DL Stamps, Pixies & Hexagons

Hello lovely crafters!

Here is a card made at our regular workshops using Phills new DL collage stamps, pixie powders and Sue Wilson Bella die.  It also features the ever versatile Camellia Flower die and the Essential Sentiments Set.

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

  • Layers:
    • Card Blank – 21cm x 21cm
    • Plain Layer – 19cm x 19cm
    • Inked Layer – 18.5cm x 18.5cm
  • Die Cuts:
    • Sue Wilson Pierced Flags
    • Sue Wilson Camellia Flower
    • Sue Wilson Bella Die
    • Sue Wilson Stitched Octagon for layers in centre of Bella Die
    • Sue Wilson Magical Butterflies

Stage 2 – Select your chosen Pixie Powder Colour/s.  Our main sample card uses just Ancient Copper, but a mixture of colours looks just as fab!

(Phill’s new Shimmer Shakers would be fabulous on this card as the colours are more intense)

Arrange the die cuts onto a piece of kitchen roll on top of a blending mat. Tap the powders onto all the flowers, the largest pierced flag, both butterflies and the smallest Octagon.  Spray with water to disperse the powder and leave to dry.

Stage 3 – Select your chosen DL Collage Stamp. (Our sample card uses the Grungetangled DL Stamp and Black Soot Distress Oxide).  Ink up the stamp so that only the middle section is covered, taking care not to leave a hard line across the stamp.  Stamp the image onto the right hand side of the card layer, a little away from the edges.

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Stage 4 – Select a different DL Collage Stamp, an A6 Rubber Background Stamp or a small stamp.  The main sample card uses one of the Splats from the Splatterlicious Textures Stamp Set.

Stamp around the edges of the card layer, taking care not to overload the card as it will look too busy.  We have also added the stamp onto the Pixie Octagon.

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Stage 5 – Select your chosen sentiment from the new ‘Essential Sentiments’ Stamp Set and stamp onto the smallest flag.

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Stage 6 – Shape your flowers and assemble the card! Use Foam Tape where you wish to add dimension.

You can add pearls and glitter if you wish.

The Full Card in different colour ways…

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

we hope you enjoy making this card!

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Industrial Chic – Gilding Polish, Texture Paste and Pixie Powders

Hello crafters!

Here is a card made at our regular card-making classes.  All the featured cards have been made by the lovely people who come to our classes. 🙂

This card was made using Sue Wilson Industrial Chic Dies, Gilding Polishes and Texture Paste sprinkled with Pixie Powders.  It also uses Phill’s Timeless Stamp collection and A5 Stencils to co-ordinate with the masculine, industrial theme.

We gave our lovely crafters the choice of making a standard opening card or a twisted easel card, so we have included examples of each for you in the gallery.

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

  • Card Blank – 17cm x 17cm
  • Easel Back Card – 17cm x 17cm (you don’t need this layer if you’re making a standard card)
  • Layer 1 – 16cm x 16cm – Gilding Polish layer
  • Layer 2 – 15cm x 15cm – Texture Paste layer
  • Layer 3 – 13cm x 7cm – Gilding Polish layer
  • Layer 4 – 12.5cm x 6.5cm – Stamped layer (Timeless)
  • Easel Base Layer – 16.5cm x 16.5cm – Embossed with Fine Finials embossing folder (if making a standard card, use this for the inside of the card if you wish)
  • Die Cuts:
    • Sue Wilson Industrial Chic Frame & Tag Die
    • Sue Wilson Industrial Chic Mixed Essentials Die (choose any selection you wish)

Stage 2 – Using the smallest square layer (15cm x 15cm), choose your colour of Texture Paste in either Sparkle or Pearl and whichever Stencil you like.  Apply the texture paste with a spatula evenly through the Stencil, putting any excess back in the pot.

TIP -Remember to use long strokes when applying texture paste and try to apply in the same direction (i.e. up/down).  As Phill would say ‘you’re not buttering bread’! 🙂 .

Choose one, two or three Pixie Powders to compliment your colour and tap over the wet texture paste.  You can apply the Pixie Powders with the Stencil still in place or after you remove it; it’s personal preference, but I keep the stencil on.   Leave to dry fully.  ( 30 mins to 1 hour depending on air temperature)

Our crafter has used the ‘Grunge Dots’ A5 Stencil with Decadent Teal Sparkle Texture Paste and Pixie Powders in just Copper. (left image)

The right image is made with ‘Grunge Dots’  and Frosted Sky Pearl Texture Paste with Pixie Powders in Copper, Bronze and Midnight Blue.

Stage 3 – Choose your Gilding Polish Colours and apply to the appropriate layers and die cuts where you wish.  Using two Gilding Polishes enables you to create that ‘grungy’ look.  We used our finger to create the softer, distressed look with our second colour.

TIP- If you’re making the easel card version be sure to use the smallest die from the Frame & Tag Die Set as this makes the stopper for the base card.

Here our crafter has used ‘Mint’ and Copper Shine’ Gilding Polishes and I love it!

Stage 4 – Stamp the background layer and your sentiment using the ‘Timeless Stamp Collection.  Here our crafter has used two Distress Oxide Colours (Peacock Feathers and Walnut Stain)  to create that co-ordinated look.

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Stage 5 – Assemble all the layers using foam tape where you wish, but definitely on the Frame & Tag topper to add dimension.

TIP – If making the twisted easel card remember to include the easel back card layer so it can stand up! At this point it will be flat card as we need to add it to the easel!

Apply the embossed layer to the inside/base of the card.

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Making the Twisted Easel – to make the twisted easel place the card blank so the card opens upwards as in the photo below.  Take the top left corner and fold over to meet the right middle corner. Crease the fold really well.  This creates the stand for your Easel Back Card.

Apply glue generously to the front of the folded over piece and stick down your main card layer so it faces you.

TIP – I always keep the card blank facing this way, so that I know I am sticking it down right!

Now you have to place the stopper die cut piece on the base layer, so that your easel actually stand up!  As a general rule I place the stopper half way or a little higher.

The Full Cards

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

We hope you enjoy making this card!

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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.  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.  I am sure you agree, they did a brilliant job.

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

This card is a DL Easel card made by cutting an 8×8 card blank in half.  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.  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 pieces and only glue the edges.  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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