Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Magical Mermaid

This Monday I received my order from the Stampin Up Annual Catalogue.  Very exciting, I managed to restrain myself and only brought three stamp sets.  I wanted to share this card as its so simple and really pretty.

I started by cutting some card stock to fit the front of a normal sized card, using Marina Mist and Pool Party card stock.  I stamped the mermaid and the sentiment in black archival ink.  So far very simple!  I then coloured the mermaids tail using my Stampin Up markers, I used pinks for one and blues and greens for the other.  Still easy peasy.  When ink is dry go over the whole tail with a Versamarker, like a ink pad but in a pen version.  I then covered the versamarked tail in bonding powder.  When the bonding powder is heated with your heat gun it gets sticky enough for you to sprinke your Dazzling Diamond glitter all over tail.  Tap the glitter off and again zap with your heat gun.  Your sprarkly, glittery, simple card only needs sticking to a card base.  Great card for young and older girls.

I have also made a Youtube video for this card, it should be on in a couple of days.  Just type in Linda Handford, there are a few other videos already there to watch.

Hope you enjoy making this card.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

60th Birthday Card and Wine Bottle Tag

My husbands boss turns 60 today, husband asked me to make him a card and actually gave me a few days notice, normally I get a day's notice!

I used the sadly retired set Here's to cheers die and stamp set.  The numbers were cut using the Large Numbers Framelits, and the squares were cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits, which are both available in the new catalogue.  Hope you like it.