Saturday, 22 April 2017

Thanks For Everything Heron Shaker Card :D

A bright and vibrant Heron shaker card using the Freshwater Friends die set from issue 23 of Die-Cutting Essentials :D I made a heron shaker card for my feature in the magazine, and although the layout is very similar it's amazing the difference a colour scheme or using a pattered paper makes :D This was my fist time using Distress Crayons too, the result was very subtle, but I know it's there :D :D :D Hope you liked the card! It was a thank you for mum and dad for my Easter Prezzies :D I got the new Lawn Fawn Ink Cubes :D Which ironically I didn't actually use on the card :D :D :D

Main products used in this video :D
Die-Cutting Essentials Issue 23 - Freshwater Friends Dies
Funky Foam
Crafter's Companion Thanks for Everything stamp and die set
Distress Inks - Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon
Mini Ink Blending Tool 
Distress Crayons -  Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon
Ranger Cut N Dry Foam 
That Special Touch Masks
Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Polish - Ocean Teal
Nuvo Glitter Drops - Sunlit Meadow
3D foam and acetate
Sequins and Microbeads
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

Friday, 21 April 2017

Rainbow Unicorn Thanks :D

A really simple one layer thank you card using the stunning Unicorn stamp from The Enchantment Collection A4 stamp set free with issue 42 of Creative Stamping :D I simply stamped the image using an alcohol marker safe ink (the Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink) along with my bold Stylish Script sentiment from the set by Lisa Horton using my MISTI, then I coloured the Unicorn using my Nuvo Creative Pens :D I added some clear sparkle pen to the Unicorns main and splashed some in the background too :D Hope you liked the card :D I also have a feature in this months issue using the playing cards and magic stamps to create masculine cards :D

Main products used in this video:
Creative Stamping Issue 42 - The Enchantment Collection
Creative Expressions Stylish Script Stamp Set
Tonic Nuvo creative Pens
Crafter's Companion Clear Sparkle Pen
Crafter's Companion Tape Pen
Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink Pad

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

Apple Blossom Floral Frames Messy Watercolour :D

A simple design combining a messy watercolour background with these gorgeous detailed Apple Blossom Dies designed by the amazing Kay Whittaker :D I made this pair of cards a while ago for Craftstash, and you can see one of them on the image advertising the collection below :D (soooo cool!!) Anyway, Craftstash have got these great dies on offer today, so I thought I would share this video on my channel too :D I've also included some links below to show some of the other videos I've made using this lovely collection :D Enjoy this extra post :D There will be another Magazine Freebie video this evening :D

Main products used in this video:
Apple Blossom Rose Dove Floral Wrap Die Set
Apple Blossom Floral Frames Collection Sentiment Stamp Set
Gansai Tambi Watercolours
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
White Card
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Tim Holtz Sheers
Tonic Studios Nuvo Glimmer Paste - Tanzanite Lavender

There's a fab offer on this collection of Apple Blossom Dies over on the CraftStash website running until the 23rd April :D 30% off when you use the code FF30 which is a fantastic discount!! :D Here's the link to the whole collection :D Enjoy your bargain :D

To see the process behind this pair of cards using the Apple Blossom Rose Dove Floral Wrap Die Set, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D

Here's a few links to other videos I've done using products from this gorgeous collection :D

A few photos of this videos cards below :D 

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Heartfelt Thanks Build a Bouquet :D

A duo of cards using the same design for two occasions, I have used the gorgeous Build a Bouquet Stamp and Die set which comes free with issue 162 of Simply Cards and Papercraft :D I've got so many ideas for this set, so I expect you'll be seeing quite a few video with it :D

I love the bright and cheerful spring colours I've used on this card, in fact, just add purple and you've got my five favourite colours :D For the background I did a washy watercolour using my Gansai Tambi's and once it was dry I added on some over stamping using Lawn Fawn Merman ink :D I used the same sentiment that I knew I would be stamping in black as the focal sentiment, and I used a ink splatter stamp from the Creative Expressions Butterfly Splash Stamp set by Lisa Horton :D For my die-cut frame, I used the Darling Doilies Die from a past issue of Die-Cutting Essentials Magazine and I used a Tonic circle layering die to cut out the centre :D To create a nice full cluster of flowers, I used the cluster stamp from the set, and also three individual flowers which I die cut with the coordinating dies, and I used some of the individual leaves too :D For the finishing touches to the flowers and the background, I added in some pre-made Nuvo Crystal drops (colours in list below) I love the way they just finish off the centre of flowers, and how they just add that final finishing element to a background, these are definitely one of my favourite Tonic products (along with the glass cutting mat and the Nuvo Mousse of course :D) Hope you liked today's video :D

