Tag: Stamps

Distress Oxide Blended Snowy Night Sky

Distress Oxide Blended Snowy Night Sky

Hi there, I’m so glad you popped by! I was having a little creative block you could say the other day. Now I find when this happens, an easy way to get back to your creative mojo is to take part in some card challenges. […]

Faux Metal Embossed resist – Just a note

Faux Metal Embossed resist – Just a note

Hey there! Welcome back to the blog, I hope you are having a great day so far. The card featured in today’s post is one of my most favourite cards to date. I love the soft leaves with faux metal embossed detail against a soft […]

Masking with stamps – Happy Anniversary

Masking with stamps – Happy Anniversary

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. […]

Colour inspiration: Black, Platinum and Kraft

Colour inspiration: Black, Platinum and Kraft

Good to see you have popped by the blog again! I have decided to start a new theme post, how often this theme will feature is currently unknown but if you like it I will try a couple a month to keep you inspired. As […]

Sentiment Stamped background

Sentiment Stamped background

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 […]

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!