Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Happy Birthday | MFT


Hello there, well here in the UK it's a warm day again and I really shouldn't complain about the weather but I'm definitely not a summer person as I don't cope well with the warm weather. Well today I'm sharing a card that I'd created last weekend and can you believe I even recorded making this on my camcorder but when I came to edit, the free software I had on my computer wasn't the full version so I couldn't speed up the colouring, so it looks like I will have to save up and invest in the paid version.      


 Created stitched panel using the silhouette cameo but this time I created three cut out windows in the  center of the panel and added an offset stitch around the three windows. On A2 (US) size card blank  I laid the panel on the top and draw faint line around each of the squares with pencil. Remove the  panel from  the card, then using sticky notes I mask off the first square and stamped the cow image  using clear  acrylic block and versafine onyx black ink and continued with the same process for the  horse and of  course the adorable little pig. Once finished rubbed out the pencil lines with a soft  eraser.


Coloured the images in using my WHSmith artist quality colouring pencils. Stamped Happy Birthday from the whole herd just underneath the three cutout windows, using versafine onyx black ink and acrylic block. Adhere the panel to the A2 card blank with double sided foam tape. Added a few clear enamel dots to finish.  


I don't usually decorate the inside of the card, but thought it would good to continue the animal theme on the inside of the card. Again I coloured images using the same coloured pencils.   



I know the perfect little boy who will love this card for his up and coming Birthday, I think most children love farm yard animals.   

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Sunday, 7 August 2016

Thanks to Michelle Short | Hero Arts


Hello there, well I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday? the weekends go far to fast for my liking, well today I'm sharing this card that I made last week, using some very beautiful sentiment stamps that I won in giveaway earlier in the year at The Card Grotto and I've only just got round to using these stamps...can you believe? This card is to say a very special Thank You the very talented designer who is Michelle Short. Michelle is such kind and caring designer who really does go out of her away to help you, I've called on her expertise on numerous occasions and she is always helpful and such good friend too. Thank you for organising this giveaway Michelle!! I've still got the other set of stamps you sent me to use yet, so I'm hoping to get creating with those very soon.      


Created a stitched panel using the silhouette cameo and cut out using white card, then using my DIY stamping tool I stamped the three Altenew rose silhouettes using memento tuxedo black ink, then using the radiant neon warm colours ink set, inked the shadow with Electric Pink ink and stamped over the rose silhouette. Next stamped three Altenew silhouette leaves with the same versafine tuxedo black ink and then stamped the shadow leaf with versa color split pea ink.  


Now I stamped Thank you for your kindness from Hero Arts set, using memento tuxedo black ink. Cut a piece of fun foam down to fit the panel and adhere this to the panel using double sided tape and adhered the panel to the A2 (US size) card blank with double sided tape. Added a few clear sequins using micro glue dots to adhere them.     


I made two of these cards, I don't usually do bulk cardmaking, but I got into the flow of making this card and just needed to make another one, so I inked the second one with Coral ink instead for something that bit different  


I love to say thank you and make thank you cards for those special people that have help you with their kindness. It's doesn't cost anything to say thank you and it means so much to the recipient, to tell them you appreciate the things they have done. Do you enjoy making and sending thank you cards?


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