Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Single Rose Bloom La Blanche stamp card idea/tutorial

Front of the Kraft card is embossed with the Mpress "Antique Flourish" embossing folder.

Stamped blank cardstock with La Blanche's gorgeous Single Rose Bloom stamp. Coloured it with Distress Inks: Barn Door, Fired Brick and Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo. Blended Vintage Photo lightly as background then ran the coloured/front image FACE DOWN through my Xyron "Create a Sticker", so the adhesive is on the FRONT. Sprinkle Alison Ellis "Crystal Fizz" glitter so the adhesive parts are covered with glitter.

For some reason the adhesive just wouldn't adhere onto the red parts of the rose!!! I think it's because I applied too much ink and it was still a bit damp-ish when I ran it through the Xyron. I even used a bone folder to scrape the crap out of it but when I peeled off the smooth paper, it still wouldn't adhere. Came out pretty nice though!! :D

I then adhered the stamped cardstock onto Peeled Paint distressed background and then layered it onto a pearly, slightly goldish cardstock. 

Lastly, I used pop-up 3D Glue Dots on the back of the stamped and layered cardstock then stuck it onto the centre of the card.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

More random handmade cards and craft tools!

My sister requested for 2 handmade cards to send to her friends. This is one of them.
I thought the rhinestones kinda look like water droplets. The bird sitting on the branch is the Magenta stamp. I stamped Chipped Sapphire distress ink and quickly dusted Antique Gold embossing powder, flicked it on the back then heat embossed it. The effect of the stamping is that the Chipped Sapphire ink shows through with gold embossing on top. Decorated with Prima? flowers!

Hero Arts stamped "Remember", embossed with Stampendous Pearl Purple and embossed gold tree. Decorated with gem/rhinestones as the "fruits".
I can't remember the brand of the lace ribbon stamp! Noooo!!
Background colours distressed with Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, Tumbled Glass and Pine Needles. Lace colour is Tattered Rose, coloured in with Cut-n-Dry pen nibs.

Absolutely uninspired with this one. 
Simple Simple Simple!
Panels are made from scraps (Papersource)
Hero Arts "Thinking of you" stamp, glazed with Glossy Accents.
Background ink blended with Barn Door distress ink.

I hope this can be used as a manly card!!
Card method is called "Triple Time". 
Youtube has a few videos of crafty ladies making cards with that method.
Hero Arts "Friend Definition" background stamp, La Blanche "Clock" stamp, coloured with distress inks: Old Paper, Pine Needles and Vintage Photo.

As you can tell, I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE Hero Arts stamps!!! I also LOVE La Blanche stamps. I also LOVE Distress Inks! :D

On the other hand, I've received my new toys today from CraftOnline. Absolutely AWESOME website and great prices that you can't really find elsewhere in Australia! I ordered the goodies last Friday and they arrived TODAY! YAY!!

The Xyron CREATE a STICKER is a nifty little machine! No heat, batteries or electric needed to run this little baby. Just stick your die cut or paper, widest 2.5", onto the white label, turn the handle on the side, the paper comes out with a sticky back and voila! STICKER! :D Easy as can be!

The pink Papermania heat tool will replace my blue PaperCraft noisy little heat tool. The pink heat tool is a lot more quiet with less fan force! Goodie goodie!

Inkssentials Glossy Accents. I'm in love! The "thinking of you" card above has the Glossy Accents on, making it look like enamel sticker word. Lovely!!

The Martha Stewart Circle Cutter is still in the packaging... I will give it a whirl soon!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

One butterfly card after another long hiatus!!

I'm bacccckkkk!!! With one card. :-|

Better than nothing, right?? :o)

I used:
  • Hero Arts Heart Winged Butterfly stamp 
    • I tapped Mustard Seed distress ink onto the stamp and then tapped Dusty Concord distress ink on the sides but ended up looking brown instead!
    • While the ink is still wet on the cardstock, I quickly dumped some Stamp World Hologram Sparkle embossing powder on it then heat embossed it. The camera can't seem to capture the pretty hologram sparkles but it's definitely there!!
    • I then used Dusty Concord around the stamped butterfly with with ink blending tool.
    • It looked quite plain so I ended up colouring the pattern with distress inks using a small paint brush and some water.
  • Hero Arts Old Letter Writing (Writing is ineligible)
    • I used Rich Cocoa memento ink and then stamped it on white card stock.
    • Wait for it to dry then VINTAGE it with Vintage Photo distress ink.
  • Dark brown ribbon
  • Kaisercraft purple rhinestones
  • Random white and purple cardstock from Riot Art and Craft 
  • Best quality Kraft cardstock purchased from Envelope Solutions (Unfortunately you can only see them at some craft shows or book an appointment to see the stock that they have)
  • Border around the butterfly card - I purchased that beautiful but expensive quality paper from Kami Paper store at Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.

I was defiant about buying the Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink Pads when I saw it a few years ago... Then I saw how they're used to make cards and stuff look Vintage... I LOVE VINTAGE!!! And got the whole set of ink pads (half at a time) from CraftOnline (Australian online craft store). OH EM GEE! They have the BEST range of craft stuff with the BEST and cheapest (to me) prices ever!! Do check them out! ;o) If I ever get to meet Tim Holtz in real life, I'd give him a big long hug for being such a GENIUS with the inks, stamps and tools!!!

The Paperific craft show back in August has inspired me to get back to card making. It took a while but I'm slowly getting back to it. I've also SHAMEFULLY purchased lots of Hero Arts stamps from Simon Says Stamp online store (Don't like waiting but it takes up to 3 weeks to arrive!). There are still some goodies on the way to me and some goodies sitting in the cart calling out my name to buy them... And "Picture to Page" paper craft show is coming up this Saturday... YAY and NOOOO at the same time! hehe

Anywho, please stay tuned for more cards and thank you for your support even if it's just a glance of this page. :o)