Saturday, May 23, 2015

Fancy Fold Cards

Hello crafters! Jo back again to share today.  Thanks for popping by.
Today I have a couple more cards to share with you.  Yep I have kind of gone a little card crazy the last few weeks.  These cards are a little different in that they are fancy folded cards.
I have used the 6 x 6 Vintage Rose pad for my cards with some of the new dies

Here is a close up of my first card.  Kind of like an easel card but it has the ends cut off.  You will see from the template below how I have made this card.

I have used my favourite Anastasia Set from the Frames n Frills collection for the doily and also the decorative strips down the side panels.  I then layered another piece of patterned paper cut with my circle nesting dies.  Then I added the super cute Honeypot die from the Background savy dies.  On top of this I then put my finishing touches.  I made some flowers using the Sharp Flower die from the Kalini collection.  I cut about 4 of each and just laid them on top of each other.  Poked a Cyad Leaf at the top and my card is done!
Below is a picture tutorial on how I made the card base if your interested in having a go

Cut your card base at  22cm x 14 cm
and score and fold in half
Next cut 4cm of each side of the top of your card.
Then with the little piece that is left in the middle fold it in half and that is the part that you will attach your doily on.

Here is a closer look at my second card.  This is a tent card. 

The little butterflies (Edith and Baby die) are attached by a piece of fishing wire.  I have added a little sparkle using some Glitzin Glamour.  The flower patch is another from the Frames N Frills collection called Elissa Set.
Below is a template to help you make your card base.

 Hope I have inspired you all in some small way :)
Until next time


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Monday, May 4, 2015

Cards with Hearts Ease Embossing Folders

Hello it's Jo back again with a couple of cards using the lovely new embossing folders from the Hearts Ease collection and some dies from the Everyday Essentials collection.
The embossing folders I am using today are the Tied Together folder and the Hearts Ease Frame folder.  Both lovely folders!

I wanted these cards to have a little more depth than just the embossing so here is what I did.
I very gently swiped the raised side of the embossing folder with an inkpad.  My choice of inkpad for this is the Archival black ink pad.  The reason for that is it is actually quite a hard pad so it tends to just hit the spots you need without it smudging into the other crevices  Then run it through your machine.
Once inked up run it through your machine and you will be left with almost a stamped look.  The ink has been transferred to the de-bossed side.  I did this on two pieces of cardstock.
The second piece I cut just a bit smaller but I cut it so it matched the patterned underneath.  Kind of tricks the eye.  I then matted them on some lilac glitter cardstock and stuck them on top of each other.

 Next I grabbed a bunch of dies to complete the front of my card.  I used pretty little doily from the Frames N Frills set called Anastasia and the Mandshurica Die from the new Hearts Ease collection.
The flower and leaves are from the Everyday collection.  Whimsy Flower and Cycad Fern.
And here is the end result!
Here is a close up of my other card I made using the same inking technique.  I cut the middle out of the embossed frame and matted it on some green glitter cardstock this time for some extra sparkle.
I have embellished my card with the lovely Edith and Baby die from the Everyday Essentials collection along with a heart from the nesting dies.

I love the colour combo of these cards and how just using a few supplies you have a couple of lovely cards.
Thanks so much for popping by and all your lovely comments.  Until next time
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