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Monday, 12 April 2021

Pop Art Tulips

Good Morning everyone, i hope you had a good weekend.

Today im sharing a couple of cards made with some of my gelli print backgrounds, teamed up with crafty individual floral stamps, including these spring tulips.  Afterwards i thought they looks a bit like pop art with the bright bold colours. 

White Card 8x5"   I first stamped the tulip stamp onto 3 different backgrounds and cut around the outside edge giving me the rectangles.  I then stamped the tulips again on the same inky papers and cut out just the tulip heads which i paper pieced them onto the base images, i coloured the tulip stems with a green alcohol marker.  I matted them onto black card and then my base card with foam tape.

From the gelli print off cuts i managed to get 2 smalls stripes of paper which i matted onto black card and then across the bottom of the card.  My stamped greeting then hides the join. Black gems to finish.

5x6" white card. This is made pretty much the same way, but without paper piecing the flower heads, i just added a little white pen to the them

Using the second flower in this stamp set.

Items Used:
Crafty Individual stamps - CI-185 & CI-388
Katzelkraft quote stamps
Gelli plate
Actylic paints - daley rowney neons, pink ink purple & green pearl
Black & White cardstock
Gel gel pen

Thank you all for stopping by once again.  I hope its a good week for you.  Hugs Emmaxx



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Thursday, 8 April 2021

Poultry in Motion

Good Morning everyone

Today is a large card using the Pink Ink Cockerel stamp.  He is a rather fabulous bird.

Card approx 8x9"  I first stamped the cockerel and coloured with inktense pencils and then cut him out. 
I took a piece of white cardstock and stamped the feathers and flowers from the set all over with a ombre ink pad.  I then die cut a large oval from the middle.  I also die cut an oval silver holographic card which i attached to the inside of my outside panel as a frame, added foam tape to the back and added to the base card.  The oval i cut from the middle i added back in place but flat - this added a frame for my cockerel to stand in.
I shaped the cockerel and attached him with glue gel to the middle.  I stamped the flowers onto pre-coloured red card  - picking up on the red in of his wattles.  I then cut them out and arranged around the oval. Stamped the pun and cut out and added enamel dots to the flowers to finish.



Just a close up of Mr Cockerel.

Items Used:
Pink Ink Stamps - 'Henpecked'
XL oval dies
Ombre inkpad
Inktense pencils
Ombre Kaleidacolor ink pad - caribbean sea

Thank you all for stopping by once again.  Hugs Emmax


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Monday, 5 April 2021

Easter Bunnies

Good Morning everyone, i hope you have been enjoying the Easter weekend.

Today im sharing my last 2 Easter cards. These came about as i had alot of oval frames left over from my butterfly cards.  Ive built a little spring field scene for my Lavinia Hare stamps.


I first made my base card to the size of the largest frame approx 6.5x5.5"... I die cut 2 ovals from white card, scored a line to make a flap, i glued this flap to the back of the 2nd oval - thus giving me a card blank.  So that it stands up i cut a little slither off the bottom edge of the back of the card.  I added a light watercolour wash to the front of the card using distress inks to give a grass and sky look.

I took 4 oval frames, twisting and off setting them, adding glue to the areas where they overlapped so that they were then joined as one.  I stamped the foliage and flowers onto the frames using oxide inks and hobbyart lino cut hare stamp set.  I added foam tape to the back and added to my card front. 

I die cut an oval to fit the middle frame, did a background distress ink wash for the grass and sky and stamped flower flowers and foliage with oxide inks.  I then stamped my hares with black archival ink and some little snails & spider.  I doodled in some ground for the hares to stand on.  Stamped sentiment to finish.


Version 2.  I made my oval card blank and added a black card oval mat and then the white frame that id stamped with the flowers and foliage added with foam tape for dimension.  I die cut an oval to fit inside the frame and added grass and sky with distress inks.  Stamped some flowers and foliage with oxide inks.  The stamped my hared, doodled in some ground and shading under them.  Stamped greeting to finish.

Items Used:
Lavinia stamps - Wild hares, vine
Hobbyart stamps - lino cut hares
Card-io stamps - bugs & snails
Sentiment stamps
Distress inks - tumbled glass, salty ocean, pistachio, wilderness
Oxide inks - campfire, amber, marmalade, clover, peacock, citron

I hope you all enjoy your bank holiday Monday and have a good week.  Hugs to you all. Emmax



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Thursday, 1 April 2021

Spring Daffodils

Good Morning everyone

Today is a little Spring Daffodil card - my garden is so colourful at the moment with the daffodils & tulips in full flower.


