Sunday, 28 February 2016

Just For You Mothers Day Card

This is the second Mothers Day card I made (following on from my previous post). 

Kraft card cut to 7 x 10 1/2 inches
Kraft card cut to 4 1/2 x 9 inches
Sale-a-bration Botanicals just for you stamp set - Stampin Up
Ink pads in calypso coral and Bermuda bay - Stampin up
Embossing ink pad
Gold embossing powder
Gold cardstock - mine was embossed with chevrons and was part of a grab box from Hey Little Magpie
Pattern scrapbook paper - My Minds Eye
Shine On Speciality Series Paper (this is 12 X 12 Kraft card printed one side, foiled the other) - Stampin up 
All mixed up font - Cricut 
Pilot v5 black pen 
Cricut Explore
Bermuda bay cardstock - Stampin Up
Centura pearl cardstock in Snow White - crafters companion 

For this card I scored the large Kraft card at 7 inches so I had a 7 inch square with a flap that covered half the card.

I covered the inside of the card with scrapbook paper from My Minds Eye

I then covered the flap with gold cardstock (cut 7 inches by 3 1/2 inches), and then the Shine On cardstock which was cut 6 3/4 inches by 3 1/4 inches. 

I scored the other piece of Kraft card to make a 4 1/2 inch square card and stuck this in the middle of the inside of the larger card but so the crease of the card was on the right.

I added a piece of white cardstock inside just so it was clearer to write on. 

I then covered the front of the smaller card with gold cardstock.

I cut some Centura pearl card to 3 3/4 inchs and stamped and embossed the 'just for you' stamp, then added the flowers and foliage. I then stuck this onto the front of the small card.

To finish I added the sentiment to some Bermuda bay cardstock using the write function of my Cricut Explore and a Pilot V5 pen. I cut this down to 1/2 inch tall by 3 inches and then cut a triangle at the end to make a flag. I mounted this onto the gold card and cut round to make an even boarder. 

I love this card as it all ties together and is a little bit different. 

Flower Wreath Mothers Day Card

I had an accident a few weeks ago and haven't been able to craft much and was planning on making some cards on my Cricut Explore but Design Space was down or playing up so I ended up in a strop as I was frustrated and ordered some supplies from Stampin Up. I wanted (well needed) to make cards that used minimal physical effort as my back and left arm hurt and I'm left handed and didn't want to aggrivate my back. This is one of the cards I made, along with another that I'll post after. 

List of items used:
Hardwood stamp - Stampin Up
Petite Petals stamps & matching punch - Stampin Up
Ink pads in Bermuda bay, calypso coral, Sahara sand - Stampin Up
Calypso coral cars stock - Stampin up
Ink pads in mustard seed and spiced marmalade - Tim Holtz distress ink 
Kraft Card - Crafters Companion
Centura pearl Snow White card - Crafters Companion
Pink vinyl - Cricut Vinyl Sampler 
White cardstock - unsure of brand 
Mothers Day words from Cricut Mothers Day 2015 digital cartridge (cut using my Cricut Explore)
Circle cut using my Cricut Explore using the basic shapes
Glue (I used collall all purpose and silicone glue)
I cut the coral card 5 inches by 10 inches and scored the 10 inch side at 2.5 either end so I had a gate fold card.

I cut 2 pieces of Kraft card to just under 5 inches by just under 2.5 inches. I think inked the hardwood stamp with Sahara sand and placed my card directly onto the stamp and rubbed (I didn't have a acrylic block big enough for the stamp but liked using this method) 

I glued these Kraft card pieces onto the two flaps of the card. 

I stamped the flower onto Centura pearl in Bermuda bay and calypso coral. I then mixed it up by stamping in the mustard seed ink, and then going ontop with the marmalade colour to give a two tone look. 

As ink doesn't seep into the Centura pearl card, I had to wait sometime for the ink to dry so it didn't smudge. Once dry I punched them out using the matching punch.

I cut a 4 inch circle from white card and stuck the Mothers Day vinyl wording to the middle (this was cut to 2.5 inches wide). Next I used silicone glue to stick the flowers round the outside, layering them up so none of the circle edge showed.

I stuck the circle to the left flap.

To go with the card I made an envelope using the Stampin up envelope paper using my Cricut Explore. I love the paper as its just the right weight and double sided with a lovely pattern on one side. 

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Finding Nemo Card

I made this card using the Pixar Cricut cartridge. After searching Pinterest for some inspiration I found a card with Squirt on and decided to make something similar as I wanted more of a scene, rather than just Squirt on his own.

I used a textured holographic paper which I got in a craft bundle which made a perfect background. 

This would have been a great picture for a frame too. The hardest but was putting the orange flowers in his back as it was so hard to figure out which one went where.