Card Making · Video

Video: Adding Subtle Glitter + Tips for Using an Intricate Stencil

Today, I have another video for you! Whenever I thought about using glitter, I always thought of the cards where there is a lot and, as a person who isn’t very “into” glitter, I kind of steered clear. However, after watching a video about using glitter on cards from Julia Altermann about a month ago, I realised that glitter, in the right place and amount, could look quite subtle and pretty.

Adding Subtle Glitter + Tips for Using an Intricate Stencil

Iā€™ve also learned that by using glossy accents to adhere the glitter, it grabs onto the glitter and once the excess is brushed away, the rest doesn’t budge as glossy accents is such a strong glue. And, because it dries 3D, along with the glitter, it helps add a little dimension to the card.

I’ll be entering this card into the following challenges: Addicted To Stamps “CAS“, Sasayaki Glitter “CAS“, Marvelous Magnolia “Flowers“, and Aurora Wings Challenge “Tic-Tac-Toe” [Thread, Yarn or String – Flowers – Sentiment].

Adding Subtle Glitter + Tips for Using an Intricate Stencil

Thanks for reading and I hope you’ll enjoy the video šŸ™‚

Emma x

Card Making · Video

Video: Embossing with Dies

Hello fellow crafters!

Today, I have exciting news! More exciting news – how on Earth do you cope šŸ˜‰ Today, I have published a video (my very first!)Ā on my YouTube channel! (Can you tell how excited I am from the sheer number of exclamation marks I’m using?) Anyway,Ā I have been thinking about doing a video before but been a bit hesitant (I’m not really keen on the sound of my voice – but is anyone?)

For todays card, I embossed the largest My favourite Things Pierced Rectangle die into an A6 Kraft card base with the Spellbinders embossing tan mat.Ā I think that this is a great way to add a little interest to a one layer card whilst keeping it clean and simple.

Embossing with Dies (2)

I then stamped the cupcake image from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Blueprints 1 set in Versa Fine Onyx Black ink, which did bleed slightly but I think that was down to the very textured card I used and the fact the image had very fine lines.Ā  I also stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Hero Arts Many Everyday MessagesĀ – this was once joined together, however, Emma’s scissors took a liking to them, so they can now be stacked!

Embossing with Dies (3)

I used coloured pencils to colour the image – the way I blended theĀ pencil is by simply adding layers of the colour beginning with the shadow and working my way to the highlight until I get a smooth gradient.

I’m also going to be entering this card into these challenges: Creative with Stamps “Manly/ Masculine Card“, StempelgartenĀ Challenge “A Card for a Man“, Catch the Bug “Masculine“, Craft for the Craic “Something Masculine“, Morgan’s Art World “Happy Birthday“, QKR Stampede “One for the Guys” and Craft Rocket Challenges “For a Man or Boy“.

Take a look at the video and let me know what you think (obviously, only if you’d like to šŸ˜‰ )

Emma x

Card Making · Moving Along With The Times

Colouring a Stamped Image with Inks

A hearty hello to you fellow crafters! I am very excited today as this is my first card created as a Design Team Member for Moving Along With The Times! The theme for this fortnight is “Man or Boy”, if you’d like to participate, head over to the challenge blog and add your card before… Continue reading Colouring a Stamped Image with Inks