Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Another one for the men! I first saw this technique demonstrated at a team training day by Jane Cutting and knew I had to share it with my card club ladies. The ship is stamped onto vellum cardstock and then "coloured in" on the reverse side using an embossing tool. Easy peasy! but oh so effective.
Saturday, 10 November 2012
This card is CAS'ed from my convention roomie Elaine Harding, you can see her blog here, I received it in a swap at a team training event earlier this year, it uses a technique called faux tearing which makes use of some copier paper and a sponge dauber. The stamp set is Open Sea and is stamped in Soft Suede ink; the anchor image is punched using the tag punch and attached to the card with linen thread.
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
We have reached the end of our sea voyage with this card. Again this card looks so much more tricky to create than it is, simply layer the card and stamp on the top layer. Then, before adhering to the base card pop it inside the textured embossing folder and run through the Big Shot. Some ribbon and an antique brad and there you are :)
Monday, 23 July 2012
I think this is one of my favourites from the Open Sea set of cards from Worthing. This one makes use of both the framelit dies and the edgelit dies. It was a little tricky to get it all lined up but it looks great and is well worth taking time over to get right.
Sunday, 22 July 2012
Another Open Sea card. This one uses the "negative" of the top note i.e. the piece of card that is left after you have cut out the top note shape. It makes a great window don't you think?
Saturday, 21 July 2012
Another card form the Open sea set, this one took a little more time to create because of the shaped layers. The top two layers have been cut using the top note die in the Big Shot, we first cut in one direction and then turned it through 90 degrees which created the squarer shape. The bottom layers of First Edition designer paper and the chocolate chip layer, which has been stamped, have been cut using the framelit dies. However, only one end of the paper has been shaped which gives a great window shape.
Friday, 20 July 2012
Now this is a great template that could be used for many different stamp sets and occasions. The images have been stamped onto First Edition designer paper as well as plain coloured card stock and cut using the square punch.
Thursday, 19 July 2012
Here's the first card from the Open Seas boxed set. I love the simple colour scheme of Chocolate chip and Marina mist. This stamp set has such an "olde worlde" elegance, perfect for the gentlemen in your life (or the pirate!).
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Today I have another class from my weekend away to share with you. Elizabeth created all of these beautiful cards, you can see her blog here.
The class consisted of 6 cards and a box to keep them in.
Have a closer look at the detail of the box.
The whole project has been created using the Open Seas stamp set and a simple colour scheme. I'll share the cards over the next few days.
Saturday, 9 June 2012
I have a feeling that this is a stamp set that you might see quite a lot of. I have already used it several times and keep coming back to it. The Open Sea has quite a vintage feel I think and so for this card I made use of that and distressed my papers a little. The colour combination of Crumb Cake and Marina Mist is one I use a lot too but it works so well!