Handmade Cards, Hello Bluebird DT

Pumpkin Time with Gel Plate Background

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

Handmade Cards, Hello Bluebird DT

Fall Friends and Autumn Leaves

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

Handmade Cards, WOW DT

Christmas is Coming with WOW

Today I have a card to share on the WOW Embossing blog, inspired by the September challenge theme of Christmas. I’ve used some pretty embossing glitters for the snowy hills - Hologram Sparkle and Sparkling Snow. I hope you’ll join me on the WOW Embossing blog, where you can read more about how I made… Continue reading Christmas is Coming with WOW

CAS, Handmade Cards, Pretty Pink Posh DT

Pearl Peonies

Clean and simple doesn't always have to mean plain white spaces. By embossing stamped images with a clear or pearl white powder, you can add subtle interest whilst still getting the CAS look. The large floral images in the Pretty Pink Posh Peonies stamp set work well for this technique. On a panel of white… Continue reading Pearl Peonies

Handmade Cards, Hello Bluebird DT

Hello Bluebird Garden Party

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