Card Making – 8 Different designs – For Sandie

Hi everyone

This is really an unplanned post and these project  (there are lots of photos) arose from a recent comment on this blog from my lovely blogging friend Sandie.   I have used Nicecrane Designs products but this is not a dt post…if you know what I mean.

I had suggested, in a previous post, that one of Nicecrane Designs products* would work nicely with some of their other digi image and digi stamp products and general crafting.  My pal Sandie also bought this product so these are a few ideas I had for using this digi sheet.  These are especially for you Sandie.

Before we start on the marathon, I printed out 4 of these images to a page so the images are an A6 size and my cards are an A5 size. Oh, except for the first one! lol!

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I  roughly cut out a dress shape out of one of the little background images and embossed it a little.  I love these colours.  This is one of my favourites on the sheet.  I made my own  dress template  but if anyone is interested there are lots of free patterns on the web and links to them on Pinterest**.

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This is the same image but this time when I printed it I selected ” draft” as my finish.   I like the soft country cottage feel to this when it is printed out in draft.  I would have bought this digi sheet just for this one image.  Lovely morning glory.

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I cut out my butterfly using a sizzix die and then embossed it but you can easily cut out your butterfly shape*.  I threaded some beads onto some wire for his body and attached the wire on the underside of the butterfly.  The little antennae (had to look up how to spell that!!) are just cheap as chips, from the pound shop, berry pins for sewing.  I cut away half of the pin with wire clippers.

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This image was printed out as draft form and then I stamped the cranes onto the image keeping to the oriental theme.  This really is a lovely effect in real life.  I then embossed it.  I stamped my little “Welcome Back” sentiment onto white card for an embellishment.

Stamps used : Cranes and Sentiment – Kodomo Inc.

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This is the same image but printed out on the best setting.  Just slightly darker thats all.  All I have done on this card is sliced across the image and then just mounted the pieces onto white card leaving a smidgen of a gap (Oooo! Hi Barb…just in case you call in! lol!).  I then tied a ribbon around.  I stamped my sentiment and added it.

Stamps used:  Sentiment from the Messy Rabbit Collection – Joanna Sheen.

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These image shout out oriental to me.  I have embossed some of them, playing with them really, but you do not need to.  The images are gorgeous.   On this one, I stamped the  “Poem” onto my image and then just embossed it.

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I added some embellishments out of my stash.  The ribbon came out of the pound shop.

Stamps used:  Oriental text/poem – Stamp Addicts

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This is the same image as the previous card but this time printed out on best.  If you look closely at this one.  These images have a creased texture to them as well.  Just that little bit different.  The little glass self adhesive beads are from the pound shop.

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I used a Sizzix dies for butterfly and boarder.  The butterfly has been made in the same was as mentioned above.

Ok, half way there now.  Are you board Sandie?

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This is along the same lines as above but changing the colours slightly.  Just stamping on the image and then embossing it.  You dont need to use a die cutting machine and embossing folders.

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Just emboss a nice pattern on it by hand using an embossing tool or knitting needle and a e.  mat or some news papers or similar.  If you are using news papers put a piece of A4 copier paper on the top of the news papers so you dont get an ink transfer from the news paper to you image.

You know these are great to have if you want to make a really quick card or if you make them for charity or for the Church etc.  The beauty of them is that you can print on to what ever quality of card you want to.  These images would look amazing printed on to pearlescent card stock.

Stamps used:  text – Inkylicious

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Again just quick and simple.  I just stamped “Thank you on this one and mat and layered.  I have added this just to change the colours up a bit.  Lemon would probably go with the purple coloured ones.  Wil have to try that out.

Stamp used:  Text – Inkylicious.

*This is the Nicecrane Designs digi image sheet that I have used.

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These would also make great ATCs,  bases for tags, book marks.  If you print them out on A4 you can make small boxes or pillow boxes….perfect for favours.

The other thing I did think of but I have not tried it.  I have used stamps on these cards but I can’t see why you can not print out a sheet say, 4 x A6 size images.  Type up some sentiments of your own and then print them off on the pre-printed sheet of images.  Obviously they would need to be lined up.  Just an idea.  I have just re-read that.  Did it make sense?

**  I use die cuts and have used them on these cards but you really don’t need to.  There are plenty of free templates on the web and on Pinterest.  I have pinned quite a few recently.  If you click on the red pinterest button on the side bar you will see my boards.  If you go down…and down…and down!!! lol!  Look for Marie Antoinette and you will see a board called “Paper Crafting Templates”.  It is the board with a Paper shoe on it.  Click on there and there are some great links for you to get free downloads ie., templates for shoes, bags,  all sorts of things.

Just to Share:  Inkylicious have some fabulous sentiment and wording stamps.  They stamp really great but not to be used with staz-on.  I have no connection with Inkylicious I am just a happy customer.

Phew!!!! I think this has been the longest post I have done.  Sandie and anyone who calls in I hope you enjoyed your visit.

I will be back on Wednesday 31st July for the ATS&M challenge and again on Friday 2nd August with a couple more of the Ooo La La girls…had a bit of fun with those.  A couple of quirky ideas.

Tat tar for now.

Happy Crafting and have a fabulous weekend.

Florence x

7 comments

  1. Florence these are absolutely GORGEOUS! I couldn’t find a favorite, they are all so beautiful and unique.

    Blessings for a wonderful weekend,
    Marianne xo

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  2. oh my goodness Florence these are wonderful, I feel so blessed that you have made these to give me ideas-such an honour. I love what you have done. You won’t believe the ideas I now have floating around. I hadn’t thought of die cuts or template and love the stamping on these-I have idea for this already. Also to see the ones I haven’t printed off is great inspiration to print off the others. I also just thought of paper piecing these-I have an girly image of a girl shopping with lots of bags-these could be used to paper piece onto the bags…..oh no I am out all day today but rest assured over the next week I am getting playing. Wouldn’t these make a great set of notelets.
    I think my favourite is the card cut in slants-can I case this one?
    Thank you so much Florence x

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    • Hi Sandie. Really pleased you liked them. I had so much fun making these. Please feel free to case anything you wish. For me It is all about sharing ideas. The sliced paper one is a really old idea but I still like to do it from time to time. Have fun and enjoy the images.
      Hugs, Flo xx

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  3. These are absolutely delightful, Florence… beautifully conceived, designed and executed. What a lot of lovely ideas for using the papers and images. The embossing looks lovely.
    Alison x

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