Friday, 22 November 2013

Alone in the Snow

Hi All Jennifer here again,

Hope everyone is well and happy.   Not long until Christmas now lols, have you all started your present shopping yet?   I am cheating this year and am buying my Christmas cards !!  I know, I should be making them but I just don't seem to have the time at the moment.   The card I would like to share with you all today was made for Imagination Craft's in July 2011 and used their  Lilac Heaven Stencil Paste.  I'm not sure that the paste is still available but you could use  another white paste and colour it with  a lilac Inkadink.   This is a quick card to make, apart from the time it takes for the stencil paste to dry.   So off we go, let's get started shall we !

Take a piece of white card and colour the top half with the violet and the burnt orange mixed with water - a thin layer.   When dry lay the stencil on top and spread the stencil paste through the stencil.   When dry add some Glitz Gel to the snowflake centres, tree branches, snow and the snowman.

Paint the band on the snowman's hat with the lilac pearly paint.   Cut off each corner and fix to the dark lavender paper, leaving a narrow border showing.   Matt this onto some pale lavender paper, again leaving a narrow border.   Next, matt this onto a white base card.

Punch out some tiny and some small white circles and glue to each corner of the card.   Stamp the tag and 'let it snow' stamp onto some spare white card using the Pearlescent Purple Brilliance Pad.  Cut it out and add some Glitz Gel.   Fix to a piece of the dark lavender paper with sticky foam pads.   Trim around the tag leaving a tiny border of the lavender showing.

Next glue the tag to the left-hand side of the base card on an angle.   Add a bow to the tag.  That's it finished.  Hope you like it.   Until next time keep well and stay warm in this cold weather.

Thank you for visiting our blog, your comments are very much appreciated.

Crafty Hugs
Jennifer xxx


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Warm Winter Wishes

Hello Everyone, Jennifer back again.

The card I'd like to share with you today is another Christmas card and was made for Imagination Craft's in July 2012.   For this card I decided to stick to black, cream, gold and copper for the colours and I used some acetate and of course some sparkle medium.   The stamp is from Imagination Craft's Decoupage Stamp Set and is called 'Snowflake.'   Well let's get started shall we?   

Make a base card from the shiny black card.   Cut a piece of cream card, slightly smaller than the black.   Rub the Versamark pad around the edges and brush with copper and gold mica powders.   Matt this onto the black card.

Take a smaller piece of black shiny card and lay the embossable on the top and spread the copper sparkle medium over it and leave to dry.   When dry matt this onto the cream card with the mica powder edges.

Using Versamark, stamp the main image onto a piece of acetate and heat emboss with black embossing powder.   Turn the acetate over and spread the sparkle medium over the back of it and leave to dry.   Stamp the image again onto acetate and cover with sparkle medium as before.  When dry cut out the snowflake only and fix to the main image using silicone or sticky foam pads.   

Stamp the image again onto cream card and heat emboss using black embossing powder.   Cut out the smaller snowflake and fix to the large acetate snowflake with silicone or sticky pads.   Cut out the large centre from the main snowflake - (I stamped this only, onto a spare piece of acetate which had sparkle medium on it and was over the edge of the main stamped image - waste not want not lols !)   I also punched out the tiny circles used on the panel down the right - hand side using the left over acetate.   Fix the centre to the smaller cream snowflake.   Punch out more acetate circles to go around the smaller snowflake.   Matt the snowflake onto a piece of cream card and trim around the edges leaving a tiny border of cream.   Matt this onto the base card approx. half an inch in from the left hand edge.

Rub a narrow strip of the black card with the Versamark pad and dust with gold and copper mica powders.   Stamp the Versamark pad onto the small flourish and lift out the mica powders down the panel.   Fix this strip onto some cream card and glue the small acetate circles to the flourishes.   Cut out the five points of the cream snowflake and glue to the underside of the panel.   Fix the panel down the right - hand side of the base card.

Cut four triangular corners from the left over cream snowflake image and glue one in each corner.   Stamp the greetings with Versamark onto cream card and heat emboss with black powder.   Fix with sticky pads to the right - hand side of the card.   Glue the left-overs after punching out the acetate circles, to the top left and bottom right of the base card.

Well there we have it, we are finished, phew !!  this card is not a quick card to make lols!!   but I think the extra time and effort is worth while.   It looks better in the flesh so to speak than it does in the photograph.   I hope you will give this card a go, I'm sure you will be pleased with the end result.
Thanks for stopping by to visit 
and until next time, happy crafting.

Jennifer xxx

Monday, 18 November 2013

Holly Sparkle

Hi all,  Jennifer here again with another card .

Hope you are all fit and well.  Today I would like to share another card with you  that I made in September 2013 for Imagination Craft's.   This card is made using the Holly Corner Stencil and one of my favourite Imagination Craft's products,  sparkle medium.  OK are you ready?  let's get started then.

Make a base card from the terracotta.   Onto this matt a piece of black card, leaving a small border of terracotta showing.   Cut out a slightly smaller piece of terracotta card and glue this onto the black card.

Take some black paper and lay the holly corner stencil on top and spread the sparkle medium through the stencil.  Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.   When dry fussy cut around the image, leaving a tiny border of black showing.

Glue three black gemstones to the upper right corner.   Stamp the greeting in the bottom left corner using a black ink  pad.   Well that is that finished, quite a quick card to make.   Thanks for stopping by, we do appreciate your comments, so until next time, look after yourselves.

Crafty Hugs to you all

Jennifer xxx