Monday, 30 May 2016

Woodware - Shaker Cards

Shaker cards have been around for ages and for myself I always think Christmas.  Since its time to start with Christmas I decided that my card this week would be Christmas.  The shaking elements can be anything that is small for example glitter, flower soft, small punched shapes, sand, confetti etc, the choice really yours.

So here is my card and what I used

Clear Magic Christmas Trees
Card blank
Patterned papers
White card
Black Stazon Ink Pad
Sakura gelly pens  (I used alcohol pens but you could use a medium of your choice )
3D foam

This is how the card was made

1  Take the base card and fold in half

2 Use the Black Stazon and stamp the 3 trees grouped together on to some very pale patterned paper.  Mine was a glitter paper. I coloured the trees with alcohol pens   Obviously you can use whatever medium you choose.

3  The next step is to make the aperture panel for the front of the card.  I used a die to cut the aperture with a square die that was slightly bigger than the stamp size. The outer panel needs to have a border of about 2 cm. Cut the piece to the required size.  When this panel has been cut  the front needs to be covered, to give more dimension I used some patterned paper and used the paper to cover the bottom edge of the panel hiding the square corners

4 Take the acetate and cut this so that is just smaller that the white aperture panel and stick this to the reverse of the aperture piece. 

4a  The 3D foam is applied  around the edge at this point REMEMBER to leave no gaps

5  Time to concentrate on the base card.  Cut a couple of matts in mirri and another in a plain card.  Layer these up on to the base card..  The last piece to placed on the base card is the stamped and coloured image. This needs to be placed centrally  on the card .

6  The next step is the messy bit  (its not really messy)  I took the shaker stuff and placed this on to the the middle of the stamped image making sure that it would allow the stuff to move.   If you want a deep shaker then 2 layers of 3D foam needs to be attached.  Once the foam is in place  take the aperture panel  and place the 3D foam on to stamped image press the two together.  Make sure that the shaker stuff is loose and that it will shake.

There you have the shaker Christmas Card.

Hope you like it.  For more inspiration you can visit the  Woodware blog
Bye for now .



Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Hobby Week Card Representing a hobby Day 2

Hobbies -most of us have one - be it sport, hiking, running, fishing, crafting the list goes on. Woodware have a number of hobby themed stamps and others that feature  'hobby' themes and can be adapted to the relevant hobby theme.  However since I have an interest in sewing and embroidery I decided to used one of the hobby themed stamps ........Sewing.

The card I have made is quite a basic, easy style which didn't take too long to do, but could also be taken to different level with decoupage and different levels of each of the blocks.

So here is the card.

This is what I used

A5 Blank card
Piece of smooth white card
Sheet of 12 x 12 patterned paper.  ( My paper was covered in rows of stitching)
Scrap of patterned card stock
Scrap of Holographic mirri board
Clear Magic Sewing sampler  stamp set
Stazon black ink pad
Sakura aqua pencils
Distress ink pad
White ribbon
Glossy accents
Silicone glue

This was the process

1  Take the A5 Folded card and fold the front of the card back to the fold of the card.  Use a bone folder and use to get a crisp fold.

2  Using the 12 x 12 patterned paper cover the inside back of card and also the front panel of the card.  I didn't leave any borders around the edges.  

3  Take the smooth white card and stamp the image with the black Stazon ink pad.  Stamp the image twice. as one of the images will be cut into for the decoupage pieces.

4  The next step is to colour the full image and also the segments that you want to decoupage.  On mine I used the pencils and on the 2 patchwork quilt panels I used one colour and then went over with another to give the idea of texture.

5   Trim the panel back to the stamped outline , this then matted on to a piece of holographic mirri board, and then on to a piece of complimentary patterned card.  Before going any further I put the glossy accents on the areas I wanted glazing.  I glazed the sewing machine, the thread on the bobbin, the tops of all the pins and the top of the safety pin.  Whilst this is drying go to step 6.

6  Colour the elements that you are decoupaging  and fussy cut these pieces out.  I decoupaged the thimble and scissors.  For the element that were metal I used a metallic silver pen

The scissors and thimble decoupaged

7  The decoupage pieces are the placed on the panel using 3D foam.

8 The final thing I placed a piece of ribbon on the outer edge of the back of the card.  Then take a number of pieces of ribbon and tie these round ribbon going down the back of the card.

There you have it  .I think that this stamp would look good  with the sewing machine, the sewing needle and maybe the pincushion panel all cut out as squares and then 3D with foam give a different dimension.  

Thanks for stopping by.  For more inspiration you can visit the  Woodware blog
Bye for now .


Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Boys will be boys Day 3

Time goes on and this week the theme is ' Boys will be boys', so this week with a little bit of poetic license my card has guitar, music, boots, - covering something that almost all young males (and some older ones) considering the music side of things.

This is my card

This is what I used:-

Sakura Colouring brush pens
Clear Magic Rock Dude Stamp set
Backing card (6 1/4'' x 12'')
Patterned paper
Glossy Accents
Stazon black ink pad
Pigma Micron black pen
White watercolour paper

This is the process

1  Take the backing card and score at 4 1/2'' , fold to form card.

2  Cut 2 matts one for the front  leaving a  a border round 3 sides of 1/4'', the second 8cm wide and again leave a 1/4'' border on 3 sides.

