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Uniquely creative February stamp and colour kit release

Hello!!

It’s my favourite time of the month! It’s release day at Uniquely creative !

This kit is jam packed with goodies and the beautiful kit is called “read past your bedtime”.

Here is the release:

This is the February read past your bedtime kit. The images on the stamp are absolutely gorgeous. It retails for AU$39.00. Plus you get the cutting dies and lots of extra goodies including the magazine.

This is the cute Dino pals stamp look at all the cute images….adorable! For both sets you can purchase them for AU$44.00 or individually at AU$23.00.

This is the Selfie Pals stamp how fun to create your own animal faces! You can buy both for AU$44.00

This die set is Stitched mountain range die and you can create your own mountains! I love this! These are retailing at AU$18.80

This is the Selfie Frames Die which is super fun to create with! It’s AU$18.80 a complete bargain.

And here’s the Read Past Your Bedtime Papers. They are beautiful and you can purchase these for AU$9.95.

Thanks for stopping by!

Vic

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Mermaid love card

Good Morning. I have this tutorial up on the Papermilldirect blog today.

I love making colourful and fun cards and I thought it would be great to make a mermaid card with some extra sparkle.

The products I used are:

You will also need:

Mermaid

To make my card base I used a piece of Grigio Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsm which I scored and folded in half. I then cut down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and I stamped the background stamp in Versafine ink and added the glitter embossing powder. I then heat set this with my heat gun and adhered to my card base with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then stamped and coloured the images onto some White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and cut them out. I adhered them onto my card with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

For the greeting I heat embossed some white embossing powder onto a piece of Slate Grey Smooth Card 240gsm and adhered this to my card front.

To finish the card off I added some pink nuvo drops and some clear gems. You can add any embellishments that you like and I think this would look great with some sequins too.

I hope this tutorial is helpful and I hope you have fun making some glittery cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Vic

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Work hard and be nice

Hello!

I don’t think there’s a better sentiment than “work hard and be nice”. I love it! How sweet is this image too!

It’s actually a freebie from the latest making cards magazine.

I used my copic markers to colour her in and the background was ink blended. I heat embossed the sentiment with wow white embossing powder. The card stock is all Papermilldirect .

And I would like to say a huge thank you to making cards magazine for reposting my card. It made my day!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a wonderful day.

Vic

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A soft and pretty valentines card

Hello!

With Valentine’s Day tomorrow I thought I better make a card (any excuse to craft) ha ha!

So for this card I wanted to do some heat embossing and I used some silver embossing powder by wow embossing. The beautiful flower stamps are by Uniquely creative kits January mini stamp and colour kit . I used a red watercolour and watered it down for a soft pink.

The gorgeous card is Papermilldirect .

I hope you have a wonderful day and if your celebrating Valentine’s Day have a great day tomorrow.

Vic

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A bright and colourful birthday card

Good Morning.

I love making birthday cards and I also love using bright colours so I thought it would be fun to make a colourful and bright card today.

The products I used are:

You will also need:

Flower

To make the card base I trimmed and scored a piece of Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsm. I then trimmed a smaller piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and with my pink pigment ink I blended some ink onto the card. I then adhered this onto my card base with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

Using another piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm I stamped and coloured my image. I then trimmed this out and adhered onto the card with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

For the greeting I heat embossed a sentiment with embossing powder onto another piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and trimmed this down. I adhered at the bottom of the card using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

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

I also used a Luxury C6 Envelopes – Ivory 135gsm to pop my card into ready for the recipient to receive.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Vic

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Pop up unicorn box

Hello!

I am up on the papermilldirect blog today with this pop up box.

I love making pop up cards and the great thing about this pop up box is that it lies flat so its super easy to post.

The products I used are:

You will also need:

  • Pop up box die (Spellbinders)
  • Unicorn stamps (Hero Arts)
  • Acetate
  • Copic markers
  • Memento ink
  • Heat gun
  • White embossing powder (WOW)
  • Pattern Paper (Paper Addicts)

Pop Up Unicorn

To start with you will need a couple sheets of New Lilac Smooth Card 240gsm to make your pop up box. You will need to adhere all the sides together and the pieces of card that go across the box. I used Stick it! Double Sided Tape 6mm.

I then stamped and coloured the images onto some White Card Super Smooth 250gsm. I trimmed these out and cut some strips of acetate and adhered the bottom of the acetate along the middle pieces of card in the box. I then adhered the images at the top of the acetate using Stick it! Double Sided Tape 6mm.

