Tuesday 22 October 2019

On a roll

I am definitely on a roll with stencilling on patterned paper as I have yet another card to share using the technique. I am left wondering why I have never done it before!

As I have been busy making Christmas cards I have used the same stencil (by Uniko) as my previous post but this time I used Nuvo Glimmer Paste over some paid paper. I wasn't sure about it at first but it has actually grown on me. I managed to make 3 cards the same with one sheet. I decided to keep it simple by adding a strip to some mushroom coloured coated cardstock, I thought the colour matched the plaid nicely. To add a little more bling (Christmas cards have to have some bling in my book), interest and contrast I added a strip of red glitter card and finished the card off with a simple sentiment heat embossed in off white.

Here is a close up, can you see the bling?

I toyed with the idea of heat embossing the sentiment in red but I wanted to keep the understated look and just let the glitter shine.

Once the stencilling was done this was a really quick and easy card to make.

I am sharing this at:
Addicted to CAS #170 code word plaid
CAS Stencil - patterned paper, my third entry this month! Can't quite believe that.

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 Hilary xx

Sunday 20 October 2019

Stencilling on patterned paper

Today I have found time to share some more of my cards made with stencilling on patterned paper.

The patterned paper has Christmas words on it and is quite pale so it makes a good background. The stencil is from Uniko and I think the dove die is from x-cut. I have used cosmic shimmer texture paste over the stencil, it gives a lovely shine.

I am sharing these at:
CAS Stencil Challenge - patterned paper
Allsorts Challenge 542 - Add something gold and/or silver

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Here are a couple more using the same stencil with different paper:

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Friday 18 October 2019

Patterned Paper

Today I am sharing a card I made for CAS Stencil October challenge. The theme this month is patterned paper. Although I have loads of patterned paper I am very bad at using it on my cards, so this month I am trying to change that.

I was busy making Christmas cards when I had the idea for this. The pp is cut from a large sheet of handmade paper that I bought from Paperchase (just because I loved it), but haven't used it for anything. It is now time to change that as I thought it would make a nice backdrop for some gold texture paste applied through 2 different stencils.

Normally when I use texture paste I make a huge mess and this card required some masking to achieve the look I wanted. I was pleased that I succeeded in placing the stencils and applying the paste without any mishap, it just meant being patient and letting the fronds dry completely before adding the butterflies.

I finished it with a simple sentiment heat embossed in black. I was on such a roll with patterned paper  that I have made several Christmas cards using the same technique. It is very satisfying when you try something new and it works, don't you think?

If I get time I will share the others in a day or 2.
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I am also sharing this at day of the month card club, the theme this month is World Card Making Day. I have been following this challenge but haven't yet made an entry for it. I thought it was about time that changed.

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Tuesday 15 October 2019

Christmas is coming

Today I have my first Christmas card of the season to share. When I saw the CAS mix up challenge for October I realised that I could use up some scraps of foiled alcohol ink background that I had left from another project.

The tree, part of the set that came with Simply Cards and Papercraft mag, was stamped and heat embossed with gold pearl onto a linen effect card base. The sentiment was cut from red foiled card with a Lawn Fawn die. You can see the shine in the next photo.

You can see the foiling on the alcohol ink strips on the close up below. A simple card but quite effective I think. I have used foiling, stamping and die cutting.

I am also sharing this at AAA Cards 151 One corner and snippets Playground #363

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Monday 7 October 2019

Autumn Leaf

Today I have a card for autumn. I have been wanting to use the leaf die that came with issue 127 of Papercraft Essentials ever since I got it in August, so when I saw the challenges with an autumn theme I had to get it out.

I really like doing inlaid diecuts, it can be very fiddly but oh so satisfying. Here is my card:

The leaf is cut from a deep red mirror card and I used 3 different watercolour backgrounds found in my backgrounds folder for the inlay. I cut a panel from mushroom coloured coated card and used the die again to cut out the corner. The inlaid die was then fixed into the panel and mounted on a brown card base with foam tape, but first I stamped and heat embossed the words with off white embossing powder. The words are from Concord & 9th Lace Leaf stamp set.

Here is a close up:

The leaf has a nice shine to it so it looks more vibrant in real life. Just for once I am quite pleased with this one.

I am sharing it at:
CAS Watercolour 3rd birthday celebration. Code word Maple leaf
Make My Monday Autumn
Stamplorations CAS Challenge Anything goes

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Wednesday 2 October 2019

September Card Chain Challenge

I am aware that a whole month has gone by and I haven't written a single post or entered a challenge. I am not sure why as I have not stopped making cards, but things have been quite busy and I suppose I have just slipped out of the pattern of it. Anyway I did take part in the September CCC. I used both the colour palette and the sketch option for my card.

Here is my card:

I am a little disappointed with the colours as I had really wanted the red to be more vibrant and the black to be blacker but never mind. I think it also has a rather masculine feel which I wasn't aiming for as the recipient was the lovely Dawn in New Zealand. I was pleased that I managed to create reasonable enamel dots with  my liquid enamel accents. Something usually goes wrong when I get them out! I created the stripes by using strips of post it tape as a mask.

I received this gorgeous card from Shylaa in India:

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