Tag: Backing Papers

Best Dad Cards#164

Best Dad CardWe 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…)

Dad Zoophabet Card #163

Jun5I 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…)

Father Tag Card #162

Fathers day cardIsn’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…)

Seeing Double? #158

Twins congratulations CardToday’s project was a card order I made a little while back.  The brief was to create a card for someone leaving work to have twins – they already knew one was a boy, one a girl so I wanted to reflect that in the card.

I’ve used this stamp many times for baby cards – it is a Joanna Sheen Messy Rabbit design.

I stamped both my bunnies and coloured them with Promarkers so I had one blue, one pink.

I rummaged through my paper stash and found that I had the same design baby paper in both pink and in blue, which was ideal as I could carry the pattern in both halves of the card. (more…)