Feel like having a play with some stickers, watercolour paper, watercolour pencils and border punches, then maybe this is for you!!
I was making a card for a dear friend who has just had an op, to let her know i'm thinking of her and well i ended up making a few extras!!
The general method i used was to add some colour to the water colour paper by taking the colour directly off the lead in the watercolour pencil and using the water brush or a paint brush.
When this dried i added the stickers, cut around the image and then hand drew whimsical borders to match the stickers using a fine tip black marker. Add the images to another layer of watercolour paper on thick mounting tape for dimension and add borders and sentiments in your own hand. Where you see the rough edges this is done by using your craft knife and running it along the edge to rough it up.
On the first 2 cards i also added another mat that has the edges scalloped using the Threading Water Border Punch and pulled the edges upwards to give a bit more dimension and add a lacy feel to the card.
To make the ribbon embellishments on the sides of card 2, punch down each edge of your second layer with your Leave it to Weaver punch and thread an assortment of different ribbons through each slot and tie off on top to give a continuous line of ribbon and a nice full effect.
Finish off all the cards with a little Kaiser bling, I also added one of the new Cloud 9 clear embellishment words to the inside of my get well card "girlfriends"; and you are done.
I apologise for the dullness in these photos, not quite sure what happened!!
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.
Me again :) I was sent this delightful Heidi Grace Birthday Page kit and I must say it is so easy to use. It is available NOW at a K- MART store near you! I had heaps of fun using it and I still HAVE HEAPS MORE LEFT TO USE!. But, here is what I have managed to do so far... firstly a page from my Daisy Lou's 4th birthday even though she is now 5 1/2 lol
The only things I have used that weren't in the kit where the daisies - which are Mrs Grossman's Pen and Ink stickers - cute and Elsie Flannigan's aqua paper- (which i have had sitting in my stash for ages and went perfectly with this kit)
I cut the pressies out of some of the paper in the kit as I did the flower and bird- all with my trusty Fiskars micro tip scissors :)
It was my Aunty's 70th birthday the other day and I forgot to buy a bag to put the pressie in- so I decided to make a box form the paper in the kit. So I made a box and a tag and a matching card for her from the kit. It saved me running around at the last minute, worked well, and was made with love - what more could she want lol
Soooo there you go a versatile and lovely birthday kit - have fun with it- i did :)
Bye for now
Guess where I am crafting today?
.....* * hint.......look at the pelican........yes....we had to make a trip down to Paynesville for a few days to move all our furniture to have carpet put in......so fun and games down here today....but hey....it's all good........and I have been creating some cards using the latest Fiskars Corner Border Punches........using some Mrs Grossman's stickers and a little bit of doodling........these punches are on special I noticed in Spotlight stores this week....Bairnsdale Spotlight has 20% off.....woohoo......
I have been wanting to do something like this project for a while. You see since Riley came into our family I have had his registration papers and his heritage paper, his vet book and everything in between, floating around the place. Crudely they were stuffed into an envelope with the promise of something grand for this important wee man. Then it happened....The lovely Lyn sent me some of the new stickers from Mrs Grossman's. They are called Pen and Ink and they are the cutest wee cartoon style images that inspired me. So out came some stash and the rest as they say....is history.
I used chipboard for the covers and made it large enough to hold the business cards for his trainer & pet travel consultant who exported him for us, his registration papers and his vet book. It is perfect. Wait till the vet sees it...he might think I am totally crazy, but Riley is a pampered pooch (without the handbag!) Cloud 9 Travel range were the colours I was after and wit a bunch of other bits and bobs this little book was born. Then the pen and ink stickers gave the perfect final touch.
Something a little left field but hey....thats scrapping right!
Look what I got in today's mail........my latest Spotlight catalogue with lots of yummy FISKARS products....woohoo.....and check out the 20% off sign.....yeha!!
Sale starts this Thursday September 11th...
Just giving you all the heads up........so make sure you pop on into your nearest Spotlight store real soon if you want to grab a FISKARS bargain or two......ooh...look at those new Corner Border Punches, Circle Border Punches......and those gorgeous Mrs Grossman's Stickers.....OMG!!......AND looky at all the Cloud 9 Max's Backyard......so what are you waiting for?.......these will be flying off the shelves......Spring is here....and this Cloud 9 Range lends itself to getting all those outside....backyard/garden pics all Scrapped.......
Here are some gorgeous cards that one of our NSW Demonstrators did for me for the recent Sydney Stitches and Craft Show......aren't they just the most adorable cards?
Robyn Wilkinson has created these cards.........thank you so much Robyn........
These Mrs Grossman's stickers will be available in Spotlight stores very soon.......I really love how you can colour them or just leave them see through...in black and white.......more cards to come....here you go......
I've just finished this gorgeous slider card for a new baby boy using loads of fabulous Fiskars products. I'm so pleased with it that I'll definately be making another for a baby girl !
On the front I've featured one of the new Cloud 9 Clear Epoxy Quote Stickers. I've also given the paper flower some colour and shine with some Li'l Davis Designs Glitter Glaze.
If you pull on either of the blue scalloped edge pieces, the inner card will slide out, forcing the opposite one out from the other side ~ like magic !
Using the 'August Inspiration' prompt from today, I've given the slider pieces some dimension by machine stiching around the edges of the white cardstock. I've also applied a cute little Mrs Grossman's stitched bunny sticker for detail and to continue the stitched theme.
...they are so HUGE!
By adding this HUGE butterfly to a plain white bag makes an ideal gift bag ready to add something special for a present ........or maybe a "rose"....like the bag below......so keep an eye out soon....