Saturday, 2 February 2013

A touch of teal..........

Hi there,

I hope you are all well, gosh it is getting chilly again I really hope it does not snow again. I really do hate the white stuff.

I have a card to show you today, I really enjoyed making this, mind you I enjoy making all of them really. This one I used a product that I have not used for years! as I was rumaging around in my craft room, I came across my set of chalks, so I grabbed them and used them on my latest creation.

Here it is........ I apologise for the photo, I have not been able to crop it, as I am writing this on my tablet and it is doing some very strange things LOL.

Friday, 1 February 2013

A comment was made...................

Hi there,

I would like to start this post with a thank you, I would like to thank the people who take time to post a comment on my creations, I read every one and they really mean a lot to me.

As I was reading my comments, one really stuck in my head, it was from KarenB

She said "Gorgeous tag Barbara. You're so right saying it's very feminine - so pretty and would look lovely as the centrepiece of a card.

Well I took that comment on board and created a card that I would love to share with you all.

 The result!
Here is what I did to create this card.

Step One.

Cut from Card, two Labels 23 and then emboss them.

Step Two.

Cut and emboss a Grand Rectangle to fit the base.

Step Three.

Whilst the card is still in the Die after it has been embossed , start inking, I used the following colours in the order of:

Antique Linen
Tattered Rose
Victorian Velvet
Vintage Photo ( very lightly as this is quite a strong colour)

Step Four.

Cut out from card the Memory Box "Bella Bouquet" and put to one side, keep the negative as it is going to be used  as a mask, Place the mask where the shadow is to be on the card front, using a Stencil Brush.  Apply Antique Linen until you are happy with the colour tone. Now take the Speckle Stamp, this one is from a Tim Holtz  set called Urban Tapestry and using the Distress Inks, stamp around the edge, starting with the lightest colour through to the darkest Colour.

At this stage apply a small amount of Gilding wax in Gold, this is optional, if you don't have any don't worry.

Remove card from die, there should now be a stamped and inked panel with a lovely clean border going all the way around.

Step Five.

To dye Seam binding cut a length and apply the stain direct to the binding, scrunching up the ribbon as the stain is applied. Dry this with a heat gun when to colour result has been achieved.

Step Six

Adhere the Bella Bouquet die cut, slightly to the side of the masked Shadow, then take the Seam Binding and wrap around the bottom of the card and make a small bow.

Step Seven.

Stamp a verse of Choice, The colour used here is Coffee Archival ink. The stamps that has been used here is an unknown Brand.

Oyster Stamps do have a lovely range of stamps by Our Daily Bread Designs, there are some beautiful verses and sayings on these stamps.

Step Eight.

Using a score Board (I used my Martha Stewart score board) take one of the Labels 23 and place it on the score board horizontally and scored at one inch, this will give a hinge for the card. Apply Scor Tape along the top making sure not to go over the score line, peel backing off and apply the second Labels 23, thus creating your hinged shaped card. ( I prefer making cards this way, as I do not like losing part of the shape if you cut the shape on a pre-folded card.)

Step Nine.

Place foam Pads on the back of the Rectangular panel and adhere on top of the shaped card. Voila you have completed your card.

If you have made a card from these instructions please, let me know as I would love to see what you have created, you never know I may even send you a goodie or two. My contact button is at the top of my blog.

So a huge thank you goes out to KarenB, If you are reading this, please send me an e-mail via the link at the top of my blog, I would love to send you a few little goodies as a thank you.

Another huge thank you must go to Oyster Stamps as  without them I would not be able to show you all these lovely ideas.

Here is a list of supplies I used: All of which can be purchased from Oysterstamps

Memory Box "Bella Bouquet"
Spellbinders Grand Labels 23
SpellBinders Grand Rectangles
Distress Ink, in the following Colours, Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.
Scor Tape

The Following items are from my stash:

Hand Dyed Seam Binding (Tattered Rose )
Gold Gilding Wax
Verse Stamp (maker unknown)
Cream Card (Anna Marie Designs)

Happy Crafting

Barbara xx