Monday, 29 December 2014

Chemistry Themed Shaker Cards :D

I got loads of lovely crafty goodies for Christmas, and I could not wait to start making cards with them :D This trio will be for friends on my Chemistry course at Uni :) I've seen the trend of shaker cards coming back in, and I couldn't resist making some of these flask dies into them :) I used the Paper Smooches Chemistry Bottles dies, and the Simply Said sentiment stamp set. I also used Simon Says Stamp stitched circle dies, and the Scripty Thanks and Stitched Journalling Card dies sets from Lawn Fawn :D For the die cut thanks, I used white card, then coloured it with a lime green promarker, I then heat embossed it with 2 layers of clear embossing powder, and then I turned it over and coloured the back with a medium blue promarker to give a mottled effect, and I did the same with the little stars too :D I really love the way these cards turned out, and I can't wait to make lots more cards with these dies :D 

I am entering these cards into the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge Blog

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Cute Christmas Gift Tags :D

I placed my first couple of orders with Simon Says Stamp a few weeks ago, and two of the die sets I got were the Waffle Flower Santa add on set, and the SSS stitched circles (deffinetly the best die set I own by far!!) I've seen people use the Santa add on set with the rectangular tag die which coordinates, however I don't have that and I wanted to try something different, so I made them circular with the lovely stitched edge!! I made a few traditional red versions for my presents, and then the Christmas tree theme is purple and silver, so I made a few of that colour way to hang on the tree :D

I tried making them 2 different ways, the second works best:
1st - I drew round the outside edge of the circle die I was going to use onto the red or purple card, then I cut the beard edge and buckle out of some white card and the belt out of black, I then assembled this how I wanted it and then die cut it with the stitched cirlce, however this was now really thick and was very tricky to cut.... so I tried this....
2nd - I cut the red and purple circles first, then cut the belt, buckle and beard, then to get the stitched edges on the beard and belt, I used some maksing tape to hold them inplace to the cirlce die where I wanted them and then ran than through my grand calibur and then assembled it :D this was far easier!

For the buckles I used a silver and gold metallic markers :D

I'm entering these tags into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday blog Challenge

and the SSS Monday blog Challenge

I only just discovered these challenge blogs, and I just had to enter!! Can't wait to make so many more things with the stuff I ordered from SSS :D