Today I am sharing a card designed for The Little Paper Tree
I started the card by stamping the images from the stamp sets out on Bristol cardstock and coloured them using my Zig clean colour real brush markers. I only used three colours and blended them with water using a small paint brush to create shading and lighterareas of colour.
I took a 6 x 6 piece of white cardstock and die cut a heart. I then stamped the sentiments on the front. I attached a piece of acetate inside the panel using liquid glue and set this aside to dry. I then attached the stamped images to the front.
I made a card base to measure 6 x 6 and blended some Distress Oxide ink on the front where the heart window would sit.
I then took the front panel and turned it upside down. I attached foam tape around the heart shape, making sure there were no gaps. I then attached pieces of foam tape on the rest of the panel ready to adhere it to the base. I filled the heart window area withsequins. I then attached the card base to the front panel to complete the card.
This was such a fun card to make.
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Hello. Today it’s a snowy Sunday so I decided to make some tree decorations. I started by stamping images from stamps by Mama Elephant from the Beary Christmas set and from the Lawn Fawn set Toboggan together. I used Memento tuxedo black ink to stamp the images.
I then used Prismacolour pencils to colour the images, and Spectrum Noir glitter pen to add some sparkle. I used a white gel pen to add dots for the snow.
I drilled a small hole at the top of each decoration and threaded some red and white striped twine for hanging.
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So here it is, my first blog post. I wanted to share my card making journey with you all.
I was looking for a hobby so I could have some me time. I have been dipping in and out of craft for many years particularly enjoyed cross stitch. I discovered a love of card making about four years ago while I was pregnant with my third child. I had played around with this craft previously but couldn’t find stamps that I really loved here in the uk, they all seemed aimed at an older generation. Pretty lace patterns and flowers just wasn’t me.
Then I discovered Americn designers with their cute critter stamps. Now that was me. I slowly built up my stash and discovered copic markers and that’s when it became a passion.
Going from this a year ago
To the current place I am now.
It has taken time and practice to develop the different skills I have learned such as distress ink blending and sucessfully using embossing powders.
Everything I have learned is self taught through watching my favorite crafters on YouTube and playing with my crafty stash.
I want to share my journey as it continues. So far I have learned it’s ok to make mistakes, it’s all part of the joutney. Nobody is perfect and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Your work is unique to you and that’s what makes it special. For me it’s about doing something I enjoy and being pleased with the end result, which is not always as I had planned when I started the design.
I look forward to sharing my cards and craft with you.
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