Sunday, December 9, 2018

Wintry cards for Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop

Here are two wintry cards using watercolour backgrounds.

This one was stamped with black embossing powder and tag from Unity Stamp Co (Kit of the Month Oct 2013). The tree silhouette stamp (GinaK Designs) seem to be discontinued:

And a white embossing ink one using the same tree stamp.  The sentiment is from the same Unity Stamp set.

This is posted as part of the Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop!!   It's a really good cause and though it's near impossible to support financially from South Africa I hope this helps!
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Kat Scrappiness Charity Blog Hop & Sale for Coffee Oasis

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Fancy framed shaker

And here is card number 3. This one took me quite a while to make. The cut frame has 3 layers and is then layered on another cut-out from the die-set to create the frame and base for the shaker. This whole shaker was then mounted onto a card base from which the front edge has been partially die-cut from the same die to match the shape of the border.

>>> Fantasy Flower 3 (South African retailer)

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Snowmen sliders

This is card nr 2 of the specially ordered cards. It's for a young boy and I thought he would like the spinning and sliding snowmen.

Snowmen: Grab bag from GinaK Designs (probably discontinued stamps, they're so old)



God bless


I was asked to make 3 special cards for Christmas and as usual I like to include a theme of interest for the specific person where possible.

This one was for a lady who loves dancing!  I decided to leave out a sentiment so that it can be used for Christmas / Holidays / New Year.


(I'm no colourist and usually avoid it so this was just coloured quickly with watercolour paint.)

God bless

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

Christmas CAS Card class Colouring

Hello all

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Day 3 of was all about coloring. I was weary of this one because I actually hate coloring. Whether it be pencils (too much effort and I'm impatient) or markers (too expensive to maintain) so I try and avoid it where possible. Which means that a LOT of my stamps start to gather dust. Not. Good. So I was very relieved to see a lot of watercolouring, not only of backgrounds, but images as well.

The images, with candy canes, are from Unity's 2013 (Oct) Kit of the Month:

I made a shaker card and it was actually not difficult at all. The image was stamped on watercolour paper (front) with Archival Ink. I mounted it with painter's tape and watercoloured the images. Once it was dry I cut it out with a craft knife to make a window. The image was stamped on normal cardstock as well for the back and lightly shaded with distress ink. The candy canes were also stamped on watercolour paper, painted and cut out. Then it was easily assembled with foam tape behind the front panel. The shaker window has some of the candy canes and some stars added. 

All credit for this goes to Kristina Werner who's blog I have been practically stalking these past few months and I can't get enough of her watercolour cards. It's been a revelation.

I trust everyone is A-OK!

God bless,
From a VERY hot Johannesburg!


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Christmas CAS Card class Inking

Hello all!
It's been ages but I HAVE been card-making. I've just not had time to update my blog!
I signed up for Kristina and Jennifer's  Online Card Class and day 1 is all about INKING!.

I did a masked off strip that I ink-blended before stamping over it. I did some shadow stamping on the trees as well.

I'm so looking forward to Day 2!

God bless!

Wintry cards for Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop

Here are two wintry cards using watercolour backgrounds. This one was stamped with black embossing powder and tag from Unity Stamp Co (...