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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Woodware challenge - Wrap over/around

This tag punch from Woodware is so useful and here I have used it to create
a flap or wrap over and have stamped my images on the tags.
They lift up revealing the Christmas greeting underneath.

The tag's code is CP-807.

The base card is a tent fold made from dark green card.

I have used JGS459 Traditional Tree stamp set, a green ink pad and have inked all the
edges of the tags and card.
The tartan ribbon and red glitter glue on the trees adds a lovely festive touch.


Showing the flaps on the back of the tags which will
stick to the back of the card.


Monday, 18 July 2016

Woodware challenge - summer birthday

Using one of my new stamps just released, here is my 'summer birthday' idea.

I've used JGS473 Mixed Bunch stamp set, Craftwork Cards paper pad 'Chambray & Lace', Woodware fabric ribbon and Sakura Koi marker pens to colour in my image.

The image itself has been stamped using Versafine sepia ink pad and embossed with
clear powder, a lot softer than using black ink. Add some blue gems to finish.


Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Woodware challenge - Good Luck

Here I have used my 'Wishy Washy' watercolour technique (check out a video I did showing how to do it on the blog). I've used JGS483 butterflies and a
Just Words stamp JWS004 for the good luck wording.

Use watercolour card for the Wishy Washy technique, you get much better results.
Don't forget to add a wash of colour to the greeting too.


Add some gems for sparkle










Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Woodware challenge - Colour Block

My colour block card was inspired by The Great British Sewing Bee and
that iconic dress from the 60's that the contestants had to make
on the programme. I made my own back then!

I've used my new Woodware stamp JGS477 football boot set and have stamped the boot onto white shrink plastic, coloured it with regular crayons before shrinking with a heat tool.

To make the background first create a sketch of the positions of all the squares and decide what colours they should be. Cut the card to size and some 5mm strips of white card (these separate the colour blocks). Stick down onto a piece of white card and
trim before mounting it onto your base card.

The card I have used had quite a pronounced texture so my black stamping is a little grainy.
If you don't like this look use a smooth card or one thats not so textured.
Always try out your stamp first to see how it looks on the card.

I don't know anything about football so the colours I have chosen are quite random.
But those in the know will be able to use the right colours for the team supported!


The little shrunk boot!









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