Monday, 17 December 2012

Class Card – December 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.

Well got another class this evening but thought I’d post now so you can see what we have been up to. The Santa card has been made using an SVG file on my cutting machine and it’s from SVGCuts.com and the collection is called ‘Christmas Open House’. I used the ‘Swirl Flourish’ stamp ref: 0606023a for the pattern on his hat, the ‘Snowflake Flourish’ ref: 0305018a for the pattern on his beard and moustache and the ‘Snowflake Background 2012’ ref: 0305019a for the trim on his hat and the pom pom. For the box I again used the ‘Snowflake Background 2012’ on all four side and in the top corners of the lid of the box, the tree is the ‘Starflake Tree’ ref: 2400054a.


 All stamps are from Dimension Stamps

Class Card – November 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.

For this month’s card I used the November Project Club stamp set from Dimension Stamps and it’s called ‘Warm Wishes’ reference number 2300038a, this set is now available to buy as the project club members have had a one month exclusivity on this set. The ‘Snowman’ ref: 0303047a was the month’s free stamp to class members and is also available on the website.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Butterfly Kisses

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

All stamps are from DimensionStamps 

For this card I used the ‘Flower Powered’ stamp set ref: 2400075a.  I punched the corners of the white card using a Woodware punch, I think it’s just called notches, and then I masked off the edge of the card using the notches as a guide, and stamped the flowers using the poesy stamp with VersaFine – Onyx Black and heat embossed with detail clear embossing powder.  Next I stamped the butterfly, and on another piece of white card I stamped it again using the VersaFine and heat embossed.  Using Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass I added the ink around the edge of the card making it a little darker at the top.  I coloured all the flowers and both butterflies in using Pro/Flex Markers and cut out the second butterfly, I cut off the tongue and the antenna as I already had them on the main image.  The pink and white background card has some swirls and stars on it, the stars looked a bit like the flowers and as I didn’t want too much of a background thought it would work quite well, so all I did was use the tumbled glass to ink around the edges of the card.  I originally scored the edges of my base card but after matt and layering everything it looked unfinished, never mind just carry on.  For the tag I used the Spellbinders – Back to Basics Tags and once I’d embossed it added some of the tumbles glass ink to the opening.  I used the ‘Word Perfect’ stamps ref: 1803160a for the sentiment and using the die drew around it on the pink and white card, cut it out and inked around the edges.  I added a little blue flower brad to the tag, but the card still looked unfinished so I used some blue peel offs to cover up the scored edges and also added them to the masked edges of the image.  I attached the tag to the card with foam pads and used silicone glue to attach the butterfly, bending the wing on the edge of the body first, adding the silicone glue just under the edge of the wing the give dimension.


Saturday, 15 December 2012

Love Me Mementos

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

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 This card has been made using the new ‘Flower Powered’ stamp set ref: 2400075a and the stamp I used is the Love Me Love Me Not stamp, I've been seeing quite a few stamped images with subtle colours so thought I’d do this card using just my Memento inks and pens.  The white arch card was left over from a previous project so wanted to use it up.  I put my stamp onto my Stamp and Stash plate and added some Cantaloupe from an ink pad then using my pens added some Rhubarb Stalk to the flower middles and some Cottage Ivy to the swirls and then before I stamped onto the white card I huffed the stamp.  I used Dandelion on the flower petals, Pear Tart on the swirls and Lady Bug in the middle of the flowers.  I went around the edge of the flowers with a Tea Green ProMarker and used Cool Grey 1 ProMarker to define the flowers.  On the red background card I used the Rhubarb Stalk ink pad to add the tips of the flowers all around the edge.  The grosgrain ribbon from RibbonBox has the golden yellow stitch through it so it matched really well.  To finish I used some red Dew Drops from Papermania in each of the corners.

Chillax

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

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This chaise lounge is from the ‘Francais Couture’ ref: 2400074a.  I first stamped the chaise lounge on some red fabric but once I’d sewn it decided it was too dark, so stamped it again this time on some lemon curtain fabric I have (I will get those curtains made one day lol) and used some black thread to stitch all around the stamped image (I used some black VersaCraft ink to stamp onto the fabric) using some padding at the back.  I didn’t have any proper wadding so used some foam from the boxes my husband gets his computer parts in, I just cut it to the depth I needed and stitched straight through it.  I add some little black seed beads to the back and sides of the chaise lounge.  Once all the sewing had been done I glued it onto some mount board with clear drying PVA glue.  I used a red card for all the matting, and the background paper is from Papermania, it’s been in my stash for ages.  I stamped the text background onto the stripe paper using some Distress Ink – Scattered Straw, just along the bottom section of the paper.  I used the bow stamp to make a border, I thought the card needed another colour so the blue really helped, I stamped the bow using VersaFine – Onyx Black and heat embossed using detail clear embossing powder and then coloured in using my Memento pens.  The corners are from Spellbinders – Frame One and I used the same blue card to matt the bow border.  The white strip along the bottom of the chaise lounge is a 3D Gel Border and is self adhesive but also removable.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Jason’s Birthday

