Friday, 6 December 2013

Christmas Trees Sparkle

Hi there Everyone,  

Jennifer back again, this time with a Christmas card I made for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Craft's in August 2012.  I have used two of their stencils and my favourite product, yes you guessed, Sparkle Medium.  So let's get started shall we !

Make a base card from white card stock and matt a piece of purple paper onto the white card, leaving a border of white showing.

Take a piece of silver mirror card, cut smaller than the purple paper.   Lay the flourishes stencil over it and spread the three colours of sparkle medium over it.   Remove stencil and leave image to dry.

Take a piece of acetate and lay the embossable over it and spread the sparkle mediums over it, colouring some of the trees green and the others lavender and leave to dry.   Wrap the acetate over a piece of mirror card and secure on the back using double sided sticky tape.

Secure a piece of ribbon around the larger piece of mirror card but only at the top.   Fix the mirror card with the acetate, to the larger piece of mirror card using sticky tape.   Thread the ribbon down between the smaller piece of mirror card and the acetate and secure on the reverse of the card.   Now, fix the whole panel to the purple paper on the base card,   Add a ribbon bow to the top centre of the acetate.

Well there we are card finished.   I'll be back soon, until then, be happy, be safe and have a good week.

Jennifer xxx

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Christmas Joy

Hello everyone,  Jennifer here again,

Hope life has been good to you all.   We have had quite a busy week so far.   Hopefully I will manage to fit in some crafting time tomorrow.   Today's card was made for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Craft's in September 2011 and uses their pretty Holly Stencil.   It is a fairly quick card to make, so here we go!

Take a piece of white card and colour it using the distress inks - Dried Marigold,  Victorian Velvet, Scattered Straw,  Peeled Paint,    When dry lay the stencil on top of the now coloured card and dab the Forest Moss through the stencil using a stencil brush.

When the green ink is dry, lay the stencil back onto the design and dab the Versamark Pad through the design on the stencil.   Carefully remove the stencil and brush the mica powders over the design.   Remove the excess powder.   Trim around the edge of the design with scissors and matt onto some black card.    Fix the organza ribbon across the card front, securing on the reverse.   

Cut out a label from black card and one from cream card using the Spellbinder's Fancy Tags Die.   Thread the gingham ribbon through the slots on the black tag and fix on top of the ribbon and secure on the reverse of the card.   Cut out the oval only from the cream tag and stamp 'Joy' in the centre with a black ink pad and colour the cream oval using the stencil and the distress inks.   Then brush with mica powders.   Glue the cream oval onto the black tag.

Matt this onto some gold mirror card then onto some cream card, each time leaving a border showing, slightly larger border for the cream card.

Make two gingham bows and glue one on each side of the card.   Glue the red rhinestones to the card front in groups of threes for the holly berries.

Well that's this card finished, hope you all like it.   See you again soon.  Thank you for stopping by our blog, we do appreciate your visits.

Crafty Hugs until Next Time,
Love Jennifer xxx

Monday, 2 December 2013

Love, Joy and Peace at Christmas

Hi all, Jennifer here again,

Hope everyone is well and managing to stay warm and cosy in this cold weather.   Today I would like to share a card I made for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Craft's in July 2012 and uses their Owls Embossable and Black Stars Sparkle Medium.

Make a base card from black shiny card.   Matt some red card onto the black, leaving a border of the black showing.   Take a piece of black card and using a paint brush and the red and yellow Silkies, paint stripes across the card, leaving a little of the black card shining through.

When dry, lay the embossable on top and spread the Sparkle Medium over it using the spatula.   Carefully lift off the embossable and leave to dry.   When dry matt this onto the red card.   Colour another piece of black shiny card as before and from that cut out two small, one medium and one large circles.     Using the black ink pad stamp the cottage onto the large circle and glue to a large black circle.   Stamp the word 'peace' onto the medium scalloped circle again using the black ink pad.   Stamp the words 'joy' and 'love' onto the two smaller scalloped circles and  glue these onto the slightly larger black circles.

Fix all the circles to the card front adding the red ribbons leading from each word across to the cottage circle.   Cut out a black key using the Marianne Design Die.   Fix to a red bow and glue to the top red ribbon.

Using the Marianne Poinsettia Die, cut out and emboss the flower from red card.   Rub lightly over the petals using black soot distress ink and add a little Black Stars Sparkle Medium to the petals.   Glue the poinsettia to the top left of the card and add a black gemstone to the flower centre.   Glue two more gems to the left-hand edge and another two to the right-hand edge.

Well that's it friends, card finished hope you like it.  Take good care of yourselves and keep snug and warm until my next blog.   Thank you for visiting our blog and  for all your lovely comments they mean a great deal to us all.

Big Crafty Hugs
Jennifer xxx