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http://ideasforcardmaking.net Thu, 21 Jun 2018 02:38:19 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 29979514 Vintage Style Foiled Birthday Card http://ideasforcardmaking.net/vintage-style-foiled-birthday-card/ http://ideasforcardmaking.net/vintage-style-foiled-birthday-card/#comments Thu, 21 Jun 2018 02:38:19 +0000 http://ideasforcardmaking.net/?p=4416 Continue reading ]]>

I made this card for a friend’s birthday. She loves vintage style cards – both making and receiving them, so I thought this would be perfect for her.

It was very simple but I thought rather effective.

I began with a pink cardbase, then found some lovely floral design paper that matched the base colour. I distressed the edges of the paper then adhered it to the base.

I added some cheesecloth to the front of the dsp, spreading it out haphazardly to the card front.

Using the same card as the base, I foiled a greeting, which is from Couture Creations. (Sorry, it didn’t photograph perfectly. The light often plays on the foiling.)

I added the greeting, then added a small flower on the top at each side. I then decided something was missing, and found some lovely silver ribbon in my stash and made it into a bow. I then added the same flower as I’d previously used.

And that was it. Done.

Thanks for looking, and as always, if you want to comment and the comment box isn’t showing, click the title of this post and it will magically appear!

cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

 

p.s. Just a reminder I’m still in hospital, but will respond to your comments when I am home again.

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Foiled Get Well Card http://ideasforcardmaking.net/foiled-get-well-card/ http://ideasforcardmaking.net/foiled-get-well-card/#respond Sat, 16 Jun 2018 00:30:02 +0000 http://ideasforcardmaking.net/?p=4412 Continue reading ]]>

I really love this get well card, and I think it’s because of all the shine it has on it.

The background was made using an embossing folder (Roses by Kaisercraft) and iridescent foil. I was practicing when I made it, and didn’t realise I hadn’t put enough foil to cover the whole card front. So it only came down a little over three quarters of the card.

So… to cover up, I added some sheer pink ribbon (as can be seen in the bow) and wrapped it around the top layer. I then added some lace from my stash over the top to ‘pretty it up’.

I added a foiled greeting – from Couture Creations, which I then cut around, and placed in the centre.

Lastly I added the pink bow and a flower on top.

I added the whole topper on a matching card base. And that was it done.

Thanks for looking, and as always, if you want to comment and the comment box isn’t showing, click the title of this post and it will magically appear!

cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

 

p.s. Just a reminder that I am in hospital, and will likely not be able to answer your comments until I am home.

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Get Well Card http://ideasforcardmaking.net/get-well-card-2/ http://ideasforcardmaking.net/get-well-card-2/#comments Tue, 12 Jun 2018 07:15:07 +0000 http://ideasforcardmaking.net/?p=4406 Continue reading ]]>

It seems like forever since I’ve posted, and to be honest, it has been.

I’ve had to deal with a number of factors. One being the site was hacked, and it’s taken ages for my provider to sort it out for me. (Darn hackers!) My provider did a fabulous job, and I am very grateful to them.

The second is that I’ve been working on my latest book, Jason (River Valley Lawmen – Book Two).

I was pushing myself to get this book done and dusted before June 13th, as I am going to hospital on that day (tomorrow!) for a total knee replacement. Being the second book in the series, I felt it important to have it published before I went. Otherwise, one book does not make a series!

I also made the difficult decision to resign from the Mix It Up Challenge design team. With my upcoming surgery and then recovery (including one week in hospital, and two weeks in rehab), I knew it was going to prove difficult to keep up with my commitment.

I loved being on that team, as it challenged me to learn new techniques. But sometime you have to make difficult decisions.

Okay, onto this card!

The flowershop I supply was in need of some get well cards, and this is one of those I made. It was incredibly simple, and used mostly products in my stash.

The base is (I believe) Wisteria Wonder from SU. I then took white cardstock and cut with a ‘wonky’ stitched die, and adhered that to the base.

I cut some cheesecloth and adhered that to the white card, then added the greeting die cut. This is from an old Hunky Dory set.

Once I had that glued down, I then took some yellow and soft purple flowers, adding them along the sides of the greeting. I used a hot glue gun to adhere those. I also took some white cotton lace and made a bow, and added that to the side of the flowers.

As there was gold in the greeting die cut, I found a gold stick-on from Kaisercraft (similar to a pearl) and also adhered with the glue gun.

After rummaging through my stash, I found a packet of these lovely hearts that are on pins. Using the glue gun again, I ran a bit of glue down the pin part, and pushed them into place.

And that was it. All done.

Thanks for looking, and as always, if you want to comment and the comment box isn’t showing, click the title of this post and it will magically appear!

cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

 

p.s. I will endeavour to schedule some posts while I’m away, but not sure how I will go.

p.s.s. Due to new laws, I have to advise that you have signed up to my newsletter voluntarily, and if you no longer want to receive it, you should unsubscribe. (Sorry, legal requirement. Once only.)

