Thursday, 27 September 2012

September Project Club on YouTube

Another video, this one is again for Dimension Stamps and for the September Project Club


Thanks for looking J

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Ruby Wedding Anniversary

I had been asked to make a Ruby Wedding Anniversary card by a friend of ours, Alan I know you read this hahaha.  So this is what I came up with and I must say I’m really pleased the way it turned out.

I used the Chocolate Baroque papers called ‘Love Letters’, they are really beautiful papers, you should pop over and have a look.  Anyway, I used my PhotoShop Elements software and faded out the paper, then added the text to the corner of the card.  I then used my Foil-It machine and some gold foil on the text and once cut out I matted onto some gold mirri card before attaching to the white base card.  The rose is a stamp from Dimension Stamps and it’s from the ‘A Touch of … Autumn’ stamp set, reference number 0701085a, I stamped it using VersaFine – Onyx Black and heat embossed with detail clear embossing powder, I then coloured it in with ProMarkers.  I cut the rose out leaving a little white border, I’m really into this at the moment, and I also did a little decoupage on the leaves and on the flower section.  I used silicone glue to give a little height on the rose, only a little it didn’t need very much.
So Alan you will have to let me know if your good lady wife liked it, and are you in the good books this year lol.

Thanks for looking J

Monday, 17 September 2012

Project Club - September 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 under the sea theme. This is a really useful set of stamps, and I think you will be able to dip into them for all sorts of watery projects. Hope you enjoy your stamps.

This is the finished card.
Cut out all your pieces of card as per instruction sheet.
Using the white piece of card, the blue ink and your blending brush, apply ink lightly across the white card, trying to keep the direction of the ink going from left to right.  Don't worry if the ink isn't an even covering, it really doesn't matter as the sea isn't all one colour.
Next use the seaweed and coral stamp and the blue ink and stamp along the bottom of the card leaving about a half centimetre of white at the bottom of the card.
Using a waterbrush and the red and green inks colour the seaweed and coral.

Add some wavy lines with the white gel pen.  Use the clear drying PVA glue along the bottom, covering up the shale below the seaweed right down to the base of the piece of card. 
 Sprinkle the decorative sand so it covers the PVA glue and gently pat it into the PVA using your fingers.  Leave it to dry completely before attaching to the main card.  If you have gaps appearing whilst the card is drying, just add some more PVA and a little more decorative sand.
On the remaining white card, dust it with the anti-static bag.  Using the black ink, stamp and heat emboss the seahorse, the fish, the crab and the sentiment.
Use your pens or pencils to colour the images.  Cut around the sentiment and using the blending brush lightly apply some blue ink. Lay the ink pad flat on your work surface and lightly run the edge of the sentiment along the ink pad, this will give you a little blue border around the sentiment. Leave to dry. 
Cut out the seahorse, the crab and the fish leaving a small white border all around each one.
Using the shell flourish and VersaMark ink, stamp and heat emboss twice on the top of the coloured piece of card.  I found this easier to do by putting a little pencil mark in the middle of the top edge of the card before stamping.  Use a white Gell pen highlight some of the dots and flourishes. 
Use your corner rounded to the two top corners of both the coloured card and the white base card.  Matt and layer the pieces of card to the base card, then use foam pads on the back of the sentiment.  Slightly shape the fish, seahorse and the crab before applying silicone glue to fix to the card front.
If you would like to join the Dimension Stamps Project Club visit the www.dimensionstamps.com web site for more information.

Happy crafting, Jackie J

Project Club - September 2012 » Scrapbook page «



I thought I’d do a scrapbook page this month, I’m really going to have to finish off some that I have already started lol.  While on a holiday in Florida my daughter went swimming in the Crystal River, its where all the Manatees live, we then went on to the Wildlife Park and we were there for the Manatee feeding time, we were able to get right up close.

