Woodgrain Botanicals – Hibiscus by Alison Stroud

Craft Skill Level: Beginner

Time To Make: 30-45 mins

(approx.)

Card Blank is C5 size.

Cut a piece of Fabulous Fuchsia cardstock  2/8” smaller than the blank and Mandarin Burst 2/8” smaller than the Fuchsia, mat and layer these to the card blank using foam tape.

Cut a piece of Pure White cardstock 2/8” smaller than the mandarin burst card.

Using two pieces of removable tape mask off a panel in the centre of the card and using the two contrasting colours of Distress Oxides and smoothies randomly ink the two outside panels making sure you don’t colour right over the tape.

Once the ink is dry remove the tape.

Using two new pieces of tape carefully place a piece on each side of the white panel, with the tape being over the coloured panel. This will ensure that the stamped image will not mark the coloured sides.

Wipe the white area with an antistatic pad.

Ink up the stamp using embossing ink and stamp the bottom section of the card so the bottom of the stem is at the bottom edge. Re-ink the stamp and stamp the top section of the card to just meet the first stamped image. (You could add the  silver embossing powder to the first stamped image so you can see where to stamp the image again more easily).

REMEMBER to remove the tape before heat embossing.

Add silver embossing powder over the whole section and heat to set.

On a spare scrap of white card stamp and emboss the image twice more, and  fussy cut three flowers.

Using the oxides and a water brush, colour the middle of all the flowers with picked raspberry,( I then dabbed with a piece of kitchen roll to take a bit of the colour out). Then, using the same process colour the outer of the flowers with the carved pumpkin, and then the leaves with the bundled sage.

Using foam tape, add this layer to the card blank.

Attach the flowers to card, as in the photo, to give some dimension and to hide the join between the stamps.

Stamp the sentiments required using the embossing ink and coloured powders alternating colours, then cut out using the stitched torn dies. Attach to the left side of the card.

Complete by adding a large pearl in each corner.

Products Used…

Sentimentally Yours

Other Products…

Woodgrain Botanicals – Sunflower by Ilona

Sentimentally Yours Product List

• Woodgrain Botanicals Sunflower stamp

• Woodgrain Botanicals Woodgrain stamp

• Stitched Torn Rectangles dies

• Stitched Torn Circles dies

• Pure White Premium cardstock

• Warm Copper Lustre cardstock

• Tres Chic Mandala Circle Frames & Mini Sentiments stamp set 

• Watercolour Blending Brush Pens 

• Gemporium Flat Backed Gems – Champagne

• Premium PVA glue

Other

• Stamping platform or A6 acrylic block

• Versafine Clair Nocturne ink pad

• Paper trimmer

• Die cutting machine

• Foam tape (optional)

Step by Step:

1. Stamp Sunflower on white card and colour it using Watercolour Blending brushes. Then take 3rd smallest Torn Stitched Rectangle die and cut it out

2. Cut smallest Torn Stitched Circle die from white card and stamp sentiment (using Versafine Clair Nocturne) from Tres Chic Mandala Circle Frames & Mini sentiments

3. Cut 4th largest Torn Stitched Rectangle from Warm Copper Lustre Card

4. Cut a piece of white card that measures 4 ¾ “x 5 ¾ “ stamp Woodgrain all around

5. Next cut another layer that measures 5”x6” from Warm Copper Lustre card

6. Glue all layers together using glue on some and foam tape on others (if you like to add some dimension!)

7. To make a card blank cut a piece of white card that measures 10 ½ “x 6 ¼ “. Score at 5 ¼ “  along the 10 ½ “ side, fold and burnish.

8. Glue your layers to the card blank.

Gelli Plate Facebook Live

The Facebook Live video below shows how Phill used the Gelli Plate to create lots of different backgrounds! He used the Gelli Plates with paints, stencils and stamps.

There are some gorgeous designs to try!

Products used….

Gelli Plates

Acrylic Paints

Ombré Pastes

Brayer

Hot Pressed Watercolour Card

Stencils

Rubber Background Stamps

Summer Fashionista Stamps

Papillon Paradise Slim Strip Stamps.

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…..

Sentimentally Yours

Others

We hope you enjoy making this card!

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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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Other Samples

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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….

Sentimentally Yours Products

Other Ranges

Happy Crafting!

We hope you enjoy making this Box Card!

Karen Signature

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…..

Sentimentally Yours Products:

Other Products:

We hope you enjoy making this card!

Karen Signature

Industrial Blueprint Card

Here is a blog post featuring the Industrial Blueprint Stamp Collection.

This card uses the Industrial Blueprint Sentiments, Elements and Engineered Frames.  It also uses the Greyboard Lots of Cogs and Blueprint Components and our A4 Watercolour Dreams papers.  It wouldn’t be a finished card if we didn’t have some our gorgeous Glitter too!

The Full Card

 

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

  • Base Card is 21cm x 21cm
  • Black Layer – 20cm x 20cm (front)
  • Black Layer – 15cm x 9.5cm (inside)
  • Paper Layer – 19.5cm x 19.5cm (front)
  • Paper Layer – 14.5cm x 9cm (inside)
  • White Panel – 19.5cm x 6.5cm
  • Dies Cuts
    • Sentimentally Yours Double Debossed Essential Ovals
    • Sue Wilson Layered Carnation
    • Sue Wilson Bold Scrolled Vine
    • Sue Wilson Hexagonal Border

Stage 2 – Using the Industrial Blueprint Elements Stamps and coordinating inks stamp up the paper layer on the front.  You can stamp all over or just the corners, but remember you don’t see under the panel!

Stage 3 –  Using the Industrial Blueprint Elements Stamp again the create your panel background with coordinating inks.

