Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Focus: Layered Die-cuts

Hello everyone! 

Today I've got a few cards using a technique that has become super fun to do, even if it's a little messy!

The technique of layering die cuts can be very fiddly but it's a gorgeous way to make your words stand out. With an image you can use layering foam to make it pop, but it's very hard to get that onto a thin die cut!
Here's some cards that use the layering technique to good effect.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Embossing the Happy Hydrangea (Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society)

Hello everyone!

This card today features another new tool that I alluded to in one of my previous posts.
It's the Wonky Stitched border die!
I've had a bunch of fun with this ever since I've received it. It just adds a little something extra to the card base.

The card today has some gorgeous colours and the set is from Technique Tuesday, so you know it's going to be a good one!

This card features Technique Tuesday's Happy Hydrangea stamp with the sentiment die from the Lovely Lavender set.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Stamp Focus - Simon Says Stamp Everything Together

Hi everyone!

Here's another stamp focus post, having a look at the cards I've made using the Everything Together stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.

I love the strong sentiments provided in this set. 'Hey there, good looking' was the one that caught my eye (see it up the top?) and I've used it for a valentine's card (why not?). There's so many ways you can use the sentiments in this set.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Alcohol Markers and Blooming Branch (Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society)

Hello everyone!

I've got some new additions to the craft room and I want to talk about one with you today. 
I've used them in this card so let's go ahead and have a look:

Actually, this picture shows all three new things, so I'll just tell you what I'm focusing on:

Alcohol markers.
I've done a bit of research into what they are, how they work, the best brands, the best prices etc.
I'm sure you've heard of 'Copic Markers' or 'Spectrum Noir' and the like. These are incredible pens which can do so much!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Stamp Focus - Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day

Hi everyone!

Sometimes it's good to pull out one stamp set you have, and see how many ideas and cards you can create with it. Instead of always focusing on what is new in your craft room, maybe look for an older set, or one that you haven't used much.

Today this post is focusing on some of the cards I've created using the Simon Says Stamp - Beautiful Day stamp set. Let's dive right in!

I love this one. It's super simple and very easy to make, but looks gorgeous.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Embellishments - String on Designer Paper

Hello everyone!

Sometimes our best embellishments have been in the cupboard all along...

In my case, it's string! I found a way to use some gorgeous sting in these cards. This stuff is thicker than your usual sewing thread but not as thick as the 5-part knitting string... it's somewhere in between. Probably a cousin of twine, just without all the fluffy bits.
(Honestly now that I'm running out of it, it's been hard to find back in my local Spotlight.)

The struggle with string and twine is 1-how to keep it down and 2-how to make sure it doesn't bulge underneath your layers.
It's been very easy to add to my cards once I realised how!