Sunday, 22 July 2018

Christmas Mdf cabinet painted, stamped & embossed

Good evening everyone 

For the past few days I've been working on a small cabinet bought for a few quid.  I've never done this kind of thing before but wanted to give it a go. 
It was beautiful as it was but had to put my stamp on it

For the outside I used a combination of Sheenas sparkle pens with glycerine and water. 
I used stamps from Donna Ratcliff, Hunkydory and stencil from inspiration crafts.

I stamped and embossed with white embossing powder of snowflakes then painted all over the cabinet once dry. 
I used white acrylic and white gel pen for highlights and snow. 

I then stamped using Hunkydory Christmas for the love of stamp set and Donna ratcliffs fairy set. 

I painted the inside using red acrylic paint and then used Sara's snowflake die from crafters companion and Christmas bits from a variety of paper card kits. 

I love how it has turned out.  It will need a seal on it whuch I'll do in time. Think it will be lovely at Christmas with some battery operated tealight candles in.  

Took me a while but it was worth it. 
Got to love these sparkle pens. So many uses for them. 
If you want to have a look hop on over here:
Sparkle pens

Have a lovely evening and I hope you manage to get some sleep in this heat.


Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Elegant, for that special lady

Good afternoon all

Created a different shaped card today using Sue Wilson's creative expressions hexagon die.  There's so many possibilities and different varieties and style you can do with this die.  It is a large die and has at least 10 different dies in the set. It cuts really well even in my hand cranked machine lol.  
Sue Wilson's hexagon die set:
Sue Wilson hexagon die set

I used a heavyweight cardstock which I got from create and craft on an offer and reduced price. It's at least 280gsm and colours are black and white with silver and gold foiled patterns. Excellent quality and looks stunning when die cut too. 
You get card blanks, card stock , gems, twine and blank sentiment pieces plus more. 
Card making kit:
Luxury black and white card kit

The sentiment is from a Hunkydory stamp set and the flowers were from different sets of tattered lace dies. 
I stamped it on a blank sentiment shaped card base from the kit above

The gems were from fb marketplace for a pound, another fab bargain lol

I stuck another piece of die cut cardstock behind the card so it would stand up and open as a card

Quickest and easiest card I've done in a while but loved the result. 

Thanks and welcome to my new followers and I hope you all have a lovely evening 


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