Friday, June 14, 2019

A Hinge / Swing Card

Happy Friday everyone.  I'm sharing a fun interactive birthday card today.  Some call it a hinge card; others call it a swing card.  I've done this card many years ago and Ilda reminded me of it when I saw her card on her IG account.  She has a video tutorial HERE if you are interested in trying one yourself.

A stitched rectangle panel was die cut from Bristol paper.  Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean distress inks were then blended on with blending brushes to create the sky. Spritz with water and dried with a paper towel for some texture.  Added a few diecut clouds to complete.  

The elephant was stamped with Copic friendly black ink on X-press It cardstock, coloured in with Copics then die cut out with the matching die.  Added a penny behind the elephant to give it some weight when it swings.  Used a couple of circle dies and a slider disc to create the hinge swinging portion (Ilda's video shows how).  

Black heat embossed the sentiment, then assembled onto a white card base.  Added Crystal Glaze to the balloon to finish.  Here's my first still photo video to show it in action.

So fun and super easy.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Seize the Birthday - #167 Anything Goes
Love to Craft - #35 June Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - #225 Donna's All About Occasions
Sweet Stampers - Anything Goes 
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Cards for Teens or Anything Goes 4 Kids

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Memory Box DT Post - Watercoloring Vellum

Hello everyone.  I’m over on the Memory Box blog with a clean and simple (CAS) birthday card featuring watercolouring on vellum.  For the details, click HERE.

AAA Birthday - #2 Use Water Colours
Seize the Birthday - #167 Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - F is for Flowers

Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019


Hello there! I'm super excited to share that I'm being published in the July 2019 issue of Craft Stampers Magazine due to hit the shops this Friday!  That's in two days!  It was a last minute decision to enter after receiving my Studio Katia order and to my shocking surprise, my card was accepted!  This is the July cover.

And this is the close up of my card in the issue.

But now that I can share, here it is revealed.

As you can see I am no professional photographer and my photo box is very bright. 😛   So I stamped the floral image from the Aloha set with Copic friendly black ink on X-press It cardsotck.  Coloured in with Copics then die cut out with the coordinating die.  For some shimmer, spritz it with Sparkle spray.

Bristol paper was used for the remainder of the card.  The oval frame was created with two sizes of dies from the Nesting Oval infinity set. The frame was placed at an angle over the Grid Cover cutout and the overhang was trimmed away.  I was going for a "trellis" backdrop.  The sentiment from the same set was white heat embossed then Dusty Concord distress ink was blended over top.  Wiped off excess ink and assembled the card onto a white top folding card base to finish.

And that is it for today.  Thank you for sharing in my excitement.  Have a. wonderful day.

Monday, June 3, 2019

CAS Christmas June Challenge - Gifts

Hello there.  It's June and we have a new challenge starting today at CAS Christmas.  The theme this month is Gifts.

Here is my card.

Took the scallop Circle Window die and dry embossed it onto a piece of X-press It cardstock.  Stamped the puppy with Copic friendly black ink in the inverted scallop circle area and coloured with Copics.  From masking paper, hand cut a mask for the puppy and die cut a reverse scallop circle mask with the die.  Adhered the masks in place, then blended Crumb Cake and Soft Suede dye inks to the background with blending brushes.

I channelled my spattering guru friend, Loll, for this next step and added some white acrylic paint splatters to the background to give it some texture.  The sentiment was red heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  Mounted the panel with fun foam to a white card base then added clear shimmer to the red ribbon to finish (unable to capture in photo).

Leslie of Running with Scissors is our wonderful guest this month.  For more inspirations, head on over to the challenge blog HERE.  You have until June 24 to play along.  Looking forward to seeing what you create.  Thank you for stopping by.

Merry Little Christmas - #11 June Anything Christmas Goes
Less is More - #396 CAS Embossing (dry embossed with window die and heat embossed sentiment)
Watercooler Wednesday - #223 Anything Goes
SSS Wednesday - Anything Goes
Uniko - #53 Anything Goes optional twist Masculine

Friday, May 31, 2019

Enjoy Rainbow Birthday

Hello there!  It's the last day of May, and it's my birthday!  Not doing anything crazy - too old for that! 😉 - but it will be a full day of visits and get togethers.  And today (surprise surprise), I have a fun and colourful birthday card to share.  Can never have too many birthday cards.

Started by stencilling the cloud background with Tumbled Glass distress ink (di) on an A2 size Whisper White cardstock panel.  The Rainbow Stripes were then die cut from Bristol paper and Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet di's were blended on with a mini blending tool.  Spritz with water and dabbed off with a paper towel for some texture.  For some glitz, sprayed with a Sparkle spray.  Unfortunately, shimmer doesn't photo well.

The elephants were stamped with Copic friendly black ink on X-press It cardstock, coloured in with Copics, then die cut out with their matching dies.  Decided to keep them monochrome for some contrast.  White heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock.  Assembled card onto a white card base and popped up the middle elephant with foam tape to finish.

Thank you for visiting .  Have a wonderful weekend.

The Paper Players - #443 A Sketch Challenge from LeAnne
Sweet Stampers - #32 Animals
Watercooler Wednesday - #223 Anything Goes
Stamp, Ink, Paper - #200 Designer's Choice