Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Gatefold Bee Balm...

 Happy Wednesday,

I really feel that this card shows exactly the versatility I wanted to get from the Bee Balm collection.  Ive used the Ovals and the Background here to make this gatefold card.

I stared by cutting 2 extended backgrounds, one in Violet linen card and one in white  and backed them with the alternate colour.  I cut these down the centre and mounted them onto the front of a piece of A4 card folded, using the Groovy score board which has channels for this, into a gate fold card.

I then cut the Large semi circle using the detail and outline die backing them with white.  I added these on each side of the gatefold to give 2 handles to open the card.

I added  a piece made with the butterfly media plate in the centre.


Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Delicate cut in blue...

Happy Tuesday,

I've been asked to share this card and explain how it is made so here goes.  This card is made using just one die form the Gerbera Panel set and the outer circle dies form the Gerbera Pop Out Circle die set.  I love the detailed look on this card which is really easy to make!

I started by cutting a square of white card and then cut the triangular panel out out form one side placing the largest side against the edge of the card ( That way the die look like an envelope flap over the card if that makes sense)  I then repeated this until all four sides were cut which will meet up oj the centre of the card.

Next I adhered this to a piece of ultramarine Crafts Too Linen card and trimmed the piece into a neat square.  I then cut the largest circle from the gerbera pop out circle form this piece.  I cut a mat for this using large Press Cut circle in blue and then again in white.

Next I cut the smallest circle die form the centre of the piece using the smallest circle in the Gerbera Pop out circle set.  Again i matted this onto a circle cut with blue then white.

To make up the card I rotated each circle 90 degrees so that the pattern rotates as shown.

JND Gerbera Panel die set
JND Gerbera Pop out Circle die set
Press cut Plain Circles


Monday, 18 June 2018

Stolen Flowers...

Happy Monday,

I've titled this post stolen flowers as I nicked the the technique of making the Bee Balm flower into the stunning flowers shown here form Bahnu Patel the amazing owner and crafter at Sunrise crafts.  She showed me a card made with the flowers that looked like this and I didn't even realise they were made with my die set!  And soon as I got home I had to make my version of them.

I simply cut the Bee Balm die twice in white pearl card and shaded the petals of each flower using Encre Izink dye based ink pad.  I then shaped the flowers and pinched the ends of the petals using 2 of each size of flower to kale each single flower.  I repeated this with all 6 sizes of flower ( however I like flowers in odd numbers so I haven't used the smallest flower here) adding a Crafts Too small silver Diamond in the centre of each flower so that the purple shows through.

I cut the swirling leaves in the same card and shaped these shading them with menthe Izink dye based ink pad.  I cut into the leaves and added then tucked around the flowers.

The main card was made in lilac Crafts Too linen card using the Bee Balm background extended to make a large 8" long panel.  I added a strip of ribbon across the top finishing with a bow.

I cut the largest solid butterfly in the pearl card adding a filigree butterfly, from the same set, cut in lilac over the top with gems added as the body.  I placed the butterfly over the bow making sure that it pops over the top of the card.

JND Beeb Balm Background
JND Large Butterflies die set
JND Bee Balm Flowers Die set
JND Swirling leaves die set
Izink Dye ink pads in Encre and Menthe ( Ink and Mint)
Crafts Too Linen Card


Sunday, 17 June 2018

Regal Flourish Waste...

Happy Sunday,

I had a fab day yesterday at Sunrise crafts It was so nice to catch up with crafters I haven't seen in ages!

I'm sharing a simple card today made with just the new Regal Flourish die set and the waste from cutting it!

I cut the 2 dies in the set twice into a piece of white linen crafts Too card I placed the dies next to each other to make a pattern.  I then backed this with Burgundy linen card and added few mats and layers as I always seem to do!

I then added the circles which are the waste form cutting the Gerbera pop Out circle with the sentiment form the small butterflies set.

Finally I added the flourishes and a small butterfly leaving me a set of the flourishes for another project.

A simple card nearly all made form waste just my ideal!

JND Regal Flourish die set
JND Small butterflies die set
Crafts Too Linen card


Saturday, 16 June 2018

White pop out daisies...

Happy Saturday,

Today I am holding workshops at Sunrise Crafts this morning and a free demo this afternoon so If you are in the area pop in and say hi!  I thought I would share a card today that got a little sneak peak earlier in the week when I shared the sandwich box made with the new Gerbera panel I designed for it.

I stared by cutting the Gerbera Pop Out Circle into white watercolour card so I got some texture on the card.  I popped out the petals of the daisies on the die cut piece and mounted this onto a circle you to mat this.

I then added Craft Artist glue arround the edge of the circle and added tickles dry glitter to this so that I got a sparkly rim.

I matted and layers the circle onto white watercolour and standard card clipping the corners on 2 edges using the Crafts Too corner and envelope punch so that they  attached the card blank.

I made the card blank using my clipped corner square edge card die and added the top piece.

The card Blank and this card were designed so that they fit within the Sandwich box die I think its important to make sure new dies I design match with those released previously!

JND Gerbera Pop out circle die
JND Small Butterflies die set
JND Gerbera Panel die
JND Clipped Corner Square card die set
Press Cut plain circle die set


Friday, 15 June 2018

Red Daisies...

Happy Friday,

Well what a One Day Special it really is difficult showcasing my own designs but a heartfelt thank you to everyone who loved the new ranges as much as I do!

Todays card is another sample made using the Gerbera Pop Out collection and this time the smallest butterflies die set.

I simply matted the circle onto a square and circle cut in the Crafts Too Linen card in burgundy, I love the way combining the circle and square gives an almost wavy effect accross the card.


Thursday, 14 June 2018

Regal Flourish...

Happy Thursday,

The final release of the new Gerbera Daisy pop out collection the Regal Flourish.  This die launched last night on Hochanda and I will be using this and the rest of the collection through today on Hochanda at 9am, 1pm and final call at 5pm.

There regal flourish has the swirl design mirrored so that you can use this as a foliage or as a large swirl as shown on this card.

Ive used it here with the Gerbera Pop Out Circle die and the large butterfly die set hopefully the pictures show the depth of the Deboss which swirls out over the cut pieces.