Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Knitting Stamps

Sorry it's been a while, I did mean to add these Joanna Sheen Knitting stamp sample cards much earlier.
I made 4 cards for the shows but I cant wait to make more Lol..
Here is the first one.. a knitting bag card.
...and when you open it up it has all this inside...
To make this card I created my own template.. Feel free to download it and use it yourselves .. click on the image and save.
You will need to use the template to cut 2 parts and then you overlap the flaps on the bottom and glue them together... this makes the bag ready to embelish etc.
I used the template to cut out the paper to both line and cover the bag. I used the stamps to create the patterned paper for the inside, adding extra stamps from the Joanna Sheen Haberdashery range of stamps . For the outside I stamped the images first and then embossed them throught the cuttlebug using the Square lattice embossing folder by Stampin up. Acetate scored and folded created a little stand inside the bag to glue other bits and pieces that I stamped out using the Haberdashery stamps.. the little gift card holder is a piece of card with corners to hold the card.
The flap over the bag is also embossed with the square latice folder then glued to the back with velcro added for the front to hold the bag card shut with a button to embellish.
The handle of the bag is coloured with a Tan promarker pen. I used a die to create the rose but embossed it before rolling up.. to make a 'knitted' Rose..Lol..
.. This bag was alot of fun to make and I hope that some of you will be inspired to use the template and make one for youreselves, if you do, I'd love to see it.

Here is the second card I made...
I stamped the borders on the sheet in various colours direct onto the card. The lovely house is stamped from Joanna Sheen's Garden of dreams Countryside stamps and coloured with promarkers. The heart is stamped with a mixture of ink and then embossed through the cuttlebug with the Square lattice folder.

For the third card I cut out a square of card... embossed it with the square lattice folder... then pricked some holes and used wool to do blanket stitch around the edge. I then stamped the lovely knitted heart and the I love knitting stamp and added it to the card.
and here is the forth card
I stamped onto brown craft paper the borders and tile square.... making sure to stamp the ones I wanted white - with versamark to emboss with white powder. and then run it through the cuttlebug in the square lattice folder. (you might have guessed by now that this folder is fabulous for knitting theme or embroidery theme cards) I made a tassel out of the wool and added some under the little greeting.

Thank you for visiting my blog today... I hope I've inspired some of you to use the templates and have play too.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lace and Knitting Stamps Day 3

I'm back after a few busy days to add more of the sample cards I made using the Lace and Knitting designs that I designed for Joanna Sheen. I used the Take one Step sheet for these cards.

For this card I stamped the border and 2 hearts onto black paper and embossed with white powder. I also stamped 2 of the hearts onto cream paper and embossed with black powder.
I cut the main part out of the white embossed and layered them onto the cream hearts. To make up the card I used black strips of card folded around each corner layering the borders on top. The hearts are on foam tape... I made 3 roses and added them onto the die cut swirls. The verse is also on the stamp sheet. I finished with the faux stitching done with a gel pen. The paper was given a vintage look using Antique linen distress ink.

Here's my second card...

For this card I stamped the square lace stamp 3 times embossing it with brown tapastery powder, then coloured the lace panel with a multicolour of distress inks to create a tapastery feel. The background paper is from one of Joanna sheens CDs (I can't remember which one sorry).. I stamped the lace border along the top with brown in and onto each end of the die cut verse topper. I made the rose and die cut the leaves and brances.

...and here is the third card I made using the Take one Step sheet.
and inside...
I made my own template for the windows, cut them out and added frames inside and outside the card with acetate and tulle inbetween. I stamped the brickwork from Country house onto the front around the windows. For the inside of the card I created a Wedding Cake using the stamps. I cut the two tiers out of card inking them lightly with blue.. I stamped the borders onto cream paper embossing with white and then lightly inking each one with blue to make the white show up.. then I stuck them onto the tiers. The boards are mirror paper scored using an embossing board. The little flower border was stamped in blue and I used a versamark pen in the center of each flower and embossed with holographic powder. The bow is also stamped with versamark and embossed with holographic powder and inked to define the bow. The little vase on top is cut out of a stamped and embossed lace tile that is on the sheet and again inked with blue. I used die cut letters and added a feather as a finishing touch.

