Monday, 1 March 2021

Layering Stencils from Altenew - Such Fun !

I loved making this card.   

I recently ordered the fabulous Flower Bunch Simple Layering Stencil Set by Altenew and couldn't wait to get creating with it.


I'm not going to lie, I did find the four different sheets of stencil a little daunting upon opening the pack, but I settled back and watched a few video demonstrations on YouTube and then just dived in.


I made my selection of Altenew Dye Inks and wiled away some creative time designing this card.



I find that stencils are becoming a big part of my craft stash.  They can be used as attractive backgrounds as well as for beautiful focal points for your cardmaking.   This one is really very pretty.

I have to say that I was rather self-indulgent, because I also treated myself to the fabulous Tall Alpha Lowercase stamp set and die bundle.   I love how slimline the letters are.  They don't dominate the design but add elegance.

The "Let's Celebrate" sentiment is from the Sentiment Strips 2, also by Altenew.

Well I do hope you like today's little offering.  I have to say that I am thrilled with it.

Thanks for looking.   Please pop back.

Bye for now and .............................."happy crafting everybody!".

Linda xxx
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Sunday, 28 February 2021

Spellbinders Filigree Facade Frame Etched Dies by Amazing Paper Grace - A Birthday Card

Hello folks

Today I am sharing a pretty birthday card which I have made using the beautiful Filigree Facade Frame Etched Dies by Amazing Paper Grace.  These dies were designed by Becca Feeken and are part of her new Make A Scene Collection.  Becca's creative team recently took part in a blog hop to showcase the entire collection, with lots of different ideas for using the dies.  If you missed our blog hop, you can catch it here:-

https://www.papercraftwithcrafty.co.uk/2021/02/introducing-amazing-paper-grace-make.html

The Make a Scene Collection create kinetic cards in the form of a slider window which opens to reveal a layered scene.  There is a basic set for the slider and there are available various different sets of dies with different scenes/themes which can mixed and matched.

However, for today's card I have made a simple yet elegant portrait 5x7 inch card.   You will see that the Filigree Facade Frame fits this size beautifully.   There are five intricate panels and you have the option to leave of any of the panels blank.   I have cut the intricate side panels directly onto my card base layer.  You may just be able to see that I created a separate intricate panel behind my topper. 


I think this is a really useful set of dies, as you have various design options.


I used the Elegant Twist Circles Etched Dies for my topper, together with the "Happy Birthday" word die which is from the Celebration Scene Etched Dies, which are also part of the Make A Scene Collection.

To finish my card I made some pretty flowers in varying sizes, together with some branches using the new Grand Cinch and Go Flowers Etched Dies



I am really excited about this new collection and am looking forward to creating some slider cards with different themes from the collection, which I will be sharing here over the coming weeks.

Thank you for joining me today and I do hope you will make a return visit.

Bye for now and ......................... "happy crafting everybody!"

Linda xxx 
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Saturday, 27 February 2021

Peony Bouquet by Altenew - Sending Hugs Card

Hello and thanks for stopping by.

Today I have a card that I put together this week.  I got out my Altenew Alcohol Marker Pens and the lovely Peony Bouquet bundle and sat down to do some much needed therapeutic colouring and blending.


I cut a piece of white card stock at approximately 5 x 5-1/2 inches, placed it in my Misti stamp positioner and stamped two of the Peonies using Memento Ink in Desert Sand ink.  I applied colour with my Marker Pens and placed the card stock back in the Misti and this time I re-stamped the Peonies using clear Versamark.  Then I applied Papermania Copper Embossing Powder and heat set my flowers.  I prefer to go back and heat emboss with the metallic powders after colouring, because if you apply your alcohol markers directly to a heat embossed image, you run the risk of spoiling your marker pens.

I stamped on the sentiment which is from the Altenew Fancy Greetings stamp set, in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. 

I stamped, coloured and die-cut a separate Peony and some leaves as well.


Then I took the stamped layer and used my Altenew Party Banner Die to create a nice banner topper.

My card is 5 x 7 inches.

I cut a further piece of white card stock at 4-3/4" x 6-3/4" inches and scored lines at every 1/8" on the short side. I put together my layers and added some adhesive backed foam strips on the reverse of the banner.  Oh yes - and I added a white satin bow.

Ta dah !    I love how this turned out.   Hope you like it too.

That's it from me for today.  I am off into the garden to do some much needed tidying and pruning.  

What are you up today?

Bye for now folks and ......................"happy crafting everybody!".

Linda xxx
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Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Birthday Card - Birdsong Mintay 6 x 6 Papers

I can share this now as my lovely friend has received it.


I recently treated myself to the Mintay Birdsong 6x6 paper pad and I can see just why Mintay papers have become so popular.

