Saturday, 24 March 2012

Suzan’s 1950’s birthday card

This card was made for a friend who was 50 last month, I actually lost this photo, but while moving some files around it just appeared, it was in one of those ‘safe’ places lol.  Suzan is 1950’s mad so as soon as I’d seen this vintage collection from svgcuts I knew it was the kit for me, the kit is called ‘Rockin and Rollin’.  Because Suzan likes the colour purple and has always wanted a purple car, well need I say more.  I used lots of my off cut pieces of card and used a Stampin Up paper for the envelope, the envelope come in the svg kit as well.  I used a really useful stamp from Dimension Stamps on the front bumper called ‘Dogtooth Check’ reference number 060458a, I just inked the stamp with Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade and randomly stamped all over it.  I used the purple cut out circle from the headlight and using a Sakura white Gelly Roll pen added the 50.  I used a Memento Dual Marker pen – Grape Jelly to add the detail on the scarf and in the centre of the roller skates, and used a Memento – Grape Jelly ink pad to highlight the edges of her skirt.  To finish I used on of the little bows from MeiFlower for her ponytail, I just pulled the ends of the ribbon until the bow was small enough. 
I actually couldn’t believe my luck when I got this SVG kit from svgcuts as only a few days later I received my stamps for the Dimension Stamps Project Club, so I used the large record on this card:


Tuesday, 20 March 2012

A Pretty Antiquity Flower Pot

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I kept looking at this new stamp set called ‘Pretty Antiquity’ (ref: 2400064a) from Dimension Stamps and wanted to do something a little different, but what!  I had a rummage through my Spellbinder dies and found the ‘Flower Pot’ dies, and that was my inspiration, so I used just the little daisy like flower from the stamp set to make a full flower.  I needed three of the stamped flowers for each full flower, so I stamped 24 flowers onto some white stamping card using VersaFine – Onyx Black and embossed with detail clear embossing powder before colouring them in with ProMarkers (Yellow, Gold and Forest Green).  I had a look through my card off cuts stash and found a piece of brown card that was just the right size (I knew my left over bits were needed for something one day lol) so I cut out the flowerpot but used my new Spellbinders M-Bossabilities – Flora folder to add the embossed pattern and then inked around the edge with Color Box ink - Woodgrain.  I used the Spellbinder – Labels Seventeen for the white background shape inking the edge with Color Box – Jelly Beans ink.  The background green spotty paper is from Papermania and is from their Verde Capsule Collection.  The ribbon I think is from Ribbonbox and the pearls (both sizes) are from Fred Aldous.  I used a 1cm circle punch to cut out some scrap card circles to build the flowers up.  I used silicone glue in the middle of each circle and overlapped three of the cut out flowers to make one full one placing a small pearl in the middle of each.  The tag is from the ‘Word Perfect’ stamp set also from Dimension Stamps, (ref:1803160a) and I used some yellow embroidery thread on the tag. 
I get all my Spellbinder dies and embossing folders from IconUK you should have a look at their website, really good prices and a good range too.


Wedgwood inspired

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I have used the new stamp set from Dimension Stamps for this card, the set is called Pretty Antiquity (ref: 2400064a) and is available on the Dimension Stamps website.  I thought I’d use the cameo lady for this card, but wanted to keep her quite plan, she did remind me of the Wedgwood pieces my grandma had when I was little.  So I used some blue pearlescent card for the background and used some white for the base card.  I used the ever popular Spellbinder dies and I get all mine from IconUK (well worth a visit) this set of dies is from the Sue Wilson collection – Lattice Motifs and the Lattice Accents for the entire white border and cut a few of the shapes in half to make the outline for the cameo.  I stamped the cameo using VersaFine – Deep Lagoon and embossed with detail clear embossing powder, and then I coloured the outside edge with FlexMarker (Celestial Blue).  I used some organza ribbon for the triple bow and finished it off with a ribbon charm from MeiFlower.  The pearls are from my stash. 


Sunday, 11 March 2012

Dimension Stamps Project Club - March 2012 » Main Card «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

This month’s Project Club stamps are based on the 1960’s and like I said on the project sheet I’m not quite old enough to remember the early 60’s the first time round (just), but I do remember the late 60’s and some of the clothes my mum dressed me in when I was about 6 or 7 years old.  Oh my good grief, I looked like I was wearing the curtains lol.

The stamps in this set are: two ladies, the groovy chic, a record, a text and flower background, some wavy text ‘Dedicated Follower of Fashion’, ‘I the 60’s’ and ‘A handmade card Fashioned by’.  

