Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Tonic Autumnal Leaf Shaker Card :D


This weeks Blog Tonic post is a really simple and pretty quick shaker card, using Nuvo Mousse to create an ombre background, then die-cutting the maple leaf die from the top section, adding acetate behind, then adding on the inside vein pieces of the leaf to complete the image :D I also tried something new in this video, applying Aqua Shimmer Pen onto an embossing folder with some Cut N Dry Foam, simply to get some random sparkle on the plain white card blank, I think it worked quite well, obviously the impression isn't perfect, and it's pretty subtle, but when it catches the light it just adds some interest to the plain white card :D Hope you liked this shaker :D 

Tonic products used in this video :D
Autumn Die Collection - September Harvest
Mixed Edge Layering Rectangle Dies
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Citrus Green, Orange Blush and Pink Flambe
Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard
Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss Pen
Retro Fern 8x8 Embossing Folder
Acetate (packaging from a Tonic die set :D)
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Other products used :D 
Coconut White Card
White Card Blank
Cut N Dry Foam
Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad
Avery Elle Sentimental Stamp Set
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die-Cutting Machine

To see the process behind this card, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D


Tonnes more photos below :D









Monday, 14 August 2017

Deconstructed Spellbinders Hydrangea Thank You :D


This weeks Spellbloggers post is a pair of quite clean and simple cards utilising the cool geometric pattern from one of the dies in the create a Hydrangea Spellbinders die set, along with a few other lovely Spellbinders products :D My original idea was to just die-cut the flowers then arrange the separate flowers exactly as they're laid out on the die, however as I started creating the cards I realised I really liked the negative space, and I thought the flowers would look adorable in a cascade down the front of the card too :D I love the gorgeous Thank You Die D-Lite with the little bird too, it's such a great little set to have, and I love that the sentiment is still legible too :D I finished off the flowers with a Nuvo Glitter Drop, and this time I made them directly onto the card, as I was applying so many, and they're soo tiny it would've been counter intuitive to make them separately and stick them on lol :D Hope you liked the cards!! :D

Spellbinders Products used in this video :D
Die D-Lites Thank You
Shapeabilities Create a Hydrangea 
A2 Matting Basics B Dies
Wedding Ring Stitch Quilt It Embossing Folder
Debi Adams Wild and Free Thoughts Stamps 
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die-Cutting Machine
Standard Cutting Plates
Main Attraction Tool

Other Products used :D
Gansai Tambi Watercolours
Silver Moondust Nuvo Glitter Drops 
Brilliance Ink Pads - Silver, Blue and Purple
Coconut White Foundations Card
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Avery Elle Sentimental Stamp Set 

To see the process behind this pair of cards, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D



Lots more photos below :D













Saturday, 12 August 2017

Cosmic Shimmer Mixed Media Acrylic Paint :D


A fun painty mixed media pair of cards for my 5th Creative Expressions Design Team post :D :D I really enjoyed messing around with these fab mixed media acrylic paints, applying them with a mini ink blending tool, spritzing with water and adding in Pixie Powders, leaving that to dry then stamping with the paints too, and flicking on masking fluid at the beginning to leave some little white flecks etc... and the great thing is I was only using an A6 piece of card, but I managed to create two cards out of it :D :D It's quite difficult to capture all the subtle layers in a photograph or in the video, but even doing the second generation of stamping with acrylic paint looked great and mixing the paints with lots of other Cosmic Shimmer goodies works fabulously too :D Hope you liked the cards!! :D Oh, and those Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pens are phenomenal!! Sooooo much sparkle :D :D :D

Main products used :D


Cosmic Shimmer Mixed Media Acrylic Paint - Summer Milkshake and Lilac Blossom
Creative Expressions Designed By Lisa Horton Silhouette Garden Stamps
Cosmic Shimmer Intense Pigment Stain – Deep Plum
Sentimentally Yours By Phill Martin A5 Stencil – Doddle Hearts
Creative Expressions 5x7 Embossing Folder – Daisy Burst
Sakura Pen-Touch Calligrapher Marker Silver 0.5mm (Medium)
Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles – Blueberry
Creative Expressions Non Stick Craft Sheet


To see the process behind this pair of mixed media painty cards, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D


Loads more photos below, it's quite difficult to capture all the subtle layers in a photograph, but even doing the second generation of stamping with acrylic paint looked great :D 
















Friday, 11 August 2017

Fuzzy Lemon Headphones Duo :D


A pair of teenager cards using the fab new Headphones die from Fuzzy Lemon, exclusive to CraftStash :D This is such a versatile die, you can keep it really simple by stacking up a few die cuts for a male card, or cutting the die from multiple papers and paper piecing for a more feminine look :D I stole this Distress Oxide technique from my Mum, she tried this the day before I filmed this video, and I was like, can I pinch that :D It looks really cool, because the embossing powder picks up on some of the really tiny bits of the ink swipe :D :D

Main products used :D

Fuzzy Lemon Headphone Die
We Love Music Stamp Set (came free with a past issue of Creative Stamping)
Distress Oxide Ink Pads - Broken China, Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick
Watercolours
Tonic Studios Aqua Flow Waterbrush
Crafters Companion Spectrum Noir Metallic Sparkle Pens
Sequins
White, Pink, Blue and Grey Card
Creative Expressions Dies By Sue Wilson Essential Double Pierced Rectangle Dies
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die-Cutting Machine
VersaFine Smokey Grey Ink Pad
Cosmic Shimmer Detail Clear Embossing Powder
Papermania Pink Heat Tool
Stickles Glitter Glue - Crystal and Lagoon
Cosmic Shimmer Glue

To see the process behind this pair of cool teenager cards, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D 


Lots more photos below :D











Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Happy First Birthday Prim :D


A cute critter filled card for my God Daughter's First Birthday!! Cannot believe the cutest tiny human in the world is now a whole year old!! Where does the time go!?! :D As well as using Lawn Fawn stamps on this card, I also used a tonne of different Tonic products from the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform to Glimmer Paste :D All the critters I've used on this card are either relevant to me, or Prim's parents :D I knew I had to use the striking Chevron Number One Tonic Die for her card, and I thought why not modify the Enjoy Today die to just be Today to go with it perfectly :D I attempted a Distress Crayon Resist in the background using Embellishment Mousse, and it wasn't very noticeable so I added some Glimmer Paste stenciling too :D Hope you like the card Prim and her parents loved it :D :D :D

Tonic products used in this video :D
Chevron Number 1 Die
Enjoy Today Sentiment Die
Falling Diamonds 6x6 Stencil
Beautiful Bokeh 6x6 Stencil
Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Peony Pink and Orange Blush
Nuvo Creative Pens
Tim Holtz Stamping Platform
Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss Pen
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Funky Tape Runner

Other products used :D
Lawn Fawn Stamp
Coconut White Card
White Card Blank
Picket Fence Distress Crayon
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Cut N Dry Foam
Vellum 
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die-Cutting Machine 

To see the process behind this card, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D


Lots more photos below :D