I used a piece for this card and it was lovely to sit and do a little bit decoupage, a little bit of flower forming with fomiran and creating a nice little mixed media card.   This is a style of card that I am becoming more and more drawn to.


My flowers and leaves are made from dies that I ordered from Craft Box a while back now.  There are a few small mulberry paper flowers too - so lots of texture.

The Happy Birthday Sentiment is from the Spellbinders More Sentiments Hot Glimmer Foil Plates and the frame is Spellbinders Triple Tear S4-490.

The little bird is from The Beautiful Birdcage Collection of dies by Card Making Magic.

Well that's it from me for today.

I hope you like today's project and that you will pop back.

Bye for now my crafting friends and ................................."happy crafting everyody!".

Linda xxx 
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Monday, 22 February 2021

Introducing the Amazing Paper Grace - Make A Scene Collection


 
Hi crafty friends!  It seems like we have been waiting for months for February to roll around.  We have been working in the background, holding our breath, tapping our feet and waiting on tippie toes to show you a new collection!  Ta-dah!!!  Today we are introducing a new Amazing Paper Grace Collection called Make A Scene!!!  It was designed by Becca Feeken and is available at Spellbinders.  Stay tuned for a video link at the bottom of the post.
 
NOW, TO EXPLAIN THIS TO YOU . . . 
 
In the past, Becca has created several interactive collections . . remember 3D Vignettes and remember Shadowbox Vignettes?  One of the things Becca does, is she tries to create a new twist on interactive that you can also use with flat cards and with past collections. That means new material for your old material.
 

WHAT IS MAKE A SCENE?

 
Make A Scene is an interactive card collection and a flat card collection, all in one - you choose based on your style.
 
The interactive portion is made with a card base that folds in six different layered scenery options.  The 3D card base folds flat but slides open to reveal a dimensional scene.  Since it has a 3D profile, the opened card makes quite a splash and can be set out on a desk for showing off.  The card base is huge and it offers you the chance to snag one of six scenes that cover many occasions.  If the six scenes are not your occasion du jour, then by all means dive into your huge stash of dies and insert your own contents.
 
The flat card portion is made with the individual scenes.  Each of the components for the scenes can be cut onto the top of a panel and used on a flat card or as part of a 3D Vignette or as part of a shadowbox scene.
 
Today we are prepared to show you - each Creative Team Member has created both a 3D Card and a Flat Card so that you can see the best of both worlds!
 
My Projects for Today
 
I'm using S6-165 Make a Scene Card Base and S5-440 Celebration 


 
I chose to make a bold and bright birthday themed slider card.   I really loved putting the little cake together.   I added lots of balloons in complimentary colours to match my background paper.   I hope the recipient enjoys the bright and colourful reveal when the sliders are pulled back.



To frame my basic slider card mechanism, I have used the S6-168 Scallop Facade Frame from the collection.

This is the reverse side of my slide card.  I used the S5-435 Elegant Adornments which are also part of the new collection.   The sentiment is from the Heart Melt Sentiments Hot Foil Plate and Die Set.

I also made a 5 x 7 upright card using the Celebrations set as my main focal point. 





Designers Tip:  Using foam backed tape really does help the slider mechanism to glide easily when opening and closing the slider.  I found when initially putting together my prototype that using double sided tap or glue did not make it so easy to open and close smoothly.
 
How to Assemble:
When you see the card base it will make total sense how this goes together.  Here is a quick start video to lay it all out for you.



Make A Scene Availability:

These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here:  Make A Scene


Make A Scene Collection Blog Hop!


Click on the links to each member, they're waiting to inspire you to create something beautiful:



Giveaway!  

You could win an Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month! Enter to win on our new Instagram Account https://www.instagram.com/amazingpapergrace_creates/. All  of the entry details are there, look for this image below:



I love your comments!  Tell me, which scene is calling your name?


Linda xx

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Sunday, 21 February 2021

Butterfly Greetings With the Beautiful Cannetille Rectangle Etched Dies by Amazing Paper Grace

Hi, hello and welcome to today's blog post.

Today I am sharing a delicately pretty card which I made using the gorgeous Cannetille Rectangle dies designed by Becca Feeken.



I used the rectangles to form a pretty see through frame for the gorgeous butterfly which sits smack bang in the middle.  The butterfly is from the Flutter Wing Shadowbox Butterflies die set, again designed by Becca for her Amazing Paper Grace brand.

I chose to use pearlescent card stock in baby blue and added subtle gold accents.



The sentiment has been foiled and for this I used the Lovely Ladybug Glimmer Hot Foil Plates which are part of the Sweet Cardlets collection designed by Becca.


I really do like using intricate background dies to make see-through frames for cards.  It's a style of cards that I have been enjoying watching Becca make for some years now, and it's lovely to have a go at emulating it.