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

This card was made for my nephew Jason.  I used the Papermania – Typography Stamp and used nice bright Pro/Flex Markers to colour.  I used the Stampin Up! pricking template to add the frame around the text and for the background I used the ‘Jazzy Prezzie’ stamp from Dimension Stamps reference number 0502047a, before stamping the prezzie I masked off all the text first.  I used a yellow ProMarker around the edge of the white card before using a fine liner pen to add the black line, then matted onto some blue card before adding to my white base card.  This was a very quick card, I think it may be wise to make some more similar and have them ready so I won’t be in so much of a rush next time I need a card.
Thanks for looking J

Lime Corset

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

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I used black for my base card and wanted to put an aperture in the middle using the Spellbinder – Label Seventeen die, I did it but haven’t really been successful in getting a perfect inside because the outline of the die is always visible.  I only have a Cuttlebug so I’m a little restricted to the size of card I can put through it L so I used the cut out label shape on the inside to cover the slight lines, I used the text stamp from the ‘Francais Couture’ ref: 2400074a, VersaMark and some detail clear embossing powder all over the shape before sticking it onto the inside of the card in line with the front aperture.  I used the VersaMark and the text stamp on the front of the black card heat embossing with the detail clear embossing powder.  I then attached some acetate over the aperture on the front of the card with some high tack double sided tape (red).  I had a look through my card stash and found some pearlescent green out of a multi-pack from Create and Craft and ran it though my M-Bossabilities folder – Hearts from Spellbinders, before using the label die to cut out the aperture, then fixed it to the front of the card.  I used the largest of the two dies to cut out the frame and added the text with VersaMark and heat embossed before attaching to the front of the card.  I wanted to use some Cosmic Shimmer Mist – Meadow Lush on a piece of white card but I didn’t want to have all the spray dots all over it, so I like to use the spray with a paint brush.  I always shake the bottle until all the mica has blended, pour some of the Cosmic Shimmer into a paint tray a bit at a time, so used the brush to apply the shimmer to my card.  Once completely dry I stamped both the front and back of the corset onto the now green card using VersaFine – Onyx Black and heat embossed using detail clear embossing powder.  Once cut out I stuck the corset pieces on either side of the acetate using silicone glue.  To finish I used some black gems from MeiFlower on the green embossed background and used some green gems from JJD Cards on the black background.


Girlie Pink

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

I thought a bit of paper piecing would look good while using one of the corset stamps from the ‘Francais Couture’ ref: 2400074a from Dimension Stamps, so I used a Tim Holtz paper pad called Vintage Shabby and it’s from the idea-ology range.  I cut the card diagonal and used both sides of the paper, the ledger side I left plain and the damask side I first dusted the paper with an anti-static bag and then stamped the French text using the Color Box pigment ink orchid from the Tulip Field ink stack and heat embossed using detail clear embossing powder.  I used the orchid ink to ink the edges of both the triangle pieces of paper but not down the diagonal edges.  I used some textured pink card from an A4 pad I got from Create and Craft for the matting, I attached the triangles before attaching to the white card front.  Using white stamping card I cut out a Spellbinders – Reverse Wonky Rectangles shape, and used drew around the same shape on the back of the pink textured card to cut out a matt.  I stamped the corset and the text (at the same time, just shaping the text next to the corset on the Stamp and Stash plate) with the orchid ink and heat embossed with detail clear embossing powder onto the white card and inked around the edge of the shape.  Onto another piece of white card I used the Spellbinders – Fancy Tags to cut out the tag and onto the back of the pink textured card I drew around the tag and cut out for the matt.  Onto this tag I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed, using double sided tape to attach it to the matt.  Onto an off cut piece of the Tim Holtz paper I stamped the corset and heat embossed before cutting out the panels for the corset on the white card, I attached them using clear drying PVA glue.  I also stamped a bow onto some white card, embossed and cut out to add to the front of the corset, basically to cover the panel tops so I didn’t have to be too careful with the cutting out in this area.  I have some pink pearls from MeiFlower in two different sizes so these worked really well, the smaller one down the front of the corset and on the sentiment and the larger ones in each of the corners.  I wasn’t happy with the finished card, I felt it needed something more so having a look through my dies I found the ‘Delicate Fern’ from Memory Box, it just needed the one so I tucked it under the sentiment and attached it with clear drying PVA glue.

Monday, 10 December 2012

November Project Club on YouTube

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


Thanks for looking J