Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Card Folds - Day 3

Today's card is a simpler card but very effective I think.
I used Dapper Denim as the card base and Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper for the mats.

This is a C6 card but it's the full length of an A4 sheet of paper. 
It is scored at 4 points along the full width to give the shape you can see below. 

I used Silver Foiled paper for the accents on top of the copper paper and 
copper images inside onto the Whisper White mat.

This is a very straightforward card that beginners could try as it's just mats 
once the folds have been scored

With the amount of folds, I think using the simple messages are just perfect.
I used Snowflake Sentiments for the messages and Swirly Snowflake Thinlits 
for the snowflake embellishments.

 Come back tomorrow and see what else can be done with card folds.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Card Folds - Day 2

Today's card is one I have made before but not for a very long time.
There's lots of folds in but it is very simple. 

 I used Be Merry Designer Series Paper, Thick White and Basic Black cardstock.
I used a little of the Silver foiled card for the accents.

I used Musical Season and the coordinating framelits, Musical Instruments.

As the edges of the card are going to be very visible, I decided to add some
 of the papers to the sides too.

The base card is C6 and the inner caard is a 20 cm square which is scored in half both ways on the diagonal and once on the horizontal line. Then 5 cm in from each corner to make the little square 
which folds into little triangles. You can see this better from the picture below.

Lots of little pieces to place DSP in but I think it's worth it. 

 The card can be laid on it's side or stood up as it is.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Weekly Inspiration - Card Folds

 Fancy Card Folds

 Everyone who knows me, knows that I love making a different type of card fold. 
I do still make the standard type of card base though.
So, this week, my intent is to show you some different ways to fold your cards.
This first card is the one that I made for our Stampin' Up! get-together last weekend. 
I called it, 1 stamp, 1 die, 1 punch.

I only made 240 cards this time, and I kept a few of the different colours! 
I believe it's called a step or stepper card.

The stamp was Marbled, the die is Happy Birthday Thinlits die and the Punch is the Decorative Border Punch.
The longest part was the cutting and scoring of the steps but I think it's well worth the time. I made a template using some thick Acetate to make the project easier.

I used Very Vanilla and Whisper White Thick cardstock and the inks were: Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Pear Pizazz, Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral, Marina Mist and Soft Sky! Just a few!! 

The Happy Birthday die was cut in the same colour as the inks and also Gold Foiled card and Silver Foiled card. The punched border was also in gold and silver foiled card.

I hope you find this one fun and easy to do, It really isn't hard at all.
If you would like one of the cards, please email and I will be happy to make and send you one.
Thank you

Friday, 17 November 2017

Many metals...

Today is the last of this week's Inspiration and I've used all the metallic foils from stampin up to create a simple card that is rather elegant in my opinion.
Next week Gill will be sharing her talent with us all ☺
Have a nice weekend
Have fun
Cary x

Thursday, 16 November 2017

All about the shine...

Today's inspiration is a split top box that is made entirely from metallic foil cardstock! The base is made with the delightfully delicate champagne foil from stamping up. The top is a beautiful copper and champagne foil  pattern cardstock.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Subtle shine..

Sometimes metallic finishes are very in your face and can over take a project . But today's inspiration uses a piece of beautiful speciality designer paper that has metallic  images all over .
The fold means that the card is also a gift as it will hold a gift card.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Glistening gems...

Today's card is made with one stamp for the background .i have used the marbled background stamp from Stampin up and emerald envy ink and stamped once. Then I've cleaned the stamp thoroughly and  randomly inked bits up with versamark ink. Then I've used gold embossing powder to highlight areas. The effect in real life is much prettier than in my rubbish photos 😔. 

Monday, 13 November 2017

Mostly metallic..

This week's samples will all show case metallic finishes.  Some are card stock, some are subtle, some full on but all shine in just the right way 😊
Gold, silver, Cooper and  Champaign will all feature this week but today's inspiration uses just a subtle hint of silver foil as a mat and a die cut on this sort and gentle card.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Add a little sparkle...

After all the non traditional cards of the last few days today's inspiration is just a little bit sparkly and fun for the season of good cheer 😊

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Sunshine and Santa...

Now where I live in England we don't get many snowy Christmases we certainly don't get any that are warm and sunny either! Some lucky sole' s live in far more temperate climate and enjoy Christmas in the sun so for those who do I've created this card to share today 😊

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Before traditional..

In the time before big brands and mass advertising Santa Claus wasn't coloured red!!! Now I know that's a shock to some and much as I love to see our cheery santa in bright red he would often be blue or green in his garb!! So in celebration of that I've made a before traditional tradition card I hope you like it as much as I do som3times different is good 😉