' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: June 2011

Thursday 23 June 2011

Smile Scrapbook Page

I wanted to do a sunny page with lots of bright colours and fun, so here goes...

The stamps, chipboard letters and patterned papers are all from My Mind's Eye Bloom and Grow collection.

I didn't really achieved what I had in mind as I was thinking lots of empty space, maybe a bit of spray painting, but somehow these empty spaces called out to be filled in and I could not resist! Hope you like it.

Thursday 16 June 2011

Card with a formal look

I wanted this card to be unfussy so I have only used matting and embossing (rather than using printed papers) as techniques to let the stamped image pop out. The main point of interest is how I did the greeting and flower label, using 2 dies but making it look like one die has been used. This will be my favorite technique from now on...

The photo is quite dark which make the base card look black... in fact it is burgundy, but with more light the embossing was disappearing.

Thursday 9 June 2011

Acetate Challenge

Over at the Craft Barn Blog this week's challenge is to use acetate.
I have used several of the techniques demonstrated by the Craft Barn blog's contributors, as I had never played with acetate before. First, I used acetate as my base card and folded an A4 sheet in two to form an A5 card. I then embossed the top and bottom and swiped these areas with  alcohol inks. I decided to try stamping but with only Brilliance inks and no Stazon the result isn't fantastic.

The flower is made with 3 die cut flowers, embossed and inked to which I added a center with thin strips that I could curl with heat easily.

I have enjoyed the challenge but the next time I use acetate I will be stamping with Stazon !

Wednesday 8 June 2011

Black and white card

I have meant to make a card only in black and white for a while but never got around to do it. I nearly didn't managed it this time either, as I was sorely tempted to add a red ribbon, just because the theme of the stamp and printed paper was chinese and I was thinking red, gold etc... Thankfully I resisted, and the card has much more of an impact for it. The background is printed vellum edged with black pen, the black card has been stamped and embossed in white then edged in white pen and the white card die-cut with Spellbinders Banner 2 and stamped in black. Hope you'll like it.