We don’t always have a stamp of everything we need – and sometimes if you just want to make a few cards, you don’t always want to buy a stamp just for that odd message.
This was the case with these two cards. I wanted a bold Father’s day message for the centre of my cards – so I typed up a sheet of different words and messages in Word and printed them out in a couple of different lettering styles.
I’ve used my Spellbinders Nestabilities to cut out the shapes and mounts and then used a mix of different backing papers to create a background for my card. A little Distress Ink around the edges of my card and my main topper adds a little depth to the design. Then a finishing touch of some Liquid Pearls just gives it a little detail. (more…)
I haven’t used my Penny Black Zoophabet stamps for ages! This is the perfect occasion to dust them off and get stamping. This set of stamps has been around for a few years – and they are still available (I can get them in stock to order). Each letter of the alphabet has a character on it – so they are really nice for making personalised cards and fun funky cards too.
I stamped out my DAD word and coloured using Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks in nice bright colours.
I kept the backing very simple – by picking out a spot to mirror those on the letter D and as my A had stripes, I went for a different pattern on the background.
Such a simple design – but looks really effective. (more…)
Isn’t it funny how you get in the habit of using certain tools and products for certain jobs? I’m a double-sided tape girl… my adhesive of choice – and it has to be Stix2. Today… I ran out. Yes – I know – I run a craft shop – that stocks half a dozen different sizes of double sided tape… but that doesn’t mean that I remember to bring any home! The irony is that second to my double sided tape – I use Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue – for anything that I don’t use tape for. It’s a fabulous glue – a really strong bond – I use it to stick on all my fiddly bits – die cut letters, gems, charms. However… adjusting to use it to stick down my backing papers instead of double-sided tape..ooooh no… just doesn’t feel right – I know it will stick..but … oh no – where’s me tape? Is it just me… or are you the same? (more…)
Thought I should get started on some Father’s day cards as it is fast approaching!
I don’t often make cards with toppers, but I knew I had lots of fab Kanban Men’s themed ones, so had a rummage and found this car and matching backing card.
I kept the layout very simple, just a few black mounts as it didn’t need too much fuss.
I’m in the process of creating some more cards for Father’s day – my craft desk is currently covered in all sorts of goodies that I have pulled out of my stash to play around with… be interesting to see what I come up with! I know many of you struggle with men’s cards, particularly if they aren’t into a hobby, but hopefully I will come up with a couple of suggestions for you this week. (more…)