27 February 2013

Five Fold Card

This seems complicated, it truly is not.

Two pieces of card 4" wide, scored twice on one piece and
three times on the other, the third score is to create the flap.

Adhere the two pieces of card together at the
centre and start to decorate.

You can create pockets for inserting tags,
messages etc. 

No deep decoupage would be advisable within
the card or it will not close correctly.

I have embossed metal here and painted with metal paints to
add a special finish.  I have also used a cog to hold
my flap shut.

These pictures really do not do this piece justice.

26 February 2013

Boys will be boys

White 6 x 6" card blank with black textured mat
and raffia woven fabric with the corners cut.
Image has been stamped  and coloured,
Xcut scalloped circle die used to cut out the
image.  Chalk used to age the edge on and
mounted onto the raffia fabric.
A wooden hedgehog has been coloured and
one wobbly eye added to left side of main
image to add interest.
Birthday sentiment mat and layered onto
black cardstock to finish.

25 February 2013

Shadow Box Card

This is such a simple card to make.  
You can either use two pieces of card the same size
and score twice either side, adhere your card together
on the outer sections or you can use a 
card blank and this is much easier to control.
Score twice either side (10mm intervals, mountain
and valley fold). Prior to gluing the two outer
edges together put the front of your card through
a die cut shape to create your window into the
shadow box.  I used this piece cut from the window
to stamp onto then once I had coloured the image
it would then fit through the window onto the
back of the card and look great.
I covered my card with matching papers, some card
candi and ribbon either side along with a bow.
Your birthday message can be written on the
reverse of the card as there is no insert.

21 February 2013

Wood Words

I had great fun with these wooden words.
I used acrylic paint to cover the blank words, and
then for the front some printed papers covered
and cut to the word shapes.
The first is using a stamp front and back 
image and water coloured.  Some flowers wired together
and some bling to finish.
Again front and back stamps used and water coloured.
A button threaded with ribbon and card candi to  finish.
 Cat is decoupaged and love birds stamped and
water coloured.  Again flowers wired together
and bling to finish.

This word again decoupaged and flowers with ribbon.

 This word has been coveredd with a raffia woven fabric.
Decoupaged animals with some added red bling.

19 February 2013

Classic Christmas

I know it's a sin to discuss Christmas this early on in the
year but these cards were actually made for the Christmas
just gone by, but it think they were some of my better
I have used a Dufex topper with DoCraft stamps, ink
and background papers.
This is an old topper from my stash (cannot remember
the make sorry).  Die cut holly and flowers
DoCraft backing papers

Decoupage mat and layered onto a rust colours
card blank with die cut corners.

Another Dufex topper with DoCraft holly stamp and
ground papers.  Holly stamp inked with Artist Chocolate
dye base ink on cream card - gives a lovely finish.
Using up scraps for background mat and layering
ribbon is offcuts as well.

Old topper from my stash with die cuts.

Xcut die to cut out topper with left over
decoupage to finish.

13 February 2013

Valentine Is Upon Us

Well it's that time of the year again - cupid is lurking!
I have a selection of five cards showing different
styles of Tatty Ted cards.

DoCraft blue textured card as the base and 
another piece folded and with two pieces of
grey card cut with an Xcut die for front and
back hole punched and red ribbon tied
through. Each fold decorated as desired
in this case with Tatty Ted papers,
stickers, toppers and sentiments.
The folded section is glued onto the mat and layered
section of the main card.  One corner of the
mat and layer in turned over to show the double sided
paper which is held in place with a pearl brad.  A
second piece of paper is then cut and glued onto
the grey layer with a sticker heart front the Tatty Ted
range poking out of the corner section.  White
pen used to make faux stitching on the blue card to finish.
This card is featured in the projects section of the
Creativity Club on the DoCrafts website please
visit this section to get the step by step guide to making
this project.

This card is an A5 card kit.
BUT I have used the packaging on the inside of the card
with a die cut heart and ribbon being the only extras used.

