Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Achieving Depth and Texture on die cut flowers

Hello Everybody,
back with another tutorial. Today I will be sharing with you how to make the flowers I used in the following projects:

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two more will follow once they've been published on my wordpress blog.

This is the little Craft-Along Video I made using white shapes punched with Stampin'Up! punches, VIGNETTE Tree Silhouettes stamp set by STAMPlorations and pink pearlescent Artiste Pigment Ink by docrafts

Enjoy & Happy Crafting!!! :-D

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Faux Apertures for a one-layer card

Hello Everybody,

Welcome back with another 'Craft Along' Tutorial. This time we'll be making this lovely 'Faux Aperture' Tree Card:

Please get the following thins ready, if you want to craft along with my video:
- white base card 14.8 x 10 cm when folded, but leave flat to start with
- VIGNETTE Tree Silhouettes Stamp set by STAMPlorations
- pale yellow, pale pink pale green and a darker green shade inks (I used certainly celery, wild wasabi, pretty in pink and so saffron inks by Stampin'Up!)
- black memento ink to stamp sentiment
- Post-it note punched in the middle using a 1 3/4" circle punch (mine is from Stampin'Up!)
- Scoring board and tool (I used a Hougie Board)
- dried baby wipe or blending tool for ink blending

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Masking - Blending - Stamping for a floral panel

Hi Everybody,
Back again with another tutorial, this time for fresh flowery card.

To create it you need:
- VIGNETTE Eclectic Florals Stamp Set by STAMPlorations
Flowers Grow Stamp Set by Crafty Roo Designs (sentiment only)
- so saffron, certainly celery, pretty in pink and rose red inks by Stampin'Up!
- rose red Stamp'n'Write Marker by Stampin'Up!
- large post-it notes for masking and to create masks for the blossoms
- dried baby wipe or lending tool for ink blending
- base card blank 10.5 x 14.5 cm when folded

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!

Blackboard/Chalkboard Technique using Bleach

Hi Everybody,
back again with another tutorial for you. It is easy to follow and craft along.

If you wish to craft along, please get the following ready:
- STAMPlorations Stamps Chevron & Arrows, Retro Mod Shapes or Eclectic Florals all from their Vignette Range
- white card blank measuring 14.5 x 10 cm when folded
- piece of black card approx 12 x 7.5 cm, can be die cut for a fancy border or plain, I used an uneven rectangle shape cut using the Sizzix Eclips Basic Shapes cartridge,deckle cut or anything else will be fine
- Versamark or any other brand of pigment ink
- white embossing powder
- watercolour pencils, I used two shades of green and orange
- black fine liner pen
- white Craft ink, if you got, otherwise use white watercolour pencil
- matching sequins, gems or pearls

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!