Archive for ‘Hand-stamped’

September 24, 2022

Christmas pop-up card

Hello and welcome.

I’m really happy to be joining the lovely ladies for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge this week, where Rosi has challenged us to make a pop-up card.

I watched a fab tutorial by Sam on Youtube the other day and was inspired to make my own version…

I used papers from my Prima Christmas paper pad and some thick whisper white card from Stampin Up to make this fun design which has a hexagonal base.

I cut nested circles with dies by Claritystamp, and added a Christmas sled die cut by Sizzix as the focal point, cut from white, pink and silver card.  I did a little inking around the poinsettia to add shading. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set by Stampin Up.

This card folds flat and fits beautifully into a 6″ square envelope, and has a clever spring underneath so it pops up into shape as the recipient takes it out of the envelope.

This card was super easy to do and I loved how it turned out.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join in the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown – we’d love to see what you make.

Enjoy your weekend

February 26, 2022

Paper piecing with Julie Nutting prima doll

Hello and welcome.

The wonderful challenge set for us this week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, is to use paper piecing.  I’ve tried this technique a few times in the past and loved the results, but looking at my stamp collection, I have very few stamp sets that lend themselves to this.  So, I took out my much loved and used Julie Nutting prima doll, Mindy, and had fun dressing her up for Christmas…

As this is a tall stamp, it suited being used on a DL size card base. This is usually a great opportunity to use up all your paper scraps, but this time I treated myself to a new (to me) Christmas paper pad by Prima instead, as it has lots of small patterns, ideal for paper piecing small images. It’s a little difficult to see in the photos, but you may just about be able to see Santa on her skirt…

I stamped the doll onto neutral typeface scrapbook paper by Stampin Up, and coloured her using Derwent watercolour pencils from the hair and skin tones pack, blended with a water brush.  Her hair was stamped onto Prima Julie Nutting neutrals paper, and shading added with watercolour pencils.

The pompoms on her shoes were fussy cut from one of the Prima Christmas papers, and the tag from one of the tag sheets in the set.  I added a layer of pink pirouette cardstock to the card base, and layered the snowflake paper on top, tearing the bottom edge to add a little interest.  I added various snowflake die cuts in shimmer white card by Stampin Up, and the Tim Holtz sprigs in silver card by Sizzix.

To finish, I added two washi tapes in silver and a sprinkling of rhinestones for sparkle.

You can see my previous paper piecing projects here Take a Sip, Meet Mindy, and Paper piecing

I hope you’ve been inspired to join us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week – we’d love to see what you create.

Enjoy your weekend

 

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