Hi there, I hope you are having a great week! I have been quite busy recently, but managed to find time to pop along to the ICHF Craft fair in Manchester. Who doesn’t love a craft fair!? However, it isn’t always great for your purse. […]
Hi there! So glad you popped by. Today’s post shows how easy it is to make your own sentiment stamped background. This card uses second generation stamping to help create depth and variety within the background. If you have not heard of this before, 1st […]
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, […]
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.
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.
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.
Today I am just showing you a little video and solution to annoying little problem: cling/clear stamps losing their stick! (Please bare in mind, I am no videographer and these videos are very basic!)
Do you find after a while your clear or cling stamps loose their stick and no longer say on your acrylic block, like in the video below?
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.
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.
Recently I have enjoyed experimenting around with watercolours to create interesting backgrounds. A few weeks ago I wanted to spruce up my living room and whilst I was in Tescos I saw some carnations on sale. I really like how carnations can have several colours […]
On my commute to work I usually pass the time on the train by watching various craft videos on Youtube. Yesterday I came across a video Jennifer McGuire did on Watercolour lifting with heat embossing and thought it looked such a great technique I had […]