Wednesday 28 April 2021

Card for a Sewer

Hi everyone.  I have a card today made with some freebie stamps which came with a magazine bought recently for me by hubby.  It was my birthday earlier this month and he surprised me on the day with a couple of magazines and one of them had sewing themed stamps, dies and an embossing folder, and perfect timing as a friend of ours had her birthday yesterday and she is a keen sewer/quilter so I made this card with some of them.  In case anyone is interested they came with Love Cardmaking Issue 7, and after checking it out it doesn't appear to be a current issue but he did buy it from a high street chain which sells magazines, so not sure why they were selling it there, and obviously I don't know if copies are still available. 

I started with a smooshed background using Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks.  I then used the pretty pinked edge die which was one of the freebies, and cut three of the squares using some snippets of LOTV papers which I have from way back.  I stamped the images using Versafine Deep Lagoon Ink and also used it for the sentiment.  I extended the straight stitch/zig zag border which did join fairly well but luckily it is hidden under the bottom square.  I also used some more snippets from the LOTV paper pad to paper piece the tape measure, scissors and buttons which I thought made them stand out more.  I then added this to the white card and positioned the squares as you can see with the middle one as the sentiment plate.

Thank you for dropping by today and I hope to see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - No. 401 Where we use up our snippets of paper and card etc.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Addicted to Stamps and More - No. 404 Any Occasion.
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge
- All About Occasions.
NBUS Challenge - No. 25 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.

Friday 16 April 2021

Two to Tango

Hi everybody.  The saying says it takes two to tango and I thought as the tango is the dance of love then this would make a good anniversary card.  I used this Art Journey stamp called simply Dance and paper  pieced using some Craft Consortium Grunge Light papers which are double sided and I used the other side of one with these red/orangy pink tones, although the same sheet did have some bluey purple too.

I started with a piece of white card just a little smaller than my 6" square card and stamped the image using Versamark and heat embossed with WOW Metallic Platinum Embossing powder.  It does look as though the finish is patchy on the dancers' bodies, but it is script which doesn't show up as well as it might.  I then stamped again on the paper the areas of the stamp to be paper pieced using the same EP, and then fussy cut around the clock faces and added them to the card.  The colour is lighter and brighter than it looks here and I went for the less busy side of the paper because I didn't think the clock faces would show up very clearly otherwise.  I finished by adding a sentiment using Versafine Crimson Red ink and heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss EP.

Thank you for visiting today and I will see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

CAS Mix Up April Card Challenge - Mixed Media.  On my card I have used stamping, heat embossing and paper piecing. 
Kraft Chicks Challenge - No. 555 CAS.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Clean and Simple.
Alphabet Challenge - A is for Anniversary.