Wednesday 17 October 2012

Halloween Scary House Mouse

Today’s card demonstrates how you can adapt your existing stamps to use for one-off events, without needing to invest in specialist stamps that will only get occasional use.

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Joanna Sheen House Mouse Ice Cream Stamp set
Colouring Mediums: Memento London Fog, Promarker Pens
Paper & Card: Best Creations, plain from stash
Tools: Silhouette Cameo, Big Shot Pro, Spellbinders Grand
Embellishments: Felt Spider Web Coaster, hand-made Pearl & Crystal Hat Pins, owl charm, Banner cut from Cameo, organza ribbon

With a little imagination, you can easily adapt your stamps. From Joanna Sheen’s Ice Cream stamp set, I took the little party house mouse (pictured right) and “halloweened” him by adding a witch’s hat cut out on my Silhouette Cameo to hide his party hat. Ta Da (picture left) I’m really pleased with the effect, I think he's really bewitching - both cute and scary!

Whilst I am talking about adapting things, the spider’s web is from a set of felt spiders web coasters that I bought very inexpensively from Asda’s. My top tip is to buy up these sorts of embellishments when they are marked down after the event, for use the following year! That’s what I did with the gorgeous Best Creations cardstock, although I then had to wait almost a full year to use them (patience not being my strong point)!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Cards For Men - Orange & Black


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Thursday 11 October 2012

Inkadinkado Morphic Birds

Hello and today’s card features a number of different techniques, so can you spot all the techniques? Look for:

Stamping onto Acetate ● Gilding Flakes on Acetate ● Paper Punching ● Flower Sculpting ● Digital Die Cutting ● Manual Die Cutting ● Accenting

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Inkadinkado morphic birds
Colouring Mediums: Stazon Black Inkpad
Paper & Card: DCWV Far East Stack, Stardream Metallic Cappuccino, Conqueror Iridescent Morphing Mauve
Tools: Spellbinder Die, Silhouette Cameo, BigShot, Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page, cake decorating
Embellishments: Gilding Flakes

To make the focal point for this card, I first stamped the gorgeous Morphing Birds stamp by Inkadinkado onto clear acetate using Stazon ink. I then carefully painted gilding size glue onto the reverse and set aside to dry (15-30mins). Next came fun with gilding flakes, which I applied over the size and then buffed gently to achieve the burnished finish. Finally, I trimmed the image, leaving a small border of clear acetate.

I’ve had this DCWV Far East cardstock pack for ages, and I just used 1 sheet featuring the dragon and birdcage images to make both mats and then used the offcuts to die cut the flowers and the bird cage. To make the latter, I used my Silhouette Cameo. For the flowers, I cut multiple flowers using Spellbinders Rose Creations, then shaped the petals using my PME cake decorating tool to make them “cup”.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
The Stamp Man - Butterflies, Birds and Bees
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