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Boo!!!

Good morning!

There is nothing more fun than making a Halloween card and today I will show you how I created this.

The products I used are:

Black Plain Card 250gsm

Violet Plain Card 290gsm

Super Mirror Finish Card- Gold

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

C6 Peel and Seal Envelope – Lime Green

Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

You will also need:

• Halloween stamps

• Alphabet die

• Pigment inks and sponges

• Sky stencil

• White embossing powder

• heat gun

• Copic markers

To start with I stamped my Halloween images onto some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and coloured them in using my copic markers. I then cut these out and put them aside.

I then made my card base using some Black Plain Card 250gsm which I trimmed and scored in half. I them cut down my card front using some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm.

With my card front I used a sky stencil and added some pigment inks to make a dark grey and purple background. I then adhered this onto my card base using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then die cut the word BOO out of some Violet Plain Card 290gsm and also used some Super Mirror Finish Card- Gold. I adhered these together using some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml and adhered onto my card front with Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then heat embossed my sentiment onto some more Violet Plain Card 290gsm and adhered this with Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm under the word BOO.

I then adhered the Halloween images along the bottom using plenty of Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I also have this bright green C6 Peel and Seal Envelope – Lime Green which is just perfect to put your Halloween card into.

I had so much fun making this card I hope you do too!

Thanks for stopping by have a lovely day!

Vic

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Your a true blue legend

Good morning!

Have you seen Uniquely creative G’day mate stamp set yet? It’s so adorable!

I also die cut some circles using the Uniquely creative essential die kit. I love these dies as they leave a cross stitch border around the die.

I also used some Papermilldirect super smooth white card which I ink blended the background with distress ink.

The cute koalas are coloured in with watercolour. I also heat embossed a sentiment with white embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a great day!

Vic

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Animal die cuts

Happy Sunday!

I am up on the Papermilldirect blog today showing you how to create this sweet animal die cut card.

I love creating animal toppers for my cards and with all the different coloured cardstock at papermilldirect you will find the perfect colour of card for your toppers.

The products I used for this card are:

Buff Smooth Card 260gsm

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Fleck Kraft Card 250gsm

Baby Pink Plain Card 240gsm

Natural Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm

You will also need:

• Die cutting machine

• Some animal dies (feel free to use your electronic cutting machines)

• Scalloped oval die

• Stamped sentiment

• Tag or banner die

• White embossing powder

• Heat gun

• Sequins/gems

• Google eyes

To make the card base I used a piece of Buff Smooth Card 260gsm which I cut down and scored I half. The card front I used some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm which I also trimmed and adhered down using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To make the animal dies I used a fox and bunny die. For the fox I die cut some pieces of Fleck Kraft Card 250gsm,White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and some Baby Pink Plain Card 240gsm.

I then die cut the bunny pieces using some more White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and Baby Pink Plain Card 240gsm. I adhered all the pieces together using some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. I also added some google eyes to both the fox and bunny.

I then die cut a scalloped oval shape using some Natural Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm and adhered this down to my card centre using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. I then placed the die cut animals onto this piece with more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I die cut a banner using some Fleck Kraft Card 250gsm and heat embossed some with embossing powder for the greeting, this was also adhered down using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish off the card I added some gems using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

I loved how this card turned out and feel free to experiment with different colours of cardstock. Papermilldirect has lots of colours to choose from.

I hope you have fun creating some sweet animal toppers.

Thank you for stopping by!

Vic

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Hooray baby card

Good morning,

I am up today on the Papermilldirect blog with this card:

I love making baby cards and also using Papermilldirect slate coloured card, so I thought it would be nice to make a baby card with the Slate Grey Smooth Card 240gsm with a hint of sparkle!

The products I used are:

Slate Grey Smooth Card 240gsm

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Natural Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm

Silver Sparkle Card 280gsm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm

You will also need:

• Die cutting machine

• Card front panel die

• Hooray die

• Elephant stamp

• Copic Markers

• Gems or sequins

To start with I made my card base. I used a piece of Slate Grey Smooth Card 240gsm which I trimmed down, scored and folded in half. For my die cut panel I run a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm through my cutting machine and adhered this down onto my card front using some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. I then die cut the word hooray using some Natural Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm a few times and adhered these words together using some more Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. I then die cut the word once more using a piece of Silver Sparkle Card 280gsm. This was then adhered onto the back of the other pieces and I slightly moved this so that the glitter shows through. I adhered this onto my card front with some more Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

I then got a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and stamped the elephant image. I then used my copic markers to colour him in. After cutting the stamp out I adhered him onto my card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish off the card I added some gems which I adhered down using some more Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

You can change the colours on this to make a baby girl card too.

I hope you have fun creating this card!

Have a lovely day!

Vic

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Uniquely creative stamp and colour kit

Good morning!

Uniquely creative have a wonderful stamp and colour kit out this month it’s called endless potential and it’s gorgeous!

How beautiful is this stamp!!!! You can buy the endless potential and other kits Here but I have a feeling this will sell out fast!!

You also get some extra goodies too including a beautiful stencil!

I used my copic markers to colour the flowers in and added a few Nuvo drops. The sentiment was heat embossed using gold embossing powder.

Don’t forget to head over to the Uniquely creative shop to have a look at all the beautiful products they are an amazing company and have so many products!

Have a great day!

Vic

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Wedding day card

Good morning!

