Friday Live – 15th May

Here’s the card that Phill made during his Friday Live on 15th May.

Its made using the A6 Medley Stamps, Flower Dies, Compendium of Sentiments and A4 Essentials Premium Paper Packs. The card in the photo uses the Bluebell and Sage Papers and Coffee Bean Cardstock.

THE FULL CARD

Stage 1 – Cut out all the layers and die cuts needed as below:

  • Card Blank – 20 x 20cm
  • Layer 1 – Coffee Bean Card – 19x19cm
  • Layer 2 – Paper Layer – 18.5×18.5cm (Scuffed Edges)
  • Layer 3 – Paper Strip – 18cm x 6cm (Torn)
  • Oval Frame – Coffee Bean Card
  • Oval Shape – Pure White Card
  • Elegance and Enchanting Flower Dies – cut using the papers
  • Lush Leaves Die
  • Essential Tags Die – x2 (paper and card)

Stage 2 – Ink the edges of the Paper Layer using the Acorn Versafine Clair Ink Pad using a ‘patting action’. This helps it to be blend more subtly onto the paper and gives it a shabby finish. Then use the Sakura Real White Gel pens to draw a stitched border pattern around the layer. Using the Four in One Flower Border Stencil gently ink some flowers onto the paper layer. Use the Woodware Edge Crimper to shred the edges of the paper and shabby up the edges. Phill also went round the edge and tore the paper a little. Adhere to Card stock layer.

Stage 3 – Tear the edges of the Paper Strip. If you stay close you will get a larger white border. Use the Life Quotes Extras Textures to add a pattern onto the paper strip. Phill did second generation stamping.

Stage 4 – Assemble the layers onto the card blank, using foam tape where you wish. The Coffee Bean Frame is underneath the paper strip, so only the top and bottom half is visible with the white stitching border.

Stage 5 – Stamp up the A6 Medley Stamp onto the plain oval with the Versafine Clair.

TOP TIP – when a stamp is larger than the die cut shape, use a sheet of paper and a tiny, tiny blob of glue to keep it in place. (see video). Stamp the Medley Image again onto scrap paper as you will need some extras to cut out and decoupage.

Stage 6 – Use the Watercolour Brush Blending Pens to colour in the main oval image and the extras you wish to decoupage. Adhere the oval image to the card blank. Stamp the sentiment onto the small tag.

Stage 7 – Shape and assemble the flowers onto the card blank. Add the Lush Leaves as you go. Add pearls to the centre of the flowers and add glitter where you wish.

Here’s what we used with links to the www…..

FRIDAY LIVE WITH PHILL

Sentimentally Yours Products

  • A6 Medley Stamps
  • A4 Essentials Premium Paper Packs
  • Essential Oval Dies
  • Four In One Flower Border Stencil
  • Elegance & Enchanting Flower Dies
  • Lush Leaves Dies
  • Premium PVA Glue
  • Pearls

Others

  • Verasfine Clair Inks
  • Woodware Edge Crimper

We hope you enjoy making this card!

Friday Live Card – 1st May

Here is the card Phill made during his Friday Live with Phill on 1st May.

It’s made using the new A6 Big Birthday Verses, Beautiful Brushstrokes Terranova Paper Packs, Sweetheart Flower Stamps & Dies, Textural Temptations Stamps, Cobalt Blue Cardstock, Double Debossed Plain and Rounded Corner Square Dies, Leaf Dies.

On the live video he uses a different colourway, with the Olive Grove Cardstock.  He uses Milled Lavender and Bundled Sage to ink the pattern inside.

The Full Card

Stage 1 – cut out all the layers and die cuts as below:

  • Card Blank – 21 x 21cm (cut as in stage 2)
  • Layer 1 – Card – 20.5 x 10.5cm
  • Layer 2 – Papers – 20 x 10cm
  • Layer 3 – Card – 20.5cm x 20.5cm (inside)
  • Layer 4 – Papers – 20 x 20cm (inside)
  • Die Cut Squares in coloured card, white card and the papers,
  • Flower Dies – some with card and some with vellum
  • Leaf Dies

Stage 2 – Cut the card blank front to the size, by measuring down 10cm from the top and cutting off, leaving an 11cm panel on the bottom.

