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Saturday, 25 November 2017

Poker player's Cards & Cake

This card was made for a poker player's 50th birthday.
The gift is wrapped in the brown packing paper from our shipping boxes.
His favourite colour is orange which is why I used that (Tangerine tango) for the poker chips & the sentiment.


All supplies pictured below 
Stamps: Balloon Builder, Blue Ribbon, Back to Basics & Yummy in my Tummy
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black and Tangerine Tango 
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Memento Black & Versa Mark
Punches: Sweetheart, sm Heart, Tree Builder, Spiral boarder, sm Flag, Corner Rounder,
1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle & 1 1/2 Circle 
Extras: White Embossing Powder, Tangerine Tango Ribbon, Black Satin Ribbon & Black Bakers Twine
So even though the card looks quite simple... it still took a lot of supplies to make it.
That was probably due to the fact the I had to try and make the Ace of spades with punches and stamps.



This was the cake. I didn't bake it, I just decorated it. I kinda cheated with the wood though and just bought a wooden looking cake board...too easy.

The shapes on the back are only there to hide a couple of blunders (cracks in the fondant).

Poker chips and cards in the making.
I used a regular black liquid food dye to paint the card fronts-suits and a midnight blue dusting powder mixed with rose spirit to paint the back of the cards (on the deck).


Monday, 21 August 2017

Liz & Murray's Wedding Card, Cake & Painting

Very proud of these (even if they are a little late on here). My sister in-law Liz, had asked my 16 year old daughter Jayda, to paint a picture of the happy couple for their wedding day, I think it turned out fabulous and they loved it too.

The cake was a team effort, baked by my mother in-law Glenda and decorated by me : ) 
The two tier cake with the flowers on top was the main cake on display. It was a 14" square on the bottom and 10" square on the top. Both tiers were chocolate mud cake covered in chocolate ganache and white fondant. The swirls were hand painted with a Navy petal dust and rose spirit (and yes...it was a little tricky to keep them even on each side- no pressure, just a wedding cake!).  There was also a spare cake-with the swirl on top, to make sure that there was plenty for everyone and for people who prefer fruit cake -(not with marzipan though) and I must admit fruit cake and chocolate ganache are quite nice together... mmm.

Jayda painted this picture with acrylic paint onto a thick canvas roughly the size of A4 paper. With a heads up on what the bride and groom were wearing as well as flower colours Jayda knew how they should look, with the exception of hair and make of course, which was styled differently on the day.

Stamps: Floral Phrases
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White and Thick White
Ink: Night of Navy
Tools: Detailed Floral Thinlits Die
Embellishments: Rhinestone Jewels & Floral Boutique Washi Tape
Ribbon: White Satin & Night of Navy Grosgrain 

Of course I had to make the card navy and white, because the brides maids were in navy dresses and it matches the cakes. 


This is a secret message card, so I wrote the message in the hidden section... only to be asked a few months later, "how do we open the card to read it?" : ) That was funny, but once shown they were impressed, with a "Ooh so that's how it works" kind or reaction. 






Just in case you missed Jayda's handy work at the top of the post... here it is again : D

Monday, 24 July 2017

Three Step Card

Some Sale-a-bration stamps.
These cards were great fun to make...once I got my measurements sorted out.
I used mostly pencils to colour in on the aqua card and sponge brayers to colour the background.
For the orange card I used mostly markers (when I had the right colours) & Blender pens and ink pads for the rest.  

Inspiration for this card came from Paperwishes.com on Pinterest
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Stamp Sets: Sweet Truck & Balloon Celebration
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White & Sycamore street dsp
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Black Archival, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Delightful Dijon & So Saffron
Tools: Balloon Bouquet Punch & Blender Pen



Stamp Sets: Sweet Truck & Balloon Celebration
Cardstock: Whisper White Bermuda Bay & Irresistibly Yours dsp
Ink:  Black Archival, Bermuda Bay & Pacific Point
Watercolour Pencils: Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Real Red, Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Basic Gray & Basic Black
Tools: Balloon Bouquet Punch & Blender Pen (for softening the pencils)


These cards were a lot of fun as well. It was actually around Easter time when I made these cards (yes...that was a while ago) so I thought they could have been good for Easter cards too... with chickens and eggs and all that.
I made a mask for the chicken and the egg so I could sponge crumb cake all around them and still have a white chook and eggs. 
I was going for a hen house look, so the hexagons embossing folder was perfect for chicken wire. Just ink up the hexagon outlines (the side with the logo on it) I used a rubber brayer and smoky slate ink, then press onto cardstock - I did this step after stamping, sponging & colouring, so the ink wouldn't smudge.