Next time I will be back with the Knitting stamp sample cards

Thank you for visiting my blog today...please feel free to leave comments..

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lace and Knitting Stamps Day 2 with freebie

Hello, I'm back again with the next 3 card samples from the Goals you Reach Lace stamp sheet

Here is my first card..
The first thing I did for this card is draw a bodice template to fit the size of the lace stamp , If you would like to use the template I made - here it is... simply save to your computer and print it out for your own use.The first thing I did was to draw around the bodice lightly with pencil. I stamped the small flower border at the top and embossed it.. then stamped the 3 larger flower motifs and embossed those too. Then I stamped 3 extra and embossed them in black - to cut out and layer later. I cut out the bodice using patterned scissors at the top, then I coloured the it using distress ink - Aged mahogony, masking the top area to give it more of a realistic look. I glued the black flowers over the 3 red ones down the middle, the dots are made with a versamark pen and embossing powder. Once I was happy with the bodice I stamped the lace corner twice...embossing one with black powder and one with the red. I cut part of the red and paper pieced it on top of the black and glued it to the bottom of the bodice. I used two layers of black fringing attaching to the back with DST... then finished the bodice off with black and red gems.
I cut out a panel of black card layering with some commercial handmade paper cut to size by moistening the edges and pulling apart to leave the frayed edge look. I stamped the Lace border onto some cream paper and embossed with black embossing powder, cut it out and stuck down the side of the panel. The stitching is a gel pen. I lightly inked the card with Antique linen distress ink, added the panel, then the bodice and finished off with the 30 Today banner with a stamped and embossed bow from the 'Live each moment' Lace stamp sheet.

Here's the second sample card idea I made with this sheet of stamps..
I used the small flower motif boarder to create the word 'Mum'... stamped with versamark and embossed with white powder. I then coloured the panel with blue distress ink. I stamped and embossed the lace border and the bow the same way. A Martha steward punch was used for the top and bottom borders lightly inked in blue with added pearls. I added little tiny blue star gems to each flower in the Mum...I think this card looks obvious on how I put it together .

And here is the third card

This card has lovely Roses backing paper printed from the Jane Shasky CD rom..
I stamped the border 4 times onto cream paper and embossed with brown embossing powder and also the lace corner 4 times embossing this with white powder. I inked over the white embossed corners with brown - wiping after to take the ink of the embossing..leaving it white on brown. I carefully matched the 4 borders up to create a frame and then trimmed each of the lace corners to fit within the frame. I cut a larger circle to also fit the frame. I stamped the verse onto cream card, trimming to fit within the circle to look like part of it, finishing off by adding some pink ribbon, some gorgeous Anna Griffin Roses stickers and gems around the frame.

I hope that these cards will inspire you in some way.
Many Thanks for visiting my blog today, I will be back tomorrow with some more of the sample cards I made for the Lace and Knitting Stamps.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Lace and Knitting Stamps Day 1

Joanna Sheen launched some new stamps today on TV called Lace and Knitting Stamps. I designed them for Joanna Sheen and made some sample cards for ideas on how to use them.
Today I will share the cards using the stamps from the 'Live each Moment' stamp sheet

Here's my first card..
I got the template for this pretty little baby girl dress here. This card is roughly A5 in size. I stamped the pocket flap and a border of lace in white and then coloured it pink with distress inks. The bow is stamped pink as is the the little pocket shape using the little flower stamp on the sheet... I cut the lace in to sections and stuck under the apron hem and small pieces for the sleeves. I finished of with pretty stitching drawn with a glitter gel pen.

