Tuesday, 17 May 2011


This week's CD Sunday Challenge is...Die Cutting
As I missed last weeks challenge (Oriental) I've made a card using both topics!

The main image and paper are from Joanna Sheen's Oriental Dreams.
The die cut is one of my new Cut-Outs...Corner Diamond 1. I cut it from black card, scanned the diamond part into computer and created a template from it. I then imported the CD image and placed the template ( making it a bit smaller) over it, adjusting the size until it 'looked right'.
The corners were put through a cuttlebug Eastern embossing folder. I then sponged the four corners with Glacier Blue Opalite ink and embossed with several layers of clear powder to create the lacquered effect. The pieces were layered over the paper and mounted on to the card.
Embellished with gems and pearls.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011


I decidied to try Sheena Douglass's Paint Fusion technique with my new Heartistic Dragonfly stamps.

I crackled the large Scalloped Circle Mountboard Cut-Out and stamped 3 of the dragonflies with grey ink.
Then painted the wings and bodies. The whole circle was sprayed with a glitter spray from Crafter's Companion.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011


We have a new mountboard shape in the Garden Pack of Cut-Outs...a large Watering Can.
Here's what it looks like decorated with a poppy from Sheen Douglass's set of Paint Fusion stamps.

The watering can was painted with 2 coats of black acrylic paint, stamped with Sheena's poppy stamp and leaves, and then painted using her Paint Fusion technique. A layer of Distress Crackle finished it off.