Saturday, 3 December 2016

Shadow Trellis Adornment Card


Hi crafters!  Here is one for those of you who prefer a less floral embellished card.  Remove the very small flowers and you have a design suitable for the masculine themed cards you need to make as well!  The scalloped trellis gives you such a versatile base!

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Rolfi!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card.



















 The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Friday, 2 December 2016

Christmas Double Days

Hi crafters!  I have a shadow box card for you up first today.  I started by cutting the Christmas Shadow Box out of vintage silver card.  I added mounting foam to raise it and create all the cubby hole areas.  I embossed a piece of coconut white card with the Twinkle Twinkle embossing folder and added it to the back to show through the boxes.  I added a row of silver and gold ornaments to the top section.  I cut the Rustic Twig Wreath out of gold card and glued it in the largest area slightly off set then added my die cut sentiment in silver over it.  I cut the tree in gold and decided to mount it up over the long thin section on foam.  I added small gold and silver ornaments to it.  I cut a wide frame using the Stitched Lattice Frames out of white card covered with a self adhesive sticky sheet.  I peeled the backing paper off and coated it with Iced Snow for a frosty feel.  I completed the card with white mats and thin gold and silver ones in between.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.







The second card was a bit of a lark as I finished the card above, I noticed that the fallaway pieces sort of looked like they ,might make a nice door!  I embossed the background using the Wild Poinsettia embossing folder to give it some texture.  Next I used the fallaway bits from the Shadow box die, but cut it several more times to get a few more bits to stack up so it looked like a door with panels to it.  I cut the Rustic Twig Wreath for the top of the door and added a small holly to it (from the Shadow Box die).  I added a sentiment to the bottom part of the door (it is still a card afterall!  LOL).  I cut one of the ornaments from the shadow box and nipped off the top to use as a doorknob.  The card was completed with white and vintage gold mats for a very clean and simple look.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4"  x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Baby Shadow Box Card




Hello bloggers!  Today's video just shows off the Baby Shadow Box die set and some of the fun things you can do with it!  Don't forget you can mix and match the different Shadow Box die elements and accessory sets too.










The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x




















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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

 Hi bloggers!  I originally did this card in a black and white theme, but decided to demo it in a red and white theme.  I am glad I did as I really like the way it turned out.  It will be today's offering for the Wednesday Card Giveaway so if you would like a chance to win it, just leave a comment and you will be entered into the drawing for it.  I started with a piece of ruby card and used the Illusion mask taped to it.  I spread the Berry Red Sparkle Texture Paste through the mask with a palette knife.  After carefully removing the tape and mask, I set it aside to dry over night.  Once dry, I cut it into three panels based on the design and added mounting foam to the back to raise them over a piece of coconut white card.    I cut several poinsettias out of vellum using the Poinsettia Additions and added them in a cluster in the lower left corner.  I embellished them with Holly Branches, Berry Sprigs and Pine Twigs cut out of coconut white card.  I added small black Dazzlers to the centres on the larger poinsettias and a black pearl to the smaller ones.  I cut my sentiment several times from the Ornate Holly Framed Peace die and stacked them for dimension.  I used the oval from the set to create a frame for the sentiment, which I seated on red card.  I added a small poinsettia on the rim of the frame as an accent.  The card was completed with white and red mats.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x






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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Diagonal Tri Gemini Border Card


Hi crafters!  The triple Gemini dies give you so many options for adding beautiful elements to your cards and projects.  Today's video shows you how to add a diagonal border using the Cepheus Triple Gemini die set.















The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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