Experimenting with paper, inks, stamps, paints, fabrics, stitches, metal..........

Experimenting with paper, inks, stamps, paints, fabrics, stitches, metal..........

Monday, 3 December 2012

Tis the Season

No surprise that the ATC swap this month is based on Christmas!

I created my ATCs using a few different colours and stamps, including this freebie from Craft Stamper magazine, made up of hanging stars.

The ATCs were cut from good weight stamping card and backgrounds were created with the turquoise ink and a selection of other colours.  For this example the turquoise was mixed with purple.  Ink was applied with foam, followed by random over-stamping with the dotty 'Fields of Sky' stamp and a snowflake in both colours.


The hanging stars were stamped twice across the top of the ATC in clear embossing ink and embossing powder sprinkled over.  The excess was tapped off and heated.

The card was edge in turquoise ink.  An embellishment was made by stamping the 'tis the season' stamp and heat embossing in the same colour embsossing  powder as the stars.  After cutting out the circle it was also edged in turquoise ink. 

A few more in different colours; silver, bronze, blue and  pink, ready for the swap.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Winter Wedding

I like the idea of using a single colour of card for wedding cards.  With a winter wedding, what better than an icy pearlised, textured white?

Unfortunately it was so shiny it didn't photograph at all well - so just extreme close-ups....... 

Rather simple, with a number of different die-cuts,  these were layered up with gel glue to create a dimensional card.  The card and a slightly smaller panel, as well as all the elements (other than the flower) were cut from the same type of card.  A strip of circles was placed across the centre of the card, two nesting die panels layered on top of each other with letter die cuts spelling out 'WEDDING DAY' was glued to the top and this was placed in the centre of the strip die cut.

A rose was made from co-ordinating pearlised paper using a number of punched flowers and mounted onto part of a die cut flourish at the edge of the central panel. The flower was embellished with white seed beads.

To finish, the card was placed in a matching box lined with silver and white snowflake tissue paper.