Even More April 2014 crafting

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An Update, Three Cards and a Wall Hanging


Hello everybody.  I’ve not got quite as many items to show you today.  The third card is a ballerina which is quite a classic image for a little girl’s card, but the first card has a little girl in a wheelchair on it.  Something a bit different I thought, remembering that there are children who are confined to wheelchairs and can’t run around on their own two legs for whatever reason.  The second card is quite a general card as dolphins are loved by males and females, young and old.  For this card I’ve purpously off-set the layers from each other for a bit of a different look.

I hope you like what I’ve got to show you this time and will leave a comment at the end.  I love reading your comments and finding out which card or other creation has caught your eye in each post.



(If you click on the thumbnail images you can have a look at a larger image of each item.)
(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. Where these linked pages are on the CUP site you will usually find a longer description of how I made the item at the bottom of the page.)

The photos are not as good as I’d have liked today, due to bad light conditions I think.  The colours are a little more washed out than they are in reality.

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  1. Disabled Kids Digital Stamps 2 by Angela Wenke and Pastel Tartan Paper 9 by Sheila Rodgers (I printed the digi-stamp out at smaller than the size provided onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  I then coloured it in using my ProMarkers and Flex Markers..  The colours I used are: Tulip Yellow, Gold, Cool Grey 3, Cool Grey 4, Cool Grey 5, Fushia Pink, Peony, Blush, Green Shoot, Grass, Forest Green, Dove Grey. I then put the sheet into my ScanNCut machine and used the Direct Cut function to cut out the stamp, as an alternative to using scissors, without doing any saving of the image.  I also printed out the background onto the same sort of cardstock.  I used my ScanNCut to make mats using the background and some white Bazzil cardstock from my crafting stash.  I also used my ScanNCut to make little floral and leaf embelishments, and found a strip of previously cut out lace border in my box of bits which I coloured green to match.  I went round the edge of the mats, and a 7″ square white card with two of the green ProMarkers I’d used on the image before using  glue gel, finger-lift tape, and 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach all the elements to my card.  I finished off by adding sticky back, faux pearls, to the centre of my flowers.  I’ve not put a greeting on the panel yet as I’m not sure what language the card will be needed in.)
  2. Close-up of an area of the card at an angle to try and show dimension.

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  1. Ocean Blue Dolphin by Pauline Black (I printed the sheet out at smaller than the size provided onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  I then background scanned it into my ScanNCut and placed a shape from within the machine over it to cut out the round ended topper panel.  I also cut the same shape, made larger, from a green and a blue Bazzil cardstock to make the mats, and some flourish frond shapes out of the green as embelishments.  I took an off-white A5 card and went round the sides using an Aegean coloured ProMarker.  I built up the topper, offset, onto the mats using glue gel, and wrapped some of the embelishments around.  This was then stuck to the front of my card using 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape.  I used glue gel to attach the rest of the shapes to the card front and finished off by putting on some sticky backed, faux gems.  I’ve not put on a greeting yet as I don’t know what language the card will be needed in.)
  2. Angled view of previous card.

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  1. Ballerina Girl Digital Stamp by Angela Wenke (The digi-stamp was printed onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock at a smaller size than provided.  I then coloured it in using my FlexMarkers.  The colours I used were: Auburn, Terracotta, Light Fawn, Almond, Heather, Wild Orchid.  I then put the sheet into my ScanNCut machine and used the Direct Cut function to cut out the stamp, as an alternative to using scissors, without doing any saving of the image.  I took a 6″ square cream coloured card, went around the edge with a purple FlexMarker and then put strips of white lace over it, attaching on the inside using ultra tacky tape.  I took three pieces that I’d cut out using my ScanNCut that were leftovers from previous projects and also went around the edges using the purple FlexMarker.  I used glue gel to attach all the pieces, finishing off the card with a bow of lace and some sticky back, faux, pearls.  I’ve not put on a greeting yet as I don’t know what language it will be needed in.)
  2. Close-up of an area of the card at an angle to try and show dimension – the white lace has caused a bit of a white flare on this picture and isn’t as clear as on the first.



This is what I made for the “Stamping Dragon Designs” Facebook Group‘s “colouring” challenge for this month.  Each month we get a digital download from Stamping Dragon Designs to work with, the only rule being that if you request the digital file you post a photo with something crafted with it before the end of the month.  This month we were given one, circular, element form the “Home Tweet Home”collection.  I decided to challenge myself to make something using just the provided element with paper, cardstock and glue.  In the end I did add some clear jewellery wire as well.

The wording on this says: “Of all things that inspire and delight, the best to behold is nature in flight!”

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  1. Home Tweet Home”collection  (I took the element into one of my graphics packages and re-sized it, making two copies and making one smaller than the other.  I then made a second copy of each size to decoupage.  I found some printable, silver, acetate in my crafting stash and printed onto this.  I cut out one element as a complete circle and cut out the rest as pieces.  I cut out a circle that was just larger than the element out of silver mirror paper, and a larger circle out of black cardstock.  I used glue gel to attach the layers together.  For the smaller bird I poked a hole through at the wing level and threaded through the clear beading wire with a knot at the end.  I then put glue gel over this and put a wing to decoupage over the top. The bird on the round plaque also has an added wing layer.  I stuck the other end of the clear wire behind the circle using ultra tacky tape, and used the same tape to attach a loop of black card at the top of the circle as well.)
  2. The “hanging” bird against a white background.
  3. The “hanging” bird against a window.



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