Sunday, 27 March 2016

Hand Made Distressed Paper Birthday Card

Now don't laugh but here's another card using paper from the Garden Party paper pad, I just love it, but I promise to use something different next time!
I used a mustard coloured sheet from the Core'dinations Colorcore pad for the background and then stuck a sheet of plain cream paper to the back of the patterned paper and tore a strip from the middle of it. I used a paper scruffer/distresser tool around all the edges of the patterned paper to really rough them up and then inked them with a dark red ink pad.

The card is finished off with a cluster paper roses, die cut leaves, a crochet lace bow and a peel off greeting.

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I am very pleased with the results and hope you like it too.
Debbie x

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Butterfly and Burlap Hand Made Birthday Card

I love this burlap ribbon it gives such a rustic feel to things and is bang on trend at the moment. I started with a kraft card blank which seemed to fit with the rustic feel of the card. I used a sheet of woodgrain paper from one of our Christmas pads for the background and inked the edges with brown ink. I cut a length of the burlap/hessian ribbon as wide as the background paper and a length of embroidered lace the same size, these were layered up and topped with brown super sheer ribbon tied in a bow. I used a brown wooden butterfly to the top portion of the card and decorated that with gold adhesive metal gems.

The greeting is stamped in brown on a strip of the woodgrain paper cut into a pennant shape and inked around the edges.

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Thanks for visiting, hope you like it!
Debbie x

Friday, 25 March 2016

Wall Stamp with Die Cut Ivy Hand Made Greeting Card

I was very excited when this brick wall stamp arrived in stock and was keen to give it a test drive as soon as possible. It also gave me a chance to use another new stock item, the Ivy Border cutting die.
I used the Tea Die Distress ink pad on the brick wall stamp and stamped the whole background of the card, I then used a foam pad to blend the same ink over the stamped area to soften the appearance of the brick wall
The arched window was die cut from the card and the narrow window frames coloured with a brown ProMarker pen.

The ivy was die cut from green card, the vertical ivy was a little bit too big for the card so I cut a small piece of the stem out and covered the join with a flower, other flowers were added along the length of the ivy border. Pink card and curtains made from a doily finish off the window.
The greeting was stamped onto white card which was then inked around the edges and stuck in place.

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I am very pleased with the brick wall stamp and expect to be using it a lot more in the future. I hope you like it too, looking forward to your comments.
Thanks for visiting.
Debbie Wild