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Mmm…..cake

Good morning I am up on the papermilldirect blog today with this cute monster card.

Who doesn’t love cake and a cute monster on a card..

To make this card I used:

You will also need:

  • Monster stamp
  • Copic Markers
  • White embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • Sequins
  • Enamel dots

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For the card base I used some Acquamirine Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsm which I cut down, scored and folded in half. I really love this beautiful card its so pretty and has a slight texture too.

I then got a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and stamped the monster image and cake. I used my copic pens to colour them in. I then cut the images out.

I heat embossed the greetings with some white embossing powder onto a piece of Black Plain Card 250gsm, trimmed this down and adhered to the card base with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. I then done the same with the monster and cake.

To finish the card off I added some sequins and enamel dots which I adhered down with Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

I made the envelope with some New Lilac Smooth Card 240gsm.

This is great for anyone who loves monsters and cake. I hope you have fun using this tutorial for your fun birthday cards.

Have a lovely day

Vic

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Copic colouring on super smooth card

Hello!

I’m up on the papermilldirect blog today with fun post for you.

I really love using my Copic markers when making cards and I was thrilled when I realised that Papermilldirect’s White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and White Card Super Smooth 300gsmis great for using your copic markers on. A lot of cardstock is not suitable for these markers as they often bleed making the image run and this can ruin your project. 

To get started on your copic colouring you will need:

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To start with use your preferred choice of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm or White Card Super Smooth 300gsm. Stamp your image and choose which colours you want to colour the image in with. I usually start with the darkest marker and work my way up to the lightest colour.

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Depending on your colour you will need to go over the colours to make sure that they blend. You can add as many colours as you like to your image or just a few its completely up to you.

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Once your image is finished you can add extra details to your image. You may like to add fur if colouring an animal or add extra shading by using a darker colour.

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The most important part is to blend your copics. If you only have a few markers this is still possible you will just need to blend the colours a little bit more. You can even use colouring pencils to add details on top of your copic colouring.

I use the White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and White Card Super Smooth 300gsm on nearly all my colouring projects. Keep in mind if you have an image that is very detailed to cut out use the White Card Super Smooth 250gsm as it may be better as its easier to cut with scissors. This card is also great for any other alcohol markers that you may have. It works great with Promarkers too.

I hope you have fun colouring your images with White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and White Card Super Smooth 300gsm.

links for stamps:

My favourite things hedgehog stamps

My favourite things safari animal stamps

Spellbinders’s Debi Adams mushroom stamp and die

Uniquely creative endless potential mini stamp kit

Thanks for popping over!

Vic

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Polar bear Christmas Card

Hello.

I am up today on Papermilldirect blog today with this tutorial.

I am loving Paerpermilldirect’s Nettuno card range and I wanted to make a soft Christmas card but also tried to keep the traditional red colour too.

For this card I used:

You will also need:

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To make the card base I used a piece of Acquamirine Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsmand trimmed this down to make my card base.

I then stamped the polar bear images onto some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and coloured them in.

I then got a piece of vellum and trimmed this down a bit smaller than the card base and I heat embossed some white snowflakes and made a background. I cut out the polar bears and adhered them onto the vellum piece with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then heat embossed the Christmas sentiment onto a piece of Ruby Red Plain Card 240gsmwith white embossing powder. I trimmed this down and adhered this onto the vellum with some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. I then turned this over and covered the pieces that had foam tape on with some more adhesive, so that the adhesive on the back wouldn’t show through the vellum. I then adhered this onto my card base.

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

I hope you enjoy making a card like this and trying some softer colours for Christmas.

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Shimmer stockings card

Good morning!

I am up today on the Papermilldirect blog with this Christmas Card.

I love adding something a bit different to my cards and Papermilldirect’s Pearlised card is so pretty and elegant. I made a Christmas card with a few different colours and they work so well together.

