Sunday, 18 March 2018

Spring Birthday Card with Cute Stamped Rabbit and Flowers

Hi everyone, I love this cute little bunny rabbit with her bunch of flowers and thought it would be perfect for a spring time birthday card. I have used it for a Mothers Day card in the past which worked well too. I love the colours in this card too, they are so fresh looking. Please let me know what you think in the comments at the bottom, hope you like it. Thanks for reading.
Debbie x

Spring Birthday Card with Cute Stamped Rabbit and Flowers

Start with a 6 x 6 inch (14.75 x14.75cm) white blank card, trim pink card to 14.5cm square and patterned paper to 14cm square, layer these onto the card blank. Cut a strip of pink card to 6 x 14cm and adhere across the middle of the card.

Stamp the bunny rabbit in black ink on white card and colour with marker pens or colour pencils, die cut the stamped image into a circle shape. Die cut a lacy circle from yellow card, adhere the stamped image to the centre of it and adhere this in the centre of the card over the pink strip.

Die cut two long leaf stems and one shorter one from green card, adhere the two longer ones to the bottom left part of the stamped image. Cut the wire stems off  a lilac paper tea rose and two pink and yellow smaller roses. (I used a pale lilac marker to over the pink part of the roses so that they would match the pinky/purple card and colouring on the rabbit). Adhere the roses on top of the leaf stems with the bigger one in the middle and the smaller ones either side.

Cut the shorter leaf stem in half and adhere it to the top right hand corner of the card with a lilac paper flower on top.

Pop a white and silver Happy Birthday greeting out of the A4 sheet, use a fine sanding block to smooth away any notches and use 1mm adhesive foam pads to stick this to the bottom right hand corner of the card. All done :)

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Hand Made Friends Card with Cardio Golden Daffodils Stamp Set

Hi Everyone, continuing with some spring themed cards I decided to use another Cardio stamp set, this one is arguably even more spring like as it is the Golden Daffodils set. I wanted to go for a much cleaner look this time so didn't ink the background or edges of the card which makes the lovely daffodils look much brighter, perfect for a spring birthday. If you would like to leave a comment about the card or if you have a question about it you can enter it below, I would love to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by.
Debbie x

Hand Made Friends Card with Cardio Golden Daffodils Stamp Set

This is a single layer card so everything is stamped onto the 12.5cm square white card blank.

Use masking or stencil tape to mask the lower portion of the card, position the top of the tape slightly below half way down the card. Stamp the daffodils right across the card, stamping over the masking tape and bring them up the sides a little. Stamp the stems first, keeping them all upright rather than rotating the stamp as we did for the last card, then stamp the flower heads on top. Stamp a few of the leafy stems where there are any larger gaps between the daffodils.

Stamp two butterflies above the flowers and use a fine black marker to draw their flight trails.

Remove the masking tape and stamp the greeting below the daffodils to the right hand side of the card. That's all there is to it!

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Dragonfly Garden Stamped Birthday Card

Hi Everyone, despite the current UK weather I wanted to make some spring cards, with bright colours and flowers. I love using the Cardio Majestix stamp sets, they are so easy and there are so many ways you can use them. I picked bright colours for the flowers and leaves but softened it a little bit with some inking around the edges of the card and in the stamped areas. I'm very happy with the end result, I hope you like it too. If you want to let me know what you think you can leave a comment below. Thanks for dropping in.
Debbie x

Start with a 12.5cm square white blank card, then trim a piece of white card to 12cm square.

Stamp the flowers and leaves along the top and left side of the piece of card, stamping in across the corner, also stamp a small area across the opposite corner.  Use an acrylic peg to stamp with to make it easier, stamp two or three times before re-inking to give depth, rotate the stamp between impressions. Stamp three dragonflies in and around the flowers and leaves, and the greeting towards the bottom right hand corner of the card. 

When all the ink is dry use a foam ink blending tool to ink Bundled Sage Distress Ink around the edges of the piece of card and over the stamped areas. Finally score a line approximately 0.5cm in from the edge of the card on all four sides to create a border. When the panel is complete adhere it to the front of the card blank using double sided tape.

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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Hand Made Easter Shaker Card

Hi Everyone, I couldn't let Easter pass without using our egg shaped shaker domes to make a card, and another one of those little bunnies sneaked in too 😊. All I had to add was some hand cut bunting  with gold lettering to finish it off. Nothing too tricky but a cute card, hope you like it. It would be great if you could leave a comment to let me know what you think.
Thanks for looking in.
Debbie x

Hand made Easter shaker card with bunting

Start with a 12.5cm white blank card, cover the card front with pink patterned paper. Cut a piece of yellow and pink patterned paper to 12cm square, die cut an egg shape from the centre of the paper.

To position the shaker dome, place the die cut paper over the dome and line it up on the card. Hold the shaker dome in position and remove the die cut paper, mark the position of the shaker dome lightly with a pencil. Die cut the rabbit from pink card and adhere in position inside the area where the shaker dome will be, pile pink and gold metallic flowers on top of the rabbit. Glue around the rim of the shaker dome and place it on the card using the pencil markings, quickly put the die cut paper over the shaker dome and make any slight adjustments to the position of the shaker dome before the glue dries. Put something like a book on top of the dome to weight it down until the glue is dry.

