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

John Lockwood New Release Stencil

Todays card using his new Snow stencil from Johns new collection . It has been inked through with Versacolor White ink. The tree, from his Winter tree stamp set from last year, has been embossed with Silver Sparkles from Wow. The Oval die is from Presscut and the snow drift at the bottom has been created using the Sue Wilson Hills and Clouds die set.

Don’t forget the sale is now on 20% off everything. Bookings also being taken for the Spellbinders Glimmer machine with the fabulous Christine Emberson on Saturday the 15th September. You can choose morning or afternoon times and the cost is £15.00. Here is a link to a little Facebook video she did of the machine. This is a great chance to have a lesson from the UK Spellbinders Ambassador and get to use this wonderful new machine before buying.

John Lockwood New Release

Hi there, what a miserable bank holiday we are having !! hopefully the bad weather has given you an excuse to do some crafting.

My card today uses the new release Poinsettia stamp and die , together with the Holly Quilt stencil by John Lockwood .

The stamp gives you a sheet of flowers and the die matches them exactly so instead of stamping and die cutting individual flowers you can do them all in one go through the machine. I needed some foliage so I used the new Sue Wilson Christmas Stems die and I embossed the stencil and added some Creative Expressions Berry Red PVA. I finished off with Mark Richards Gold nailhead.

Apologies, wordpress wont let me upload photo, here is a link to our FB where I  have posted the photo.

https://www.facebook.com/CraftPlusUK/