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A super fun girly monster card

Good Morning.

I have this monster birthday card up today on the Papermilldirect blog today.

Here’s the tutorial:

I have a really fun monster card that’s great for the girls who love monsters and space!

You will need:

You will also need:

  • Monster stamps (Uniquely Creative)
  • Copic Markers
  • White Embossing Powder (WOW)
  • Heat Gun
  • Versamark Ink
  • Cloud stencil (My Favorite Things)
  • Pink Pigment Ink (Hobbycraft)
  • Number dies

Girly Monster

To make the card base I trimmed down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm to 4 1/8 and I scored this at 5 7/8 inches. I then trimmed down a smaller piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm for my card front. I ink blended the background to look like clouds and adhered this onto my card base using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then stamped and coloured my images onto a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm. I trimmed all the images out and adhered them to the card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then used a piece of Turquoise Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm and Pompelmo Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsm and die cut the number 8. I adhered these together with the turquoise card showing using at the back using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. I adhered this to the top of the card.

Using some more Turquoise Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed this with white embossing powder. I set this with my heat gun then trimmed the greeting down. I adhered this to my card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

Your card is now complete!

Feel free to add any extra embellishments.

I think this is a really fun birthday card you can also change the background colours to suit a boy.

Thanks for stopping by

Vic

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The reason I smiled today card

Good morning.

I have this card up on the Papermilldirect blog today, I wanted to make a special card and focused more on the colouring.

Here is the tutorial:

I have this pretty card that will let a special person in your life know how grateful you are for them. 

The products I used are:

You will also need:

Smiled

To make the card base I trimmed and scored a piece of Slate Grey Smooth Card 240gsm to 4 1/8 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches. I then trimmed down a smaller panel of White Card Linen 255gsm and adhered this onto the card base with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

For the flowers I stamped them onto a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and very gently water coloured them in. Once dry I trimmed them out and adhered onto the card with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then used a piece of Black Plain Card 250gsmand embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. I trimmed this down and adhered to top of my card with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish the card off I added some Nuvo Drops and sequins which I adhered using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

The colouring took me a while but its worth it. I really love how this turned out. I hope this tutorial will inspire you to create something today.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Have a great day!

Vic

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Good luck animal card

Hello friends.

I am up on the Papermilldirect blog today with this fun good luck card.

Here’s the tutorial:

I have a fun tutorial for you today. This is not a normal size card its more of a DL size so I could fit all the animals on, but its very simple to make.

The products I used are:

You will also need:

  • Animal stamps (Simon Says Stamp)
  • Alphabet Die
  • Green Pigment Ink
  • Zig water colour Brush Markers
  • Black Waterproof Ink (My Favorite Things)
  • Sun Die (Lil Inker Designs)
  • Nuvo Drops

Good Luck

To make the card base I used a piece of Baby Pink Plain Card 240gsm which I scored lengthways at 4 1/8 inches. I then trimmed this at 7 inches. I then trimmed a smaller piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm smaller than the base and added some green pigment ink with a sponge along the bottom.I then adhered this to my card base using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then used the following card to die cut the letters to make good luck:

I adhered these onto the card with Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

I then die cut a sun using some Mandarin Orange Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm and adhered this to the top of my card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then used a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and stamped and coloured the images in. I was careful with the amount of water I added as if you add too much your card will start to get soggy. Once they were dry I trimmed them out and adhered to the bottom of my card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish the card off I added some nuvo drops.

I really love how this turned out. Plus its pretty long for a few people to write a good luck note to the recipient.

Thanks for popping by today

Vic

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A fun spaceman card

Good morning!

I am up the papermilldirect blog today with this fun spaceman card.

I have a great space card for anyone who loves space.

The products I used are:

You will also need:

Spaceman

To make the card base I trimmed down a piece of Perla Sirio Colour Card 290gsm to 4 1/8 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches. I then trimmed down a smaller piece of Blu Navy Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsm. I splashed some white acrylic paint onto this to look like space. Once this was dry I adhered the panel to my card base using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then stamped all the images onto a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and coloured them in very carefully with my water brush markers. You can use copics or any alcohol markers if you prefer. Once they were dry I trimmed them out and adhered them over the card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

For the greeting I stamped this onto a piece of Black Plain Card 250gsm and used Versamark ink. I then sprinkled white embossing powder over this and heat set the sentiment with my heat gun. I trimmed this down and adhered this to the bottom panel of my card.

Your cool spaceman card is now complete!

Thank you so much for popping by.

Vic

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A mermaid watercolour card

Hello!

