Stencils, Glitter Kiss and Sparkly Fingers

Hello Everyone

I wanted to show you this card, that we made at my workshops last week, making good use of Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss and my Sentimentally Yours Stencils.

Have you used/tried Glitter Kiss yet? It’s an amazing product that can be used with stencils, embossing folders, direct to mdf/card, painted with, applied with a spatula to mixed media projects for texture and even to just cover your scraps of card with lovely sparklyness to be die cut at a later date!

It also dries waaaay quicker than regular texture paste!

The glitter in Glitter Kiss is the Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk glitter, which is ultra fine, tiny, tiny specks of glitter and this makes it easy to work with and very different to Sparkle Texture Paste. The colours in Glitter Kiss are incredible and you can ‘build up’ layers of these colours and they won’t just all blob into one colour (technical term ha ha)

Here are two cards I made with my workshops last week, very different colours, very different finish (just imagine the Blue/Silver one as a Christmas Card with my Snowflakes Stencil!)

So, as always, here is a little list of what I used (with links to my website, should you β€˜need’ to treat yourself to any of the products so you can recreate this card)

To begin, I applied the lighter colour of the Glitter Kiss through my stencil onto a solid stitched hexagon die cut (make sure it’s a little bigger than the aperture from the frame)(I used my Spatula, why mess about with doing hundreds of swipes with a sponge when the spatula does it more easily!), then left this to one side for 5 – 10 minutes to give it some drying time (leave the stencil on). When you come back to it, the glitter kiss will be ‘touch’ dry, I then added the second, darker colour of glitter kiss in random areas (making sure I didn’t cover the base colour). If you look at the two cards I made, you’ll see I did ‘random’ on the Ice Blue/Green card and tried to do all the bottom left corners of the stencil design (not being too careful) on the Blue Teal/Silver Chrome one)… just gives it a different look πŸ™‚

You can then remove the stencil and leave to dry (only takes 20 – 30 mins)

Whilst that was drying, I did the embossed piece of card… this is soooo easy!

As before, using my lightest colour of glitter kiss, I applied a small amount to my applicator sponge and with very light, sweeping morions, went from left to right across the piece of card. I did this on all the bits that would be visible. This dried very quickly, in fact, by the time you get to the bottom part of the card, the top will have dried!

(TOP TIP – Make sure you don’t have any lumps of glitter kiss on your applicator sponge as they will bet stuck in the debossed areas of the card)

Just build up the amount of glitter kiss you have on the embossed areas until you’re happy.

I then turned my card around and did the same thing with the second, darker colour. What you end up with is a beautiful, glittery, two toned piece of embossed card (there’s just no other way you can achieve this so easily, not that I’ve found anyway)

To cover the die cut daisies and butterfly etc, just dab the glitter kiss straight on with your finger (don’t rub, as that just moves the product around) and repeat in the two colours until you’re happy with the finish. Trust me when I say, the glitter kiss just wipes off your finger/mats etc with a grime boss and it washes off your stencils easily in warm soapy water. You will have a lovely, sparkly finger!

To add the sentiment (this is why I love my corner sentiments), I used two co-ordinating colours of Distress Oxide ink pads and stamped the first half of the stamp on one section of the hexagon, then repeated on the next section of hexagon (clever, eh) Just remember to mask off the half of stamp you’re not using or you’ll get ink where you don’t want it!

I then just assembled the card as you see in the photos,, (you know me and my love affair with foam tape, there’s foam tape on both layers of the hexagons ha ha)

These are 7×7 cards and would work just as well on a smaller scae or as 8×8 cards with a bit more matting and layering.

Have a go… easy peasy πŸ™‚

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Ice Blue and Sea Green
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Blue Teal and Silver Chrome

Hope you like these cards too, I’ve loved making them!

Finally, before I go, the winner of my last Giveaway Card (The Mustard Seed/Spiced Marmalade Distress Paints Card) is….

Julie Ironmonger

Well done Julie, can you email me your address to phill@honeypotcrafts.co.uk or send me a direct message on Facebook/Twitter etc

Happy Crafting!

Phill Signature 2

 

Lavish Leaves & Distress Oxide – No Flowers!

Hello Crafters

So, you know how I love my die cut flowers (lots of them) on my cards,.. well, I wanted to showcase my favourite stamp collection this year (yep, it’s my fave!), the Lavish leaves Collection, but wanted to show you a different style πŸ™‚

I adore embossing with embossing powders and love all the different ways we can do this, so, it comes as no surprise that I love using clear embossing powder with my distress oxide ink pads (this is the main reason why I love these pads!)

I made this card for my workshops this week, particularly so I could use the stunning Lavish Leaves Vintage Frame Stamp, but also to play around with the distress oxide pads and water!

So, as always, here is a little list of what I used (with links to my website, should you β€˜need’ to treat yourself to any of the products so you can recreate this card)

Just so you know, this is an 8×8 card blank, cut down to 17cm wide (17×21) πŸ™‚

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As always, I wont bore you with the layout as you can see how I put it all together, here are the ‘juicy’ bits πŸ™‚

  • I stamped the Lavish Leaves Vintage Frame with all 3 colours of distress oxide then added clear embossing powder and heated (it looks amazing in ‘real life’, all glossy)
  • I did the same with the sentiment and the background stamp on the corners of the centre topper, but used only two colours.
  • The background was created using all 3 distress oxides and I used my fab new blending mat as it enabled me to move the inks around on my mat with the smoothies and get that fab, soft blend of colours that you see on the photo (no harsh lines!)
  • I them misted my background stamp with water and stamped onto the background, just randomly and in nor order, to create that lovely watermark effect..

