Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Travel Day 2

Travel - the imagination can go wild.......... it can be just down the road for some for others it is going to hot sunny climates.  Its something we do all the time.  For me travel is going to a far off destination with sunshine beaches and lots to see.  Also when we travel we love to take photos so that we have memories of the time.  the stamp set i have used is quite an old one but has so many possibilities with it.

So here is my take on Travel.

This is the secret, pull the ribbon bow and:-

The insert comes out.

This is what I used:-

Stampendous Stamp set SSC016  Tropical
Tuxedo black momento ink pad
A selection of the different Gelly Roll pens - glaze, souffle, sparkle, general
Koi colouring brushes
Black card 
White card
Silver mirri card
Acetate ( I used a thin one)
Craftwork cards - Everyday sentiments circles 
Small piece of ribbon
Adhesives - Glossy accents, double sided tape, 3D foam
Tombow mono zero eraser
Corner rounder punch
Dutch Doobadoo Camera template
Sentiment stamp
Fine mechanical pencil

and this is what I did:-

1 Take a piece of black card and draw around the outside edge and also the small square eye piece and the inner circle of the lens.  The only other lines i drew were the scoring lines at the centre of the card and the 2 side flaps

2 Cut out the camera, the small square and the lens circle, and score the centre line and the tabs on each side.

3 Next draw round the insert panel, cut out and corn the corners with a punch.  

4 Cut the white panel for your insert using the internal lines of you template and punch the corners with corner rounder.

5 Stick the white panel to the black panel we're ready for stamping our design

6 To finish the camera take a piece of silver mirri card and on the back of this draw around the top panel of the camera and the eye piece of the camera.  Cut a 1/8th inch frame around this and cut both these elements out.  The Eye piece frame isn't included on the template but i thought it just added something..  with a compass cutter cut a frame to go around the lens the outer edge is 3'' and the inner edge is 21/2'' .  stick all these piece to the outside of your card.

7 Decide on your design, I took the template and drew round the lens lightly with a pencil and then started to work out my design on a scrap of card.. If it worked out I would have a second image to used if not then I could throw it away!!! ....?


8 Once I had my design sorted I the took the insert and and lightly drew the lens on to the card where would be  wanting my design to be and copied the design from the sample on to the insert.  I used the Momento ink pad to stamp my images.  There are so many small stamps on this set I could have gone on and on adding.

9 When you have stamped your design make sure that the design is dry and then you can have fun colouring in whatever way you want.....  I used one or two different mediums to colour my design this is how I coloured it:-

The palm tree :- glaze and sparkle Gelly Roll pens
Boats :- souffle and metallic Gelly roll pens
Sea :- Sparkle, glaze Gelly Roll pens, Koi colouring brush markers and alcohol pens
Hillside :- Glaze Gelly Roll pens
Flowers :- sparkle, metallic and glaze Gelly Roll pens.

10 Once the design is coloured in, stamp your required sentiment to the left hand side of the insert.  To pull the insert from the card tie a bow and glue this to the insert with glossy accents.

11 To make the camera wallet take 2 pieces of acetate and cover the eye piece and the lens, attach these piece carefully with glossy accents.  Remember to let this stage dry.

12 To finish the front of the card stick the frame around the eye piece and the lens frame and other silver mirri piece to the card.

13 Where the camera button is I simply drew a thin rectangle with the white souffle pen and coloured this in.

14 The last step is to put double sided tape on to the side panels and stick this to the back of the card. The empty card will look like this.

Your camera card is complete.

This template could be used for all sorts of occasions...... announcements, invites and numerous others.  

If you are in the UK or Europe and would like to purchase any of the products for the above projects they are all available from The Stampman or your local Woodware Stockist.

I hope you like the card, thanks for stopping by


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Boys and their Toys Day 3

What a wide range of topics can be covered by this title - Sports, Gardening, Hobbies, and just relaxing.   All can relate back to Boys and their Toys.

This is my interpretation of the subject:-

This is what I have used:-
Dreamweaver Stencil - LG755 Sailboat
White card
Black card
Low Tack Tape
Pigma black micron pen 0.05
White and black glaze gelly roll pens
Metallic green and bronze gelly roll pens
Pale blue pen
Black base card

This is what I did:-

1 Take a piece of white card and attach the stencil to it with Low Tack Tape and using the black micron pen draw the design through the stencil.

2 Complete all the stentangle designs on the sails and the hull of the sailboat, any areas of the sea colour with black.

3 Take the green metallic pen and colour the land / shore line and then take the bronze metallic pen and colour the hull of the boat lightly.

4 Trim this panel down to the required size, do faux stitching around the edge of the piece using the black glaze pen.

5 Cut a black matt and stick the front panel on to it.  Once attached do faux stitching around the edge of the black matt with the white glaze pen.  (You may find that the white pen doesn't appear very white at first but as it drys the white becomes more apparent.)

6 Cut a white matt and layer all pieces on to the black base card.

7 Take the blue pen/marker and randomly follow the lines and areas of black in the sea.  this will give a slight hint of the sea.

