Thursday, 29 November 2012

Stamp and Stash Video for Dimension Stamps

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

I've been asked to put the last video I did for Dimension Stamps on my blog as well as the one I posted on the Dimension Stamps blog last week.  So here it is lol



Monday, 19 November 2012

Project Club - November 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 cosy front room at Christmas time theme. The set has some really useful pieces of text and a lovely large square window. Hope you enjoy your stamps.

This is the finished card.
Cut out all your pieces of card as per instruction sheet.  Using the 20cm x 10cm piece of brown card score a line at 5cm and another at 15cm.  Do not fold these lines.  Dust both end 5cm panels with your anti-static bag.  Using the window stamp and the black ink, stamp the half window on each panel.  Add detail clear embossing powder and heat emboss.  Use a craft knife to cut out the window sections.
Dust the 9.5cm x 9.5cm piece of white card with an anti-static bag, stamp the room view with the black ink and add the detail clear embossing powder before heat embossing.  Colour the room.  Attach the coloured room view to the middle of the brown window card (the stamped window should be face down). Fold in the window sections.
Use the 20cm x 13.8cm piece of white card and dust with the anti-Static bag.  Using VersaMark, stamp some text around the edge of the card, apply the detail white embossing powder as you go.  Heat emboss.  I started with the ‘a very merry Christmas’ stamp to the top, bottom and sides of the card, then added the embossing powder. Next I stamped the ‘warm wishes’ in each corner, then added the embossing powder before heat embossing the whole piece of card.  Using a blending tool and the light blue ink apply some ink all around the edges of the card, just enough to cover the embossed text.  Use a tissue to rub off any ink that may be still sitting on the text.
Using the 7.5cm x 2.5cm piece of white card, the black ink and the required text, stamp in the middle of the card, add detail clear embossing powder and heat emboss.  Add a little of the light blue ink to the edges of the sentiment before matting onto the brown card.  Matt and layer all the pieces of card and attach to the card front, the window using double side tape and the sentiment using foam pads or foam tape.
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

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Projet Club - November 2012 » Warm Wishes «

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.

All stamps used are from Dimension Stamps visit their website for the full range www.dimensionstamps.com

For this card I used the Cuttlebug folder – Swiss Dots, this folder is only small so I had to make sure all the dots lined up for my second pass through my Cuttlebug machine, my problem was that the white card didn’t have enough dots on it to cover the full front of my card base so I chopped it in the middle and stuck the ribbon border over it to hide it.  I stamped the window and the warn wishes using VersaFine – Deep Lagoon and heat embossed using detail clear embossing powder.  I had a little piece of ribbon left over after cutting it down from the border so I folded it in half and used a thick staple to attach it to the sentiment.  I cut out each of the window sections and adding the robin from the this month’s project club then used some other stamps: the snowflakes are from the ‘Wordflake Project’ ref: 2300050a, the holly is from the ‘Santa Claus Project’ ref: 2300046a and in the final square I used the ‘Christmas Icons’ ref: 1900004c.  To make up the card I first added some glitter to each of the dots on the background using a Quickie Glue pen, I also added some glitter to the images in the square.  I attached all the pieces to the card using silicone glue.
Thanks for looking J

Project Club - November 2012 » Christmas Cheer «

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.

All stamps used are from Dimension Stamps visit their website for the full range www.dimensionstamps.com

Christmas is a time for family and friends, to eat, drink and be slightly merry lol so for this card I thought of the Christmas drink mulled wine (to be honest I would rather have a Malibu and Coke or a Pina Colada but you get my drift lol).  To make the drink I used the glass from the July Project Club stamp set ref: 2300059a and the set is called ‘Classy Cocktails’, the handle I got from the Die-namics die set ‘Always Time for Tea’.  I stamped with Memento – Tuxedo Black and coloured the glass in with Pro/Flex Markers then attached the handle before I sprayed it with Crafter’s Companion Spray and Shine.  The cinnamon sticks are left over strips of card that I coloured in and stuck to the back of the glass once it had dried.  I stamped the room view onto a Spellbinders – Labels Two shape using Memento – Tuxedo Black, then coloured in with Pro/Flex Markers.  I drew around the Labels Two shape onto some burgundy card and cut it out for the matt.  The sentiment is from the ‘Grand Word Perfect 2’ stamp set ref: 1803069a.  The background is from Spellbinders M-Bossabilities – Bricks and Bark, I used the de-bossed side and using a Quickie Glue pen added some glitter to the mortar section of the bricks before matting on the burgundy card.  I used silicone glue to attach the room view, the drink and the sentiment adding some glitter to the sides of the sentiment.  I added some gems to the Christmas tree and to finish added a bow.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Project Club - November 2012 » Baby Girl «

