Cards

Word Die Cut Shaker Card – Monochromatic

Word Die Cut Shaker Card – Monochromatic

Hi and welcome back! You might have noticed…… this card features foil again Well, I just couldn’t resist it. Foil can help bring a modern touch to a card when used in a monochromatic design such as this one. And guess what, it is so […]

Foiled Print and Cut Sentiments

Foiled Print and Cut Sentiments

Hi! So glad you popped by for today’s post which includes a free file to download for personal use. You can use this file to create lots of foiled print and cut sentiments! As you probably can tell, I like to add foil detail to my […]

Clean layered card with tonic crystal drops

Clean layered card with tonic crystal drops

Hello, it is so good to see you here! Today I want to highlight to you how easy it is to make a card by using several different layers to create visually appealing cards. In addition, clean layered cards are easy to tailor to any […]

All Embossed – You’re the best!

All Embossed – You’re the best!

Hello and welcome to today’s post! Today I am highlighting this ‘all embossed’ card I created with a monochromatic colour scheme. Initially I was inspired to try and make an Art Deco style card, hence why I choose the black and gold colour scheme. However, […]

Quick and easy Washi Tape card

Quick and easy Washi Tape card

Today’s post shows you have quick and easy it is to make a Washi tape card. Over the bank holiday weekend, I picked up two lovely Gold and white washi tapes. These two colours are such a great combination and are perfect to make an elegant […]

Custom Stamped Backgrounds

Custom Stamped Backgrounds

It is so nice to have a few days off with the bank holiday this weekend, although I had some time off at the beginning of the week as family were visiting. Hence, why it has been a little quiet on the blog this week; I been very busy, but it wasn’t very craft related! Today I want to show you how easy it is to get more from your stamps by creating your own custom stamped backgrounds. Using multiple stamps of different sizes along with an array of inks, you can create unique and colourful backgrounds for any card getting even more from your stamp sets.

Stamping tone on tone background

Stamping tone on tone background

Can you believe it is April already! Where is the time going? However, with April comes a new magazine of Docrafts Creativity and this issue featured the new Project Design Team 2017 annoucement, so that was great to see a little picture of me in a magazine. It will be a fun crafty year designing for them! Today I am showing you a really easy and quick card which you can change up and personalise to any occasion and is easy to reproduce. Stamping tone on tone can highlight a background pattern without it overbearing on the main feature of the card.

Distress Ink Emboss Resist Background

Distress Ink Emboss Resist Background

I recently got a few items through the post that I had order from Amazon ages ago, but took a while to arrive as they were coming from overseas. For the cheaper prices I was willing to wait! The main item I used for this card was a background 6″ x 6″ cling stamp, my first background stamp. It was really easy to use, and gave a really interesting background when I combined it with distress inks. Using embossing powder and heat setting this before distress inks are applied, allows the embossing to resist the inks and keep the look of the background stamp.

Abstract background: Gilded painting.

Abstract background: Gilded painting.

As you will have read not so long ago, whilst I was in the Range I picked up some Tonic Nuvo Rose Gold gilding flakes. Whilst browsing Pintrest I came across the image below by Distant Realms (link below the image) and loved how simple it appears but with such interst and intrigue. I loved the colour combination and thought this would be an excellent inspiration for a card backgroud. Today I will show you how I used this inspiration to produced my Congrats card.

Shaker Card Tutorial: Mothers Day

Shaker Card Tutorial: Mothers Day

Shaker cards have been around for quite some time but I have never done a tutorial on them. It is such a great way to add interest to the card and you can personalise each card by changing the embellishments you use inside the window.

They are quite easy to make if you have the supplies, and the main thing you need is either double sided foam tape or some fun foam and double sided adhesive tape, and some acetate! What you put inside the shaker window is up to you!