TIP – if you make this background symmetrical its much quicker to do.

Stage 4 – stamp the sentiment topper for the front and the frame and sentiment for the inside.

TIP – stamp the frame first and then the sentiment as it’s quite a large area to ink up in one go.

Stage 5 – Colour your flowers as you wish and then shape.  Assemble the layers, adding greyboard and glitter as you wish.

Other samples ….

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

Sentimentally Yours Products:

Other Products:

Happy Crafting!

Karen Signature

Tissue Box

Hello crafters!

We have received a lot requests for instructions for the Tissue Box, so here it is!

This lovely project uses Phill’s Essential Montage Stamp Collection, Distress Oxides and Sue Wilson Double Pierced Oval Dies.

The Full Project

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

  • For the Lid
    • 16.5cm x 15cm – large oval cut into middle to make aperture
    • 11cm x 9.5cm – small oval cut into middle to make aperture (stamped)
    • Oval frame to site over aperture (inked)
  • Sides
    • x2 pieces 22.5cm x 12.3cm (inked)
  •  Panels for sides and lid – all stamped
    • 9.5 x 9 – x 2 for end panels
    • 11cm x 9 – x 2 for front and back panels
    • 9.5cm x 2cm – x 2 for lid end panels
    • 11cm x 2cm – x2 for lid front and back panels
  • x4 small ovals to decorate the sides if desired

Stage 2 – Using the 16.5cm x 15cm, score a line 2.5cm all the way round. to create the lid. Cut into 1 score line at each corner so you can fold this tab in and glue to make the box lid later on.

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Stage 3 – Using the x2 22.5cm x 12.3cm pieces for the sides, score lines at 10cm and 21.5cm.  This should leave a 1cm tab to enable the box to be glued together later on.

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Stage 4 – Colour these x3 pieces of card with 1 or 2 oxide inks. Colour the oval frame and emboss with clear embossing powder.  (This strengthens this a little as it’s where you pull the tissues out!)

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Stage 5 – Add stamped images to all the panels for the side and lid. (You should have x9 pieces)

TIP – to speed this process duplicate your design on the sides and front panels.  Don’t forget when you stamp the lid panel to think about which way the Tissue Box will face!

Stage 6 – Add images or words to the x4 small ovals

Stage 7 – Working with the two side pieces and box lid staying flat on your craft mat,  glue the stamped panels in place.

Stage 8 – Glue the box lid together at the sides.  Glue the side panels together, working around the Tissue Box.

TIP – you will find it easier to glue one of the tabs to the other side piece on your craft mat and then glue the second tab whilst the sides are wrapped around the Tissue Box.

Stage 9 – Glue the lid to the base and add the x 4 ovals if used. Add glitter to the small ovals if desired.

Other colourways…..

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

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Mosaic Background Card

Hello crafters!

Here is our latest blog post.

It’s based on a card that our good mate Julia Watts showed us at our recent Craftathon in Nottingham.

It uses Phill’s Essential Montage Stamps and Distress Oxides to create the background layers. The die used are Sue Wilson Caroline Frame and Tag, Orange Blossom Leaves and Petite Vinery Leaves.

The Full Card 

Faded Jeans and Shaded Lilac

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

  • Base Card is 17cm x 17cm
  • Layer 1 – 16.5cm x 16.5cm (inked)
  • Layer 2 – 16cm x 16cm (eventually)
    • x3 A5 pieces of card (trim to 14cm wide)
  • Die Cuts
    • Caroline Die (solid frame, lacy frame and topper)
    • Orange Blossom Flowers x 5 (plus small stamens if you wish)
    • Petite Vinery Leaves x 1
  • x2 sheets of A4 paper

Stage 2 – the first stage is to create the x3 background pieces that are used to make the mosaic layer.  To do this you need to do different things to each piece of card.

  • Piece 1 – simply wipe over the two ink pads onto the card to create a dragged effect

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  • Piece 2 – pat out the two inks onto a blending mat, spritz with water enough to see water droplets. Gently press the card piece into the lighter colour first picking up sections of ink colour. Then do the same with the darker ink, but don’t pic up as much colour.  This should create a splattered effect

 

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  • Piece 3 – create the splattered effect again, but when fully dry stamp images all over the piece using the two ink colours. Cover quite a lot of the card otherwise you will not see the images when it is cut up. Keep the card portrait style

 

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Stage 3 – Ink the background piece of the die cut topper and colour your flowers.  Ink the edge of the plain square layer

Stage 4 – Stamp your sentiment on the small topper with ink or embossing powder

Stage 5 – to create the mosaic background, cut the A5 pieces into 2cm strips length ways (keep portrait style).  You should end up with 3 piles of card in 2cm strips (dragged, splattered and splattered/stamped)

Stage 5 – using a piece of A4 paper in landscape style glue each strip in order from left to right trying to keep the strips straight and butting up to each other.   Set aside to dry fully.

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Stage 6 – working in portrait style cut the sheet into 2 cm strips lengthways to make a big pile the same

Stage 7 – using another piece of A4 paper in landscape style stick the first strip across the top of the sheet end to end.  Stick the next strip one square in (it will hang one square off at the end).  Stick the next strip another square in (it will hang off two squares at the end).  Then start the process again from the end of the paper, moving 1 square then another square.  Keep going until the sheet is filled.  Set aside to dry fully.

Stage 8 – when the mosaic sheet is dry trim to 16cm x 16cm.  Glue this layer flat to the inked square and then to the base card.

Stage 9 – shape your flowers and assemble your card. Use glitter and pearls if you wish!

Other colour samples….

 

 

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What we used with links to the www……..

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