I have made this sweet mermaid card and I thought it would be fun to show you the new Uniquely creative watercolour paints. They are amazing.

I’ve also used Mermaid kisses stamp set and Wish upon a star fish stamp set.

The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder and I’ve used Papermilldirect navy plain card.

Here is the watercolour tin with the paints. (Please note the tin does not come full)

They are super fun and you can also build the colour up too.

Thanks for stopping by

Vic

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Building a scene

Good morning!

I have this cute Uniquely creative stamp and colour kit Dino pals card today and I thought it would be fun to share with you how I make a scene for my card.

I usually stamp and colour all the images I will be using for the scene and put them aside.

I then use the dies I need for the scene so in this card I used the Stitched mountain range die and inked them up with pigment ink.

I then ink blend a background using distress inks and adhere everything to my card.

You can tuck images behind the mountains if you wanted too like I have.

I hope you have a lovely day thanks for reading!

Vic

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Dinosaur card

Hello!

These sweet Uniquely creative stamp and colour kit stamps are so sweet I’ve made an extra long card using the Dino pals set.

I coloured them in with my copic markers and the background was made using pigment ink. I’ve also added some white embossing powder for the greeting.

You can really build up a scene with these stamps there is even volcanoes and rocks!

If you want to purchase these stamps they are available Here or you can join the Uniquely creative stamp and colour kit club.

Have a rawr-some day!!

Vic

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A sweet spring card

Hello!

I have this sweet card up on the papermilldirect blog with this tutorial:

I am so ready for Spring and I cannot wait for the flowers to start growing. So with that in mind, I wanted to make a card with some flowers on. I have used my colouring pecils to get this colour on Fleck Kraft card.

The products you will need are:

You will also need:

  • Coloring Pencils ( I have used Prismacolor)
  • Hedgehog Stamp (My Favorite Things)
  • Flower Stamp (Uniquely Creative Stamps)
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Greeting Stamp (Uniquely Creative Stamps)
  • Versamark Ink
  • White Embossing Powder (WOW)
  • Copic Markers
  • Heat Gun
  • Sequins
  • Nuvo Drops

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To make the card base I trimmed down a piece of Stone Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm to 4 1/8 and I scored halfway across at 5 7/8. I then trimmed down a piece of Fleck Kraft Card 250gsm a bit smaller than the card base. I then stamped the flowers with Versamark Ink and embossed some white embossing powder over the top. Heat set this with your embossing gun. After this I stamped my greeting.

Using a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm I stamped the Hedgehog and coloured him with copic markers. I then coloured all the flowers in with my colouring pencils.

Once the hedgehog was trimmed out I adhered him onto the card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm and I also adhered the card onto the card base.

To finish the card off I added a few sequins and nuvo drops.

I love how using colouring pencils on papermilldirect’s Fleck Kraft Card 250gsm turned out.

I hope this tutorial was helpful and you give this a try, it’s fun and makes a change.

I hope this tutorial was helpful and roll on the sunny days!

Vic

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Birthday shaker card

Good morning!

I have this fun card up on the papermilldirect blog today:

I have this fun shaker card for you today. 

You will need:

You will also need:

  • Bunny Stamps (Mama Elephant)
  • Birthday die (Uniquely Creative)
  • Birthday Greeting (Neat And Tangled)
  • Cover die ( You can use rectangle dies)
  • Gold Embossing Powder (WOW)
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  • Acetate 
  • Sequins
  • Versamark ink
  • Heat Gun

Bunny Bday

To start with I made my card base. I trimmed down a piece of Antracite Sirio Colour Card 290gsm to 4 1/8 and scored this at 5 7/8. I then cut down a smaller piece of Grigio Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsm and run this through my die cutting machine with a cover die. However you can use rectangle dies to get two windows. I then turned this over and adhered acetate to the back using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. Wait for this to dry and then add Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm around each window. Fill with sequins and peel off the backing tape from the foam tape. Adhere a piece of White Card Hopsack 255gsm to the back and adhere to the card base with Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then stamped and coloured the bunnies onto some White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and trimmed these out. Adhere to the bottom of the card with some foam tape. Die cut the birthday die using the leftover White Card Super Smooth 250gsm. Adhere this onto the card with some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

To finish the card off I stamped the Happy Happy greeting onto some Black Plain Card 250gsmand added some gold embossing powder. Heat set this with your heat gun and adhere to the top of the card with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

Your shaker card is now complete. Feel free to add Easter greetings if you like, I think it would make a great Easter card.

Let me know how you get on with this tutorial.

Have a lovely day!

Vic