Friday, 28 April 2017

Gift Card Holder Card for Craftie Cafe

Hi folks! It's my first post as part of the Craftie Cafe design team, and I'm excited to bring you an idea for Mother's Day that's coming up in a couple of weeks:

That's a gift card holder I made using a Lawn Fawn die and some funky watercolour patterned paper I made using Distress Oxide inks stuck to the front of a card - great for the mum who likes to make her own choices for gifts, or for those of us who have their subtle-as-a-sledgehammer hints ignored and have to go out and buy their own gifts.

I have included a complete supplies list at the end. Here are the steps:

Step 1
Here's the Small Stitched Envelope die set together with a selection of Distress Oxide inks.

Step 2
Apply a little ink from each pad to a craft sheet, spritz with water then press some white cardstock into it. Dry each colour before applying the next:

Step 3
Once the cardstock is dry, cut out the envelope using the die. It cuts cute little stitching around the edge as well as scoring along the lines that need to be folded to create the envelope.

Step 4
Apply some double sided tape to the inner tabs to create the envelope:

Step 5
Insert the gift card, special note or cash into the envelope before tying it shut. You can see here what I will be getting for Mother's Day from me:

Step 6
I wanted to add a watercolour patterned layer to the card, so I watercoloured just the edges of a 10 x 14.3 cm piece of cardstock. This not only saves ink but also time as I have less of an area to dry off.

Step 7
Die cut some of the words and hearts from a scrap of watercoloured cardstock, and adhere in place on a 9.5 x 13.8 cm piece of white card using a glue pen.

Step 8
Layer the 9.5 x 13.8 cm piece to the watercoloured edge piece, then onto the front of a white card. Apply some foam mounting tape to the back of the assembled envelope and adhere to the card front.

Here's a close up of the envelope in place on the card:

 and here's the finished card again. Surely I won't have to write it and address it to myself?

Craftie Cafe supplies:
Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts Dies - Small Stitched Envelope LF1284
Ranger Distress Oxide ink pads - Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Broken China
Couture Creations - Double sided tape 3mm
Couture Creations - Turbo Precision Glue Pen 
Couture Creations - Foam Mounting tape

Other materials:
Craft sheet 
Water spray bottle

Thanks for looking! Don't forget to check out the Craftie Cafe Facebook page where you can find links to some amazing projects from the design team as well as other project ideas, shop information and notifications of sales and special discounts.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Paper Rose Sasha Copic Card

This is the sample from the Copics class I ran last month:

The stamp is from an Australian company called Paper Rose. It's called Sasha. The paper is from Kaisercraft, and the Copic markers used for the dress were from the B90 family.

I cut the word from glitter cardstock and added some colour to it with the same Copic markers that I used for the dress:

The pearls and diamantes were also coloured with Copic markers - so that EVERYTHING matches :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

White on White card

White on White came up as a topic for a card class - AWESOME!

Having to create contrast and texture without the use of shades of colour was a challenge, but I just love how these cards turned out.

This was one of my favourites:

I created the circle pattern by taping together some circle dies with painter's tape and embossing them onto the card before adding the embellishments. I love it when you can use tools you already own in different ways.

In the photo the sequins look pink (they have an irridescent finish), but in real life the whole card is white. White can be a challenge to photograph, but I think you can see all the details well enough.

The word sweet was cut from cardstock three times and stacked one on top of the other. I then applied Stickles to help it sparkle a little:

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Darkroom Door Steampunk Squares Collage Stamp cards

Happy new year crafty people!

For my first post of 2017 I have a couple of samples I made using Darkroom Door's new Steampunk Squares Collage Stamp:

This stamp is going to be so handy for masculine projects!

For close ups and a description of how these were put together, please visit the Darkroom Door blog.

Thanks for dropping in today!

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Arty Circles by Darkroom Door

I just love the new Arty Circles Collage stamp by Darkroom Door! Here are some samples I made with it:

an art journal page:

and a couple of cards:

Full details on how I put them together and complete supplies lists are available on the Darkroom Door blog.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Gel Press® Gift Card Tags

I made a set of tags that hold gift cards - just what I need at this time of year for people who already have everything:

There's even a short video on YouTube for you to watch!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Gel Press® Christmas Card Set

I made a set of Christmas cards as part of our November Video Frenzy:

You can see the video on the Gel Press You Tube channel, where you can find awesome videos from the rest of the creative team.

Thanks for dropping in today!

Monday, 14 November 2016

Gel Press® Thanks Tag

I made this thank you tag using a Gel Press® plate, some Deco Art paint and stencil and Tim Holtz patterned paper:

All the details are up on the Gel Press® blog. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Gel Press® Elephant card video tutorial

I have a video tutorial up on You Tube showing how I made this card using a Stencil Girl stencil, Darkroom Door and Carabelle Studio stamps:

Pop over here and take a look!

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Darkroom Door Bunting Border stamp

Darkroom Door has released a new product line - big 12 inch border stamps! I got to play with the Bunting Border.

Here's a page I'll add to my art journal:

and this is a big 6 x 12 inch card:

I love that this stamp is big enough to go across a whole page, or even wrap around a big card.

To find out how I made these samples, please head over to the Darkroom Door blog.

Thanks for stopping by today!