Thursday, September 21, 2017

Steampunk tag tutorial + process video with Emma

Welcome to the middle of September 😉 
Today I'm sharing a quick little video of this tag I have made. 

Still inspired by the steampunk theme I had fun making a tag for something a little different. 

I'd love you to check out my video here: 

This months moodboard to inspire you:

To create a background, I've added texture paste through a stencil, Distress Oxide Ink and stamping.

Then building layers, I've added lots of textural elements - heat embossed chipboard, metal trinkets and flair buttons.

Lastly a quote that fit's in nicely with the steampunk theme.

Can't wait to see your creations. 
Till next time, Em xx

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Steampunk card with Dawid

Hi everyone,

For today's inspiration I prepared a steampunk Love card.
I used gears and media like gesso and mist.
The main colors are differents shades of brown. 

I prepared a video with creating process. I hope you like it :)



Sunday, September 17, 2017

Easy card making tips with Joan

Joan here today.
I'd like to share two cards I made during my latest card making frenzy.  I found that my Cricut machine and my Gelli Printing Plate are a great combination when it comes to making cards. 

1) Apply several colors of acrylic paint to the Gelli Printing Plate

2)  Roll the paint into a thin layer using a brayer

 3)  Create a design by placing a stencil on top of the paint

 4) Place a sheet of paper onto the stencil and gently rub the paper with your hands to transfer the paint

5)  Pull the paper up to reveal your print

6)  Remove the stencil and follow steps 4 through 7 to make another print

* I thought if I was going to make two prints I might as well make a stack of them for future use.

 7) Die cut a variety of fall themed images

 8)  Emboss die cuts with an embossing machine if desired

 9) Cut cardstock for your card base and matting and cut your Gelli print to fit on top of you matting

10) Assemble cards using adhesive

Here are 4 tips to making multiple cards at once:
a) keep it simple 
b) use the same formula
c) add little details
d) use the same medium 

Thanks for visiting.
Happy Crafting.

Friday, September 15, 2017

September mid month reveal with DT

Welcome to the mid month DT reveal.

The team have some really great projects and you've still got plenty of time to join this months moodboard challenge.

Here are some projects to get your creativity flowing...

This month we thank our two wonderful sponsors:

Great inspo from the DT.

Hope you can play along.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Paper flower tutorial with Julie

Hi everyone.

Today I am going to share how I make one of my favourite flowers.

I saw a tutorial for this on YouTube some years ago and I just loved it and I must say I still use it to this day. I can't remember who posted the video but I am so glad I stumbled across it.

You will need the following supplies:-

The die is Tim Holtz Tattered Florals. If you do not have this die try it with different dies that cut a 6 petal flower and a spiky flower.

Also instead of the glue I quite often use my hot glue gun because it is instant.

The flower takes about half a sheet of paper.

You will need to cut 3 of the large broad petaled flower and 2 of the spiky petaled flower.

With your scissors cut between the petals of the large flowers towards the centre without cutting the petals off.

Ink all of the edges of all of the petals including where you have cut into the flower. This step can be deleted if you don't like the inked look

With a small round tool, I used my hole poker but you could use a bamboo skewer or toothpick, roll the edges of all the petals on the larger flowers

Fold the petals of the spikes flowers in half so you have the right side showing

Using the same tool that you used to fold the large petals over, wrap the petals of the spiky flower around the tool. Wind in alternate directions as you move around the flower until all petals are curled

This is what you should have now. We are ready to assemble the flower.

I have used my hot glue gun. Attach one of the large flowers on top of another being sure to stagger the petals

Repeat for the third flower.

Push down in the centre of the flower as you a sticking the layers together so you get a nice depth to your flower

Attach the spiky flowers to the centre of your flower, one on top of the other.

You can then add some gems to the middle of the flower if you wish. They are not very noticeable and sometimes I do not add them.

For the flower below I used a different paper for the centre.

And for this flower I have used double sided paper and a different paper for one of the large petal layers.

I am sure there are many different combinations you could try with your papers and this flower.
Give it a go. I'd love to see what you create.

Till next time

Monday, September 11, 2017

Quick and Easy Joy Fold card with Tania

Hi there!

Tania joining you today to share a tutorial for making a Joy fold card........

I have always loved making cards, but find making folded cards even more fun and rewarding than a normal card. 

There are so many different types of Folded Cards around, so I am going to share one of my favourites with you and this one is so quick and easy :)

Joy Fold Card

You will need:

A Scoreboard
Adhesive, either tape or glue
Patterned Paper

Step 1
Cut your piece of cardstock 8 ½” x 4 ¼” and then score at 5 ½”.

Step 2
Cut another piece of cardstock 8” x 3”, score this at 4”.

Step 3
Cut your patterned paper 4” x 5 ¼” and adhere to the inside of your card.

Step 4
Cut another piece of patterned paper 2 ¾” x 4” and adhere to the front of your card.

Step 5
Cut another two different patterned papers 2 ¾ “ x 3 ¾”, ones that can be stamped on would work best, this way you can stamp a greeting on the top one, it is optional to stamp on the other one. Adhere them as desired to the inside and outside of your 8” x 3” piece of cardstock.

Step 6
Add some adhesive to the back of your smaller flap and then adhere to the inside of your card, slightly to the right. Make sure that your fold is to the right.

Step 7 (Optional)
If you wish to secure your flap into place, add either a stamped image or a circle with 3D dots, slightly over the edge in the bottom left corner to keep it closed.

Step 8
Decorate your card as desired to finish.

Well that's all from me, I hope this has inspired you a little to play around and have fun making some different styled cards! 

Until next time

Tania xx