Thursday, 22 August 2013

Colour Changing Card and a New LOTV Blog Hop

Hello!

Hope everyone's alright? We've had a few very hectic days at LOTV this week getting everything packed and ready for our Dawny's appearance on Create and Craft next week! It's very exciting and we're sure she's going to be brilliant!

We also have a fantastic blog hop over on the Ideas to Inspire blog where you can win all 20 of the new Christmas stamps released this Sunday at midday.

I thought I'd share a card I made a little while ago with the Santa stamp from our last launch, and it's based on a Christmas card my Mum has kept since we were little that changed from black and white to colour when you pulled the tab. I used to think it was magic when I was five and I still love it! =D

This is the first time I've tried to make one of these so I kept it quite simple just to see if I could get it to work. I'm really pleased with the way it's come out and it wasn't too difficult to figure out how to do it.


I tried to stamp and heat emboss it to start with but the acetate went all wibbly even though it was heat-proof so I stamped it on to printable acetate and it worked much better but there are a couple of patches where the acetate hasn't held the ink properly.


Here you can see the difference between the black and white and coloured images and I'm rather pleased that I managed to stick the acetate down so that it matched up perfectly with the image underneath! =)


I can't remember the colours I used because it was quite a while ago, sorry. =/
I used Lili of the Valley papers from the Classic Christmas pad and distressed around all of the edges with Memento Cocoa ink. I used new Joy! Crafts Ice Crystals 1 and 2 for the top snowflake and the Ice Crystals Border for the bottom which I trimmed down and overlapped. I distressed them all with Memento Cocoa ink as well.
I used Spellbinders Standard Rectangles Large for the aperture and Standard Circles Small for the tab cut tout at the top.

I really enjoyed doing this so I'm sure I'll definitely be doing one of these again!

Hope you like it!

Erica

=)

Monday, 19 August 2013

Tiddly Inks 3rd Birthday Challenge

Hello!

Quick post tonight for the latest challenge over at Tiddly Inks as I'm catching up with Supernatural at the moment, my favourite TV programme, it's absolutely brilliant, and I'm halfway through Season 5 and I've just been crying with laughter at one of the episodes! =)

Anywho the challenge at TI is is to create anything with a birthday theme to celebrate their 3rd birthday! Happy Birthday Tiddly Inks! =)

So here's the card I made:

I've used Tiddly Inks ridiculously cute digi stamps For the Birds and coloured them in Caramel, Cool Grey 1, Cornflower, Ivory, Lime Zest, Putty, Sandstone, Tulip Yellow and Warm Grey 4 Promarkers to match the papers which are all from the Up, Up and Away pad from First Edition. I also outlined the birds, the edge of the image and the edge of the sentiment in Cornflower blue.

 I hand wrote the 'P-A-R-T-Y-!' letters onto the signs and cut the layers with Spellbinders Classic Scallop Rectangles Large.

 The sentiment is from Set 25 Handwritten Phrases from Lili of the Valley. The flower is from the Spellbinders Bauble Blossom One set and is also made with the Up, Up and Away papers.

The two banners are made with papers from the same pad and cut out with the La-La Land Heart Banner die which is so gorgeous, it goes with just about anything.

Anwho, back to Supernatural and the Winchester boys!

Hope you like the card!

Erica

=)