Framed Poinsettia

Framed Poinsettia

My class today was based around Distress Oxides . There has been a release of new colours and I wanted to show three different ways to use these wonderful ink pads.

Today’s card uses the Framed Poinsettia stamp from Woodware . I have used Candied Apple , Mowed Lawn and Tea Dye (last two are from the latest release) Oxides and coloured with a water brush on Watercolour card. The image has been stamped with Black Versafine ink. The side panel has been created using a Versamark ink and the stamp. The sentiment comes in pack .

John Lockwood Snowflake Wreath

Today’s card is the second from my acetate class. It uses the John Lockwood Snowflake Wreath. I have coloured the die cut with some Ice Blue Shimmer Shakers by Creative Expressions. I die cut the large circle in the set and then cut a smaller circle in the centre . A piece of acetate was attached at the back. The stag die is part of the die set and has been die cut from Silver Mirror card . The sentiment is from Lisa Horton Christmas Mixer Sentiments stamp set and has been stamped onto the background acetate with Black Stazon Ink. Finished off with some gems in the centres of snowflakes and my favourite Itty Bitty Creative Expressions bow. Instead of attaching to a square card base I die cut another large circle and made it into a circle card. Tip: take a little off the bottom of the back circle to stop it wobbling when standing .

Hope you are having a great weekend and I will be back tomorrow with the last card from this class.

Acetate class

Good evening, today’s card is the first from my class last week using acetate. There are several types/thickness of acetate. Just make sure if you want to use embossing powder on some it’s heat resistant ( it should say on package ). This acetate was quite thick and I wanted to emboss it with a embossing folder. It worked really well, the folder was Falling Snow from Creative Expressions and it’s 8”x8” so you need an A4 machine . Crafts too do a smaller Snow embossing folder if you don’t have a big machine.

The Poinsettia was made using the John Lockwood Poinsettia stamp and die set. It has been stamped on White card and embossed with Silver Sparkle Wow powder. The leaves are from Creative Expressions and are called Christmas Stems but I can see them being used all year. I die cut them in White card and coloured with Oxide Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint Ink, using a dauber so as not to rip the leaves. The circle frame has been cut with Presscut Stitched Circles on Silver Mirror card. Finished off with a sentiment die from Creative Expressions die cut several times to add dimension and I added some glitter drops on the leaves using Cosmic Shimmer glitter PVA ( which I made the night before and added when hard)

Hope you like the colour scheme, thought it would make a change from Red Poinsettias. Back tomorrow night with another idea for using acetate.
Have a great weekend

Stylish Reindeer part 3

Here is my third card using the Woodware Stylish Reindeer stamp from Woodware.

It’s my take on a card my friend Gill designed . I used the Woodware Wood Panel stamp in the background using Versamark ink on Grey card, I stamped in twice to make a bigger piece as the card size is 7”x 5” . Then I used Wow White Embossing powder to hear emboss the Reindeer which has been stamped in my Wow ink or you could use Versamark ink.  Once heat set it has been cut out using my Presscut Stitched Oval die. Finished off with Creative Expressions Itty Bitty bow die in some patterned card from Hobby House and I stamped the sentiment in Grey ink and added a gem.

Stylish Reindeer part 2

Today I have my second card to share using the Stylish Reindeer stamp by Woodware.

This time I made a background using Shimmer shaker Denim Dash. I then stamped the reindeer with Black Archival ink. I made a frame using Presscut Stitched Circle dies and I used the left over bits from my Shimmer Shaker piece if card to create the snowflakes . These are from Dovecraft, but you can use any from your stash. The sentiment is included in the stamp set and I finished off with some gems.
Back tomorrow with the third card.

 

One stamp three ways

One Stamp Three Ways

I am sharing one of three cards I made using the Stylish Reindeer stamp from Woodware. This card is completely flat besides the sentiment. I stamped the Reindeer in Walnut Stain ink, the foliage stamps are inked with Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Candied Peel and Walnut stain Oxide inks. I created a box with a pencil and then lined post it notes and when it was completed I went over it again with a Brown fine liner pen.

The sentiment comes in the stamp set and is inked with Candied Peel Oxide and mounted onto a scrap of Brown card. I finished off with some Diamond Stickles.

Back tomorrow with the second card

Working with Pixie Powders from Cosmic Shimmer

Jackie Da Silva;

Hi, hope you are all having a lovely bank holiday weekend. I have been playing with Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders recently and today I am showing the first of three cards I made.

I used the Sun Yellow, Mango Blaze, Aqua Lagoon, Golden Mint and Purple Violet. I created the background first by tapping a small amount of the powders onto some white cardstock and then spraying with a fine mister spray. I dried it off with a heat gun and cut it to fit the frame I had made using my Presscut Stitched Rectangles dies.

The flowers are from Elizabeth Designs and are called Dandelion Fluff. The sentiment circle is from Craftwork Cards.

Back tomorrow with another one.