Monday 19 October 2015

Making quick and easy cards by Paula Pascual

Today I am sharing a simple card that I have made for when loads of cards are required in a short amount of time.

I used:
Inks, Adhesvies, acrylic blocks and glitter glue

I stamped the message in a separate piece of card and then trimmed round it.

Basically I have stamped the tree on the card using Versafine black ink, then over the top I stamp the solid foliage using a dye based ink.

Without cleaning it I stamped in the inside to create this lovely softer effect you get with a second impression. As you can see some of the black ink still was wet so it also transfered the black detail. Then I stamped the message form the same set.

Finally I added a bit of clear glitter glue to the branches to add some sparkle.

Monday 5 October 2015

A scrapbooking style birthday card

Today I am sharing a birthday card that has a distinct scrapbook vibe.

Last time I did a layout using the same items, but this time I wanted to create a card to give that is completely personalise. 
Basically is a 6 x 4 card that has a photo of the receiver, to be a completely personal card. 
Here is what I used to make it:

I die cut the Be happy - from the Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3pk Happiness Phrases - directly on the white 6 x 8 card. I then added the photo (layered on to a card from the 6 x6 paper pad) and added the die cut flowers and branch.

As the Be was hidden away, I die cut them again with pink paper (from the 6" pad) and attached them to the card.

The die cut on the card becomes almost a shadow.

I added one of the die cut card from the 12" pad inside.

Saturday 3 October 2015

Traditional Christmas Card

Hello ...

Today I am back to sharing a Christmas project with you.  This card has been made using some of the Craft Asylum dies and embellishments.  It has a different look to many of my projects but these dies are so versatile they suit too many styles to just stick to one!

Circle Framelits 
Kraft Card
White Card
Distress Ink 
Glitter glue

1. Die-cut 3 circles from kraft, pattered paper and white cardstock.  Ink the white panel with blue distress ink and distress the edges of all of them.
2.  stamp the tree in brown and green.  Die cut the Proud Deer and add some glitter.
3.  To the base of the circle add some tulle and cover lightly in Gesso and glitter glue.  Leave to dry.
4.  Die cut the snowflakes and leaves.  Wrap ribbon around the square card blank and when dry adhere the circle.
5.  Adhere the snowflakes and leaves and add a brad to the centre.  Add the word 'Joy'

I think this card as a lovely traditional feel to it and of course the beauty of these dies are they can be adapted to suit so many styles.

Have you started on your Christmas crafting yet?