Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Graphic 45 Artisan Style Album in a Box

Mandy Gilbert has made this special box and album completely from scratch using mainly Graphic 45 Artisan Style paper pads , chipboard and black card.

The design of the box is unique and works beautifully with the papers.
 4 Claw feet by Graphic 45 are used on the base of the box
and a set of two Graphic 45 Door knockers are used on the sides of the box lid.
Black card is used through out which really brings the colours of the papers out.

On the first pages mandy has used a pocket and tag from the Artisan Style

Mandy has also made some tags using Thinlits die set - Banners Fancy.  And created the pocket fronts using the negative part of the die cut from Spellbinders Belly Band One.

At the top of the photo above, you can see the box base and lid.
On these pages we have more tags and a belly band.

Mandy has created two pockets with the beautiful papers on the left hand page above
and a fold out page on the right page.

Lots more pockets and flaps to explore again on these pages
and each back to back page as a pull out large tag placed inside,
great for the large photos or a bit of journalling. All these pull out large tags have been edged with the lovely Spellbinders Bracket Borders #1 die.

All of the papers in the Artisan Style Graphic 45 pads match perfectly and some pages have 
bits that you can cut out to use for tags and pockets.  I like the way Mandy has also created special tags using Thinlits - Pocket Card and Geo Tags and the Thinlits set - Basics by Rachael Bright.

Mandy has used a corner punch on some of the black bases for photos
and added a tab using a the Ek succcess punch 'for sale'.

Throughout the album Mandy has used small magnets and made lots of 
pockets and flaps to explore that would be perfect for photos and journalling.

Also used in the album are cards from the coordinating ephemera pack, this is a pack of 32 cards 
with images on that match perfectly with all the Artisan Style papers.

 There is so much more to each page than I can describe to you
 and this album would make a stunning gift for someone special,
 that's if you could part with it after you had made it :)

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Reindeer flight

We have some fabulous new large dies in the shop that cut your base card for you
I have used presscut stepper die #1 for this card.
You get the base die and then scalloped dies for the matting and layering.
I do like dies that save you from measuring and scoring.
To decorate the card I have used Birch tree with birds die
The reindeer is a Tim holtz die called Reindeer flight and I used a stamp called 
Christmas story (by penny black)  to stamp on it with archival coffee ink.
The Merry Christmas is a presscut die that I have diecut in white card and then glittered.
I have also used chunky white frantage to create a snowy effect.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Merry Christmas

Today I have a Christmas card because that time of the year is starting to get nearer.
I am just loving this tree die by Impression obsession at the moment called
The tree is actually three separate dies so you can use as much as you like
 and the birds are separate too, I think it will be in a lot of my cards this year.
For my card I have used the largest die-namics stitched rectangle frame and cut in white card.
 I have used the piece from the centre of the frame to create a background with
 distress inks and a blending tool.
To create the snow look I have sprinkled chunky white embossing enamel over it
and then heated with a heat gun from underneath the card.
If you heat on the top you stand a chance of blowing all the embossing powder off.
The Merry Christmas is a die by presscut and was cut in white card,
I then used versamark and stamp and bond to make it sticky,so that I could add glitter to it.
Distress inks I have used are-

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Snow much fun

Hello, I am back today with a card I have made using this cute penguin from Woodware.
The stamp set is called 'Chubby penguin'and it comes with three lovely sentiments too.
I have created a background by stamping snowflakes with versamark
and then used white embossing powder on them.
I used distress inks and a blending tool to add the colour to the background.
The ground is made using spellbinder die set Curved borders one and then glittered.
The penguin is coloured with copics and I have decoupaged the hat,scarf,beak and feet.
Glossy accents is used on the beak and feet and a little glitter added to the bobble and on the scarf.
Distress ink colours are -
Copic colours are - 
Beak and feet - Yr21 Yr24 Yr27
Scarf - B000 B00 B02 B12 B16 B18
penguin - C00 C1 C3 C5 C7 C9 and blender pen