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.

All stamps used are from Dimension Stamps visit their website for the full range www.dimensionstamps.com

I wanted to do something non-Christmassy so when a friend recently told me she was expecting thought a baby card work fit the bill.  So I used the window stamp on some white card with the Brilliance ink pad – Pearlescent Orchid, it says on the ink pad that it’s a fast drying pigment ink so as soon as I’d stamped I added some detail clear embossing powder to it, it did work really well, but like I say I add the powder straight away and ended up with a really nice shine.  I then raided my stash and found quite a few bits of pink card and paper, they were the freebies from magazines and left over pieces from other projects, I have decided to use some of this never ending pile of stuff up, I’m starting off with good intentions so we’ll see how far I get lol.  I used three different pieces of patterned paper for the letters and stamped them again using the Billiance ink pad and the ‘Plain Lower case Alphabet’ ref: 1801014a.  After cutting out the letters I stuck them onto the squares randomly.  The background is again left over bits of paper, I put one strip of the paper across the bottom of the pink pearlescent card and used an EK Success punch along the striped paper before laying it over the top.  I added the squares adding foam pads to ever other letter, added the gems in each of the corners and to finish added the gingham bow from MeiFlower.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Project Club - November 2012 »Room at Christmas«

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.

All stamps used are from Dimension Stamps visit their website for the full range www.dimensionstamps.com

I used VersaFine – Onyx Black and detail clear embossing powder to stamp and heat emboss the room for this card from Novembers Project Club, reference number for this set is 2300061a, the stamp set will be available to non club members from next month, so check out the Dimension Stamps web site for more details.  I used a Spellbinders – Postage Stamp die to cut out the stamped image and coloured in with Pro/Flex Markers.  The background paper is from KaiserCraft and is from their Christmas Paper Pad.  The gold mirri card has been embossed using a Papermania – Snowflake folder, I added some narrow white ribbon to it before attaching to the card front.  The coloured image has been matted onto the gold mirri and I added some tiny gems from JJD Cards all around the edge.  I stamped the sentiment from the club stamp set and used the open ended frame from the ‘Grand Word Perfect 2’ stamp set ref: 1803069a, when I put this stamp set together I wanted to be able to use longer pieces of text, so thought the open ended frame would be useful.

Project Club - November 2012 » Diamond Window «

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.

All stamps used are from Dimension Stamps visit their website for the full range www.dimensionstamps.com

For this card I used the window from the November Project Club stamp set ref: 2300061a. I stamped it in VersaFine – Onyx Black ink and heat embossed using ‘Disco Black’ embossing powder it’s from Stamp-N-Stuff, it’s one of those stash things I’ve had for ages lol. I do find this embossing powder a bit annoying but I do like the effect, even though I used an anti-static bag bits still fly all over the place so I get little black bits that have been heat embossed, I used a brush to tidy it up and did all the usual things but they still end up showing L I also used the Disco black on the stamped corners. On another piece of white card I stamped and embossed the window again but this time I cut out the square sections and layered them on top of the other window using some foam pads. Using another piece of white card I cut out the inner section of the squares and using one of the Cuttlebug folders from the ‘Love is in the Air’ set, embossed the four squares before adding some glitter using a Quickie Glue pen, than attached them to the layered window again with foam pads. For the flower I used the smallest stamp from the ‘Petal Passion’ stamp set ref: 2400065a, adding some more glitter before attaching to the card front, I also added some glitter to the shapes in each of the corners of the card front.