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Nicole here with you today to share an autumn themed card. I started with a sketch idea I scribbled out on a scrap of paper. It was the rough idea of what I wanted to do…
I wanted to use the Nature Garden papers from Prima for this. They are lovely muted autumn colours and perfect for what I needed. I cut some paper down to size (with a cream mat for behind it). I then distressed the edges of the paper. I die cut a panel for the center and used some distress inks to stamp some leaves on it. I then die cut another shape from the Prima papers for on top of this. I stamped and cut out one of the leaves individually.I used two colours to stamp, you can slightly see this in the image below. I tore a strip of paper to size to fit across my card and wrapped some twine around it. My two die cut pieces then got mounted on foam pads on top of this. I added some brads in the holes in the top die cut piece. The leaf got mounted into the center of this section.
I put this all together and mounted it onto a kraft card. I also added some flourishes in behind the panel to add some more colour. I diverged from my sketch a lot at this point and didn’t add in the tag elements I had sketched out. I may keep that idea for another card some time!
I hope you enjoyed this card and get inspired to use some of your craft supplies to create seasonal projects!
Today Andrea, our DT member is going to show you a quick summer card to create.
What you will need:
- White card stock
- pale blue scrapbook paper
- summer themed chipboard pieces
- other embellishments
Cut a window on the front of the card.
Cut the patterned paper to size.
Die cut a fishing net like background from vellum. If you don’t have an electronic cutting machine, you can use anything that reminds you to fishing net to achieve a beach feel to this card. Cut the vellum to size and attache it to the back of the window on the card.
Add the pale blue patterned paper to the inside of the card
Add sentiment using die cut letters or alpha stickers and add the summer themed embellishments.
And there you have a fantastic summer themed card!!
Crafting Ireland Team
Today our DT member Andrea is going to show us a few ideas on how to create Christmas trees on a project.
‘Tis the season for all kinds of tree-laden cards and tags. If you’re looking for a couple of trees that are a little different than just a stamped tree image, check out these two designs. They add a bit of dimension and texture to any paper project you might have on your list.
The first is a fabric tree that’s quick to make and that looks great on gifts and packages. I attached mine to a gift card tin.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A Sharpie or black thread
- A piece of cardstock or chipboard
- A tree topper such as a puffball
Start by drawing a triangle on a piece of fabric. Then sew around it with black thread or draw “fake stitches” around it with a Sharpie. You can see on this example where I started to sew around my penciled-in tree image.
Once your tree is outlined either with thread or drawn-on stitches, cut out the tree and glue it to a cardstock or chipboard triangle of the same size so it has some stability. Ink around the edges of the fabric (I used Tim Holtz’s Mowed Lawn ink). All that’s left is to take some fancy yarn or ribbon and wrap it around the triangle to simulate tree ornaments or garlands. Add a puffball or star sticker on top and you’re done!
The second type of tree, a corrugated or accordion-folded tree, is even easier! Here’s what some of them look like on a card I made:
Here’s what you’ll need for these fun trees:
- Paper crimping tool or a scoring board
Cut out a triangle in the shape of the tree you want. Run it through the paper-crimping tool (I used Marvy Uchida’s Corru-Gator). In this picture, you can see how much dimension is added by one simple pass through the crimping tool! But if you don’t have a paper crimper, you can also just score the accordion fold lines using a scoring board.
After you’ve folded your tree, rub across the surface of it with various inks to make the folds stand out even more. Adhere it to your card or tag and you’re done! Easy and unique!
Fantastic ideas, big thanks to Andrea!
Watch this space for more Christmas craft ideas,
Crafting Ireland Team
We are here today with a lovely photo inspiration challenge for you all. We loved this gorgeous image and thought it just summed up Autumn perfectly. We would love to see your creations inspired by this image…..
We had fun with the image ourselves creating a little sample each inspired by it….
I created using most of the colours. I tried not to include so much black and make the card a little bit brighter. The maple leaves are cut out with my eCraft.
I loved the deep red and orange colours in the image. I also loved the hints of gold on some of the leaves too. So I went with these as my main main colours on my project. I made a place card setting and a napkin ring holder for a dinner party. I used my eCraft to cut out this free Fall Leaf SVG template. I used gold card for the leaf and red card for the place card. I used the same card to create the napkin ring for a nice matching set. On the napkin ring I inked up some feather stamps in matching ink colours and fussy cut them out….
