Tag: Stamps

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 […]

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.

Crafting Dilemma: Clear stamps losing their stick!

Crafting Dilemma: Clear stamps losing their stick!

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?

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!

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.

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 […]

Vellum overlay -Watercolour card

Vellum overlay -Watercolour card

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 […]

Jennifer McGuire inspired card: Watercolour lifting

Jennifer McGuire inspired card: Watercolour lifting

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 […]

Foiling embossed stamps: how to get the best foil!

Foiling embossed stamps: how to get the best foil!

As you have probably guessed with the amount of posts I have done recently I am quite into foiling, and the more ways the merrier! It is amazing how much a bit of foil can transform a project and is often quite simple to do. […]