No-line pencil colouring (DT Verity)

-Hi there, it is Design team member Verity from Pretty Little Button. I have a lovely one-layered card for you today. I’m not usually known for one layered card, just because I love plenty of dimension to my cards. However, I loved colouring this in and felt it didn’t need anything more to it as the colouring had plenty of depth to it itself!

No-line pencil colouring Card overview:

To start off, trim down a piece of craft card to 1/4″ smaller than an A2 card. Select a few floral stamps and arrange into one corner of the panel – the stamps used here are from the Altenew Floral Frame stamp set. Using a watermark ink like versamark, stamp these images onto the card panel. You could mask the florals if you find this easier, but as I was going to colour this in, I didn’t worry about lines/stamps overlapping as this would be covered up.

Using a selection of pencils, colour in the image adding different shades to create depth and dimension. The pencils I used for this card were a selection of Polychromos. I used a white pencil for the highlight areas. Stamp and emboss a sentiment in white embossing powder and finish off with a few Tonic Nuvo drops in colour corresponding shades.

Finishing the card off:

To finish this card off I added a funny sentiment from the Narky Finishing Sentiments stamp set. The sentiment ‘This card was made by someone trying to raise pennies to fund their crafting addiction!’ can fit so many crafts and is the perfect addition to add to the back of your cards!

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Masked Embossed resist – Sealed with a Kiss (DT Verity)

Hi there, it is Design team member Verity from Pretty Little Button. I am very excited today, you are all part of my next adventure in crafting…..venturing on to Youtube! For today’s card, I  choose to use the Sealed with a Kiss stamp set on the front of the card by creating a masked emboss resist card. I love the pop of colour the inking gives and how the sentiments from the stamp set really stand out. So, less writing from me today, and instead watch and see how these cards came together!

Masked Embossed resist – Sealed with a Kiss Card overview:

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Sealed with a Kiss: Happy Birthday! (DT Verity)

Hi there, it is Design team member Verity from Pretty Little Button. I do love to make a clean and simple card, and I have another one for you today. Of course, I used a stamp from Chunky Monkey Crafts to finish the card off. This is from another stamp set called ‘Sealed with a Kiss’ and this retails at £6.99 for this A6 stamp set. Again, for today’s card, I created a Happy Birthday card, which I aimed for a more masculine/unisex style. I needed to make my dad a card, and thought this would be great!

Sealed with a Kiss Card overview:

To start off, heat emboss a striped pattern onto grey cardstock – the stamp used was from Concord & 9th ‘Hooray’ set. Trim this down and round off the edges. Apply silver Tonic Nuvo Embellishment mousse with a palette knife to a Kraft card panel and allow to dry.

Mount the card panel onto a white card base with a small border. Foam mount the heat embossed panel onto the card, offset from the embellishment mousse. Die cut a sentiment several times and layer up – this is the ‘Happy’ die from Lawn Fawn. Stamp and emboss a secondary sentiment onto a piece of white card and trim down to size. Adhere the sentiments onto the card and add white Tonic Nuvo drops as embellishments.

Finishing the card off:

As I mentioned I used a stamp from the ‘Sealed with a Kiss’ set from Chunky Monkey Crafts. I added one to the back of the card beneath my logo sticker and felt this sentiment was very apt as well my cards are made with love. In addition, I also added a sentiment to the back of the envelope and loved how this turned out!

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Until next week,

 

      

Sequin Mix: Icicle – Happy Birthday! (DT: Verity)

Hi there, it is Design team member Verity from Pretty Little Button. I have a lovely clean and simple card to show you today where I used a fabulous sequin mix sold by Chunk Monkey Crafts.- Icicle It has a variety of shapes and sizes which add a touch of elegance to any card. I love the whites and silvers of this mix, so make sure you head over to her Etsy shop and pick a bag up!

Icicle Sequin Mix Card overview:

To start, ink blend with a soft bristle brush in a colour of your choosing in one corner of the card – I used Peacock feathers distress oxide for this card. Add a few splatters of water and soak up with a paper towel for added texture.

Layer and foam mount several die-cut circle frames and position over this area. Die cut a sentiment several times out of white card and layer for dimension – mount this onto the card. Stamp a secondary sentiment and position underneath.

Applying the sequins:

Once the whole panel is matted onto a card base, it is time to embellish with sequins. I choose to position my sequins in three clusters on the card. Two around the sentiment and one cluster up in the top left corner. It is more aesthetically pleasing if you vary the size of the sequins in a cluster and their position. This sequin mix is perfect for this as it contains sequins of several different sizes. Adhere these down with glue and allow to dry to ensure the sequins stay put.

Finishing the card off:

I finished this card off with a sentiment from the ‘Narky Sentiments’ stamp set – ‘Shop handmade’. These are a fabulous set to help finish your cards and envelopes off!

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Narky Sentiments & Background Die Bits!

Have you seen the new stamps I’ve been using on the backs of my cards?

They’re these great stamps by Chunky Monkey Crafts that are specially designed to go on the backs of cards. They have messages for all kinds of cards; funny ones, sweet ones and practical ones too!

These are a great staple for card makers, they finish off cards just perfectly in my opinion!

Before I had these I was combing through my stamp sets every time I finished a card in search of something that might do to put on the back. But now it’s a doddle cause they’re all in one place!

The set I’ve got is called Snarky Sentiments 1. It’s a set of 13 high quality clear photopolymer stamps that can be mixed and matched. It’s designed for the backs of cards but some you could use on the front of cards, depending on your style. There are even some I would put on my envelopes if I didn’t already have a set designed for envelopes also from Chunky Monkey Crafts!

Method:

  1. Die cut your background die and then carefully remove it from your machine, making sure not to lose any pieces
  2. Remove the background piece (the largest bit) from the die and press it face first onto some Press’n Seal
  3. Remove each of the pieces one by one from the die and place them into their spot face down on the Press’n Seal
  4. Once you have dome this for all pieces, carefully remove the background die that you have been using as a guide
  5. Put liquid glue on the back of all the little pieces, but not too much or it will flow out the sides later. I recommend Ranger Matte Medium as it’s a very strong adhesive
  6. Make sure it’s laid flat on your surface and place a piece of card that’s bigger than it on top and press down firmly
  7. Put something flat on top (like a stamping block) and then something heavy on top of that
  8. Once it has fully dried, turn it over and very very carefully remove the Press’n Seal, leaving behind a pretty background piece
  9. Cut your card down to size leaving a small border around the edge of the pieces. You may find it easier to use a rectangle die or a paper trimmer, depending on your preference
  10. Stick on a pretty picture and a sentiment and you’re done!

The aim when I was making this was to use pieces of card that would otherwise be wasted and recycled when I am actually able to use them. It’s not something I would do often with small pieces but it’s easy enough to do with the larger pieces!

That butterfly I used is one of many butterflies that I watercolour stamped using Scribble Sticks and die cut quite a while ago. I have so many because for each time I coloured the stamp with Scribble Sticks I was able to spray with water and stamp several times because they’re so pigmented! So I’m doing my best to use some of the many bits and pieces I have stored from previous projects that will end up in the recycling if I don’t actively use them! That would be a real shame!

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my mini how-to for this relatively simple card and that you take a look at those fab stamps for the back of cards!

 

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