Monday, 25 October 2010

Cuttlebug DT - Anything Fall...

Hi Blogland. I hope you all had a great weekend?
Here we go again with another DT entry for the Cuttlebug Blogspot. This weeks theme was "Anything Fall". Pop on over and see what the other DT Members have made. Here's what I came up with.It's a traditional easel card popped onto it's side.
Here's a step by step if you fancy giving it or something similar a go.
I started off by cutting out some decoupage from the Joanna Sheen set of House Mouse called Fruit & Nut.Matted it onto some Burgundy Mirror card,followed by some White card stock and then again another layer of the Burgundy.I then took a piece of White card stock and coloured it using Crushed Olive Distress Ink.
Embossed the card stock through the Cuttlebug Machine using the Fruit & Vine Embossing Folder from Sizzix.Once embossed, I went over the image again with the Crushed Olive Ink to highlight the raised impression.
Adding a little bit of Brushed Corduroy Distressing Ink to the leaves,and the vineand some Victorian Velvet Ink to the Berries.Finishing the berries off with some Crystal Stickles, putting it to one side to dry.Once dry, I matt and layered the imageusing the same card stock combination as I did for the decoupage image.I then set about making the easel card. I used an 8" x 8" card, folding one side in on it's self to form the easel.I then matt and layered the card with some Gold Mirror and some Plum card stock,turning the easel on it's side for something a bit different than the norm. And then mounted my decoupage and embossed images to the card.
I was very happy with the layout, as the decoupage with the berries matched the embossing folder almost perfectly. But it needed something.
Trawling through my stash I came across my "On the vine" 12" border from Spellbinders.. Now, these go through the Cuttlebug perfectly. Here's how to use them if you are unsure.To cut it out, take your A and B platesand lay your card stock and die on top, finishing off with your C plate and cut.To emboss it, turn your die over so that the cutting edge is facing upwards still with your cut image inside it.Add your tan matand a shim (extra piece of card stock).This time you will use a second B plate instead of your C plate. Pass through the machineand pop out your now embossed vine.I added some blobs of Pinflair Glue to add a bit of dimensionand applied it to the project.It really adds a touch of opulence to the card I think.Although it now made the other side of the card a bit bare.So I cut out a sentiment from my Cricut Machine which I had prepared on my Gypsy Machine so that I could weld some letters together. I used the Storybook cartridge for the capitals letters and Plantin Schoolbook for the lowercase letters.And there you have it.... I hope you like it and it gives you some ideas. Don't forget to leave a comment. Apart from I enjoy reading them it will enter you into this Months BLOG CANDY where you have a chance to win the Pink Journey Cricut Cartridge...
Have a great day everyone, see you soon.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

From Our House....

Hi Blogland. Phew, boy is it raining this morning here in the South East!! I'm sitting in our workshop with 32 Velux windows and it sounds like the world is crashing down on them at the moment! I can barely hear myself think!!
Anyway, I was having a little play yesterday with some decoupage I had put together some time ago. I'm not so big on decoupage, although I like the effects. But this one was a die cut and only took about a minute to put together!! Result!
And this is what I decided to do with it... Could it be anymore christmassy??? If you fancy giving it a go, here's how it was made..
I took some background card stock and cut it to 11" in length.
Turned it over and measured in from each of the sides at 3 1/2" and scored a line from top to bottom. I also scored a line 2 1/4" up from the bottom of the card and scored across the width.Cutting out the 2 bottom Rectangles.Then cut off the wings off of the card at the 2 1/4" markto form the shape.I cut out a fence form the Heritage Cricut cartridge @ 2" in some Gun Metal Mirror card.Cutting off the tall fence post.I embossed the fence using the Wood grain Crafts Concepts Embossing Folder to give it some texture.I then bent over the tops of the fence postand applied some high tac tape to the base of the cardand adhered the fence from underneath the cardso the fence could stand up.I then popped on my decoupage to form a little winter scene.And then added my sentiment... Chritmassy or what!!
Thank goodness that it's only raining outside, if what's coming down now was snow! YIKES! It's all set to clear up soon, so a bright Autumnal day is on it's way. Whatever you are doing today, have a good one and see you soon.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Buon Compleanno

Ciao Blogland. Yesterday was my mate Tony's Birthday. He is Italian, hence the greeting.Now, I know it's difficult to make cards for us guys and I found it equally as difficult to put something together but focused on a couple of things he enjoys I.E the odd round of Golf followed by a couple of pints.
It's quite a simple card to put together and here's how.
I stamped my image, coloured it with my Copic Pens and then glazed it with Glossy Accents. I let the whole thing dry overnight before cutting it out.
I embossed a piece of Silver Mirror card using the Craft Concepts Folder - Sun Rays.Adding my stamped image to it, specifically trying to get the Pint in the centre of the rays.I then made my Side Stepper card (instructions can be found here) using some plaid card stock
and added the images to the largest side.I used my Gypsy machine to weld the letters of my sentiment together before cutting them out twice on my Cricut Machineand layerd the two sets of words together for dimension and strengthand then added them to the project.
And there you go, finito.
Thanks for checking us out and have a great day.
See you soon