Saturday, 21 October 2017

Lighthouse shadow box

This lighthouse shadow box was a little extra I made to go along with a birthday card for a four year old who's current love is lighthouses. His personalised birthday card had the same lighthouse with a beam shining  with his name and the birthday message in  the lighthouse  beam. The shadow box  (obviously minus the birthday message) had a cord for display purposes and the waves and the  sand were heat embossed to give some texture. He loved it and  it is hanging on his bedroom wall.

Until next time

Friday, 13 October 2017

Quick bow tie card

This week I got a very last minute request for a birthday card for a man, and with no time to spare I quickly made this shirt and braces card with buttons and bow tie.

I used a white panel of card to which I added the red and white patterned washi tape as braces. I used the same colour red to punch and assemble the bow tie, card candy as buttons and a strip of matching card across the bottom with a sentiment panel added at the mid-line to complete it.

When pushed for time it I am always surprised by how easy it can be to grab a few simple things and make something fun.
Until next time

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Autumn tag

This is a tag that I made for a tag swap over on UK Stampers. It was an open theme and I chose autumn...probably my favourite season of the year

I cut two tags and one reinforcer style ring for my base, one in Kraft card  and the other slightly smaller in white card. I used a sponge to apply three shades of distress oxide inks on the white card and then lightly spritzed with water  to form my background.
Once this was completely dry I used a leaf stamp top and bottom opposite corners and heat embossed it to give some texture.  I  then stamped the girl  (a stamp from VLVS) onto white linen card using sepia archival ink,   fussy cut the image  and adhered it to the tag using gel medium.

The wording was computer generated, cut out, ink edged and adhered to the tag with gel medium. and then I went around the edges of the tag  and the reinforcer with two shades of ink. Once it was all dry I adhered the decorated white base to the Kraft tag base and adhered the reinforcer to finish it off.

I am really happy with how it turned out and now I know that my swap partner has received it, I can share it here. 
Until next time

Spooky...tag swap

This tag was made for a regular monthly swap on UK Stampers and since it is October, my tag was inspired by Halloween. I used a K...