Saturday, 25 October 2014

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The challenge at Less is More this week is to use newsprint somewhere in the design of the card.
  • I began by stamping an Impression Obsession newsprint stamp onto some ivory paper.
  • Next I stamped some Clearly Besotted leaves and an acorn in shades of Distress Ink, over the first stamping, placing the stamps in the orientation I needed for my finished card.
  • I die-cut the leaves and the acorn and stuck them onto a piece of ivory card in the desired position. At this point the leaves were surrounded by the card on all sides.
  • I drew  a pencil line from the top to the bottom of the card at the point where I wanted the die-cutting of the leaves to end and placed the card onto the cutting plate aligning my pencil line with the edge of the plate. Only the part of my card I wanted cutting was on the plate, the rest was hanging off the end. I then popped the dies over the leaves and acorn and ran it through my Cuttlebug. It took three passes to do this.
  • I did a little more jiggery pokery to cut out the rest of the card with a Lil Inkers stitched die, cutting only up to the leaves and then reversing back through the machine. 
The small leaf was cut by hand as there isn't a matching die for it.
The sentiment is from Gina K Designs.

I think maybe a few pictures are called for for this technique! I'll see what I can do. I'm hoping Santa will bring me a video camera so that I can start to do some proper tutorials, if I can get the hang of it!.

This card is in the same vein although there is no partial die-cutting here. The same background stamp was used with the same set of leaves from Clearly Besotted.
The embossing folder is Adagio from Couture Creations and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up. I thought that the little cascade of pearls added a sweet little touch.
Today we will be looking after our grandchildren until tomorrow... should be fun!

Thursday, 23 October 2014


New Home
I love this embossing folder from Cuttlebug, It takes ink really well, which is why this print worked out well. The text is a mix of Memory Box  alphas, and the Happy word from WPlus9. The little house is from a Poppy Stamp strip die of  houses.
CASology's key word this time is HOME so this kinda fits!


Monday, 20 October 2014

Freshly Made Sketch

I really like this layout from Freshly Made Sketches and can see me using it many times over in future.
The DP on this is a scrap from Pink Petticoat which has been in my drawer for a while but I think it looks great in this small strip.
The punched hearts have been embossed with Holographic embossing powder and the font used for the sentiment is 'are you serious'. I thought that the rounded edges of the card matched the style of the font rather well.

Hi Sweetie

I have a few cards to make today and before I crack on with those, I'd just like to post this quickie card for CASology's Candy challenge before it closes.
This image is a digi from Dustin Pike, coloured with Mirage pens, cut out and popped up onto dimensional pads. The sentiment is computer generated in 'my oh my' font. I think it's rather cool... the font that is.
Now to get on with my day!