Monday, June 29, 2020

Going Western


Hello Everyone!!  Today I have another Shirt Card for you!!  This time I've gone with a western style theme.  I've used the Couture Collection Dies for the base card - cut out of brown card - and then the Everyday Shirt Dies to decorate the front.  I've used the Cool and Casual paper collection for the pattern and accented with brown card for the trim, buttons and pocket.

These are so quick and easy to make and such a fun card to give to any male in your life.  Let's face it, masculine cards are often known as "The Dreaded MAN Card" to most of us, so anything that makes it easier has got to be a bonus!

Stamps - NONE
Ink - NONE
Paper - Divinity Designs Cool and Casual, Brown
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: Couture Collection, Everyday Shirt; Glue

That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Friday, June 26, 2020

It's Your Day!


Hello Everyone!  After a rough year, I have finally got out my markers and pencils and coloured this big, beautiful bloom from Power Poppy!  It is so commanding of center stage that I really didn't have to do much else to make this shine!

I have a white base and cream layer.  The next layer started as a piece of white card which I then used a blender brush and some Bundled Sage, Brushed Corduroy and a touch of Peacock Feathers.  I've stamped the sentiment from Strong and Beautiful in Vintage Sepia ink in the corner.  Next I've die cut the 'bricks' using white card and Texture 4 Die by Paper Rose.  I've stamped the flower and leaves from Abundant Petals (FYI, this flower also comes in Digital - Big Flouncy Peony) in black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics and some pencil, fussy cut (because I masked this instead of using the matching die!  D'OH!) and then popped up on foam tape.  To finish I've added a few cream sequins.

Stamps - Abundant Petals, Strong and Beautiful (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Black, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Distress Inks: Bundled Sage, Brushed Corduroy, Peacock Feathers
Paper - X-press It Blending card, White, Cream
Accessories - Paper Rose Texture 4 Die, Cream Sequins, X-press It Foam Tape

That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Shirt for Dad


Hello Everyone! Today I have a card I've made using the new Everyday Shirt Die by Divinity Designs.  This is such a fun set and sooooooo quick and easy to make a card for a male in your life!  You do need the Couture Collection Dies for the base card (here I used blue card) and then the Everyday Shirt for the rest - here I've used Cool and Casual paper (there are so fun patterns in this paper collection to make a variety of different shirts) and the same blue card for the trims and pocket.  The 'Father' is a diecut using blue card and the Family Names 1 Die Set and I added a little airbrushing with B95 Copic.  You'll be amazed how quickly you can make these cards which I'm sure will bring a smile to the recipient!  :)

Stamps - NONE
Ink - NONE
Paper - Divinity Designs Cool and Casual, Blue
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: Everyday Shirt, Couture Collection, Family Names 1; Glue

That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Friday, June 12, 2020

Footsteps and a Suit!


Hello Everyone!!  Today I'm playing with the latest release by Divinity Designs!  For my first project I've made a milk carton using the Milk Carton with Layers Dies to cut the cream base and By The Shore paper layers.  I've used Curvy Slopes to cut another piece of By The Shore paper and attached to the bottom of the carton.  Next I stamped the footprints from Footsteps Stamp/Die Duo in Tea Dye ink and die cut with the matching die.  Next I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in Vintage Sepia and die cut with Scalloped Ovals (brushing some Antique Linen ink on while still in the die) and pop up on X-press It Foam Tape.

Stamps - Footsteps (Divinity Designs)
Ink - Tea Dye and Versafine Vintage Sepia, Antique Linen
Paper - Divinity Designs By The Shore, Cream
Accessories -  Divinity Designs Dies: Milk Carton with Layers, Curvy Slopes, Scalloped Ovals; X-press It Foam Tape, Mini Peg


For my tropical themed card, I've used the A2 Portrait Card Base and Layer to cut the cream base, then added a panel of By The Shore paper, stamping the sentiment from Footsteps directly onto the patterned paper in Vintage Sepia.  I've stamped and die cut the footprints using Footsteps Stamp/Die Duo and also added some cream sequins.  Next I've die cut some Cool and Casual paper using Pierced Frames and then popped the frame up on X-press It Foam Tape.