Stage 3 – Stamp your chosen Big Birthday Verse onto the Square Paper Die Cut layer for the front with the Pure White Embossing Powder.  Choose a smaller sentiment for the inside layer.

(Don’t forget your anti-static bag)

Stage 4 – Stamp your chosen Textural Temptations stamp around the edge of the paper layer for the inside with Distress Oxides for a more subtle finish.  Phill also gently wiped over the ink to smudge it a little.  He then stamped a different texture pattern with the Pure White Embossing Powder.

Use one of the Distress Oxide Inks to shabby up the edges – after you’ve done the stamping.

Stamp the front paper layer with a texture stamp and Pure White Embossing Powder.

Stage 5 – Glue all the flat layers together on the front and inside.  Raise the front verse on foam tape and attach to the white square layer. Phill has then lifted the bottom part on foam tape. Glitter the edges

Stage 6 – Stamp and die cut the flowers you would like to use on either the cardstock or vellum.  Phill used the Sakura Gelly Roll pens to add some sparkle.

Stage 7 – assemble the card and add the flowers, leaves and glitter.

Here’s what we used with links to our www….

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We hope you enjoy making this card!

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Friday Live Card – 24th April 2020

Here is the card Phill made during his Friday Facebook Live on 24th April.

It uses the Sentiment Medallion Wrap and Coins,  Romantique Flower Dies, Double Debossed Circle Dies. This card uses the Olive Grove and Pure White Card Stock and Olive Vine Embossing Powders.  It also has Porcelain White Pearls in the centre of the flowers.

On Phills live show he used Storm Grey Card with Smokey Quartz Embossing Powder, Vellum, Enchanting Flowers Dies and the Triple Layering Diamond Stencils. He also mixed Diamond Dazzle, Luna Holographic and Rainbow Crystals Glitters! Lush!

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Stage 1 – cut out all the layers needed as below

  • Card blank is 23 x 17.5cm
  • 1st layer – Olive – 22 x 16.5cm
  • 2nd layer – White – 21 x 15.5cm
  • 3rd Layer – Olive Embossed – 18 x 13cm
  • Strip – 3cm wide
  • Circle Die Layers (Except the Wrap and Coins)
  • Flower Dies.

Stage 2 – stamp the Medallion Wrap onto White Card using the Olive Vine Embossing Powders.  Stamp the Sentiment Coins onto white and the small words onto Olive Grove.  Use the Circle Dies to cut these out for layering later.

Stage 3 –  Using the Embossing Powder, stamp the borders onto the strip of card. Then add the centre part design of your choice.

Stage 4 – Layer up the circle dies and other card layers onto the card blank. Use foam tape where you wish. Glitter the edges where you like!

Stage 5 –  Use the extras on the Medallion Wraps to stamp each petal on the plain white flowers.  Assemble the flowers and allow the glue to dry a little.

Stage 6 – add the flowers, leaves and pearls to your card!

Here’s what we used with links to the website…..

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We hope you enjoy making this card!

Karen Signature

A6 Life Quotes – Facebook Live Card

Here’s the card that Phill made on Facebook.

It is made using the Double Debossed Corner Rectangles, Lush Leaves, Leafy Fronds and Elegance Flower Dies and Stamps. And also the new Life Quotes A6 Stamps released on Hochanda a few weeks ago.

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Stage 1 – Cut out all the layers needed as below:

  • Card Blank is 23cm x 19cm
  • Layer 1 – 21cm x 17cm
  • Layer 2 – Double Debossed Corner Rectangle – Background
  • Layer 3 – Double Debossed Corner Rectangle – A6 Life Quote Stamp
  • Leafy Frond
  • Lush Leaves

Stage 2 –  Wipe the smallest rounded corner rectangle layer with the anti-static dust bag.  Stamp the ‘Special Day Life Quote’  with the Perfect Medium and cover with Cracked Pepper Premium Embossing Powder. Colour in elements of the stamp with the watercolour brush blending pens.

