Showing posts from February, 2017

Clear Gift Card

Hi there *waves* Today I'd like to share a fun gift card/voucher that is an alternative to your standard card. The gift card fits perfectly inside your mini card with room for a personal message. It is then encased in sealed plastic using a fuse tool. The recipient must cut the pocket open to retrieve the gift card. Super fun, right?! 1. Stamp the hat, presents, rosette and teddy all from Marmalades World by Tonic Studios. 2. Brush colour in with the Aqua Flow Pens and a water brush. 3. Die cut the accessories and fussy cut the teddy; cut out a small shaped tag (or use a die cut if you have one small enough, which I didn't) 4. Die cut a Birthday sentiment (I used some scrap mixed media paper which had random colour already on it).  5. Using Brusho, make a simple background on mixed media paper (or any you have). 6. Attach your background to a small card blank (card is Papermill Direct) 7. Using a  toothbrush, spray some white acrylic fluid over your card on one side.  8. Assemble your …

Distress me once, twice, ink me thrice!

No beautiful projects today, only a big fat mess in the hopes that some of you might want to make big fat messes too! haha 

This is a bit of an inky journey with some Reveal It Mats from the Stamp It II Collection from Craftwork Cards and then making a distressed background. The reason this is a different kind of blog is that, as a DT for CWC, I was asked numerous times how to use these mats and if I could go through some of the types of pens etc which work on them. 

Inky materials used:  Altenew Inks, Momento Inks, Distress Inks, Gelatos, Spectrum Noirs, ProMarkers, Tsukineko Neon Pigment Inks, Distress Crayons, Kuretake Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Watercolour Brush Pens, Lindy's Stamp Gang Ink Magicals Flat Set Hawaiian Islands, Colourcraft Brusho Crystal Colour and I've even thrown in some Colour Cloud Inks. 1. Brusho. I quite liked this effect but was worried too much water would damage the Reveal It Mats so left it gritty looking.
2. The Magicals went on really really wel…

Valentine Topiary, NUVO Style

Hello there and TGIF! I can't remember ever having a busier start to the year before and as a result haven't been able to craft much.  I found a 'bag of junk' in one of my cupboards which housed an old plastic flower pot and some dowels. Having recently acquired a range of NUVO Products I set out to make a home decor project with the main focus being my old tatty flower pot. Today we're going to make a topiary! 
1. Wash and clean flower pot; put 2 coats of gesso on (inside and out). 2. In a small dish, mix together Pink Flame and Peony Pink Embellishment Mousse until the right colour is achieved.  3. Spray water in the dish with the Mousse until you're left with a thick paste.  4. Add Rose Quartz Sparkle Dust to your paste and mix well.  5. Add paste mixture to your flower pot. I used a pallet knife and applied the paste for a textured effect.  6. Set aside to dry. 
7. wash and clean your rocks, lay out flat on your craft mat.  8. Mix your Royal Aubergine Mousse with wa…