Friday, 29 September 2017

Emboss using Framelits - Christmas Bauble Card.

Did you know you can use your framelits to emboss with.  Exchange one of your plates with a rubber mat. The framelits are then cushioned to emboss rather than cut.

I picked up the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits  Dies from the Clearance Rack.
To get the fine gold outline on the bauble, pat the die with Versa Mark before pressing. Apply Gold Embossing Powder and heat to set.  Extra glimmer was applied using a clear Wink of Stella pen.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Dazzling Details Christmas Bauble Card

To make the glittery window, punch or cut out a circle with a framelit and apply a sticky sheet to the back. Apply Dazzling Details glitter to the sticky window. I used some clear contact but clear packing tape works well too.  If you don't have either the Multipurpose Adhesives Sheets (144106) could be used as well. Add the ribbon and adhere the DSP behind to complete the bauble.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Card made from the Clearance Rack.

I was checking out the Clearance Rack and picked out the Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack.
Here's one card made using the DSP from the paper stack. Getting my supplies ready to start my Christmas cards!

Monday, 18 September 2017

Foil Snowflakes Card

Love the pack of Foil Snowflakes from the Year Of Cheer Suite.  The snowflakes come in a  pack of 24, 12 silver foil and 12 in gold foil.  

I made a quick an easy card using a silver foil, co-ordinating washi tape, decorated with some rhinestones for extra bling.  The sentiment came from another new set Add a Little Glitz. I used Smoky Slate cardbase with a whisper white top layer,

Friday, 15 September 2017

Congrats Card featuring the Marker Batik Technique

The colour marker combination used to make this Marker Batik background (and last card in this series) was Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party and Dapper Denim.  This was a quick and thrifty card to assemble. I used the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits to cut the 'congrats'.  I used scrap pieces of ribbon on which the 'congrats' was glued to.  Further I had a stack of Metallic Enamel Shapes that had been waiting to be used!  Good feeling to make use of those things that we purchase and for some reason never get used! Usually
I reach for the rhinestones.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Sympathy Card featuring the Marker Batik Background

This is the second card made in this Marker Batik series. The combination of markers used to make this background paper was Wisteria Wonder,Soft Sky and Elegant Eggplant. Not sure of the name given to this technique, but I am going to refer to it as the Raised Inlay Die Technique.  The choosen thinlit from the Flourish Thinlits set was cut three times from Wisteria Wonder ( same as card base) as well as from the Marker Batik glossy sheet.  All were glued and stacked, ending with the glossy sheet. The decorative sheet was then adhered to the cardbase. Next, glue the stacked thinlits back into its spot. Embellish with rhinestones.  The sympathy sentiment came from Better Together stamp set.  It was stamped on Vellum with Versa Mark and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder and finished with Bakers Twine bow.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Baby Card featuring a Marker Batik Background

l have been playing around with glossy cardstock and found a technique new to me - Marker Batik.
Easy and doesn't make a big mess! All you need are some Stampin' Up Markers, glossy cardstock, plastic wrap, and some water in a spray bottle. Choose three markers, scribble on the plastic wrap and then spritz with water. Lay your glossy cardstock down, turn it over and use your hands to crinkle the plastic. Wrap the plastic edges over and leave to dry. Love the results!

In this baby card I used the marker combination of Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum.
I used the Better Together stamp set for the sentiment and safety pin.  Both were stamped and embossed on vellum with white embossing powder.  I fussy cut the safety pin out. It made the perfect embellishment with the ribbon. Pink enamel shapes from the Subtles collection comlpeted the embellishment of the sentiment.