Santa is coming to town

Hey, Santa is coming to town.

I loved the Quick Cards Made Easy Issue 145! The beautiful Christmas Tim Craft Helz Cuppleditch paper pack and the stamp was a crafter’s dream even though clear stamps scare me! I am terrified of colouring with Copic Markers. I have watched several videos from experienced Copic Certified Tutors and I am still terrified! However, I was very enthusiastic about this stamp, I stayed focussed! This card, was from a tutorial in the magazine.

For this card I have used:

  • Card base made from solid white cardstock
  • Printed papers from Tim Craft Helz Cuppleditch paper pack, a free gift with the Quick Cards Made Easy magazine.
  • Christmas stamps
  • Gold sequins
  • Clear flat snowflakes
  • Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink
  • Stazon Black Ink
  • Copic Markers
  • Spellbinders Circle Die Set
  • My Xyron Tape Runner, some Ranger Matt Medium and Foam tape held this all together.

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I covered the card base with the red polka dot patterned paper. I trimmed the reindeer pattern paper and cut a circle in the centre from the Spellbinders Circle Die Set. Then the nerve wrecking best part: stamping and colouring! I used black Stazon ink to stamp the image, a gold pen and some copic markers to colour in the image and I think I nailed it! I was quite pleased with my effort. The image here does not do justice to my shading! Better image next time? I think so! I fussy cut the image and popped it up with some foam squares. I cut a fish tail banner for the Merry Christmas sentiment and popped it up with foam tape too! I finished off this card with beautiful gold sequins and clear snowflakes.

I really loved how this card turned out after following the tutorial in the magazine and I certainly will make more cards similar to this.

So this is what the girl and her tape runner has done!

It is the most wonderful time of the year!

 

 

 

 

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Joy to the world …

It is only the best time of the year again!

I love Christmas, I love celebrating the season that gave the world the son of God, Jesus Christ. With that birth came peace and hope.

I absolutely loved making this card! It was joyful!

For this card I have used:

  • Card base made from plain cream cardstock
  • Printed papers from Tim Craft Helz Cuppleditch paper pack, a free gift with the Quick Cards Made Easy magazine.
  • Plain red cardstock for matting.
  • Gold sequins
  • Anita’s Glaze, similar to Glossy Accents.
  • Chipboard Alphabets
  • Gold Sharpie Maker
  • My Xyron Tape Runner, some Ranger Matt Medium and Foam tape held this all together.

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This card was really simple to make and the beautiful papers speak for themselves! I love that!

I cut out a few birds and popped it up onto the printed paper card base with some foam tape to add dimension. Using Anita’s glaze I’ve added some glossy shine on the birds.

I matt a piece of printed paper with red cardstock for the focal point of the card. I cut three little labels from the Spellbinders Nestabilities Lable set to add my favourite part of the card, the coloured gold chipboard letters spelling JOY. I finished off the card with a few gold sequins.

So this is what the girl and her tape runner has done!

Hello December.

Hey you, let’s Shaker Up

I am always charmed by shaker cards! I love pretty sequins, tiny beads and paper bits!

I saw the Docrafts Papermania Sew Lovely collection at the local craft and stationary store and was smitten!

I planned to use this collection on a few million projects and I just couldn’t wait to start!

For this card I have used:

  • Plain orange cards stock
  • Acetate from left over packaging
  • A border frame, a piece of patterned paper, thread spools and the sentiment from the Docrafts Papermania Sew Lovely Collection
  • Multi-coloured sequins from a local fabric store
  • My Xyron Tape Runner, some Ranger Matt Medium, Foam tape and MONO Multi Liquid Glue held this all together.

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I made a shaker pocket by using the foam tape on all four sides, before sealing the fourth side; I tossed in a million handful of sequins.

Once sealed and secured, I adhered it onto the orange card stock.

I placed the frame over the shaker pocket, neatly avoiding the foam tape underneath.

For the centre piece, I adhered paper thread spools and the sentiment from the collection onto a piece of patterned paper before placing it onto the shaker pocket.

So this is what the girl and her tape runner has done!