Thursday, 5 June 2014

Double Diamond Fold Card

Ok, it's finally here...
I am sorry about the wait and the quality of the video, my son was playing around with some music in the background which kind of adds extra noise.
The video is at the bottom of the page.
This was the card I demonstrated in a workshop, which is missing the word bubble and I had coloured the fox with Cujan Craze on this one.

I scanned this from an A4 page that I had drawn the diagrams onto, so if your having trouble reading the measurements it should print out ok to be readable... I hope. 

Card stock base is Soft Suede and all other card stock is Crumb Cake.
Hardwood background stamped in Early Espresso and all other images stamped with Vesa Mark and embossed with Black embossing powder.
All images are coloured with Aqua Painter, Stampin Write Markers and the White Chalk Pen.
I will get a video up on the details of the colouring technique.

Background stamp is Hardwood and the words "hey there" is from Word Bubbles.
All other images (animals, trees & mushrooms) are from Life in the Forrest.

In this picture you can see all the score lines and folds, as well as the stamps.
I wrote on the underneath of the card before giving it away, there is loads of room to write on and for the kids to add their weird pictures too (as my son often does).

I will try to improve my video making skills.... you'll just have to bare with me until I do.  : )


 This video shows more of the watercolouring with Stampin' Write Markers.
Keeping mind that you need to use water based ink when blending with the water pen (Aqua Painter).

Monday, 2 June 2014

Double Embossed Cards

One of my customers asked if we could do double embossed cards at a workshop, so of course I had to experiment to find one that would be suitable (not to complicated) & have a few samples to show them as well.
Everybody loves Coastal Cabana.
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Itty Bitty Banners & Six-Sided Sampler.
Textured Impressions Embossing Folders: Honeycomb & Designer Frames.
Colours: Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay Whisper White & Jet Black Stazon.
Punches: Elegant Butterfly & Bitty Butterfly.
Framelits: Itty Bitty Banners

Butterflies are watercoloured with a bit of Dazzling Diamonds added.
"Happy Birthday" banner is also watercoloured.

Same card as above with different colours; Summer Starfruit & Pear Pizzaz.
Sponged the outside edges of the whisper white with summer starfruit first, then embossed before adding pear pizzaz with the sponge lightly over the starfruit.

Same as above without the sponging for a crisp clean look (that was until the card was dropped onto an ink pad).
Textured Impressions Embossing Folders: Decorative Dots & Designer Frames.
Punches: Elegant Butterfly,  Bitty Butterfly & Scallop Trim Border.

Stamps; Perfectly Penned
Textured Impressions Embossing Folders: Decorative Dots & Designer Frames.
Blossom Party Originals Die.

Blossom Party Originals Die.
Stamps: Petal Parade & Simply Sketched.
Textured Impressions Embossing Folders: Fancy Fan & Designer Frames.

Textured Impressions Embossing Folders: Decorative Dots & Designer Frames.
Stamps: Simply Sketched.
Dsp: Sweet Sorbet

I watercoloured the bird with colours from the Sweet Sorbet dsp, not that I need to because I ended up using the piece with only two neutral colours in it anyway.

Textured Impressions Embossing Folders: Woodgrain & Designer Frames.
Stamps: Simply Sketched.
Dsp: Sweet Sorbet

I stamped the bird on Sahara Sand card stock with black stazon ink, then coloured with white chalk pen.

Just thought I'd quickly add in a link to a tutorial for this technique, because I haven't had a chance to do one myself.