my Crafty Corner

Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Friday, 25 October 2013

A Trio Of Glitter Candles

These cards came about when one of my friends
brought a similar brass stencil to our weekly crafty
get-together and asked me what she could do with
it besides basic stencilling. I immediately thought of
Imaginations  Sparkle Medium, so I looked out this lovely one called Metallic sparkle. I found that the medium worked well with the brass stencil and so dug out this one of mine, which was bought years ago and not used for a while. I made three pieces and when dry I trimmed them and made them into three different coloured cards.                                          

This one was shaded around the edges with tea dye Distress ink and double mounted on brown and copper pearl card. The backing paper is from a pack bought when Kate was staying with me and we shared it , but I can't remember the make. I cut it to cover the front of a 6"x 6" card blank and again shaded the edges with tea dye ink, and finished with a matching ribbon and a greeting stamped with a Chocolate Baroque stamp and tea dye ink.

I used pine needles Distress ink for all the shading on this one,and
mounted it on green mirri card. The greeting is the same stamp as the previous one and cut out using a Memory Box bistro label die, and then mounted onto some green ribbon with copper coloured brads.

This one is an A6 card cut to open on the short side instead of the long one. I used fired brick Distress ink for the shading and red metallic card for the mount and for the edge strip. After cutting the backing paper to fit I cut a fancy edge with a Fiskars running water, edge punch. The mini greeting I used is one I've had for ages and I believe it was from Hero Arts.

All the backing papers I used are from the same pack. I will add a close up of the sparkle design below to show how nice and chunky the sparkle looked using it with a brass stencil instead of one of the thinner ones.

I am now off to Sarn's blog Stamping For Pleasure to link this up for
Rudolph Day.

I will also enter at Make It Monday - Anything Goes.
        Trough The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.

Thank you for taking a look and to all who leave comments, I do appreciate them all. I also see I have a new follower so, Hi to Sally H thanks for joining and I hope you continue to like what you see here.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Birthday Butterflies

Hi folks, it is some time since I posted anything here again, mainly because we have been decorating, and also I am in the middle of making wedding invitations for my grandsons' wedding next year. However it was my sisters' birthday yesterday and I needed to make her a card.I actually made this a couple of weeks ago as she lives abroad and I had to get it posted early enough to reach her in time, but as she reads my blog I couldn't show it before.
I started by stamping the Inkylicious butterfly collage stamp with Memento black ink onto white card and coloured it with coloursoft pencils, and using a gold gel pen to highlight the title and a Wink of Stella white brush pen for the white markings on the wings. I then tore around the image and used Distress inks, antique linen and tea dye I think, to tint and shade the card. The base card was embossed with a butterfly corner embossing folder from Sissix, and then shaded with the same distress inks. The patterned paper is from a vintage style 6x6 pad from The Works cut with a Spellbinder die. The pieces were assembled on the card along with some scraps of lace and some brown organza ribbon from my stash. The greeting was cut from gold mirri card with a Britania die and the fancy corner with a Memory Box die. I stamped and coloured two more butterflies and using silicon glue to give a little dimension stuck one over the original one and the other just below.

I am entering this at Stamping Sensations - All Creatures Great and Small
                               Oh La La Creations - Things With Wings
              Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
                                Crafty Cardmakers - Shabby Chic
                                   Make It Monday - Anything Goes

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