21 April 2016

I wish for you.....

Hello fellow Crafters

WHAT!!! Where has April gone, this is crazy.  This is the start of a very busy time of the year for me and my family.  So many birthdays and anniversaries so I have put my scrapbooking on the back burner for a little while whilst I create cards to cover all these celebrations.
So today, for you, I created a quick but still very pretty card using the Magnolia Lane collection by Sue Smyth. 

1. Start with creating a 4"x6" card base in Pandora pink cardstock from Ultimate Crafts.  
2. Cut a piece of 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" Snow White cardstock from Ultimate Crafts.
3. Using the Petite & Tied Together embossing folder, ink the inside front of the folder with a matching pink ink. Insert the white cardstock and run through your bigshot, cuttlebug or other machine.  Ink the edges with the pink ink.

 4. Next, I then took some of the pink decorative lace ribbon and attached it using double sided tape to the embossed cardstock.  To  remove any stickness that remain from behind the ribbon, I chose to add some white glitter over the lace.  This worked perfectly, and you can see the glitter through the lace.

5. Using the Rose Cutting die cut out a Snow White and Pandora rose.  Cut two of the leaves in a dark green Cypress Pine Ultimate Craft cardstock.

6. Take one of the paper magolias and spritz the centre with a pink ink. Set aside to dry or blast it with your heat gun.  Once dry use some Glitzin Glamour in Crystalina to bling up the flower.  I find using my finger is the easiest as I can control the amount better.
7. Fussy cut a butterfly.  Because my 12"x12" paper stack was nearly finished I decided to cut up the front cover, and low and behold there was a butterfly on it.  Because it was in a heavier weight card it will hold it's 3D shape well.

8.  I headed to my 6"x6" paper stack and cut out on of the small sayings and mounted it on some of the Pandora pink cardstock.
 9. Now construct your card.  Don't forget to add a little bling.  I used the Bling Flourishes  from the collection.
Check out some of the closeups below.

ULT157271 - Magnolia Lane - Petite & Tied Together embossing folder
ULT157508 - Magnolia Lane - Paper Magnolias
ULT157523 - Magnolia Lane - Rose Cutting Die
ULT157499 - Magnolia Lane - Bling Flourishes
ULT157505 - Magnolia Lane - Decorative Lace Ribbon
ULT15157496 - Magnolia Lane - 6"x6" paper stack
ULT200001 - Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Snow White
ULT200007 - Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Obsidian
ULT200031 - Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Cypress Pine
CO721971 - Glitzin Glamour - Crystallina 
CO721984 - 12mm Double Sided Tape
CO724389 - Turbo Precision Glue Pen

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Enjoy your craft time,
Anita E

8 April 2016

Thank You

Welcome back Everyone,

Slowly slowly I am building up my beautiful card collection.  I created this card for my Design Team post on the Couture Creations blog.

1. To start I cut a piece of cardstock in a sand colour into 10" x 7" and folded it in half to create a 5"x7 card base.  Using the SWEET MUSIC patterned paper cut a 5"x7" mat and in the BUTTERFLIES AND LACE patterned paper cut a 6" x 3 3/4" mat.  Distress the edges of both pieces.

2. Die cut a MAGNOLIA DOILY in white cardstock. Oh my, how I love this die!!!!

3. So that we can see some of the sand colour base from behind the SWEET MUSIC patterned paper ensure that when you attach tape to the reverse do not take the tape right to the edges.  This will allow you to manipulate the patterned paper to show some of the sand coloured card base.  Once you have attached it use your fingers to stress and roll the edges more.
Check out the next photos.

3. Attach the smaller BUTTERFLIES AND LACE on top of the SWEET MUSIC paper that you have already mounted on to the card front. I then attached a strip of matching lace to the right edge of the patterned paper and attached the doily to the left side snipping any overhang off.

 4.  Take two of the paper magnolias.  For one of them we only want the very centre petals with the centre stamen.  I chose a shimmer brown shaded mist and sprayed both the flowers then set them aside to dry.

4. I used some of the Couture Creations VICTORIAN RECTANGLE nesting dies to create the mat for the card sentiment.  I die cut base on to some of the bottom edge of the BUTTERFLIES AND LACE patterned paper so that the bottom half had some flowers and the top half had the script writing. 
Attach a piece of the White Decorative Lace across the centre with some tape or glue, add some foam dots to the back of the tag.
Die cut the Thank You sentiment from the THANK YOU TAG SET and mount on a piece of SWEET MUSIC patterned paper and round the end if you chose.
Glue on the sentiment and mount on to the nesting die with some foam dots.

5. Fussy cut some flowers, leaves and a butterfly.

6. Now layer your bits and pieces to construct your card.  I added some of the Bling flourishes as well as a couple of extra pink flowers and some stems with pink buds, along with a blinged up hat pin.
I think it came out pretty nice, don't you think.

Below are some closeups of the finished card.


Thank you so much for stopping by. 
I hope you all stay crafty!!

Cheers for now
Anita xx