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Space monster card

Good morning!

I am up on the Papermilldirect blog today here’s the tutorial for this fun monster card:

I really love making fun cards that are great for kids and big kids. I have this fun card up today which is full of monster fun.

You will need:

You will also need:

  • Monster stamp (Uniquely Creative)
  • Zig Real Brush Markers
  • Waterproof Ink Pad (My Favorite Things)
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Versamark ink
  • Heat Gun
  • White Paint

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To start with I made my card base using Slate Grey Smooth Card 240gsm which I trimmed down to 4 1/8 and scored at 5 7/8 inches. I then trimmed down a smaller piece of Black Plain Card 240gsm that is a bit smaller than the card base. I mixed up my paint and made paint splashes onto the card. I used my heat gun to quickly dry the paint. I then adhered this to my card base using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

For the monsters I used a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and stamped them all with waterproof ink. I then water coloured the images in but be careful not to get the card too wet otherwise it will tear. Once dry I cut them out and adhered them to the card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then used another piece of Black Plain Card 240gsm and heat embossed the greeting with white embossing powder. I then trimmed this down and adhered to the bottom of my card using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

You fun space card is now complete! You can add any embellishments or glitter if you wanted too, I think it would great with some sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vic

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Boo-yah it’s your birthday

Hello! I am up today on the papermilldirect blog with a fun bright monster card.

I love making bright and colourful cards and today we have this adorable monster birthday card.

The products I used are:

You will also need:

  • Monster stamp ( Out of this world Uniquely Creative)
  • White Embossing Powder (WOW)
  • Copic Markers
  • Distress Ink 
  • Sponge

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To start with I used a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm which I trimmed down, scored and folded in half for my card base. I then trimmed down another piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm that will be used for the ink blending.

I used some bright distress inks for the background and I started by gently adding the colours and then blending them together with the sponge. Its very easy to do using White Card Super Smooth 250gsm as it blends like butter.

After this was dry I heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder and adhered this to my card base using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then stamped and coloured my images onto some more White Card Super Smooth 250gsmand cut them out. I then placed them onto my card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

Don’t be afraid to try different coloured inks when making your background. The White Card Super Smooth 250gsm is fantastic for blending inks and pigment inks are also a dream to blend.

I hope you have fun making a bright card and use any colour you like for the backgrounds. Its so fun and easy to do.

Thanks for stopping by

Vic

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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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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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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)

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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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A monster birthday

Hello!

I have this cute monster card up on Papermilldirect blog today.

I absolutely love monsters they are so much fun to colour and will make the recipient smile too.

For this card I used:

You will also need:

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To make the card base I trimmed down a piece of Acquamirine Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsm to 4 1/8 and I scored this at 5 7/8. This card is absolutely stunning and has a gorgeous texture too. 

I then trimmed down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and stamped my background stamp with versamark ink and clear embossing powder. I then heat set this and added some green pigment ink around the edges and adhered to my card with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then used another piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm to stamp and colour the monsters. I then trimmed them out and adhered onto my card base.

Using a piece of Black Plain Card 250gsm heat emboss your greeting with some white embossing powder. Trim this down and adhere with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm to your card base.

To finish the card off I added some nuvo drops.

Your birthday monster card is now complete.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vic

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Hooray birthday card

Good morning!

I have this tutorial for you and it’s up on the Papermilldirect blog today.

I love using animals on my cards and of course I added some sparkle. 

For this card you will need:

You will also need:

  • Animal stamps
  • Oval die
  • Pattern paper
  • Hooray die
  • White embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • Twine
  • Copic markers or any choice of colouring medium

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To make my card base I used a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm which I cut down, scored and folded in half. I also trimmed down an extra front panel using White Card Super Smooth 300gsm, which I used to cut a scalloped oval.

I then added some pattered paper to the back of my front panel so that this will show through the window. I adhered this onto my card front using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then stamped my animal images onto some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and coloured them in using copic markers. I then cut all the animals out and placed them along the window using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

After this I heat embossed my sentiment onto some Black Plain Card 250gsm and trimmed this before placing along the bottom of the animals.

For the hooray die I used some Green Grass Lustre Print Card 300gsm and adhered this down using some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

To finish off the card I added some twine to the top.

Have a great weekend!

Vic

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Hope and strength card

Good morning!

I am today on the papermilldirect blog with this tutorial:

We all go through difficult times and sometimes its nice to say how much you care with a thoughtful card, so today I am going to show you how I created this card.

The products I used are:

You will also need:

  • Sentiment stamp
  • Gold embossing powder
  • Flower stamps
  • Copic markers
  • Pink pigment ink
  • Yellow pigment ink
  • Sponges
  • Sequins
  • Twine
  • Clear gems

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To make the card base I used a piece of White Card Plain 250gsm which I trimmed, scored and folded in half. For my front panel I cut down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and stamped and heat embossed my sentiment. I then began adding my pigment inks around the edges of the card front with a sponge. I then adhered this onto my card front using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

For the flowers I used another piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and stamped the flowers onto this. I then coloured them in with my markers, cut them out and placed some twine behind them before adhering the flowers down using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To add the finishing details I used some clear gems and sequins which I adhered down using some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

I hope you feel inspired to make a card for someone who is finding things tough, sometimes a card and the words inside will speak volumes to the recipient.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Vic

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Happy world card making day!!!

Hello friends!

Happy world card making day! Are any of you going to be crafting today?

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that follows and supports me your awesome!

So I made card a card to say thank you. I seriously can’t thank you enough and it really keeps me going.

I used my favourite stamps for this card by uniquely creative You….calyptus clear stamp and uniquely creative Essential die kit.

I also used my favourite Papermilldirect card ….Yep you guessed it Super smooth white card 300gsm

I watercolored the gorgeous flowers and added a few gems. I also heat embossed the sentiment by uniquely creative Essential stamp set onto Papermilldirect Plain black card 250gsm.

So again thank you so much for your support you make my crafting time extra special and your all amazing!

Vic