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Die Cut Embellished Shaker Card

Die Cut Embellished Shaker Card

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have a great little die cut embellished shaker card to show you which I decided to embellish with some beautiful die cut feathers. To keep the card simple, I went with a beautiful teal and soft blue colour […]

Stamping creatively: 5 cards, 5 ways

Stamping creatively: 5 cards, 5 ways

Hey, so good to see you again! Today’s post is packed full of cards and ideas, ¬†stamping creatively to make fun and interesting cards. Four of the cards use the same stamp, showing how easy it is to create unique cards out of a little […]

Custom Embossed Wrapping Paper

Custom Embossed Wrapping Paper

So glad you popped by for today’s post. ¬†It is a nice quick post, as this is such a quick and fun project to make your own custom embossed wrapping paper. When you give a gift, especially a handmade one, it is even nicer to […]

Ombre Embossing Technique

Ombre Embossing Technique

Hey there, welcome to today’s post focusing on an ombre embossing technique. The ombre effect is quite popular, often seen with stamping, distress inks/oxides and watercolouring. I was inspired to try out ombre embossing as a result of WOW! Embossing Powders July Challenge: Multicolour embossing. […]

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.

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.

Using simple shapes and scraps

Using simple shapes and scraps

In attempt to make some more unisex style cards I wanted to see if I can use up some of my scraps at the same time. I don’t know about you, but I am getting quite a draw full of scrap paper left over from other projects and I need to start depleting it! So, the best way I thought to do this is by using simple shapes cut out of the scraps to make a background or focal point to the card.

Double sided adhesive paper – Glittered Happy Birthday Card

Double sided adhesive paper – Glittered Happy Birthday Card

Whilst I was out in town I visited Abakhan, which if you are into sewing is a great shop for a wide range of fabrics. In addition, they also stock some other items for various different crafts and whilst I was in there I stumbled across some double sided adhesive tape sheets by Stix 2. I have seen double sided tape sheets being used in various different projects, though the brand always used or mentioned is usually Stick it! rather than what I had found. Although not the same brand, I wanted to get some to give it ago and see how I could use it.

Die-cut Frame – Happy Birthday

Die-cut Frame – Happy Birthday

You may have noticed recently I have tended to make cards more on the feminine side, so I wanted to show my ability in making more masculine or unisex style cards. So not that long ago I came up with this card, and I think it has […]

Tutorial: Handmade box and matching bow

Tutorial: Handmade box and matching bow

Before I get into the tutorial for this cute little box and bow I have some great news to tell! I recently sent in an application for the Project Design Team 2017 for ‘docrafts’. I wasn’t initially going to send an application in, thinking perhaps […]