20. How to Create a Shadow Box

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Hi ❤ Here is my next segment for my blog. I hope you enjoy and find it helpful. I will add to my blog on a weekly basis hopefully it will inspire, encourage and motivate you to get crafting 💗

Thanks for joining me again on my blog. I first want to say a BIG sorry for not posting last week as I was a bit poorly.

I have enclosed a shadow box frame project that I have made previously to give some ideas on how to decorate yours.

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1. Using 12 x 12″ piece of cardstock score as shown to every side. 1, 11/2, 21/2, 3, 9, 91/2, 101/2, 11.

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2. On 2 opposite sides only. Score or draw a line at 4, 8″ to the second score line. I have shown in pen.

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3. Cut down the pen line to meet the bottom score line and cut away the waste.

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4. Press all the score lines. On the 2 square edges put adhesive on the two flaps closest to each other as they meet in the middle.

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5. Fold the tabs to the 2nd score line which is half the size and stick down creating two sides of the shadow box.

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6. Repeat for the opposite cut sides and stick down.

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7. Fold all sides back at their furthest point and put adhesive on the square sides following the line of the diagonal.

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8. Lift all sides up to stick in place.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. Hope to see you next week.

Have a good week, take care and keep crafting❤

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19. Die Cut Paper Piece Inlay Technique

Hi ❤ Here is my next segment for my blog. I hope you enjoy and find it helpful. I will add to my blog on a weekly basis hopefully it will inspire, encourage and motivate you to get crafting 💗

Using the same die as in last week’s blog. I have created a card using paper inlay technique.

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1. Select a pattern paper to inlay your die cut. Cut the die and pop out the pieces. Cut the pattern paper to fit onto a 6 x 6″ card blank.

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2. Cut elements of the die in chosen colours and pop the pieces out.

3. Add double sided sticky sheet to the card blank and adhere the pattern paper, leaving exposed adhesive to inlay the coloured paper pieces. Use the carrier sheet to press down during all the inlays.

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4. I added more than one piece on some sections to give dimension. Add wink of stella to add shimmering interest.

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5. To add further dimension and shine add glossy accents to some sections.

6. Cut multiple word sentiment and stick them together.  Cover in wink of stella and glossy accents to provide a shimmering dimensional embellishments.

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. Hope to see you next week.

Have a good week, take care and keep crafting❤

18. Two Ways to Create a Stained Glass Effect

 

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Hi ❤ Here is my next segment for my blog. I hope you enjoy and find it helpful. I will add to my blog on a weekly basis hopefully it will inspire, encourage and motivate you to get crafting 💗

I would like to share with you two ways to achieve a leaded stained glass window effect. I looked through my stash to find a die to use. The best dies to use for these projects have large sections and an outside cutting edge. The die I used only cut into the cardstock.

1. Because the die I used only cut into the cardstock, I had to also include a frame around the die. To build up layers and make sure all die cuts are identical, I used masking tape to stick both dies together.

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Using black cardstock, I cut 5 times.

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2. Using double sided tape stick a piece of acetate to the back of a die cut.

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3. Using alcohol markers, colour in your design on the back of the acetate.

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4. Die cut into a card blank. I cut an oversized card blank to ensure the die cut images line up.

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5. Use double sided tape to stick the coloured acetate onto the card blank, lining up the image.

This method would be great for a window hanging home decor project.

I have a second stained glass window effect to share with you.

1. Layer up your die cuts (4). I used wet glue to do this . TIP: if you have double sided stick sheets, use them instead of wet glue. I will definitely do this next time 👍

2. Die cut another in white and put masking tape across the back to hold all the pieces in place. Using alcohol markers colour in the die cut image. The stacked die cuts will cover up the colour outside the lines of the image.

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3  Stick the stacked die cuts over the white coloured image and mat onto red card before sticking to the card base.

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4. Using glossy accents, fill in all the sections of the die cut and allow to dry.

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5. To finish both cards, I used gilding wax over the black card to create a leaded stained glass window effect. TIP: use the gilding wax on the top layer die cut before sticking down. I used block sentiments from Imagine Design Create.

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Have a good week, take care and keep crafting❤

17. Easy Watercolour Techniques For Stamped Images

Hi ❤ Here is my next segment for my blog. I hope you enjoy and find it helpful. I will add to my blog on a weekly basis hopefully it will inspire, encourage and motivate you to get crafting 💗

Today I have taken a large outline stamp from my stash to show a couple of ways to get a watercolour sketchy look. Unfortunately I am not good at drawing, so I really enjoy using these techniques to get this effect.