Stamps - Footsteps SDD (Divinity Designs)
Ink - Versafine Vintage Sepia
Paper - Divinity Designs Cool and Casual, By The Shore; Cream Card
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: Pierced Frames, A2 Portrait Card Base and Layer; Cream Sequins, X-press It Foam Tape


For my final project today I have a Suit!  Well actually it's a card using the new Suit Jacket Die set!  This is great for men's cards or something more formal like a Graduation!  You'll need the card base dies using Couture Collection Dies - which I've used to cut white card.  Next I've used the Suit Jacket Die set to cut the Jacket, Buttons, Pocket Squares and Bow Tie.  Honestly, it's super easy, the hardest part is deciding what colour combo or paper you want to use!

Stamps - NONE
Ink - NONE
Paper - Black, White, Blue Card
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: Suit Jacket, Couture Collection

And last but not least........Bowties are Cool!!! 


Did you pick up on my inspiration for this one??  It's Doctor Who!!  Specifically the 11th Doctor who had a penchant for bowties.....and fezzes as well.  :)






Once again I've usde Couture Collection Dies  for the base (I've used cream) and then another to cut the Menswear Material to create the shirt.  Next I've used the Suit Jacket Die set to cut the Jacket, Buttons, Pocket Squares and Bow Tie out of Kraft and Red. I've darkened the jacket buttons by spraying the card with E74 Copic and then die cutting them.  Whether you are inspired by any of the Doctor Who's, Agent 007 or even Willy Wonka's purple suit, you are bound to have a fab time creating these suit cards!


Stamps - NONE
Ink - NONE
Paper - Divinity Designs Menswear Material, Cream, Kraft, Red
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: Suit Jacket, Couture Collection

Well that's all from me today, you can find all the latest over on the Divinity Designs Blog!  Thanks for visiting and reading this far and hope you are inspired to stamp!

Monday, June 8, 2020

Happy 13th Ally!



Hello Everyone!  Today is my daughter Ally's 13th Birthday!!  My youngest child, my baby, is a teenager.  Where did that time go?  I've decided that a special birthday requires a special card and created a Twist and Pop card for her in pretty pinks and creams.

I've used the A2 Portrait Card Base and Layer die for the cream base.  I've used Beautiful Blooms paper and die cut with Pierced Frames dies for the front.  Now I admit, I was doing this late at night and had a chocolate layer underneath and meant to cut the middle piece again with the frames dies to have a small edge showing, but I glued the panel straight down.....sigh!  Across the card I've used Pennant Flags and Treat Tag Dies to cut the notched tags and glued into place.  I've created the circle panel using Fancy Circles, Circles and Pierced Circles.  I've die cut the numbers using Large Numbers and airbrushing with Copic RV95 while still in the die and then popped up on X-press It Foam Tape.  To finish I've added some clear rhinestones to the corners.


Next I made the fun inside!  I've used Matting Rectangle and the A2 Portrait Card Base and Layer die to cut the pink and cream layers.  I've die cut some more Beautiful Blooms paper using the edge of the Scalloped Rectangles Die to create the top and bottom panels.  I've used the Twist and Pop with Layers Dies to create the mechanism (under the pop out panel) and the accordion fold panel and layers.  I've die cut some cream card using Letter A, Letter L and Letter Y and airbrushed with Copic RV95 while still in the die and then glued as shown.  To finish I've added a few cream sequins.

Stamps - NONE
Ink - NONE
Paper - Divinity Designs Beautiful Blooms, Cream, Pink
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: A2 Portrait Card Base and Layer, Matting Rectangle, Twist and Pop with Layers, Pierced Frames, Pennant Flags, Treat Tags, Fancy Circles, Circles, Pierced Circles, Large Numbers, Scalloped Rectangles, Letter A, Letter L, Letter Y; X-press It Foam Tape, Glue

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you have a wonderful day!  :)

Friday, May 22, 2020

Beachy 17!


Hello Everyone!!  Can you tell that it's birthday season in my family right now??  So many of our young people have birthdays from late April to early June and this one is heading to my nephew who lives near the beach, loves fishing and being active outdoors. 

I'm addicted to these twist and pop up cards and have another one for you today!  The Twist and Pop with Layers Die set is available to order from Divinity Designs and should be shipping on 30th May.  :)

I've created this card with the A2 Portrait Base and Layer dies to make the base of blue, the kraft layer is cut with Matting Rectangle and then I've cut some By The Shore paper with the Layer die.  At the bottom I've created the little scene using Curvy Slopes and By The Shore paper for the sand dues, the Grass Lawn Die for the green grass, the Fence Die to make the white fence.  I've die cut the surfboard paper using Rectangles die, matted with blue card and framed with kraft cut with Pierced Rectangles.  I've used Large Number Dies to cut kraft card and airbrushed some E87 Copic while it was still in the die and finally die cut some flags (swim between the red and yellow flags people! Aussies will understand that!) using Pennant Flags.


