Welcome to my blog! I am a stamp addict who has become obsessed with Mixed Media techniques and learning new techniques! I’m trying to learn how to draw and paint using books and social media. I love creating cards and mixed media projects for others and my family. I blog to keep a record of my progress.
my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well.
Apologies for my lack of posts and visits. I’ve been a little
under the weather and I’m really busy with stuff I can’t share
lol! However I made time especially to play with my lovely Tattered
Poinsettia die again and of course to support our Mo, here are the
two Christmas cards I created …
A 148mm square card and good to post!
All the lovely details
A final look at my red card!
Another 148mm square card!
I splattered a little gold AquaTint onto it
A final look
Created for me and especially
for these Challenges
recently found two A4 sheets of heavy glitter card that I have no
idea when or where they were purchased. Times have changed for me
and I don’t like glitter card or paper these days but the frugal
nerd within was loathe to bin the two sheets.
cut my 12” x 12” Papermania Christmas paper to use as a
background for the red glitter poinsettia and the brown, green and
purple background I created a couple of weeks ago using Brusho’s, I
wasn’t sure if I was going to use that background because it came
out a lot darker than I hoped but it turned out to be perfect for the
purple glitter poinsettia.
die cut both of the glitter sheets in my Big Shot Plus with the
Tattered Poinsettia die. I cut multiple poinsettias from each piece
of card but there are more red poinsettias because I forgot to put
the paper in correctly when cutting the purple. However I have more
red and purple poinsettias so will make another couple quick cards
when I can.
know from previous experience that loose glitter paper or card does
not stick well together so after I located my brads I realised I
didn’t have the right colour so I held each brad with my tweezers before heating it and dipping it into embossing powder – red for
the red card and purple for the other. Once cool I pierced holes
through the die cut poinsettias and attached them to each other that
Merry Christmas sentiment dies are from Crafters Companion as are the
die cut leaves on the red card, the leaves on the purple card are
from a Marianne Designs die and all of these were die cut from
multiple snippets so I feel well worthy lol!
more Christmas cards for our box and I feel like I was a good girl
ahem, no a good woman this week! 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
Cutting Machine & Dies:
Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Tim Holtz Bigz Tattered Poinsettia die
Companion Sara Davies Signature Contemporary Christmas: Merry
Companion Inspiration magazine Issue #11 Autumn 2016: Leaf dies
Designs LR0163 Chinese Rolled Roses & Leaves dies
tool; long handled tweezers; Distress water spray bottle