Saturday 7 November 2020

Seasonal Card

Yet another seasonal card, this time featuring an old fashioned post box in a little scene.  At first I was devoid of ideas when it came to using this die until I had the idea of incorporating a few animals.  Started off by die cutting the frame and then stamping the trees onto a piece of white card, brushing some blue ink across the sky area and stamping a sentiment.  After die cutting the post-box, fence and animals I played around with arranging them into a little group and that's it - another card for the Christmas collection.

Frame - Phill Martin die
Trees - stamps from a free set (magazine gift from last year)
Post Box - Britannia die
Dog - Xcut die
Cats - Impression Obsession dies
Robins - Memorycraft dies
Fence - Sizzix die
Sentiment - from SU Contempto Christmas stamp set (retired)

Tuesday 3 November 2020


 Two of the pieces from my recent dabbles using the gel plate were very pale and I almost ditched them but thought there would be nothing lost by playing with them a bit more using a stencil and some over stamping.  This card is the result of taking the lighter of the two  pieces and stencilling a design all over in a toning colour (Milled Lavender) and then stamping some delicate trees on the lower half.  I then cut a small oval from the second piece which had a little more colour and detail then stamped a fairy silhouette in black, adding some grasses and foliage in purple (Dusty Concorde).  Matted the two pieces onto some purple card and put it together with a birthday sentiment.  Great satisfaction achieved in rescuing two pieces of card which could well have found their way into the bin.

Stencil - Lavinia Pods
Trees - from Chocolate Baroque stamp set Tall Trees
Fairy - Lavinia Stamps
Foliage -  small stamps from various Chocolate Baroque sets
Sentiment - free download from Netty's Cards (resized)

Monday 2 November 2020

Snippets Challenge #390

 Time to pop along to the Playground for this fortnight's challenge and certainly well worth the visit because there is a super prize as always for the lucky person whose name is drawn.  Super card for inspiration as well with an excellent explanation as to how it was made.  For my card this time I've made something sewing related because I know quite a few people who would appreciate receiving such a card. Started with a square snippet of cream card, trimmed to fit the sie of card and also cut a circle from another cream snippet.  Placed the circle into the centre of the square and lightly marked with pencil before stamping some flowers around in a kind of 'wreath'.  Stamped and heat embossed the sewing machine and words onto the circle before sponging the edges of both shapes, popping it all onto a toning die cut square to assemble the card.

Stamps - from a free magazine set designed by Phill Martin
Dies used - nesting shapes from Tonic and Sizzix