Saturday, 14 November 2015
House of Cards stamped punched window technique with snippets & Tim Holtz STAMPtember stamps ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors I really hope that you are all well and safe. For anyone who was in or are affected by what has happened in
I send you my love and my prayers. Mans
inhumanity to others has once again shown its ugly side this weekend. It seems silly to be sharing a card and I have
gone back and forth in my mind many times today but the overwhelming thought is
if I don’t post if I allow them to interfere they have won so we will all
battle on and so they will never win. I
thought it was worth posting anyway and here it is … Paris
A bigger card today: 15cm square
The top layer
I love this Blueprint stamp and it will get used a lot and
it works beautifully with paper piecing and using snippets is always a good thing!
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Addicted to CAS Challenge #76 Hero
Simon Says Stamps and Tim Holtz are two of my hero’s and both inspire me
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Use a Stamp or a Digi
Crop Stop Challenge Blog #11 Link Party
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #10 AG with a twist of B: for Birthday
Inspiration Emporium Challenge
There is embossing powder on my project
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Challenge Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge #46 Autumn Colours
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge N for New:
this is one of the stamps from the set I won from Simon Says Stamps
Stamptember blog hop. You’ll be seeing more because I love them!
Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge AG or optional sketch
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #209 Anything Goes
I had small and not so small snippets of orange coloured card from Octobers orange obsession and they were absolutely perfect for this project. Because they started out orange this card was a quick and easy creation. I have had to hold myself back a little this month because I could have become totally obsessed with the HOC technique this month lol! I do love trying something new and then loving the end result.
Using 300 gsm card I cut it to be a 148mm square card blank. Using more 300 gsm card I cut two 140mm square pieces. I stamped and heat embossed the birthday hat blueprint onto the bottom left hand side of one of the 140mm square pieces then I played around before deciding the final position for the die cut aperture. Once happy I used a circle die to cut the 140mm square piece. I stamped the hat onto another snippet of orange card and die cut more snippets for the scalloped frame and the ‘friend’.
Recently Jennifer McGuire shared a video about using Funky Foam for some of your self adhesive pads. I tried it out earlier last month and I have continued with it. I created a test card before creating my DT card and I use normal foam pads on the test run. The top layer dipped in areas of the card. So for my DT card and this card I cut 30mm square pieces of funky foam and then I drew around my largest circle die. I cut out the circular piece larger than the line I drew and attached to the die cut aperture piece with double sided tape before positioning and using more double sided tape to attach it over the stamped layer. Underneath that top layer there is one big piece of funky foam and there are no dips, it looks great, and, it’s thinner and lighter than shop bought foam pads.
I hope you are well, safe and happy wherever you are. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Stamp: Tim Holtz & Simon Says Stamp 2015 stamp set
Die Cutting Machine & Dies: Spellbinders large classic circle & large scalloped circle dies
Paper Smooches Friend die
Miscellaneous Tools: paint brushes; pot of water; pipettes
Card Paper: 300 gsm white card; snippets card coloured with AquaTints
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir Beautifully Grunge AquaTints
Versafine IP: black #
WOW EP: Clear;
Embellishments: metal dot embellishments #
Adhesives/Mediums: double sided tape; funky foam; Collall all purpose glue
# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 5 years old