Another card kit this time A4.
Again I have used the packaging the kit came in
for the inside of the card - Thifty Crafting!
This card is designed to look like an envelope which the
picture  does not really show well.
The flap  is a piece of white card shaped and covered
in backing paper and edged in red pen.  The
decoupage topper is backed onto black card. Two
backing papers adhered side by side on the base and black
pen used to simulate an envelope folds.  Strips of backing
paper twisted one end stuck behind topper. 

Art Deco

These are just a few of my demo cards which can also be
viewed on Docrafts website under Craftevan.
The first card I have embossed and coloured the embossing
with a very light silver ink just to enhance the emboss.  Art Deco
decoupage to the bottom left with Anita's poinsettia flower and
sparkling sentiment all from the DoCraft ranges.

This card is a card kit with just a few embellishments ie feathers,
gold ribbon etc to make it pop that bit more.

Another card kit but this time I have layered the decoupage
onto an acetate flap, this changed the whole dimension of
the card.

Feathers, peal off corners and strip added to the

This is a calender tab put onto a firm backing of
gold mirri card and Art Deco papers and topper.
Black Papermania ribbon to finish, this makes a
great present.

Finally an A6 Easel card using the Art
Deco embossing folder with topper,
feathers and a gold ink pad.

7 February 2013

Your Say

Your Say by Papermania are lovely stamps, decoupage and topper sets.
I have used two decoupage sets here.
The first one I have used with an Xcut die to cut out
pink distressed backing paper with Anita's ribbon,
bakers twine and pink gems.  The sentiment I
have backed onto black cardstock   and added two flowers
cut from the extra's around the decoupage.  This has all been
layered onto Papermania embossed card blank.
This is also a Papermania Swiss Dot embossed card blank,
Use a purple ink pad and lightly dust over the Swiss dots this
enhances the dots makes them stand out.
Decoupage the flowers and place onto a green backing
paper edged in purple ink.  Cut another piece of backing
paper in purple again edge in ink. Cut out one additional
flower pieces from the sheet, place into top right. Adhere
Anita's ribbon and a sentiment and  a paper ribbon
along the bottom to balance the card.

Football Fever

The card below I did complete sometime ago.
I placed it into my draft section of the blog and
along with many, many others there was a
malfunction and all pictures etc, where lost into to ether
which as you can imagine did nothing to stop my annoyance.
I draw around a tea plate onto  an 8 x 8" card blank
to get the general football shape.  
 I used a CD to get the main images and decoupaged
areas to give depth.
This was a commissioned card for Yeovil Town Football Fan.

4 February 2013

Vintage Hanging

This is another commissioned card for a Farmer
hope he likes vintage.
I have used an 8 x 8" Card blank, mat and layered
using Kraft card and woodland folk backing paper.
I have an invert corner punch by Woodware to do the
lovely corners.  Another mat a layer, narrower than the
first, using Boofle gingham papers and card and Anitas
ribbons to criss cross.  Tim Holtz die for the sign bracket
and cogs, aged with Papermania metal paints.   
Xcut die used for the stamp edge, and wire threaded
through eyelets from image to sign bracket.
Watercoloured the image with distress inks, as these give
a great aged look.
I used a computer circle sentiment cut it out
and then used hotwax a metal peg stamp (corn sheath). 

1 February 2013

Chronology Gate Fold Easel

Cream cardstock, mat and layer two
side panels with black textured card with
Chronology papers.  Using Xcut die to cut
centre panel again black cardstock, Chronology
papers and Chronology clock decoupage. 

Inside an easel mechanism has been made with the
same cream cardstock and covered in
black textured cardstock and Chronology paper.
Using Xcut die cut some cream card stock
place on an angle.  Stamp on green card
stock using Artiste chocolate pigment ink and
emboss with clear embossing powder.
Once cool mat and layer onto black card.
Cut the clock using Xcut clock dies on
cream and brown cardstock. Using Xcut dies
cut two cream pieces of card and emboss
with the Chronology Cogs die and lightly dust the
brown ink over the embossed cogs to highlight.
Cut a piece of gold and black organza ribbon and
put across the larger die cut and stick to base card
making a card stopper

This gate fold easel card is A5 finished size.