This month’s card is:
Cut all the card as per instructions on the project sheet.
Stamp and emboss the main image and the side panel, colour in with ProMarkers.  I made some paper for these ladies, the dogtooth or houndtooth which ever way you like to say it, and the check.  You can use either piece for either model, it's up to you.  Stamp and emboss the models onto the paper, then cut out the clothes removing the collar and pocket flaps.
This is what you should have at this point, I coloured the panel after I took this picture.
The ribbon - The text ‘Dedicated Follower of Fashion’ is a little too wavy for the ribbon, so it will need to be straightened slightly on your acrylic block, stamp a test on a piece of scrap paper before stamping onto the ribbon.
I would have used VersaCraft Ink as it’s designed especially for stamping on fabric but at the time of making this card I didn’t have any lol.  So I had a play with the inks I do have, the VersaFine did stamp well and didn’t smudge, it gave a nice colour but it did bleed a little.  I tried Adirondack – Pitch Black and it was just a little better then the VersaFine, not quite as much bleeding.  I then used my Archival ink, it didn’t bleed but the colour is a little faded, so I used this ink.  I wanted to try my StazOn ink which I think would have been a little darker then the Archival but it’s at the Dimension Stamps unit, Roy had been using it on acetate for Create and Craft.
I assembled the card using double sided tape and just before attaching the main image I added the ribbon to the corner, folding the ends around the back and making sure they stuck to the tape.  To finish use your clear drying glue to attach the hat and clothes, trying not to get glue too near the edges so the glue doesn't seep out, you could use photo glue for this because it will rub off any excess.


Hope you enjoy your stamps this month and don't forget you could share your cards etc on the Dimension Stamps Facebook page.

Jackie J

Dimension Stamps Project Club - March 2012 » Tag «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

For this tag I used the leftovers from the main card, while all the inks, papers and ProMarkers were on my desk I put it together.  I really like to have a matching tag for my cards, although slightly different it works well.  I used some burnt orange ribbon and coloured the skirt in orange.  

Dimension Stamps Project Club - March 2012 » Groovy Chic «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

I really like this stamp you can use any colour you like, those psychedelic colours let me go mad with my ProMarkers.  I used Spellbinders – Labels Ten and stamped the very colourful lady on it using VersaFine – Onyx Black and embossed with detail clear embossing powder.  For the background I used the ‘Geometric Flowers’ stamps from Dimension Stamps and they come in various sizes, they are perfect for this kind of card.  I also used the new stamp set called ‘Word Perfect’ for the little happy birthday on the side of the label.  To finish I used some adhesive stones from Papermania.

Dimension Stamps Project Club - March 2012 » Black and White «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

I'm really into the monotone colours at the moment, so thought I’d give it a go with this card.  I stamped with VersaFine – Onyx Black and embossed with detail clear embossing powder then coloured in with my ProMarker greys.  The background has been made from the same image I used in the main card, I just enlarged it.  I stamped and cut out one of the records then stamped the ‘I the 60’s’ on another piece of white card, using a circle punch to cut it out and sticking in the middle of the record.  I used some black card to cut out the corners and white card for the ‘Floral Flourishes’ from Spellbinders.  I finished off with some crystal gems from MeiFlower.  

Dimension Stamps Project Club - March 2012 » A Groovy Record «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

I have some paper that has been in my stash for ages, so thought the lilac spots would work well for this easel card. I cut out a circle in black card for the record, making it as big as the width of the base card. I used VersaFine – Onyx Black and detail clear embossing powder for all the bits and pieces, in fact I used them on all this month’s project club cards, I liked the way the black made everything stand out especially with all the bright colours. I used ProMarkers to colour and Spellbinders – Scalloped edge dies for the circles and the heart. The ‘Birthday Wishes’ on the inside of the circle has been stamped using the ‘Word Perfect’ stamp set, I stamped and embossed it then cut out with a circle punch before attaching it to the middle of one of the records.  I used some saddle stitch grosgrain ribbon for the base of the card and finished off with some coloured pearls.

Dimension Stamps Project Club - March 2012 » Sister «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

For this card I used the Spellbinder – Circle and Lacey Circle dies and stamped the ladies as pictured using VersaFine – Onyx Black and embossed with detail clear embossing powder and then coloured them in with ProMarkers. The background is a piece of Kanban card that I inked all the way round with Distress Ink – Mustard Seed and then edged with a blue ink from the Color Box pigment inks – Deep Sea. Using a piece of lemon patterned paper I stamped and embossed the word sister, slightly overlapping them (I wanted the word to be more wobbly looking but it didn't turn out like that, if I'd have wanted it straight it would have been all over the place lol) using the uppercase (Dimension Stamps ref: 2400050a) and lowercase letters (Dimension Stamps ref: 2400060a). The ‘Love & Best Wishes’ on the inside of the circle has been stamped using the ‘Word Perfect’ stamp set. I used a blue ribbon on two corners and finished off with a blue gem in each corner.


Friday, 9 March 2012

Matchless Motorcycle Card

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I made this card for a friend who was 70 at the end of last month, he is a bit of a motorbike fan so thought he'd like it.  I used Spellbinders – Labels Eleven and the Dimension Stamps ‘Matchless Motorcycle’ stamp ref: 1703026a.  The circular plate on the side of the bike is actually blank, so using a Letraset fineliner pen I added the 70.  For the background I used my paper crimping tool and finished off with some square gems.