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I had several days when life, and family, and poor-health, got in the way of crafting – so I didn’t make any cards until Saturday while waiting for the Tesco delivery. There’s nothing particularly complicated amongst them, but I hope you like them. Let me know what you think via the comments box at the end. (If you can’t see it then at the bottom right of this post, before the start of the next one, you should see a grey link “* Responses »”, which if you click on it will bring up the blog post with a “Your Comment” box at the end.)
(Clicking on the text links below each set of images takes you to the pages where you can see some of what I used to make the cards.)
This first card is one I created for “Fun Challenge 12” held in the Stamping Dragon Designs Facebook Group on the theme “RAINBOWS” – includes rainbow colours , rainbow images. etc. I went for a rainbow image, and also a background stamped in a riot of rainbow colours. I love the image, and am pleased with how it’s coloured up, but I did think that perhaps I’ve overdone the stamping on the background a bit. However – I won! And there were some nice entries that I really loved. So thank you so much for choosing my card as the winner.
- Jiggys pot of gold by Janette Padley (I printed out the digi-stamp at smaller than the size provided onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock. I then coloured it in using my ProMarkers. The colours I used were: Red, Bright Orange, Yellow, Bright Green, Sky Blue, Indigo Blue, Purple, and Powder Blue around the outside. I then cut roughly around the digi stamp. I took two circles, one textured red card, and one hammered white card, that I’d cut using my circle scissors. I stuck these over the bottom edge of an 8″ square white Crafty Bob card using finger-lift tape and trimmed the sides. I took an oval Inkadikado gear, some Inkadinkado stamps and ink, and stamped a pattern on the background in a rainbow of colours. I also stamped three of the butterflies onto the same cardstock as the stamped image and roughly cut these out as well. I used glue gel to attach the cut out digi and butterflies to the card front.)
Because I won I got to choose the theme for “Fun Challenge 13”, and, as I actually made it out to the greenhouse last week and got a few plants that I’d bought and had growing in the utility room out there, I decided on the theme – Out In The Garden. Why not pop over to the group and join in!
These are the rest of the cards I finished making on Saturday.
- Spring Birds and Lilac Flowers on Blue with Decoupage by Barbara Hiebert (I printed the sheet out onto matte Crafty Bob cardstock and cut out the pieces. I took an 8″ square, white, Crafty Bob base card and stuck two white paper doilies to it using finger-lift tape, placing them top left and bottom right. Onto this I stuck the base image, again using finger-lift tape. I attached a greeting “Penblwydd Hapus” – Welsh for “Happy Birthday”, and the topper layer, to the card using 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape. I then shaped the two birds and attached them in place using glue gel.)
- Rupert with Presents Stamp by Janette Padley (I printed this digi-stamp out onto 300gsm Super Smooth card-stock at smaller than the size provided. I then coloured it in using my ProMarkers. The colours I used were: Purple, Yellow, Leaf Green, Bright Green, Red, Mandarin, and Powder Blue for around the outside. I cut it out using a circle scissors. I took an A4 sheet of star embossed white card-stock and trimmed it then scored twice to create an easel card. The piece cut off was trimmed to make the stopper. I rounded the corners on the base card and stopper with a paper punch. I went round all the pieces with a yellow ProMarker that I’d used when colouring in the image. I attached the circular topper to the easel card using finger-lift tape with a little glue gel for extra strength because of the embossing. I used 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the stopper. I finished off by attaching yellow sticky back faux pearls. I’ve not put on a greeting yet as I don’t know what language it will be needed in but there’s plenty of room on the stopper for this.)
- Anemones by Carole Scorer (I printed the sheet onto matte Crafty Bob cardstock and cut out the pieces. I scored a sheet of A4 linen textured white cardstock using my Hougie Board and folded it in half to make my base card. I stuck the bottom layer to this using finger-lift tape, and also attached the greeting panel below it. I used 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the blank greetings panel above the greetings panel, and also to attach each of the pyramage layers in order. I finished off by attaching a greetings panel that says “Penblwydd Hapus” – which is Welsh for “Happy Birthday”. I love the colours of this sheet and decided to keep the card I was making simple so didn’t add any further embellishments, but gems, ribbons or bows, or other embellishment could be added for a more ornate look.)
- framed delicate rose by Karen Wyeth (I printed the sheet out onto matte Crafty Bob paper and cut out the pieces. I took an 8″ square white Crafty Bob card and stuck the main image directly to this using finger-lift tape. I used 2mm deep, double sided foam tape to attach the topper layer and the greeting “Penblwydd Hapus” – Welsh for “Happy Birthday”. The smaller topper was attached inside the front as a decorative element on the insert. I wanted to keep this card simple so haven’t added any embellishments this time.)
- Nativity Digital Stamp #1 by Angela Wenke and A5 Pearls and Lace Card Front or insert by Carol Clarke (I printed the digi-stamp out at much smaller than the provided size onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock. I also printed the card front onto the same type of card-stock. I trimmed, scored using my Hougie Board, and folded the sheet in half to make my base card. I coloured in this digi-stamp using my ProMarkers. The colours I used were: Raw Sienna, Ginger, Tan, Forest Green, Amber, Cadet Blue, Powder Blue, Yellow, Satin, Bright Green, Cool Grey 2, Sandstone. I then cut it out using my circle scissors. I went round this circular topper with a blue metalic marker. I put the base card on its side and put a doily over the bow area before sticking the circular topper on top. I then used the same metallic marker to write in a greeting “Nadolig Llawen” – Welsh for “Happy Christmas”. I wanted to keep this card simple, so I haven’t added any further embellishments. I hope that by turning the card on its side and used in this way I’ve shown that a card that’s meant to be used in a portrait orientation can also be used landscape.)
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CUP Mailer – Here are the links to the mailers sent out by the team at CUP HQ since my last blog post:
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You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)
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(Thank you to every body who’s left comments on my previous blog posts. I really do appreciate them all.)