Thursday, 17 August 2017

Let's Be Negative . . .

. . . AND positive


Today, whilst using another pre-made panel, I cut out a  flower die from a panel of cream coloured card-stock to use, and decided to use the negative as well as the positive.

First, I added some extra interest by just stamping with my small stamp pad all over the front (later I regretted it, because I felt that the chosen ink was too dark and dominated the piece, but I was committed by then) and I mounted the negative panel with foam tape on to a cream coloured base card to which I had adhered a black layer in order to show through the negative space.

Next, I die cut the butterfly from the same black card-stock as the layering panel.  I stamped a sentiment on a strip of cream coloured card-stock and adhered that to a strip of vellum and mounted the whole strip to the front of the card with foam tape, adhered the butterfly and some pearls and called it done.




Next, I adhered the pre-made smooshed watercolour panel to a cream card base that I had embossed with a frame embossing folder and cut a sentiment and another small butterfly from black card-stock and adhered all die cuts to the panel, added some black gems and this is the positive card.




Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know! 

 If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.


Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Using Up Some Stash


Hello sweet crafters.  I'm sure that many of you will, like me, have a stash of card panels that you have created whilst experimenting with different mediums and put aside in order to 'make a card with it' and never got round to it.  Today, I thought it was high time I started to actually use some.

This card is made with a Brusho piece that I had sprinkled some Brusho on and then spritzed it with water and this was the resulting panel.

I topped the card off with a die cut border piece, stamped the words, added a few rhinestones and spritzed lightly with a home-made shimmer spray and called it done.

Here it is (I don't know why but lately all my plain, white card-stock has ended up with a very slight magenta caste, well, on my monitor anyway), you can see it quite clearly in picture number two here, anyone have any answers for me?





Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know! 

 If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.


Saturday, 12 August 2017

Another Quick & Simple Card . . .


. . . from the Stampin' Up 'Eastern Palace Suite'

Hello crafty peeps!  Of course, this stamp and die set needs no introduction any more, as you have seen it so often here (and everywhere), so I will just go ahead and show you the pictures.






Card-stock and ink was Stampin' Up's 'Dapper Denim'.

Have a great weekend lovely people and thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know! 

If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.