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1. On watercolour card, stamp with versafine and clear heat emboss. Using low tack tape, stick down the card to your craft mat. Using distress inks squish some colour onto your mat and prepare clean water and brush. I used distress ink dusty concord, peeled paint and crushed olive.

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2. Bring the brush to each colour on your mat. Water droplets form in the colour. Pick up the colour and paint on. I was very loose applying the colour to achieve the sketchy look. If you want a stronger colour, go over the image again or use less water. The wetter the card the more the colour will travel. If the colour spreads too much, you can absorb with a tissue and/or use a heat tool to set the colour.

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3. Get some watery colour onto the brush and tap the brush to allow splatters of colour. Lay kitchen towel or tissue over to achieve light colour and so it does not spread.

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4. Ensure completely dry and wipe over with anti-static powder before stamping the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment in versafine and clear heat embossed.  To finish mount on black card.

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1. As I repeat stamp for this next technique I would recommend a stamping platform but it is not essential. You may even get more of a sketchy finish without one. Using a water mist bottle, spray directly onto the watercolour card. I gave about 10 sprays.

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2. Using the same colour distress inks. I directly applied the colour to the stamp and pressed onto the damp paper and held it there for about 10 seconds.

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3. Keep repeating this process as many times as you want. Mist more water to move the colour and dab up any excess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Make sure the image is completely dry and use your anti-static powder before stamping with black versafine and clear heat emboss. Note. If you are using clear embossing powder straight after versafine, the versafine ink will stay wet enough to grab the powder , no need to re-ink with embossing ink.

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Have a good week, take care and keep crafting❤

Pop-up Card Box Using Tonic Dies and Imagine Design Create Stamps

 

 

Hi, Welcome💗

Here is my next segment for my blog. I hope you enjoy and find it helpful. I will add to my blog on a weekly basis hopefully it will inspire, encourage and motivate you to get crafting 💗

I had so much fun creating this concept card. The pop up box part of the card , folds flat so easy to go through the mail.

1. Start by cutting 2 pieces of cardstock 6 x 9″.

2. One piece score down the centre to form your card blank. What will be the back of the card, cut off 1/2″.

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3. 2nd piece score at 1/2, 41/2, 5″.

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4. On the 2nd piece first score line 1/2″, take off a sliver.

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Bone fold your creases and this will form the box part of the card.

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5. Using the Tonic camellia die I cut the aperture into the front part of the box and decorated (the 4″ section next to the first 1/2″ score line). I used distress ink to form clouds on the front aperture and adhered to the front and back of the aperture grass, fence die cuts and the cut out image of the tulip.

 

6. Create a mat slightly smaller than 4 x 6″ and decorate. This will be the image behind the aperture.

 

Using Imagine Design Create stamps (Tulips) https://www.imaginedesigncreate.co.uk/shoponline/prod_6385380-Tulips-IDC0151-A7-stamp-set.html  I double offset stamped the main 3 focal tulips and the Tulip I cut out to use on the front of the aperture in versafine.  Using masks I added a further 2 lower tulips between the main Tulips slightly lower to appear in the background.

Adhere your complete decorated mat (Tulips) to the inside of the card blank.

7. Aperture side up I used red liner tape on the 1/2″ (with slither off). Place inside the card blank to the centre fold and close the front of the card blank and press down. Flip the whole thing over. You can see the front card blank, the aperture, the decorated mat behind and the remaining box part. Use red liner on the inside piece of the box and wrap the remaining box part over the back of the card blank and stick down. You have now created a card blank box pop-up.

 

8. Cut, mat and layer the front part of the card. As the project is flower themed , I thought it would be nice to use the Tonic camellia nesting die (SORRY I couldn’t find the link on Tonic website but other suppliers do have it available).

I used the whole set of camellia dies to emboss on the white card and I think it looks lovely.  I added a sentiment from the Tulips stamp set.

