Monday, 13 July 2015

Sketch 43

This week I thought I'd head towards Christmas.  

The sketch is a simple one and could be used in numerous ways.

So here is my concept:-

What you will need:-
A5 white blank card
Bremen goody bag
Dreamweaver Alphabet dies
Piece of co-ordinations green card
Scrap Red pearl card
3mm Cranberry nail heads
Dutch Doobadoo Artistic Mask
Sanding tool
0.3 Pigma Micron pen
Colorbox Cats Eye Queue - Rain forest

This is what I did:-

1 Take A5 blank card and using the olive green from the Colourbox queue ink around the front edges of the card.

2  Take a sheet of the Bremen pale green dotted 12 x 12 paper and cut a matt 1/2'' small on all 4 sides than the card blank.  Attach this to the centre of the front of the card blank

3 With the green co-ordinations card stock cut a piece that is 1/4'' smaller on all 4 sides than the pale green dotted paper.

4 Run the Artistic Mask and green card through your die cutting machine and once embossed sand the surface of the card away. I didn't make it an even distress but went for patchy.  Once this has been distressed attach to the centre of the pale green dotted paper

5 Take one of the wider strips of the 3D Star Bremen pack  and one of the narrower strips.

6 At one end of both strips cut a V into it this will give the strip a decorative end.  Bare in mind that the middle strip is the longer one and 2 shorter narrower strips will be needed for the sides.  Go around all 3 pieces with the olive green ink pad.

7 These strips can now be attached to the card.  The wider strip is attached to the front using double sided adhesive tape and the 2 narrower outer pieces attached on each side using 3D foam, they overlap the edge by approx 1/8''

8 Use the Dreamweaver Alphabet dies and cut out your sentiment.  I chose NOEL and I cut this from a scrap of Christmas Red Pearl Card.

9 Place the word on to a piece of the wider pale green dotted paper and cut a 'V' in ech end of the piece back this on to the green coordinations leaving a border approx. 1/8'' wide.

10 The Noel panel is the attached to the card using 3D foam  and is placed over the 3 vertical strips.

11 Use the Black micron pen to freehand draw lines round the bottom pale green dotted paper and around the banner panel.

12 The final decoration was 3mm cranberry nail heads which were cut into 3 and 6 nail head pieces and these were then stuck on the verical strips on the card.

There you have it my take on Sketch 43.

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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Chosen by Debs - Inspired by Nature Day 2

This really is a wide open theme, it covers almost everything and this week I have once again gone for the simple, quick and easy .

So here is my 'Inspired by Nature' project.

This is what I used:-

Woodware Clear Magic stamp
Versamark Ink pad
Stampendous Detail white embossing powder
Stampendous Detail black embossing powder
White and black cardstock
Piece of green co-ordinations cardstock
Heat gun
Olive green organza ribbon
Double sided adhesive tape

This is how I made my project:-

1 Start by taking a piece of white and black cardstock slightly larger than your stamp. Use the Versamark ink pad to cover the image and stamp on to both the black and the white card.  Cover the white card with Detail black embossing powder and the black cardstock with Detail white embossing powder.

2 Heat the embossing powder with the heat gun and once heated trim both the panels down to the same size. You should have 2 identical pieces.

3 For the final piece you will need half of the white card and half of the black card. To make sure the panels were cut in exactly the same place I cut them with my trimmer at the same time.

4 Take another piece of white and black cardstock and along the edge of one of the pieces
place some double sided tape.  The tape needs to only be half way on to the card as you need to place the alternative  cardstock on to it. Matching the white and black edges together.  

5 The stamped panel is then attached to this new layer and trimmed to the size required.

6 Matt this piece on to a piece of green co-ordinations card and then white card.

7 I then placed some double sided tape down one side on the back of the panel and laid ribbon down this leaving plenty of ribbon at the front for making into a bow.

8 Lastly the panel was attached to the based card

There you have it a quick and easy card that I think is inspired by nature.

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