Sunday, 10 December 2017

Jar of Love and Large Letter Framelits for a Wedding Card.

Hi there,
I'm back again! That's three days in a row, get me! lol.
I have another wedding card today and, yet again, I used the Large Letter framelits. The brief was blues, the same as the happy couples invite, and lots of flowers.
 So, let's see today's wedding card in all it's finest...
 To make this card start with thick white card and ensure its at least as long as your card (here it was 21cm).
TIP: If you stamp on card that is longer than you will need you can avoid any ooops' you may have made stamping, when you die cut the letters.
Lay one of the letters on the card piece and measure where you want the stamping to come up to, mark a line, lightly, in pencil. Stamp below the line using the small flowers and stems from Jar of Love...
 ...erase the line and then die cut "Mr & Mrs" using the Large Letter framelits. I love these dies for making any card a truly personal card. Adhere to the card front with foam strips or dimensionals.
TIP: Use a ruler (or straight edge) to butt the letters up to, when adhering, to ensure they are perfectly straight.
 I tied a double strand of navy twine (retired) and silver thread around, under the letters.
I'm not going to lie, I found this super tricky and its not something I will be doing again in a hurry, lol. It does look pretty though.
 I also decorated the top of a card box to match and added folded tissue paper. I think a special, personalised card like this can be part of your gift, as I'll share with another card in the next few days ;-)
 And one final photo for today!
Well, that's it for today! I hope you are enjoying all these Large Letter Framelits cards I'm sharing because I have at least one (maybe two) more in the next few days???
Anyway, that's all for today, back soon with more..
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Stampin' Hugs,

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Boxwood Wreath Heart

Today I have a card I made a while back (again) using these adorable mini boxwood wreaths (AC. Page 113 and just £5.50 for 12) and they are another, "not just for Christmas" item. I think this would make a great card. Too soon? lol...
Anyway, how about a special wedding card or just an I love you...
 How cute are these wreaths?
TIP: I secured this wreath and ribbon to a die cut square of white card using a mini staple ;-)
 This ombre effect is fun and easy to achieve but watercolouring a small piece of thick white card, adding more colour to the bottom, leaving to dry, then die cutting. I then die cut two more "love" sentiments from white card and stacked them to add a little more oomph to this sentiment.
 I added little die cut, same colour strips from the "Little Loves" dies (part of the Little Wild bundle) behind the front square.
TIP: If (like here) your topper is as long or longer then these strips simply cut them in half and adhere to the card so they poke out each end.
 And one more picture, just because!
Can I say I really love this card? Because I totally do and I love it when that happens :-)
OK, back tomorrow with another card, I hope you get a chance to be creative today!
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Friday, 8 December 2017

Wonderful Life stamp set! It's not just for Christmas :-)

Hello there,
  I'm still alive, just! So this week I have been mostly working, finishing some magazine commissions, trying to get the house ready (ie: clean, tidy and finishing any last minute jobs that have to be done) for the Christmas decorations to come down from the loft and trying to kick this latest round of cold/flu. I have been powering through ok but today I am wiped out, hence sitting down and listening to Christmas songs while I'm catching up with my blogging ;-)!
Anyway, I do have a card for you today :-) If you follow me on social media then you will have seen my epic fail when I made this card. My original vision was not exactly like this but, can I say, what a save...
 I totally blanked when I upended the ink pad on this card, a lot of that was because I left it till just an hour before I needed it to make this card but, thanks to Rachel who suggested I cut the top off the stamped part and this is what I  ended up with :-)
So, to make this card I stamped the present stack at the bottom of this piece of shimmer white card, stamped it again onto a post-it-note, masked and restamped. Repeat 'till you are happy with your present mountain.
TIP: You may need two or three masks.
After colouring I added some dimensionals along the top of the gift stack edge and glued the bottom down flat.
Sentiment is from the "Happiest of Days" stamp set which I stamped and then added clear embossing powder to and heated it to to set.
There's a sneak peek on this card, did you notice that sequin embossing in the background #comingsoon
 So, I'm pleased with this card in the end, despite it's disastrous beginnings, what do you think?
OK, back tomorrow with another make,
'till then
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