 

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Have a good week, take care and keep crafting❤

 

 

 

 

 

 

15. Two For One Aperture Cards

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, Welcome💗

Here is my next segment for my blog. I hope you enjoy and find it helpful. I will add to my blog on a weekly basis hopefully it will inspire, encourage and motivate you to get crafting 💗

Hey everyone, sorry for the lateness of my blog. I’ve had a few days away for my holiday near Wales and now I’m back and crafting away 😊

Any aperture die and stamp set will work for this project. I have used stamps from Imagine Design Create

http://www.imaginedesigncreate.co.uk Time For Tea and Tea For Two.

I cut the aperture in the shape of a teacup to go with the stamps.

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1. Cut a piece of white cardstock to the size you want to create your card. I have used a 6 x 6″ card blank and my mat and layers are cut 1/4″ smaller.

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2. Arrange your stamps onto a stamp block or platform and sit both the aperture card and the cut shape into your stamp platform or onto your craft mat.

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3. Stamp your images and repeat the process until you have entirely covered the card in images. If there are any gaps go back in and stamp individual images as required.

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4. I used the decorative swirl pattern to edge the green cardstock and to create steam from the coffee. The sentiment is also from the set.

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5. I mat and layered the aperture card onto green cardstock using dimensional foam pads to create a shadow around the aperture. I finished off with a heart die cut into the centre of the teacup. https://www.tonic-studios.co.uk/products/layering-basics-traditional-heart-1459e

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Have a good week, take care and keep crafting❤

Resist Technique Using Imagine Design Create Stencil

Hi, Welcome💗

Here is my next segment for my blog. I hope you enjoy and find it helpful. I will add to my blog on a weekly basis hopefully it will inspire, encourage and motivate you to get crafting 💗

1. Using a white cardstock mat. I used mat and layer cuts http://www.imaginedesigncreate.co.uk/shoponline/prod_5972208-150mm-x-150mm-6-x-6-20-pack-of-300gsm-White-Mat-Layer-Card-Cuts.html  spread colour in your chosen design.

2. I used Distress Inks in a striped pattern.

3. Tape your stencil over your coloured card. I used http://www.imaginedesigncreate.co.uk/shoponline/prod_6391705-Make-a-wish-6×6-Stencil-Mask.html

4. Using an embossing ink pad, ink through the stencil. I used a blending tool and foam pad.

5. Use clear embossing powder over and heat set. This traps the colour under the stencil design.

6. Rub black distress ink all over the card and buff off the excess. The clear embossed image resists the black ink, allowing the striped ink pattern to show through.

7. Mount the finished design onto a red mat and adhere to a card base.

8. To finish add a sentiment. I think the design of this stencil lends itself to any occasion. I chose a missing you sentiment http://www.imaginedesigncreate.co.uk/shoponline/prod_5972096-Block-Sentiments-A6-Stamp-set.html.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Have a good week, take care and keep crafting❤

Shaker Tag using Imagine Design Create Stamps

Hi, Welcome💗

Here is my next segment for my blog. I hope you enjoy and find it helpful. I will add to my blog on a weekly basis hopefully it will inspire, encourage and motivate you to get crafting 💗

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I’ve used a stamp set from Imagine Design Create which you may not immediately think of strawberries 😂

http://www.imaginedesigncreate.co.uk/shoponline/prod_6067326-Heart-Mix-IDC-A6-Stamp-set.html

I love stamps and dies that are nature, and hearts. When I saw this stamp set I first wanted to buy it initially because they were hearts but when I got them home I immediately saw strawberries in one of the designs. The set comes with a variety of designs that all have multiple uses. I have created other samples using this set that can be found on Twitter and Facebook 😊

https://www.facebook.com/craftingbylynn/

https://twitter.com/handmadebylynn?s=09

1. I cut 2 jar shapes out that are the same size. One for the back and one to use as the frame for the front.

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2. I used dimension foam tape on the back piece and followed the outline of the jar. TIP: after sticking the double sided foam tape down, rub talc on the inside edge of the foam tape which will remove the tack and prevent your shaker pieces sticking to the foam tape.

3. I made large and small strawberries using the stamps and abandoned coral distress ink. Cut out the heart shapes forming your strawberries. For the leaves I used a basic flower punch and cut some of the petals off to give a shape similar to strawberry leaves.

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4. Using liquid glue I stuck the small strawberries inside the shaker. TIP: sticking your embellishments within your shaker allows you to see your gems when all the others are sitting at the bottom of the shaker.

5. Using strong adhesive, I used red liner tape around the outline of the reverse side of the frame and attached the acetate, forming the window of the shaker.

