Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Book Card

My card today uses the Brand New Presscuts Book Card die set. I love to use unusual card shapes but often the fussy measuring and cutting puts me off to make them once I get round to it, so I was delighted to see this new die set with all the hard work already done for me.

You need and A4 die cutting machine and I have used 3 sheets of card. One for the base card and inner mats and then two in Milk foundation card for the front cover and the inner card

For the background design, I have used the Phill Martin Grunge dots stencil and sponge through with Distress inks in Victorian Velvet and Antique Linen

I have continued the design inside as well, with another sentiment from Woodware as the verse leaving a blank panel for writing on too.

All items available on the website www.maximumcrafts.com 

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Indonesian Collection Borders and Corners

Items used on todays card

  • Indonesian Collection Border and Corners die set
  • Indonesian Collection Sumatra die set
  • Indonesian Collection Java die set
  • Rope Chain Embossing Folder
  • Stick Pin elements
  • Satin Ribbon
  • Always and Forever Pearl and Diamente Circle charms
  • Foundation cardstock - Coconut White, Mauve, Lilac

The Border and Corners die set is so versatile and I have made a second example today using just the inner die of the Border set to show you how different this can look.

Items used on this card
  • Indonesian Collection Borders and Corners
  • Peony Diamond
  • Foundation cardstock Bright White and Aqua

All items used today available on www.maximumcrafts.com 

Sunday, 15 January 2017

A pair of butterflies

Colour makes such a difference to the world, it would be a very dull place if everything was in black and white wouldnt it. So why not ring the changes with your card making and choose different colours than you normally would. As a good start, two different shades of the same colour, one light and one dark is a really simple way to get great effects.

I have used the Butterfly frame die here in Amethyst and Mauve. I cut the main frame from the Mauve cardstock and matted with the darker Amethyst. Crystal strips have been cut in half and put around the outside edge. Then single crystal embellishments on the butterflies. The centre piece has been turned 90 degrees to give a different slant.
 Same die set, different colours, this time Aqua and Teal with the die cut from Bright White cardstock. A much more subtle look and I have used pearls instead of crystals and straightened the sentiment section. Unfortunately the subject is a sympathy card for a dear neighbour who lost her battle this week, it just wouldnt have worked for me in the brighter colours but I think it does in this colourway.

The beauty of Sue Wilson die sets is that they match so perfectly and you can see that I have used the Double Pierced Square die sets to give the pierced outer edges.

If you would like to buy the Butterfly Frame die set, it is on special offer here

Sunday, 8 January 2017

How to make a 3D flower with Orange Blossom dies

Autumn Leaf Special

Todays card is a first for me. The first card that measures 12" x 6" that I have ever attempted and I am really pleased with the results.
I have used Foundation Card Stock in Deep Cocoa, Chestnut and Coconut White. White Vellum and Gold Mirri card plus some Cosmic Shimmer Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder.
Dies used today were:
Autumn Leaf Trio
Swirly Leaf Trio
Striped Nasturiums
Stitched Flags
Family Tree (for leaves)
Trailing Ivy embossing folder

Todays special offer is available here which is BOTH Autumn Leaf Trio and the matching Swirly Leaf Trio die sets for only £20.

Sunset in Africa

Sunset In Africa I really enjoyed making this card, its so different and yet quite simple to achieve with the combination of the ...