Freshly Brewed Birthdays

Welcome to another Blog Hop with the Latte Girls sharing Freshly Brewed Birthdays inspiration and I’m sure the other girls have something special to inspire you. Freshly Brewed Birthdays Birthday’s are special and I like to make special cards for special people to remind them they’re valued and their birthday is an occasion to celebrate. I decided to use Birthday Blooms and some Watercolor Paper. I’ve actually done some Faux Watercolouring here and used an old favourite – the Pansy Punch… Read more »

Today I’m continuing with the masculine theme and bringing you Birthday Wood Textures. I’ve used the Wood Textures DSP Stack to create this card and then added the sentiment as an embellishment. Birthday Wood Textures INSTRUCTIONS: Cut your A4 card in half to gain a card base and then score and fold in the centre. Sponge around the front of your card using a sponge and your chosen ink. Cut your DSP 0.5cm smaller on each side Measure the long side… Read more »

Easy Beautiful You Today I’m introducing you to a new segment on my Blog – Quick and Easy Cards. Each Monday I will focus on 1 card which you can make in about 10  minutes. Today’s is Easy Beautiful You . Now I have presented a number of cards using Beautiful You in the past and I’m showing you another idea today which hopefully is a step it up card from the normal easy cards but it shouldn’t take you any… Read more »

Colouring Embossing Paste

Colouring Embossing Paste This post will share one of the cards I made in the Colouring Embossing Paste post with video a short while back. You can see the video here. The card features Embossing Paste coloured with a Soft Suede Marker which has been scribbled on Stampin’ Up!’s Silicon Craft Sheet. The video showed 3 different ways of colouring Embossing Paste which you may view here. It’s worth purchasing some Embossing Paste and having a ‘play’ with it to… Read more »

Rose Wonder Embossing Paste

Rose Wonder Embossing Paste This Rose Wonder Embossing Paste card is the result of sprinkling on Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder to wet Embossing Paste, allowing it to dry and then heat setting it. The technique allows for a lot of scope and draws interest to the background whilst not diminishing the effects of other elements on the card. You can see how to achieve this technique here. I love the way the Rose allows the gold embossing paste pattern to… Read more »

Layered Die Cuts

Layered Die Cuts Today’s video and blog post show how I Layered Die Cuts for a really interesting effect on a card front suitable for anyone really. Here’s my completed card: Now, although I’ve added ribbon and rhinestone jewels to the front, you could easily add some stamping say from Timeless Textures to make it look more masculine. Add a strip of Black Shimmer or some Burlap Ribbon  or Linen Thread for a totally different look. Try using the Wood… Read more »

Embossing Paste Glitter

Embossing Paste Glitter I just love the effect this Embossing Paste Glitter makes for card backgrounds. It makes a simple card look glitzy and glamorous. The post I did previously had a Video tutorial on how to achieve this technique which is really easy. You can see it here. You’ll just love Stampin’ Up!’s new Embossing Paste. It’s easy to use. There are many different techniques which it can be used for and many different paper craft projects including cards… Read more »

Birthday Delivery Watercolored

Birthday Delivery Watercolored Birthday Delivery Watercolored. This post features yet another card from my Watercolor Pencil Class recently where we used Shimmery White Card, Birthday delivery Photopolymer Stamp Set, Basic Black Archival Ink and a Blender Pen. The ladies just coloured some images in on Shimmery White card and took them home to complete cards as they wished. I chose to complete mine as a class sample. The Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens really do make this type of colouring… Read more »

Embossing Paste More Adding Colour

Embossing Paste More Adding Colour Today I want to show you two more ways to colour your Embossing Paste. Embossing Paste More Adding Colour uses Watercolor Paper, Ink Pad, Aqua Painter, Re-Inker and a Stampin’ Spritzer. This card uses the Watercolor Paper which was coloured with an Aqua Painter and the ink from a Soft Suede Classic Stamp Pad. Watch the video to find out more: Don’t miss any more technique videos. Subscribe today. Thank you for your support. I… Read more »

Stained Glass Dragonfly

Stained Glass Dragonfly Stained Glass Dragonfly Today I bring you another card made in a class recently. This class had a focus on Watercolor Pencil Techniques and we only just touched the surface of all the techniques you can do with Watercolor Pencils. So this technique is the Stained Glass Technique. Here is my card: The card base is Basic Black and then we have sandwiched a piece of Vellum and Whisper White together and then adhered it to the… Read more »