Anyway, for this page I used some paper from Docrafts it’s the Me to You – Spring Chic pad, some lovely papers in this pack.  I rounded the corners before adding some ColorBox ink – Deep Sea all around the edges and then attached it to my base 8x8 card.  I used the Spellbinders circle dies for the white photo matts and again inked the edges with the Deep Sea ink.  I just rounded the corners on the main photo and matt.  For the title I used the ‘Alphabet 7’ stamp set reference number 1801009a from Dimension Stamps, it is a little small but I think the font is really nice.  I did a rough stamp first onto some scrap paper to find my spacing and centre points before committing to the final piece of card, well I did from the middle of each line, not doing the beginning at all.  So I cut a piece of white card, the using the Big & Juicy – Waterfall ink pad and the seaweed and coral stamp I stamped along the card.  Then using VersaFine – Onyx Black I stamped the wording, but, because all the alphabet stamps are small and I had to use them one by one I didn’t take into account the third line, its not quite in the middle because of all the i’s and l’s etc. and the beginning of the line has lots of s’s and a’s, wider letters.  Never mind though if anyone asks it’s meant to be like that lol.  I stamped and heat embossed the fish and the crab with the VersaFine and detail clear embossing powder, coloured with ProMarkers and cut out leaving a white border.  Before attaching everything to my page I used three shades of green ribbon to extend the seaweed.
The stamps used for this project are from the September Project Club set from Dimension Stamps.  If you would like to join the Project Club or have a look at any other stamps visit www.dimensionstamps.com for more details.


Project Club - September 2012 » Krafty Star «

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.

A very quick card here using kraft card and black ink. My inspiration for this card was from a paper pad I saw recently that had only these two colours in it. I used VersaFine – Onyx Black ink and detail clear embossing powder and just mounted all pieces onto some black card. I used the Tan ProMarker just to highlight the starfish. The sentiment on this card is actually a single line stamp but I cut it up to use as shown in the picture, don’t be afraid of cutting your stamps to use as you want them.
The stamps used for this project are from the September Project Club set from Dimension Stamps.  If you would like to join the Project Club or have a look at any other stamps visit www.dimensionstamps.com for more details.


Project Club - September 2012 » Birthday Present «

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 love this big present stamp it’s called ‘Jazzy Prezzie’ reference number 0502048a from Dimension Stamps. I used Memento – Tuxedo Black for the prezzie but for everything else I used VersaFine – Onyx Black and heat embossed with detail clear embossing powder. I used ProMarkers to colour the fish and the prezzie. The background paper is from the Papermania Capsule paper pad – Blueberry Pie. I used the Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass for the seaweed and coral stamped along the bottom of the card, and used one of the ColorBox – Surf’s Up! inks to ink around the edge. I used a bit of organza ribbon over the seaweed and stamped and cut out some shells, these I coloured in with some pearl watercolour paints, using five different colours.
The stamps used for this project are from the September Project Club set from Dimension Stamps.  If you would like to join the Project Club or have a look at any other stamps visit www.dimensionstamps.com for more details.


Project Club - September 2012 » Birthday Fishes «

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 the Papermania papers out of the Capsule pads, and this one is again out of the Blueberry Pie pad I used it for the background and for the stripped middle. I used the Spellbinders – Labels Ten dies for the shapes and used the M-Bossabilities - Sea Beauty embossing folder from Spellbinders with some Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass. I stamped three fish and three seahorses onto some shrink plastic using StazOn – Ultramarine ink and cut out before colouring with ProMarkers (very carefully and letting the StazOn dry off before doing so). Using VersaFine – Onyx Black I stamped and heat embossed using detail clear embossing powder, a fish and a seahorse and coloured in with the same ProMarkers as on the shrunken ones just reversing the colours. I wanted the coral to match the seahorse so used the Ginger ProMarker on some white card before using a Joy Craft leaf die to cut them out. I attached everything to the card using some silicone glue, added some gems that have been in my stash for ages and finally used some silicone glue to attach the little shell bead to the centre of the coral.
The stamps used for this project are from the September Project Club set from Dimension Stamps.  If you would like to join the Project Club or have a look at any other stamps visit www.dimensionstamps.com for more details.


