Uniquely Creative: Stamp and Colour April Kit

Uniquely Creative: Stamp and Colour kit for April came out today...and...I'm guest designing! When I received the stamps for this months release I was rather excited about it - this one is for the BOYS! Rocket ships, (cute) monsters, space themed fun! 
Check out what I came up with!
5, 4, 3, 2, 1... That's right! It wobbles! I really couldn't help but add a interactive component to this already fun card.  I coloured the images using my Copic Markers (I've listed the specific markers in the supplies list below). These were then machine (Silhouette Cameo) cut and adhered to my card base which is pattern paper that comes in this kit. I used Uniquely Creative: Numbers die to add a count down feature and heat embossed the sentiment on black card. Glossy accents were added to the stars and I embellished the card with sequins.  You'll also notice that I used my silhouette to cut this spaceship out in a way that allowed me to create some dimension with foam tape.You could easi…

Elizabeth Craft Designs: April Challenge (Scissor Spring Mechanism)

This one was a fun challenge for Elizabeth Craft Designs! I created two cards today to demonstrate use of their awesome Scissor Spring Mechanism die!
Here are the cards: I kept the card quite simple - I wanted to draw attention to these fun interactive butterflies!
The butterflies are from the set: Bugs and Butterflies. I coloured the butterflies using Copic Markers then die cut them with the co-ordinating dies. At first I die cut the Scissor Spring using white card but I changed my mind and wanted to see if they would cut through acetate - no issues at all! I just added a shim to cut through it. Acetate is pretty sturdy stuff too so perfect for little kids (or big kids...) to got nuts on the wobble action the spring gives to the butterflies! I simply embossed the background and adhered it to a colour co-ordinating card base. The slider was also a fun component to this card. I used Elizabeth Craft Designs: Slider's and Spinner's die. The card is embellished with twine and sequins. …

Ink Road Stamps: Keep on Dreaming

The last few months I've made quite a few cards using pattern paper - this was actually one of the first cards I created with the mindset of using up some of my paper stash. Honestly – I really didn’t put much of a dent in my pattern paper stash but I do love the look of the crisp black stamped circles against the patterns in the paper. 
Here is my card for Ink Road Stamps using the stamp set Full Circle: This stamp set is probably the most used stamp set I own - sometime this month I plan on compiling all the cards I've created using this set. Even as I type at my craft desk the stamp set is to the right of me with a bunch of paper I plan on using for my next design team card. I've listed step by step instruction on the Ink Road Stamps blog - view here. Feel free to check it out and recreate your own fun card using some scraps of paper you have on hand! It's a great card example of how to use up those scrap bits that if your like me also can't seem to get rid of! Toda…

Elizabeth Craft Designs: Hello Floral Card (+ Video Tutorial)

Hello everyone! I'm back with a fun tutorial over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. This time I'm using the stamp set: Laundry Party and my Copic markers to create this fun bright 'Hello' card. I decided to video my card process while creating this card - so in addition to the written instruction on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog you are also able to view the video - here. VIDEO I did take a few close up photos to try and capture the dimension in this card. This along with the sequins and the stitched elements makes this card quite textural and pretty to look at. I love creating dimension and lifting full images up but I haven't spotlighted specific areas before - I love how this turned out and can't wait to try it again on other stamp sets! - Looking at the card photos I wish I had also done the same to some of the leaves! Next time... There were a few floral images in the Laundry Party set so I created two more cards using the sam…

Craftie Cafe: Home Sweet Home

APRIL! Already? Where has the time gone?
Today I’m sharing a few cards I created for Craftie CafĂ©. These cards were intended to be mother’s day (which is fast approaching!) themed cards but they could suit a few other occasions as well. I didn’t feel like colouring when I created these cards – so I chose to ‘paper piece’ instead. I love the look of pattern paper on Kraft card – I chose light ‘earthy’ pattern paper with a geometric and floral element in them. I kind of wanted to go for a quilted look…
Here is my card:
Video Home Sweet Home Video

I also created two additional cards – keeping to the same theme and technique as the first. I’m lucky to have a Silhouette machine that I used to cut out a few of the more detailed images – but good sharp scissors were also used and though it was a little time consuming most of the cutting was done while watching my favourite T.V show. I also added Lawn Fawns – Stitched Circles to create a ‘hill’ scene in one of the cards.
Here is my second card:


Ink Road Stamps: Bloom where you are Planted! (Friday Feature)

It's Friday Feature over at Ink Road Stamp! Today it's all about Bloom Where you are Planted!
Here is my first card. This is one of those stamp set where one card idea multiplies in to five cards...The set has so many elements and cute sentiments. I used a few of the sentiments to create my backgrounds and the used the 'flower pots' as my feature for each card. As you can see from the detailed photo above I used a few craft products such as glossy accents and clear heat embossing to create a subtle textural effect to the flower pots. There is machine stitched elements for each card and I've embellish them all with colour matching bows and enamel dots. Some of the flowers I chose to colour in with Copic markers others I left white (but coloured with a glitter pen) depending on how much colour was in the background. 
The card below was my original idea - I wanted to create a 'wall' of sentiments but since I'm big on texture at the moment I decided to stamp ea…