Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Snow through a window...

Happy Wednesday,

Another Scene Card sample today and I haver to admit that although one of the simplest cards I have made tis is one of my absolute favourite!  I think its the colour and the simplicity that appeals to me!

I started by lightly inking the Crafts Too Snowdrops embossing folder with Sky Blue izink pigment ink pad. I then letterpresses this with a piece of white watercolour card.  This gives the soft blue background whilst keeping the snow white!

Next I cut the piece using my Square and circle media plate die set ( this contains all the plain and stitched circle and square dies used for this card)  I then used other dies in the set to cut an ultramarine and a silver mirror card layers for this fair mounting between each layer.

I then cut one of the scene dies from the snow scenes die set in more watercolour card and added this, with fake tape again of course, on top of the circle cut form the top layer.  This was added behind the main lament to give almost a scene within a scene.

Next I added a bow of striped satin ribbon at the top of the circle and added a spray of my Swirl Ivy leaves set.  I finished with a poinsettia in the centre made using the Crafts Too Glitter foaming a gem in the centre.

JND Media Plate Die set Square circle
JND Snow scenes die set
JND swirl Ivy die set
JND Poinsettia Die
Craft Too snowdrops embossing folder


Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Stag in the Sky...

Happy Tuesday,

I thought after yesterdays white on white I would share a complete opposite today made using the same basic die but sighing a difference when using more dramatic colours.

For the background I wet a piece of watercolour card and then dropped the Izink Pigment dropper inks over this.  I spritzed more water until the colours flowed then left this to dry.  Once finished I thought this made such and exciting skyscape this  mix of the Iris and Amethyst colours of ink along with the pearl white does look really ethereal!

I cut one of the Deer Scenes die in black and again in white and shadowed them before adding over the background.

Next I made an aperture in a piece of black card using Media Plate square circle die set to which I added acetate and foam mounted this above the background.  I cut the other deer scenes die again in black and white shadowed them but added these across the bottom of the square going form edge to edge.

I finished with a few white 3mm stick on pearls and small poinsettias cut form Crafts Too white glitter foam ( the flowers left over from yesterdays card)

JND poinsettia Die
JND Deer Scenes Die
JND Media Plate Die set Square
Izink pigment ink droppers Iris and Amethyst


Monday, 13 August 2018

Stags in the Snow...

Happy Monday,

I feel I should name this week scene week as all the cards I have prepared for this week seem to use my Scene Dies sorry!  There again I know a lot of you have them so inspiration may be useful!!

I thought I would start with a white on white which I know if difficult to see sometimes but I just love the depth of this card.

I started by embossing a piece of white pearl card with the Craft Too Snowflake embossing folder.  I then cut along the outer line of embossing at the tip and bottom and added these panels to either side of a square of Acetate.

I then added one of the Deer Scenes die cut behind this with foam tape and backed it with Crafts Too white glitter foam.  It really does feel like the deer are on a true snowy background!

I made up the  card with layers of white card with embossed panels to keep the texture and interest.

I cut the remaining foam ( this all comes form one A4 sheet) into 2 sets off my poinsettia die and made up the flowers with a pearl brad in the centre.  I arranged these in opposing corners with bows of medium white satin ribbon.

Crafts Too Snowflake embossing folder
Crafts Too Snowdrops embossing folder
Crafts Too Glitter Foam
JND Deer Scenes Die
JND Poinsettia Die


Sunday, 12 August 2018

Vintage Stag...

Happy Sunday,

I think you all know by now my love of stags ( keep an eye out as I have a new stag die in my August release as well as one for September)  So this multilayer stag stamp set from Craft Too has got to be my favourite.  Here I teamed it with  frame made using my Deck the Halls clear stamp set and the rectangular media plate frame and matching dies.

I simply stamped the detail stamp for the stag onto Crafts Too Red linen card in gold Izink and shaded around and over the image again in gold to give a vintage look to this card.

I know the bow is large but I just couldn't resist!


Saturday, 11 August 2018

Simple Stamping...

Happy Saturday,

I thought I would share a couple of the sample I made with the fabulous new Crafts Too multi layer stamps this weekend and Ive got too say whilst simple I love this card!

This is all made with the Foliage set that includes the pine branches as well as the pine cones!

I simply stamped the pine branch stamps ( there are 2 different sizes) in black and smokey grey onto Kraft card to make the backing.  For the pine cone strip I stamped the background stamp using the smokey grey then added the deal over the top in black ( this is easy with the press to Impress I will be showing stamping techniques on Hochanda in september)

I added the sentiment form the Christmas Sentiment set and made up the card as shown using layers of black and red adding a random pine cone embellishment form my stash!


Friday, 10 August 2018

More Silver Glitter...

Happy Friday,

A simple card today using the Snowflake panel and the snow scenes I really like the juxtaposition of the silhouette houses and the silver glitter.

I simply,y cut the snowflake panel in the Crafts Too glitter foam and mounted these onto white card.  I matted these onto silver mirror card and mounted them into an overlapping panel as shown.

Next I cut the snow scenes die ( the straighter one) form black car and white card and shadowed the white behind to add some definition.

I added this accross the bottom of the card adding crystal strips to really make the glitter shine!


JND Snow Scenes die set
JND Snowflake Panel die set
Craft too Silver glitter foam


Thursday, 9 August 2018

Silver Flakes...

Happy Thursday,

Quick post today showcasing a rad I demoed on hochanda using my Snowflake Lattice and Izink Diamonds glitter paint.

I cut the lattice three times and glued 2 tether over a piece of white card.  I then added izink diamonds in silver over the top using a spatula.  The great thing about the diamonds is that all the colours comes form the glitter and it works as a paint and paste.

Once dry ( which takes about 20 minutes) I added the third die cut over the top so that the glitter is inset into the background.

I stamped and die cut the poinsettias and then made up the flowers.  To add the glitter I simply painted the diamonds onto the edges of the petals I love how this works as well as a paint with a brush and the flowers dry in about 2 minutes.

A few layers of silver and white with the flowers and foliage through the middle and finished!

JND Snowflake Lattice die set
JND Poinsettia die
JND poinsettia stamp
JND swirl Ivy die
Izink Diamonds glitter paint silver