Project Club - September 2012 » Shakey Fish Tank «

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 just had do a fish tank lol.  I lightly inked my background using the Big & Juicy – Waterfall ink pad then using the same ink I stamped the seaweed and coral all along the bottom, and coloured them in with ProMarkers.  Then went over it all with the Pearl Watercolour Paints I have, I’ve had these for years, there is two palettes with ten colours on each.  One has ten Duo & Interference Colours and the other has ten Pearlescent & Metallic Colours, they are very much like the H2O’s I think (I don’t have these so only guessing) they are called Pearl Ex by Jacquard.  Anyway, I coloured the castle, fish, seahorse, star and the shell using these paints.  The castle is a stamp from Dimension Stamps and is called ‘Fairy Palace’ reference number 1001006a, I couldn’t have a fish tank without a castle lol.  I stamped the top of the castle onto the background, then on another piece of card I stamped it again as well as all the other bits and pieces and once coloured I cut them all out.  The reason I stamped the top of the castle is so I didn’t have to phaff about trying to cut out all the detail on the top of the spires, I just glued my finished castle over the stamped image on the background.  I used some shaker tape all round the edges, added some of the decorative sand, before adding the acetate.  The surround is made from some textured blue card, I cut it into 2.5cm strips, scored two line down each one, the first at 0.7cm the second 0.6cm from the first one.  I glued the top and bottom sections in place first then mitred the tops of the end pieces before gluing in place, this tidied up the top and the sides of the fish tank.  I wanted just the tank but this would look nice as an easel card if you wanted.
The stamps used for this project are from the September Project Club set from Dimension Stamps.  If you would like to join the Project Club or have a look at any other stamps visit www.dimensionstamps.com for more details.


Saturday, 15 September 2012

Class Card - September 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 September's class card I did for Dimension Stamps, we used the September Project Club stamp set and the freebie class stamp this month is a ‘Mermaid’, the details for these stamps will be on the website very shortly.
Sorry about the photo, but it's really getting dark earlier of an evening and I ended up with shadows and that yellow tint, I'm really going to have to sort out my lighting lol.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Chrysanthemum

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

I have used this stamp in either the size you see here on this card or a smaller one, so wanted to do a completely different colour, so I used Google Images and found the yellow and red colours.  The stamps are from Dimension Stamps and the reference number is 0701085a, the set is called ‘A touch of … Autumn’ but the flowers are available in singles, rather than in sets so have a look on the website www.dimensionstamps.com

For this card I used some Nellie Snellen border dies on the red card.  The background paper is a digi paper from Pink Petticoat I like to use two colours and overlap them.  The flower has been stamped onto a Spellbinders shape (Labels Seventeen), I stamped the flower a few times and did a bit of decoupage on the flower head and on the leaves, only doing half of each leaf.  I used the Memento – Tuxedo Black ink to stamp and used my ProMarkers to colour in.  The sentiment is from the ‘Grand Word Perfect’ stamp set (Dimension Stamps ref: 1803161a) and I finished off the card using the mini gems from JJDCards, I do like these little gems and they come in lots of different colours.
This picture shows the two overlapped digi papers I put together from the Pink Petticoat range, although you can't see that much of it from the finished card.

Thanks for looking J

Corners

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

For this card I used the new stamps set from Dimension Stamps, it’s called ‘Seasons around the Corner’ ref: 2400071a.  There are twelve corner stamps in this set, all with different designs, so with it being autumn I used the leafy corner stamp.  First of all I stamped the corners in the pattern you can see in the picture, I used Memento – Tuxedo Black, the layout of the corners was very easy to do because of the straight edges.  I then used the ‘Forever Floral’ stamp set, again from Dimension Stamps ref: 2400061a, for the flower in the middle.  I then coloured the leaves and the flower using my ProMarkers.  The sentiment is from the ‘Grand Word Perfect’ stamp set (Dimension Stamps ref: 1803161a) there are loads of sentiments on this stamp set and I use it a lot J  To finish off I used some very tiny gems from JJD Cards.

Calendar Stamp Set video on YouTube

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

I have made a video showing how to use the ‘It’s a Date Calendar Set’ reference number 2400070a from Dimension Stamps.


If you would like these or any other stamps visit the Dimension Stamps website for more details.