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Crikey old mate!

Hello crafty friends.

I have a fun koala card on the papermilldirect blog today. I wanted to make a dark background with some leaves and coloured them in.

I love making people laugh and this sweet Koala card is sure to bring a smile to someone’s face. 

You will need:

You will also need:

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To make the card base I trimmed down a piece of Black Plain Card 240gsm to 4 1/4 inches and then scored the card at 5 7/8 inches.

Next I trimmed the card front piece using White Card Super Smooth 250gsm. I trimmed this a little bit smaller than the card base. I then used the large leaf die and stamped a background of leaves. Using some green copic markers I coloured all the leaves in. I then used a dark grey and black marker to colour the whole background in. This does take time but I think its really worth it as I had lots of fun colouring the background. I then used some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm and adhered this to my card base.

Next I stamped the koalas onto a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and coloured them in. I then trimmed them out and started die cutting some leaves. I used a piece of Xmas Green Double Sided Pearlised Card 300gsm for this. I then adhered the leaves and koalas down with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm and Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

Next I heat embossed the sentiments using white embossing powder onto some more Black Plain Card 240gsm. I trimmed these down and adhered onto the card with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish the card off I added some gems.

I hope this inspires you to make your own background.

Thank you for stopping by today

Vic

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Bloom card

Hello crafty friends.

I have a pretty bloom card up on the Papermilldirect blog. I love using different colours of card and making bright cards.

For this card you will need:

You will also need:

  • Floral Stamp (Uniquely Creative)
  • Copic Markers
  • Score tool and ruler
  • Heat Gun
  • Versamark Ink
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Birthday Sentiment (Uniquely Creative)
  • Sequins

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To start with I made my card base using a piece of Apple Green Card Plain 240gsm which I trimmed down to 4 1/4″ and scored at 5 7/8 inches. I then trimmed down a smaller piece of Baby Pink Plain Card 240gsm. Using a ruler and scoring tool I added some embossed lines. I adhered this to my card base using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then stamped and coloured my floral image onto some White Card Super Smooth 250gsmand trimmed this out. I then adhered this image to the middle of my card using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

Next I heat embossed the greeting onto a piece of Black Plain Card 240gsm and adhered this onto my card.

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

I hope this card inspires you to make something today.

Happy crafting!

Vic

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Thinking of you

Hello friends!

I have a thinking of you card up on the papermilldirect blog today.

I love using my copic markers but unless its a copic friendly card it will run and bleed and completely ruin your colouring. I thought I would try colouring on the Sirio Colour Card and I couldn’t believe that it didn’t run the colour from the markers! I’m so impressed!

To make this card you will need:

You will also need:

  • Floral Stamps (Uniquely Creative)
  • Sentiment (Uniquely Creative)
  • Copic Markers
  • Gems
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Heat Gun
  • Versamark Ink

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To start with I made my card base using Perla Sirio Colour Card 290gsm which I trimmed at 4 1/4″ and scored at 5 7/8″. I then trimmed down a piece of Nude Sirio Colour Card 290gsm a little bit smaller than the card front.

Next I stamped some floral branches onto the Nude Sirio Colour Card 290gsm to make a background. Once this was completed I coloured in the branches with my copic markers. I honestly thought the colour would bleed a little bit and I was so happy when it didn’t. I will definitely be doing this technique again.

Once all the branches were coloured in I adhered this onto my card base using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then heat embossed the sentiment onto a piece of Navy Plain Card 240gsm and trimmed this down. I adhered to my card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

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

I hope you give this a try and don’t be scared to experiment with different cards and your markers.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Vic

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A sweet swan card

Hello friends!

I have a copic coloured background card for you today.

I don’t usually colour a whole background in markers but I actually really found this fun! If you haven’t tried doing this then I urge you to give it a go. In fact I went on to make more cards like this.

Here’s how I created mine:

I firstly stamped the images onto a piece of card. I’ve used Uniquely creative hey mama stamps for the swans.

I then coloured the swan images in with my copic markers.

I then used a darker shade of copic markers to colour the whole background in. I saved this part for last incase I messed up the colour of the swans as I didn’t want to waste any ink.

I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.

Now I’m not going to lie this took a little while to colour but I found it really relaxing and it’s nice to experiment too!

I will be sharing my other cards I made soon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Vic

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A card for a bookworm

Hello crafty friends!

I have a sweet card on the Papermilldirect blog today and it’s great for the bookworms!

Here’s the tutorial:

Good Morning Vic here today. I love how easy it is to ink blend on cards using White Card Super Smooth 250gsm. If you haven’t tried using this card its one of my favorites and I use it on pretty much all my cards.

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What you will need:

You will also need:

To make the card base I trimmed down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and I trimmed this to 4 1/4″ and scored at 5 7/8″.

I then used another piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm which is for the card front. I started by gently applying the inks with a sponge applicator and adding more colour as I went along. Once the colours start building up I gently blended them together. Once this was completed I used some Stick it! Double Sided Tape 6mm and adhered this to the card base. 

I then stamped my images onto some more White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and coloured them in. Once this was done I cut them out and adhered them onto the card base using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish off the card I used a piece of Black Plain Card 240gsm and stamped the greeting with versamark ink. I then sprinkled on some white embossing powder and heat set this with my gun. I then trimmed this out and adhered this onto the card with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I think this will be great to send to someone who loves reading. Its such a fun card and adding ink to your cards can really brighten them up. 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I hope you have fun making your cards!

Vic

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Super stoked for you

Hello friends!

I’ve made this cute card with the new Uniquely creative stamp and colour kit good onya it’s such a fun kit!

