Kraft card (2 pieces)
5'' x 7'' Cream base card
Scrap of cream card
Jane Gill's Leaf Quilt Patch Work of Leaves
Stazon Black ink pad
Black Pigma Micron pen 0.3
Coloured Pencils
Stickles glitter glue pale gold
Liquid pearls red


1  Take the scrap of cream card and use the Black Stazon ink pad to stamp the Leaf Quilt.

2 Take the scrap of Kraft card and repeat step 1.  Once stamped I decided which of the small block on the design I was going to cut out and 3D.  This avoids colouring areas that don't need to be coloured.

3  Use the coloured pencils and colour in the designs required on both the cream and Kraft card.  I used orange, brown, yellow, red and 2 different greens.  I coloured the green areas first and then blended the other colours.  Some areas in the outer border were solid coloured. On the cream card don't colour the panels that will have the Kraft card images and on the Kraft card only colour the pieces that will be 3D on to the main panel

4  Cut out the entire cream based image on the edge of the outer stamped line.

5  Cut out the 3D pieces from the Kraft card cut on the outer lines of these panels.

6  Cut a matt of Kraft card that is 1/4'' larger on all 4 sides than the stamped panel.

7  Layer the base card, Kraft card and stamped panel together with double sided adhesive.

8  Use the black micron pen and faux stitch round the Kraft layer with dashes and around the base card  with dashes and crosses.

9  Take the pieces of stamped Kraft and apply them to the card use 3D foam to attach the pieces, this will given some depth and dimension to the finished card.

10  The final steps are to apply the liquid pearls to the spray panel on the stamped image (see picture above).  The stickles was added to all the dots and circles in the outer border.

There you have this weeks card, hope you like it.  For more inspiration and ideas check out the Woodware blog

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, 9 September 2016

Sketch 54 ...........Day 5

Everyone struggles from time to time from mental blocks--------What should I do, How can I achieve this, What  do I want for my card, What is the theme.  These days numerous magazines include sketches to get you the design idea and an idea of what the design looks like.  As well as the magazine sketches there are websites and books that deal totally with sketches.  This week we have a sketch to follow, the sketch is only an idea and doesn't have to be exactly the same when you complete it.

The card I have done this week is really quick and could be done as a batch card.

So here is this weeks card

This is what I used

7'' x 7'' cream card blank
A4 Sheet of Gold Mirri
6'' x 12'' piece of very pale patterned paper
Stickles glitter glue Red
Distress ink pad mid green
15mm Red organza ribbon
Merry Christmas, Christmas topper
Blending tool

This is the process I used:-

1  Cut 4 pieces of the gold mirri.  The sizes are 6 1/2'' x 6 1/2'', 3 1/4'' x 5 1/2'', 3/4'' x 5 3/4, and 2'' x 4''.

2 Cut from the patterned paper 4 pieces, These pieces are all cut so that there will be a 1/4'' border around them of gold mirri.  The sizes are 6 1/4'' x 6 1/4'', 3'' x 5 1/4'', 1/2'' x 5 1/2'' , and 1 3/4'' x 3 3/4''.

3  Use the bending tool and ink pad and blend around the edge of the front of the card base, and also around all the patterned paper. This will give a distressed edge and definition between layers.

4  Layer up all the pieces in pairs.

5  Select the largest pair of square pieces (They are already stuck together) and stick to the base card.


6  Complete sticking the pieces of the design on to your card following the sketch.  I used double sided tape.

7  Once all the pieces are attached in place take the Santa embellishments and place on to the card.

8  Use the red stickles glitter glue and put a dot in each corner of the patterned paper and also in the top left and bottom right I put 5 dots of the glitter glue.

9  Finally  you guessed it I tied a bow and stuck this to the horizontal bar below Santa.

There is my card, I hope you like it.  For more ideas and inspiration check out the Woodware blog.

Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, 3 September 2016

Traditional Christmas Day 6

I think that we have now reached the time of year again where all card maker's are starting to get their heads round the fact that Christmas isn't too far away and cards need to be made.  What style will they opt for Traditional or the more contemporary style.  Hopefully this week I have covered the theme of Traditional.

The stamp I have used is one of Jane Gills 2016 collection.  The card has also used the distress inks and water brush.  Also its fairly quick to complete.

So here is this week card

What I used
Christmas Horn Stamp JGS467
Distress ink pads
Stickles red glitter glue
Red organza red ribbon
Cream card blank 7'' x 7''
Gold mirri card
Patterned Paper
Small piece of cream card

This is the process for completing the card

1  Take the 7'' x 7'' base card and fold in half.

2  Cut a piece of the patterned paper so that you have a 1/4'' border all the way round.

3  Cut a piece of gold mirri card smaller leaving a 1/2'' border.

4  Cut a smaller piece of patterned paper leaving 1/4'' border all round.

5  Cut a piece of gold mirri  card that leaves 1/8'' border 

6  Cut a piece of cream card that leaves a border of 1/8'' all round.

7  On to this last piece of cream card cut, stamp the image of the Christmas horn, and using the distress inks paint /watercolour the piece in.

8  Its time to edge and get the layers together.  Take the brown distress ink pad and run this down the all the sides of the patterned pieces and the stamped piece.

9  For edging the gold mirri card I used a brown alcohol marker and ran this down all the edges.

10 Go back to the base card and using a blending tool distress the edges that will show when the matts are applied.

11 Start to layer up the matts, until the stamped piece and with this one use the blending tool and apply the brown ink blending so that h edge is darker than the internal section.  Once done apply this to the card

12 The final steps are to make a multi looped bow and stick this to the card and lastly use the stickles glitter glue to add decoration to the corners of the card

There you have this weeks card, a quick and simple card with a vintage, traditional flavour.  I hope you like it and for more inspiration and ideas go to the Woodware blog.

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