17 October 2017

Don't worry, bee happy card tutorial.

Today I am sharing an easy tutorial on how to create this beautiful card using Trimcraft's Bee Happy collection.

I will be using the 12x12 paper pad, the stamps set,and the little bee charms. I will also use Altenew's sand dunes crisp mini ink cube, Versafine vintage sepia ink pad and some beige bakers twine.

Working on a 6x6 card blank I used the Altenew sand dunes ink to stamp some foliage and and flowers on my card. I always stamp off the edge to give the look of a trimmed piece of backing paper.

Next I cut a piece of the paper from the pad to measure 5.5x5.5" and then die cut 2 circles to create an aperture and a circle topper/mat.

I applied the die cut pieces using foam pads to add depth and dimension to the card. You can still see the stamping that I did in the first step.

I die cut another circle from the paper pad and stamped my sentiment using the vintage sepia versafine ink, I adhered this using double sided tape.

Using the bakers twine I wraped it around the left hand side of my card twice and tied it secure. I then added the cute little Bee charm, it's so adorable. The person who receives the card could take it off and add it to a necklace or braclet.

I stamped 2 Bee's onto white card and coloured them using the Altenew sand dunes ink and then fussy cut them. I added them onto foam pads and placed them in the white space, overlapping the patterned paper, this ties all the piece together and give a cohesive look.

Here's a look at the finished card from a funky angle to show the depth of the layers.

And here it is in all it's glory. It's going to be hard to give this one away but I'm sure whoever receives it will be more than happy.

Thank you for stopping by today, Let me know what you think of my card in the comments below.
Terri x

13 October 2017

Paperbabe Stamps Christmas Release - Design team inspiration

I can not even begin to describe how excited I am about today's post, I am showcasing my Design Team samples for the new release from Paperbabe Stamps.

I have made so many samples that I am going to need to spread them out over a few posts, but here's a few for today.

First up I have made a Nativity style piece of home decor using the Cute Nativity stamps and matching substrates.  Kim designed the to be used as a Nativity set using 4 layers of MDF per character but I decided to stretch them a little and sacrifice one of the layer so I could make this project.

I base coated the MDF  with white acrylic paint before stamping and heat embossing the characters. I use my Spectrum Aqua pens to colour them in, the colour sits perfectly on the mdf and gives a nice finish.

Are you ready for another project?

Next up I have a card made with the doodle stars mini stamps. I created a background with distress inks and Brusho acrylic mists before stamping the stars. The sentiment is from the Sparkle Bright stamp set.  I matted and layered using silver mirror and black card to complement the look.

Lastly I have a card I made with the Nativity stamps and one of the new mini crown stamps. I used the crown to create a background in light grey ink and then stamped 3 little kings which I coloured Spectrum Noir pencils and then fussy cut. The sentiment is also from the Sparkle Bright set. I edged the background and sentiment using a grey pen before some of the elements to foam tape to add depth and dimension.

How cool is this new release? I still have more projects to share but I will bring you more next week.

Here's a little peek at a project coming your on Monday using the newly released Paperangel MDF substrates.

Be sure to check back on Monday morning for details of how I made them and for the full reveal.

Wow, wasn't that a blast? I still have a few more  cards that I will add over the next week so keep your eyes peeled for those.

To purchase any of the items in the release please visit Paperbabe Stamps Shop and for more inspiration visit the Paperbabe Stamps Blog

12 October 2017

BOOM "It's your birthday"

Today I am sharing a card I made using the Superheros stamp set from For the love of stamp by Hunkydory.

I decided to make a black and white retro looking birthday card to add to my stash, I find it can be hard to create cards for men and teenagers but with these stamps it's so much fun.

I added two layers of silhouette buildings, one on foam pads to add dimension, the building were heat embossed using WOW embossing powder to add a strong glossy finish.

I stamped and heat embossed the male and female superheros in the centre of the card to give the impression that they have come together to celebrate the birthday.

Now a superhero card wouldn't be complete without a BOOM! and BAM! stamped somewhere. I added the stamped panel on to a black card centring it and leaving a small black border at the vertical edges.

I hope you like the card as much as I do.
Terri x

11 October 2017

Layered Laurel from Altenew

Today I am sharing another of my Altenew Christmas cards.

I used the newly released Layered Laurel to create my clean and simple card. I stamped the first 3 layers of Laurel using the Green fields mini ink cubes. The forth layer was stamped using Versamark Ink and embossed with Gold embossing powder.

I added some gold pearl gems and a die cut sentient using the holiday-script-words-die. My white stamped panel was added to a gold linen card to pull the look together.

I love how easy it is to put together quick cards using layered stamped and die cut sentiments.

I hope you have enjoyed todays card, I'll be back with more very soon.

08 October 2017

Christmas wishes with Altenew stamps

Today I am sharing a Christmas card using a new stamp set from ALTENEW teamed up with an older set from a previous Christmas release.

I am entering this card in to the October Make it, Take it challenge from Craft Stamper
You can also join in by following this link

I was so amazed by the beauty of Altenew's newly released Majestic Mistletoe stamp set that I couldn't wait to get my hands on it and get stamping.  The set consists of two large Mistletoe branches with multiple layers, one with berries and one without.  There are also large words which allow you to build your own sentiment.

