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Sea life shaker card

Hello!

I have this sweet sea life shaker card up on the Papermilldirect Blog today.

Shaker cards are great fun to make and I used some sweet stamps for this card.

The products I used are:

You will also need:

  • Sea life stamps (Pretty pink posh)
  • Copic Markers
  • Circle die
  • Stitched die
  • White embossing powder (WOW)
  • Nuvo drops
  • Acetate
  • Sequins

Sealife Shaker

To start with I made my card base using a piece of Navy Plain Card 240gsm which I trimmed at 4 1\8 and scored at 5 7\8 inches. I then trimmed down a piece of Pale Turquoise Plain Card 240gsm and run this through my die cutting machine. I used a circle die and then ran a stitched die over this. Next I trimmed down a piece of Powder Pink Pearlised Card 300gsm as this will be for the back of the shaker.

I then adhered some acetate to the back of the circle on my card using some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. Once this was dry I used some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm and put this around the edge of the circle. I then filled this up with sequins and adhered the piece of Powder Pink Pearlised Card 300gsm to the back. I then adhered the whole piece onto my card blank with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. Your shaker part is now complete.

I then stamped all the images onto a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and coloured them in with my copics. I trimmed the images out and adhered them around the shaker part with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then used a piece of Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsm and heat embossed the greeting. Trim this down and adhere to your card.

To finish the card off I added some nuvo drops.

Now your fun shaker card is complete.

I really love how blue and pink go together it’s always fun to mix up your card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Vic

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Brave Bear

Hello!

I have this sweet bear card up on the papermilldirect blog today.

The products I used are:

You will also need:

  • Bear stamp (Pretty Pink Posh)
  • Greetings (Uniquely creative Essential stamp set 2019)
  • Copic Markers
  • Black Ink

Bear

To start with I made my card base using a piece of Pesca Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsmwhich I trimmed down, scored and folded in half. I then cut down my square card panel using a piece of Sabbia Sirio Colour Card 290gsm and adhered this onto my base card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

For the image I stamped my bear onto a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm coloured him in with copic markers and then trimmed him out. I adhered him onto the card in the middle with Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then stamped both my greetings onto the card. For the heart I used a piece of Pink Plain Card 290gsm and adhered this onto the card with some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

Your card is now complete. Feel free to add any other images to your card or embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by today I hope your 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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Sweet thinking of you card

Good morning! I hope your all having a relaxing Sunday.

Today I am up on the Papermilldirect blog showing you how to create this card.

Sometimes making a ‘Thinking of you’ card is a bit tricky to make. I often find depending on the situation that soft colours work better.

The products I used for this card are:

Baby Pink Plain Card 240gsm

Ivory Card Hammered 255gsm

Fleck Kraft Card 250gsm

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

Stick it! 3D Foam Squares (940 pcs)

Stick it! Double Sided Tape 6mm

• You will also need:

• Critter stamps

• Oval die

• Die cutting machine

• Heat gun

• Clear embossing powder

• White embossing powder

• Watercolour paints

• Versamark ink pad (black and clear)

• Sequins or gems

To make the card base I cut a piece of Baby Pink Plain Card 240gsm in half (vertically) and scored the middle and folded this in half. I then cut down a piece of Ivory Card Hammered 255gsm to make my card front. I adhered this to my card base using Stick it! Double Sided Tape 6mm. I then die cut a scallop using a piece of Fleck Kraft Card 250gsm. I then heat embossed my sentiment onto the die using white embossing powder and placed this in the center of my card.

I then stamped my images and heat embossed them onto a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm. After this step I water coloured the images. You will need to heat emboss your images to make sure that there is no ink that has run while you add your water colour. I also use my heat gun to dry the images. Once dry I cut the images out and placed then onto my card front using some Stick it! 3D Foam Squares (940 pcs).

The last step is to add your sequins or gems. I always use Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml to stick down any embellishments.

I hope you have fun making this card.

Thanks for stopping by today

Vic

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Wonderful you

Good morning friends! Today I am up on the Papermilldirect blog with this card tutorial.

Sometimes its hard to make a card for someone who may be feeling a bit low, so I kept this card today clean and simple.

The products I used are:

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

Stick it! 3D Foam Squares (940 pcs)

You will also need:

• A piece of vellum (or you can die cut another piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm)

• Stamps of your choice ( I choose this bear and mushroom)

• Twine

• Border edge die

• Scallop oval die

• Die cutting machine

• Embossing powder

• Zig markers or colouring medium of your choice

• Clear embossing powder

• sequins

• Black pigment ink pad

To start with I made my card base using a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm. I cut this in half, scored and folded in half to make my card base. I then cut an A5 card front with the rest of my card.

With the card front you will need to get your border dies and run this through the left edge of the card. If you don’t have any border dies you can emboss this if you like. I then stamped my greeting at the top of the card. After this you will need to die cut your vellum shape.

The next step is to stamp your images using pigment ink onto some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and sprinkle some clear embossing powder over the top and heat set this. This will stop your water colouring running and leaving a mess. If you are using marker pens or pencils you don’t need to do this step, just use your normal stamp pad. The pigment ink pad will let the embossing powder stick. After this is heat set use your watercolours gently.

Once you have cut the images out you will need to stick your vellum die cut down. I used some Stick it! 3D Foam Squares (940 pcs) and put them where the bear would be so no foam squares are showing. You will then need to stick down your images. To stick the sequins I

used some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

Thanks for stopping by today I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Vic

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Seaside shaker card

Hello! As we’re in summer I thought it would be fun to make a seaside shaker card.

You can read my full tutorial on the Papermilldirect blog.

The products you need to make this card are:

The products I used are:

Turquoise Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Black Plain Card 250gsm

Stick it! 3D Foam Squares (940 pcs)

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

You will also need:

• Seaside stamps (or your choice of stamps)

• circle die

• die cutting machine

• acetate

• markers

• white embossing powder

• heat gun

• sequins

To start with I made my card base using a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm which I cut in half, scored and folded. I then cut down a piece of Turquoise Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm to an A5 size. You will also need to do this with a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm. You should now have two pieces of A5 card.

With your piece of Turquoise Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm you will need to die cut a circle. This will leave you with a window. After this you need to cut a piece of acetate and adhere this down behind your window. I used some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml for this and placed a stamp block onto both pieces while it dried.

Now with your A5 piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm I stamped a whole scene onto this, as this will show through your window. I also stamped all my sea creatures too and coloured them in on a separate piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm. You will then need to cut all your images out except the ones that are on your A5 White Card Super Smooth 300gsm.

Its now time to make the shaker. I used some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm and placed this around my White Card Super Smooth 300gsm backer. This piece will be visible through your shaker window. Your card front will cover the foam tape so be careful not to get any tape near your window. I then added sequins and placed my card front carefully over the top. Now your shaker card is nearly complete. I added the sea creatures around the circle window.

The last step is to get a piece of Black Plain Card 250gsm and heat emboss your sentiment. I then placed this on the bottom of the card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. I then added some sequin stones to finish the card off. These were adhered down using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

I hope you have fun creating this shaker card!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Vic