Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Nautical colours

The card base is a lovely textured navy from Antalis. I used three mats - white, dark red and another white. The silver background was made by sticking aluminium foil to cardstock before embossing with Spellbinders M-bossibilities bricks and bark  from my South African supplier. The ship was stamped in archival black. 

Sailing ship

First I matted turquoise cardstock on a very light cream card base. That was followed with a layer which was stamped with a selection of stamps from Clearly impressed nautical. The stamped background was then embossed with Spellbinders M-Bossibilities garden lattice. Lightly sponged with Ranger ink in denim and rust. I love the 'rope' image for this nautical theme. The ship is from the same nautical stamp set.

Butterfly gift box

Made the box using 300g curious metal silver ice cardstock. The top was embossed with Spellbinders A4 M-Bossibilities garden lattice. The round element is Spellbinders Parisian motifs and the label Spellbinders Fancy tags two. Butterfly from Simply-2-die-4 from which I buy my Spellbinders dies in South Africa.

Sympathy rose

I matted lilac cardstock on curious metal purple card base. Topped that with curious metal silver ice cardstock embossed with Spellbinders A4 embossing folder (debossed side up). The white motif is Spellbinders Parisian motifs, with the centre cut out with a round Simply-2-die-4 die. A lilac circle using the same Simply-2-die-4 circle was placed in the centre. Finished off with lilac organza bow and paper rose.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Red flowers for Christmas

This week's challenge at Christmas stampin' all year long is 'Anything goes. This is my second post relating to this challenge.
 I inked a Sizzix embossing folder with green distress ink from Ranger before running through my Spellbinders Grand calibur. The window was cut from plain white cardstock with my Cricut Expression cuttimg machine and then heat-embossed in silver.
The red flowers and the leaves were made using Punchbunch punches.

Metallic Christmas tree trio

This week's challenge at Christmas stampin' all year long is 'Anything goes.

My first card was made stamping the tree trio in Versamark watermark ink on skin mocha cardstock. I then scattered copper, gold and silver embossing powder over the ink, in diagonal lines before heat setting the embossing powder. A circle die from Simply2die4 was used to cut the embossed image and the gold matting, all placed on curious metal silver ice  card stock.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Tilted message

This card was inspired by a     Papertrey Ink blog hop  challenge for a tilted design.

I used a Spellbinder dies for the corners, die cut in a lovely cerise paper.
The butterflies were stamped onto vellum in Versamark watermark ink, then embossed with white embossing powder and cut out by hand.