Sunday, May 26, 2013

Masculine Cards - By the Tide Faux Polished Stone

By the Tide is a wonderful versatile set including coral, shell, seahorse, fish and more. Combined with hand made backgrounds (which can also be used in scrapbooking) this set can be used simply and stunningly.  Male cards are thought to be difficult to make, but the below examples show how easy it is - By the Tide Wood Mount 129117 / Clear Mount 129120

Betty made this beautiful card using the Faux Polished Stone Technique. Click HERE to learn how to do this marvellous technique.
This looks like a fossil dug up from the depth, I just love this card and the finish Betty achieved.

My card is not nearly as spectacular, but I embossed the Cherry Cobbler mat with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder 119976 and on my Faux Polished Stone background I embossed in Early expresso, Cherry Cobbler and Tangerine Tango for the majestic sea horses.
Marina Mist, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler matting.
 A closer view of the embossing, ribbon button and of course the greeting...
I am really loving the Bitty Banner dies 129267 and Itty Bitty Banners stamp set WM132022/CM126257.
More ideas using this gorgeous set are in my next post so be sure to check it out.

Thanks for stopping by
Stay warm and happy crafting.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Delicate Doilies

Delicate Doilies is a detailed soft set that has so many looks.  This is probably my favourite card with a Crumb Cake base and a Black and Very Vanilla focus.  This card was heavily inspired by Emma Palonek, thanks Emma, I love this layout and colours.
I stamped the Crumb Cake base card with Crumb cake and a large doily.  The Very Vanilla focus card was stamped again in Crumb Cake and a large doily and mounted on Black, tied together with the retired Crochet Trim Chantilly.  The Black Doily is embossed with black embossing powder and highlighted with Rhinestone as is the Crochet Trim.
A little closer to see the embossing and those beautiful Rhinestones...

This is another card where the doilies are embossed in Black Embossing powder.  I added Cherry Cobbler matting and ribbon for some colour....
Crumb Cake and Black Powder embossing on Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Black and then Crumb Cake as the base,
heavily inspired by a card posted on our SU Demonstrator site - Love this layout
The Delicate Doilies set is great for sponging around. I covered the Doily with a mask and made a square window mat in which I sponged Melon Mambo.  
Melon Mambo and Whisper White
The Delicate Doilies stamp set is a beautiful set that is not only great for backgrounds, but stunning as a feature as well.  It does well in bright colours as well as vintage.

Enjoy your paper craft and I hope to see you again soon