The products I used are:

You will also need:

Spellbinders trio stockings die

Spellbinders A2 matting basics die

Spellbinders matting basics B

  • Snowflake die
  • Heat gun
  • Gold embossing powder
  • Sequins
  • Silver twine

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To make the card base I used a piece of White Card Plain 250gsm that I trimmed down to 4 1/4 and scored halfway to make my base. I then trimmed down a piece of Rose Gold Pearlised Card 300gsm and adhered this onto my base using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I die cut my stockings with a piece of Ice Gold Pearlised Card 300gsm. I then die cut the snowflake die with Orchid Double Sided Pearlised Card 300gsm. I adhered these onto the card with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then embossed the greeting onto some Maya Blue Double Sided Pearlised Card 300gsm with some gold embossing powder and cut this out and adhered this onto my card base using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish the card off I added some sequins.

I love how this is so pretty and the shimmer looks so lovely. This is also great if you are looking to quickly make some Christmas cards. You will be best to die cut all your pieces before making a bulk of Christmas cards.

I hope you have fun making this card.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Vic

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Jungle card

Good morning!

I am up on the Papermilldirect blog this morning with this sweet jungle card.

Here’s the tutorial:

Today I am going to show you how to use your pigment inks to make a colourful background using the White Card Super Smooth 300gsm.

The products I used are:

You will also need:

  • Animal stamps
  • Copic markers
  • Pigment ink: I used pink, yellow and green.
  • White embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • Sequins

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To make the card base I trimmed a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm to4 1/4 and scored at 5 1/2 inches. I then used another piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and trimmed this for my card base. I then applied my pigments inks and blended them onto the White Card Super Smooth 300gsm card front panel. Once this is complete I stamped my images onto a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsmand coloured them in with copics.

I then adhered the front panel that is ink blended onto my card using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. I cut out all my images and adhered these onto the ink blended panel using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then heat embossed my greetings onto some Ruby Red Plain Card 240gsm and Black Plain Card 250gsm using white embossing powder. Once trimmed adhere to your card using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

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

I hope this tutorial was helpful and papermilldirect’s White Card Super Smooth 300gsm is great for ink blending and copic colouring too!

Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by

Vic

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Pop up koala box

Hello!

I’m up today on the Uniquely creative blog today with this cute pop up box tutorial. These koalas are so sweet and it’s a fun way to make a pop up card.

 

Supplies needed:

Uniquely Creative Stamp G’Day Mate

Uniquely Creative Little fences Die

Uniquely Creative Triangle Fade Stencil Mini Kit

Uniquely Creative Block Outline Sentiment Stamp

Other:

Memento ink

Copic Markers: E23, E39, E47, E40, E43, C2, C4, R20, R27, R29, R39, B02, B12, B24, YR02, YR15

Spellbinders Scalloped Pop Up box

Embossing powder

Acetate

Pink, brown and yellow pigment ink

Steps to make the card:

1: To start with, I die cut all the pieces I needed for the pop up box. I then cut out some smaller squares measuring 2 ½ inches and used my pink and yellow pigment ink to colour the squares in. I then used the September Triangle Fade Stencil and ink blended some yellow over them. I adhered these onto the sides of the box.

2:  I also die cut some fences and used a brown pigment ink to colour them in. I added these to each for sides of the box and used two larger ones for the middle of the box.

3: Stamp all your images from the G’day Mate stamp set and colour them in. After cutting out, I adhered some adhesive to the bottom of the acetate strips and adhered them onto the box.

4: I heat embossed the sentiment from the Block Outline Sentiment stamp set and added this to the back of the box.  This piece needs a longer strip of acetate so be sure to used plenty of glue.

5: To finish the card off I added a koala and a bird to the front of the box.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Vic

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So proud of you

Good morning. I am up today on the papermilldirect blog with this card:

Its always nice to let someone you know how proud you are of them whatever the accomplishment this card is sure to make them feel special.

The products I used are:

You will also need:

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To start with I made my card base using a piece of Blu Sirio Colour Card 290gsm, which I trimmed down and scored in half. I then used a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and cut out the rectangles in my die cutting machine. I adhered this onto my card front.

