Monday 27 July 2015

Floral card with embossed background

Today I am sharing a step by step card!

I have used:

I used my Big Shot to emboss a the white card. I die cut an oval using the same type of card and attach it in the centre.

I used Distress ink to colour the sides.

I die cut the intricate flowers using coloured card and white card for the solid ones (the ones of the Bigz). I layer them and attach them with foam pads.

I then stamped the message using black ink.

Finally I just added some dome stickers in the centres and the chevron border die cut.

I hope you like it!

Saturday 25 July 2015

Proud Stag Box Frame

Hello ...

Katie here with you today to share another winter project using the winter Wonderland dies from Craft Asylum.

Today I have used the Sizzix Bigz Die Proud Deer By Craft Asylum to create this modern looking box frame.

Silver Glitter Card
Box Frame

To Make:

1.  Take the mount from the frame and adhere a 6 x 6" panel of the turquoise paper. 

2.  Die cut three of the proud deer from pink paper. and adhere 3D foam pads to the back of two.

3.  Layer all three deer together to create a 3D effect.

4.  Place the deer centrally into the frame.

5.  Die cut the Delicate Fall dies and the Decorative Trees and piece together.

6.  Adhere these to the base of the frame.

A very simple yet effective project and great to add a modern look to your home decor.

Have a great week.


Saturday 18 July 2015

A Little Bit Of Winter ...

Hello ...

Today I am here to share a winter themed card with you.  Many crafters have already started their Christmas crafting.  I am gently easing into Christmas so I thought I would start with winter and work my way slowly towards Christmas!  

I have chosen the Hello Sunshine Collection to compliment these new dies and it is a great example of how versatile these papers can be!  I love to use alternative colours to those traditional winter themed colours.

 The main focal point of the card is the Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Loving Bear which features this cute bear in a frame.

The snowflake has been cut using the Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Delicate Fall.  These are a great addition to your winter crafting and will be one of those die sets that are used over and over.  Here I have added a button from the Hello Sunshine Embellishment Set.

Finally the wording was from the Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Winter Wishes.  These are perfect for many occasions and again for not only Christmas cards but winter themed cards too.

As you can see I have placed the bear into an oval frame to make it the centre focal point.  Adding some ink around the edges of the bear really helps him stand out.

I am now off to enjoy the sunshine before getting into Christmas!

Have a great day.


Monday 13 July 2015

Decorating a gift box with Craft Asylum dies

One of the things I like to do when I am crafting is to make sure that I don't throwaway
 anything away that can be easily reused. I keep a box on my table where i put those bits and pieces. If they don't get used within a month or so, I give them away to my mum who just recently started paper crafting.

But usually that box comes in really handy when I have to make or decorate a card or a gift. And this is one of those occasions where I just needed to pretty up a little gift box with a present inside.

I used the Tribal dies  Native Florals - Sizzix Bigz Die, 660494;
Intricate Native Florals Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - 660499; Intricate Tribal Florals 660500 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 5PK; and Tribal Borders - 660502 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 2PK.

The brad at the top is from the Craft Asylum Into the Woods Embellishment Set 37pcs, that I also had a s single left over as I used all the rest from the pack.

I simply had already die cut all the elements out of white card, so I used spray paint to coloured them to match both the brad and the box.

Then I layered the flowers using the brad and glued the trim at the bottom.
Simple! And quick and easy!

Saturday 11 July 2015

Love You Sunshine Card

Hello ...

Today I am sharing a summer themed card with you.  

Using the 12 x 12" Hello Sunshine Paper Pad I have created a clean and simple card.

To create the card I have die cut a square into a panel slightly smaller than the card blank.  Behind I have added blue patterned paper and a zig zag element from the Hello Sunshine 12 x 12" Paper Pad.  Using 3D foam pads I have added the kit and sunshine.  A brad from the Hello Sunshine Embellishment Set has been adhered to the centre of the sunshine.  The kite has been embesllished with adhesive stones and finally the word 'sunshine' has been dies cut from the Sizzix Thinlits Die Set  Craft Asylum Happiness Phrases.

The colours on this card are really set off by the white background giving a clean look to the card.

I hope you like it and I will be back next week with another project to share with you.


Saturday 4 July 2015

Sweet Butterfly Spinner Card


Today I am going to share a simple technique to make a spinner card.  These are great fun and very effective.

I have used the Candy Collection here but it will look great using any of the Craft Asylum ranges.

White Card Blank
Adhesive Stones

1.  To start cover the 6 x 6" card blank with the pink paper, matt and layer the turquoise and spotty paper.

2.  Die-cut the Sweet Butterfly and piece together.  Die-cut a scalloped circle frame using the Sizzix Framelits Scalloped Circle Die and the Circle Die.  Die cut a smaller circle that fits inside as shown.

3.  Adhere 3D foam pads to the back of the frame and circle and adhere to the centre of the card.

4.  Take the butterfly and adhere a 5p piece to the back.  Add a foam pad and adhere another 5p piece.

5.  Place the 5p piece in between the circle and the frame and you have your spinner.  The butterfly will now freely move around the circle.

You can try this with lots of the Craft Asylum dies as they are the perfect size for this type of project. 

I would love to see any cards you make using this technique.

Have a lovely weekend.