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Saturday, 28 August 2010

Blog candy from Chrissy closing 31/8

OMG, I just came across this candy by Chrissy (Paper, Ink, Color!), just amazing giveaway. Its closing on 31/8 so if you like it better be quick. Here's the link,  Click Here
While you're there you might want to check out her cards, her colouring is stunning.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Cute cards AC021 & AC022

Here are two cards that are so cute. I do love the little girl, she's called Daisy and the stamp is by Sugar Nellie. Its one of my most used stamps. The other is a cute hedgehog, another well used stamp. Both were stamped on watercolour paper and coloured with Distress Inks.

Size 14.8x14.8cm

Size 12.8x16.4cm - SOLD

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Loving Birthday Wishes B006

Pretty card designed with a mix of matching printed papers. I selected papers that give nice muted colours on a neutral card base. An easy card to do once I'd got the papers together. Card Size: 14.3 x 14.3cm.


Monday, 16 August 2010

Something for a guy AC020

I found this shirt tutorial on Jan Tinker's blog. Its a fun card to do although I found attaching the tie not easy. Nice card for guys, I will probably try it out on other colour combinations. There are quite a few variations of shirt templates/tutorials on the web so I hope to try other designs as well. I do like origami so a bit of folding in a technique always attracts me :)

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Burgundy quilled flower card AC019

I made a simple quilled design today. I enjoyed making it but I still find putting the design together a bit fiddly, mostly with applying the glue. I'm always worried I've not applied enough glue. Once its done, it does give me a sense of achievement as always. The petals are actually burgundy but the colour doesn't show up very well in the photo as it was late in the evening when I took the photo. Card size: 10.5 x 21cm

Saturday, 14 August 2010

More Medallion cards

Here are 2 more medallion cards. Instead of layering, I stamped on transparency then applied glitter. You need a fine tip to apply the glue to the various sections. Also important is to apply the lightest coloured glitter first so there is no contamination from darker colours. Using transparency gives a jewel like appearance, its very pretty. Unfortunately, its also difficult to photograph. In the top card, I used quite a few colours of glitter and in the bottom card I only used 3 colours.



Sunday, 8 August 2010

Thinking of You AC016

Here's a pretty card which combines lace and ribbon, which I did some time back. The background was a bit fiddly but I wanted a girly effect. Hopefully I have achieved it. This little girl by Sarah Kay  is one of my favourite stamps because she is so darn cute! The image was coloured with Prisma colour pencils. Prima flowers were attached with brads. Since I started quilling, I can think of so many ways of combining it with stamping, especially as embellishments. That means I have the choice of making my own flowers rather than buy Primas, now that's a great money saving idea! So that's going to be my next project.

Size: 12.8 x 16.4cm
 And a close up of the details:

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Hari Raya Cards

I've finally managed to finish my samples. First time I'm making Raya cards so had to do some research. I've learnt that a pelita is symbolic for this festival (never knew that!). With that in mind I used my new found quilling knowledge to design a Raya card. Also designed a couple of medallion cards for something different. Price: RM9.00 each.. Email me if you're interested to order and I'll get back to you ASAP.

Quilled pelita, Size of card: 17.8 x 12.5cm

Another quilled pelita design in a different colour scheme.  Size of card: 17.8 x 12.5cm


In this medallion card, the motif has been embossed in gold on bronze and gold pearlescent cards. Close up of motif below. Size of card:  14.4 x 14.4cm

Motif has been layered with foam pads to give a 3D look. Base card is Cream linen.


In this card,  flower motifs from a medallion stamp have been embossed in gold then glittered and placed on foam pads to add dimension.  Size of card: 13.4 x 13.4cm. Close ups below. Insert has 'Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri' greeting.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Medallion card AC015

This is a longer post than usual, hope you won't be bored!! As I haven't done a medallion card for awhile, thought I would resurrect it. Medallion stamps usually have intricate images and are quite large. It allows you to cut up different sections and then layer them together to form 3D images. Using foam pads gives more interesting effects. The fun is in finding ways to create the different layers. To make medallion cards you stamp multiple images then its a matter of cutting up the different sections. You can either colour in the sections or add glitter. If you don't want  layers, you can just use the whole image on its own. Stamping on transparency and adding glitters on the reverse gives beautiful effects.  I have taken a few extra pics to show what I mean. In this instance I have embossed the image with white embossing powder. I have decided to use 3 pastel coloured cards - green, pink and ivory and leave it plain as I want a soft effect. Unfortunately, it didn't photograph very well.The stamp is by Creative Expressions and is called Butterfly Begonia.

This is the first layer, full image embossed in white. Then it is cut up to form the layers.There is no hard and fast rule, all depends on how many layers you want. The more you look at it the more your eyes will see different ways of separating the image. Because of the multiple layers the end result can be quite a 'high' card which is fine if you're giving it away by hand. Otherwise you need to box the card which is fun as well because you get the chance to make your box and decorate it.

In this photo I have cut up the images into separate elements. Now you can colour it with your favourite medium or you can add glitter which will be stunning.Next step would be to attach foam pads on the back and then put them together. You must add enough pads to give the support or else it will not hold up.

Here I have finished putting the layers together and used it to decorate a card front. In the middle I added a pink gem. Below is a full view of the finished card.
Size of card: 14.4 x 14.4cm

Hope I haven't made it sound difficult because its really easy to do medallion cards. The are endless possibilities. You don't have to stop at a card, you can use the stamp to make background papers or gift wrapping (which of course you can do with most stamps). But you can also use just the central part of the image on a card or make embellishments to decorate your scrapbook pages. I will post more examples on another day. Please ask if you have any questions or leave a comment, would love to hear from you. Bye for now :)


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