Hello and I’m back with another Monday Makes with Leonie Schroder. Be sure to check out her blog where she shows you the Blended Bloom coloured with the Aqua Painter after being stamped with Early Espresso. Check it out here. Now I’ve chosen something different too. We all know what a fabulous stamp Blended Bloom is for Blendabilities, however it has many other applications too. I’ve been playing with Vellum lately and that’s what I’ve chosen to showcase today. This… Read more »

Running a bit late with this post. I thought I’d show you different ways to emboss vellum today. There are 3 types of embossing you can do on vellum: Dry embossing using a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Dry embossing using stamped images Heat embossing   Dry embossing using a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF). For this you need the card weight vellum and the widest it can be is 6 ¼” which will fit the bed of the Big Shot…. Read more »

Well last week a couple of friends (Leonie Schroder and Wirg Hampson) came to visit and we played with the Blendabilities. It was my first time colouring with them. As I explained to my friends I failed colouring in at school and considering I also taught for close to 40 years, that’s a lot of failure. 🙂 Now this is a bit of a CASE from a card Wirg showed me she had made, so I thank her for her… Read more »

I know I’m running a bit late for Monday Makes for this week but thought i hadn’t shared my projects I made with Work of Art. Products used: Stamp set – Work of Art Card – Whisper White and Lost Lagoon Ribbon – Last Lagoon 3/8″ Satin Stitched Ribbon Ink – Lost Lagoon, Tuxedo Black Memento Here is my second card for today Products used: Stamp set – Work of Art Card – Soft Sky and Whisper White Ink –… Read more »

Monday Makes this week features the Hardwood Stamp. Now I have the wood mounted stamp, as my personal preference for large background stamps such as these, is to use wood mount. Now the trick to using these large stamps, I find it to ensure you press the ink well onto all areas of the stamp. Line your card and the stamp up with your grid paper and stamp. I make sure I press all areas of the stamp onto the card,… Read more »

It’s Monday here which means it’s time for another Monday Makes. This week I’ve re-visited a technique that I love but don’t use enough. I’ve changed it a bit just to make it a little different. Have you heard of Triple Time Stamping? It’s where you stamp on 3 layers of the same coloured card and then place a coloured mat under each layer when you put the card front together. Well this week I’ve done Double Time Stamping. Here’s… Read more »

Here’s a new technique that is quite easy but very effective. You simply stamp with Versamark Ink, add White embossing powder, heat set and colour. It’s that simple. I also stamped the indie of the cards and the envelopes. Products used: Stamp Set – Flower Shop Embossing – Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool & White Stampin’ Emboss Powder Ink – Coastal Cabana and Versamark Pad Card – Basic Black and Whisper White Blendabilities – Rich Razzleberry and Coastal Cabana Sponge Daubers… Read more »

Hello, I’m back with Monday Makes after a short break. This week I have focused on the stamp set Sketched Birthday. It’s a set I’ve had for a little while but haven’t used much. So I have 3 cards to share with you as well as the insides of the cards and the envelopes. I hope you like what I have created with this stamp set. This card used: Stamp Set – Sketched Birthday Card – Basic Grey and Whisper… Read more »

Here’s another sneak peek using the new Amazing Birthday stamp set from the 2014 – 2015 Inspire, Create, Share Catalogue due out on 1 July 2014. This photo doesn’t really show the little birthday cake that ‘pops’ up, so here’s another view of the front of the card. Products used: Stamp set – Amazing Birthday Card – Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla Ribbon – Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon Markers – Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo Ink – Bermuda Bay and… Read more »

My apologies, this is such a late post today. However, I have a sneak peek for you. I can’t show you the stamp set but I can show you what I made with it and tell you what it’s called. so, without further ado here is Monday Makes for today.   Products used: Stamps – Amazing Birthday and Gorgeous Grunge Ink – Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake Markers – Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie Big Shot – Banners… Read more »