Wednesday 6 January 2016

Penny Farthing

This die hadn't been used for a while so I thought I'd use up some more of my scraps and make a male card. Background paper was from a pad which I think is quite handy for male themed cards and a scrap of black card was embossed and then rubbed with silver gilding wax.  The penny farthing was cut from another black scrap and popped onto a pierced square which was left over from making a frame.  The whole thing was brightened by using some coloured card to accent the layers and sentiment.

Dies - penny farthing by Memory Box, square Sue Wilson, sentiment Sizzix
Background - paper by papermania
Embossing Folder - circles from Sizzix

Monday 4 January 2016

Stamping Challenge

The challenge for this month on Stamping Sensations is to use a combination of dies and stamping.  The stamp I've used on this card has been in my collection for some years and at the time it was a 'must have' but to my shame I'm pretty sure that this is the first time it has been inked and used - how bad is that??  The image has been coloured with Inktense pencils before using an oval pierced die to cut it out.  I dug out a piece of script background paper and a lattice work stencil which I thought was reminiscent of ironwork on a railway bridge. Do take a look using the link above to see some great inspiration from the guest designer and the design team.

Stamp - Joanna Sheen railway themed set
Oval Die - Spellbinders
Lattice - Tonic die
Banner - Sue Wilson die
Sentiment - Tim Holtz stamp
Background - script pad by Prima

Sunday 3 January 2016

Pixie Snippets Challenge 210

For my Pixie Snippets card this week I've used a fairly large snippet of some Brusho'd watercolour paper, embossed and gilded with gold wax.  I raided the bits box for a piece of paper for the background and also die cut a plaque from scraps for the sentiment; finally adding some Card Candi (have loads of that)!!

I don't really make New Year resolutions but I'm going to try to make much better use of all the 'stuff' I have rather than be tempted to add any more to the stash. The trouble is that there are always so many lovely dies, embossing folders, stamps et al being produced and showcased in ways that try to persuade us that we really NEED them!! I've definitely decided that if I see a particularly nice idea I want to use I will try to adapt it to suit my existing dies/stamps etc - not sure how long this will last!!

Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz Sizzix
Sentiment - computer generated
Dies - Sue Wilson