Approx size 5.5x4"  I first cut my card base from orange pearl cardstock and a sizzix die, after folding a piece of A4 card in half i placed the top edge of the die just over the spine and ran through my machine.  I cut a small panel from a pale lilac cardstock and die cut the memory box die from the middle, i added orange mirror card behind this to shine through.
I die cut the daffodil twice from a left over piece of white pearl cardstock, i coloured it with alcohol markers, on the 2nd daff die cut i just cut out the daff trumpets and decoupaged them onto the main image to add some dimension.
Stamped sentiment to finish.




This photo really shows the orange mirror card in the background.

Items Used:
Sizzix 658204
Memory box
Daffodil die
Oval die
Clearly besotted sentiment stamp
Alcohol markers
Orange pearl card
Lilac cardstock

Thank you all for stopping by.  I hope you all enjoy your Easter Weekend. Stay safe. Emmax


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Monday, 29 March 2021

Easter Chicks

Good Morning everyone

Today is a batch of little Easter cards using the fab chicken dance stamps from aall&create


Approx size 3.5x5"  I first die cut the inverted scallop frame and on the middle panel that falls out i added a simple grass & sky with wink of stella pens, scribbling them on my craft mat, spritzing with water and dipping my cardstock into it.   I stamped the chickens, watercoloured with oxide inks and cut them out. I used a little oval die for my eggs, cut from white card with ink speckles on them.  
I added the frame with foam tape and added the background in flat.  Attached the chicks and eggs.  Stamped sentiment and glossy accents on the chicks eyes to finish.








I couldn't help but be happy making this batch of cards with these funky chickens.

Items Used:
Aall&create chicken dance stamps
Clearly besotted sentiment stamp
Scalloped frame die
Oval die
Wink of stella pens 
Distress Oxide inks - lemonade, persimmon, peacock, raspberry, lilac, citron, 

Thank you all for stopping by and all your amazing comments.  I hope its a good week for you all.  Heading into April - its scary how fast the months pass.  Stay safe. Hugs Emmax


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Monday, 22 March 2021

Kaleidoscope of butterflies

Good Morning everyone, i hope you had a good weekend.

For Christmas one of my brothers and sister in law gave me a beautiful set of stamps by Aall&create with these giant butterflies.  So for my SIL's birthday this month i decided to use the main butterfly.

8x8" card.  The butterfly was stamped onto white card, watercoloured with inktense pencils and cut out.  I cut a piece of white card to fit the base and used a cloud embossing folder with the letterpress technique of adding blue ink to one side and running through my machine, this gave me blue sky and white clouds. 
I matted that onto black card and then the base.  I die cut a white and black oval frames and added with foam tape.  I then added the butterfly with glue gel.  I stamped the sentiment onto die cut cloud to finish. 

Version 2 is the butterfly stamped onto white vellum and coloured with alcohol markers and white pen for the berries.  I coloured it from the back.  Glitter glue to the flower centres to finish.



Version 3 is stamped on white vellum but i coloured it with acrylic paints again on the back, which is easier as don't have to worry too much about staying in the lines which im not very good at.  I used XL oval dies to make my oval cardblank and frame, i embossed the middle with a floral burst embossing folder.

and version 4.  This time stamped onto acetate and coloured with alcohol inks on the back which gives a fab stained glass effect.  I added white paint to the berries first and then the alcohol inks, this kept the berries white.

Items Used
Aall&create butterfly stamp #322 'floral wings'
Crafters companion cloud EF
Creative Expressions floral burst EF
XL Oval dies
Cloud die
Clearly besotted sentiment stamps
Acetate, vellum
CraftUK ltd smooth white card
Black card

Thank you all for stopping by once again.  I hope you are all holding in there and have a good week.  Hugs Emmax



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Thursday, 18 March 2021

Tulips

Good Morning everyone

Today is 2 tulip cards, combining the embossing folder that came free with a magazine with a tulip die and some of my alcohol inked mirror card.

5x5" cards.  I used white pearl cardstock.  First i coloured gold mirror card with tim holtz alcohol inks in shades of red.  I cut a panel to fit my card front, then die cut a circle from the middle of it in the part that would be hidden so that it goes further and no one knows! I embossed a panel of the white pearl card to matt onto the mirror card and then the base card. I die cut the tulips from mirror card, attached to a white pearl die cut circle and then matted that onto the bigger mirror card circle that i'd cut before. I added a little soft colour to the tulips with pencil and then attached it to the base. 
Stamped sentiment cut into a circle and mounted onto more of the red mirror card to finish. 





Version 2 is purple and blue alcohol inks onto gold mirror card -  the photos don't really do this justice.  

Items Used:
Tulip embossing folder - simply cards & papercraft issue213
Paper Rose tulip die
circle dies
Clearly besotted sentiment stamps
White pearl cardstock
Gold mirror card
Tim Holtz alcohol inks

Thank you all for stopping by.  Hugs Emmax



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