24 July 2017

Mixed Media Fantasy Feather.

Morning crafty friends today I have a post on the Colourcraft blog showing how I created this Fantasy Feather, to see all the details visit the link below

21 July 2017

Geometric fun with Triangle Turnabout from Concord and 9th

Happy Friday everyone

Today I am sharing more cards made with the Triangle Turnabout stamp from Concord and 9th, I shared a post on Monday with the first card I made using it, you can see that here;


I thought I'd have a play and see what else I could make, I decided to make a card for the ladies first, I used Pink and grey inks from Altenew.

I team the Triangle turnabout with Altenew's Halftone happy stamp and die set again, this seems to be my go to set.  I die cut a heart aperture from the background panel which I can use on another card in the future.  I placed a piece of black card below the aperture to make it more dramatic.

This time I die cut the happy out of the printed background and placed the stamped panel on to some black card.  I love the black against the pattern, it's so funky and modern.

This really is such a super stamp set, its fun to use and the possibilities of colour combinations are endless.

That's all from me today, the children break up from school for the summer at 2pm so I best go shopping and fill the fridge and pantry as I am sure they will eat me out of house and home.

Terri x

17 July 2017

Men's cards are no longer a problem with this Geometric background.

Have you ever struggled to make a card for the men in your life? 

As someone who loves to make cards I have to admit that I have always struggled to make men's cards that I am happy with.

  There are lots of products out there for male cards but I'm a clean and simple girl at heart so, racing car decoupage and golf stamps really aren't for me.

As soon as I saw the Triangle turnabout stamp from Concord and 9th I knew I had to have it, I know I'm a little late to the party with this but my excitement is too much to contain.

If you haven't seen the Triangle turnabout stamp before here's what it looks like

You're probable thinking how do you make that look like the picture above!  It's all in the name, Triangle turnabout!  You stamp once, ink your stamp with another, turn your card and stamp. You can do this up to 4 times, you are able to create different looks depending on ink colours and the number of turns.

I did 4 turns each with a different shade of ink.  I used the Altenew crisp inks Cool summer night mini cube collection.  The inks are perfect for a tonal look and I use them all the time in my crafting.

While the ink was still damp after my last turn I decided to try throwing some silver WOW embossing powder at it - not literally, I delicately poured it on and tried to save all of the excess as I am such a frugal crafter :)  I was amazed at how the powder stuck fully to the most recent inking and slightly to the earlier inks that I used, It gives a really cool distressed gilded effect.

The stamp will give you a 6"x 6" patterned panel once complete.  I cut this down and was able to make 2 cards with it.  I wanted to keep the design simple and clean so team the background up with Altenews Halftone happy stamp and die bundle.  

I think they are a perfect match for each other and can't wait to make more male cards and experiment with colour to achieve different effects.

Have a super week x