I am not a fan of Vintage but,

Hello,

I am not a fan of making vintage or shabby chic cards but, every once in a while duty calls for it and  I take on the challenge. Recently, a friend wanted a card for a friend and the brief was simple: Typewriter and Vintage.

I went to my paper collection and found the most beautiful paper from Prima Marketing. I used several cuts from the paper pad and pieced together this beauty.

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I even used lace! I stamped the type writer [from the Sizzix Framelits Noted Die Set] with Stazon Black Ink. I was surprised at the end result, because it all worked together! The card giver was very impressed and I hope the receiver was happy.

Thank you for visiting. Until then, learn new things and be a kind human.

Yours in papercrafting,

The Girl with a Tape Runner

Hello Penelope Dee

Recently, the talented Glenda Viljoen, Owner of SA Scrapbook Convention together with leading distributor of the latest art and crafts, Trodat Crafts launched the beautiful Penelope Dee paper range. I was drawn to the captivating colours, the water colour effects, the sayings and the quality of the Blooming Fields paper collection.

The paper was so thick that I had myself checking if I was cutting through two pieces of paper at once! Each design was carefully thought of and each sheet in the collection, gracefully compliments each other. The paper really speaks for itself! Some pages are so beautifully designed that you would just want to frame it as is. Since the launch of Penelope Dee, Glenda has since released two more collections, Notable and Tea Time.

While the paper was made for scrapbooking, I could not resist the purchase and used it for card making.

For the first card, using Tim Holtz Distress Inks, I blended plain white cardstock with the colours closest to the paper range to design my own background. I cut strips of the paper collection to create side banners, a sentiment already designed from the collection was used for the card topper and of course, I had to complete the card with simple yet so beautiful sequins. I have become a little more adventurous and splatted some ink across the card.

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As stated earlier, the paper is so beautiful it speaks for its self. For my second card,  I used bits of each sentiment and placed them together to create a beautiful collage of paper cuts! I added some pearls (not the real ones that the Queen wears) and paint splashes and it was all done.

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This collection is amazing, I encourage you follow their Facebook page and buy their collection. You will find stamps and beads, acrylics blocks and wooden embellishments. You will see why I am smitten by this collection.

Ps. They did not pay me to say this. Her collection is beautiful.

Thank you for visiting. Until then, learn new things and be a kind human.

Yours in papercrafting,

The Girl with a Tape Runner

Giving Good Gifts

Hello.

I love giving good gifts. This week I made two sets of tags for two people very dear to me.

The first set of tags are for my friend Elisha, who just started a baking business.

I used my now famous water colour backgrounds and my stamping has improved.

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Water Colouring with Stamping Tags

The next set of tags I made for our Relief Society Stake President, I know she is always giving out notes and tokens to people. I know that she will really need them and appreciate them. I used the same technique, just this time I also embossed it!

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Water Colour Technique with Embossing

Thank you for visiting. Until then, learn new things and be a kind human.

Yours in papercrafting,

The Girl with a Tape Runner

Using Patterned Paper

Hello,

I love using patterned paper, however with all the learning that I have been doing, stamping and creating my own backgrounds is now my new favourite.

I recently purchased the Illustrated Faith Paper collection and I am so in love with it. I made some beautiful cards with it. I tried my hand at another card this week.

Here is the card I made using those papers and lots of foam tape:

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Illustrated Faith Card

The next new set of paper that I purchased was the Kaiser Kraft Sea Breeze Collection and I made this card. The topper for the card is not a stamp, it is a piece of paper from a paper design in the collection.

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Kaiser Kraft Sea Breeze Collection

Thank you for visiting. Until then, learn new things and be a kind human.

Yours in papercrafting,

The Girl with a Tape Runner

Water Colour Emboss Resist Technique

Hello,

I love water colouring my backgrounds, what I love more is the emboss resist technique on water coloured backgrounds!

Here are two cards that I made this week.

Supplies used:

  • Big Shot for embossing
  • Kaiser Kraft Sea Breeze Stamp
  • Black Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Distress Inks

 

Thank you for visiting. Until then, learn new things and be a kind human.

Yours in papercrafting,

The Girl with a Tape Runner

Making Cards using Illustrated Faith

I love the Illustrated Faith paper collection with all my heart!

These cards were made in one sitting! Can you believe that?

I embossed the background card tops with several different embossing folders then used Ranger Inks to water colour the backgrounds. I used spray mists to do a few splatters too!

The sentiments were from the Illustrated Faith paper collection.

To finish it off, I used flowers and stones.

Thank you for visiting. Until then, learn new things and be a kind human.

Yours in papercrafting,

The Girl with a Tape Runner

 

Making cards, staying happy

Lately, I have made a few technique cards. I loved learning how to use water colours and emboss resist techniques. I loved playing with different colour combinations with distress inks – colours that I won’t usually use.

I have recently purchased the BoBunny Believe, Kaisercraft Cottage Rose and Sea Breeze paper collections and I loved making cards with them. I tried to copy/CASE/scraplift the Kaisercraft cards (You are beautiful inside and out/You are the reason I smile)  from their inspiration blog post, but I really could not get it to look exactly like theirs! Their designers are perfect and I can only aspire to be like them. But try I will.

If you are following my journey, you will notice my growth in cardmaking, I am happy.

Thank you for visiting. Until then, learn new things and be a kind human.

Yours in papercrafting,

The Girl with a Tape Runner

Mixed Media Class with Svetlana Austin

Oh the excitement.

Svetlana is one of THE MOST talented mixed media artists that I have ever know. She has an eye for detail and she is super creative. It was my greatest pleasure and honour to be taught by her. I must admit, I was not her best student, but she was the best teacher EVER.

Her classes are small and very indept, she leaves nothing unturned! She taught me to make this beautiful printers tray. It was an EIGHT hour long project! I loved every minute of working on it and while I was scared at the beginning of the class, I really learnt a great deal and was introduced to great projects.

Here’s what I made in her class. Will I make one like this again? Maybe. Yes. When she has another class!

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Thank you for visiting. Until then, learn new things and be a kind human.

Yours in papercrafting,

The Girl with a Tape Runner

Easter

Easter is such a special time for me. I love the season and I love that I have Saviour who thought that I was worth dying for.

To celebrate this special occasion I made these beautiful cards and a wreath.

I loved working with stencils and distress inks and spray mists!

Mixed media products are so fun to use on cards and I am hooked.

Hope everyone had a beautiful Easter season

Thank you for visiting. Until then, learn new things and be a kind human.

Yours in papercrafting,

The Girl with a Tape Runner

Celebrate Life. Today

On February 17, 2014 my dad’s soul went home to the God who gave us life. Dad was an artisan. He was a perfectionist in his trade and this year on his second death anniversary while going through a range of emotions, I decided that to honour his life, I will do what I know best. Create.

I created these cute little cards as a reminder to celebrate today. Light those candles. Don’t save that dress. Use those embellishments and foam tape. Tomorrow is never promised.

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These cards are so simple and super easy to make. The supplies used for these cards are shown in the image above.

Want to give this a try?

Using Ranger’s Distress Inks, carefully blend the cardstock from dark to light.

Stamp your sentiment towards the bottom of the card. In this card, I stamped the Paper Smooches Celebrate stamp using Docrafts Artiste Black Dye Ink.

Use strips of patterned paper to add a fun twist to the card. You can also use washi tape. Here I have used both patterned paper and washi tape.

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Life is precious. Take each day and relish it! Love the people in your life and make every moment count. Celebrate, Today and everyday.

Thank you for visiting. Until then, learn new things and be a kind human.

Yours in papercrafting,

The Girl with a Tape Runner