Personalised Christmas Cards 2017

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Playing With The Go Press And Foil Machine

Hello everyone I have been using my Go Press and Foil machine this week with papermilldirect coloured and textured card.

I used raspberry pink card to foil my greeting onto.  This is a fabulous card for embossing it is a great thickness and has a soft feel, it worked really well with the hot foiling giving a nice deep foiled greeting. 

The greeting panel was stamped with a group of daisies using orange/yellow chalk ink.  I overlapped the daisies using a mask of paper, moving it to each daisy as I stamped.  The daisy was stamped onto white card, coloured with the chalk ink, cut out then covered with glossy accents.  When the daisy was dry I added glitter to the center and attached it to the panel with a 3D foam pad.

I layered the panel onto mandarin orange Cumbria colour card then onto a card blank made with white hopsack card.  A few gold sequins were added t the card to finish it.

The foiling worked very well on the white textured hopsack card above.  The poppies and leaves were stamped onto red plain card 290gsm and  apple green plain card 240gsm. The leaves and poppies were die cut with the matching die and attached to a white hopsack card blank.  The foiled greeting was cut round and added to the card with 3D foam pads.  I will add a little bit of embellishment to this card but not sure what yet.

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Spring ATC's on textured card

Hello friends, followers and passers by, a set of Spring themed ATC's today made for my papermilldirect DT post.

I love the effect you get using papermilldirect textured hemp card and used an A3 sheet of white hemp card to create my basic background. Strips of washi tape were randomly stuck over the card to give added texture and the whole card was brushed over with a light covering of white gesso.  When dry the card was coloured with distress inks in pastel Spring colours.  The card was randomly stamped with images using black ink before cutting it into 9 ATCs ready for decorating with a Spring theme.

Once cut out I added more stamping, white pen detail and Spring themed die cuts to each one.

I should be getting on with my female birthday cards but keep going off on a tangent. I have been making two canvasses for my guest bedroom and messing with other inky things instead.

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