There you have it a quite an expensive toy which does take a little bit longer with the stentangle patterns.  I'm sure this could be suitable for birthdays, Fathers day and for male relatives and friends.

If you are in the UK or Europe and would like to purchase any of the products for the above projects they are all available from The Stampman or your local Woodware Stockist.

Hope you like the card.  Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Sketch 42 Day 4

Sketches come in all different shape and sizes, and don't have to done strictly to the design they can be turned upright, sideways, upside down in fact any way you want.  So with this sketch the world is your oyster.  For my design I turned the sketch 90 degrees to the left and changed the size dimensions of the design. I also thought I would used different patterned papers so that the colours blended together.

So here are the products I used:-

Dreamweaver stencil LL375 Rose.

Silver embossing paste
Palette knife / spreader
Low tack tape
Stampendous stamp set SSC1122
2 sheets of Craftwork cards 8 x 8 paper pad Butterfly Parade
Quickie glue pen
Glossy accents
Silver mirri card
Black card
Turquoise patterned card
8 x 8 white card blank
Craftwork cards - In circles everyday messages
Black Momento ink pad 
Stampendous ultra fine crystal glitter

and the steps to make the card:-

1 Take the Butterfly Parade piece of paper with the overall roses and butterflies pattern and trim to 71/2'' x 71/2''.  Cut a piece of black card 73/4'' x 73/4'' and matt and layer these 2 pieces together.

2 Next take the Rose and Butterfly single design sheet and trim this down to 41/4'' x 53/8'' so that only the design is used as a panel and go around the edge of this with black ink - either a pen, alcohol pen or ink pad will do for this.  This piece is then matted on to a piece of turquoise patterned card and then black card.  All these layers are attached flat.  I used double sided tape.

3 Continuing with this panel the next step is to cover the 3 butterflies with glossy accents and allow this to dry completely. Once dry take the quickie glue pen and add highlights to the rose and buds.  (I went around the edges of some of the petals just to give sparkle) when the glue has gone clear take the ultra fine crystal glitter and cover the sticky glue, remove the excess and return to the pot.  Place this panel to the side.

3 Cut 2 strips from the leftover pieces of the large rose and butterflies measuring 13/4'' x 41/8'' and also cut 2 pieces of black card 17/8'' x 41/4''.

4 Use the Black Momento ink pad and stamp the flourish border stamp.  Stamp the 2 small pieces of the paper making sure that the straight edge of the stamp goes right along one of the edges of the paper.  REMEMBER to stamp the design on opposite sides of the paper so that on the finished card the edge of the border runs along the edge of the card.  These 2 pieces are then matted on to the black card but only 2 edges of these panels have a black border . These panels can now be attached to the background.

5 The Rose and Butterfly panel is now attached to the background approximately 1/2'' from the right hand side and 1'' from the top.  This is also attached flat to the card.

6 Next cut a piece of black card and piece of silver mirri card slightly bigger than the black. The black card has the Rose stencil and the silver embossing technique completed on to it.  

7 The paste  embossing technique is completed by using low tack tape around all 4 sides of the stencil attaching it to the card, Using the palette knife or spreader, apply the silver embossing paste, any excess return to the pot and seal the pot.  Remove the stencil  and place in water ready for cleaning.  The stencil image should now be put to one side and allowed to dry totally.

8 Once the paste is completely dry attach to the silver mirri matt and attach to the card using 3 D foam or silicone glue.

9 The final embellishments to be added to the card are 2 self adhesive gems on the right top and bottom corners of the Rose and butterfly panel and a ribbon tied around the top of the card.

The card is now finished it takes a little longer than some to make as your waiting for different parts to dry, but I think its worth it.  I hope you like the card.

If you are in the UK or Europe and would like to purchase any of the products for the above projects they are all available from The Stampman or your local Woodware Stockist

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, 8 May 2015

Inspired by Pinterest Day 5

This week I have definitely been inspired by looking at Pinterest.  I love to learn new techniques and when I found this one on the Splitcoaststampers site I had to have a go.

The example they show is the making of faux metal tiles but I thought of making a background.  It is a relatively quick and easy technique which I adapted from the instructions that are given.

Another interesting point of this card was the fact that I was recycling the background card, something that we are encouraged to do.

So......... this is what I used

Side of a cereal packet (this is my recycled bit).
Double sided adhesive sheet
Kitchen tin foil
Silver mirri board 
Black card
Black acrylic paint
White card
Dutch Doobadoo Mask art flower window A5
Woodware clear magic stamps JGCL 572 Daisy Layers 
Black Momento ink pad
Craftwork cards - Elegance Tag Everyday Messages
Koi colouring brush pens
Chameleon alcohol pens
Metallic silver Gelly Rollpen
Very fine sandpaper or Woodware distressing nail file
Wide soft paint brush
Die cutting / embossing machine
Embossing rubber mat

This is how I completed the card.

