cards

Christmas cards: Embossed snowflakes

What: A trio of Christmas cards that developed from the simple idea of heat embossing snowflakes onto patterned paper. How: I started by choosing a wintry blue patterned paper and white heat embossing a random covering of snowflakes of all sizes onto it. Then I die cut some different shapes from it (still with no… Continue reading Christmas cards: Embossed snowflakes

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Christmas card: Full shaker

What: My first attempt at creating a full-size shaker card using my new Brother ScanNCut. How: The first thing I had to do was create the design for the front of the shaker. I started by sketching the Merry Xmas design on paper and inking over it. If I had been happy with it at… Continue reading Christmas card: Full shaker

cards

Halloween card: Mouse on a broom

What: A cute little mouse flying off on a broom is the centrepiece for this card made for Gerda Steiner’s September challenge. How: First I had to come up with a layout that was sufficiently different from the cards that had already been entered into the challenge; having the mouse flying in front of the… Continue reading Halloween card: Mouse on a broom

techniques

Technique: Faux textured metal backgrounds

What: Testing out a new technique for creating backgrounds with Distress ink, Perfect Pearls and an embossing folder. (Note to self: remember to actually post things and not just leave them in my drafts folder.) Inspired by: Jennifer McGuire’s faux textured metal paper tutorial. How: This is a surprisingly straightforward technique. Mask off around the… Continue reading Technique: Faux textured metal backgrounds