I thought it would be fun to have a hidden fold on the card front. I used the Cross stitch circle frames die and just partially cut it so that the side of the card would not cut. I then used the Triangle fade stencil and ink blended the background.

I think it’s always fun to add a hidden element to your cards.

Have a great weekend!

Vic

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You’re capable of amazing things

Hello friends!

Sometimes it’s nice to send a card to give someone a boost and I have this sweet card up today on the Papermilldirect blog.

Here’s the tutorial:

I have this sweet card today that would be lovely to send to someone who needs a little bit of love. 

You will need:

You will also need:

  • Bear stamps (My Favorite Things)
  • Greeting (Uniquely creative )
  • Clear Nuvo Drops
  • Copic Markers
  • Rectangle dies
  • White Embossing Powder (WOW)
  • Heat Gun
  • Versamark Ink Pad
  • Heart Die

Bear Pmd

To make the card base I trimmed down a piece of Perla Sirio Colour Card 290gsm to 4 1/8″. I scored this at 5 7/8″.

I then trimmed down a piece of White Card Hammered 255gsm and adhered this onto my card front using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then placed two rectangle dies onto a piece of Persian Pink Pearlised Card 300gsm to make a frame and I adhered this onto the card front with Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

I then stamped and coloured the bears onto a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and trimmed them out. I adhered these onto the bottom of my card using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then heat embossed the sentiment onto a piece of Black Plain Card 240gsm and trimmed this down and adhered to the top of the card using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish the card off I added a few drops of clear Nuvo Drops. I also die cut a heart using some Perla Sirio Colour Card 290gsm.

I think this card is sweet and will hopefully bring some love to the recipient.

Thanks for stopping by

Vic

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You are loved

Hi there!

I am up on the papermilldirect blog today with a sweet “you are loved” card. Sometimes it’s nice just to let someone know you are thinking about them so here’s the tutorial:

I have a really sweet card that is perfect for someone you love.

You will need:

You will also need:

  • Bear stamp (Pretty Pink Posh)
  • You are Loved Greeting (Uniquely Creative)
  • Copic Markers
  • Versamark Ink Pad
  • Memento Ink Pad
  • White Embossing Powder (WOW)
  • Heart Die (Paper Smooches)
  • Heat Gun

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To make the card base I trimmed down a piece of Pesca Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsm to 4 1/8 inches and I then scored halfway at 5 7/8 inches. I then trimmed down a piece of Slate Grey Smooth Card 240gsm slightly smaller than the card base. I adhered this onto the card base with Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then stamped the bear onto some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and coloured him in with copic markers. This card is great for alcohol markers as it does not bleed. I trimmed him out and then stamped the greeting with Versafine ink onto a piece of Black Plain Card 250gsm. I sprinkled white embossing powder over the top and heat set this with my heat gun. I then trimmed the greeting out.

I adhered the bear onto the card using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. I then adhered the greeting over the top using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish the card off I die cut a very small heart using some Scarlet Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm and adhered this onto the card with some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

This is great for a masculine card you can change the greeting for whatever the occasion may be.

thanks for stopping by by!

Vic

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A fun dragon birthday card

Hello!

I am up on the papermilldirect blog today with a fun birthday card.

Here’s the tutorial:

If you have any or Papermilldirect’s bright colour card at home you will know how fun they are to make crafts with. 

For this card I used:

You will also need:

  • Dragon Stamps (My Favorite Things)
  • Alphabet Die
  • Zig Brush Markers
  • Black Ink (My Favorite Things)
  • Grass die (My Favorite Things)
  • Nuvo Drops
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Birthday Greeting (Uniquely Creative)
  • Versamark Ink and a heat gun

Dragon

To make the card base I trimmed down a piece of Turquoise Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm to 4 1/8 Inches and I scored this at 5 7/8 Inches. I then trimmed down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm a bit smaller than the card base and adhered this to my base using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then stamped the images onto a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and lightly water coloured the images in. I trimmed these out and put them aside.

I then stamped the greeting onto a piece of New Lilac Smooth Card 240gsm and heat embossed this with white embossing powder. I trimmed this down and adhered onto the top of the card with some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

For the next part I die cut the words Hooray using some Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsmand adhered them onto the card with Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

I then die cut the grass using some Apple Green Card Plain 240gsm and adhered this down using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. I then added the dragons using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish the card off I used some Nuvo Drops.

I love how bright this card turned out and it will certainly make someone smile on their birthday.

Thank you so much for stopping by today,

Vic

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A fun happy birthday card

Good morning!

I am up on the papermilldirect blog today with a fun birthday card.

Here’s the tutorial:

I am really loving Papermilldirect’s Turquoise Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm its so beautiful and the colour always makes me smile. So I have made a long card using this card and I think its turned out fun.

For this card you will need:

You will also need:

  • Bunny and chick stamps (Mama Elephant)
  • Copic markers 
  • Alphabet Die
  • Heart Balloon Die (Paper Smooches)
  • Twine
  • Nuvo Drops

Bday

For the card base I scored a piece of Turquoise Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm lengthways at 4 1/8 inches. I then trimmed down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm a bit smaller and adhered this onto the card base using some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

Using some more White Card Super Smooth 300gsm I stamped and coloured all the images and then trimmed them out. Place these aside for a moment.

For the Happy Birthday greeting I die cut each letter out using:

I adhered them all down to my card using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

I then die cut a hear balloon using Baby Pink Plain Card 240gsm. With one of the images I tied some twine to the balloon and stuck the other piece behind the bunny using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. I then adhered the images down using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish the card off I added a few drops of Nuvo Drops to the card.

I love how fun and colourful this card turned out. Papermilldirect have a huge selection of card so feel free to use other colours.

Have fun making this card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Vic