Month: February 2016

PaperArtsy Birdies #382

PaperArtsy Bird StampsI’ve started this collage panel just on a piece of greyboard.  Either use the backing sheets off your paperpads, or you can buy the grayboard precut to size from us.  I started by stamping my PaperArtsy birdhouses and the tweet tweet words.  I then added the basis of the tree around the edge.  I then added colour roughly around the shapes using Distress Paints and painted in the detail of the birdhouses.

PaperArtsy BirdsI stamped the birds and loads of leaves onto dictionary paper and coloured them with Distress Paints and cut them out.  I added my flowers to my tree and then assembled my birds and leaves to finish the design.  A few white highlights with the White Sharpie finishes it nicely.

happy crafting

Jane

www.aldridgecrafts.co.uk

#paperartsy

Stampendous Bird and Blossom Stamp #381

Stampendous Bird and Blossom Stamps and DiesThis is one of my favourite creations I’ve made in a while.  The stamp is the lovely Bird and Blossom stamp from Stampendous that also has a matching die set too.  I started by stamping a selection of flowers and leaves as well as the bird and the branch and coloured them in bright colours using my Koi Brush pens using a waterbrush to get the lovely watercolour effects.  I then used the dies to cut them all out – they cut really close!

Next I used the Stampendous Pop-Up die on the blue cardstock and then stamped with a bubble effect stamp in the background in blue ink and stamped and embossed my greeting (a Stampendous stamp).  I also used the die on my backing cream card too.

Stampendous Bird and Blossom StampI’ve found it is easier to cut your card slightly larger than needed, use the die and then trim to size – much easier than trying to position the die dead centre.  By using the die on both layers, they will easily match up .  Then push out the tabs you need and build up your flowers and bird design.

happy crafting

Jane

www.aldridgecrafts.co.uk

#woodware #stampendous

 

Woodland Forest #380

Stampendous Forest Stamps and DiesThis gorgeous pop-up card was made using the Stampendous Forest Stamps and matching Dies together with the Stampendous Pop-up Die.

I started by stamping all the animals and lots of the bushes onto Woodware Watercolour Card.  I added colour using the Koi brush pens and blended with a waterbrush.

I used the pop-up die to create the pop-up structure and then layered up my tree and animals over the top.  This makes such a lovely fun card!

Stampendous Forest Stamps and DiesI love the way that the die set cuts so precisely, and there are three different dies to cut out the one bush stamp so you can vary the shape of the foliage in the tree.

happy crafting

Jane

www.aldridgecrafts.co.uk

#woodware #stampendous