Monday, 30 July 2012

Creative Stamping - Rose

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

Card four of four.  The stamps I used for this card are ‘A Touch of … Summer’ ref: 0701087a and ‘Petal Passion’ ref: 2400065a. I coloured this card in watercolours. 
Stamps used are from Dimension Stamps

Creative Stamping - Larkspur

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

Card three of four.  For this card I used ‘A Touch of …. Summer’ ref: 0701087a and the ‘Word Perfect’ ref: 1803160a stamp sets. I also used some Angelina Fibres - Shimmering Cobalt Blue and some Fusible Film - Shimmering Peacock for the flower sections. ProMarkers used: Cool Grey 1, Soft Green, Marsh Green and Lush Green.
Stamps used are from Dimension Stamps

Creative Stamping - Orchid

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

Card two of four.  For this card I used ‘The Occasional Orchid’ ref: 2400066a stamp set. I kept it quite plain and the embossing folder is from Cuttlebug and is called ‘Birds and Swirls’.
Stamps used are from Dimension Stamps

Creative Stamping - Carnation

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

This is one of four cards featured in the current issue (5) of the Creative Stamping magazine and can been seen on the front cover, the magazine has actually sold out now but the stamps haven’t.
I used the ‘Forever Floral’ ref: 2400061a and the ‘Grand Word Perfect’ ref: 1803062a stamp sets.  The Flower Pot is a Spellbinder die as is the Floral Oval.  ProMarkers used: Cool Grey1, Tea Green, Pale Pink, Baby Pink, Cocktail Pink, Mint Green, and Lush Green.
Stamps used are from Dimension Stamps

July Project club on YouTube

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Happy Crafting J

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Leafy Flourish

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

For this card I wanted to keep it quite simple, so I only used black, white and silver.  I stamped the ‘Swirly Leaves’ stamp (Dimension Stamps ref: 0604075a) with VersaFine – Onyx Black and heat embossed with detail clear embossing powder, I did the same onto another piece of white card and cut out the leaves.  I highlighted the leaves and some of the swirls with a ProMarker (Cool grey 1) to to give it a bit of a left.  Using a Quickie Glue pen I added some glitter from Glitter Magic to the leaves and attached them to the card with silicone glue.  The sentiment is from the ‘Grand Word Perfect’ stamp set (Dimension Stamps ref: 1803161a) and I used a Spellbinder – Fancy Tags die.
Thanks for looking J

Friday, 13 July 2012

Class Card - July 2012

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 is July’s class card, we used the July Project Club stamp set – ‘Classy Cocktails’ and the freebie class stamp this month is the ‘Pineapple Cocktail’
I had some Internet issues yesterday and couldn't finish off posting the project club cards and the class card, so sorry if you were looking for them. 

I really do enjoy our monthly classes, we all have a good old natter, so much so we didn't actually have time to finish off the card, so ladies this is how to finish it off.

This is where we got up to, I thought I’d show you this photo of the different layers. Attaching the foam pads – the base layer will be fixed straight onto the card so will not need any foam pads. Layer one needs some on, cut a foam pad into three little strips to add them to the back of the straw (little fiddly but they will be thin enough not to see when the card is finished). Add foam pads to the last two layers.
Using the deckle edged piece of white card and any light green ink, lightly ink all over this piece of card. This is just to take off the white, it needs toning down, the white is far too much. Don’t worry if you get little lines in the ink it will give it some texture, just keep it light. Stamp the sentiment in the corner using the Memento black (the card isn't square so check your corner). Cut off some of the white ribbon and attach to the corner of this piece of card by sticking a couple of little pieces of double sided tape on the back. Attach this card with ribbon on to the green background card, use a glue stick or some PVA glue because the textured, slightly shiny background won’t like double sided tape. 

Attach your coloured panel to the other side of the green card, again use a glue stick or PVA. 

Cut some ribbon and attach it to the gap in the pieces of card using double sided tape on the back. Now attach the green card to the base card, you could use double sided tape here because of the matt finish on the back of the green card. 

Attach the base layer of the image to the front of the card, using a glue stick, silicone or PVA glue, this will help you to slightly move it into place. Now removing the foam pad backs, layer up the image. 

With the remaining bit off ribbon, make a bow and attach to the card, I used glue dots but you could use silicone. Add the little gems and attach the cherry to the corner, (give the cherry a little bit of shape before attaching) you could use a foam pad, silicone glue to attach. 

