Monday, 26 June 2017

Two More Cards With Make Amazing Cards Magazine!

Hello!
I recently received my copy of Make Amazing Cards, which is in the shops now :-) Inside, I did a "10 ideas" feature, using some of the ice-cream papers and toppers which are supplied in the magazine. This magazine also comes with lots of other products including embossing folders, lots of papers & toppers and a whole set of stamps!
Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to play with the stamps for my feature.... until now! 
I had a few hours free and had a couple of cards in my mind when I saw the stamp set and this was the end result...
 This cute pink card uses the heart hot air balloon stamp which I heat embossed in white onto watercolour paper before watercolouring with an aqua painter. I used the new Powder Pink ink for the balloon with Melon Mambo hearts and some new Soft Sky ribbon to finish it off.
All extra supplies used are linked at the end of the post :-)
 This fun card uses the Sundae stamp from the magazine, again heat embossed onto watercolour paper. I made a fun emboss resist background with the (also new) Lemon Lime Twist for the wash. You may be able to see I also added clear wink of stella to each tiny ice cream on the background for a subtle sparkle.
And here they both are together again to finish!
I hope you liked my watercoloured makes?
 This fun magazine is out now, packed with amazing papers and stamps as well as tons of ideas for using the included products :-) I'd love to see your makes with these products!
That's all from me for today, I'll be back soon with a new card! Thanks so much for looking!
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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Umbrella Weather Dies with a Watercoloured Rainbow Background

Hello there,
I hope you are enjoying the weeknd?! I am having a much needed break from working but I thought I would pop on here and share a card I made just a little while ago as I have about a million cards to share with you!!
I had made this watercolour background with a selection of (mostly subtles) ink pads on shimmer card previously without a particular project in mind. At first I was going to just place it behind the die cut windows but it sort of lacked any 'punch'. Then it struck me to emboss the panel with the Hexagon embossing folder! I loved the end result of this card and so I gave it to my friend for her birthday recently :-) Take a look....
 I used shimmer card for the top layer as well, stamped with the hearts from the matching Weather Together stamps. Sentiment is from the Dragonfly Dreams set.
 I love the extra deep impression the 'Dynamic' folders give. It's a little hard to see how awesome they are in a picture, but I did try - so here a few extra close photos ;-)
 All finished with a few sequins from my stash, silver thread and an enamel shape!
So, that's today's card! I hope you like it? 
Thanks so much for looking today:-)
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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Fun in the Sun! Using Day At The Beach by Stampin' Up!

Hello there from a hot and sunny Southampton!
It's super hot here and right now we are all wishing we had air con at home and not just in the car ;-)
 So, I made this card recently with the (sadly, now retired) Day At The Beach stamp set but I think it's just perfect for this weather, take a look...
 I stamped each image then, using a blender pen and the same ink pad, added a little shading
 Before colouring over each image with my clear Wink of Stella pen and adding coordinating sequins from my stash ;-)
 Ah, to be by the pool while blogging... #lifegoals
 Well, that's all for today, I'll be back tomorrow with another (final) Day At The Beach card.
I'm off to my craft room for a couple of hours, see you soon :-)
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Friday, 16 June 2017

21st Birthday Rainbow Watercoloured Card using Stampin' Up! Supplies.

Hello there,
Today's card is one I made for my eldest son's girlfriends birthday last week :-)
I wanted to make something a bit wow and that could be kept if she wanted to and this is what I came up with....
 I used some of the new iridescent sequins which are nice and little, so perfect for accenting these Large Letter and Number of Years Framelits.
 I loved this ombre ribbon* when it included in the accessory kit from the Spring/Summer catalogue so I'm thrilled that you can now purchase a whole reel!
*Also available in Lemon Lime Twist and Island Indigo
 Look how perfect those sequins blend whilst adding sparkle!
 Inside I used this sentiment from the new Happiest of Days stamp set (only £16.00 in clear!!)
To make this watercoloured rainbow I taped a piece of watercolour paper 21cm wide x 8cm high to spare card. Spritz with water then painted with each colour ink, overlapping the colours slightly.
I did use a lot of ink pads for this card to make the rainbow. If you don't have quite so many ink pads you could also use re-inkers or even just use less colours and make wider bands of colour, overlapping more.
In order, I used: Pool Party, Mint Macaron (retired, you could use Pear Pizzazz instead), So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach, Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugarplum and Berry Burst!
TIP: On this height of paper you can easily stagger the letters (and numbers) to make sure you get the best blended colours for your card.
 Finally, I went over each letter using the ever useful clear Wink of Stella!
I was really please with this card, I hope you have enjoyed it too?
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