TIP – Scribble the pen onto a blending mat and pick up with a water brush to create a faded finish.

Stage 3 – Stamp the extra elements onto the labels white layer. Speed the process up by adding a few to the stamping block and only stamp the edges!

Stage 4 – Stamp the flowers onto white card and use the dies to cut out

TIP – When lining the dies up, you should be able to see just a small bit of the black outline.

Stage 5 – Colour the flowers with the Watercolour Blending Brush Pens.

TIP – I coloured in a little scribble near the centre then used the waterbrush supplied in the set to drag the colour out.

Stage 6 – Assemble the layers and arrange the flowers and leaves.  Add the Spearmint Waves Ombre Pearls.

Here’s what we used with links to our www….

We hope you enjoy making this card!

Karen Signature

MDF Box Card

Here is our latest blog post

The original card was made by Suzanne (Design Team Member). It uses the A4 Premium Paper Packs, MDF Sentiments and Cosmic Holographic Glitters.  In our workshops we also used the new Flower Dies on our cards 🙂

There is a lot of cutting for this card as we have used two different coloured layers of paper each section, but you could certainly make it easier by just having one layer of paper each section! (Follow the cutting for Layer 1 only if you want to make it easier)

Suzanne’s Card

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Stage 1 – Cut out all the layers needed as below:

  • Base Card – x2 pieces of white card – 28.5cm x 9.5 (Score each piece at 9.5cm and 19cm). Glue the middle sections together to make the box and let dry.
  • Lid – 16cm x 16cm white card (Score each side at 3cm all way round and snip at corners to glue sides together later – after you have stuck the layers on!)
  • Outer Box Sections
    • Sides Layer 1 – 9cm x 9cm (x4)
    • Sides Layer 2 – 8.5cm x 8.5cm (x4)
  • Lid Sections
    • Top Layer 1 – 9.5cm x 9.5cm (x1)
    • Top Layer 2 – 9cm x 9cm (x1)
    • Side Panels 1 – 9.5cm x 2.5 (x4)
    • Side Panels 2 – 9cm x 2cm (x4)
  • Inner Box Sections
    • Sides Layer 1 and Base Layer 1 -9cm x 9cm (x5)
    • Sides Layer 2 – 8.5cm x 8.5cm (x4)
    • Base Layer 2 – 8.5cm x 8.5cm (x1) use different paper than sides to contrast
  • Circle Dies – we have left ours white and stamped them
  • Flower Dies

Stage 2 – Glue all the layers to the box sections.

After you have attached the layers on the lids, fold the lid and glue together.

Stage 3 – Choose whether you want to Glitter your MDF Sentiment or Use Embossing Powder – both look fab!  The Holographic Glitter covers the MDF more fully than the Glitter Alchemy.  If you choose to Emboss, make sure you Double Emboss the words to fill the colour.

We have used our Brush Glue Applicator to apply the glitters.  You don’t need a lot of glue as it’s very strong!

The MDF Sentiments all come with extra shapes that you can embellish and add to your box card!

Stage 4 – Choose which Stamps to use on the plain white circles and use coordinating ink to match the papers.

Stage 5 – Ink and shape the flowers

Stage 6 – We have used Pinflair Glue to hold our MDF Sentiment in place.  This takes time to dry, so ideally leave this for at least 3 hours before adding the flowers around the base so it is set.  The flowers will disguise the Silicone glue, or you could sprinkle it with glitter!

Each MDF Sentiment will have at least anchor points at the base when a good blog of Pinflair can be added.

Here’s what we used with link to our www….

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Happy Crafting!

We hope you enjoy making this Box Card!

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Pretty In Pink (and purple!) Sneaky Peek!

Hello Crafters

As my first year anniversary Weekend Wow shows draw closer, I’m sharing a sneaky peek every day this week with you of some of the samples that have been made with (some of) the new products launching on Friday.

