Sunday, September 8, 2013

Workshop cards

Some photos of workshop cards. So its like feast or famine, sorry about that!  Nothing on the blog for ages and then loads of things to show today.  Hope my blog readers don't mind!?
And apologies for the typing error on the twin baby card post which some of you spotted -eek!

I have added links to the blog for you to find some of the products used. If I have left anything out please leave me a comment or email me and I will be more than happy to help.

The first is am embossed Butterlfy cards using Sizzix corners and lattice embossing folder and a Kaiserkraft butterfly from polymer stamp set called Bonjour.

Used two different spellbinder label shapes for this project, and layered the triple embossed butterfly, finished with Bronze and blue Pearls from Cottage Crafts

An image of the inside using Partial embossing and the layering below - love dimension!

The next card is created with a vintage, distressed theme in mind and a bit of a challenge when Marion Kilbride from Crafty Bride craft Shop and Wedding Studio asked me to do something with the camera die - that was a brain teaser!  Sometimes the challenge work out really well so pleased with with the result!

The papers are a new Steampunk Range from Bearly Mine designs which you can find here. I have only used one sheet from one of the packs and can see me using more, the faux textures and shades are fabulous and I really like Donna's style of digi paper.

The inside of the card decorated with the same image in a lighter ink.

The car image is from Stamps Away and is called Pilkington Transport 4
Other products used include:
Martha Stewart Photo corner punch
Magnolia Doo Hickey Swirl and Leaf die
Dimension fourth post card stamp
Marianne Stamps Victorian Vintage Men
Lili of the Valley tickets and phrases

The next card is using a firm favourite from Stampin Up called Dasher - there are similar images from other stamp companies using  reindeer so keep a look out if you don't want to wait around for Stampin up from eBay or other sites.

the Snowflakes are old Spellbinders Create a Flake 1 or 2,  I cant remember but again there are lots of snowflake dies on the market, so easy to find gorgeous designs, Papermania embossing folder and vintage signage stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms which I cant find any longer, sadly. Doesn't it bug you when you cant find things or they are discontinued - unfortunately this happens when craft companies have to bring out new ranges or move with the times :(

The inside of the card finished to match...

The next card is suitable for anniversary, engagement or similar love theme and is a really funky image from Stampin Bella called Emily and Ryan under the Umbrella. (later this month I will post the wedding card we will make with the Brett and Brenda get married stamp - keep a look out for that one ;)...

For this card, the umbrella was stamped onto dotty paper and layered after a little paper shaping to give it some texture and spellbinders hearts added for a little romantic touch!

OK so I really love the Marianne dies which are getting better with every new release and the Anja designs are so pretty when embossed.

Also used a hougie board to make our own embossed diagonal design and finished off with a rose image called Hearts and Roses pre coloured digi set from Fred She Said.
The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.

The last project to show you is a show card made using a Toe Tapper Elegant Slipper template

this was finished with a marabou feather and diamante buckle and an EK success punched border in a trellis design. The outer blue label die cut is made with a die from Spellbinders.

You might spot the Crafts Too Embossing folder from previous posts again :)

That's all for this week and will be back in a couple of weeks with more projects, some of which will be a Christmas card using a Giordano stamp from Joanna Sheen, Stamping Bella Wedding card and a vintage bird card in teal and brown.


  1. love all your cards, especially the vintage car card. also love the rich blue of the shoe card. marie q

  2. Hi Jess Love the cards! Sorry I wasn't able to make the workshop after. On the lavender Marianne Die Card, what shims did you use to cut the die?? I've got one and can't get a decent cut and emboss together from it, any help would grately be appreciated.. Elaine

  3. Hi Elaine. hope you are keeping well. Some dies do this, and adding a THIN sheet of paper or card will increase the pressure just enough to cut completely through, but dont force your machine. the other alternative with some dies which just dont behave at all is to get a metal plate (I use this for some sizzix sizlets and some Marianne branch dies too).Cheery Lynn and Once Upon a stamp make metal plates and Marion Kilbride in Kilkenny had some of the A5 size plates. If you need help with the sandwich give me a buzz Jess

  4. Jess,

    Have to say I’m getting so much fun using the Big Shot to emboss the bigger shape. Can’t believe how simple it is just not to overlap the end (you know what I mean as you displayed at workshop)

    Thanks a mil. Enjoyed workshop & looking forward to next one.

    Many Thanks


  5. Gorgeous cards, especially love all the layers on the embossed butterfly card :)

  6. sharon o reganNovember 10, 2013

    Thoroughly enjoyed yr class today in Maura's
    shop ....thank you ...Sharon and Sarah