I’m up on the Papermilldirect blog with a tutorial on this wedding day card:

The products I used are:

White Card Hammered 255gsm

White Card Hopsack 255gsm

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Super Mirror Finish Card- Gold

Baby Pink Plain Card 240gsm

You will also need:

• Large scalloped die

• Doily die

• Heart die

• God embossing powder

• Heat gun

• Circle die

• Sequins

• Twine

To make the card base I folded a piece of White Card Hammered 255gsm in half. I placed my scallop die over the top of the card with the die hanging a tiny bit over the top. If you do this it will not cut the card therefore leaving you with a folded card base. I then die cut a smaller scalloped die using a piece of White Card Hopsack 255gsm. I then adhered this onto my scalloped base using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. You will then need to die cut a doily I used some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm. I also die cut a circle using a piece of Super Mirror Finish Card- Gold. I then adhered the doily onto my card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. With the circle die I then used the next size down and die cut another circle using some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm. I adhered this onto my gold circle with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

You will then need to die cut two hearts using some Baby Pink Plain Card 240gsm.

I heat embossed my sentiment with some gold embossing powder onto some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and I then trimmed this to make a banner. I then adhered the hearts and banner onto my card.

To finish off the card I added some twine and sequins. I adhered the sequins with Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml as I know they will stay put and not drop off my card.

I hope you enjoy creating this wedding card.

See you soon!

Vic

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Mft stamps superstar card designs

Hello! I hope your having a lovely evening. I’m joining in all the fun at My favourite things card design superstar competition this year. This is such a fun contest and I always have such fun with the competition.

Here is my entry for the clean and simple genius:

These pirate stamps are so much fun I absolutely love them!

And here is my entry for the innovation master:

Another one of my favourite stamps I love colouring these dragons in they are super cute!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enter the contest too!

Vic

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Happy anniversary card

Good morning!

I hope you are having a lovely Saturday morning.

Today I am up on the Papermilldirect blog with this anniversary card:

The products I used are:

Intensive Yellow Plain Card 210gsm

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

White Card Linen 255gsm

Apple Green Card Plain 240gsm

Black Plain Card 250gsm

Fleck Kraft Card 250gsm

Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsm

Ivory Card Hemp 255gsm

Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

You will also need:

• Fruit dies

• Heart die

• Scalloped die

• Pink pigment ink

• White embossing powder

• Heat gun

• Die cutting machine

To start with I made my card base using a piece of Intensive Yellow Plain Card 210gsm which I cut down, scored and folded in half. I then trimmed down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and adhered this onto my card front using some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. I then die cut a scalloped shape onto some White Card Linen 255gsm and adhered this onto the card front using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To make the fruits I used some Apple Green Card Plain 240gsm,Fleck Kraft Card 250gsm,Black Plain Card 250gsm,Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsm.

After sticking all the pieces together using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml I added some blush using some pink pigment ink. I then adhered these down onto the scallop die using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. I then die cut some hearts from a piece of Ivory Card Hemp 255gsm and coloured them in with some more pigment ink. I then placed these onto my card using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

I then got a piece of Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsm and heat embossed my sentiment using white embossing powder. I adhered this onto my card front.

Your card is now complete. I hope you have fun creating your own fruit people like I did.

Have a lovely day

Vic

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Ink blending onto white card

Good morning!

Today I am up on the Papermilldirect blog with an ink blending tutorial.

I absolutely love Papermilldirects White Card Super Smooth 300gsm I think I use it on every card I make. Today I will show you how well you can blend your inks onto this card.

The products I used are:

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

• You will also need:

• Stamps and ink

• Marker pens

• Pigment ink and sponges

• Scalloped die

• Die cutting machine

• Rubber embossing mat

• Sequins/gems

To start with I stamped my images onto a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and coloured them in with my markers. I then cut them out and put them to the side.

For my card base and card front I cut down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm scored and folded this in half. I then cut a piece for my card front.

The next step is ink blending. Using pigment inks on card can sometimes take a long time to build up colour and blend on normal card, however blending onto White Card Super Smooth 300gsm is easy! I made this background in a few minutes! I have said before its like blending butter onto this card, and it looks amazing too! If you are new to ink blending or professional you will not be disappointed with this card.

I picked my two colours to blend and I always start from the outside working towards the middle. Once this is done I stamped my greeting and then placed my oval die over the card and embossed this using a rubber embossing mat in my cutting machine. I then adhered the card front to my base using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish off the card I adhered all my images using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm and adhered my sequins and beads with Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

I hope you enjoy your tutorial!

Have a lovely day

Vic

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Thank you woodland card

Good morning!

I hope your having a nice start to the weekend. Today I am up on the Papermilldirect blog with a tutorial on how I created this card:

I used the following products:

Fleck Kraft Card 250gsm

Black Plain Card 250gsm

White Card Hemp 255gsm

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Baby Pink Plain Card 240gsm

To make the card base I cut down a piece of Fleck Kraft Card 250gsm scored and folded in half. For my card front I cut down a piece of White Card Hemp 255gsm and adhered this onto my base using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. I then die cut a circle border edge die using a piece of Baby Pink Plain Card 240gsm and adhered this onto my front panel using some more Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

For the images I stamped them onto some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and as its a pigment ink I then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. As this is not a card meant for water colouring if you clear emboss the stamped image it should stop the ink from running onto the paper. I lightly water coloured the images in and cut them out. I then die cut a piece of grass using some more Fleck Kraft Card 250gsm and adhered this and the animal images onto my card.

You will then need to emboss your greeting with white embossing powder onto a piece of Black Plain Card 250gsm. I adhered this onto my card front using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish off the card I added a few sequins using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.