Saturday, 24 March 2012

For Mums 2

My Mum and Mum in Law have their birthdays one day apart, always around Mother's day. Since one lives in Cornwall and the other in Scotland it's OK to make them pretty much the same and having made one I decided I liked the look of it enough to do another. In fact, I have another two made up in two more colours.
The dies are from Spellbinders Lace Doily Motifs and Labels 22. The sentiment is from the Wishing on a Star CD by Katy Sue Designs.
For the bows, I coloured white seam binding to match. The background is stamped with Clarity Stamp Leafy Swirl. The blending is done using my trusty Inkylicious Duster Brushes.

Not having any baker's twine, I tried to make my own using a technique I found. The principal worked but the result was not brilliant as the only "string" I could find was very absorbent and the colour spread too much.
Make your own baker's twine.

For Mums

Just a couple of simple cards for Mother's Day. Same format but one modern and the other a little more traditional.

Monday, 12 March 2012


OK, this is forgery at its worst! I want to get into stamping so I've out-and-out copied a design from Inkylicious. I used their Create-A-Collage Meadow stamp set and the idea from the Spring Awakening sample that was demoed on C&C. The white stems are clear embossed onto the white background then the other stems built up on top. I used the ink dusters to blend.
All was going very well until I turned the card over to put tape on the back and managed to pick up brown ink from my craft mat. Perhaps it looks like grass pollen in the air, if you don't look too closely? ;-)

Lemon Baby

So cute! A waterfall card where the elements were cut on my Ecraft using an SVG from Not difficult, just takes some time to cut out and construct. The background panels were edged with a Martha Stewart punch.

Very Black

A card for someone who likes black!
I was trying a few new (to me) techniques here.
The three panels were created using a clear embossed letter-press technique with masks from That Special Touch.
I love this verse stamp from Inkylicious. I cut it with a Spellbinder die and used an Inkylicious ink duster to shade it. I struggle with the cut n' dry foam and really like these brushes for control. The butterfly tag was deep embossed with a stamp.