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Emboss Resist Technique http://ideasforcardmaking.net/emboss-resist-technique/ http://ideasforcardmaking.net/emboss-resist-technique/#comments Sat, 05 May 2018 01:36:30 +0000 http://ideasforcardmaking.net/?p=4393 Continue reading ]]>

This month’s challenge at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog is emboss resist. (Or you an also do Anything Goes.)

My card was quite simple: I started with a card topper, and stamped it with Versamark using Stampin’ Up! Something Lacy background stamp. I then added white embossing powder and heated it. (You could also use clear. You’ll get the same effect if you’re using white cardstock.)

Next I took four different colours of Distress Oxides, and lightly added them to the card. I say lightly, because I didn’t want the colours to be too bright and overtake the flowers I was going to add.

Next I took a piece of paper towel and wiped the excess Distress Oxide ink off the embossing.

Using similar coloured cardstock, I stamped, then cut out my flowers using the matching dies. These were done using STAMPlorations Trendy Spring Blooms stamp and dies.

I added some leaves, then put my flowers at different levels using sponge foam.

I actually foiled some vellum with a birthday greeting on it, but decided it covered up too much of the background. So I ended up using a small greeting from Inspired by Stamping called “Creative Tags”. I cut that out using a mini-tag punch from Martha Stewart.

Once I’d done all that, I felt the card was a little bare, particularly at the top. So I added some liquid perfect pearls.

And that was it, done.

If you would like to join in the challenge, please pop over to the Mix It Up Challenge Blog. Our challenges run the entire month. We would love to see you there!

Thanks for looking, and as always, if you want to comment and the comment box isn’t showing, click the title of this post and it will magically appear!

cheryl

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Happy Happy Birthday http://ideasforcardmaking.net/happy-happy-birthday/ http://ideasforcardmaking.net/happy-happy-birthday/#comments Tue, 01 May 2018 01:18:30 +0000 http://ideasforcardmaking.net/?p=4380 Continue reading ]]>

This month’s challenge at STAMPlorations is to focus on the sentiments.

This was a very simple card – I cut out the STAMPlorations Word Die (Happy) in three different colours, and adhered them to my card topper using my Xyron machine.

Lastly I stamped “Happy Happy Birthday” (STAMPlorations Party Time set) below the dies. I added the topper to a coordinating base, and that was it. All done!

I am adding this to the above challenge, as well as the Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge.

Thanks for looking, and as always, if you want to comment and the comment box isn’t showing, click the title of this post and it will magically appear!

cheryl

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Quick and Easy Full Pleat Card http://ideasforcardmaking.net/quick-and-easy-full-pleat-card/ http://ideasforcardmaking.net/quick-and-easy-full-pleat-card/#respond Tue, 01 May 2018 00:29:34 +0000 http://ideasforcardmaking.net/?p=4374 Continue reading ]]>

I’ve been making a ton of Mother’s Day cards lately.

I had an order for 40 cards from the flower shop I sell to regularly, so I’ve been busy making 40 unique cards for them. I can’t say it was easy thinking of that many different card designs in a short period of time! Pinterest became my friend, but I used it for ideas, then made those ideas my own by changing the design up in at least one way.

However, the idea for these two cards were mine. I saw a card on Pinterest, but wanted to make my cards using my Go Press & Foil machine, which I haven’t seen elsewhere.

For each of the cards (one above, one below) I foiled the greeting before cutting out the topper it was going on. I’ve found if you have any indentations, such as stitching from a die, the foil will, in the majorities of cases, cling to the stitching.

I made two of these full pleat cards for Mother’s Day (in two different colour schemes), and a birthday one, which can be seen below.

I found these to be really quick and easy to make once I’d done the first one. I’d guess at around ten minutes from start to finish.

They look very elegant, no matter the dsp you use, and can be decorated up or down. If you need a quick card, this is one I’d recommend.

I have added a video below, but there are tons of them on YouTube. I just found this one to be the easiest to follow.

Thanks for looking, and as always, if you want to comment and the comment box isn’t showing, click the title of this post and it will magically appear!

cheryl

 

 

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Bleaching Using Distress Oxides http://ideasforcardmaking.net/bleaching-using-distress-oxides/ http://ideasforcardmaking.net/bleaching-using-distress-oxides/#comments Sun, 15 Apr 2018 04:20:01 +0000 http://ideasforcardmaking.net/?p=4367 Continue reading ]]>

I am very late with this due to my husband’s heart attack, but better late than never.  (He is doing well, for those who are interested. Better than well – I can’t keep him down!)

This month’s challenge is bleaching. I decided to do something different to your everyday bleaching using regular bleach, so went looking on YouTube. There were a ton, but the one I chose was from Christina Griffiths from Card Making Magic. You can see the video here.

I did my card a little different. I started with watercolour paper, then using the “Roses” hot foil die from Poppy Crafts, I foiled it using clear foil. (I found it really hard to tell what was the top!) I moved it around the paper to have several roses. I then used distress oxides all over, sponging in a variety of colours.

Now comes the bleaching part.

