Monday, December 29, 2014

Partial die-cutting

I needed a few cards for sending New Year's wishes. I have collected a few tutorials on partial die-cutting and now was the time to try it out. In a way it was quite easy, although the first attempt failed! The plate was over the pencil line and so the numbers were die-cut completely...
 I used Lawn Fawn's Finley's Numbers, kraft cardstock and a gingham background. At first it looked a bit boring, so I stamped here and there on the cardstock, added some embellishments, but it didn't work. That's why I kept the card very simple, it was the most beautiful way. I adhered the front panel with foam tape to give it some dimension. 

Want to make a card like this? Check out this tutorial by Jennifer McGuire. She explains it very clearly and her cards are beautiful with that border. Should find some dies like hers as well :)

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

CFC #60 - Anything goes

Today the CFC blog launches the last challenge of 2014! 'Anything Goes' it the theme. So, use your fantasy, leftovers of Christmas cards or whatever project you did previously and design a nice CAS-card. In these days of Christmas cards I fancied something different and that's why I made a card with some stuff by Dear Lizzy. It has got a bit of summer in it. I really like the text.

We are looking forward to your cards. Hop over to the CFC blog for more details and a link-up!
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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas cards

Every year somewhere in November I tell myself I'm not going to make Christmas cards and every year somewhere in December I creep into my craft room and make a bunch of cards. So, in 2014 it is the same. Actually, I designed this series of cards by accident. On my desk was a silver glimmer mist waiting for the day when it would be used. Last week I saw it there and I saw some stencils I bought this year. I just gave it a try to see if what the result would be. And before I knew it, I had lots of cards in my hand. I stamped Christmas wishes on it with a Lawn Fawn's ABC set, did some sewing a stamped here and there some red hearts. Finally a bit of twine and that's it. DCL asked for a series of 10x10 Christmas cards and CASology for Silver (I used silver glimmer, unfortunately it is hardly visible on the photos).

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

For Nina

If there was an election for the most favourite stamp set of the year I would vote for Avery Elle's Storybook. I can't remember how many cards I made with the little deer and other animals in this set. While I was working on a set of christmas cards with stencils (I'll show them later) , I saw Sanne's announcement of the birth of Nina. So, I took my pink glimmer mist and sprayed it over a stencil. I coloured the deer and added a little wink of Stella. For the banner and stars I used some vellum and gold embossing powder and finally a bit of thread and sequins. The result is a bling bling babycard, but isn't that appropriate in this December month?
Sanne and Yuri, congrats on the birth of Nina! This card is on its way to you. 

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