We have been waiting for these, they have been a labour of love to get ‘perfect’, but they are so worth the wait! I love these stamps and dies and I just know I am going to use them so much!

Flowers on cards, my absolute favourite way of ‘decorating’ a card,.. which means my designs for the stamps and dies HAD to be beautiful, HAD to work with each other and on their own and simply HAD to be everything I want from a matching set..

My shows launch at 10am on Friday 28th over on Hochanda and I’m so excited, I can’t sleep!! See the side bar to the right to see all the show times for myself and Julia (who is launching Trudies brand new Under The Sea Colection and let me tell you this,.. they are amazing stamps!

Anyhoo, enough rattling..

This card features the beautiful Romantique Flower Stamps & Dies,.. such a pretty, succulent, flouncy flower that you will be able to shape and colour any way you want… Romantique seemed to suit it 🙂

These have been coloured in with my Watercolour Blending Brush Pens (Set 2) and the background has been created with the pens too!

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Hope you like it 🙂

Until tomorrow…

Happy Crafting!

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Sneaky Peek – Sweetheart Flower Stamps & Dies

Hello Crafters,

I know, I know – it’s been like, forever since I did a blog post… I will endeavour to do better! 🙂 (although Karen has been doing a fab job!)

I wanted to show you this card that I made, which you may have seen on my last shows on Hochanda, but I discreetly didn’t mention the flower stamps and dies that I used on air as I was saving them for my 1 year Anniversary (can you believe it’s been a whole year already!) Weekend Wow shows coming up on Friday 28th February to Sunday 1st March (more details will follow soon)

I love this card,.. it’s no secret that I like to add the odd flower or two (OK, 22) to my cards, which is what made designing the stamps and matching dies such a joy… I’ll be honest, it’s taken a while, I wanted them perfect… beautiful and perfect, I hope, when you see them all, you will agree it was worth the wait 😉

So, here it is, my Sapphire Blue Gatefold Card in all its’ Floral Splendour….

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I absolutely loved making this card, love the colours, love the stamped and embossed flower stamps, loved die cutting them (so easy with the dies) love the Classic Sentiment Coins and Medallion and loved the best part, assembling it all!

It’s an 8×8 Gatefold Card, created by joining 2 8×8 card blanks together.

If you want a list of what I used, let me know and I’ll pop it on here.

Set your planner for my weekend wow shows,.. you will have three days of me and two days of Julia between next Friday and Sunday and I have some amazing new products to show you!

Hope you like it 🙂

Happy Crafting

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Pretty Aperture and Flowers

Here’s our latest card made at our workshops.

It uses the gorgeous Flower Stamps designed by Trudie Howard, Doodle Borders and Background Stamps.  The dies we have used are the  Double Debossed Circles, Essentials and Inverted Squares.  The flowers have been coloured with the Watercolour Brush Pens.

The Full Card

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Stage 1 – Cut out all the layers and die cuts as shown in the photo.  The card is 21cm x 21cm. You will need some scrap white card if you wish to decoupage the flowers.

Stage 2 – Ink the edges of the plain inverted square layer in two colours and then where the circle aperture is with the lightest colour ink.  Ink the skinny circle frame.

TIP – we placed the inverted square aperture layer over the plain square layer and lightly drew around the circle with a pencil.  Then we knew where to ink for the aperture!

Stage 3 – choose a background stamp and stamp over the inked circle area using the darker colour ink.

Stage 4 – ink the doodle border around the edge of inverted square aperture layer

Stage 5 – Stamp the flower stamp using Versafine Black Ink onto the large circle die.  If you are decoupaging the flowers stamp it again on the scrap card.  Take your time and enjoy colouring your flowers!

Stage 6 – assemble your layers, using foam tape to lift the inverted square aperture layer.

Other card samples…

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Here’s what we used with links to our website…

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Fancy Flowers Easel Card

Here’s a lovely version of an easel card made at our workshops.

This card uses the gorgeous Stamps designed by Trudie Howard (Flowers and backgrounds), Phill’s Octagon dies and Stately petite Sentiments.  We have coloured in the flowers using the new Watercolour  Blending Brush Pens!

