Monday, 19 August 2019

Happy Birthday - Black Ice Technique

Hi Everyone

Third week in August already, and the Scottish schools are all back!  Hand another play with Colourific Kaleidoscope Stamps this week.  You can find this and many more stamps here

Materials Used:

A6 Kaleidoscope Doily Stamp
6 x 6 White Card Blank
5.75 x 5.75 Black Mat
5 x 5 Glitter Card
4.5 x 4.5 Black Mat
4.25 x 4.25 Gold Mirri Mat
Sentiment Stamp
Couple of Circle Dies
Stazon Ink Pad
Versamark Ink Pad
Clear Embossing Powder
Gold Embossing Powder

  •    Matt larger Black, Gold Giltter Mat onto white card blank.  Using foam pads add            small black mat onto card.
  •   Using stays on ink, hold it lightly and drag it down along the length of the gold mirri      mat.  Add a little extra black Stazon at the top and bottom edges of mirri card.              Stamp the Kaleidoscope Doily onto the centre of the mirri card.  Ensure all ink of          mirri card is dry before moving onto next step.
  •   Using the Versamark ink pad drag it from top to bottom of mirri card. Ensuring you        do not overlap.  Do not push down on ink pad, let the weight of the ink pad do the        work.
  •   Sprinkle clear embossing powder all over the heat with heatgun.  This produces the      iced look.
  •   Mat the finished piece onto the raised black mat. 
  •   Stamp the smaller circle with your greeting and emboss (I also embossed the                outside edge of the circle).  Using foam pads add this to the larger circle and glue        onto centre of doily.
Thank you for popping by to look.

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Christmas Girls Night Out

Good Morning

Adding a sneaky little extra post this morning.  I had some fun with a few Colourific Stamps sets when making this one:

A5 Girls Night Out
A6 Moderne Flowers
A5 Mr & Mrs Snow
A5 Peace and Joy

  • Stamped the show 3 times, once on patterned paper, once on glitter card and once of mirri card.  Did a bit of fussy cutting and paper pieced together in layers.
  • Stamped the moderne flowers 3 times in red mat mirri card and fussy cut.  Stamped the moderne flowers again 3 times on heat resistant acetate and embossed with gold powder.
  • Stamped out the Christmas branches 5 times with 2 different colours of green ink.
  • Layered up the flowers
  • Cut out some 2 red, 2 white and 1 gold glitter mat in various sizes.  Embossed the smallest white mat with a holly embossing folder to add some dimension.
  • Arranged all the mats onto the card base, adding foam pads so some to raise them up.
  • Built up the 2 layers of flowers with pinflair glue.
  • Added the branches around the side of the card and added the flowers on top.
  • Added the shoe with foam pads and some glue gel.
  • Finally stamped out the Christmas Wishes sentiment and die cut with a die from my stash.
Thank you for looking

#Fantasyfest 5 Day Challenge

Good Morning

Entered the Fantasy 5 Day Challenge to make a card a day for 5 days.  This challenge had 5 different themes.  

Unicorns and Dragons

A few interesting options in there and to be honest, some of them freaked me out.  But I had a go:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

 Day 4

Day 5

I found the Steampunk, Quilling and Gothic to be quite challenging, as they are not my normal kind of cards.  But challenge is now complete and I got there in the end.

Thanks for looking

Monday, 12 August 2019

Say Thank You Hibiscus Style

Good Morning

Alice here with another Monday morning, another blog post.  Had some fun, playing with the Colourific A5 Hibiscus Stamp Set.  Have a look at my makes.

Materials Used:

A5 Hibiscus Stamp Set
A6 Leaves Stamp Set
Black Card
White Card
White Embossing Powder
Washi Tape
Nuvo Drops
Thank You Sentiment Stamp
Black Fine Liner
White Ribbon

  • Cut out a Black DL Card.  Cut a piece of white Card 1/4" shorter than DL card.  Placed the Washi Tape diagonally across the white card.  Randomly stamped the stems and swirls over the card and embossed.  Used Bundled Sage and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to ink alternate corners of the card.  Stamped "Thank You" sentiment along bottom of card.  Used fine liner pen to add detail around each coloured side.
  • Stamped 2 yellow and 1 pink large Hibiscus Stamp and centre stamen and fussy cut out.  Shaped the flowers with a bone folder, and attached stamen to centre of each flower.  Added flowers diagonally down centre of card, the stamped out 6 leaves, coloured with Copics and attached to card.  To finish off I added 3 gems at either side of flowers
  • Made a matching tag using same procedure but using only 2 small Hibiscus flowers.
  • Made the box using a die.  Made some pink and bundled sage background paper, cut and attached to box.  Stamped a middle size Hibiscus flower and attached to front of box. Added some leaves to finish off.
Thank you for looking.

