Sunday, August 30, 2015

Our Family by Judith Armstrong

Good morning, Judith here with my second share using the Kaisercraft Botanica collection. In this layout I wanted to show that you didn't need to use the purely botanical elements of this collection and chose to use the more generic green and brown papers.

Good morning, Judith here with my second share using the Kaisercraft Botanica collection. In this layout I wanted to show that you didn't need to use the purely botanical elements of this collection and chose to use the more generic green and brown papers. 

Here is how I created this layout.
  1. Cut 4cm of 2 sides of Kaisercraft Botanica Stem. Distress and ink the edges. 
  2. Cut a 20cm x 16cm rectangle out of Kaisercraft Botanica Seed and cut a rectangle 17.5cm x 13cm out of the middle of it. If you only have one sheet of this paper you can cut it out of the middle of the base piece of paper as it will be covered up. This is actually what I did. Distress and ink the edges.
  3. Cut two rectangles 18cm x 13.5cm and 25cm x 3cm from Kaisercraft Botanica Plant and distress and ink the edges.
  4. Place each rectangle on the middle of the previous one with the exception of the 3cm strip of Plant which is placed about 2cm from the bottom of the 20cm piece of Seed.
  5. Add your photo. 
  6. Add some hearts using Bo Bunny stencil and glitter paste.
  7. Paint Ranger Liquid Pearls onto two pieces of Dusty Attic heart attack chipboard and place at top left and bottom right of photo.
  8. Add embellishments from Kaisercraft Botanica collectables and sticker sheet. I have also added a few of the chipboard hearts which came out of the heart attack chipboard pieces.
  9. Add title.
Here are a couple of close ups showing the glittered stencilled hearts and chipboard.

Hope this has given you some inspiration.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

New Pre Order: Heartfelt Creations Enchanted Mum Collection

We have a new pre order available in the store.

It is for the the new Heartfelt Creations Enchanted Mum Collection arriving late September.
This is another stunning Floral collection with co-ordinating, Stamps, Dies & Papers.

There are two options on offer:

1. IWIA Bundle with 3 Dies, 5 Stamps & 1 Paper Pad (receive a FREE co-ordinating
    Card Kit valued at $35.95)
2. Creative Essentials Bundle with 1 Die, 1 Stamp & 1 Paper Pad.

Click on the images below to view the Preorder.

**PRE-ORDER** Heartfelt Creations  IWIA Bundle - Enchanted Mum + Free Card Kit
**PRE-ORDER** Heartfelt Creations  Creative Essentials Pack - Enchanted Mum
Please pre order yours to make sure you don't miss out, as these beautiful products always
sell out so quickly.

Sending Hugs with Linda

Hi there :) Linda here today having some fun with the fabulous 

I created a mask with the beautiful corner die, adhered it to my card and dabbed Embossing Ink over the top. The mask is then removed and a generous sprinkle of silver embossing powder once heat seat gives a beautiful shiny result.

I used the camouflaged die technique with the Lawn Fawn Scripty Hugs Die but allowed the insert pieces of each letter to be a pop of colour.

I'm sending you hugs for a beautiful day and hope you have a lovely weekend.
Bye for now...

Friday, August 28, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Dad You're the Best

Fathers' Day is just around the corner, so I thought I should make a card in honour of those wonderful Dads out there whom we appreciate so much.  I don't think many dads would like to see all the bits and pieces we often add to cards, so I focussed more on a technique and a trend for my card today.  The trend is the diagonal feature, and the technique is stamp 'kissing'.  For the interest in my background panel, I wanted shapes that were interesting, so I found a circular stamp shape, but it was too flat, so I found another stamp that had fine rays around it.  Inking the flat stamp up liberally, I then 'kissed' it with the ray stamp, which took away some of the ink, and when stamped on my background, it had the look of a sea shell.  So if you haven't seen this technique before, or haven't tried it out, you might like to experiment and come up with some interesting 'new' stamps:)

 The shell appearance can be seen on the grey and red shapes better I think.  Any small pattern could be used.

Begin with a regular A2 card - 10.5 x 14.5cm.

Mark out the approximate area to be seen as the background - and stamp your selection of shapes.  For masculine cards, I try to find more graphic shapes, but there are many stamps you can use if you think outside the box. I selected the solid image from MFT's Scribble Flowers - ssh, don't tell the dads!  Stamp randomly, using the colour scheme of your choice, and fill in the gaps with a small shape - stars were perfect for my card.

Take a piece of white card large enough to fit the front of your card, and slice it diagonally with your paper trimmer.  If you like the stitched effect, try using any die you have with stitching,  just cutting one edge with it.  I've included a link to MFT's banner stack below,  as you could use the long edge of the largest size for this card.  Of course you could actually stitch, or just leave it plain.  Trim the top and bottom edges to fit your card.

Stamp your sentiment on the bottom panel,  following the diagonal edge, or both top and bottom, or use a die cut word as I have done.

Use foam tape or fun foam to pop up your front panels - and adhere in place.  Decorate the front as needed.  I continued with the star shapes, punching them out of coordinating card stock.

A simple card for the men in our lives but one they might appreciate:)

Hoping all fathers enjoy their special day!  Happy crafting everyone!

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