Personalised Christmas Cards 2017

Friday, 8 June 2018

Three Ways With Die Cuts

Good morning friends, followers and passers by.   I have been playing with brushos, a background stamp and die cuts this week and have three cards to show you.

I used a selection of papermilldirect textured card, white hemp 255gsm, white linen 255gsm, as well as buff smooth 260gsm, mocha brown plain 240gsm and teal plain 240gsm. The dies were Sizzix and the marble stamp was a Judikins background cube.

I made a Brusho background and added a little gold ink spray and die cut a fern from this background,  the fern die was also cut from white hemp card.  Another background was made using buff card stamped with distress oxides and copper inks and stamped with the marble effect background stamp. 

You can see the effect created with the Brushos and gold spray in the picture above.  The die cut white fern was glued into the cut out background, a frame attached round the background and then attached to a card blank with 3D foam tape.

The card above used the die cut from the Brusho background.  This was glued directly onto the marbled background which was layer onto mocha brown card, white hemp card and then onto a card blank.

The third card above was created by sticking the white card with the fern cut out over a pieces of the marbled background and layering onto mocha brown card which had been flicked with gold ink, onto a piece of the the marbled card and finally onto a mocha brown card blank.  A sentiment was stamped and embossed with copper embossing powder.

Above is a card made with a brighter Brusho background and a flower die, and below the card panel with the cut out flower over the bright Brusho background.

I enjoyed playing around with this type of cardmaking and it is a great way of using up scraps of inky background and card.  My next task is to try it with some of the many patterned papers I have accumulated over the years.

Sylv xx

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Hooray! It's Father's Day

Hi everyone Sylvia  here with a modern clean and simple Father's Day card made with my favourite go to card papermilldirect white linen. 

The card front was designed on the computer using desktop publishing software.  The moustache was a digital download which has four different moustaches.   The eyebrows were created in the software by separating each side of one of the moustaches, flipping one side over to give me two matching eyebrows and spacing them apart. I used shapes to create the the monocle placing it under one eyebrow and the sentiments were typed above and below the picture.

The finished picture was printed onto white linen 255gsm card red cotton threaded through the monocle and a little blue distress ink painted round the rim of the monocle.  I cut the picture down to fit an A6 card and mounted it onto black plain 255gsm card then onto the A6 white linen card blank

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Clean And Simple Cake Die Cut Card

Hello friends, followers and passers by, I have been making a quick and easy card today using a stamp and cut set from Hero Arts.  I bought this some time ago and thought it was time to make something with it.


Materials I used:

papermilldirect white linen card 255gsm
Hero Arts Stamp and Cut set "Birthday"
Liquid pearls, sequins and glitter 
Corner rounder punch

Firstly I made a card blank by folding a piece of A5 white linen card in half and rounding the top corner.  The cake and candle were stamped onto a scrap of white linen card and each layer of the cake stamped with the corresponding patterned stamp and then die cut.

The "happy birthday" sentiment was stamped directly onto the card blank three times down the left hand side of the card and the "to you" sentiment was stamped underneath.  The cake stand was stamped at the side of the sentiment and one of the pattern stamps was used to decorate the card.  The cut out cake was placed on top of the cake stand using 3D sticky pads and the cake and card were decorated with liquid pearls, sequins and glitter.

Sylv xx