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Hibiscus Blossom and Grow Crate - A5 Hibiscus Clear Stamp Set

Good Morning Everyone

Where do the weeks all disappear to?  This week I had a little play with the A5 Hibiscus clear stamp set from Colourific.  This is a lovely stamp to use, and I love all the little swirls and stamens that come with it.  I decided to make a Popup Box Crate with this set and here it is:-

You will find this and all of the stamps used on the Colourific Website here.

Materials Used

A5 Hibiscus Clear Stamp Set
A6 Leaves Clear Stamp Set
A6  Moderne Flowers Stamps Set
A6 Blossom and Grow Stamp Set
Pieces of scrap Acetate
White Card
Scraps of Patterned Paper
Some Die Cut Butterflies
Double Sided Red Tape

  • Stamped 4 of the large and 4 of the small Hibiscus Flowers in different coloured inks.  Also stamped various sizes of flowers from the Moderne Flowers onto scraps of patterned paper.  All flowers were fussy cut and attached to small strips of Acetate with double sided tape.
  • Stamp out various sizes and shapes of the A6 Leaves using different coloured inks to shade the leaves.  These were fussy cut out.
  • The flowers, and some of the leaves were attached to small strips of Acetate with the double sided tape.
  • The box is made using:-
    8 - 6in x 1/2in strips (long sides)
    8 - 2in x  1/2in strips (short side)
    4 - 3.75 x 1in strips, scored at 1/2 in down long side (for corners)
    2 - 7in x 1/2 in strips, scored at 1/2in and 6.5 in (for inside slats)
    Box is assembled to look like a crate as in the picture.
  • Add the flowers, leaves and butterflies whichever way you wish, making sure that when you fold the box flat it will still go in the envelope.
  • Added some gems and glitter to the centre of the flowers to add some sparkle, then finished off with the Blossom and Grow sentiment.
See you all again next week.  Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Kaleidoscope It's Your Special Day

Good Morning Everyone

Alice here with my latest post.   Can't believe we are heading into August!  I set myself a challenge this week with the A6 Doily Kaleidoscope clear stamp set.  What should I do with it, as these stamps scare me a litte?  Well, I had great fun playing with this stamp set from Colourific.  I have several samples to show you over the next few weeks.   You will find this and all of the stamps used on the Colourific Website here.


A6 Doily Kaleidoscope Clear Stamp Set

A6 Flowers Marquis Petal and Circular Clear Stamp set
6x6 White Card Blank
6.75 x 6.75 Black Mat
6.5 x 6.5 White Stamping Card
Copic Markers
CC Sparkle Pen
Foam Pads

  • Stamped the Kaleidoscope with Memento Ink onto centre of 6.5 x 6.5 stamping card, then stamped around it with various stamps from the Marquis Petal and Circular stamps.
  • Used Copics to colour everything everything in,  Then went over parts of it with the Sparkle Pen.
  • Stamped out one of the Circle Stamps, fussy cut it out and mounted it onto centre of Kaleidoscope with a foam pad.
  • Used a Greeting Stamp from my stash and made the banner for the bottom of the card.  This has been mounted with foam pads onto a scrap of black card to give the card some dimension.
  • Finished off with some gems from my stash.

Hope you like it and thank you for looking.  Will be back again next week.

Monday, 22 July 2019

Foiled Blossom

Hi All

Alice here with yet another Monday Morning Blog Post.  I had fun doing this on Kraft Card with the A6 Blossom and Grow and the A6 Leaves from Colourific.  You will find all of their stamps on the Colourific Website here.

Materials Used:

A6 Blossom and Grow Stamps
A6 Leaves
6x6 Kraft Card
5.75 x 5.75 Glitter Card
5.5 x 5.5 Kraft Card
Off cuts of Kraft Card and Glitter Card for Banner
Scrap piece of Velum
Gold Embossing Powder
Wow Bonding Powder
Versa Mark Stamp Pad
Gold Gems
Gold Brads

  • I stamped the leaves onto the 5.5x5.5 square Kraft Card with Versa Mark Ink and embossed with Gold Embossing powder.  
  • Blossom Flower was stamped onto Kraft Card and Embossed with Wow Bonding Powder and then fed through Foiling Machine.  
  • Greeting was stamped onto velum and embossed with gold embossing powder.  The velum was torn to make it distressed. I made the banner with the scrap card and attached the velum sentiment with gold brads.
  • I layered the card up and then fussy cut the Blossom Flower and attached with foam pads.

Thank you for looking, see you next time 
Take Care