|3D Embossed/Waxed and Trimmed example.|
Friday, 29 March 2013
Hi all, not had a very good day today. My wife was taken into hospital and I've been running around like a headless chicken. I did manage to grab 5 mins though and knock her a Get Well card up.
|Tulip Get Well card|
The cardstock is a small Papermania 4"x4" white card with a strip of Docrafts Backing Paper glued in place. Topper Elements are from the Docrafts Tulip range, purchased from Collectables. Normally £2.00 per pack they have been reduced to .50p a pack or 3 for 2 while stocks last.
Posted by John at 11:36:00 pm
Thursday, 28 March 2013
Hi Everyone, just updated my Blog Header. I got stuck in yesterday evening and finished it off but didn't have time to install it. Anyway I think it's looks good and I've had some favourable comments about it from friends.
|New Blog Header|
Once I had the background worked out, I laid out all the bits and pieces I wanted to incorporate. It was then a matter of moving them about until it looked right to me. It does look a bit busy, as mentioned by a couple of people but they spent quite a few minutes looking at it and that is what I was aiming to achieve. Something that grabs your attention and is a bit different to other peoples headings. Anyway I hope you like the new heading. It would be interesting to know your thoughts on it.
Posted by John at 8:16:00 pm
Monday, 25 March 2013
It's our 38th Wedding Anniversary tomorrow so rather than buy a card I decided to make a special card for my wife. I based the card on the 3D frame card that I have developed because they are so versatile and look so good. They take a bit of making but I think the results makes them worth while.
|Anniversary Card - 2013|
For those interested the construction details follow:
I have the template as a MS Publisher document stored on my computer. I print it out onto the back of the cardstock I am going to use. For this particular card I used some textured cardstock. For thicker cardstock I tend to use my old Epson DX3800 printer. It seems to handle the thicker cardstock better than the more modern Epson Stylus SX435W that I also have. If enough people are interested, I will try and put a tutorial onto my blog of how to construct the basic card.
Once printed, I cut it out, apply double sided tape or glue to the appropriate areas and fold it into a frame. I then cut a piece of backing card (approx 240gsm) to 11cm x 11cm and glue a suitable patterned backing paper to it. When this backing is glued into place, it helps stiffen the frame quite a bit.
At this point I then blended some Tim Holts Distress Ink - worn lipstick very lightly onto the frame using an applicator for more control. Heart with Birds is a Marianne die LR0186, corners and flowers are Lea'bilities dies Art. nr. 45.8558 and the small butterfly is from the Marianne die set LR0261. Since the photo was taken I have also added Inkssentials Glossy Accents to the Flower and Butterfly detail to give them better definition.
Needless to say, my wife loved the card and hopefully you also like it.
Sunday, 24 March 2013
I have always been interested in making things since childhood.
In September 2012 after attending a local craft group at Norton, my interest in card making was aroused. I now attend the club regularly and my enthusiasm for card making has grown. I have now learned new skills from club members, reading magazines and looking on the internet.
The Christmas Tree is hand stitched onto a piece of white card. I then blended the edges of the card with red ink. The snowflakes were stamped with a clear embossing pad and embossed with silver and gold powder. I think I may have gone over the top with the amount of snowflakes.
After adding a backing paper to my blank card I added my Christmas Tree, a bow and 4 gems.
Not the most complicated card but not bad for a first attempt at cardmaking.