Saturday, 13 March 2010

Make & Take Fri 12th March

These stamps are from a set by Creative Expressions.
I stamped and embossed the leaves and swirls in Versamark and silver embossing powder, then wrapped the ribbon on the diagonal. Placed the stamped flowers on the top, I added a little colour to the flowers and leaves using Pearl-Ex Pallete

Make & Take Fri 5th March

A really simple but effective card using a Martha Stewart Stamp n Punch, the silver Mirri card has been run through the Cuttlebug machine using a small rose embossing folder.

Make & Take Fri 26th Feb

After visiting one of my favourite blogs where she had been insprired by the Winter Olympic Games, I made this card of waves.
Just take 4 pieces of white card and stamp and emboss all over with Versamark and clear powder, using any stamps that you have.
Now paint over each piece with acrylic paint and wipe off with a piece of kitchen roll, now rub over with neutral shoe polish, this will really make your stamping stand out and also give the whole thing a sheen.
Cut each piece into wave shapes and stick on to a sponged piece of card so they overlap a little.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Make & Take Fri 19th Feb

Another popular card(but all of them are really) Wipe 3 or 4 colours of Distress or Adironack inks on to a waterproof mat spray with a little water then pull a piece of glossy card through the inks, then dry and stamp an image in the centre. The edge has been coloured with purple ink then roughened with the edge of a pair of scissors and embossed using versamark and clear powder, then sponge the very edge with black ink.

Make & Take Fri 12th Feb

This technique is called Retiform or more simply a grid.
Section off a 4 sided space in the middle of a white card using sticky notes, stamp an image in the space then using the same colour with a sponge pull in the colour from the edge.
Following the lines of the first shape section off each section and stamp in it and pull in colour from the edges. When it is all finished wrap ribbon so that it lays on 2 lines.

Make & Take Fri 5th Feb

Just a simple card but really effective everyone loved this card. A simple daisy stamped and coloured.

Make & Take Fri 29th Jan 2010

The background on this card was made with tissue paper, sponge 3 or 4 colours of ink over a piece of tissue, scrunch it up and undo but don't flatten the creases, now glue a piece of card that is about the same size as the tissue and place the tissue on to it dont smooth the creases. Now stamp and emboss with silver embossing powder with a background stamp, then cut into strips and attach to black card.

Make & Take Fri 22nd Jan 2010

Nice and easy this week, tulip stamp just stamped and coloured, green section has been stamped with Versamerk.

Make & Take Fri 15th Jan 2010

The KanBan set again, this set is so versatile, The tree has been triple embossed with normal clear embossing powder. the background card has been stamped with Versamark and embossed with clear powder then the card was sponged with Adirondack Denim ink the stamped on the top with the same colour.

Make & Take Fri 8th Jan 2010

I had quite a few pieces of card from when we were doing a Memories Mists workshop so I thought that I would use them up.
I just stamped the poppy stamp from Elusive Images and coloured them with Pearl-Ex Palette and layered them up, very pleased with the result, here are 3 versions of this card.

Make & Take Fri 19th Dec

The background piece on this card is a terchnique called Bargello, narrow strips stuck on to paper then cut the opposite wat and stuck again in a wave formation.

Make & Take Fri 11th Dec

I made this card from a new stamp set from KanBan, tree has been stamped and embossed and then sponged around with sepia ink. The background is a patterned paper that has been stamped with swirls from the same set.