Monday, 16 October 2017

Have an Awesome Birthday Spellbinders :D

A quick and simple masculine birthday card using the Die D-Lites Bicycle Die from Spellbinders, giving it a masculine twist by snipping off the basket :D I used three colours of Cosmic Shimmer Gliding Polish to create my background, and added in some texture using an old Spellbinders 3D embossing folder too :D Hope you liked the card, I've been working on something exciting that's happening on Friday, so needed a nice quick card to make for today's video :D :D

Main Spellbinders products used :D
Die D-Lites Bicycle Die
Fabric Weave Embossing Folder
A2 Matting Basics B
Platinum 6 Die-Cutting Machine
Standard Cutting Plates
Main Attraction Tool

Other products used :D 
Cosmic Shimmer Gliding Polish - Ocean Teal, Lime Burst and Graphite
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crustal Drops - Liquid Mercury
Avery Elle Stoked Stamp Set
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink Pad
White and Black Foundations Card
White Card Blank
Cosmic Shimmer Glue

To see the process behind this card, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D

A few more photos below :D

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Merry Christmas Gesso Resist :D

A quartet of pretty simple mixed media experimental Christmas cards :D I wanted to try these NEW Apple Blossom stencils with Gesso, applying it with a palette knife as you would texture paste... I tried it just with Gesso, and also with a mix of Gesso and Cosmic Shimmer Multi-Tex, and both worked really well :D I also experimented with a mix of Distress Crayons and Pixie Powders for the resists too :D :D

Main products used :D
Apple Blossom Stag and Poinsettia Stencil Duo
Pebeo White Gesso
Cosmic Shimmer Multi-Tex
Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders - Candy Pink, Burnt Orange and Rich Gold
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons
Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Polish - Gold Treasure
Lawn Fawn Winter Otter Stamp Set
Perfect Medium Ink Pad
Cosmic Shimmer Detail Bright Gold Embossing Powder
Tonic Studios Nuvo Light Mist Spray Bottle
White Card
A6 White Card Blanks

To see the process behind this quartet of simple and quite quick Christmas cards, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D

Tonnes more photos below :D

Friday, 13 October 2017

Deck The Halls with Apple Blossom Stencils :D

Two different techniques using the fab stencil duos from Apple Blossom exclusive to CraftStash :D I love these stencil duos, each set comes with an intricate pattern and a larger focal image stencil too, and for one of these cards, I used the bauble to trace the shape onto some Craft Perfect card to create a 3D element for my card :D I love the crisp results you get from these stencils too, especially when using texture or glitter paste :D You can also layer up the stencils so you only get the intricate pattern in the shape of the bauble, and to do this, I would suggest laying down the intricate stencil first, then the bauble stencil second, and then scraping the paste through, you will get a thicker design than just using the holly stencil on it's own due to adding the extra height of the second stencil, but this would be fab for some simple Christmas cards :D Hope you liked the video :D

Main products used :D
Apple Blossom Bauble and Holly 2 Stencil Set
Apple Blossom Merry Little Christmas Festive Sentiments Stamp Set
Cosmic Shimmer Gold Treasure Gilding Polish
Tonic Nuvo Emerald Green Glimmer Paste
Green Distress Inks
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Cut N Dry Foam
White and Emerald Hessian Card
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die-Cutting Machine
White Gel Pen
Apple Blossom Merry Christmas Sentiment Die
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss White
Tonic Nuvo Glitter Drops - Sunlit Meadow
White C6 Craft UK Card Blanks
Orange Sakura Stardust Pen (From the 12 Pack)

To see the process behind this pair of cards, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D This video has already been shown on the CraftStash YouTube channel too :D :D

Lots more photos below :D

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Merry Christmas Stockings and Baubles :D

A modern Christmas card using the absolutely gorgeous Christmas Sparkle stamp set free with issue 49 of Creative Stamping!! In this issue I did a masterclass on different ways to use Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss with your free stamp set, so for the video, I thought I would do some simple colouring and use some of my patterned papers too :D The paper pad I've linked to isn't the exact one that I used, but I think it's the newest Christmas one :D I love that these First Edition pads have foiled papers, and also double sided papers at the back too :D Hope you liked the card!! I did actually die-cut everything and stamp everything to make two cards, but I needed to get the video done so I only coloured one lol, but I have the other all ready there to colour :D :D :D

Main products used :D
Creative Stamping Issue 49 - Christmas Sparkle
Stitched Rectangle Dies
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die-Cutting Machine
Christmas Paper Pad
Lawn Fawn Ink
Slate Grey and Coconut White Foundations Card
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Woodware Fine Tip Applicator Bottles
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

To see the process behind this card, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D

Lots more photos below :D

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Happy Everything Tonic X-Rays :D

A Happy Everything card perfect for that accident prone person in your life, or any Radiographers you know too :D I made this one for my Nan who was a Radiographer so she loves X-Rays and all things Skeletons :D I had great fun playing with the Tonic Spooktacular Coffin, my Nuvo Aqua Flows and Glow in the Dark Nuvo Crystal Drops too :D :D I also used one of the NEW Will's Hand word dies, along with the Simple Type Attraction Alphabet dies to create my sentiment :D Hope you liked the concept of this card, even if it is a rather abstract interpretation of X-Rays lol :D :D :D The de-boss details on this skeleton are fantastic!!! They really give that realistic look :D Also the glow in the dark drops work brilliantly too (this was the first time I'd used them, hence why I didn't have any prepare lol), however if you apply them directly to a surface you've put black aqua flow on, it sucks up the colour and doesn't glow any more lol

Main Tonic products used :D
Spooktacular Coffin Treat Box
Will's Hand Miniature Moment - Happy Sentiment
Attraction Uppercase Alphabet Dies
Mixed Layering Rectangle Dies
Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens
Glow in the Dark Nuvo Crystal Drops
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

To see the process behind this card, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D

Lots more photos below :D

Monday, 9 October 2017

Welcome Home Spellbinders :D

A cheerful welcome home card for my favourite little family consisting of two of my bestest friends and my God Daughter Prim :D I was keeping an eye on their flat for them while they were away, and I thought a cheerful card, bunch of Gerberas, some cupcakes and a prezzie for Prim to play with in the bath would be the perfect welcome home surprise :D I used a handful of dies from Spellbinders, along with some Lawn fawn and Avery Elle paper pads and an Altenew stamp set :D Hope you liked the card :D I've been dying to actually make a card using patterned papers and not adding shading!! I always tend to add colour to something and shade it, and then everything needs shading to make it match lol, but I managed to refrain from adding any shading whatsoever lol :D :D :D

Main Spellbinders products used :D
Shapeabilities Tallulah Frill Layering Frame
Die D-Lites Prim
Die D-Lites Emojis
Die D-Lites Southwest
Card Creator Classic A2 Waves
A2 Matting Basics B
Main Attraction Tool
Tool N One
Platinum 6 Die-Cutting Machine

Other products used :D
Altenew Calligraphy Alphas Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn Paper Pads
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Cosmic Shimmer Glue 

To see the process behind this card, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D

Lots more photos below :D