Cardmaking – Birthday Cards from Scraps

Look at the cool cards made from scraps……

Puddleside Musings

     Hello everyone, hope you’re all doing well today. It’s not been too long since the St. Patrick’s Day card post but I really haven’t had many card making posts at all this year, have I? I do need to start making cards more regularly.

     Well, anyway, if you haven’t guessed already I have some cards to show you today.

     I had a number of birthdays to catch up on over February and April so my card making day in the craft room had to accommodate that. After brainstorming some ideas, I settled on some cards that would use up a bunch of the scraps I had left from making the activity cards back in December.

     I mixed and matched the pieces of card to make stripes and rather than stamping a sentiment (because there’s a lot of going on in the patterns)…

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Woodware Picked For You Sneak Peek

Loving Julia’s cards using Woodward stamps. Really cool techniques and these cards are beautiful…..

Julia Watts Crafts Blog

I hope you enjoyed the shows yesterday. It’s a quick turnaround for me as I have more shows on Saturday – this time with Jane Gill’s latest release of Woodware Stamps. So, I have a sneak peek for you today –

Picked For You Faux Batik Duo

These cards feature the Picked For You Stamp Set and use a technique taught to me many years ago by Sue Wilson – Faux Batik.

I started with an A5 piece of Coconut White Card. I dusted with an Anti-Static Pad and stamped the flowers from the Picked For You Stamp Set over it using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Clear Detail Embossing Powder. I also stamped and embossed the dotty stamp.

I cut my background in half. I folded both pieces in several places. I turned them over and folded again in different places.

Picked for You Misters

For this one, I misted my card with a little water…

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Chasing Dreams

Hey guys, hope everyone is doing great. Thought I would share this dreamy make with you.

While I was putting this card together, I was thinking about the dreams that I had. I wrote a bucket list that I update now and then.

I want to see so much of the world. Pyramids in Egypt, dance at the full moon party in Thailand, (I was younger when I put that on in), see Africa and South America.

Some of the others on the list are what a lot of people put on theirs. Hot Air Balloon ride, swimming with dolphins, but what I would love to do is dig an architectural site from the Incas or Romans. Im just fascinated at how people used to live and especially their art and crafts, it’s very interesting.

Most people think this is boring, so I don’t bring it up much.

Anyway, I used Versamagic Chalk ink in Pink Pertunia and Aloe Vera for the background and Cosmic Shimmer Opal Polish in Pink Thistle on the Dreamcatcher.

Spring Clean Your Stash

I can hear you all sighing you know!

I’m sorry but you’ll thank me later! I’m starting my Stash Spring Clean with my dies.

I got some new magnetic sheets because they are the best way to keep your dies together.

Top Tip: use a baby wipe to clean your dies and poke out any stuck pieces of paper before you put them away.

Thanks for checking in, I’ll keep you posted, Chrissie. Xxx

Cheeky Cherry Blossom

I love spring so much with it’s warmer weather and statement flowers. The daffodil has to be springs iconic flower, but for me it’s the blossom.

Cherry blossom is a beautiful, pink little flower that has stolen first place in my list of flowers.

In honour of the cheeky cherry blossom, I made this card using Chloe Endeans’ amazing stamp designs.

On this make I wanted a sense of movement, like blossoms blowing in a breeze.
I used aqua markers to add the colours, then pulled it out using a Spectrum Noir Sparkle brush pen, they work like a water brush.

I love using Spectrum Noir brush pen in Crystal Clear, as it adds a touch of sparkle that you don’t always notice right away.

Great quotation from Einstein!

I love Chloe’s stamps and use them in my everyday stamping. There is always some eye catching detail in the designs.

Hey, thanks for checking in. As it’s spring I am attempting to Spring Clean my stash. I’ll keep you posted 😊

Make Your Own Backing Papers

I love making my own papers. It’s a great way to make sure everything goes together on your projects and they are fun to make.

On these cards, I used four different stamps and three different Distress Inks.

Don’t worry about being perfect, I find they always look better if you don’t over think.

Tip – after you have stamped, try stamping again and you will get a faded or ‘shadow’ print of your image.

On the toppers I had fun with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders. I just tapped some onto white paper, then spritz with water untill you get the look you want.

I used black Stayz On ink to stamp my images onto the Pixie Powder papers.

Both of these techniques are so much fun and the results look amazing.

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