Friday, 26 May 2017

It all kicks off this morning at 10 AM

Morning everyone, Well it's all kicking off this morning at 10 am on Hochanda. The kinetic cards are coming along at 10 am for the Bank Holiday Weekend Wow. These really have been fun to use, give wonderful card blank designs all ready to decorate. We all love adding the embellishments and papers to make them unique, so these give you the ideal base card.

I will be sharing mu step by steps after launch, I do hope you will visit to see what I have done. In the meantime, Take care and Happy Crafting.xx

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Live, Dream, Love

Here's a great technique to really highlight the depth and detail that these new 3D embossing folders give. I hope you got to see the launch, but if not the shows will still be available on 'Rewind' via the Hochanda website. I used the Daisy stamps from 'The Everlasting Love' set by Leonie, they really suit the look of the card.

Using Neenah Dessert Storm card, I used the letterpress technique to colour the lowest part of the emboss. I swiped across the Regency Swirls embossing folder with Rich Cocoa Memento ink pad. Next I coloured the swirls using a selection of Spectrum Noir, from the Essentials set I used 058, 056 and 057 to blend across the design.

The matching sentiment was stamped using Versafine black in, left to dry before adding Vintage Photo Distress ink.

I stamped Leonie's flowers onto Neenah Dessert Storm card and coloured them using Spectrum Noir. From Nature I used 002 and from Essentials I used 022,020,015,058 and 056.

I cut around the Embossed image with a paper trimmer.

Then I layered the background onto Centura Pearl brown card, then onto Kraft card. The sentiment and flowers were attached with Collall 3D glue gel. Finally I drew a wobbly line around my base card using a Sharpie, white liner.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you have enjoyed the step by step I have shared and the finished card. Hope to see you soon. Take care and Happy Crafting.xxx

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Sneek Peak for you.

I am sharing another Sneek Peak for you this morning. This is a card I made using the wonderful Create a Card Pop out Dies that will be launching on Hochanda this Friday (26th May) at 10 am for the Bank Holiday Weekend Wow. I have had such fun using the dies and decorating them for so many different occasions. Please tune in for so much more inspiration.

I will be sharing the Step by Steps for all of the cards I have made after the launch so I hope you will join me again. For now, Ii hope you all have a great day. Take care and Happy Crafting.xx

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Gilded Rose Box

Fancy making a gift box and dressing up with your 3D Embossing Folders. I can't tell you what a super impression these will give your cards and projects, they really have to be seen to be believed. The depth of design is on so many levels, the techniques and finishes you apply can really enhance them.

The size of the embossing folder is 5 x 7'', so I wanted to make my basic box with a finished size of 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 with a depth of 1''. I made my box with the Big Score, I cut two sheets of Matt Black Cardstock measuring 9 1/2 x 7 1/2. Having assembled the box, I gilded the embossed card with Empire Gold and Renaissance Gold and secured it to the lid with Tacky Glue. To add more texture and to hide the seam, I used DecoArt Sand Texture paste around the top and sides.

I used a small scrap of black card to emboss the cartouche and cut it out. With Black Dylusions ink spray, I dyed some paper roses. I then used the 'Rose' stamp from Sheena to add the sentiment.

I painted the Texture paste with Pebeo Black Gesso and then gilded the whole box and roses with the same gilding wax. I then used 3D Glue Gel to secure the roses and additional Cartouche to the lid.

Thank you for taking the time to visit today and for your lovely comments on here and Facebook, I really do appreciate them all. I hope you have enjoyed the step by step and the finished piece. Take care and Happy Crafting.xxx

Monday, 22 May 2017

Another Full Sneak Peek

Morning everyone, Hope you all had a great weekend. Time for another Sneak Peek of a card I have made for the brand new Create a Card dies being launched on Hochanda by Crafters Companion. Counting down the days now until the big day on Friday 26th May. I am sure the show will be full of inspiration, so I hope you will be tuning in.

I will be sharing step by steps for the cards I have been making with these great dies, so I hope you will join me after the launch for these. Take care and Happy Crafting.xx

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Life's an Adventure

Create a rustic look with these fantastic 3D Embossing Folders launched on Hochanda by Crafters Companion. There is so much Depth and Dimension in these folders that they really hold their own. I have really enjoyed designing to show just how detailed they are.

For this card, I wanted the finished card to be larger than the embossing folder, but also wanted the folder to be the main focal point, so I cut 2 which I would join together later. I inked my 'Regency Swirls' folder with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and ran through my machine. This coloured the lowest part of the design to highlight the different levels of emboss. The card I used here was Neenah Dessert Storm.

Next I trimmed the design, both pieces to 6 3/4'' x 4 3/4''.

I took a strip of hessian, which I frayed at the edges. Then I joined the embossing folders to give me a 7 1/2 x 6 1/2 piece. I wrapped the hessian around horizontally and secured at the back with red liner tape. I did the same with some raffia, then again vertically, where they crossed I tied a knot.

I backed the piece onto red pearl card to give a narrow border, then attached to my 8 x 7 base card made with Ivory Centura Pearl card. I stamped the sentiment and cut it with a basic circle die, distressed with Antique Linen and layered onto some matching card cut with a larger basic circle die.

I hope you have enjoyed this step by step and the finished card, I hope it has shown the depth and detail of the folder, which is what I wanted with this card. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and hope to see you soon. Take care and Happy Crafting.xxx


Friday, 19 May 2017

Super New Launch Next Friday (26th May)

Morning, I have a nice surprise for you today, a full "SNEAK PEEK" on my blog. Crafters Companion are launching these Super New Create a Card dies next week, so here is one of the cards I have made for the show. I really hope you will be tuning in to Hochanda to see them in action.

I have to admit I have never used anything like this before. However they have been wonderful to work with. Having the ability to make a special card base at home with whatever card stock you like. It's fantastic, once you have cut the card the FUN really begins, The Decorating. I will be sharing Step by steps after the launch, so please keep your eyes peeled. Take care and Happy Crafting.xx