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A very big Christmas card

Hello crafty friends! I hope you are having a good start to the weekend.

I’ve made a very long Christmas card that I struggled to get it all in the frame but here it is:

I’ve used lots of Uniquely creative stamps for this one:

Love you deerly stamp set

Christmas sentiments stamp set

Sloth pals stamp set

Polar pals stamp set

Eucalyptus forest die

I made the background using distress ink and ink blended the colours together. I then heat embossed white snowflakes and inked up the Eucalyptus forest die. After adhering the dies down I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder.

I then stamped and coloured all the images and adhered them to the card. For a bit of extra fun I added some thread and beads that the sloths are holding from the trees.

This card is made using a whole piece of A4 card folded lengthways so that’s why there’s lots of cute images on the card.

Thanks for stopping by today have a lovely weekend!

Vic

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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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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

Monster Card

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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A soft and pretty valentines card

Hello!

With Valentine’s Day tomorrow I thought I better make a card (any excuse to craft) ha ha!

So for this card I wanted to do some heat embossing and I used some silver embossing powder by wow embossing. The beautiful flower stamps are by Uniquely creative kits January mini stamp and colour kit . I used a red watercolour and watered it down for a soft pink.

The gorgeous card is Papermilldirect .

I hope you have a wonderful day and if your celebrating Valentine’s Day have a great day tomorrow.

Vic

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Watercolour Fairy Card

Hello friends.

I am up on the papermilldirect blog today.

I have this sweet fairy card today and I have used my watercolour paint to make this background.

Products used:

You will also need:

  • Watercolour paints and a brush 
  • Heat gun

Uniquely creative garden fairies stamp set

  • Versamark ink pad
  • White embossing powder (WOW)
  • Black embossing powder (WOW)
  • Sequins
  • Nuvo Drops

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To make my card base I trimmed down a piece of Blu Navy Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsm to 4 1/8 and scored at 5 7/8. I then trimmed down a piece of White Card Hopsack 255gsm for my card front. Once this is done I used my watercolour paints to make the night time sky. I added the blues, pinks and yellows first before adding the black paint. You will then need to use your heat gun to dry this or you can leave it for a few hours to dry.

I then stamped the fairy images with Versamark ink and used black embossing powder to heat set this. I used a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and very gently watercoloured the images in. If you use embossing powder your paint should not run.

I then trimmed down a piece of Black Plain Card 250gsm and heat embossed the sentiment using some white embossing powder and my heat gun. I adhered this to my card front using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. I then adhered the whole panel and my images to my card base using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish off the card I used some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml and added some sequins. I then added some white nuvo drops to the card to make them look like stars in the sky.

I had so much fun experimenting with watercolour paints onto different card stock. I always use a small amount of water when using watercolour paints so that the card doesn’t get too saturated and rip.

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Stand strong

Hello again! Two posts from me today as I am up on the Papermilldirect blog today with this card:

It’s always a great feeling when you have made someone feel good about themselves and I have made a card that will be sure to brighten their day. 

Products used:

You will also need:

  • Flowers and Koala stamp (Uniquely creative stamps)
  • Zig real brush markers
  • Versamark ink
  • Heat gun
  • Gold and black embossing powder (WOW)
  • Gems (Uniquely creative)

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To make the card base I trimmed down a piece of New Lilac Smooth Card 240gsm to 4 1/8 and scored at 5 7/8. I then trimmed down a piece of White Card Linen 255gsm and stamped the greeting onto this I then adhered this onto my card base with Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then stamped my images onto White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and heat embossed the images with gold and black embossing powder. I then water coloured the images with my Zig brush pens. After this is complete trim the images out and adhere onto your card with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I added a few gems to complete the card.

Thank you for reading!

Vic