I stamped one of each of the branches using the Green fields mini ink cubes, I then fussy cut around them.  I stamped and die cut a Poinsettia flower from the poinsettia and pine set to add on top of the Mistletoe.  I die cut my sentiment from Gold linen effect card using the Holiday Script word dies.

I finished my card by adding some gold glitter washi tape and red gem gemstones.  I love the clean and complementary look of this card and can't wait to get batch making.

I will be bringing more Altenew Christmas cards to my blog over the next couple of months and hope that you will like them as much as I do.

06 October 2017

Paperbabe Challenge #58 - DT Inspiration

It's time for another challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps

This time it's a layout inspiration theme
You can use the layout any way you choose, rotate it, flip it or jumble it up.....it's up to you.

I have put together a card to inspire you 
lets take a look.

I used the Butterfly Pieridae stamps to stamp and heat emboss on acetate to create my cute butterflies.  My background was stampmed using the Designa-tweed stamp set, I chose green, yellow and grey as my palette to give  striking look.  I added a sentiment using the Dont-be-afraid-to-sparkle stamp.

Rather than ass a circle topper to the edge of the card I chose to cut an apperture for the butterflies to sit within, I think this give a very fun and trendy feel.  I also added my stamped background panel to one side of my card blank to keep it looking a bit different.

The inks I used are from Altenew, and the embossing powders are WOW.

To join in with the challenge and possibly bag yourself a prize you need to go to the Paperbabe Stamps blog and add your card via the linkups.

I can't wait to see what you make.

05 October 2017

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge - October

It's the first Thursday of the month and it can only mean one thing.....

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge time!

This month the theme is

Here's a little inspiration from me to get you all fired up and ready to join in

I used the 

VIGNETTE-Retro-Mod-Shapes and Fond-Expressions stamps to create my card

The Retro Mod Shape are retiring so grab them while you can (discount codes below)

So to join in with the challenge you need to visit the link below

I have a discount code for you to use on the STAMPlorations store which will entitle you to 20% off your order, this can not be used with other discount codes

Use>>>>>>  STAMPGIRLTERRI when checking out at http://stamplorations.com/shop/

02 October 2017

Easy Brusho backgrounds for abstract greetings cards.

Today I am sharing 3 cards on the Colourcraft blog showing how to create abstract brusho backgrounds.

To see the techniques used to create these backgrounds please visit the Colourcraft Blog

01 October 2017

Tattered Lace Picture Shows world launch - design team samples

I'm very excited to be sharing samples for the World launch of Tattered Laces new signature collection which launches on Create and Craft TV on Monday at 8am with Nancy Watt and Dean Wilson.

I was sent 2 of the new die sets to work with and below are the cards I made.

The foliage deer die set has 2 dies in it; the deer and the foliage.  I cut the deer in white and used alcohol markers to colour it. I also cut the die 3 more times and layered them up to make the deer more pronounced.  I used the foliage to create a border around the card.

This card was created in a similar way, I cut the foliage 8 times and layerd them in pairs with foam pads between to add depth and shadows to the card.  I couldn't help but use the deer for Christmas themed cards as it is so adorable.

For this card I used the stately gates die, i cut the gates twice from black card so that I could elongate them giving the look of gates and railings. 

In this card I have used the gates but have remove the lamps giving the look of garden gates. I have teamed it with the deer and foliage and also dies from previous collections such as the country manor.

Now for some shabby chic, I used the gates as a whole piece, cut as they are intended and I added some light beige to distress them. I team them with torn hearts and script dies to give a vintage feel.

I hope I have shown you that the dies can be used in many ways, stand alone or teamed with dies you already own. Below are links to the the dies on Create and Crafts website along with show times channel numbers.

The launch is at 8am on Monday 2nd October with another show at 4pm and a repeat at 11pm

  • Sky 674
  • Freeview 23
  • Virgin 748
  • Freesat 813
  • Apple TV
  • Amazon Fire

28 September 2017

Colourcraft Pearl Aztec Eco Metallic Paint - overlaying other mediums.

I was recently sent a bottle of  Pearl Aztec Eco Metallic paint as part of my design team kit from Colourcraft and have been busy trying it out with other mediums to see how they react and what effects they produce.

Here's a closer look at the results and the mediums I tested.

Dry brusho spritzed with water

This gives such a soft and dreamy effect.

Diluted brusho

I like how the colour of brusho remains the same but takes on a pearlescent finish 

Brusho Acrylic mist spray

This effect gives a hammered metal look and is rather grungy.

Alcohol marker

The alcohol does move the paint around a little bit but it creates and interesting effect.

Screenprinting ink

This is one of the looks I like the most, I can't wait to try it with different colours of ink.

Colourcraft sell and manufacture some amazing products for use in the Art and Craft industry, I have several projects already on my blog and will be bringing you many more.  If you click on "colourcraft" on the side bar on the right you will be taken to all of my projects using their products.

I'll be back at the weekend with more crafty fun.