To finish off I used a little Glossy Accents, I was hoping for some more bubbles on the glass but it didn't happen, if I want them I can’t, if I don’t want them I get loads lol. 

I'm not really surprised we didn’t finish this month, there was a lot to do, and we all did have a lot tips and techniques etc. to natter about. To all who can’t make it next month, enjoy your holidays. 

Thanks for coming 

Jackie J

Project Club - July 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 have the cocktail theme, making me think of all the summer days we are not having lol, never mind, I’m sure it will get here at some point.  This is a really useful set of stamps, and I think you will be able to dip into them for all sorts of projects.  Hope you enjoy your stamps.

This is the finished card.
Once all your pieces of card have been cut out, as per instruction sheet, you will need to cut out three masks. I use sticky notes to make my masks.
Using the largest piece of white card, the Memento ink and the citrus slice, stamp randomly around the edge of the card, try not to overlap. Now use the sticky note masks to cover the already stamped citrus slices and stamp in between, moving the masks round the edge as needed.
Colour the fruit in.
Shrink Plastic – use the sanding block and lightly sand the shrink plastic from left to right, then again from top to bottom. This will stop the plastic sticking together once the heat gun is used. It won’t be much of a problem while using the citrus slice as it’s just a circle, but sanding will help when using detailed stamps.
Using the StazOn ink stamp the citrus slice onto the shrink plastic.

Colour with watercolour pencils. The more colour you add will result in a stronger finished colour once the plastic has been shrunk. I have placed the cut out and coloured shrink plastic onto some white card so you can see how much colour I used, I coloured, then used my waterbrush, then did a little scribble to add some darker areas.
This is an action shot lol, of what will happen to the plastic as it shrinks down, you may need to turn it over during the heating process so be careful its very hot, use the lower heat setting on your gun to stop it flying off all over. Once it has finished shrinking rest your acrylic block over it until it cools, I leave it on there for the time it takes me to hang my heat gun back on its hook.
This is the finished size.
Using the smallest piece of white card and Memento ink, stamp the glass in the centre, stamp the smallest umbrella so it rests on top of the glass. Using second generation ink and the smallest ice cube add some to the top of the glass. Colour in the cocktail, again I used ProMarkers.
Matt and layer all pieces of card together and to finish use silicone glue or glue dots to attach the shrunk slice.

Happy crafting, Jackie J

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Project Club - July 2012 » Ice cubes «

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 rather like the idea of putting fruit in ice cubes but I haven’t seen a tray that would work properly, and my freezer makes a fruit segment shape ice cubes so I’m nearly there, just no colour lol.

For the background on this card I used a Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder – So Trendy, and across the bottom I used a Nellie Snellen border die, and then just used a scoreboard to score two lines between the two.  I used a Spellbinders – Wonky Rectangle die for the background on the topper and stamped the ice cubes using Memento – Bahama Blue and second generation ink all around the edge.  Onto another piece of white card I stamped the three ice cubes using the Bahama Blue ink and then stamped the strawberries over the top of them using Memento – Tuxedo Black, I coloured the strawberries in using ProMarkers Forest Green and Ruby before attaching them to the card front.  The sentiment has been stamped using Memento – Nautical blue and to finish I covered the frosty part of the font and the ice cubes with Glossy Accents.
  I did a little test area on another piece of card using the Ruby ProMarker and some Glossy Accents beforehand to make sure of the end colour of the red, it did lighten up quite a bit but I thought it worked well with the ice cube.  The colours did bleed a little, (I think because my bottle of Glossy Accents has a dodgy nozzle on it and it come gushing out, so I had far too much on them) but because its an ice cube I’m not overly worried about it, but next time I will try using VersaFine and detail clear embossing powder.

Project Club - July 2012 » Latté Shutter 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.

I thought the shape of this glass would make a nice cup of Latte, so I stamped and cut out the glass on pearlescent cream card and onto a piece of white card I stamped it again, but cut off the stem leaving the glass top.  I masked off the top part of the glass and coloured the lower section quite heavily with Distress Ink – Antique Linen, then lightly inked over the top section once the mask had been removed to make the frothy top.  I then glued it onto the cream pearlescent glass, I did this because I didn’t want the latte to be shiny as this drink has a dull appearance.  The paper and Card Candi are from Craftwork Cards.  I used the ‘Petal Passion’ stamp set from Dimension Stamps reference number 2400065a for the flower.  I used a Spellbinders – Foliage die for the leafy bits and I used my new favourite Die-namics dies from MFT (My Favorite Things – www.mftstamps.com), I got quite a few and thought this one worked really well with the cuppa theme, this die is call ‘Always Time for Tea’.

