Wednesday 3 July 2024

A cup of cheer

Hello everyone. I'm back with another shaped Christmas card.

I had intended to CASE these cards I had created for the previous Jingle Belles challenge using a large oval die I thought I had, but I could not find it. Instead, I found this NBUS stamp and die set by Crafter's Companion, called Craft in a Mug. Thanks to its large size, it was perfect for creating this shaped card.

I did some partial die-cutting to keep the mug and cream parts together, and then added my stamping. The sentiment is from an older Penny Black set, called Festive Cheer. After doing some ink blending on the mug and Copic colouring on the cream, I decided I wanted to add the sprinkles from the stamp set, and heat-embossed them in gold. 

I used my finished mug as a template to create the back of my card, again using partial die-cutting. I added a scoring line along the left side of the mug and used strong double-sided tape to adhere the ears together.

To finish up, I stamped, heat-embossed and die-cut the spoon from the CC set, added a little shading using a Copic marker and used glue dots and some festive baker's twine to adhere the spoon to the mug. I also added a few sparkly gold stars.

I'm linking up my card at:

Jingle Belles - Shaping up for the Holidays

NBUS - #64 AG with NBUS

Shopping our Stash - #525 NBUS

Tuesday 2 July 2024

Shaped Christmas card

Hello everyone. I have this sweet little card to share with you today.
I used dies from a Tonic kit to create my layers from white shimmery cardstock and some recycled blue card from the back of a an old Christmas card. The sentiment die is from the same kit.
To turn my snowflake design into a card, I die cut the outline die again from white cardstock and added a fold using my scoring tool and attached this scored top using strong double-sided tape.

To jazz things up a little, I splattered some Blue gold paint from my Gansai Tambi Starry Colors set, also adding a little paint around the edges of my card and added Crystal drops aroud the sentiment.

I'm linking up my card at:

Jingle Belles - Shaping up for the Holidays

CCAYR - AG Christmas of Winter Holiday

MLCCB - #57 AG Christmas

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes

Wednesday 19 June 2024

Revisiting a simple patterned paper technique

Hello everyone, I'm popping in with 3 quick cards using a patterned paper trick I also used last year. It's an easy way to use up some of those patterned papers some of us have been hoarding. I have this big 12x12 paper pack by Crafter's Companion with lots of coordinating papers in different colour themes.

I started with 3 panels that I cut to be slightly smaller than my card size. Next, I stacked them and used my trimmer to cut each stack into 3 pieces. I then divided them over 3 cards so that each card had 3 different patterns on them. 

I die cut my Li'l gnome (SSS) from some scraps in colours that matched the colours of my patterned papers and added these to a sentiment panel (paper included in the CC paper pack) that I die-cut with a die from one of Catherine Pooler's old Stamp of Approval boxes. I went around the edges of the sentiment panel with a little Cranberry Fizz ink (CP) using a blending brush. I used Copics to colour in the nose and add definition to the beard.

I'm linking up my trio at:

Jingle Belles - We Three Kings or Three of a Kind

Sparkles Christmas - #161 Use die cuts

The Holly and Ivy - #165 Anything Christmas goes