I then cut out four smaller squares of pattern paper and adhered these to the box flaps.

Next I heat embossed the greeting onto a piece of Pompelmo Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsm. I adhered this using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

The pop up box is now complete.

This will certainly make someone happy especially when they pull this out of an envelope and it will pop into shape.

Thanks for reading!

Vic

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Mermaid kisses shaker card

Hello!

I have this sweet mermaid shaker card to share with you today.

I’ve used Uniquely creative mermaid kisses stamp set for this card. These stamps are adorable and I love the little starfish.

I coloured the images in with my copic markers and it’s loaded with sequins for the shaker.

I’ve also used Papermilldirect super smooth white card and Slate grey card which I then heat embossed the greeting with white embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vic

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Colouring

Hello!

I thought I would pop in and show you some images I have been colouring recently.

If you are not on instagram I wanted to share these posts with you, I have been busy the last few weeks and I will be completely honest with you I have to be in the right mood to colour. I love colouring images for my cards but as you may well know it takes a long time sometimes especially blending all the markers or paints together. But I do enjoy it and when I’m in the right mood it’s pretty relaxing but it’s hard when we are all so busy.

If you are on Instagram Kathy Rac has a colouring challenge for the whole month of February and it will motivate you to get colouring. It’s all just for a bit of fun and the bonus is you have lots of images or projects at the end of February to use and it’s a great way to meet other crafters. You don’t have to be a card maker you can do anything like inking up a scrapbook page or stencilling. Plus you don’t have to participate every day just when you get time and feel like it. Colouring is proven to help with stress so it’s a great idea.

So here is a few of my images:

I have some new projects coming up very soon which I can’t wait to share with you.

Thanks for stopping by

Have a lovely evening!

Vic

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Watercolour Fairy Card

Hello friends.

I am up on the papermilldirect blog today.

I have this sweet fairy card today and I have used my watercolour paint to make this background.

Products used:

You will also need:

  • Watercolour paints and a brush 
  • Heat gun

Uniquely creative garden fairies stamp set

  • Versamark ink pad
  • White embossing powder (WOW)
  • Black embossing powder (WOW)
  • Sequins
  • Nuvo Drops

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To make my card base I trimmed down a piece of Blu Navy Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsm to 4 1/8 and scored at 5 7/8. I then trimmed down a piece of White Card Hopsack 255gsm for my card front. Once this is done I used my watercolour paints to make the night time sky. I added the blues, pinks and yellows first before adding the black paint. You will then need to use your heat gun to dry this or you can leave it for a few hours to dry.

I then stamped the fairy images with Versamark ink and used black embossing powder to heat set this. I used a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and very gently watercoloured the images in. If you use embossing powder your paint should not run.

I then trimmed down a piece of Black Plain Card 250gsm and heat embossed the sentiment using some white embossing powder and my heat gun. I adhered this to my card front using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. I then adhered the whole panel and my images to my card base using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish off the card I used some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml and added some sequins. I then added some white nuvo drops to the card to make them look like stars in the sky.

I had so much fun experimenting with watercolour paints onto different card stock. I always use a small amount of water when using watercolour paints so that the card doesn’t get too saturated and rip.

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Mermaid fun

Hello!

I have a fun mermaid card up on the papermilldirect blog today.

Mermaids are very popular right now so I thought I would make a fun card with a bit of shimmer cardstock. 

Products used:

You will also need:

  • Mermaid stamps (Uniquely creative stamps)
  • Diagonal background stamp (Simon Says Stamp)
  • White embossing powder (WOW)
  • Copic Markers
  • Nuvo Drops
  • Heat gun
  • Versamark ink pad

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To make the card base I trimmed down a piece of Powder Pink Double Sided Pearlised Card 300gsm to 4 1/8 and scored at 5 7/8. I then trimmed down a piece of White Card Hopsack 255gsm and adhered this to the card base using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then trimmed down a piece of Pale Turquoise Plain Card 240gsm and used the background stamp with Versamark ink and white embossing powder which I then heat set using my heat gun. I then adhered this onto my card with some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. I then stamped my greeting onto a piece of Black Plain Card 250gsm and heat embossed this again using white embossing powder. 

I then stamped my images onto some White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and coloured the images in with Copic markers. I cut them out and adhered them onto my card with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. I also adhered the greeting with some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

To finish the card off I added some nuvo drops. Feel free to add the embellishments you would like.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Vic