TOP TIP – Don’t get the stamp saturated – just a few mists of water – UNLESS you want a ‘proper’ washed out effect, as I did in some areas on the background – have fun! Distress Oxides are water reactive so by misting the stamp with water, it removes (amost) the ink πŸ™‚

  • Β The leaves were created in the same way as the background, by blending a few colours of the oxide ink pads, but instead of stamping with water, I literally just flicked water onto them (you can add as little or as much as you like)
  • The ‘skeleton’ leaves were embossed with the gold detail embossing powder for contrast.
  • The gorgeous Oak Leaf Swag was left plain and just a touch of Glacier Ice added – again, to balance the colours and just add a hint of sparkle)

Anyhoo, I hope you like this Autumnal Card (try it in brighter colours too, it would look just as good!)

Happy Crafting!

Phill Signature 2

Pixie Powders on Acetate with Lavish Leaves

Following on from Phill’s popular last post, here is another card made using Pixie Powders on Acetate.Β  This time we have used Phill’s Lavish Leaves Stamp Collection and Sue Wilson Classic Adorned Hexagon Dies.

All our sample cards have been made by crafters at our workshops.Β  I am sure you agree, they did a brilliant job.

It doesn’t matter what colour Pixie Powders you choose, they’re all gorgeous.Β  We just love this technique! πŸ™‚

This card is a DL Easel card made by cutting an 8×8 card blank in half.Β  All the Pixie Acetate pieces have been made from an A5 piece of Heat Resistant Acetate, meaning you get a lot of card for your products!

We have used the smaller hexagons from this stunning die set to create the focal point and little stopper.

TIPS

  • When you cut out the Pixie Acetate pieces make sure you stick the hexagon pieces right to the bottom of the A5 Acetate sheet.Β  This will ensure you have a good size strip for the bottom layer.
  • Don’t use too much glue when sticking down the Pixie Acetate piecesΒ and only glue the edges.Β  It will grab the tissue paper quickly.

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Here is what we used on this card with links to the website…

Remember, we are more than happy for you to replicate our cards in your own style!

Happy Crafting!

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Lavish Leaves – Tropical!

Hello Crafters!

I love my new Lavish Leaves collection of stamps so much and wanted to show you a few more cards over the coming days, before they are launched on TV.. mainly to give you some ideas on how myself and my design team have used them, but also to give you some inspiration πŸ™‚

It’s so easy to think, leaves, yeah OK, gorgeous stamps (obviously πŸ˜‰ and lots of Autumn cards, BUT I specifically wanted these stamps to be used all year round,.. we have leaves in all the season’s (even if there are less sometimes!) ha ha

To recreate this card, here is a little list of what I used (with links to my website, should you β€˜need’ to treat yourself to any of the products.)

Soooo, with tropical/spring/summer in mind,.. take a look at this little beauty!

I adore this card!!!!

It’s quite a simple card, (still almost 8×8 though!), but the pleasure (and time) is in the stamping,.. using all those pretty leaf stamps in the flourishes, corners & icons set…

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Now, this will be one of my demo’s on my shows on Hochanda next Monday/Tuesday and I am going to give the card away that I make on air… I’ll sign it and I’ll get whoever the presenter is for that show to sign it too πŸ™‚

Leave a comment (and make sure you’re following this new Blog) and I will choose a name randomly from the comments list next Wednesday πŸ™‚

There will be some special giveaways over on my shop’s Facebook page so please make sure you have liked my Honeypot Crafts Facebook Page and keep an eye on the page Monday evening and Tuesday πŸ˜‰

What do you think? Do you like the card in brighter colours? I love it, makes me think of sunshine and holidays! ha ha

Off to mash a cuppa!

Happy Crafting!

Phill Signature 2

New Lavish Leaves – Sneaky Peeks!

Hello Crafters!

It’s Sunday afternoon, I’ve just mashed a cuppa, so thought I’d share a few sneaky peeks of sample cards made with my new Lavish Leaves Collection of stamps πŸ™‚

I can’t begin to tell you how much of a ‘labour of love’ these stamps were,.. the detail in them is simply incredible (even if I say so myself ha ha), I’ve really pushed the boundaries of what a photopolmer stamp can do! You only need look at the leaves, particularly in the flourishes and sentiments, to see what I mean…

I’ll be launching these stamps on Hochanda on October 30th at 6pm with a One Day Special, but you can get them now on my website with a time limited 20% off the RRP as a special introductory offer (here’s a quick link – Lavish Leaves Collection)

This is the first time that I have ever done mix and match sentiments too πŸ™‚ You can now create your own phrases using the individual sentiment stamps and both sets work so well together! I thought it would make a nice change instead of being restricted to the phrases I put together,.. more choice, more ways to use them! (what do you think?)

*Top Tip* These stamps look amazing in autumnal colours and spring colours!! (leaves aren’t just for autumn ha ha

There will be some giveaways over on my Honeypot Crafts and Sentimentally Yours Facebook pages during my One Day Special Shows so please make sure you have ‘liked’ both of these pages to be in with a chance to win πŸ™‚

Anyhoo, here’s a little slideshow of some of the sample cards that have been made with these beautiful stamps,.. to give you a little inspiration… πŸ™‚

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Hope you like them πŸ™‚

Happy Crafting!

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