Here's my second card idea..
I stamped the border onto a piece of paper the exact size of the card base, masking off the corners so that they would join. On a piece of black card I used a square post-it note as a guide to stamp the four corner lace images and embossed them with white powder. I mat and layered the verse using a nestie shape and placed on top of a square cut to the size of the post it note.. both were inked lightly with Antique linen. A stamped bow and a few gems finish the card.

Here is the last card idea for this sheet of stamps...
I kept finding wonderful cards using the 'Bisque Potter technique' on various blogs and so decided to investigate it for myself and have a go.. I found this lady's blog to be most inspiring called 'Stamping with Di' for this technique using the cuttlebug folders.
I used the Tied together embossing folder for the panel on this card with Antique linen distress ink.
The card base has been stamped with the corner lace image using Antique linen and the border, the bow and the other lace corners around the verse were stamped and embossed with white powder and coloured with Aged Mahogony... the white stays white repelling the ink.
I made the roses using a spiral die cut and the leaves have been stamped lightly with the lace border. I finished with a few little red gems.

Thanks for visiting my blog today, I hope that these will inspire you in your own projects.
I will be back tomorrow with the second lot of card ideas using the second sheet of lace stamps.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Last of the Jane Shasky card samples

The third sheet of Joanna Sheen's Jane Shaskly stamps is called 'Slice of Heaven'

Here is the first of 3 cards I made using it.
ThePatchwork toppers background paper is printed out from the Joanna Sheen In other words CD. I coloured a round doily with promarkers and the image is also coloured in using promarker pens. I made the roses from die cuts and the letters are from Tim Holtz typeset decoritive strip... my new favourite alphabet die Lol!

For the second card 2 die cut frames are used... one has a pretty doily inside and the other the image.. I used both promarkers and watercolour distress inks to colour the stamp. I added some matching style flowers to carry on the look and added the verse in the top corner. The backing paper is from the Jane Shasky CD

Here is the final card, it uses the other image on the stamp sheet. I coloured it with promarkers and watercolour distress inks. Two brickwork embossed large corners were lightly inked and the flowers are stamped pressed flowers by Joanna Sheen. I added a large tulle bow tied with blue ribbon and added the verse on the card to finish.

Thank you for visiting to day and taking a look at my sample cards.

There will be more of my sample cards coming soon after this weekend's TV shows on Create and Craft TV. when Joanna launches some more of my designs as rubber stamps...

More to come....

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Jane Shasky Stamp sample cards Day 2

Today's samples are from the stamps on Jane Shasky rubber stamp sheet - Relax and enjoy

This card is 6 x 6" with a gatefold. I stamped and coloured the image with promarkers cut it out and mounted on foam tape onto a pretty shaped card with gems and ribbon added. The inside of the card looks like this...
I used Jane Shasky CD backing paper to show the verse of nicely.

Here is another card made using the same image...
For this card I stamped and embossed 2 images onto black with white embossing powder and then again twice onto cream and black embossing powder. Making sure all the squares were exactly the same size, before I grouped them on to the card I lightly inked the edges of the cream squares and the verse topper...finishing off with a few gems and little silk Roses.
The other image on the sheet is this lovely Window box

The backing paper is from the Jane Shasky CD. I coloured the doily with promarkers. The tag is the verse stamped in Weathered wood ink, then I decided to try to match the tag to the paper (it would have been easy to simply stamp onto a piece of the same backing paper duh!!..).. but it was an after thought... so I used promarkers to colour a similar pattern.. I used a white gel pen to shadow the letters to make them stand out more.. Alot of cards that I make grow as I do them... Lol..
I stamped the image using Tim Holtz weathered wood ink. I carefully coloured all the flowers and leaves with promarkers and decided to leave the window frame and box white, so I coloured the windows pale blue and the outside of the frame grey..I think it makes the image pop out.. heres a close up.
I added a few punched butterflies that I coloured with promarkers..

Thanks for visiting my blog today... and as usual, your comments are very welcome..

Monday, March 5, 2012

Jane Shasky Stamp sample cards

These sample cards are made using Joanna Sheen's Jane Shasky Stamps
I made 3 cards from each sheet for the TV show aired last weekend.