Stamp Sets: Hey Chick & Hardwood
Cardstock: Soft Suede, & Whisper White
Ink:Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate & Black Archival
Watercolour Pencils: Real Red, Smoky Slate, Chocolate Chip, Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray & Basic Black
Tools: Hexagons Embossing Folder, Build It Framelits
Extras: Linen Thread & mini Silver Brad
Techniques: Masking and Sponging, Inking Embossing Folders & Watercolour Pencils 


Stamp Sets: Hey Chick & Hardwood
Cardstock: Soft Suede, & Whisper White
Ink:Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate & Black Archival, Pacific Point Emerald Envy,
 Real Red, Smoky Slate, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray & Basic Black
Tools: Hexagons Embossing Folder, Build It Framelits
Extras: Linen Thread & mini Silver Brad
Techniques: Masking and Sponging, Inking Embossing Folders & Watercolouring 



Stamp Sets: Hey Chick & Hardwood
Cardstock: Soft Suede, & Whisper White
Ink:Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate & Black Archival
Watercolour Pencils: Real Red, Smoky Slate, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Basic Gray & Basic Black
Tools: Hexagons Embossing Folder, Build It Framelits
Extras: Linen Thread & mini Silver Brad
Techniques: Masking and Sponging, Inking Embossing Folders & Watercolour Pencils 


You can see the cut and fold of the card a little bit more from this angle.




Stamp Sets: Hey Chick 
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Basic Black & Whisper White
Ink:Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate & Black Archival, 
 Real Red, Smoky Slate, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze, Basic Gray & Basic Black
Tools: Hexagons Embossing Folder, Duet Banner Punch
Extras: Silver Metallic Thread & White Gel Pen 
Techniques: Masking and Sponging, Inking Embossing Folders & Watercolouring 







Sunday, 21 May 2017

Nailed It - Pop-up Panel Card


Stamp sets: Nailed It, Gorgeous Grunge & Adventure Awaits 
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Delightful Dijon & Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Delightful Dijon, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze & Archival Black
Tools: Build It Framelits, Paper Crimper & Hexagons Dynamic Folder
Extras: Kraft Rope Trim
Techniques: Sponging & Watercolouring

This card is totally inspired by Rose Packers card that I had seen on Pinterest 
With a little searching I found Rose's Blog post featuring this cards inspiration.

This ended up being the perfect card for my dad's birthday... being a builder and all that handy stuff dads do.

I love the rustic textures of a card like this. You can get rough with it and messy too and it still looks good.

The pop-up panel is great for a wow factor and gives plenty of room for decorating the inside of the card, if that's what you'd like to do.
I had seen a few cards on Pinterest with the pop-up panel featuring the Nailed It stamp set, but probably too many to give credit to any one person. 


Saturday, 20 May 2017

Angled Boxes & a bit of Christmas Magic


Stamps: Christmas Magic
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White & Gold Foil
Ink: Black Archival, Old Olive, Real Red, Soft Sky & Pumpkin Pie
Extras: Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Gold Embossing Powder & Gold Glitter
Techniques: Watercolouring & colouring straight from markers

This box was big enough for some small candy canes and Christmas toffees.


The patterned box in the background is made from 11 1/2"x 11 1/2" of dsp (Designer Series Paper).
The tall red box is made from 8 1/4" x 8 1/2" of Real Red cardstock.
The short green box is made from 10 1/2" x 8" of Garden Green cardstock.
The pink box is made with rectangle walls therefore cannot be scored on the Diagonal Score Plate, so I didn't write down the measurements. 
You should be able to score most boxes with square sides easily on the Diagonal Score Plate.

The boxes in the photo are made to the patterns in the temple except the pink one.



Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Corner fold card - Featuring From land to Sea

Stamp Set: From Land to Sea & Hardwood
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White & Sahara Sand
Ink: Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Sky, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Delightful Dijon, Always Artichoke, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Cucumber Crush,  So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede & Versa Mark
Tools: Hearth & Home Thinlits & Heat Tool
Extras; Clear Embossing Powder, White Gel Pen & Wink of Stella
Techniques: Heat Emboss & Resist, Watercolouring, Sponging & Masking 


I used a white gel pen to write the message on to this piece of cardstock before adhering onto the card base.


The Card base is just a large square, scored in half vertical and in half horizontally to make four square quarters. Then score one quarter in half diagonally and cut along the scoreline of the quarter next to the diagonally scored quarter (not the same quarter with the diagonal scoreline, but the next  one over).


It's much easier to stick all the pieces onto the card base before assembling it together.

Here I have tucked excess twine into the two sides that create the front of the card.

The diagonal scoreline on the bottom of the card folds up so that the whole card will fold flat.



I Wrapped the present in brown paper and Kraft Rope Trim (with lots of knots), then slipped in a piece of cardstock with a jellyfish to match to card. 


Stamp Sets: Oh What Fun & Holly Berry Happiness
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Real Red, Garden Green & Candy Cane Lane dsp
Ink: White Craft, Versa Mark, Real Red & Garden Green
Tools: Star Framelits & Holly Berry Builder Punch
Extras: White Embossing Powder, White Gel Pen & Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape
Techniques: Heat Embossing & Sponging (chalkboard)



This card sat together better a different way than the previous card, so I just arranged the inserts to suit the card base.