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September 26, 2013
Well the America’s Cup is finally finished and unfortunately New Zealand did not win but congratulations to Oracle for pulling off an amazing win.
As promised in my last post here are some nautical themed cards that I have just completed. My son, James, is very keen on anything maritime and the Tommy Reflections range from Close to My Heart was perfect to make a card for his birthday next month. I have also got the Workshop on the Go (WOTG) kit to scrapbook the photos he took on his trip to Japan when he was 15 years old. He was really happy with this and I will try and post some photos of the layouts at another time.
For this set of cards I used only coordinating card stock from the basics colour palette, two colours of ink and two sets of stamps. The limited colour palette created a very harmonious and subdued look that I felt suited the masculine cards really well.
I was really pleased how I was able to create a band with the anchors and tiny flag border on the bottom card- it reminded me of nautical braiding from when I was young. I like to use a lot of edging, strips and borders in my cards, and by using stamps I was able to create the same effect with little effort. The little boats were easy to fussy cut and apply with some foam tape to give some more dimension to the cards.
I am really enjoying using the products and especially the stamps and inks. Because the stamps are clear it makes it so easy to position the image exactly where I want them. The inks are beautiful as well and leave a great impression on beautiful smooth cardstock. My cardmaking is definitely moving up another level with these products.
The materials I have used are:
Colonial White Cardstock
Desert Sand Cardstock
Outdoor Denim ink
Desert Sand ink (this is my go to ink to distress as it gives a lovely soft distressed look to my cards)
Stamp sets – Card Chatter – Birthday, Tommy Workshop on the Go (this stamp set is only available when you buy the WOTG
Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Paper Trimmer
Tombow tape runner
Non-stick Micro-Tip Scissors
Ruler – for positioning the anchor stamp
Score-Pal for scoring the lines of the cardstock
Masculine cards are so difficult to make at times but Close to My Heart have the men in your life covered so well. Even teenage boys are catered for and I will be looking at getting the tech themed stamps and papers to make some cards for teenagers. Watch this space…
Now I just have to decide what card to give to James and the rest will be for sale at Make Shift. I am sure he will love whatever I give him.
I hope you enjoy my latest offerings. My next post will be a cardmaking 101 for those new to cardmaking.
Have a great day and
November 23, 2020
Kia Ora Koutou Welcome back. Delicate Impressions Details We’re excited to introduce another Glimmer Hot Foil collection! The Delicate Impressions Collection has five sets of Glimmer Hot Foil Plates. The fifth set, Heart Melt Sentiments, has four unique phrases with matching dies. The other...
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November 19, 2020
Kia Ora Koutou Welcome back to my final post for today. For this card I have used the Arrows & Banners dies as a background to the gorgeous Lush Lilac collection from Heartfelt Creations. I love all the different shades of purples in the...
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Kia Ora Koutou Welcome back to my second post for today and I have another Thank You card for you – this time featuring the wonderful Wild Asters collection. They are so easy to make and the paper collection is just stunning. I have...
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