Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Card ideas

As you know the craft group I belong to do a monthly card and embellishment swap and the theme for the last card swap was love/romance.

I decided to make a C&S (clean and simple) card using the new Enchanted stamp from Bo Bunny. The prices on these stamps have all come down with the dollar so its great value and I've priced down all the old stock to reflect the new price as well.

I inked up the Darkroom Door French Script Background stamp in grey pigment ink(you could use a Marvy Marker) and stamped the card, leave to dry or use a heat gun.

Then I swiped the card with a Stop Static Pillow. Ink up the Enchanted stamp with Versamark Embossing Ink (or similar) and stamp your image. Pour over Superfine Black Embossing Powder, tap off the excess.

I used a large acrylic block and placed the top border and cupid on it and stamped them at the same time (then the embossing powder) before stamping the corner flourishes (one at a time and do your embossing powder) and added the wording last.

Check for any stray bits of powder floating and remove with a small paint brush or cotton bud before using a heat gun to melt the embossing powder.  

For this card I've used Darkoom Door Christmas Reindeer stamp set and their Dear Santa Wordstrip  .

Start off with a red card as your base then cut some light green card to 140mm x 96mm and attach with double sided tape or adhesive. Then cut some dark green printed card to 133mm x 90mm, (you could use a plain piece of card and clear emboss a design onto it). Attach to the light green. Using a piece of red card and a punch make a decorative edge and attach.

Ink up one the Reindeer stamps with embossing ink and stamp on cream card and cover with Copper Pearl Embossing Powder, tap off excess and heat unitl the powder if melted. Cut around design and stick  down using a glue pen. Add a bit of Xmas Red Stickles to the tip of his nose and if you like dot with a black pen to create the eye.

Cut words from the Dear Santa Wordstrip and attach with Magic Mount to give it some height. 

These three are on a similar base but I've used images cut from a Christmas 12x12 sheet that I stock (sorry not available on the website), the Darkroom Door Christmas Wordstrips, Magic Mount and Stickles

12x12 cardstock, double sided, good quality and value at $1.80 and you get quite a few cards from these. 

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