Friday, 27 December 2013

Petal Perfection

Hi All Jennifer here again,

Hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas with your friends and families.   I would just like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year when it arrives.  Time to party lol  !!    Well enough chit chat, I could talk the hind legs off a donkey lol !! so my hubby tells me.  On to today's card, one I made for Imagination Craft's in November 2012 for the QVC show in January 2013.  For this card I used another very pretty decoupage stamp, the Clematis.

Make a base card from white card stock.   Take a square of blue shiny card, cut slightly smaller than the white and matt this  onto the white base card .   Cut a piece of blue gingham paper approx. two and a quarter by five and a quarter inches and fix  to the right-hand side of the base card.

Using the Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink Pad, stamp a row of leaf stems down the right edge of the gingham paper with the leaf stamp from the set.

Stamp the main image onto white card using the same blue ink pad.   stamp this a further four times.   Colour using Promarker Pens and distress inks.   Cut out and 3D onto the main image using silicone glue.

Using a die-cutting machine, some of the blue shiny card and the flourish die, cut out and emboss the flourish.   Glue this to the left-hand side of the base card, then glue the 3D image to the centre of the card.

Stamp out 'Happy Birthday' onto some white card using the blue distress ink pad.   Cut out and colour with distress inks.
Glue this to the centre bottom of the base card.   Lastly add five light blue gemstones to the top left of the card.

That's all for now folks,   keep well, warm and have a fabulous New Year.

Crafty Hugs,
Jennifer xxx

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas

To all our Customers, Followers and Friends
Sue, Harvey, Kath, the Design Team and I
Imagination Crafts wish you all
A very Merry Christmas

Monday, 23 December 2013

Lighting the Christmas Lantern

Hello Crafty Followers, Friends and Visitors,
Hope everyone is fit and well and have all of your Christmas preparations done or nearly done.  I still have a few finishing touches to do before the big day.    The card I have for you today was made in June of last year for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Crafts and uses their Christmas Lantern Decoupage Stamp Set as the main image.   Ok let's get down to the making of this card, shall we? not much time left to get them in the post now!
Make a base card from some dark green card stock.   Take a piece of red card cut slightly smaller than the green.   Lay the holly stencil on top and spread the red sparkle medium across the bottom left corner only.   If you don't feel you can do this accurately, just mask off the top right corner of the stencil with some copy paper.   Remove stencil and leave to dry.
When dry score straight lines across the top right corner using the score board  and crease mouse.   Using the Dovecraft corner holly punch, punch out the top right corner.   Using a die cutting machine, cut out and emboss the Mariane branch die, one in dark green and another in a lighter green card.   Fix the red card onto the dark green card.
Take some white card and using the Versamark Pad, stamp the main image onto it and heat emboss using black embossing powder.   Next using the Silkies with a little water and a piece of cut n' dry foam, spread the colours over the image leaving a small amount of white showing on the candle.
Cut out the image and matt onto some red card leaving a border showing.   Matt this onto some dark green card and trim to leave a small border of green.
Glue the Christmas tree branches diagonally across the red card and fix the stamped image on top.   Add a red ribbon bow and there we have it, another finished Christmas card.
Thank you so much for dropping by our blog, hope it has given you some inspiration for your Christmas cards.   Until the next time,  stay happy, healthy and have fun !

Crafty Hugs
Jennifer xxx