3  Take the watercolour card the panels and cut into panels one for the front and 2 for the boots and one for the word.

4  Stamp the images on to the panels. I used Black Stazon as I was going to use the Colouring brush pens

5  Once step 4  is completed  I used the Colouring Brush pens to colour all the images (you could use the colouring medium of your choice ).

6 Take the black ink pad and go around all the edges of all the white panels.

7  Put the panels on to the card base.  Take the panels and glossy accents and cover the headphones, guitar,  soles of the boots the circle panels on the side of the boots, and alternate letters of the word.  Make sure the glossy accents is completely dry before going to the next step.

8  To stop the main panel from looking a bit stark I used one of the colouring brush pens and randomly did groups of 3 dots to break the white surface.

9  Use the pen to do faux stitching around all the stamped panels

There you have this weeks card.

Thanks for stopping by.   For more inspiration you can visit the  Woodware blog
Bye for now .


Saturday, 14 May 2016

Apertures and Punches Day 6

Hi!  Well here we are another week on and this week we have been looking at Apertures and punches. It really is an open book for ideas, there are so many different designs and styles of punches, and really the were the fore runners to dies that everyone uses today.

My card this week my card uses 4 punches, one is a border punch which again can be used in different way for different effects, one is a punch that  embosses as well as cutting and the rest  are regular punches.

So here is my card

This is what I used

6 x 6 black card
3 co-ordinating patterned papers and one different (for the leaves )
Small gold adhesive gems
The following punches.......regular cherry flower punch, Fairy Niobe petals, floral punch art   fern leaves and cross star lever border punch
Adhesives - wet PVA glue
Compass cutter.

This the the way I made the card

1 Take the base card and fold in half open up and using the compose cutter I cut a 7.5cm circle just off centre so that the border can be placed down the folded edge.  Keep the circle cut from the card as this is used  later on.

2 Using one of the co-ordinating papers  cut a panel to fit the inside of the card leave a 5mm border all around the side, attach the panel to the card.

3  Use the same paper and cut a strip of the same paper and cut a piece about 4cm wide and use the border punch and punch down both sides this will give the folded edge a decoration

4  The next step is to punch the remaining pieces, so using the 2 remaining  co-ordinating papers punch 2 of the Fairy niobe in one of them and 9 of the regular cherry blossom, and finally 3 of the fern punch in the different paper. 

5  The 2 fairy niobe petals I curled each of the petals around a pencil one with the patterned side up and the other patterned side down.  This gives the movement in the flower.  When this has been done stick the 2 petals together and place the finished flower in the centre of the circle  (cut from the front of the card ).  This can be now attached to the base card, match the circle to the aperture.

6  Place a number of small gold gems in the centre of the fairy niobe flower.

7  For the small flowers to give them shape  I nipped the end of each petal and the embossed the centre of the flower, the flowers take on the shape you have given to them.

8  Finally  I spaced the ferns and flowers out around the edge of the aperture and added the small gold gems.

There you have your card.  I think this is quite pretty.  Thanks for stopping by, for more inspiration you can visit the  Woodware blog

Bye for now .


Friday, 6 May 2016

Janes Bubble Blooms Day 5

Hi hope all is well with you.  Been a bit of a rush this week, so lets get to the card straight away.

Here is my card for this week.

What I used

PVA glue
White card
Dark blue card
Silver mirri card 
2 pieces of co-ordinating papers/card
Scrap patterned paper
Black Stazon ink pad
Glossy accents
Tiny self adhesive gems
Bubble bloom - Curly Sue
Lilac blossom flower punch

This is how I made the card

1  Take the white card and stamp the bubble bloom and also the sentiment.  Use the black Stazon ink pad to do this.  The sentiment is also stamped on the white card, leave plenty of space between the 2 stamps.

2  Take one of the paler colours of the Brush pens and colour all the bubbles in and colour the leaves as well.

3  Using the scrap of patterned paper and the Lilac blossom flower punch and  punch the flowers twice.

4  Take the smaller of the punched flowers and  use the PVA glue to adhere one of the flowers to each bubble.  Allow the glue to dry.

5  Next apply the glossy accents over the bubbles , this means that when dry the bubbles dry they will be domed and glossy.  Put this to one side and allow to dry, it does take a little while.

6  Whilst the glossy accents is drying cut the matts and layers 2 are required in the co-ordinating paper and card and 2 layers in the mirri card.  The A4 sheet of dark blue card is folded in half to make an A5 card.  The sentiment is trimmed and a matt of mirri is cut for the sentiment.

7  The matts can all be layered together and attached to the card.  When the Bubble bloom panel is completely dry place this on to the card. The sentiment is also now added to the card.

8  The final step is to place a small self adhesive gems in the centre of each bubble and in the corners of the white layers. 

There you have it the completed card.

Thanks for stopping by, for more inspiration you can visit the  Woodware blog
Bye for now .