In the meantime cut a strip of pink patterned paper 1.4 x 10cm cut this into triangles 1.4 cm wide. Stick a gold peel off letter to each triangle to spell out your message.

When the shaker dome is glued firmly, adhere the die cut patterned paper over the dome using double sided tape and the bunting triangles in position using 1mm adhesive foam pads. Adhere a gold metal gem to each end of the bunting and use a gold pen to draw in the string between the bunting triangles.

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Hand Made Distressed Easter Card with Flowers, Lace and a Die Cut Rabbit

Hi Everyone, looking back over Easter cards that I have made in the past, they are usually in bright springlike colours, so I decided to make one in a much more muted, distressed style for a change. I couldn't resist adding a little bunny rabbit but I think he fits in very well. I hope you like it, please take a moment to leave a comment below and tell me what you think.
Debbie x

Hand Made Distressed Easter Card with Flowers, Lace and a Die Cut Rabbit

Start with a white A6 card blank, cut a piece of patterned paper to 5mm smaller, distress the edges and ink unevenly all around the edges with Frayed Burlap, making some areas darker than others. Attach this to the card front.

Cut a piece of wood panel paper to 7.75 x 12.5cm, again distress and ink the edges, also ink the back of the the top left corner and roll this over to the front and glue in place. (This only works if you use double sided paper). Wrap a length of 5cm wide lace around the wood panel paper and adhere at the back. then adhere the whole thing to the card at an angle.

Die cut an egg shape from patterned paper, and a sitting rabbit, ink around the edges of the rabbit, but not the egg (I cut the egg from paper with a distressed design and felt that was enough). Use double sided tape and 1mm foam pads to fix the egg on the lace. 

Die cut a piece of foliage from Kraft Core paper and lightly sand so that the Kraft colour shows through in places. Attach flowers, leaves and die cut foliage to the bottom of the egg and flowers into the corner where the paper is rolled over. Attach the die cut rabbit so he is slightly hidden by the flowers and overlaps the egg. Add a self adhesive pearl to the corner of the rolled over paper to look as though it is pinned down.

Finally stamp the greeting onto patterned paper, cut it into a small strip, ink around the edges and attach with adhesive foam pads to the top corner of the wood panel paper.

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Sunday, 4 March 2018

Black Unicorn on Inked and Silhouette Stamped Background

Hi Everyone, I decided to stay with the unicorn theme for this card, using a fab little unicorn die cutter. After the bright colours of the last two cards I wanted something different so opted for an atmospheric night time scene. I am very pleased with the way it turned out and hope you like it too. If you have a minute it would be great to hear your comments at the bottom of the page.
Thanks Debbie x

Start with an A6 white blank card, cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than the card blank. Die cut a circle from a sheet of Stamping Mask Sheet and cut another piece shaped like a hillside. Peel the backing off the mask sheet and stick the hillside one to the bottom right corner of the piece of card and the circle in the centre about two thirds of the way up to be your moon.

Use a foam ink blending tool to create your night sky with Distress inks, (colours are listed below), leaving the colour lighter near the moon and the top of the hillside. When you are happy with the ink blending dip a small paintbrush in water and flick it all over the card, this will "move" small patches of the distress ink leaving them lighter to add some texture to the background. Peel off the masking sheet shapes and colour the hillside with black ink, applying it with a dry baby wipe over the end of your finger. Leave the top parts of the hillside a little bit lighter to look as though light from the moon is shining on it.

Using black ink stamp foliage at the bottom of the card next to the hillside and up around the moon leaving a space for your unicorn, stamp two small fairies flying amongst the foliage. Attach this inked panel to the card front using double sided tape.

Die cut a unicorn from black card and attach to the card with 1mm foam pads, standing on the hillside and slightly overlapping the moon. Stamp the first part of the message in white ink on a narrow strip of black card and attach to the top of the card above the moon, again with adhesive foam pads. Stamp the second part of the message in black ink inside the card.

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Pink Unicorn Foldout Card

Hi everyone, here's another card using the Stay Magical clear stamp set, this time I have used more of the stamps to decorate a foldout card along with patterned paper. The pink colour scheme worked well but you could do the same thing in lots of other colours too. I have to be honest and say this is not my favourite card, I love the individual elements but am not so sure about the way they have come together. Let me know what you think in the comments below. I will also add that each of the stamped and fussy cut pieces have Wink of Stella glitter on them but it is very difficult to get this to show up in the photos.
Thanks Debbie x

Pink unicorn foldout card

Pink Unicorn Foldout Card standing

Start with an 11 x 14cm foldout card blank, cut and use double sided tape to adhere patterned paper over the four front panels.

Stamp two of the unicorns, the castle and the rainbow from the Stay Magical stamp set, in black ink on white card. Colour the stamped images with marker pens or pencils and fussy cut them. Use a clear Wink of Stella pen to add glitter to the manes and tails of the unicorns, the pink roofs of the castle and the rainbow. This adds a lovely subtle shimmer to them, without changing the texture.

Adhere the unicorns and the rainbow with 1mm foam pads, use double sided tape to adhere the castle so that it will tuck under the flap in front of it and the card will still fold properly.

Stamp your greeting on the front panel and add a couple of shiny flowers to finish it off.

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