Here’s the last few cards for my upcoming classes:
Unfortunately the photo doesn’t really show this card in it’s fully sparkly glory – the baubles are covered in Glamour Dust and are so sparkly in real life. This lovely stamp set is from Dawn Bibby’s new collection (available to buy from The Craft Channel TV).
Lots of different techniques and styles for everyone to try for this class – I think it’s going to be a fun and busy day!
Miri has chosen an interesting challenge for us this week at the Daring Cardmakers. She wants to know -What do you do besides crafting? What do you do for a living? Tell us about your (former) job and show us something "job-related" on your card (Computers? People? Office supplies? Clothes? Plants? ...)
Well, I work for Vodafone as a PA, so I thought I’d feature either a typewriter, computer or a mobile phone on my card, but when I looked through my supplies, the best I could find was an ‘old school’ phone. I thought that was nicer though, so went with it, and to tie it in even more with my job I coloured it in Vodafone red.
Pop over to the blog to see what everyone else has made this week – and as well as an interesting mix of cards there’s an interesting mix of jobs!
Amongst a huge to-do list of commissions this weekend I finally got time to open the stamp sets from this month and last months SSS kit. I needed to make a couple of cards for friends so it was the perfect excuse to use them.
Firstly a card from this month’s kit. I love this heart stamp – it’s not the style of stamp I’d usually go for (but that’s why I signed up for the kits in the first place, it’s nice to get different supplies and come up with different ideas than you might normally).
I stamped the heart with brass embossing powder onto watercolour cardstock, then added a watercolour background with my Gansai Tambi paints. Once dry I mounted the card on a piece of pinky/red cardstock and added to the cardfront. The greeting is from an older Avery Elle stamp set which is heat embossed with white powder on black card.
For my second card, I used last month’s stamp set. I needed a 40th card for a friend of Andy’s, so I thought this set would be ideal – balloons are always good for male cards.
It’s hard to see from the photo, but the 40 is cut from the Lil’ Inker Stitched Numbers die set, and I coated the numbers with glossy accents. The balloons have also been covered with some Wink of Stella brush pen. All the supplies are listed below in case you want to be enabled :)
For the month of October, everyone at Kuretake is taking place in the annual Inktober celebrations. There’s a theme for each day, with lots of prizes on offer for those joining in. All the details of the themes can be found on the Kuretake UK Facebook page.
The theme for today is ‘Window’, so I decided to create a shaker window card with a nice Christmas theme.
I stamped the background with the Snowy Backdrop stamp set from Lawn Fawn and embossed it with white embossing powder so that it would resist the paint. Then I created a pretty blue background using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours. I stamped the village scene and trees from the Lawn Fawn Ready, Set Snow stamp set and coloured everything with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I added some clear Wink of Stella brush pen to the trees and the snowy slopes for some realistic snowy shimmer.
I put some shimmery clear sequins in the shaker to go with the snowy theme.
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