Friday, 22 February 2019

Tania's clock step card


Tania has made this step card using Regal's pre-made card  base. By using browns and blacks this has given the card a masculine feel but if you used pastels for example, it would be a totally different look. The black triangle on the left has been embossed with a pattern that goes well with the background paper which is from the Ultimate Crafts Evening Cocktail 6 x 6 pad. She has used a nesting die to create the circles for both the back panel and the forward decoration. Not sure where the clock face image came from but maybe a stamp or from the Kaiser antiques sticker sheet.
 What can you do when you run out of room to fit the greeting? Now was the Best wishes deliberately stuck on that way or not? Either way it looks good and gives a quirky twist to the card! It's finished off with four sticker dots and borders for a very pleasing effect!

Friday, 15 February 2019

stacked ovals


Another offering from Heather. This card is made using a set of  nesting dies. She has used the entire set for this. The ovals are cut out of black card a contrasting card with some surprise images or greetings on each oval. Then a hole punched in the top. The bunch has been fixed together using a split pin and a piece of ribbon so as to allow he whole thing to swing. Finished off with a bit of bling, Kaiser adhesive pearls and a greeting sticker.

Friday, 8 February 2019

Sparklelight Stacker Card

This lovely card Heather made is a simple stacker 3d from the Sparklelight range. Easy to make as all the pictures are numbered. Working from the lowest number, i.e number 1 to the highest you just line up the image so all the edges match. Use mounting squares or silicone glue {make sure it's paper glue} to separate and lift each image and give you depth.
Heather has then mounted the image onto navy and silver card to make the image pop out. The finished card is an Amethyst single fold card from Regal Craft.
There are several of these images available in the shop.

Monday, 4 February 2019

EASEL CARD

This is the lovely easel card Janet made using the February Kaiser papers and collectables. The side view shows how the card sits up using a row of Kaiser pearls as a door. or in this case a card stop.  Even though I've called this an easel card apparently they are called a tilt card by Regal so be sure to ask for tilt when purchasing them from the shop.
All these goodies are available at Regal.

Friday, 1 February 2019

FRIDAY UPDATE

Howdy folks!  It's bright and early this morning as I'm  very excited to inform you that I'm looking at the new Kaiser papers and collection for this month as we speak. I've even made a card out of one of the "Paradise Found" set. Now that is saying something!!
 Janet also has made a wizz bang easel card which I will photograph next week when we have a camera!
I have a very busy weekend this week as I do floral art and am participating in the flower show in Launceston so no time for card making even though a nephew is having a birthday this Saturday so will have to get the skates on at some stage and whip one up.
Most people find boys and men's cards a bit of a challenge, so it is lucky that this blogspot has oodles of ideas for you to get inspired.  Just click on the relevant titles. Keep in mind that some titles like step cards or easel etc may also offer up some ideas. The male of the species also like cards that have moving bits or other engineered components and this is usually enough to impress them not so much the papers you use!
See you soon, Marilyn

A CARD WITH AN ACETATE FRONT

ACETATE PANEL CARD
Although its not evident from the picture, this card features an acetate front that makes the design elements appear to "float" in front of the background panel.

Sharon has die cut the front of a Regal single fold card to make a decorative edge (pink with white spots) and secured a panel of see through acetate (also available from Regal) underneath. She has then used fussy cut pictures backed with double sided Jac paper (Regal again!) to decorate the front.  If you don't have a suitable die you could cut a decorative edge with scissors or just make it straight about 2.5cm below the fold.

If you are looking for something to do that is a bit different but doesn't involve complicated templates this could be the card for you!

Well, this is my last "ghost post".  Marilyn will be doing the card posts as well as the updates from now on. It's been so nice to have the opportunity to share card making ideas.  Cheers!

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