For these cards I used the Sweet Memories stamp sheet

Here's the first card.Both the backing paper and the 'In the garden my soul is Sunshine' sentiment were printed from Joanna Sheen's Jane Shasky CD - I used 2 of the framed words but glued the stamped image over one of them. The stamped image is coloured with promarker pens. I added a doily, wide mesh type ribbon and finished it off with some stamped and coloured flowers from Joanna Sheen Pressed flower stamps.

For the second card from this sheet - Sweet Memories I used the bird houses image.
..for this card I tore strips of white wash coordinations card, rubbed each piece with fine sand paper to distress it a little, then lightly inked the edges also adding some Tim Holtz distress stickles to the bottom edges.. I stuck these strips directly onto the card after I stuck the punched and lightly inked doily edges... creating a lovely shabby chic looking background. I stamped the image with brown distress inks and used both promarkers and inks to colour it in. Using water to take off the ink by blotting, where the white flowers are. Adding the ribbons and the Tim Holtz die cut flowers etc... finished the card.

For the last card using the Joanna Sheen Jane Shasky Sweet Memories Stamp sheet I have used the watering can image again but this time I coloured it red.
I used a backing paper from the Jane Shasky CD from the herb garden section. After colouring the image with promarker pens, I die cut it and inked the edges. I placed it on the card with some of Joanna Sheen's Pressed flower Ivy leaves and some ribbon roses. Narrow lilac ribbon and tiny red buttons that tie in with the red watering can and finshed the card.

Thank you for visiting today.. I would love to read any comments you might have.. like all bloggers I appreciate all the comments left on my blog by fellow crafty people.

I'll be back tomorrow with 3 more card samples from the Jane Shasky rubber stamps..

Sunday, March 4, 2012

More samples

Where have I been?. I can't believe that time is going so quickly. I have designed more rubber stamp designs for Joanna Sheen and I have been busy making sample cards for Joanna's TV shows, so I haven't had much chance to pop on here to finish sharing the Wedding show samples with pressed flowers. I'll pop them here today and also post the Jane Shasky sample cards in the next post that were on the TV last weekend.
Card making is a kind of therepy for me. I enjoy creating cards and enjoy the challenge of using new stamp designs. The new stamp designs that I have done for Joanna will be on TV this month.

Here are the rest of the Wedding day Pressed flower samples....

I used a fabric glue to stick the tulle netting on top of the lovely die cut frame.. the netting is enough to protect the pressed Roses and it looks really pretty too.
I used a piece from wedding favour tulle round, then embossed some card and die cut a window to go over the top, it matches the pattern on the tulle. I glued tiny rhinestones at every cross over in the pattern to add sparkle.
This was fun to do... I puzzled how to stick the skeleton leaf onto the card without seeing any glue.. .. It's a pity that my xyron machine broke years I decided to use some PVA , so I applied the glue to the leaf and blotted very well after placing it on the card.. most of the excess comes off and leaves the leaf very well stuck down.. it worked for me anyway.. but if you do have a xyron ... it really would be so much less messy Lol..
The petals where lightly glued onto a pre cut heart then mounted onto pretty pearly paper then I stuck a clear acetate heart over the top using strong clear glue in tiny dots around the edge.

For this invite I added a punched circle after I glued on the background paper... then arranged the rose buds then added a piece of acetate to cover the whole front of the invite using a thin piece of DST.. the ribbon across the top not only compliments the colour of the roses but also covers any DST that would show otherwise.
For this card I sandwiched the Roses between acetate and netting using dots of glue to hold the netting, also adding pretty bridal sequins over the dots to hide them. When I stick it to the card I added a real doily first. The Rose petals with the words looks like confettii and the handle of the bouquet is simple ribbon wrapped around a triangle shape.

Thanks for looking and once again I hope that I have inspired someone somewhere with these designs.. they are fun to make and can take some time but they are really worth it in the end.

See you next time..
Hugs x


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