Alcohol class part 3

Final card today from my alcohol ink class. This card was a happy accident as I didn’t like the image once I had stamped it so I wiped it off and noticed it’s left a resist image of the stamp.

This card uses the 9 square leaf stamp from Woodware. The background has been created using Yupo paper and alcohol inks in Terracotta, Ginger and Lettuce.

I dropped some of each of the alcohol ink onto the Yupo and then added some blending solution . You can leave it to try as it is or blend more using some felt . It drys very quickly and I then stamped in Archival Ink Coffee Bean.

Then I took some kitchen paper and wiped the ink off to reveal the pattern. Simply matted into some brown cardstock and a sentiment from John Lockwood Everyday Sentiment stamp set and die cut it with one of his tag dies.

Back tomorrow with one of Kerrys recent Christmas cards from her club


From our home to yours

Good morning, today’s card is very quick and easy and uses Wow embossing powders. The stamp is from Woodware and is called Script Happy Christmas. It comes with the little flower stamps which have been embossed with Metallic Brass Sparkle embossing powder as is the large greeting stamp. Simply matted onto some cardstock and attached to a DL card blank. A few gems to finish, ideal for cards to neighbours etc.

Hope you get some crafty time in this weekend


Quick and easy snowflake card

My card today is another from a recent Wow embossing powder class. I have used the Woodware Snowflake stamp which has been embossed with Wow Royal Crush powder. The image has been simply matted onto some mirror and black card. The sentiment is from another Woodware set called A Heartfelt Christmas. The snowflake is just a die from Sue Wilson Festive Lace Snowflake Frame set, cut out of some mirror card.

To finish I added a little black pearl in the centre of the snowflake.

Back tomorrow with another card using Wow embossing powder.


Wow Embossing Powder

Hope you had a lovely weekend and were able to squeeze in a bit of crafting. Todays card is from my recent Wow embossing powder class. The stamp is from Woodware and is called Doodle Holly and I think its one of my favourites from them this year, lots you can do with it . I absolutely love the Sparking Snow embossing powder, I used it last year and thankfully its still available this year.

The Holly stamp has been inked with Versamark ink onto some Kraft colour cardstock and then Sparkling Snow embossing powder sprinkle on top and heated. I then cut the image out and using Distress Oxide Walnut Stain ink and a fine tip water brush I coloured the leaves in.  The Holly area of the stamp was then inked again with Versamark and stamped onto some Brunswick Green Foundation card and sprinkled with Sparkling Snow embossing powder and heated. I then cut out the Holly leaves and attached them with foam pads to the previous cut out piece matching up the image carefully. The background White piece of card was coloured with some Creative Expressions Cloud ink in Frosted Mink just slightly bigger than the stamp size. I then inked up the whole Doodle Holly stamp with the Distress Oxide Walnut Stain ink pad and stamped the image on my card, that way it gives me the twine/stem pattern on the top. Next I took one of the Woodware greeting stamps from the set called Christmas Cheer and using the Walnut stain ink I inked up my stamp and stamped off on some copy paper before stamping on my White card. I wanted the text to be subtle in the background. I stamped it a few times around and off the cardstock. I then attached the stamped piece onto the card matching up the image again and I made some berries with Creative Expressions Red PVA glue. These I made the night before and left to dry completely on a spare piece of heat resistant mat. Finally, the sentiment which comes in the Holly stamp set was inked and embossed as before onto some Brown cardstock and attached at the bottom.  I did mat it onto some more Kraft card and the card size is 7″x 5″.

Hope you like it, back tomorrow with another Wow embossed card.


Autumnal birthday

I had a break from Christmas cards in class last week and we made some seasonal birthday cards.

Today’s card uses a new stamp from Woodware Bold Blooms Julia. To me it look like a Chrysanthemum and I used Distress Oxides in Spiced Marigold and Candid Apple in the centre. The green ink is Peeled Paint and the border stamps are from Phil Martin Inspirational Borders stamp set.  The sentiment comes with the flower set and was inked with Distress Oxide Walnut Stain .

We used the Crafts Too Press to Impress tool to stamp the images.

Back tomorrow with a card suitable for a mans birthdays.


Quick and easy cards part 2

As promised, here is another card I made for last weeks class.

This stamp set is from Woodware and is called Sketchy Baubles. The sentiment comes with it. I am loving using Distress Oxides at the moment and I decide to use them to colour in the baubles. I stamped the whole bauble and sentiment in one go using the Press to Impress tool. I used watercolour card and Black pigment ink. I heat embossed with clear embossing powder from Wow. I then took some Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick Oxides, pressed a little onto my mat and pick up some ink with my water brush. I coloured in the baubles and then blended some Broken China around the edges using the applicator and foam pads. Simply matted onto some Black card and I finished off with some Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer glitter glue Sparkle Star in the dots.

Quick and easy cards

The cards today are from my class last week. The idea was to make some quick and easy cards that could be mass produced if you have a lot to make this Christmas.

First one uses a Sue Wilson die from this years release called Lace Snowflake. I die cut the middle hexagon in Foundations Blue pearl cardstock and then added the snowflake die in the middle of the other hexagon to sit on top. Finished off with a little gem in the middle and a sentiment from Woodware A Heartfelt Christmas stamp set.


The second card for today uses the Woodware Classic Baubles stamp set and has been just stamped in Gold pigment ink and then the sentiment from the new Woodware set A Christmas Cheer stamped on top in Black ink. A stamping tool is brilliant for this large stamp. Cut all your card to size, ink and stamp all of them in Gold, change stamp to the sentiment one and position where you want it. Ink in Black then stamp all of them again. You will end up it a lot of card fronts done in no time at all. I finished off by adding some Black pearls from Mark Richards in the centres and matted on Black card. You could of course do different colours and change it up if you have more time by stamping in Black ink and cutting out the baubles from some other cardstock ( I used Foundations Gold Pearl) then paper piecing them back on. You could do flat if you are worried about postage or on foam pads as I have done. Stamping and embossing with some Wow powders would look gorgeous as well.

That’s all for today, will pop back tomorrow with the other card I made for this class.