Saturday 23 March 2019

Free spirit

The teal shades in the latest Fabscraps collection, Free spirit, are delightful. 
For the first card, I prepared an ecru card base and topped it with one of the plain papers. One of the pretty prints on the 30x30 papers was used next and that was followed with a square, also from the printed designs.

The flowers were made using Lady E design flowers 005 die, on smooth white cardstock. They were coloured using the oasis green ink and Brilliance lavender ink. Some sisal, twine and a piece of gauze coloured with the oasis green ink were added to complete the card.

For the next card, I added some yellow flowers made using Heartfelt Creations tulip time stamps, dies and tulip shaping mould.

The 8x8 Free spirit paper pack contains 3 designs of lovely eucalyptus prints and on the reverse side you will find matching plain colours. To help broaden your scope for making cards, we have added 3 sheets of the co-ordinating 30x30xm papers to this set.

There is also an A carder's pack, with several additional elements for you to use on your cards.

Thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoyed your short stay. Have a lovely day.
Marie Smith

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Pink poppies

Poppies have a defined structure with lots of creases in their petals.
Pretty pink poppies are, however, easy to create when you use the Heartfelt Creations Blazing poppies stamp and die set and the 3D floral basics shaping mould.

Follow these easy steps to create pretty poppies for your next paper-crafting project, whether it is a card or a scrapbook page.

Step1: Use a stamping tool such as the Misti or a Stamping buddy and Ranger Archival ink in rose madder to stamp the flowers on heavy cardstock such as 240gsm.

Step 2: Use daubers, the rose madder archival ink and Versanagic pink grapefruit ink to randomly add colour to the stamped flowers.

Step 3: Use the co-ordinating dies and a die-cutting machine to cut out the flowers.

Step 4: Place the die-cut flowers in the flower shaping mould. You can place up to three layers of flowers in the mould, depending on the thickness of paper you are using. Close the mould and roll through the die-cutting machine, using the stack as prescribed for your machine.

TIP: The packaging of the flower shaping mould has a web page address where you can check the compatibility of and stack for your machine.

Step 5: Tip the flowers out of the mould. Place them facing up on a flower-shaping mat and press down in the centre of each with a ball tool.

Step 6: Complete the flowers by gluing two flowers together for each flower. Then use die-cut or artificial stamens and tiny balls such as Prills on the centre of each flower.

TIP: You may add some shine by using Crystal Clear glitter and Dries clear glue.

I hope you enjoyed your short visit and found the tutorial helpful. I appreciate feedback and will love it if you could find a few seconds to leave a comment.
Have a great day and week.
Marie Smith