Tuesday 31 May 2016

Tree tag on embossed woodgrain background

Hi everyone, I've been playing with frantage embossing enamel again, it's such great fun!

Cuttlebug Mania has an embossing theme. I've used Papertrey Ink's woodgrain texture plate to emboss my background. I love the softer look texture plates give over regular embossing folders.

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday has an anything goes challenge this week.

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MFT tag stax die; Memory Box Arboscello tree die; {a[ertrey Ink woodgrain texture plate; aged silver frantage embossing enamel; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting, Cathy x

Sunday 22 May 2016

Gold embossed vellum flowers

Hi everyone, I tried a new technique (for me) on these flowers, colouring the vellum on the back with alcohol markers. I love the soft look it gives.
 I also fussy cut a white flower to sit under each coloured bloom as I didn't want the greenery to show through the top layer.

I'm linking up to a few challenges:

Addicted to Stamps & More has a CAS theme.

 CAS Mix up Card Challenge.
I've heat embossed the stamped flowers, used fussy cutting, dry embossing, and die cutting.

Allsorts are celebrating their 7th birthday with a birthday theme. Congratulations!

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AAA Cards are celebrating their 2nd birthday with a birthday themed challenge and a blog hop.

Seize the Birthday has a toppings option of dimension.
I popped my flowers up with foam dots, and the embossed base also adds extra dimension.


Sizzix dot matrix embossing folder; Stampin Up flower stamp; vellum;  versamark ink and gold embossing powder; Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday to you die; gold shimmer paper; chameleon alcohol markers; Elizabeth Crafts curvy leaf die.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Thursday 19 May 2016

Embossed butterflies & a stencil.

Hi everyone, I'm not sure where the last few weeks went !
There's been quite a few things to deal with so sadly I've not had the time or energy to make cards.
Hopefully I'm back on track now.

This background has been sitting on my desk for ages. I sprayed Hueys mists and Goosebumps through a stencil. The Goosebumps spray gives a lovely texture and resists the ink, bit hard to see in the pic though.

The butterflies are from  Darkroom Door set that I've had for ages too, although I'd never used this one. I used Versafine ink, clear embossed them, then coloured with Inktense pencils.

I'm linking up to a few challenges:

Anything but Cute are celebrating their 1st anniversary. Congratulations!
Mixed media is not my usual style but I'm incorporating elements of it into my clean and layered style and trying to mix it up!. I love playing with inks and trying new techniques.

CAS Mix up card challenge

I've used stamping, heat embossing. stencilling with sprays and goosebump texture, die cutting and fussy cutting.

Bizzy Bec's Store Blog has an anything goes theme.

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Word Art Wednesday also has an anything goes theme.

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Darkroom Door Wings stamp; versafine ink, clear ep: Memory Box texture diamond stencil; Hueys mists; Goosebumps texture spray; Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday to you die (modified to suit).

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Tuesday 3 May 2016

Embossed Floral tag

Hi everyone, it's Mother's Day here on Sunday so I'm looking forward to a day of relaxing, doing whatever I want! (We'll see what happens lol)

I stamped 2 of these Penny Black flowers, fussy cut the centre from one and popped it up on the other to add dimension. I coloured them with a deep rose inktense pencil.
The texture on the base card was done with a Papertrey Ink impression plate. I think the sandwich in my Bigshot Plus was wrong but I love the subtle effect.

I'm linking up to the anything goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

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My greenery is diecut from a scrap of white card coloured with distress ink.Using  snippets means I can visit the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

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The Card Concept has a spring flowers theme this gorgeous inspiration pic. My card is in the clean and layered category.

Penny Black For you stamp; Poppystampe meadow leaf die; MFT tag stax dies; Simon Says Stamp Mum die; distress inks; Inktense pencil; Papertrey Ink giga guide impression plate; flower bling.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Monday 2 May 2016

Birthday stars

Hi everyone, I need some masculine birthday cards, so I'm using up some watercoloured paper smooshed through some diluted dylusions ink, along with a new toy, the starlit breeze die.

I've diecut some stars from scraps of silver shimmer paper to pop back in to the panel, and my happy diecut looks silvery and black thanks to some aged black frantage enamel.

I'm linking up to Simon Says Stamp Monday where the theme is to use some metal,
I hope the silver paper and frantage enamel are ok as faux metal.

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At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday it's anything goes.

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At Addicted to Stamps & More it's anything goes.

Seize the Birthday  is also anything goes.

and there's a  new theme at CAS Mix Up Card Challenge, I've heat embossed with frantage enamel, stamped the small sentiment and used smooshing with inks.

Kaisercraft mini birthday stamp; versafine ink & clear ep; Memory Box starlit breeze die; Poppystamps jumbled birthday die; dylusions inks; silver shimmer paper; Stampendous aged black frantage enamel.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x