Post#47 Thankful for you

I have some printed papers with beautiful watercolour  effects on them and tend to use them quite often and I wanted to try making a similar paper/background for this card using Peerless Watercolours….
To create the first layer of the card I used a chevron stencil on top of the paper and started dabbing in a few different colours on the watercolour paper…I didn’t want it to be perfect so did not bother much about stencilling it perfectly….
Once the watercolour was dry,I heat embossed the sentiment at the top and then attached three punched out banners in various sizes and colours to finish the card…
Hope you liked it…
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Post#46 Hi Card

One of my favourite ways to use distress inks is to use them on an embossing folder and spraying with a bit of water to create a kind of bright watercolour effect…you really can’t go wrong with this technique…
After embossing I let the paper dry and then cut it into 3 long strips and added them to an orange cardstock base and adhered them to the blue card base…
Then using the same blue cardstock I die cut a  hi word and a hexagon shape around the word…I used the negative die  section by attaching a silver paper at the back…a few punched flowers were added for decoration and the card was ready…
Hope you liked it.
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Post#45 Tiny Birthday Card

Here’s another shaped birthday card…these kind of cards are a bit difficult to decorate but are good for a change from regular square or rectangular cards…and they can easily be attached to presents,gift baskets or floral bouquets….
The card base has been created using a scalloped square die…I like how the die has created an embossed border at the edge…to get this effect I had added a few shims of paper on top of the cutting plate while I was die cutting….without having to run it again through my Cuttlebug using an embossing mat…..
The front panel was stamped and only two of the edges rounded…The sentiment was stamped on a vellum paper and then die cut using a tag die…lastly I added a tiny piece of string through the tag…
Hope you like this card…
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Post#44 Shaker Gift Tag

Shaker cards and tags are so beautiful and I have tried making a few for Christmas last year…..but they were so bulky and thick due to all the craft foam added to create the shaker window, so i didn’t try making them again…till now….
The very amazing Jennifer McGuire has figured out a way to make these cards the easy way using  plastic pockets and the WRMK fuse tool…Here’s the link for her Window Shaker Card..Jump to 09:05 if you only like to see how she uses the fuse tool to create a pocket…

I used the largest eyelet squares die to create the tag base….then I created a shaker pocket separately using a plastic sleeve and WRMK fuse tool….I filled the pocket with some sequins and hearts and attached it to the square frame die cut from printed paper…before attaching this to the tag base,I added the die cut word ‘love’ to the base so that it shows through the clear shaker window…

A couple of hearts punched from red cardstock and a ribbon was added to finish the tag…
I had a lot of fun making this tag…Hope you liked it…
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Post#43 Hello Friend

This is my kind of card….simple and quick to make….needs only a handful of supplies….and the end result is as good as any other card…
Here I’ve used a Kraft cardstock to create the card base and stamped a very beautiful border stamp with white pigment ink…used a heat gun to dry the ink quickly…then I punched out circle shapes out of  shiny gold paper in various sizes and adhered them to the card…On one of these circles- the largest one- I stamped the sentiment…
Hope you liked it…
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Post#41 Simple and quick goodie box

This has become my favorite way to pack small gift items…..there are no measurements or cutting required….you just need paper in a size that will fit the item and glue tape…
It looks almost like Sunnyboy which is an Australian brand of flavoured ice block and the packaging has a very distinctive tetrahedral shape…..
Decorating these boxes is not very difficult and you can keep it simple like I did or really go for it with the decorations…

I learned how to make these a few years ago from Pootles blog(pootles.co.uk) and have since then made way too many of these..For those of you who want to try this out…..Here is the excellent video tutorial from Sam…

And the next time you’re packing a gift…..try packing it this way….

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Post#39 Rosette Tag

Paper rosettes look so very beautiful……Previously I have made huge roesttes as wall decorations….made small ones to decorate presents and gift boxes…..and even few as decorations for our Christmas tree…so I this time I made one to decorate a tag…
This is a very large die cut tag…to make the rosette,I used an edge punch  on the full length of the paper strip before making score lines for the rosette…and since the paper rosette is the main feature of this tag,I did not add other things on it…
There is a simple best wishes stamp in the middle of the rosette…and a gold glitter tape under it…..ribbons and a bit of string finish the tag nicely…
Hope you liked it.
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