Non-Traditional Christmas Card

Non-Traditional Christmas Card

Today’s card features the Watercolour Christmas Stamp Set  from the current Holiday Catalogue, and we’re using non-traditional colours.  The Watercolour Christmas stamp set has lots of word and element stamps that you can combine to create your own sentiment design.

I stamped my greeting on vellum and embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder I love that it’s not too yellow. It’s a nice even gold colour.

The backgrounds were watercoloured and then embossed using Holly Embossing Folder 

 

Tricks & Tips

  • Run an embossing buddy over the vellum before stamping your greeting this will ensure the Embossing Powder only sticks the areas you need it to
  • Tape your watercolour paper to a solid surface (eg Clipboard) this will prevent the watercolour paper from warping

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card.  You can view it on this link HERE.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel so you receive notification of when I post a video to my channel.

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Happy Birthday to a Special 3 Year Old

Happy Birthday to a Special 3 Year Old

This past week our little girl Bianca, turned three (3).  She has brought so much joy to our lives, and after trying for many years to start a family we will finally blessed with our only child Bianca. Although it has taken me many years to come to the grip that our family will no longer grow, but I have in turn learnt to be grateful for the wonderful daughter I do have and how she has blessed our lives.

Amongst all the winging and tantrums that are normal toddler would display, Bianca is has a gentle, kind, natured heart.  You will hear her often say “Are you OK Mummy?” which I reply “Yes, are you OK?”  She is so happy, and loves to sing, dance and play outside.

Her favourite things is Minnie Mouse and Bows.  She loves Minnie Mouse so much that she has just about everything Minnie Mouse you can think of, including her Bedroom suite, toys, dolls, bags, clothes, even her underwear.  You will often find her dressed as Minnie with a cute Bow in her hair.

For her Birthday cake this year, I wanted to recreate Minnie’s Red Bow and create cake toppers.  But, sadly I noticed there was no Red with White Polka dot patterned paper available in the current 2017 – 2018 Annual Catalogue. So I decided to create my own.

STEP 1: – to create the polka dots, I used the eraser end of a pencil and inked it in Versamark ink and randomly placed the polka dots onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock

STEP 2: Apply Clear Embossing powder and heat set with a Heat Gun

STEP 3: Using the Direct to paper technique, take your Real Red Ink pad and drag it across the Cardstock.  Once you have a good coverage of ink, wipe excess ink off with a Tissue and the dots will pop

Using my Bow Builder punch I was able to create little bows to use a cake toppers for Bianca’s Birthday Cake

Why not create your own patterned paper for your next project.

Heat Embossing on Vellum

Patterned paper is just one of the little joys of being a card maker. (The colours! The designs!) In fact, many of us collect patterned paper! However, sometimes it isn’t easy incorporating busy patterns onto small cards. That’s where vellum works wonders in creating perfectly patterned cards.

Vellum, Heat Embossing

I’ve heat embossed my greeting from Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.  Using the 2nd largest die from the Banner Framelits to cut out my greeting.

I’ve finished it off by wrapping some Whisper White Baker’s twine across the top of my greeting and adhering my greeting to my patterned paper using liquid glue.  This way you’re able to hide the adhesive by placing it directly behind the Baker’s twine.

Vellum, Heat Embossing

Tricks & Tips

  • Ensure your heat tool is hot before melting your embossing powder, this will prevent the vellum from warping
  • If the vellum is getting too hot, move the heat away for a few seconds and then try heating a different area, this will help prevent warping on the vellum

Video Tutorial

View video tutorial below

Supplies

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Stretch Your Dies – Star Framelits Technique #2

Stretch Your Dies – Star Framelits Technique #2

Last week I shared with you a fun way to use your Star Framelit dies by using the inlay technique.  Today we’re going to use the same Star Framelits but this time we’re creating a star impression on our cardstock. You will notice I keep the design the same from last week’s project and just changed my technique.  This is one way to get more out of your supplies, you don’t need to have a whole new idea, sometime just changing one or two things creates a different look to your project.

Tricks & Tips

  • If you don’t have a silicon mat, try using a mouse pad or similar
  • Place a small amount of liquid glue to a plastic sheet or acrylic block, this makes it easier to add glue to your sequins before placing them on your project.

Watch video tutorial below on how to create an embossed impression with your Star Framelits

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Shimmer on Vellum

Shimmer on Vellum

Hello. Today’s video shares how to add colour to vellum with Wink of Stella Glitter Pen, to create a Shimmer on Vellum effect.

I really like adding shimmer to my cards to make them a little more special. And when I can very easily add shimmer AND colour at the same time I am doing the Happy Dance!

I started by heat embossing my rose image from the gorgeous Rose Wonder Stamp Set onto vellum.

Adding shimmery colour to vellum is incredibly easy. I used  Wink of Stella Glitter Markers to blend colours. Since neither absorb into the vellum right away, you can easily move colour around until you are happy. Look at that shine!

Adding Shimmer to Vellum, with Wink of Stella and Stampin' Write Markers

You can do A LOT with just a clear shimmer pen. I used my Stampin’ Write markers for the colouring, then move and blend them with the clear pen.

Tricks & Tips

  • To remove excess colour from your project simply dab the area with a dry cloth
  • Keep a paper towel handy to wipe off excess colour from your shimmer pen

You can view video tutorial below

Supplies

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