Project Club - July 2012 » Fruit bowl «

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 stamped all the fruit and the umbrella using Memento – Tuxedo Black and coloured in with ProMarkers before cutting them all out.  The bowl was just cut freehand and I used some Angelina Fibre over the top of it, I stuck the fibre down with some glitter glue that was the same colour as the fibre so no glue stains were visible.  The sentiment was printed from my computer and I used some Glossy Accents to add the little shiny bits on the fruit.  I finished off with some Papermania – Dew Drops.
 ProMarkers used: Poppy, Ruby, Crimson, Forest Green, Canary, Yellow, Bright Orange and Amber

Project Club - July 2012 » Cherry Background «

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 the background on this card I used some digi paper from Pink Petticoat (link in the 'Let's go shopping' list on the right hand side of this blog) , some Spellbinder dies – Fancy Tags, Classic Ovals and the Labels Ten set.  I stamped the glass and the fruit with Memento – Tuxedo Black and coloured in with ProMarkers, they are still my favourite thing to use at the moment.  I used Memento – Tangelo ink to stamp the small ice cubes inside the glass and also to edge around the white matts.  Once cut out I used Spray and Shine from Crafters Companion on the glass and fruit.  The ends of the Spellbinders – Fancy Tags were too big for the area I wanted my sentiment in, so I cut them off and stuck them on the corners of the white background matt (I don’t know what this shape is called or where it’s from, I had an afternoon with some friends and we all took some of our dies with us, so we could use each others.  We had a nice coffee and cutting afternoon lol).  I stamped the sentiment in the Memento black and then used second generation orange ink to create a slight shadow on the text.  Once dry I stuck the glass and fruit onto the card with silicone glue and used some chunky glitter to make a frosting around the rim of the glass.  I finished off with some crystal gems from MeiFlower.
 Pro/Flex Markers used: Lime green, Meadow green, Forest Green, Bright Orange, Amber, Apricot, Ruby, Poppy, Crimson

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Cream and Gold Lantern

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

For this card I used pearlescent gold and a pearlescent cream card, some border peel offs and the corner punch is from Woodware. I stamped the lantern from the ‘A Festive Night by Lantern Light’ from Dimension Stamps ref: 2400068a and the sentiment from the same set onto the cream card with Memento – Rich Cocoa ink. I did a very little colouring using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen – Clear Star, this pen has a slight gold sheen to it. I finished off with some gems.

Lantern

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

For this lantern card I used Memento – Tuxedo Black to stamp the lantern from the ‘A Festive Night by Lantern Light’ stamp set from Dimension Stamps reference number 2400068a, onto white card, I then stamped again onto another piece of white card and cut out just the lantern. I coloured in with ProMarkers (see colours below), then cut out leaving the white edge. I matted onto some red card and attached the top layer of the lantern with silicone glue. For the background I just divided up a piece of white card, (this card was actually 1cm bigger than I needed) and inked each section with Memento – Dandelion and Cantaloupe. Once all the sections had been inked I scored each line and then used Memento - Tangelo to lightly ink over the scored lines and all around the edge. 
ProMarkers used: Berry Red, Holly, Grass, Poppy, Crimson, Burnt Orange, Ginger, Saffron, Tulip Yellow, Tea Green.

More Snow People

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

For this card I used the ‘Frosty’s Fashion Frenzy’ stamp set from Dimension stamps ref: 2400067a. I stamped three snow people using Memento – Tuxedo black and onto them I added hats, scarves and arms before colouring in with Pro/Flex Markers (list below), then on another piece of white card I stamped all the hats, scarves, gloves and ribbon/bow tie and again coloured in with Pro/Flex Markers before cutting them all out. I used some silver mirri card for my matts and the background snowy night paper is one I’ve had in my stash for a while and I can’t remember where I got it from. I ripped some white card and added to the bottom of the card before placing the snow people, making the top hat man the tallest, and cutting off the bottom of the bobble kid to make him the shortest, then to cover up all the bases of the snow people I again ripped a piece of white card and attached to the front of them. I stamped the sentiment and mattes onto the silver before attaching to a piece of white card that I again ripped the edges. After attaching everything to the card I used some glitter glue to add the shine. 
ProMarkers used: Sunflower, Petrol blue, French Navy, Apple, Cardinal Red, Magenta, Holly, Grass, Warm Grey 2, FlexMarkers used: Shocking Pink
Other cards used with this stamp set are:
and finally