I then used another piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and stamped my image. I carefully water coloured this in but feel free to use your pencils or markers. I then cut this out and adhered onto my card with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

For the sentiment I used a piece of Black Plain Card 250gsm and heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder. I adhered this with Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm to the top of my card.

To finish the card off I used some clear drops and nuvo drops onto the card.

I hope you have fun making your card.

Thanks for stopping by

Vic

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Congrats flower card

Good Morning,

I am in love with the Clay Materica card its so soft and pretty. To make this card you will need:

You will also need:

  • A flower stamp
  • Zig brush markers I used the following colours:
  • 071,052,070,080,045,025,081,030,041,026,060
  • Versafine ink
  • Black embossing powder
  • White embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • Sequins and enamel dots.

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To make the card blank I used a piece of Clay Materica Card 250gsm which I trimmed down, scored and folded in half.

I then used a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and stamped my image with Versafine ink and added black embossing powder over the top. I heat set this so that when I started to watercolour the image the colours won’t run as this will act like a wall. Just be sure not to add lots of water as you colour the image in.

After colouring I cut the image out and adhered this onto my card base with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then heat embossed my sentiment onto some Black Plain Card 250gsm with white embossing powder. I trimmed this down and adhered to the card.

To finish my card off I added some sequins and enamel dots. I also used some twine at the back of the flower image.

The gorgeous stamp is by Uniquely creative stamp and colour kit mini

I really do love the Clay Materica Card 250gsm it will work with most colours too.

I hope you have fun making this card.

Thanks for stopping by

Vic

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Penguin sweet wishes Christmas Card.

Good morning !

I am up on the Papermilldirect blog today with this sweet Christmas Card.

With Christmas fast approaching its a good idea to make a start on some cards. This card is great to make in bulk and you could save even more time by using a stamp that does not need colouring. 

The products I used are:

You will also need:

  • Penguin Stamps
  • Heart Die
  • Embossing folder
  • Copic Markers
  • Twine
  • Heat gun
  • Embossing powder
  • Nuvo Drops

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To make the card base I used this gorgeous Perla Sirio Colour Card 290gsm which I trimmed down, scored and folded in half. I then cut down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm for the card front and I embossed this piece and adhered onto the card base using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. I also die cut a heart with the leftover card.

Using another piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm I stamped my images and coloured them in with copic markers. I then adhered down the heart die and stamped images using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then heat embossed the sentiment onto some Black Plain Card 250gsm and adhered this onto the card.

To finish off the card I added some twine and clear drops around the images. I then used some Nuvo drops to add some colour.

The penguin stamps are by Uniquely creative penguin pals stamp set . The pretty heart die is also by Uniquely creative Nordic hearts die which is so pretty.

I hope you have lots of fun making your Christmas cards.

If you are making this card in bulk its easier to do each step separately and then put the cards together once you have completed each step.

Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by

Vic

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Cute critters Christmas card

Good morning,

I’m up on the Papermilldirect blog today with this sweet Christmas Card.

I thought it would be sweet to make a cute critter Christmas card and I have used the gorgeous Pesca Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsm.

You will also need:

  • Critter stamps
  • Christmas greeting stamps
  • White embossing powder
  • Watercolour paper
  • Heart die
  • Watercolour paints
  • Nuvo drops

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To make the card base I cut down a piece of Pesca Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsm to 4 1/4 and I scored this at 5 1/2. This is my card base.

I then die cut a heart from some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and adhered this onto my card base using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. The heart die is by Uniquely creative Nordic heart die.

I then stamped and water coloured my images. Once dry I cut them out and adhered them onto the heart with some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

For the greetings I used some Black Plain Card 250gsm and heat embossed the greetings. Once trimmed I adhered them onto the lower part of the card with Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish the card off I added some Nuvo drops but of course you can use sequins or any embellishments that you may have.

I hope this tutorial was helpful and have fun making your sweet critter cards.

Thanks for stopping by

Vic