Thursday, 20 September 2012

Spellbinders Get Well Soon Card

Hello again bloggin  peeps

A quick-ish card from me today made for a friend at work.

I used an 8 x 8 card blank and cut a mirri base mat and then a smaller mat from pearl cardstock.

I used an A4 Mbossibilities folder to emboss the beautiful background design.

From the DCWV luxury stack I cut a base layer with a spellbinders label die.  I then used the same die and the next size down to cut a frame which I colourised with spun sugar distress ink.

I took some pink card already embossed with dots and cut the marianne butterfly and the small scalloped circle spellbinders die.

I then used a die from a spellbinders persian accents die twice from white pearl and again colourised with the spun sugar distress ink.

To assemble I inked the edges of the embossed white pearl base with the spun sugar then glued it to the gold base.  I arranged the cut from the luxury DCWV where I wanted it on my card and then glued the little frame with glue gel so it was raised.  I then glued the pink scalloped circle in the middle again with glue gel and then offset the two persian accent cuts.  I had to use peel offs for the sentiment as I could not find a get well soon stamp to use (might have to look for a nice one) and stuck them down centrally.

I added the butterfly in the corner and then added an offcut from a gem swirl which had some pinkish pearls in.  I decided I didn't like the body of the butterfly so added some large clear gems to cover it.  To finish I added a gem in each corner, glued it all to my base card and added an insert.

I really liked this card, there are quite a few stunning spellbinder cards being made now having been inspired by Sue Wilson, and I have to admit I haven't made many of this type before so definitely need to play around more with this style. 

Anyway all for now

Take care

Cj x

Monday, 17 September 2012

'Fifty shades' style card/gift

Hello Bloggin Peeps

Back again with a new card/gift offering with a sort of fifty shades of grey theme.  The lovely little digi stamp came from saturated canary and I saw it on a card someone else had made and had to have it.

The original card I saw had the little handcuffs as an embellishment and when I was searching online for them I found that a few people were making bracelets with the fifty shades theme which I liked and wanted to combine.

The card:

I took an 8 x 8 square and cut a red holographic base layer and then a slightly smaller pearl white layer to sit on top.  Using the spellbinders A4 embossing folder (cannot tell you how excited I am we finally have A4 folders on the market)  embossed the garden lattice design as it looks a little 'tied up' and fit in with the theme.  I glued these together.

I cut a black rectangular mat to layer at the top of my card and then a pearl white layer and then a red holographic  one.  I glued some sheer red ribbon at three points to the back of the white then glued the black behind it and the red on top of it.  I took the bracelet I made and tied it to this rectangle and then glued the rectangle onto the white pearl I had prepared earlier making sure not to get any glue on the charms so the bracelet can be removed.

I used a marianne creatables die to cut the red lacy label and printed my digi out and coloured her in.... I am not the best colourer in the world but with the spectrum noirs the results are not too frightful.  I printed an extra digi and just cut the tie out and coloured it to add as a bit of decoupage.  I also used some whimsy ticket stamps and although I could have used the die to cut them out...this time I did it by hand.

To assemble the card I glued some black lace along the bottom which came from Joanna Sheen's online shop making sure to glue at the back so no glue was showing.  I glued the red lacy die cut on top and then arranged my coloured digi and the decoupage on top. To finish I added the little ticket sentiments and then glued to my base card

The bracelet:

The bracelet is a very simple chain made from silver jump rings.  Every second jumpring had a small red glass bead threaded on before closing.  I added a few extra smaller rings at the end as a sort of bracelet extender and a lobster clasp at the other end. 

I used eyepins to mount the charms I opened the end of the eye and threaded the charm on and then closed the eye back up.  I then threaded a clear swarovski bead on and made a loop.  Some of the charms were quite large and heavy and I didn't want too long a dangle.  When all the charms were on pins I laid the chain out flat and arranged the charms so the weight would be as even as possible and attached them using the loops I made.

This was quite a long card/gift to make and would only be suitable for someone quite special ... who liked the book... and wasn't afraid to wear bondage style charms in public.  It was fun to make but not sure if it would be something I would make regularly.

Anyway all for now

Until next time...take care

Cj x

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Magnolia Birthday Card

Hello Bloggin peeps

Just another quick card from me today A birthday card made for my sister from my nephew.   

A little bit different for me in a way as I had this lovely paper in a  My minds Eye lost and found pad and wanted to use it.

I took an 8 x 8 blank and cut a mirri base to work on.  I cut a layer from the newpaper print and distress inked the edges.  I then made a smaller gold mirri mat and cut a pink striped layer to fit.   I stamped the happy birthday at the bottom and distress inked the edges.

I glued the this layer to the base with glue gel so it was quite raised.  I used a spellbinders die and cut two shapes one from pearl white card and one from the same paper as the base.  The white pearl one was whipped back through the machine in an embossing folder and inked up in green  I also inked the edges of the top layer to match the base layers.  I glued these two shapes together and glued to my card.  I cut M-U-M with my cricut and arranged them on the centre (they honestly did look more straight in real life). 

Using scraps of the base paper I cut some flowers from a magnolia die and then the leaf from the magnolia rose die - out of plain card which I inked green.  I colourised the flowers red to match the card with the same distress ink.

I stamped the magnolia lady onto plain card and coloured her in.  I also stamped the middle section onto a black glitter paper (the glitter does not really show in the photo) and carefully cut the dress pieces out which were incredible hard to see as I had also stamped in black. Doh!

Anyway I glued her 'dress' into place and added some pearls and small gems for jewellery and added a ribbon across the bottom before gluing to my base card.

Ta dah!  finished card.

I really did like this card as It was quite different for me..... I like to play but sometimes without even thinking end up back in my comfort zone.... that being said there is still quite a lot of mirri on it and I don't know what I would do without it.!  ....maybe there is a challenge for me right there!

Anyway all for now

Until next time take care

Cj x

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Paintbox Poppet Birthday Card

Hello again bloggin peeps

Hope you are all having a lovely tuesday here is another quick make from me using a lovely paintbox poppet die cut decoupage image.

I started with an 8 x 8 blank and cut a gold mirri base mat.  I cut some yellow gingham paper for the base half and a pretty patterned pink for the top to complement the colours in the image I had chosen.

I had some lovely pink lace (its made from a string and feels quite rough) and cut into it at a regular interval to thread the ribbon through.   I cut a lovely heart square from a cheery lynn die and placed it where I wanted it on the page and glued it into place in places I knew would be hidden I then threaded the pink lace with the ribbon in under and over the top covering the paper join and secured at the back of the gold mirri base.

I cut a pink mat and a gold mirri mat and layered them up and then added the base picture before assembling the decoupage.  I then glued this in to position.  I used some whimsy ticket sentiments, stamped and cut them using the ticket die and then used some distress ink to colourise them to fit in with the card.  I then glued the ends and arranged them under the topper. 

I created the flowers with spellbinders bitty blossoms and used a memory box leaf die for the greenery and glued to my card.  I then glued the decorated base to my card and added an insert.

I very pretty card in real life, this is one of my favourite images from the poppet collection the other is the little boy in trouble but I haven't yet made a card with him.

Anyway that's all for now

Until next time

Take care