Hope you like it.   Thanks for popping by.  I do appreciate it.  

Bye for now and ...................."happy crafting everybody!".

Linda xxx 
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Friday, 19 February 2021

Layered Dahlia Stencils A & B from Altenew - So Bold and Pretty

As soon as I spotted the release of the Layered Dahlia Stencils A & B they were in my basket and eagerly awaited.   

They didn't disappoint !   I really enjoyed using them for today's project for which I selected a bright and beautiful colour palette of Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Carved Pumpkin and Squeezed Lemonade.


My sentiment was made up of a stamped one from the Altenew Sentiment Strips 2 stamp set and a die-cut "TODAY" using the Fine Alphabet Die Set.


I really do love the idea of layering stencilled images and will be looking to add to my collection. 

Hope you like today's project.  Thanks for taking a look.  I hope you will pop back again.

Bye for now and ....................."happy crafting everybody!".

Linda xxx 
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Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Peony Bouquet from Altenew - Celebrating You Today Card

Working my way through stamps that I have had in my stash for a little while now, I picked out the beautiful Peony Bouquet bundle to create with yesterday.  


The result of my labours is this pretty card which I have now earmarked for a lovely friend of mine. 

I really enjoyed working with colours in differing tones, which is something that I really love about using layering stamps and, in particular, layering floral stamps.


I used my Altenew Crisp Dye inks in tones of pink, lavender, turquoise and green.  Once all the images had been stamped I die cut them and mounted them onto a black layer, which really makes the colours pop.  I used my Nested Stitched Slims Craft Dies by Lisa .  These are perfect if you like creating slimline cards with lots of layers.



The sentiment is from the Altenew Sentiment Strips 2 stamp set.   I have found that I am getting a lot of mileage from this set as there are so many different sentiments to suit all sorts of occasions.

Click illustration for more details


Well that's it from me for today.  Hope you like my project today and that you will pop back for a return visit.

Bye for now and ............................."happy crafting everybody!"

Linda xxx
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Sunday, 14 February 2021

Amazing Paper Grace Double Halo Oval Etched Dies - A Just Because Card

Cards get given for lots of designated occasions, but sometimes it is nice to send one just because; just because someone might be struggling; just because you want to say hello; just because it's pretty!  


My card will be heading off in the post shortly to some lovely folk because I want them to know that they are in my thoughts at a difficult time of the year.

I wanted to create a delicate and pretty frame for my sentiment and the Double Halo Etched Dies are just perfect for this.  The frame creates a beautiful focal point.


I wanted to add lots of different texture to this project, and did so by using wooden butterflies which I gave an enamelled look to, by coating in some pearlescent coloured drops and leaving them to dry.  I created a floral spray around one side of my pretty frame by using my Cinch and Go Flowers III dies, combined with some mulberry paper flowers from my craft stash.  I added further texture to my largest flower by adding some sparkle.  I finished the whole thing with a raffia bow.


I used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System to foil the sentiment which is from the More Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate.

There are two different sized intricate dies in the Double Halo Oval set, the smallest of which I used to create a beautiful little topper for a weeny box project, which I think makes it look rather special.




This is an illustration of what comes in the Double Halo Oval Etched Dies set.  You can click the illustration to be taken to the Spellbinders website-

Well that's it from me for today.  I did enjoy creating these projects and I do hope you like them.  Thanks for looking and please do pop back.

Ciao for now and ............................."happy crafting everybody!"

Linda xxx
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Saturday, 13 February 2021

Classic Rose from Altenew - A Get Well Card

I do have a lovely for floral cards and also for using layering stamps to create depth and dimension when stamping my images.

So I had a little flip through my growing collection of Altenew bundles and decided to use the fabulous Classic Beauty stamp and dies for today's card.  This set is part of the Framed Beauty Creativity Card Making Kit.


I started by lightly stencilling a delicate background using the Patchwork Kite Stencil, using my Dew Drops Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in  Then I stamped some images directly onto that layer before stamping and die-cutting some leaves and flowers from a separate piece of water colour card stock.   I chose watercolour card because I like the texture.  Then I used foam backed adhesive strips to my die cuts before positioning them on the card.

I die cut the large letters to spell the word "Sending" using the Altenew Fine Alphabet die set.  I cut two sets - one in a pastel blue and one in white and layered the letters, slightly offsetting the top later.

The "Healing Hugs" sentiment is from the Altenew Sentiment Strips 2 stamp set.


I finished the whole thing with a sprinkling of teeny tiny sequins.

I love how it turned out.  Nice and bright and clean.  

I do hope you like it.  Thank you for stopping to have a look.

Bye for now and ....................."happy crafting everybody!".

Linda xxx 
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