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6. Put the rest of your embellishments into the shaker and stick a ribbon loop onto the foam tape and put a piece of red liner tape over.  Stick down the frame onto the base, forming your shaker.

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7. Decorate the outside of the shaker with large strawberries, a material lid cover tied with ribbon or twine .

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Have a good week, take care and keep crafting❤

 

 

 

Blog Hop – May Holidays Inspired Card Using Spellbinders Four Seasons Dies

Hi, Welcome💗

I’ll be back next weekend with another crafting blog tutorial so please join me for more crafting fun, but first I’d like to share….

I was asked by the lovely Lisa from U.S.A to join her blog hop.

Lisa does some wonderful articles on nature and baking so check out her site 😊

Magnolia Time in Louisiana http://2018/04/29/magnolia-time-in-louisiana/ via @wordpressdotcom

Lisa’s blog hop is themed May Holidays.

So when I got to thinking about what May Holidays means to me…… I thought of English summertime fayres held on the village green outdoors. We always plan on going but usually wait to see what the good old British weather does beforehand 😂

With May Bank Holidays as my inspiration, I started thinking of countryside village communities hosting fayres and the activities that take place at these tranquil days out. There are a number of activities that spring to mind such as; brass bands, tombola, scruffiest dog competition, games and rides but most of all I think of Morris Dancers and the Maypole 😂

Using the theme of Morris Dancing and Maypole I designed my card. The pole originally coming from a tree and usually adorned with ribbon gave me the idea to show my Maypole as a tree with ribbons hanging from it, decorated with a wreath of beautiful green foliage and summer blooms, set in beautiful countryside. The countryside behind reminding me of the days as a child riding out with my friends. Love you guys ❤

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Have a good week, take care and keep crafting❤

11. Two Cards In One Using Tonic Heart Dies and Imagine Design Create Stamps

Hi, Welcome💗

Here is my next segment for my blog. I hope you enjoy and find it helpful. I will add to my blog on a weekly basis hopefully it will inspire, encourage and motivate you to get crafting 💗

I’m away on a crafty weekend this week so I am posting a little early so not to let you down 😊

For this week’s tutorial I have used the essentials hearts https://www.tonic-studios.co.uk/products/layering-basics-traditional-heart-1459e and Imagine Design Create stamps http://www.imaginedesigncreate.co.uk

1. Card No.1.  I decided how many layers and colours I wanted to use on my card and cut all the coloured card stock to the same size of 41/2 x 51/2″ and arranged them in order.

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2. Taking the largest size heart die and coloured card stock to be used on the front. Position and cut the die. I thought it was a nice feature to hang off the edge of the card. I have not used the largest die in the set for my largest die cut layer as I know I want to use this on Card No. 2 as an outer embossed heart frame.

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3. Set all the die cut heart pieces aside for Card No. 2. Take the second piece of coloured card stock and place behind the front piece of coloured card stock. Line your die up within the heart cut out shape and fix in place using low tack tape to prevent the die moving as it cuts. Ensure your tape will not tear the card after peeling off.

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4. The top layer of card has been used as a guide to position your die for the layer below. Once the die is secured in place remove the piece of card on top and run through the die cut machine.

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5. Repeat this process until you have cut your smallest heart die.

 

6. Once all your heart die cuts have been made. Cut your bottom mat slightly larger than your layered coloured card to give a mat layer border around. I chose silver glitter card.

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7. I stuck all the coloured card layers together and cut a narrow strip of accetate ready for my bumble bee.

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8.  I folded the accetate and tucked the folded piece between the silver mat and bottom layer. To the bottom of the accetate I fixed the bumble bee stamped image. This gives the illusion the bumble is flying 🐝.

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9. Card No. 2 uses all the die cut hearts from Card No. 1. Remove one of your die cutting plates and replace with a rubber embossing mat. This will have to be trial and error based on your own die cutting machine. Run the die through with the intent to emboss the largest size heart. This will frame all your die cut hearts.

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10. Cut your embossed card to size, lining up with your largest die cut heart from Card No. 1.

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11. Stick all your layered heart die cuts within your embossed heart frame and mat onto your card blank. Finish off with Glossy Accents over the small heart to give nice shiny dimension.

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12. The final touch.. I used a sentiment stamp from Imagine Design Create 😊

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Have a good week, take care and keep crafting❤