We would love you to take part in our little challenge. To enter create something inspired by the picture above. Post your creation on your blog or Facebook page and then add it onto our Facebook page so we can see it. if you don’t have Facebook you can add your blog link on this blog post. You have until the 25th October. We will have a crafty goody bag for one lucky entry!
Good luck and happy crafting!!
Nicole here today! Quite often when we look at our ink sprays we think more mixed media. I love using my sprays on cards and here I will show you one way to do this.
I stamped the butterflies on scrap paper and cut them out. Make sure your scrap paper is thin or else they wont work very well as masks. Place them on your panel (I used white).
Place in a safe place to spray – I use a mini pizza box from a kit. Spray as heavily as you like. I used turquoise Dylusions spray.
When this panel is fully dry mat it onto black card stock. I also stamped the butterflies in a light blue inside the masked off area and stamped a sentiment on the panel too.
Stamp the butterfly again and ink it lightly for colour. Then cut this out carefully, curl the wings to give some dimension and adhere it onto a butterfly on the panel.
Put all your card elements together. I matted my striped paper onto balack card and then made a pink card base for it. I added some sequins as embellishments, trying to make them ‘flow’ up the card.
Here is the completed card. I love the fun effect the masking, spraying and stamping gives on it.
Thanks for stopping by today,
Today Aki is going to show us a great tutorial on how to create a Valentine’s Day card with using some colours other than red and pink. It is a very pretty card.
“This tutorial is for a lovely card for Valentine’s Day.”
What you will need:
Patterned Paper (My Mind’s Eye, BasicGrey, Prima Marketing, daisy d’s)
Button (Jenni Bowlin)
Chipboard (Maya Road)
Die (Tim Holtz)
Hand-cut patterned paper to make 3 hearts in different sizes and a banner.
Machine stitch the hearts and a paper doily as shown, and write a sentiment on the banner.
Die-cut a paper rosette.
Colour a piece of chipboard with white acrylic paint.
Glue hearts and other embellishments on the card. Now it’s done!
We hope you like this very pretty Valentine’s card.
Crafting Ireland Team
Welcome along to Day 2 of our 12 Days of Christmas Inspiration series. Its Nicole here with a lovely simple card inspiration for you all!
For today’s card I used another one of the Lawn Fawn polar bear images that I coloured in a batch of that I mentioned yesterday. To colour my polar bear I added some light blue shading with inktense pencils and the used my water brush to blend this out. This hint of blue makes his fur appear even whiter. I coloured his nose in black and added some glossy accents to it to give it a cute little shine.
For the rest of my card I cut a sheet of white card down to be slightly smaller than a standard size card blank. Using scrap paper I then masked off 3cm on each side of this and stamped down the centre with a snowflake stamp and Peacock Feathers distress ink. When I removed the paper mask I ended up with a lovely strip of snowflakes down the centre.
Then I used a swiss dot embossing folder to emboss down either side of the snowflakes. This just involved careful positioning of the card in the embossing folder. I used a bit of washi tape to keep it in place while running it through my big shot.
I then used some red card stock to create the banner at the bottom. I stamped my sentiment on it and added a gem that in real life is actually the exact colour of the Peacock Feathers distress ink!
I then added the polar bear on foam pads for dimension.
This is a lovely and fun card to make and looks fancy but does not take much time at all. My type of crafting – especially at the busy Christmas season!
I hope you enjoyed this little bit of inspiration and if you have created any Christmas projects make sure to link to our Inlinkz on our Day 1 post for your chance to win!
As you probably all know by now the Great Big Craft Extravaganza is taking place on the 30th September – 2nd October.
We are going to have a stand at the show on the Saturday and Sunday, and we would love for you to stop by and say hi. It would be great to put faces to names of all our readers 🙂
We will have a giveaway running on both days for some Crafting Ireland goodies…..
Plus we are running some challenges over the weekend.
The first of the challenges we will be running is the SKETCH CHALLENGE!! We have a sketch below and we want you to create a project using it. You can email us in a photo of your entry before the show (email@example.com) or else bring your entry along on the GBCE weekend for us to photograph for the prize draw. There will be great goodies up for grabs for the winners 🙂
You can rotate the sketch and change it from a rectangle to square etc – once we can still see the sketch in your project!
Here are a few samples made with the sketch to give you some inspiration….
We look forward to seeing your entries and meeting you at the show!!