Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Monday, 30 March 2009
So I set about making a start on his order and thought I would share some of them with you. The products used are the same as my earlier post (Creative Expressions butterfly stamp and My Minds Eye paper), other than one of those in this picture which has been made up with Best Creation paper which I have used on several of today's batch.
Glitter used on all is ultrafine. I tend to stick with four or five favourite stamps which give me an outline that I feel happy with. These are Penny Black 3819D (butterflies with spots) Creative Expression HH269F (large one) Penny Black 3864F (side angle butterfly), Creative Stamping HH1106B (tiny one with central spot). The dragonfly is an unmounted stamp and I'm afraid I don't know the source. All are stamped and glittered twice, joined together with silicone and the anteni made from wire and inserted between the two layers.
Thankfully my scope has widened, but I still have a love of butterfiles in my crafting and from time to time spend a day making just butterflies so that I have a stash to draw from as needed.
The card I am sharing with you today is a design I have used many times with just the odd amendment here and there. Paper is some of the gorgeous new Laundry Line designs from My Minds Eye available from http://www.sirstampalot.co.uk and is generously glittered, although I'm afraid that does not pick up well on my image (my photography skills leave much to be desired - who would beleive one of my son's is a professional photographer - perhaps he'll give me lessons ?).
The scrolls are cut on the Cricut using Home Decor and the circles on the C/B with nesties. The butterfly stamp -Creative Expression HH269F - is one of my favourites as the clear image lends itself to glittering. I have finished the card with three little dots which are a new find called Candy Dots which have a matt finish and a nice change from gems. They come in a variety of colours including brown, navy and a nice bright pink.
Sunday, 29 March 2009
I just love this combination of colours. I started by masking the cardstock with narrow Eclipse masking tape. I then sprayed with Glimmer Mists - honey dew mist, key lime, rum raisin and finally pearl. I usually finish with pearl as it seems to lift the other colours.
Once dry and with the masking tape still in place I stamped and embossed (Brilliance victorian violet and clear emboss prowder) each section using a sheet of copy paper to cover the sections already done. Masking tape was removed at the end and I added gems and stickles to highlight. Stamps used: Hero CL300, CL275, Penny Black 3940F (all available from http://www.sirstampalot.co.uk/
This one is using Penny Black 3976K stamped with versafine black and clear embossing powder and coloured in with Sakura Glaze and Marvy le Plume pens. The grass is stamped with Art Impressions AA1378 to give a bit more interest to the card and I have stamped the flowers again and decoupaged them. The mat is cut on the Cricut using Storybook. A button and ribbon added to finish the card.
Although my main focus is stamping and cardmaking, I do the odd bit of scrapbooking and here is part of a layout showing my five lovely grandchildren at the wedding of one of our son's recently. I've used K and Co Kology papers, some flowers and gems and cut the scallops from Cricut Plantin Schoolbook. They may never forgive me for 'publishing' them but as one of them regularly says "hey ho whatever".
I have used Glimmer Mists for the background onto glossy cardstock. I masked the central section using post it notes - they are oh so useful in crafting ! Sprayed lemon zezt first and dabbed off the excess with kitchen towel, then sprayed the same colour again, lily pad and topped with pearl and irri gold. I played around with the process for some time as I didn't want a sharp edge and found that if I lifted the post-its off before the GM's dried the colours bled a little round the edges which I liked.
I stamped the main image with Penny Black 3939K using Brilliance lightening black, med blue and crimson and embossed with detail clear. You don't have to emboss as brilliance gives a lovely finish, I'm just an 'emboss' person. The scroll is Penny Black 3878F and stamped with Stazon black. I have used the same scroll stamp on the ribbon and finished off with a slide and some black pearl gems (Hero). All products form Sir Stampalot.
It is a really quick card to make. The top half of the black card was stamped using Hero CL300 (butterfly block) using versamark and embossed with detail clear powder and again on the smallest circle using verafine black and clear embossing. The spotty paper was just a scrap I had in my stash and the scallop at the bottom was cut from Cricut Plantin Schoolbook. The circles are cut on my Cuttlebug with nesties. The large butterfly was stamped on vellum with Hero F5158, verafine black and clear emboss then a little glitter added. The greeting is Art Impression F3143 and all finshed off with pearl gems.