Sunday, 31 July 2011

Another Sample Card

Hi, hope you are having a relaxing Sunday and enoying this lovely weather.
Here is another card made using the Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies.
This one has a distinctly 'Boudior' feel to it - went a bit overboard with the pink and feathers:
I made the pink background by embossing a piece of white card, coating all over with Perfect Medium and then dusting with Cosmic Shimmer Mica powder. This has a lovely sheen although these photo's do not do it justice. The black dots were again made using a stencil run through my Cuttlebug, but this time I added the Perfect Medium through the stencil onto the raised dots and then heat embossed using clear powder. I love creating my own backgrounds.
The flowers were made from a scalloped circle nestie die, spritzed with water, layered together and then scrunched around a brad. I coloured the Fuschia using Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks - these have a really fine brush attached and can get right ino any detail; and of course, they have lots of mica in them.
Finally the pearls were made using C/S Pearlescent Glue - a good alternative to ready made pearls as you can make these to any size you like.
Well I hope this gives you some ideas.
Thanks for stopping by.

Rachel x

Monday, 25 July 2011

Heartfelt Creations

Just thought I'd show you a card I made using the Heartfelt Creations dies and matching stamps available from Creative Expressions. I carried out a demo with these in Bristol last month and I really enjoyed using them.
This card used the Tulip stamp coloured with Distress Inks. The border was created using a die from one of the other sets of the same range and the dotted card made using a stencil with Perfect Medium and brushing over Cosmic Shimmer Mica Powders.  I think this card has a 'Country' feel about it - probably the gingham!
I'll post some other cards using this range soon.
Bye for now
Rachel x

Monday, 11 July 2011

Creative Expressions Calling Card Challenge

Hi there, below are a couple of images and step by step instructions for the Calling Card Challenge for Creative Expressions.

For the background  'smooch' glossy white card with Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint and Stormy Sky Distress Inks. Once dry add drops of Aqua Lagoon and Golden Mint Cosmic Shimmer sprays to the bottom edge of the card and by blowing through a straw create 'fronds'.
Stamp chosen images in Archival Black ink and colour with a combination of watered down acrylic paint and marker pens.
Cut card down to fit a 6"x6" card blank, distress edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and attach to base card.
To create the ATC, cut a piece of glossy card 3.5"x2.5" and using Cloudy Blue, Willow, Rust and Silver Alcohol Inks with a Blending Tool, work onto the card using dabbing motions to make a background resembling Mother of Pearl. Stamp wording and selected images with Archival Black ink onto your 'Calling Card' and attach to card front using foam tape. Finally add a couple of embellishments to the bottom corner.

That's all for now