Tumbling Hedgehog ... Circle Spinner Card

I've a fun spinner card to share today, a cute hedgehog tumbling amongst leaves to wish a fellow crafter a Happy Birthday.

After using circle dies to cut the aperture and smaller centre circle from a piece of white card I die cut lots of leaves from a piece of brusho background, sticking and overlapping them before running the panels through an embossing folder for an embedded embossing technique.

Then it was just a case of mounting the panels with foam tape over some patterned paper on my card base and slotting in the penny spinner.

My sandwich for the spinner element was two card circles with a small foam circle in between adding the penny on top.

The little hedgehog was stamped, coloured with promarkers then attached on top of the penny adding some glossy accents for a little extra shine.  Sentiment was added to the centre circle die cut from an adhesive pearlised textured sheet.

I've used - 6x6 card base Brusho paints; mag freebie leaf die Xcut Moroccan Star embossing folder U…

For You Floral Cards

Having seen the latest challenge over at Just Add Ink #419...Just Add A "Twist" to "use something in a way that it wasn't intended" got me really thinking then I remembered a craft magazine article I had bookmarked to try.  These two small floral cards were the result.

The article used low tack tape but who hasn't got a little-used pile of peel offs in their crafty stash - they work just as well!  I also didn't want to spend time cutting tape into strips either.  My background was created on watercolour card, adding brusho paints, spritzing with water, once dry removing the peel offs to reveal the white geometric pattern.

After die cutting the decagon shape I made my own card bases with a top fold - overall size approx. 4".  I added a small die cut floral cluster and mini sentiment choosing colours in red and yellow as we're still enjoying lovely hot weather and that tied in with another challenge over on docrafts too.

I've used - Crafters C…

Shadow Box Balloon Scene Card

There seems to be lots of different styles of shadow box cards out there but I decided to make this particular design as it seemed easy enough and it folds flat for posting.  I had two challenges in mind firstly The Male Room Challenge and then a sketch challenge with friends/members over on the docrafts gallery so I combined them both.

The finished card size was 7x5, scored on both short sides at ½" and 1" to achieve the box shape with a circle aperture.  The centre panels were embossed with a lovely scenescape, coloured the debossed channels with Tea Green and Buttercup promarkers and cut into squares leaving a small gap to allow the lovely blue base colour to show through.

A section of map patterned paper finishes off the inside with a stamped balloon brightly coloured with Poppy, True Blue and Buttercup promarkers.  I used the same map paper for the Happy Birthday signpost stamp.  As the Male Room Challenge was to include an unexpected item I dug out a piece of denim jea…

Hello ... Summer Parasol

Must admit I'm not a fan of this prolonged heatwave we're having would just like it to be a little cooler so I decided to call my umbrella a parasol.  This card combines two challenges, a CAS one with friends/members on the docraft gallery where the brief was one image, ribbon & red and the current sketch from Just Add Ink.

I've tried for the first time to just emboss with a die and I love the result then two sides of the decagon were slit so the ribbon could be passed through behind.  The parasol was created using lots of different dies (stitched circle, scalloped edge, letter 'J' for the handle) from a piece of brusho watercolour paper and decorated with teeny flowers.  Hope everyone is managing to stay cool unless you live on the opposite side of the world where it's winter!

I've used - A6 cream card base tent fold Various unbranded dies Brillant Red Brusho First Edition Modern Alphabet die 'J' docrafts 'Hello' sentiment stamp from Capsule…

Veggie Wheelbarrow Birthday

This fun card came about from a sketch challenge I took part in with some fellow docrafters, the theme was food and/or drink.  At first I was really stumped as the sketch had so many layers and elements but once I got my head around that and decided to go with mainly vegetables I was quite pleased with how it turned out.

Seed Packets were stamped with brown ink on a panel of kraft card and just the vegetables highlighted with colouring pencils.  My focal image was going to be the wheelbarrow and I've cut around one of the handles to leave that outside the main topper square to add interest.  Promarkers were used to colour the wheelbarrow, cabbages, carrots, leeks, flower pot and eggs.  It was then quite straight forward to cut a slit in the top of the wheelbarrow and on the flower pot so the veggies could be slotted in and arranged. Used some self adhesive magic mesh for one of the layers so as not to cover up all of those fun birds (chickens maybe?!) on the patterned paper and ad…

Resist Embossed Flower

One of my favourite stamping techniques just happens to be resist embossing ... there are so many different ways to get inky and create lovely layered backgrounds or to make your main image pop.  For my card I'm sharing today I stamped and embossed my large flower bloom and leaves on watercolour paper before adding Brusho powders and spritzing with water leaving the colour to settle in between the fine lines of the stamps.  These were cut out and layered as I wanted a separate paler background behind to show off the vibrant colours.

The background topper was achieved by pressing a VersaMark ink pad through a brick wall stencil, heat embossed with EP then brushed over with distress ink to colour in between making the bricks pop as they resist the ink.

Finishing touches - brad in the centre of the flower and a few glossy accent raindrops.

My card was made for these two challenges:

Make My Monday Challenge # 73 Resist Embossing and

The Flower Challenge #21 Use a Previous Challenge (I&#…

18th Music Birthday - CAS style

Today I'm sharing an 18th Birthday card made for a challenge over on docrafts where as host I set a music theme for our current CAS challenge.  Now CAS style is always a challenge for a lot of us and I admit to being very tempted to carry on adding more music notes but did stop at two in the end.  The layout was inspired by several cards seen on Pinterest where numbers were arranged in a random design and the actual birthday age highlighted in a different colour.

The trumpet and numbers are all die cut out of white linen metallic cardstock and backed with gold & red before adhering to the card base.  Sentiment and music notes were stamped & embossed in black.

I've used - Pearlescent green card for the 13.5 cm sq top fold base Numbers - First Edition Modern Alphabet die set Trumpet - Xcut Musical Instruments die set Stamps - mag freebie sentiment & music notes
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