June 16, 2012

Totally Wicked Boots!

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These boots are wicked!

I made this card especially for mum – “Just Because” (she’s wonderful!). She loves boots of all kinds and has a particularly wicked pair of Victorian style boots which made me think of her when I saw this image.

Would you believe it if I told you that this is another Napkin card? Yes! *I Know!!!!* Totally awesome.

Wicked Boots!

This design of napkin was given to me by a craft friend, Jenni to try out. I’m loving them!! This one has four boot/shoe designs on the ONE napkin so you can get four different cards from the ONE napkin!!! *I know!!!*

Again, the napkin is separated down to the thinnest top layer, glued onto thin cardstock and then made into a card. I used a second napkin of the same design and cut around the boot to raise it on Dimensionals. I added embellishments of a puffy flower, Trinket Key and Crown, Ribbon and some Designer Series Paper (Newsprint from last year).

Wicked Boot, puffy flower.

My daughter (11) was horrified that I was using such pretty trinkets (the key and crown) on a card! She thought they were too special to give away – hhhmmmmm, sounds like me a little bit. I do have a bad habit of not wanting to give away the special embellishments (because they’re just so damn CUTE!!!), but I’m getting better at letting them go. *sniff*.

The puffy flower is made by punching and layering 6 scallop circles on top of each other, securing with a brad and then scrunching five of the scallops tightly. Gently open up a few layers until you’re happy with the result.

Thanks for visiting.

X Julia

June 15, 2012

Now for something a little bit different…

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , , , , at 9:06 am by bejewelledcreations

Here’s a card I made simply for fun – well, I make all my cards for FUN but this is one that I won’t be showing in workshops or demonstrations. A lovely couple of ladies (*waves to Linda and Jenni*) from a group that I’ve done a couple of workshops for have used napkins to make cards. Yes, NAPKINS!!! Seriously, these ladies make the most beautiful cards! I simply *had* to give one a try….. or two or three or four.

Napkin card. Yes, I *know!*

All the work is done for you – on the printing of the napkin. All I did was peel apart the layers of the napkin until I had the top-most layer with the design on it, then I adhered it to a piece of cardstock with my Anywhere Glue Stick and gently rubbed over the napkin to get any crinkles out. To be honest, if you have a crinkle or two it actually adds to the aged look of the card. I glued another napkin to another piece of cardstock (I used confetti white) and cut around the flowers to adhere up on dimensionals. I finished the card off with a bit of Kindy Glitz, Rose Red Seam Binding ribbon, a bit of Bling and a puffy flower made from an old dress-making pattern that I no longer needed.

Sewing Pattern Puffy Flower

These cards are fun to make and feel really nice – almost like fabric. It’s hard to believe it was ever a napkin!

I made some others from napkins with SHOES on them!! Yes, Shoes!!! I know!!!!

I’ll post them soon.

Thanks for visiting.

XX Julia.

June 14, 2012

Shabby Chic card with scroll.

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , , , at 10:00 am by bejewelledcreations

I sat up late last night as my husband was out at a  fire-call and I made this card – which is unusual for me to make anything at night! Normally I prefer to do my making during the day when the wee ones are at school, and even when hubby is at his training Wednesday nights I still don’t feel in the mood for creativity. I just don’t feel the Mojo at night for card-making! However, this is what I created and I was quite pleased with the result. I really love the scroll sentiment; it just works, you know?!

I cheated a little bit last night as I’d already stamped and watercoloured the flowers a few days ago – it was just sitting there waiting to be made into something wonderful (we all have thoughts of grandeur, don’t we?)

Images © 1990-2012 Stampin’ Up! ®

I don’t normally go for girly-girl cards, but I rather do like this one. I stamped the floral image from Apothecary Art with black Staz-On and watercoloured it with my Aqua painter and ink from Old Olive, Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose ink pads. If you like the embossed background, I used the Brayer to cover the embossing folder with Crumb Cake ink before embossing the cardstock. It gives it that little bit more depth.

Images © 1990-2012 Stampin’ Up! ®

Stamps: Apothecary Art

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, Confetti Cream, Watercolour Paper

Inks: Staz-On (black), Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Crumb Cake

Other: Big Shot, Finial Press embossing folder, Brayer, Framelits labels collection, First Edition Specialty Paper, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Basic Jewels Pearls, Aqua Painter,  Stampin’ Dimensionals,  Sponges.

June 8, 2012

Keep the Faith

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , , , , at 9:00 am by bejewelledcreations

This card is made with a beautiful set called “Faith in Nature”. It’s available to Hostesses only in the current 2011-2012 Catalogue. I really love the line art and it’s a joy to colour. The pear is stamped on watercolour paper with black Staz-On and coloured with an Aqua Painter and ink from an inkpad. I don’t think you’ll be able to see it in the photo, but I also used my Aqua Painter to pick up some Shimmer Paint (Champagne Mist) and painted it over the coloured area. You’ll love the effect if you do it yourself.

Images © 1990-2012 Stampin’ Up! ®

To get the scallop oval border I simply cut a strip of cardstock and punched it with the scallop edge border punch, then ran it through the Crimper. It was then easy to push it into a curve and glue it behind the oval. (I hid the messy join behind the rolled flowers.)

The sentiment that comes with the set is significant and appropriate to me right now. It’s a timely reminder to be strong and know that things will get better.

Keep your faith in beautiful things;

in the

sun when it is hidden, in the spring

when it is gone.

~ ROY R. GILSON

Stamps:  Faith in Nature, French Foliage

Cardstock: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Watercolour Paper

Inks: Black Staz-On, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Soft Suede

Other:  Big Shot, Oval Original Die, Scallop Edge Border Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle punch, 1″ Circle punch,

Antique Brad, Chantilly Crochet Trim, Spritzer

Thankyou for visiting.

XX Julia.