I recently had a play date with my friend Vicki and we decided to try a new technique I had found on youtube, by Mitosu Craft (a couple of SU demos in the UK). Click here to see their tutorial. It uses Silver Foil, reinkers, a little water and clear embossing powder.
We pretty much copied their project but the technique gives variable results as you will see in the pic below of Vicki’s card. The colours we both used were Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist and you can clearly see these in Vicki’s card but in mine, they combined to create Tranquil Tide, but I did get some lovely texture! So I added a Tranquil Tide diecut Happy (Merry Christmas Dies) and Tranquil Tide Ribbon and some Mint Macaron sequins. I created the Very Vanilla frame and the inset using the Rectangle Stitched Dies and the frame is raised with Dimensionals.
Vicki’s card has a Basic Black Happy diecut and Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon around a Very Vanilla frame. Both cards above were created from the centre of a panel we each created. We also made cards from the “frame” around this portion.
Here is mine. I ran it through the big shot with the Tin Tile Dynamic Texture Embossing Folder, sponged on some Tranquil Tide ink and and placed a panel of Very Vanilla card, stamped with the Bokeh Dots Stamp set in Tranquil Tide, in the centre of the frame. I added some Mint Macaron sequins and Mint Macaron glimmery ribbon.
Vicki made another card which had more Night of Navy tones in the foil so she dressed it up with silver foil and Navy Corduroy Ribbon.
We had lots of fun creating these cards and getting our fingers stained. They would make great cards for the men in your lives. While many of the products used are now retired, the foil, Rectangle Stitched dies, Merry Christmas Dies and Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder are still available and can be purchased through my online store here.
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A little while back I met up with my Avid Inkers demonstrator group, and those of us who had attended Onstage in Auckland shared all our experiences and showed off our swaps and booty. As usual we had fun together.
I led a project based on a fancy fold I hadn’t tried before called a Twist and Turn card. I gave everyone a list of dimensions beforehand so they didn’t know what they would be making. Here is a pic of what we all created. Unfortunately, we hadn’t all quite finished.
I think we did pretty well, using a range of colours and productss. What do you think?
We did another project, led by the lovely Carolyn. She chose the new stamp set Daisy Lane using very soft colours and white embossing. Here are our samples.
Aren’t they gorgeous? Notice the new Grey Granite ribbon!
Welcome back to my blog. Today I am sharing the last batch of my swaps from Onstage Auckland.
A cute Wallet containing a jewelled scissor charm in a matchbook. I have misplaced the label, so am not sure who created this swap. It uses the Crafting Forever and Love What You Do stamp sets, the Share What You Love DSP and the Envelope Punch Board and Pretty Label Punch.
Bernice Collins created this lovely card using the Notes of Kindness All-Inclusive Card Kit. A great way to show how nice these cards are.
Christen Griffith created this stunning Bridge Card using the Love What You Do Stamp Set, the Butterfly Beauty Die Set and Share What You Love DSP (no longer available). The stamps and dies are still available.
Maree McIntosh created this clever card using the Beautiful You Stamp Set and the Stitched Shapes Dies. Both are still available. I love the fresh colour combination.
Stunning card produced by New Zealander Selina Wilson using the Botanical Bliss and Flowing Foutain stamp sets and the Botanical Tags, Stitched Shapes and Layering Circles Dies as well as the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. Selina finished with a splash of colour and Wink of Stella behind the birds and a couple of pearls.
Jo Egan created this pretty card using the Enjoy Life Stamp Set and the Lacy Dynamic Embossing Folder.
The “scissor” Scissor Charm was created by Heidi Bell using the Crafting Forever stamp set, Shrink film and a heat tool.
The cute little bottletop fridge magnet has a map of Taupo, NZ inside and was a giveaway. Like I said, I just loved the generous spirit at Auckland Onstage.
The Kangaroo Scissor Charm was created by Susan Feltrin using the Animal Outing Stamp Set, the Stitched Shapes Dies, Shrink Plastic and heat tool.
So that’s all my swaps shared. Until next event! Thinking of going to Onstage in November but haven’t decided yet.
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My name is Annette McMillan. I love to make cards and other papercraft projects and this is my place to share my creations and other information. I have been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Canberra, Australia for over 10 years and papercrafting for 18 years or so. I run card making classes for all skill levels and can offer in-home demonstrations for you and your friends. I also sell cards which can be stock or on commission.