Just popping in to update you on a little experiment I carried out last night, and the reason for the experiment was Darsie Bruno. She is a very inspiring crafter and has given me so many ideas when I have those ‘blank’ periods and last night I had previously seen a video of a pop up box that lays flat to post, so I thought I would give it a try, and I am mighty pleased with the first attempt.
- DIES – SB Shapeabilities Scalloped Pop Up Box & SB D-Lites Blooms Four, HC Majestic Blooms, Cart-Us Butterflies, Tonic Royal Fern
- INKS – Mustard Seed, Aged Mahogany, Faded Jeans, Broken China, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Chipped Sapphire, Picked Raspberry & Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks.
- Tool box basics
Cut and emboss 4 no box sides, 1 large decorative edge, 3 no small decorative edge & 3 strips. Burnish all the edges except one of the sides, as this will be the back of the box. In order to show you much better than I how to put this together, view Darsie’s video tutorial.
To make the flowers I simply cut out 5 different sizes of flowers and coloured as I wished and using the Royal Fern as leaves to fill the area and make it look full.
It really is a cheerful little array of flowers, and I have someone in mind of who to send to. I also know they will love it!
I was surprised how easy and quick this was to put together and probably the most time consuming bit, was making the flowers, but I really enjoy that anyway.
Well, as I said only a quick little pop in today.
Hope you have a lovely crafty evening!
Today I would like to share and tell about a lovely card I made for a great guy, and also about a great stamp company, Visible Image, that is British and sells beautiful quality stamps. I got to meet them at Ally Pally and they are wonderful creative people, and their stamps are great to use. Good solid quality, and the stamped images are brilliant. When I was really little I use to love to draw abstract art and that continued well into my twenties until I became a Mum and I had no time. When I stumbled across this web site looking for Splats & Splodges, I was amazed at how different the stamps were.
So I purchased some stamps and now want to own them all! I post previously about some notelets I made. Today I wanted to share this card, which I adore, even if I say so myself, and the recipient liked too!
It was fun and simple to make and looks so vibrant and happy.
Visible Image are looking for DT at the moment, check out their blog!
I wished I was good enough to even half go for it, but I still have alot to learn.
Well folks, that’s it for now. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and carry on crafting! 🙂
Just a quick drop in to show you how wonderful the Honey Doo stamps are!
I got hooked from the minute I started stamping with a stamp purchased whilst I was at Ally Pally, ‘Butterfly Border‘ and (much to my bank managers distress) I purchased more and they arrived today! You have never seen me move so fast after getting in from work! 🙂
One of the best things about these stamps other than the quality and the intricate stamp image is the ease there is to cut things out and make them 3D. As you can see above I stamped on acetate with Versafine and then after waiting a little bit for it to dry, cut out just the butterflies and then glued to their matching imagine. I then coloured with Spectrum Noir and glittered using stickles. Stunning result!
Today was the beautiful Butterfly Mountain stamp and when I saw it, I thought ‘Simplicity’, and I hope I have achieved that!
This took less than 30 minutes to make
Well that’s it folks, like I said, a little blog just to share something beautiful.