Thursday, 25 June 2015

House Mouse Day 4

House mouse every stamp tells its own story, the designs are cute and the mice have names. My mouse's name is Amanda.

Here is my project for this week.

This is what I used:-

2 Sheet smooth white card stock
Black card stock
Scrap of Gold mirri card stock
Black Momento ink pad
Surfacez ink pad - Fudge
House mouse  stamp HMCM10 Potted Mouse
Alcoholic marker pens
Small piece of Cut and dry foam
Dutch Doobadoo Part art borders
Dutch Doobadoo Mask art burlap
Craftwork cards Elegance tag everyday messages 

This is how I made the card:-

Take one of the sheets of white card stock and cut this to 43/4'' x 101/4'' and score at 33/4''.

2 Take the second piece of white card stock and cut into 2 pieces (A5)

3 On one of these pieces use the black Momento ink pad and stamp the House Mouse stamp.  I used the Momento ink pad as I was using the Alcohol markers.  Colour in  your image using your preferred choice of colour.

4 Trim the stamped panel so that there is about 1/4'' border around the image.

5 Take the 2nd piece of white card stock and Burlap Mask, run this through your die cutting / embossing machine

6 The front piece of embossed card was used with the embossed side up and the back panel was coloured so that the de-bossed side was up.  This gives a slightly different texture

The right hand side is de-bossed and the left hand side is embossed

to the 2 pieces.  The colour was added using a piece of cut and dry foam and the fudge Surfacez ink pad.  To get the rough edges on these 2 panels I used a ruler marked the size I wanted them to be and ripped the edges along the ruler edge.

7 The next step was to cut all the black matts.  The size of the border I left was 1/16th''

8 The top layer on the front of the card was the stamped image and the black matt and these were attached using double sided tape. The 3rd and 4th layers were also attached with double sided tape,  the 2 pieces were then attached using 3D foam

9 All the layers on the back panel were attached using double sided tape.  The final panel to be made was the sentiment for this I cut a black card matt and a gold mirri matt these were stuck together with double sided tape and attached to the card using 3D foam.

10 The last step was to add the paper lace to the edges, I used PVA glue for this.

There you have my House Mouse card.  I really enjoyed making this card, and I hope like it too.

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. 

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Friday, 19 June 2015

Woodware - Sketch 43

This week we have been working from a sketch and as always everyone has a different concept of the design.  I thought this week I would use some things from my stash which have sitting there for ages.  Buttons.  Below is the Sketch idea for us to work from,

and this is my idea to go with it.

Here are the things I used:-
3 different shades of lilac textured card stock
A piece of 5mm wide lilac organza ribbon
Selection of small buttons plus 3 slightly larger ones
Quickie glue pen
Purple metallic Gelly Roll pens
Dreamweaver Alphabet and number dies
Strong wet adhesive glue
3D foam pads
Stampendous Crystal fine glitter

1 To start the card start by cutting the base layer 73/4'' x 73/4'', the lilac layer 7'' x 7'' and for the top curved layer I used a pencil on the back of the sheet and drew the sort of shape I was looking for.  Go around all the layers faux stitching using the metallic purple Gelly Pen.
These pieces can be attached to each other, the lilac piece is placed towards the top left hand corner and is stuck with double sided adhesive.  The shaped piece is applied to the bottom right corner and attached using 3D foam

2 Next take all the buttons and do a mock up of the design you want to use. Once the design has been chosen start to stick the buttons in place. Around the corners and then the daisy flowers.

3 You next need to cut a circle 1 7/8'' in diameter and attach the organza ribbon to the back and start to wrap the ribbon round the circle.  Once the circle is covered I stuck the ends down with a strong PVA glue. and left this to dry.  If you have a hot glue gun the you could save a little time  using this.  Stick a larger button on the top of the wrap.

4 Next take the quickie glue pen and make a design of swirls and flourishes in dots with the pen so that all the daisies are linked together.  Allow the quickie glue pen to dry and then cover with Stampendous fine crystal glitter.  When the glitter has been applied take the metallic purple Gelly Pen and make a small dot in between the glittered dots

5 The final step is to cut the letters out using the Dreamweaver alphabet dies, you can put whatever message or sentiment you want.  I did a trail run once the letters were cut to check they looked OK and they were where I wanted them to be.

There you have it my interpretation of Sketch 43

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.

