Wednesday 22 October 2014

Yum Yum

Afternoon Peeps.
Thought I'd share a Christmas card with you.
These great Christmas Pudding stamps are by Woodware.
I stamped them onto circles of card and coloured them in with Promarkers.
Christmas Pudding...
 Going once ...
Going twice ...
Images that tell a 'story' like this are ideal for waterfall cards.
Because they're on circles rather than squares you can see part of the mechanism, so I made that out of the same card that I made the background from.
Staying with the pudding theme, I went the whole hog and made a pudding shaped card.
I started by cutting a circle shape from an 8"x8" card.
I covered the bottom half with Kraft card. It has been coloured with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and the 'fruit' is different sized circles drawn with red and brown Promarkers.
The top half is covered with white card which has been run through a snowflake embossing folder, which I then cut to look like dripping icing.
It's finished off with red buttons and some holly
(made with green core-dinations card and a sizzix die).

And now I'm hungry...

Saturday 4 October 2014

Die cuts in 3D - no glasses required

Evenin' All, hope you are well.
Our Cardmaking Club theme for Thursday 9th is going to be 3D embellishments (made from die-cuts). This first one is a card I sent to a friend's son for his 16th Birthday.
('Happy' and 'Birthday' are from the Claritystamp word chain sets)
I die cut six stars from a Prima paper pad, scored them down the centre and glued three of them back to back for each 3D star (I used Collall Photoglue on these - you need something that you can move about a bit before it dries so can make sure your shapes are lined up properly).
I then covered the front and inside of an A5 card with patterned paper and die-cut a circle in the front of the card. The dark paper on the front is from the Robot Rust digi-kit and I have over-stamped it with a compass in black ink. I was going to put a third star on the inside so you could see it through the circle, but it covered up too much of the lovely background paper so I left it off.
The second card I made is with hearts, but I'll bring that one to club (don't want to risk my Mum seeing it before her birthday!)
This last one is using a Sizzix Movers and Shapers bat die (I've definitely been going a bit batty lately).
I die-cut nine bat shapes from a lovely leather effect black paper and used the same method as above to make three 3D bats. These were a bit more fiddly so took quite a bit longer to put together and I used Tacky PVA glue for a stronger hold.
The arch aperture was die-cut from the front of the card using a large Sizzix Tag die, and then I stamped all over the card with an Inkylicious brick wall stamp and Pumice Stone Distress Ink. The 'just to say' line sentiment is from Clarity.
So ladies, for Thursday you'll need to bring:-
 card blanks
paper or thin card for the shapes
scoring board if you have one
 repositionable glue
any ribbon/embellishments etc. you might want to add on.
And if anyone has a simple butterfly- or flower-shape die, can they please bring it along as I don't seem to have these in my stash (my die collection is not in the same league as my massive collection of stamps) 
Oh, and I almost forgot, we'll be doing the squeeze boxes as well, so bring along some thin card for the boxes (patterned would be nice), card or paper to cut the numbers out of, and ribbon/cord for hanging them. Plus red ultra-strong tape if you have it.
Ta-ra for now,
Karina x