For the inside, I've used the layer die again to cut the kraft panels and added strips of By The Shore paper.   I've then cut the twist and pop panel in white (behind the accordion panel) using the Twist and Pop with Layers Dies and glued it into place following the instructions on the pack.  I've cut the longer panel out of blue and the layers of By The Shore paper all using the same Twist and Pop with Layers Dies.  I've used Letter H, Letter B, Letter U and Large Number Dies to decorate the panels.

Stamps - NONE
Ink - NONE
Paper - Divinity Designs By The Shore, Blue, Kraft, Green, White, Yellow, Red
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: Twist and Pop with Layers, A2 Portrait Card Base and Layer, Matting Rectangle, Curvy Slopes, Grass Lawn, Fence, Rectangles, Pierced Rectangles, Pennant Flags, Large Numbers, Letter H, Letter B, Letter U; X-press It Foam Tape, Glue, Copics, Airbrush System

I know it's crazy times right now, so I appreciate you popping by and visiting my blog and hope all is well in your part of the world, wherever that may be.  Stay safe, stay healthy and find the time to do something you love!  

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Twist and Pop 15th!


Hello Everyone!  Today I have another Twist and Pop Up Card, this time for my son who is 15yrs today!  No longer my little Benasaurus, he towers a good foot over me these days, but I love him to bits still.  Happy Birthday Ben!

I decided to make him something a little extra special, especially considering we are still enduring the effects of the pandemic and celebrating a birthday is somewhat subdued.  I made him a Twist and Pop Up card - now he's grown up with handmade cards all his life and he nodded his approval at the closed card when it came out of the envelope, but his expression when it popped out was awesome!!

I've used the A2 Portrait Card Base and Layer die to cut the red base and patterned paper layer (using America the Beautiful Paper Pad).  I've used the Matting Rectangle for the white card layer.  I've added a piece of black mesh ribbon across the card.  Next I created the focal panel of blue, die cut with Large Banner Die, black cut with Pierced Circles, red cut with Sparkling Stars and silver paper cut with Large Numbers to create the 15.  I've popped this whole panel up on foam tape.  I've then used Curvy Slopes Die to cut a piece of black card for the bottom and accented with a silver star and some silver pearls.






For the inside, I've used the A2 Portrait Card Base and Layer to cut the white card layer and then added a strip of America the Beautiful Paper on each side.  I've used the Twist and Pop with Layers dies to create the pop up mechanism and panel, accenting with America the Beautiful Paper and then added silver and black stars using Sparkling Stars and created his name using Letter B, Letter E and Letter N dies.

Stamps - NONE
Ink - NONE
Paper - Divinity Designs America the Beautiful, Red, White, Black, Silver, Blue
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: Twist and Pop with Layers, A2 Portrait Card Base and Layer, Large Banner, Pierced Circles, Sparkling Stars, Curvy Slopes, Letter B, Letter E and Letter N; X-press It Foam Tape, Glue, Black Mesh Ribbon

That's all from me today, thanks for sharing a little bit of your day with me today and I hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Monday, May 18, 2020

Sweet 16!


Hello Everyone!  Today I have a card inspired by this week's Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper Challenge and is also a card for my niece's birthday.  I was inspired by the Blue Daisies card in the Featured Stamper Gallery, keeping the colour palette, layout and floral inspiration.

I've used the A2 Portrait Card base and Layer die for the base, Matting Rectangle to cut the Romantic Roses paper layer and Scalloped Chain for the next white layer.  Next I've added another strip of Romantic Roses paper and topped it with white card cut with Flower Lattice Die.  I've cut a piece of white using Double Pierced Vintage Labels and airbrushed it with Copic BG72 white still in the die.  I've stamped the flowers from My World in Gray Flannel in and coloured with Copics and pencil and die cutting with the matching die.  I've added greenery using the Pretty Posies and Leaves and Branches Dies.  To finish I've die cut the 16 using Large Numbers Dies, also airbrushing with BG72 while still in the die and popped them up on foam tape.

Stamps - My World SDD (Divinity Designs)
Ink - Gray Flannel
Paper - Divinity Designs Romantic Roses, White, Green
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: A2 Portrait Card Base and Layer, Matting Rectangle, Scalloped Chain, Flower Lattice, Double Pierced Vintage Labels, Pretty Posies, Leaves and Branches, Large Numbers; Copics, Airbrush System, X-press It Foam Tape

That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!

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