maandag 16 maart 2015


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March Scrapbook Kit Reveal!

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Unfortunately my kit is still on it's way, so I have no projects for you to see today.  BUT my featured designer blog post will be on March 31th. So you might wanna check back in here.

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Garden Romance
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zaterdag 14 maart 2015

Saturday Card tutorial day over at SWIRLYDOOS - Get your Distress Inks out!!!!

Hello Everyone,

Gosh, the last couple of days, the weather was so nice here in The Netherlands, it really puts me in a Spring mood. That's why todays card has a Spring feel to it.
To learn how I made this card click the link below.
This card was inspired by:
the weather
 - Tammy Tutterow  (Linen look background technique)
Rachel Moses  (Distressed Faux Filigree Chipboard Technique)
Thanks for sharing ladies!
Have a lovely, crafty weekend.

zaterdag 7 februari 2015

Saturday - Tutorial day over at Swirlydoos.

Hello everyone,
I would like to share my latest card with you, using the January kit.
One of our members asked me to do a turorial on the card I showed you earlier,
so I thought, why not make another one? And to be honest, I like this one even better.
I hope you do too!

This card opens like a normal card, but it also has a flip up element. The front panel can be lift up and underneath there's a pocket with a tag. Of course you can add whatever into that pocket, but for this tutorial I chose to do a little tag.

The lightning in the photo's are a bit unregular, cause I shoot pictures at night as well as during the day so, I apologize for that. Grab yourself a cup of coffee, cause this tutorial is photo heavy!!! Okay let's get to it!

I started out with cutting a base card at 4.1/16 x 6.1/16 My fold is on the left.

My fisrt layer was cut at 4.3/4 x 6.1/8 slightly bigger than my base card.

I distressed and inked the edges, and then glued it to my base card.

Then I cut this next piece of PP down to 4.3/8 x 3

I distressed and inked all the edges and glued the paper like a pocket at the bottom of my card. I used a circle punch, to punch out a half circle, which makes it easier to slide a tag in and out.

Next I cut this piece of PP at 4.3/8 x 5.3/8 This is going to be my top-background. (I hope this makes sense)

I flipped it over and made a scoreline at 3/8 of an inch at the top. **** I decieded later on that it needed to be 5/8 from the top***

Then I took a pencil, placed it just above (or below, it depends how you look at it) the scoreline and started rolling the paper around the pencil. Not all the way down, just a little, till you get a nice round fold. It will give you lots of dimension.

The red-marked strip will be glued to the card later on.

I distressed and inked the edges and at the top, I cut the glue-strip in and angle on both sides.

Then I took 3 pearls,

and glued them to the bottom like this. The white dots of glue is where they are going to be placed. I used Beacon Gem-Tac for glueing the pearls.

Then I took this die-cut cardboard that I have, (but you can use lace for this part too, or cut a piece of cardboard scallops-wise) and cut off a little piece. Wide enough to fit my card.

I glued it right under the pearls.

Flipped it over, cut off the excess and inked the edges.

I cut a piece of the lace that came in the kit, and glued it at the top of my card like this.

As I said earlier I made a new scoreline at 5/8 from the top (for better hold) and glued that part, just a tiny bit, overlapping the lace.

This is how it looks now. The pearls that are glued to the backside of the top layer, holds it perfectly balanced.

I fussy cut this bird and inked the edges with Gathered Twigs distress ink.

From the box my kit came in, I cut 2 thin strips. Then I split the strips to create some twigs.

And glued them like this.

I used foam adhesive to the back of the bird, added some extra glue, just to make sure

And glued him in place.

I fussy cut some flowers and inked the edges. I also used one from the flower package that came in the Main Kit.

I tore a few pieces of netting

And glued them in different spots on my card, using Beacon's Fabri-Tac.

I foam-dotted my flowers and glued them in place.

For stamping my sentiment on the front, I need something to, lay under my dimensional front layer. So, I used the lid of a distress inkpad. It was perfect to give me a stable base, for my stamping.

I used Archival ink, in Jet Black, to stamp my sentiment.

As you look very closely, just above the word Thinking, you can see the white embossing powder.....I wanted to, somewhat, frame my sentiment and I used the stamps that came in the Main Kit.

The frame didn't came out perfectly straight, but I was okay with it.

I found that my bird was a little to plain so I added some Rock Candy Distress Stickles to his belly.

And also to my leaves.

Using the Cinnamon Stickles that came in the Main Kit, I stickled up the twigs that I cut earlier.

I placed some liquid pearls at the left top of my card

And in a different color, some at the bottom of my card. Set it aside to dry.

For the tag that is going inside the pocket, I cut a piece of PP at 2.3/4 x 4.3/8 I rounded the corners and made 2 marks at the top, where I want my holes to be.

I distressed and inked the edges of my tag, made the holes using a crop-a-dile, and using the cord and a Prima velvety dangling, which both came in the Main Kit, I dressed up my tag.

I placed the tag in the pocket like so

and called my card done!
Here are some close up's:

I hope you like it and give it a try! If you do, please share your card here in this thread and of course our Facebook Gallery.
Have a lovely weekend!!!