Sunday, 16 September 2012

Do you know how to make a flower using your Washi Tape?

The flower on this card has been made using Washi tape. To make a flower this size, cut a strip of ribbon 4 1/2" long. (For other sizes the ribbon is about 4 times the widest part of the finished flower). Adhere Washi tape along one edge of the ribbon about 3mm in from ribbon edge. Tuck under the first 1/4" of taped ribbon then pleat 1/2" lengths of the Washi tape in under this 1/4" flap. If you are not happy with your first go, gently pull the tape back out and repeat. Adhere a triangle of Washi tape into the centre of the flower then pierce with a hole reamer and insert a split pin. (On this card the pin goes through the acetate and darker yellow layer).

To make the card adhere the darker yellow rectangle to the card base.  Adhere a length of Washi Tape across the base and insert eyelets. Stamp a flower stem onto acetate/clear film using Staz On and make the flower using the instructions above.

Don't forget to bring in your Washi Tape flower cards to show us what you have created. You know we love to see what you get up to at home.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Vintage stamps

If you have been into the shop lately you would have seen a display using the Vintage Kaiser stamps seen below. We used shades of browns on the display and made 10 cards using the 4 stamps in the series. You can find the blog post called "Sears & Sons" which was written on 28/8 featuring these cards. 

Below we have used the stamps but with brighter colours. By teaming them up with the new Bo Bunny Detour paper it changes their look. We also used a quick drying ink (StazOn or Memento) which gives you much more detail when the images are stamped out.

You can also remove the wording from the stamp and replace it with your own as we have done above. This technique is called masking. Place a Post It note over the area that you want to mask. Ink up your stamp. Remove the note and stamp out your image. We have used the Mini Letter Stickers from Kaiser to put in out own wording. This technique makes the images more versatile.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Male cards

This layer of printed paper has been embossed with the Sizzix embossing folder (Clocks & Steampunk set). We then wiped an ink pad over the top of this layer to make the clocks stand out. Eyelet caps (these are eyelets with a cover on top) have been set in the centre of some of the clocks. 

This card is so easy to make. The tuxedo is made up out of a black and white layer of card. The layers are folded into the centre (like a gate fold card), the white layer sits inside the black layer and the top is folded out to make the collar. The bow tie is hand cut and pearls and buttons are used to decorate.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Teddy in a vest

This little guy is so cute!!!!! He is an older design from Stamp It (3444d - Bear in a vest) but we have been using him in our Spectrum Noir classes as he is great for colouring in. 
Bear in a Vest
To make the shirt background print use a silver sticker (in the shape of the shirt) on a piece of white card and colour the shirt in orange 
(Spectrum Noir - OR1). Peel off the sticker and reposition it and colour it in again. Repeat 1 more time. Now do the same with the turquoise (BT5). Cut around the shirts and mount onto card base.

The bear is coloured in with the Spectrum Noir pens - BT4, BT5, GB8, GB10. He has been cut out and mounted onto the shirts. Adhere Pewter Pearls for his vest buttons.

Have you been in to see out male card display yet?
 It will only be up for another week.
Make sure you come in to have a look and bring your camera.