Category: Crafting

TUTORIAL – HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARD WITH GOLD LETTERING

TUTORIAL – HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARD WITH GOLD LETTERING

A strikingly plain, but effective design. Taking the less is more doctrine; there is only one dimensional layer on this card. A simple die cut with substitution of a vibrant, gloss, gold sentiment adds a royal vibe. The background card has a stamped gold foil pattern to compliment die cut and stamped birthday sentiment. TUTORIAL Cover front of the A2 card with the gold patterned card. Cut piece of white card. Stamp and emboss sentiment on bottom right of the white card. Die cut ‘happy’ out of the white card....Read More
TUTORIAL – LOVE AND COFFEE CUP CARD

TUTORIAL – LOVE AND COFFEE CUP CARD

A rainy day invite has never looked so good. The perfect card for a friend or loved one who you need to catch up with. Soothing to look at with a hint of sparkle as the sentiment catches the light and glows. A simple ageless vibe is intimated by using Tim Holtz paper stash with antique features. Although a Cameo Silhouette has been used here, any frame die and a mid-sized shape can be substituted. Reach out to your friends today. TUTORIAL Cut background paper 3 7/8 x 5 1/8....Read More
TUTORIAL – HAPPY BIRTHDAY FERNS CARD

TUTORIAL – HAPPY BIRTHDAY FERNS CARD

 A simple card with a block of color that pops out from the white card front. Stenciled texture adds complexity to the overall look. Distress inks are used to create the background using several techniques to achieve a random pattern as a backdrop. Plain white ferns stand out against the background and are anchored by a white embossed sentiment. They eye is immediately drawn to the black banner and sentiment. An overall put together look for a unisex birthday greeting.TUTORIALCut a piece of card to 3.75 x 5.Using a stitched...Read More
TUTORIAL – THINKING OF YOU

TUTORIAL – THINKING OF YOU

A sparkling background draws the eye to the solo star in the sky glittering above the city at night. A slightly abstract cityscape stands out in stark contrast to the colored sky. Three dimensions on this card bring each layer to life. A simple sentiment almost whispers from its banner placement. This card is multifaceted and could be masculine or feminine. TUTORIALCut a piece of white card to 3 7/8 x 51/8Cut piece of watercolor paper to 3 7/8 x 3 ¼Color watercolor paper with distress inks. When dry spritz...Read More
TUTORIAL – HELLO CARD WITH FALL LEAF

TUTORIAL – HELLO CARD WITH FALL LEAF

A dazzling example of a fall colored leaf gracefully placed as a central focal point on this card. Orange, red, and brown dominate the color scheme which is offset by the pearl shimmer of the frame that holds the leaf. A plain sentiment tucked below and embossed in black quietly pops out at you. Sparkling amber colored rhinestones add allure as you imagine them as dew drops on a chilly Fall morning.  TUTORIALCut piece of white linen paper to 3 7/8X 5 1/8.Cut a 2 ¼ x 3 ½ frame...Read More
TUTORIAL – SENDING BIG HUGS

TUTORIAL – SENDING BIG HUGS

An understated palette gives this card a soothing aura. Solid distress ink color fades into a lighter hue, smudged and pulled using a watercolor brush. Carefully die cut hearts bolster the overall message of the card. Plain white sentiments quietly sit atop the color, letting the hearts have the stage. Diamond rhinestones add a touch of elegance to the overall look.TUTORIALCut a piece of watercolor paper to 3 7/8 x 51/8.Create graduated color with distress inks. Spritz with water and use watercolor brush to create pattern along the top edge...Read More
TUTORIAL – THANKS FOR BEING MY FRIEND

TUTORIAL – THANKS FOR BEING MY FRIEND

An extremely colorful and eye catching card. Whimsical with a heartfelt sentiment that any friend will be happy to receive. A combination of several mediums, held together with minimal color. Modeling paste absorbs the color underneath, helping it blend into the background, yet still give dimension. A bright white embossed sentiment set on black card makes it pop out at you. A layered 3d heart stamped to give it the impressions of texture is a focal point on this card. Finished with pink woven ribbon and bright pink sequins.  TUTORIALCover...Read More
TUTORIAL – MAKE A WISH

TUTORIAL – MAKE A WISH

An ethereal card with many layers and textures that evoke a warm and hopeful feeling. Muted shades of green and grey compliment the three different silver hues. Five layers add depth and intrigue to the card. Stickers in place of a stamped sentiment add a touch of casualness. The only stamping on this card is the dots on the vellum that are embossed. This is a fun card to assemble. TUTORIAL Using stitched rectangle die cut shape 3.75 x 5. Cut piece of Vellum to 2.5 x 3.5. Decorative colored...Read More
TUTORIAL – THERE IS BEAUTY IN SIMPLICITY

TUTORIAL – THERE IS BEAUTY IN SIMPLICITY

A beautiful layered card with an almost rustic feel to it. Using watercolor stamping and distress inks in contrasting colors to bring out the texture of the background stamp and watercolor paper. Striking leaves cut from linen and gold wrapped in a natural twine. The message conveys a reminder to look around you and appreciate simple beauty. Finished off with two rhinestones to add a bit of sparkle.  TUTORIALCut card rectangle: 3 7/8 x 4 3/4Cut watercolor paper to 2 7/8 x 4 1/8Stamp leaf stamp onto watercolor paper with...Read More