Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Jacks first birthday

This card, gift bag and gift card envelope I made for my grandson Jack's 1st birthday on the 13th December.

Birthday card

To begin with I used Stampin ups I dig you stamp set and stamped the digger & truck with memento dew drop cantaloupe ink pad. I stamped them both twice, one for the card & the other for the gift bag.
Coloured over the tyres using copic C9.

For the background I made a mask for the dirt area then drew a line where the sky ended & dirt began.
To make the sky I dabbed a nappy wipe onto "salty ocean" distress ink pad & smeared it over the card-stock giving it a natural blue sky look.

To make the dirt I dabbed memento dew drop "desert sand" ink over the mask.

I frantaged the backgrounds by sprinkling Stampenduous frantage shabby white embossing enamel on the sand and shabby blue on the sky, using a heat gun to set the enamel & glitter.

I created the tag using Stampin up punch & used the memento desert sand around the edges,

Happy dirtday stamp is included in the I dig you stamp set.

Gift Bag

The gift bag was made using "we are memory keepers" gift bag punch board and the "medium" directions. The handles are made from a pipe cleaner cut in half and stuck onto the bag with glue dots.
The top was decorated using Fiskars punch set.
The tag is from spellbinders nestabilities lucious label die.

Gift card envelope
Was made using the we are memory keepers envelope punch board and the "gift card" directions.
The birthday stamps are from K-Marts clear stamp sets.

The photos don't do them justice & they look much better in real life

la la land Christmas elf Marci

Im a big fan of La la land images they are so cute & colour up really well.
I coloured this about 6 weeks ago and was just waiting for some inspiration to add her to a card.

I used the following copics:
Skin: E50, E51, E53 & E93
Berries & candy cane: R27, R46, RV69, C2 & C3
Top & leaves: YG03, YG63 & YG67
Skirt & all red parts: R27, R46 & RV69
Hair: E43, E53,E57, E29 & Y02
All green parts: YG03, YG63 & YG67

Gold pen for highlights on skirt

pop up christmas card

This was fun to make.
I stumbled upon a video tutorial on how to make a pop up card & decided to give it a go

few different Christmas cards

I've made several of these cards in different colours, the main colour used is Stampin ups Cherry cobbler, love this red.
The stamps used are also from Stampin up except the top left hand corner (Christmas tree with diamontes) this one came free with a magazine

Saturday, 1 November 2014

5 christmas trees easy card to make

Another super quick and easy card to make. 
I borrowed this idea from card making magazine I cant remember it at the moment but its a recent one with a free Penny Black wonder collection stamp.

I used stampin up whisper white & wisteria wonder cardstock. Wisteria wonder & smokey slate stamp pads. The free Penny Back stamp set christmas tree & joy, peace, love sentiment.

I stamped 3 trees equally spaced in smokey slate & two trees on the top & in between + the sentiment using wisteria wonder.

I added glitter blobs to the grey trees using dazzling details silver sparkle & dazzling details on the wisteria coloured trees- both from stampin up. You cant really see these details in the picture but it makes it really sparkly.

This is a great idea if you need to make a lot of cards in a short time frame.

Santa and sleigh in the night sky

This was another easy card to make. 
The cardstock used is stampin ups cherry cobber, whisper white and unknown brand of black.

I die cut the houses using stampin up homemade holidays framelits dies, cut them down to size as they were too high.

I cut out a 1 3/4 " circle using a punch & daubed it with stampin up summer starfruit for the moon. 

I stuck the houses & moon in place on the cherry cobbler cardstock using both sided adhesive tape.

I die cut the diamond background (from poppystamps) in gold cardstock. 
Stamped santa & reindeer using close to my heart santa claus holiday stamp then lightly glued & stuck down the diamond background. I added gold glitz dazzling details to the diamond background then stuck it to the card with 3d tape.

Christmas tree card

This was a very simple card to make but I think looks really effective.

I used stampin up cherry cobbler & whisper white cardstock, cherry cobbler stamp pad & dazzling details silver sparkle for the "bling".

The stamps used are from wild rose studios- CL 201- Christmas tree. The Merry Christmas stamp is from the same stamp set.

I stamped the christmas tree & the sentiment, added the silver sparkle on the larger stars/icicles, used 3d foam & stuck the card together. 
Thats it. 

Perfect for a quick & easy card.