Thursday, 24 April 2014

Altered Matchbox

I have a little project to share. Quite literally, a little one. It's an altered matchbox using this new set of Lynne Perrella stamps, Collection 028:

Lynne Perrella Collection 028 

Here we go:

Aint it cute? I love just holding it in the palm of my hand :)

The full details can be found on the Crafters Cupboard blog. Thanks for popping over!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Carved Caravans

I loved this set of stamps when I first laid eyes on it - Carved Caravans by Darkroom Door.

The set was carved by Godelieve and the images are perfect for so many occasions.  Here are some samples from a class I taught at Little Bits a couple of weeks ago:

The result will always be a fun, happy card!

Thanks for dropping in!

Monday, 21 April 2014

Butterfly Mannequin Card

This card idea I taught recently at a class at Little Bits is great for teen through adult girls:

This is the new Butterfly Mannequin stamp from StampIt, and I have cut out her wings and popped up the dress part. A little bit of fussy cutting, but the effect is worth it I reckon. The wings have been shimmered with a Wink of Stella pen. I drew the frame by hand (which always makes me nervous!). Papers are by KaiserCraft.

When I get a spare afternoon (ha!) I think I'll make a batch of these in different colours, just to have some on hand.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Life is Good Card

This is a card to commemorate those times when you look around and realise that with all of its ups and downs, life really is wonderful:

That's beautifully textured Bazzill cardstock, with some Darkroom Door loveliness stamped in aqua. The Spellbinders butterfly was cut in several shades of blue and stitched together so that just a hint of colour is showing.

The full materials list can be found on the Down Under Direct Inspiration blog.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have reason to celebrate life this weekend!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Vintage French Tag

Loving the latest release of Spellbinders dies. Lots of lovely iconic shapes to create with....I'm in heaven!

This is a tag I made in a vintage French style:

It's a size 8 shipping tag, with Darkroom Door's French Script Texture stamp in black ink in the background. Papers from Prima's Cartographer 6x6 pad were then added, and the arrow and typewriter were cut from black cardstock. The feathers were cut from papers from the pad. The edges were all aged by sponging some brown ink on them.

Cutting shapes and then embossing while the die cut is in place really helps to bring out the detail in these amazing dies. Here's the typewriter and arrow:

  and here's a close up of the feathers. A light sponging with brown ink helps to accentuate the veins:

This tag can now be added to the front of a card, or even presented as is on a gift.

Thanks for dropping in for a look!

Spellbinders dies:
IN-015 Shoot!
IN-022 Typewriter
S4-428 Feathers

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

CCAYR mid month inspiration

Wow - mid month already! Time for some inspiration for our poinsettia challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round:

Some washi tape and a Stamp It stamp on a tag with a Spellbinders poinsettia flower. Quick, easy and mass-producible!

Check out the blog for some more mid month inspiration from our talented design team.

Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, 14 April 2014

Sweet girly card

Here's a sweet girly card incorporating all my current loves: a polaroid frame and banner made with Spellbinders dies, some ink spatter and a teeny wooden veneer bird:

The full details can be found on the Down Under Direct Inspiration blog.

Thanks for dropping in!

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Arched Wedding Card

Being a lover of Gothic architecture, I thought I'd make a wedding card with a fun twist:

Arched, brickwork and some stained glass, all achieved with Spellbinders dies and embossing folders. The sentiment is Paper Smooches and the patterned paper and kraft cardstock is by Bazzill.

The full materials list can be found on the Down Under Direct Inspiration blog.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 7 April 2014

SCACD Water Girl and a Blog Hop

It's new release time at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design! The SCACD Design Team along with some amazing guest designers (me included!) have created an inspiring hop showcasing the new Elements SCACD rubber stamps. I'm the last stop on the hop and you should have come here from Delphine's blog but if you'd like to start from the start, check out all the details at the SCACD blog.

Here's my project using the new Water Girl image:

After colouring Water Girl with Copic markers, I airbrushed a few watery colours onto a sheet of acetate. I then spritzed this with alcohol to create a water droplet look. I used my heat gun to warp the acetate, and attached it over the image with brads, making it look like Water Girl is underwater (I hope!).

This and all the rest of the new images are available in the US from SCACD. Folks outside the US can purchase through Quixotic Paperie.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you've enjoyed the hop!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Card and Tag set with new Paper Artsy stamps

This is a set I put together using one of the new sets from Paper Artsy called JOFY 022:

All the details are on the Crafters Cupboard blog now.