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Thursday, 15 February 2018

Chinese New Year Tag

Today I have my weekly DT post for papermilldirect, an oriental themed tag to celebrate the Chinese lunar new year, the year of the dog.

My tag was cut from white linen card, coloured with rich red distress inks,  stamped with Chinese lanterns in gold ink,  some of which were heat embossed in gold.   A full moon and images from a travel stamp featuring sights of China were stamped in black ink before matting the tag onto a slightly larger black tag.  The tag was finished with a greeting, Chinese coin and a tassel.

The New Year greeting was printed on a laser printer and foiled, layered onto red and black card and attached to the tag.  Details of materials used can be found over on the papermilldirect blog.

The fortune cookies in the main photograph were fun things to make too, they were made from white linen card printed with lanterns, symbols and wordings relating to the Chinese New Year. 

Sylv xx

Friday, 9 February 2018

Black, White And Buff Star Cards For The Boys

Hello friends, followers and family.  Today I have a tutorial over on the papermilldirect blog using dies to create backgrounds for male cards.

I love using my mixed media dies in cardmaking and love black, buff and white for male cards.  Pop over to my papermilldirect blog tutorial for details and materials used to create these two male cards.

I used my Silhouette to cut out the word star on the above card but there are many sentiment dies which will work just as well.  I used die cut and stamped sentiments on the card below.  

Sylv xx

Saturday, 27 January 2018

I Love You Valentine Card

Hello friends, followers and passers by.  I have a CAS  valentine card for you this weekend using white linen card, a digital sentiment and flicked ink.

I like to get in front with my cardmaking whenever possible and have been making one or two birthday cards for friends and family this week, as well as this clean and simple Valentine card for my other half.


The love sentiment was printed onto papermilldirect white linen card, two small hearts were die cut and coloured with distress ink then stamped over in black ink with a free stamp (daisy with words), these were then edged with gold foil.  Using a rectangle die I cut out the sentiment panel, masked off the sentiment and flicked gold, red and black ink over it and added three sequins.   I cut out a larger panel, glued the love panel to it then fastened this to a card blank with 3d sticky pads.

Sylv xx