Monday, May 18, 2015

Crafty Cardmakers and More #139

Hi there and welcome to another Crafty Cardmakers and More challenge.  This week Kim is hosting and her challenge is to make a shaped card.  I must admit that I always fall into the standard square or rectangle so this was fun to make something different.

This is called a teepee card and there are heaps of tutorials about so why not have a go.  If you use a velcro dot on the one side instead of sealing it all permanently then you can fold it down to post too.

I have had this collection of papers for absolutely ever and think I won them at some point.  It is from Basic Grey and is the Olivia collection.  All the felt embellishments are from this range as well and I fussy cut the hearts from one of the sheets of paper.  The only other goodies I have used is a bit of ribbon from my stash (which is a nice velvet one) and some thickers for the letters.

Thanks for popping by and don't forget to check out all the other DT girls creations here and all the wonderful entrants.

Bec x

Monday, May 4, 2015

Crafty Cardmakers and More #138

Hi again everyone.  We have an awesome challenge this fortnight with Pamellia hosting and the theme is - Create Your Own Background.  So that means no designer papers - "what?!?" I hear you say!  There are a lot of great techniques out there so try your hand at some of them for something different.  Here is my creation.

I have used the shaving cream technique.  There is a great tutorial for that here.  It is actually really simple and all you need is some shaving cream (I raided the hubby's) and some re-inkers.  I wanted an Autumn colour palette being inspired by the lovely Autumn trees everywhere here in Melbourne. Once it was dry I stamped directly onto my background.  The cards smell awesome too!

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Stampin' Up! Lovely As A Tree, Stampin' Up! Happiest Birthday Wishes
Ink: Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip
Cardstock/Paper: White card base, Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, Stampin' Up! Whisper White

I had some left overs so made a few the same to replenish my manly cards.  Here is a slightly different one.

Thanks for popping by and don't forget to go and check out all the wonderful creations for this fortnights challenge here.

Bec x