Pretty in Pink Flowering Dogwood

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

Today I have a quick post showing a card I have just completed for a custom order.  I have just received the new Becca Feeken range of Spellbinders dies and I just had to have a play with the Victoriana Crest and it is just gorgeous!  It paired beautifully with the Flowering Dogwood paper and flowers from Heartfelt Creations of course!

I also took a photo of the difference Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder and Crystal Clear makes to the finish of a card.

Materials Used:

Cardstock – Bazzill White, Heartfelt Creations white (for the flowers), Stampin Up Wild Wasabi

Paper – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood, Small Classic Petunia

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood, Everyday Heroes, Spellbinders Victorian Numbers,

Inks – Pearlescent Coral, Memento Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout

Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder

Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive

Glue Gloss

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White

Prills – Lettuce Entertain You

Instructions:

Cut a base card at 12 x 7″ and score and crease at 6″ at the long side for a base card of 6″ x 7″.  Cut a piece of the patterned paper from the Flowering Dogwood paper collection at 6″ x 7″ and adhere to the front of the card.

Cut the base die from the Spellbinders Victoriana Crest in white cardstock.  Adhere to the base card.  Cut the patterned piece out of white cardstock and adhere to the base of the frame die.  Cut the centre oval out of white cardstock and adhere to the base frame and then cut the plain pink patterned paper out of the same die to adhere on the base.  Die cut 3 of the lacy insert and adhere together and then adhere to the pink patterned paper on the frame.  Add Simply White Nuvo drops to the centre of the flowers and on the frame as desired.

Die cut the numbers from the Victorian Numbers die set on white cardstock and adhere to the centre of the frame as shown.  Add Nuvo drops to the sides of the numbers.

To make the flowers stamp the largest and second largest flowers from the Flowering Dogwood stamp set in Pearlescent Coral.  Sponge the centres with New Sprout and die cut the flowers using the coordinating die.  Sponge the edges of the flowers with the Pearlescent Coral and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Adhere the petals together as shown.  Using the Glue Gloss add Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder to the petals and heat for a frosted finish.  Die cut the stamens from the green cardstock and roll up and adhere to the centre of the larger flowers.  Using Dries Clear glue adhere the prills to the centres of the stamens and the smaller flowers.  Adhere to the card as shown.

To make the leaves stamp the leaves from the Flowering Dogwood stamp set in Bamboo Leaves.  Sponge the leaves in New Sprout and then die cut using the coordinating die.  Shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit.  Sponge the leaves with the Glue Gloss and sprinkle the Crystal Clear and allow to dry before adhering to the card as shown.

Stamp the sentiment from the Small Classic Petunia stamp set in Pearlescent Coral on white cardstock and die cut the shape from the Everyday Heroes die.  Adhere to the card on the lower right as shown.

All products used are available for sale at Gift Hutt here: http://gifthutt.nz/product-category/craft-supplies/

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

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Side Step Chantilly Card

Hi there.

Welcome to all my new followers and I hope that you find my blog interesting and inspiring.  And thank you for the lovely comments and likes as well.

I did promise in my last post that I would be featuring a Christmas card, but unfortunately, my order has been held up and I have had to resort to using the last of my Chantilly stash to create this post.  However, I am hoping to be participating in the first Australasian CTMH blog hop featuring the new Holidays with Heart products next weekend, which  I am really excited about  and I can’t wait to see what we all make.  So next week, NZ customs (?) permitting, I should be able to do a Christmas card featuring these lovely new papers and embellishments.

This week I have done a side step card with the instructions from a different source.  Splitcoaststampers have a loads of tutorials covering lots of different techniques.  Here is the link:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/sidestepcard/

This card is very easy to make with only one cut and several scoring lines to create the card.  I am really pleased with how it turned out and here it is:

Side step card. Side step card.

 

The materials used are all CTMH products:

Colonial White cardstock

Cotton Candy cardstock

Chantilly papers

Outdoor Denim ink

Alcohol Markers – Pear and Cotton Candy

My Acrylix stamp sets – Card Chatter – Sympathy, You are My Happy, Card Word Puzzle

Clear sparkles – coloured green with the Pear alcohol markers

3 D Foam tape

Non-Stick Micro Tip Scissors

Fiskars Deluxe Surecut Craft Paper Trimmer

Tombow adhesive

I love using the clear stamps as it is so easy to place the image where you want it.  For the green leaves on the face of the card I have used the small leaf from the Card Word Puzzle stamp and stamped it several times to create the look of a larger stamp.

For the matting I have trimmed each layer down by 1/4 inch each side – see my Cardmaking 101 how to do this.

The flowers have been fussy cut using the scissors and coloured in with the alcohol inks which I am really enjoying using.  I have also used 3 D foam tape on one of the flowers to create more dimension  and depth with the flowers.

I hope I have inspired you to try something different with your cardmaking.

Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

Bi-Colour Cards

Welcome back.

I am looking through all my stash to try to either use it up or put it on a de-stash facebook page before I start with Close to My Heart.  I have a mix of different products from different companies and lots and lots of different papers so I will probably take some of these to use up at my Crafty Angels group when we do some papercrafts next term.

With these cards I have used a burgundy card from Stampin’Up (sorry I don’t know the name of the colour as it came in a pack that was on special – I have been told it is Rich Razzleberry by my Stampin’Up friend Julie Butler) and white cardstock and used embossing folders and Memory Box dies to create these cards. I even sneaked in some stamping as well.  I took these cards to the library where I take a card making session and sold a couple of cards before I could even get them put aside for Make Shift.

Here they are:

Handcrafted card Handcrafted get well card Handcrafted sympathy card Handcrafted sympathy card Handcrafted thank you card Handcrafted thank you card

Materials used:

Memory Box dies – Cherry Blossom, Phloe, Pippi Butterfly

Dienamics Die – Fancy Flourish

Stampin-Up Stamps – Cottage Garden

Creative Memories Custom Cutting System – ovals

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder – Elegant Frame, Swiss Dots

Peelcraft stickers

Purchased sympathy stickers.

White ribbon and button from my stash

I have just purchased a Cricut Expressions 2 and put it on layby so won’t be picking it up for a while.  I am not sure how long I can hold out with this as it is going to expand my creative horizons so much!   I have been watching videos on You-Tube and can’t wait to get started.  Next week I am off to Auckland to learn more about Close to My Heart and  get the chance to get my hands on some of the CTMH products which I am really looking forward to.  We have been really fortunate that we have got this opportunity to move forward with.  I really feel for the CM Consultants in Canada and the United States who may not have the same opportunities.

Have a good day and Happy Crafting.

Patricia

Enchanted digital sketch

 

Sometimes I need a little inspiration for my scrapbooking whether it be traditional or digital.  So some clever people have come up with scrapbook layout sketches that make it so easy to get great results.   One of these very clever and smart people is Chris Lothian who is has a Facebook page called Christine’s Creative Capers.  She has designed pages that we can download and use on our StoryBook Creator and get a great page in 5 minutes.

I have used the lovely photos I took off the monarch butterfly last week and teemed them up with the Enchanted digital kit and they went really well together.

This was so easy to do as all I needed to do was click and drag the various papers and photos onto the layout.  I did have to just add the paper to the scalloped strips on the sides by selecting them and then adding the paper to the selected element.  And to finish off I just substituted the flowers with flowers from the kit.  Easy Peasy!

First here is the original sketch:

Chis Lothian sketch #12

And this is the finished layout:

Butterfly Magic

This sketch is also suitable for traditional scrapbooking.  Please note that all sketches on Chris’ Facebook page is for personal use only.  

Have a great day and Happy Crafting.

Patricia