Using an aqua pen, I “painted” over the roses, then blotted them with paper towel, removing some of the colour. What I tried to do was removed just enough to give each flower some highlights. I *think* I’ve achieved that.

After I’d finished, I felt it needed something more, so did some water splashes, again blotting with paper towel.

I then dried it using my heat gun.

Last of all I added the sentiment on vellum, and wrapped it around the back. I added some foam tape to give it some dimension, then added the topper to a matching card base.

And that was it. Done.

It’s not too late to join in the challenge, as it runs until the end of the month. I hope to see you there!

Thanks for looking, and as always, if you want to comment and the comment box isn’t showing, click the title of this post and it will magically appear!

cheryl

 

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Teenage Girl Shaker Card http://ideasforcardmaking.net/teenage-girl-shaker-card/ http://ideasforcardmaking.net/teenage-girl-shaker-card/#comments Sun, 01 Apr 2018 02:17:14 +0000 http://ideasforcardmaking.net/?p=4360 Continue reading ]]>

Before I go onto this post, let me first apologise for being absent. My husband had a heart attack on Tuesday, and it’s been both difficult and hectic. He was rushed to hospital and straight to surgery to have a stent inserted. Thank goodness he is doing well.

I’d planned to have this post up a day or two after the other teenage card, but it just didn’t happen. Instead all hell broke loose!

Okay, so onto this post.

This is the second card I made for my granddaughter’s sixteen birthday. (This one from her dad and siblings.)

Again, I won’t go into how to make a shaker card – there are hundreds of videos on YouTube that will show you how.

I cut out all the pieces I needed to make the shaker card, then using the stencil from the MFT MP3 Player die and stencil set, I laid down the stenciling, taking it over the frame as well. I stamped Happy Birthday on the back panel with the stenciling, but didn’t think about where I might glue down some sequins on the clear panel. (Hint: plan it out before gluing them down!)

I cut out the MP3 player and the ear plugs, then added a small piece of music paper to the back of the MP3 player.

Originally, I left it at that, but decided to add the “16” afterwards. There were two reasons for that. 1) I felt the card was unbalanced; and 2) I wanted the card to celebrate a milestone.

That’s it. Quite easy, albeit a little fiddly as shaker cards tend to be.

I hope to post more frequently again, but I guess we’ll see. Hubby is now home from hospital and has to take it easy for some weeks.

Thanks for looking, and as always, if you want to comment and the comment box isn’t showing, click the title of this post and it will magically appear!

cheryl

 

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Teenage Girl Card http://ideasforcardmaking.net/teenage-girl-card/ http://ideasforcardmaking.net/teenage-girl-card/#comments Sun, 25 Mar 2018 01:32:44 +0000 http://ideasforcardmaking.net/?p=4352 Continue reading ]]>

Last week was my granddaughter’s 16th birthday, which is a big deal in our family.

I find teenagers (girls and boys, but especially boys) difficult to make cards for. I’d seen loads of cards with these lovely dresses on friends cards, but they were using a die. I don’t have one.

So I went searching on the internet and found a free template I could download. Here’s the link if you want it.

I printed out the template, then cut it out, and laid it on my dsp (from Kaisercraft Wild Flowers) and cut it out. I laid the template over the top of the dsp and scored the skirt using my scoreboard.

Then I folded the skirt so it looked like it was pleated. Here’s a side on view. (I used a ton of wet glue on this to ensure it stayed glued.)

Then I did the same with the top, but there was not scoring involved.

I found some dsp for the background that complemented the dress dsp, and adhered it to my cardstock base. I joined the skirt and top together, added some ribbon and adhered it to the dsp.

I decided last minute to add the feather, so I was lucky the dress wasn’t completely adhered down. I found the pearl trails in my stash, and also the butterfly.

I added the individual pearls as I felt it needed something, then last minute decided to add the bow on the dress. I was also going to add a small flower to the dress, but didn’t have one small enough.

I cut out the “16” from some dies I’ve had in my stash for some years.

And that was it. Very fiddly, but worth it I think. And yes, she loved it.

Thanks for looking, and as always, if you want to comment and the comment box isn’t showing, click the title of this post and it will magically appear!

cheryl

 

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Baby Boy Shaker Card http://ideasforcardmaking.net/baby-boy-shaker-card/ http://ideasforcardmaking.net/baby-boy-shaker-card/#comments Tue, 13 Mar 2018 02:28:20 +0000 http://ideasforcardmaking.net/?p=4347 Continue reading ]]>

This was a very simple card, which I made for the Just Us Girls Mythical or Magical challenge.

I began by stamping and colouring (with Copics) the unicorn from the Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After stamp set.

Next I added some dsp to a piece of cardstock, then made a shaker card, working out where all my other pieces were going to fit before I cut it.

After making the shaker, I added the “It’s a boy” die (which also has a shadow backing), then added the die cut unicorn.

I added them all onto matching cardstock, added some translucent Nuvo drops, and I was done!

Thanks for looking, and as always, if you want to comment and the comment box isn’t showing, click the title of this post and it will magically appear!

cheryl

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