29 February 2012

Carpe Diem

Here's an idea for all those ribbon scraps you've been saving for a rainy day: fray the edges and tape them to a small tag. It makes for a unique, interesting background. And it's low cost! For added interest I used clip art images and a few buttons. Have fun experimenting with this idea :-)

Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - clip art, ribbon, buttons
Other - sandpaper, hole punch, embroidery thread

18 February 2012

New Home

I'm helping a friend move house today. I think this card suits the occasion! It might be hard to see in the photos but I started by dry-brushing beige paint over the patterned paper. Next up was a bit of sandpaper action, then I stamped the door and hinges. My favorite part of the card is the flower - to make the centre I punched a circle from an antique photograph and covered it with an epoxy sticker. Simple but effective. Have a creative weekend!

Stamps - Darkroom Door
Ink - StazOn timber brown
Paper - Basic Grey
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Collections black and white number tiles, Collections antique photograph, Making Memories epoxy circle, Kaisercraft rhinestone, Deluxe Designs alphabet stickers, antique brass brads, silk flower
Other - circle punch, beige acrylic paint, paintbrush, sandpaper

13 February 2012


Here's the second card I made for the recent Crafter's Workshop showcase in Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft magazine. As you can see, I went a different route with this card. I used the daisy stencil and drenched it (and myself... and my desk) with glimmer mist. I stenciled the largest daisy on different coloured cardstock and cut them out to form a big, bright posy on the side of the card. Lots of messy fun :-)

Stamps - alphabet of your choice
Ink - Versa Magic midnight black, Tattered Angels glimmer mist
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Kaisercraft pearls, button
Other - Crafter's Workshop mini daisy doodad stencil, gold glitter glue, embroidery thread

09 February 2012


Last month I took part in a product challenge for Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine. The product I was given to play with was a set of Crafters' Workshop stencils. This is one of the cards I made for the challenge. After much experimentation with different inks and methods of application, I decided to lay the stencil over a piece of black card and ink it with Versa Mark ink. I then shook embossing powder over the wet ink and melted the powder with a heat gun. This left me with a background that became the foundation for a funky boy's card. My second card was just as fun to make but a *lot* messier :-) Enjoy your weekend.

Ink - Versa Mark
Card: Bazzill black, kraft
Embellishments: Darkroom Door photobooth gentleman, Collections word, orange tape, black brads
Other - Crafter's Workshop mini numbers collage stecil, verdisgris embossing powder, heat tool, sandpaper

02 February 2012


I have a weakness for "girlie" things and this tag captures that weakness perfectly. It's pink, it's shabby, it's vintage. My favourite thing about this tag? The hat! ARTchix make the most beautiful, funky collage sheets. I'm down to my last few hats but luckily this one suited the tag; the blue really pops against the hot pink background. Happy Thursday :-)

Stamp - Catslife Press
Ink - Brilliance pearlescent orchid
Embellishments - ARTchix Studio clip art, Design Originals clip art, button, ribbon
Other - sandpaper, hole punch