1 Take the empty cereal packet or any other box  and cut a panel of the card to the size you want also cut a piece of double sided adhesive sheet and a piece of regular kitchen tin foil. The tin foil should be larger than the finished panel.  Try to keep this piece as flat and smooth as possible ( although for additional texture the odd crease won't affect it.)

2 Take the double sided adhesive sheet and peel back one of the protective sheets at one of the edges (only about 1'') and place the sticky edge on to the cereal card panel.  Once in the right position press down to adhere full and slowly continue to remove the protective sheet smoothing this down as you go.  Make sure that the 2 are really adhered to each other.

3 Place the smooth tin foil on to a smooth surface (I made sure the the brighter side of the foil was down.  Remove the 2nd protective sheet and place this on to the foil.  Make sure that this is rubbed on to the foil so that there is good adhesion.

4 Attach the Dutch Doobadoo mask to the panel using low tack tape make sure that the mask contacts the foil side of the panel and using the rubber embossing mat pass this through the die cutting machine.  I passed the panel through a couple of times just to make sure that I had a good solid embossed design.   

5 This panel is now painted with the black paint ( you can do this any colour).  Try to get a smooth even coverage, that goes into all the nooks and crannies.

6 Put this panel to one side and allow it to dry completely, take the daisy layers stamps and stamp one of the large daisy, 4 of the small daisy and 3 leaves using the Momento Ink pad.

7 Colour all the flowers and leaves.  The centres of the flowers were coloured with the Koi colouring brush pens and a silver Metallic Gelly Roll pen.  Cut out all the flowers and leaves. Shape the flowers and leaves so that when they are attached to the card they give added dimension.  

8 Take the Elegance Tag Everyday message piece and go around the edge with black.  This will help to make the sentiment pop from the card.

9 When the acrylic paint is completely dry take some fine sand paper or one of the distressing nail files , make sure you don't go too hard or the tin foil will be shredded and torn and go gently over the panel. Sand back until you have the desired effect. When sanding don't just go in one direction keep changing.

10 Trim the edge of the foil back to the edge of the panel or alternatively fold the surplus edges over to the back of the panel.

11 Cut the silver mirri and black matts and place on to your card blank along with the embossed panel

12 Take the flowers and leaves and place them on to your card in your own design.  The sentiment tag is attached using 3D foam.

So there you have it  your completed card and what was for me a new technique.

If you are in the UK or Europe and would like to purchase any of the products for the above projects they are all available from The Stampman or your local Woodware Stockist.

I hope you like the card, thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, 2 May 2015

On the farm

On the farm this can conjure up all sorts of ideas, sheep in the fields, meadows, the farmhouse, the animals on the farm, there are just lots and lots of inspiration out there.  I'm fortunate to live in the area close to the Yorkshire Dales so you can imagine the beautiful scenery and the lovely farms out there. 

So for my inspiration I have used stamps that reflect the country side  with a farm and the meadows surrounding  plus the farmers 'work horses'   the transport.

So here is my contribution:-

What I used:-

Woodware Clear Magic FRS244 Country Fields
Woodware Clear Magic                               
Colouring Medium ( I used alcohol pens)
Gelly Roll pens  Metallic Black and Glaze in red and green
White liquid pearls
8 x 8 card blank
2 patterned papers one light coloured and one darker
Light green co-ordinations  card stock
White card 
Black card
Black Momento ink pad
Adhesive gems

and this is what I did:-

1 Cut 8'' x 8'' piece of the lighter patterned paper and cover the front of the card blank using Double sided tape.

2 Cut the matts from the darker patterned paper and the light green co-ordinations card, and attach these to the front of the card blank again using double sided tape.

3 Take the country fields stamp and stamp onto a piece of white card using the black Momento ink pad, also stamp the Landrover and the tractor on to 2 separate pieces of white card.

4 Colour the Country Fields with whatever medium you have chosen.  ( I used alcohol markers. )  Trim this panel down to the size you want and then cut a black matt with about 1/4'' border around it.  Adhere these 2 layers together with double sided tape.  Once you have got to this stage take the White liquid pearls and put small dots in the centres of the flowers in the foreground.  Put this piece to the side and allow it to completely dry.

5 Next take the Landrover and the Tractor pieces and cut matts in black card with about 1/8'' border around them and adhere the white and black card together.

6 For colouring the Land rover and Tractor I used the Gelly Roll Red and Green Glaze pens and the Gelly Roll Metallic Pen.  The Glaze pens take just a little longer to dry so put the pieces to one side and let them dry.

7 Once the pieces have dried attach the Country Fields panel to the center front of the card

8 The Landrover and the Tractor were added next and were attached to the card using 3D foam to give some dimension.

9 I then added small adhesive gems to the corners of the Black matt and to the corners of the light green co-ordinations card stock.  I grouped 3 gems in the top left and bottom right corners and a single gem in the top right and bottom left.

There you have it my ideas of 'On the Farm'

I hope you like the card I had a great time putting it together.

If you are in the UK or Europe and would like to purchase any of the products for the above projects they are all available from The Stampman or your local Woodware Stockist.

Thanks for stopping by