Main products used in this video:
Simply Cards and Papercraft Issue 162 - Build a Bouquet Freebie
Die-Cutting Essentials Issue 21 - Darling Doilies
Gansai Tambi Watercolours
Crafters Companion Clear Sparkle Pen
Tonic Studios Layering Circle Dies
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops - Sugared Almond, Bubblegum Pink and Caribbean Ocean
Lawn Fawn Merman Ink Pad
Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink Pad
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
White Card
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Spellbinders Platinum Die-Cutting Machine

Also, just a heads up, Crafter's Companion are having a fab Spring Sale (affiliate link) with loads of products starting from only £1! :D And the sale is on until the 23rd April :D There's even lots of Leonie's products reduced too :D

To see the process behind this pair of build a bouquet cards, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D

Lots more photos below :D

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Lunar Animals Happy Easter :D

HAPPY EASTER!!! :D A fun Easter card combining some supplies I've had for a while, I got these papers reduced at Hobbycraft and I've been dying to use them on an Easter card :D A really simple card using a combination of dies, stamps and fussy cutting images from patterned paper, I don't think the process really needs much explanation, so enjoy watching how I made the card in the video below :D Hope you have a lovely Easter!! :D

Main products used in the video (affiliate links used where I can) :D
Mama Elephant Lunar Animals Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn Jet Black Alcohol Marker Friendly Ink
Creative Dies Ornate Frames Die Set
Easter Patterned Papers from Hobbycraft :D
Lawn Fawn Plan on it Holidays Stamp Set
Avery Elle Dotted Large Rectangle
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Cuttlebug Die-Cutting Machine
Crafters Companion Tape Pen
A6 White Card Blanks
Tonic Scissors

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

Loads more photos below :D

Friday, 14 April 2017

Masculine Butterfly Thank You Trio :D

A trio of identical grungy thank you cards in three different colours :D I think this style of a splashed distressed background really lends itself well to masculine cards, and the Creative Expressions stamps I've used are just perfect for this!! :D I used my MISTI to make these cards, as I thought when it's such a simple design I might as well make three in different colours :D Firstly I built up the background using a mixture of different creative expressions stamps, using three tones of a colour family to stamp them (I should however have cleaned the black archival ink off of the border stamp as it made a bit of a muddy colour, but hey, they look alright :D) After creating the background, I used an anti-static tool, then stamped my focal elements using black pigment ink, I sprinkled on my clear embossing powder and heat set, then for the final touch, I watered down some Pixie Powders in coordinating colours and splashed them over each card using a small round paint brush :D Hope you liked today's trio of cards :D My videos may become more sparse over the next couple of weeks, as I've got lots of Magazine Commissions to be getting on with, and they're what pay the bills lol, but I have the next three Mag Freebie videos planned, and I'll hopefully be back to my almost daily upload routine by the beginning of May :D

Main products used in this video (affiliate links used where possible) :D
Creative Expressions Lisa Horton Stamps - Stylish Script
Creative Expressions Lisa Horton Stamps -Butterfly Splash
Creative Expressions Lisa Horton Stamps - Arty Background
Creative Expressions Lisa Horton Stamps - Doodled Borders
Spellbinders Platinum Die-Cutting Machine 
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Cosmic Shimmer Detail Clear Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Ink Cubes - Lemon Yellow, Orange Soda, Pale Tomato, Soft Pool, Pool and Cornflower, Lime Green, Field Greens and Green Hills
Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders - Sun Yellow, Teal Wash, Midnight Blue and Golden Mint 
White Card
Crafters Companion Tape Pen
Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue

I think that's everything that I used :D

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

Tonnes more photos below :D