The Full Card – made by Beverley!

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Pointy Pretties Stamp,  Delicate Floral Background, Stormy Sky Distress Oxide

Stage 1 – cut out all the layers and die cuts needed as below:

  • 20cm x 20cm – Card Blank
  • 9.5cm x 9.5cm (x3 pieces) – Inked layers
  • 9cm x 9cm – Backrgound Layers
  • 1 x larger octagon (flowers)
  • 2 x medium octagons (creates the easel)
  • 1 x small octagon (stopper)
  • Scrap white card to stamp extra flowers etc

Stage 2 – start by creating your base card using the 20cm x 20cm piece of square card.  Firstly score at 10cm across and up/down to create 4 quarters.  Then score from the top middle score line diagonally down/out towards the two middle score lines.   Cut up the  score line from the bottom middle score line to the centre of the card.  Fold the middle scored lines inwards and use a bone folder to create a crisp crease.  Fold the top two diagonal score lines back and out on themselves. Crease well. (see image)

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Stage 3 – cut two of the 9.5cm x 9.5cm pieces diagonally in half to create triangles.  Ink the edges of all these 5 pieces. (4 triangles , 1 square)

Stage 4 – stamp the background onto the x3 9cm x 9cm pieces.  THEN cut two in half diagonally.  Stick these layers to the inked layers.

Stage 5 – stamp your chosen flower onto the largest octagon so that some of the flower is off the edges of the card.   Stamp the flower again onto the scrap card for decoupaging later.

TIP – If you don’t want to decoupage your flower, just stamp if fully onto this piece.

Stage 6 – stamp your chosen sentiment/image onto the stopper octagon and also a verse on the bottom left hand side of the card blank.

Stage 7 – colour in your flowers and cut out the piece you want to decoupage. and stick to the main flower.

TIP – if you are decoupaging all your flowers you don’t actually need to colour these in on the large octagon as you will not see it! But you do need to colour the stems.

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Stage 8 – to create the easel, use the x2 medium size octagons.  Firstly, fold one in half and score well.  Create a small tab on side and score.  Glue this to one side of the unfolded octagon. (see image)

Stage 9 – assemble all the layers onto the card blank and add glitter if you wish!

Other samples…

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Here’s what we used with links to our website ……

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I hope you enjoy making this card!

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Christmas Delight

Here’s a lovely Christmas cards made during our workshops.

This card uses Phill’s Triple Layering Stencils and Christmas DL Silhouette Stamps with either inks or embossing powders.  We have also used The Stately Double Debossed Squares and Sue Wilson Poinsettia Dies.

The Full Card

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Stage 1 – Cut out all the layers and die cuts needed as below:

  • Base Card is 19cm x 19cm
  • Top/Bottom Inked Panel – 18.5cm x 5.5cm (x2)
  • Top/Bottom Stenciled Panel – 18cm x 5cm (x2)
  • Stately Double Debossed Squares – x2 on front and x2 inside
  • Image Piece – 9cm x 9cm
  • Poinsettia and Holly

TIP – We cut the card at 6cm down from the top and used the offcut to create some of the other panels to save card!

Stage 2 – Choose 1, 2 or 3 stencils to create your stenciled panels and the same number of coordinatng inks. Decide if you want to layer the pattern or offset the pattern – it looks stunning either way! Working with largest stencil first create your own unique background on both panel pieces.

TIP – Start with the lightest colour, especially if you are layering the patterns on top of each other.

Stage 3 – Choose your DL Silhouette stamp and either ink or one of the stunning embossing powders to create the main image.

TIP – don’t forget these are long stamps, so choose which part of the stamp you want to use and make sure it fits securely on your stamping platform so you can stamp the image a few times for full coverage.

Stage 4 – Ink up the Double Debossed Squares for the front and inside.  Colour the Poinsettias if you wish.

stage 5 – Assemble the layers, using foam tape where you wish. Finish with glitter or pearls!

Other samples…..

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Here’s what we used with links to our www…..

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We hope you enjoy making this card!

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