Mask Technique part 3

Last card today using the Nellie Snellen Swirls Mask. This time I used Pixie Powders Scarlet Mist and Bronze Blush. Instead of spraying I sprinkled some onto my mat and sprayed with a little water and then using one of the smoothies carefully sponged it through the mask in random areas and I didn’t go right over to the edge , which I quite like. The photo doesn’t show the mica unfortunately. The card is in the shop if you want a better look.

I went around the edge with a glue pen and sprinkled Wow Fools Gold on top, tapped off and then heated to make a nice edge. I stamped my Nellie Snellen flower stamp with embossing ink pad and used the Fools Gold again and heat set. The sentiment is from Woodware Special Birthday Sentiments set. The Oval die is from John Next Door tags set. Copper Mirror card has been used to mat, as it goes well with the embossing powder.

Have a great weekend


Mask Technique part 2

Back again, this time same stencil but its been embossed with Wow embossing powder Silver Sparkle.

I taped the mask down so it didn’t move and then with a embossing ink pad pushed the pad through the mask. It helps if you use an antic static pad first. I then tapped off the excess and heated it . The bow is from Sue Wilson called Itty Bitty and the heart dies are from Sweet Dixie. The sentiment is from John Next Door Everyday Sentiments and its been stamped onto a vellum heart and inked with Black Stazon. Finished off with a little Silver heart pearl.

Tomorrows card uses Pixie Powders.


Snowflake Tree Mask

Apologies for the lack of posts of the last few days but I have been playing catch-up and trying to get organised for the big day next week. Hopefully you are all better prepared than me !!

I have been having a “tidy up” in my craft room now all the cards have been made and sent and I have a few more cards that I have not posted on here that have either been made using up bits and pieces left over from class cards or in the case of today’s cards playing with different mediums through a mask.

I used a starry tree mask in my last class from Creative Expressions but saw the snowflake tree mask from the same range and thought it would make some more quick and easy cards. So hopefully you might get a few ideas for cards for Christmas next year.

First one uses Wow Platinum embossing powder and I have used a dauber to sponge Versamark ink through the stencil then sprinkled and heated the embossing powder. The sentiment from Woodward has been stamped on some heat resistant acetate with Black Stazon ink. The frame is the Presscut stitched rectangle dies.

Second one same embossing powder and a little snowflake stamp to create the background sentiment is from Craftwork cards.

Third one uses Distress Oxides to sponge through the mask and then I stamped the Marianne Christmas Song stamp across it. Finished of with some glittery gems.

Last one Distress Oxides again but this time I cut the tree out and mounted it on Black and added another circle sentiment from Craftwork Cards

I will be popping back with a few more ideas tomorrow.


Wreath card

It was great to see everyone in the shop today filling their baskets with all those amazing bargains at 50% off. Don’t worry if you couldn’t make it today, tomorrow there is still 40% off everything. From Monday its 33% off everything until the end of November. Then for the whole of December its 50% off selected items and 25% off everything else. If you can’t get to the shop, the discounts still apply online as well.

My card today uses the Marianne Twigs and Twine stamp and die set. It’s from my Winter Frost class. This is a fabulous set of stamps and co-ordinating dies which a lot of could be used all year not just Christmas. I have used a selection of different cardstocks, White mirror card and Silver glitter card to cut two leaf dies from. The Green spruce type stamps have been embossed with Glamous Green Wow embossing powder and the used the die to cut them out. The Red berries have been stamped in Versacolour Cardinal ink and then covered and heated with Wow clear embossing powder and again cut using the matching die.

The sentiment is from Creative Expressions Santa Sentiments and I drew around the inside of a roll of double sided type with a pencil to make a circle to guide me where to place the foliage. The bow is from Creative Expressions and is called Itty Bitty, it’s a lovely cute little bow and so handy for all year projects.

Have a fabulous weekend, hopefully we will see lots of you in the shop tomorrow.


Stag card

Good evening, tonight’s card is from a class I did a little while ago called Winter Frost.  On this card we used a Stag die from Marianne . We created a Pixie Powder background using Silver Dream and Aqua Lagoon on watercolour card. The Oval has been cut out using the Press Cut Oval stitched die set . The sentiment is from Marianne Christmas Song and the “Christmas” has been stamped on mirror card with Black Stazon ink. The We Wish…. has been stamped in Versamark ink and embossed with Wow White Embossing Powder. The seal and leaf stamp and die are in a Marianne Twigs and Twine stamp/die set (more on that tomorrow) and has been embossed with Wow Black Twinkle powder.  The background has been created using a Creative Expressions embossing folder called Shimmering Stars.

Hopefully you would have seen the facebook and email announcement about our sale starting tomorrow. Fabulous bargains to be had right through to Christmas .


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.