Wednesday 27 December 2023

Rainbow Bird Card


Hi there! thought I would show you how I made this quick and simple card today. I love the contrast between the kraft background and the dayglo bird.

I began by taping mandala inkable #5 to a blank 6x6" kraft card. I blended white ink through the mandala  then removed the inkable. 
Using freehand borders #1 and brown versafine clair ink I added a border around the edge of the card. 
Using the same ink, I stamped the leaves and square of crosses from Journaling Essentials #2 onto the base card. 
I stamped one of the Doodle Art rainbow birds in Versafine Clair ink onto a scrap of mixed media card. Once this was dry, I painted the image using Dina Wakley gloss drops before cutting it out. 
I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of kraft card using brown ink and cut it out.
Finally I added both sentiment and bird to the front of the card. 
I used:
6x6" Kraft card
Hero Arts Unicorn white ink
Versafine Clair ink in Pinecone and Nocturne
mixed media card

Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday 20 December 2023

Pastel Daisy card


Hi there! Thought I would show you how I made this card today. 

I began by blending a little dusty Concord, peacock feathers and mustard seed distress ink along one side of an A6 piece of mixed media card. 
I brushed over it with a damp brush to blend the colours a little more. 
Once this was completely dry, I stamped the script background stamp in faded lilac over most of the card. You can see where I accidentally splattered the card whilst cleaning my stamp, but I carried on regardless! 
I added a little more ink through the circles dinkable and attached the panel to a blank card.
Next I stamped the Dandedaisy onto a scrap of card in memento ink and coloured it with alcohol markers.
I cut out the daisy and added it to the front of the card along with a sentiment. 
Here is the finished card again. 
I used:
6x4 card blank
Distress inks in Dusty Concord, peacock feathers, mustard seed and faded lilac
Everyday sentiments #2 stamp set (Set 1 available here)
Memento ink in black
Alcohol markers 

Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday 13 December 2023

Snow Globe Sunrise


Hi there! Thought I would show you how I made this last minute Christmas card today. 

I began by inking through the snow globe aperture with Wilted violet around the edge, Saltwater Taffy next, then mustard seed in the middle.  
I removed the inkable and splattered with water, blotted, and then spattered with some white pearlized watercolour paint.
Once this was dry I stamped the text and snowflake corner stamps in opposite corners, and left to dry again. 
I inked up the snowflakes, using versamark ink and heat embossed, using fine detail silver embossing powder. 
Next I added a sentiment with versafine clair ink and matted and layered onto a base card.
Here is the finished card once more...
And here is a close up of an almost identical card but embossed in gold. 
I used:
6x6" card blank
5.5" square of smooth white card
Distress oxide inks in Wilted Violet, Saltwater Taffy and Mustard seed
water/ pearlized paint/ mica powder  to splatter
Snow Blizzard stamp set (no longer available) 
Distress ink in Spun Sugar
Versamark ink 
Paper for matting and layering. 

Wednesday 6 December 2023

A tag for a cookie jar


Hi There! I am making a few tags to add to my jars of cookies that I will be making nearer Christmas, so thought I would do a step by step 

I began by blending distress oxide ink in Lumberjack Plaid and Wild Honey on to a large tag.
Next I also blended a little Rustic Wilderness and also added a little water and splattered it on to the tag before setting aside to dry.
On a piece of dark green card, I stamped and heat embossed the Doodle Art Christmas tree before cutting it out.
Using white ink and a tag inkable I added some stencilling. 

I also stamped a few patches of script  using Rustic Wilderness ink. 
On a separate piece of card I stamped the sentiment and embossed in gold before matting and layering onto a scrap of the dark green card.

Finally I added the tree and the sentiment to the background along with a ribbon.
I used:
a Size 10 tag
Distress oxide inks in Lumberjack Plaid. Wild Honey and Rustic Wilderness
White ink
Versamark embossing ink 

Thanks for looking!