Today I'm sharing a card that features a technique that's new to me - Gel Plate printing. I was inspired, as I'm sure many other crafters were, by the video that Jennifer McGuire shared showing how she used a gel plate with distress oxides. I love the texture that the plate gives to a background,… Continue reading Pumpkin Time with Gel Plate Background
I've combined some older Hello Bluebird Autumn sets with the new Gallery Frame #5 slimline die on my card today. I began with the embossed background. I stamped the Blowing Leaves background stamp on white card with embossing ink. I then covered the panel with 3 different colours of WOW embossing powder - Apple Red,… Continue reading Fall Friends and Autumn Leaves
Join me on the Hello Bluebird blog today, where I’m sharing an autumnal card with some fun embossing colours.
Hello Bluebird's latest release includes some fabulous summer sets - Beach Play and Come On In. The critters always look like they are having so much fun! My card today features the Beach Play set. I created a mini scene on a panel of white card, using a square stencil. I blended on distress oxide inks… Continue reading Hello Bluebird Beach Play
Today I’m sharing a card featuring the fabulous new Fairy Glade Vertical slimline die from Hello Bluebird. Teamed with the Garden Party stamp set, it's easy to create fabulous scenes. I began by die cutting the Fairy Glade Vertical slimline die from Bristol Smooth card. On the main background, I blended an evening sky with distress… Continue reading Hello Bluebird Garden Party
I love adding rainbows to my cards. This pretty fairy from the Hello Bluebird Fairy Dance set is leaving a rainbow trail behind her as she skips across the card. I began by freehand drawing a mask for my card on some thin copy paper. I fussy cut out the trail, then taped the mask to… Continue reading Hello Bluebird Fairy Dance
Join me on the Hello Bluebird blog today, where I’m sharing a fun card featuring the Next Door Gnomes stamp set and Gallery #5 slimline die. Both these sets are from the fabulous new release.
I have a card to share today, featuring some fabulous June release products from Pretty Pink Posh. I began with the background. I blended distress oxide ink onto a rectangle panel. I used Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Carved Pumpkin and Candied Apple. I flicked the panel with a mix of water and distress oxide ink… Continue reading Be Brave
Today I'm sharing a card with Beach Babes - one of my favourite summer sets from Hello Bluebird. This card began with the background. I blended on some Mermaid Lagoon distress oxide ink onto a panel of watercolour card, then added Atlantis Burst and Blue Blitz Nuvo shimmer powders on top. I love the splash… Continue reading Poolside Piggy
I love using patterns alongside negative space on my cards. By creating an area of colour or pattern, the negative space also becomes an area of its own. It can be the sky or the ground, for example, without there needing to be anything there to tell you what it is. I’ve used this idea… Continue reading Patterns and Negative Space