Tuesday, 16 August 2011

craft club cards

 Sunday was craft club again at Moira's - she had been watching C&C, and got inspired! The first card used rubber stamp tapestry sets to make the background, and her new Gocreate dies and grand caliber machine. No idea which the tapestry stamps were, basically just small leaves, and I used crumb cake and early espresso stampin up inks around a mask using the largest of the dies.  The owl stamp is from a glimmer mist set, stamped in the espresso ink onto white card, with  a waterbrush to pull the ink out a bit into the design. The owl was cut out usaing the smallest die, and the mirri mount using the middle size die. An easy card to do, just took time stamping the background - fortunately there were only 5 of us this month, so not too much waiting for stamps!
The second card was also tv inspired - I think Moira said by a demo by Alli. The backing is actually kitchen roll - sprayed with glimmer mists first, then crystal embossing powder sprinkled over the wet paper and heat embossed. It takes a bit longer, as the heat gun has to dry the rather soggy sheet first before actually getting to work on the ep, but you get a great effect!
Mine came out looking rather froggy or snake-y, so Moira dug out this Jeremy Fisher stamp .(stampendous?) ..............stamped with black memento, coloured with derwent coloursoft pencils, with a bit of green ink sponged round the edges of the card. Think the bp was DWV, but not sure.......and am still working on getting Moira to start her own blog................


  1. Lovely card. What good ideas for backgrounds. Hugs x ChrisB

  2. looks like you had a good crafty day - I've not seen that owl before but he's great and the kitchen roll technique sounds fun too.

  3. Two background techniques I wouldn't have thought of. Thanks for the details and you have made two lovely cards.

    Janet xx

  4. Bet you had fun with these. That kitchen roll bp looks great on zoom. I will definitely have to give that one a go and the frog image was perfect to go on top.

    Lesley Xx


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