Wednesday, June 25, 2014

More Craft Stamper Inspiration

Over the last few days I have been making a few cards, many of which have been inspired by articles in recent Craft Stamper magazines.

Both of these cards are based on a sample of a man's card. I used mesh tape (from the local hardware store) for the centre part of the cards. I covered it with embossing ink then heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. The backgrounds were embossed using a Cuttlebug folder. The cogs were cut from dark silver/grey metallic card. The base cards used were both white.

The next card was a nice CAS card using distress inks to create a rectangular background then stamped with contrasting colours of Memento inks. The same inks were used to highlight the edges of the background area. The leaf stamps were from Gina K and Tanda.

The final card is one for which I used the cover stamp from the latest magazine. I just love Rennie-Mackintosh style designs and was very pleased to get this stamp! I used the stamp with London Fog Memento ink to stamp the background images and coloured the focal image with distress inks.

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Location:Christchurch, New Zealand

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Different Fold

Recently I found a You Tube video demonstrating a double fold card that looked really nice so tried the technique out after playing with the measurements to suit the size of cards that i usually make.

For this card, I used a wine coloured base card and used an edge punch to shape the sides. I cut the label shapes from the wine card and a contrasting card and stamped with Memento Rhubarb ink. The labels were attached to the belly band around the centre of the card. This comes off to open the cards.

I used an edge die to shape the sides of this card and embossed it using white chalk ink. The flower was hand made using paper punched with a large flower punch. The ribbon is threaded through the sides of the die cut part of the card and tied into a bow.

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Tag Swap

Recently a small group from the Card Making World NZ Crafters forum had a tag swap with the theme of Quotes.

These are the five tags I made for the swap. The techniques used are all from Tim Holtz On Line workshop I did last year. Many of the stamps used are also from Tim Holtz.

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