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Saturday, 13 June 2015

Mirror cracked - shadow box

Here we are again with another Mirror Crack'd blog theme this week its shadow boxes- as you will have seen from the rest of the team.  

For my project this week I have chosen to used a 3D decoupage frame and a few other items.

Home decor seems to be the 'thing' at the moment so a small wall decoration would fit in I 

So here is my shadow box and I have simply used Dreamweaver Dies for the project. 

This is what I used

Shadow box frame with an aperture about 3'' x 3''
Dreamweaver Dies Owls
Dreamweaver Die  Monstera Leaf DD002
Dreamweaver Owl stencil  LL3039 (for use when placing pieces of die cut owl together)
Small piece of sky patterned paper
3 different shades of green co-ordinations paper
$ scraps of brown patterned papers
Pale olive acrylic paint
Adhesive - wet glue

and this is how I made the project:-

1 Use the acrylic paint and paint the whole of the outside of the frame and box part.  The inside of the frame which is visible also needs painting.  Put to one side to completely dry.

2 Cut a number of the leaves in the different shades of green.  I cut 12.

3 Cut the owl out in all 4 brown patterned papers.  At this point if you use the stencil you can get an idea of where the pieces will go and which colour you want in which area of the owl.

4 Once the pieces have been glued in place take either a craft knife or scissors and cut around the outer edge of the owl as near to the pieces as possible.

5 When the frame is dry adhere the back layer of leaves to the inner frame and trim off any excess, and then stick the sky paper to the back.

6 The next layer of leaves and the owl are attached to the inner edge of the aperture of the frame.

7 The final leaves were given some dimension being shape with fingers and adhered to the outer surface of the frame.

There you have it my interpretation of a shadow box.

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 and I hope you like my project.



Monday, 1 June 2015

Chosen by Kim Day 1

 Kim has chosen for us the theme of Window Cards the idea for it came from Technique Time Tuesday you will find a great tutorial if you follow the link.

As always I have given my instructions on how I put my card together as I have adapted the design putting on extra layers.

So here is my card for today 

This is what I have used:-

Dutch Doobadoo Mask Art Flowers A5
Low tack tape
Colorbox Queue stack - Rainbow sherbet
Small burlap flowers
White card
Black card
5'' x 7'' card blank
Stamp Sentiment- In the frame ditties JGS324
5mm olive green organza ribbon
Dreamweaver Nesting Frames DD001
White souffle pen
White self adhesive pearl in 3 sizes
Cut and dry foam 
Clear sparkle Gelly roll pen
Adhesives - double sided tape and 3D foam pads

And this is how the card was made:-

1 Take a piece of white card and attach the Art flowers mask to this using a low tack tape
to prevent the mask from moving.

2 Take a small piece of Cut and Dry Foam and take ink from one of the pads in the Colorbox Stack.  The colours that I used were as follows:-

Large flowers - Papaya Cream
Medium flowers - Whisper Grey
Small flowers - Glacier Ice

Apply the ink to the design using small circular movements in the specific areas you want the colour to be.  Once all the colour has been applied remove mask and put the piece to one side to dry.  (I left mine over night).

3 Once completely dry use the Clear Sparkle Gelly Roll pen to colour the centres of the flowers and then trim the panel down to the size you want your piece to be.  The next step is to cut the aperture out using the largest nesting frame die, place the die in the position you want the aperture to be, attach with a small piece of low tack tape and run through your die cutting machine.  Keep the piece you have removed as this will be used for another layer of the card. 

4  At this point you need to tie the organza ribbon around the floral panel.  Cut a piece of black card for a backing matt and using 3D foam attach the floral panel to the black.  Use the medium nesting frame die to cut a piece from the aperture panel. The last  thing to be cut is a black panel cut using the smallest of the nesting frame dies.

 5 The medium  panel  cut from the floral background is attached to the black backing card using double sided tape.

6 With the small black panel the sentiment is stamped in the middle of this.  I used the Glazier Ice from the Queue stack.                                        

7 Around the edge of the black sentiment panel I took the white souffle pen and did a series of small white dots all the way round.

8 To put the rest of the card together The black sentiment was attached with 3D foam.  the whole panel was then attached to the  white backing card.

9 The burlap flowers were placed in a random curve at the base of the card using a strong glue.

10 The last step as always was to add the white self adhesive pearls to the card.  The outer edge were the largest, the middle layer were medium and the inner panel were the smallest.

There is your card done, its relatively quick to do and could be used for numerous occasions.

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 and your comments are always welcome.

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