Saturday 20 August 2022

Fun Card

 Sharing a fun card today which I made for one of my great grandsons who had a dinosaur themed birthday party.  The image came from a CD which I've had for many years. The background paper was printed from a more recent USB and the bunting, numbers and letters were die cut using up some scraps of matching card.

Image from a My Craft Studio CD
Background - printed from a Paper Pantry USB
Bunting and Letters etc - unbranded dies and magazine free gifts from way back

Wednesday 17 August 2022

Mixing it Up

 Mixing things up a bit is a great way of coming up with designs for cards and it's something I do quite often - the important thing is a bit of discipline to make sure that when finished, all the dies and/or stamps get returned to their correct storage so that each set is complete.  For this card I started with a piece of white card slightly smaller than a DL card blank and brushed it with blue and green inks before colouring and die cutting or fussy cutting a selection of bits and pieces to build up a Happy Birthday scene.  I've used a mixture of items from some different sets, a mix of current and retired items.  I must say that during the very hot spell a bit of quiet colouring and fussy cutting was just about all the crafting I could cope with.  Temperatures are much closer to normal now thank goodness and we've had some gentle rain.

Monday 15 August 2022

Lucky Win

 I was lucky enough recently to be the winner of a give-away which Christina offers most weeks - usually a copy of a magazine along with the free gift it contains.  Owls always seem to be popular and this one die cuts nicely and has embossed and cut details as well.  There was also of course the magazine and a set of sentiment stamps.  Look out for Christina's posts on a Friday if you are interested.  For my card I started with some cream pearl card and cut a circular window before embossing with a 'bark' texture; backed it with a scrap of text paper and then added the own which I'd die cut from kraft card and rubbed lightly with some copper gilding wax.  The sentiment was one of the stamps which came as part of the magazine gift.

Embossing Folder - Stampin' Up