Trick or Treat – Lawn Fawn x Wow Embossing

Have you seen the new Trios that Wow Embossing have recently released? The thing I love about them is that often they are colours that I would not have thought to put together myself. One of the Trios that Wow! sent me to play with as part of my guest design spot recently was this Time Traveller trio. As soon as I saw it, I thought… Halloween!

I started out by die cutting the Trick or Treat sentiment three times from white cardstock. On one of the die-cuts, I pressed it into the Wow! Slow-drying embossing ink and sprinkled Primary Royal Purple over the word “trick”, Primary Sunbeam over “or” and Opaque Primary Fossil over “treat”. I then melted them with my heat gun, and glued the die cut onto the two other white ones for some dimension.

Next, I took a panel of white cardstock and ink blended Wilted Violet distress oxide from the top down, with a heavier application at the top, fading out towards the bottom. I trimmed the panel to just smaller than a US A2 size.

Then, I coloured three of the adorable characters from Lawn Fawn’s Costume Party stamp set (I’ll share a couple of colouring videos on my Insta – watch out for them!) and die cut with my Brother Scan N Cut (LOVE).

I glued the sentiment to my card panel, then added the characters with foam tape underneath, before securing the panel to an A2 card base.

I hope you like it! I love this colour combination!

I actually have a discount code that you’re welcome to use, to get 10% off anything you buy from Wow (either the UK or the US store) – it’s WOWDTJV.

Products used for today’s card:

https://www.wowembossingpowder.co.uk/wow-trio-time-traveller-6387-p.asp

https://www.wowembossingpowder.co.uk/wow-embossing-pad–refillfeestyle-tool-4233-p.asp

Happy crafting!

Sundae Sweeties shaker card

Hey guys, have you seen this month’s Papercraft Essentials Magazine? I was lucky to be featured in it this month, so I thought I’d share with you how I made this circular shaker card!

Products used:

  • Circle nesting dies
  • Sundae Sweeties stamp and co-ordinating die sets
  • Spooktacular die set
  • Cupcakes shaker filling (Lucy’s Cards)
  • Copic markers
  • Clear acetate
  • Liquid glue (Honey Bee Precision glue)
  • MISTI stamping tool
  • Double sided tape
  • Foam tape
  • Black cardstock (TFTD); white cardstock (Neenah Classic Crest 110lb)
  • White embossing powder (Wow! Embossing Super Fine Bright white)
  • Heat tool (Dovecraft) and embossing ink (Wow! Embossing)
  • Black Copic-friendly ink (Gina K Onyx black amalgam ink)
  • White Gelly Roll pen
  • Score board (Scor-Pal)
  • Die-cutting Machine (Gemini)

Instructions:

1. Die cut six scalloped frames from the Spooktacular die set out of white card stock. Glue a

circle of clear acetate to the reverse of one of the frames then glue the remaining five

frames underneath.

2. Using a circle die slightly bigger than the scallop frame, die cut two circles from white card.

Score one circle ½ inch from the edge. Add double sided tape between the score line and the

nearest edge, then add the other circle on top to make the card base.

3. Place shaker filling on top of the card base. Glue the scalloped frame over the top to create

the shaker window.

4. Stamp, colour and die cut the sundae image. Add highlights with white gel pen. Secure to

the shaker window with foam tape.

5. Heat emboss the sentiment onto black card. Die cut, and add to the card with foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget I have a discount code for the T4T store which will get you 10% off your purchase: T4TJAYNE10 Happy crafting!

2 for 1 inky backgrounds – Wow Embossing

I love 2 for 1 techniques, and this one is so easy, you need to give it a try! Also, if you like a process video, I have a quick reel over on my Instagram page, so feel free to check it out!

To make my backgrounds, I used the All Squared Up Stencil from Wow! Embossing (Link)*. I chose a rainbow of colours from my Distress Oxides and ink blended onto a white A2 card panel. While the stencil was still covered in the remaining ink, I sprayed it with my Silver Sparkle Shimmer Spray from Time for Tea Designs (Link), then pressed a piece of A2 cardstock into it, creating a lovely shimmery rainbow print, which is the “negative” of the original stencil!

I then trimmed each of my panels down using my stitched rectangle dies from Pink & Main. On the first panel, I used the “Hello” sentiment from the Stamp Market (“Hugs & Hello” set – link). I stamped it in black ink, then again in embossing powder and covered it with Frosted Glass embossing powder from Wow! (Link) to give it some added shine. I added a few clear sequins, then popped the panel up on to a black A2 card base with foam tape.

For my second card, I die cut the Paper Hugs sentiment from Simon Says Stamp three times from white card stock. On one of the die cuts, I pressed it into some embossing ink, and covered it in Obsidian embossing powder (again from Wow – link here). I love the cool marbling effect this one gives! I then stacked it on top of the other two die cuts for dimension and glued it to my card panel. I added some rainbow coloured sequins and then popped it up again onto a white card base with foam tape.

*Just so you know, none of the links in my blog are affiliate links. I just add them for your convenience, if you like the look of any of the products I’ve used!

I also have a couple of handy discounts available – you can use T4TJAYNE10 to get you 10% off your order at the Time for Tea Store, and WOWDTJV for 10% off at Wow! (UK or US). Happy crafting!

Heffy Doodle Fan Hop

Hey, friends! Hope you’ve got something nice planned for the weekend! We’re having a few days away this weekend, for a MUCH needed chill with our girls! Today I’m sharing with you TWO cards that I made for this year’s Heffy Doodle Fan Hop! I love Heffy Doodle, and I’ve had this Sweet Stuff stamp set waiting to be used for a little while now, so I was glad of the opportunity to get to use it!

For my first card, I used an A2 panel of white card stock, and I stamped the lollipop image over the whole panel, changing the direction to give a fairly random appearance, while still keeping about the same distance between each lollipop. I used Copic colours in rainbow colours to colour them in, then trimmed down the panel by about 1/8 inch on each side, and adhered it to a black A2 panel, which I then added to a a card base. I then heat embossed the sentiment in white onto some black card, and added it with foam tape, and finished the card off with some Pink Moonstone Sequins from Lucy’s cards.

For my second card, I used an A2 panel again, masked off the bottom portion and ink blended Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac and Peacock Feathers distress oxides very lightly with blending brushes. I stamped the macaron image from the same stamp set over the ink blending, then removed the masking tape. I added a thin strip of black card across the top of the ink blending, then stamped my sentiment above it. Finally, I added some more Pink Moonstone sequins to finish.

This project is part of a hop taking place over on Instagram – if you check out my post over there (@card_days_night) and follow along, you could win a £30 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store!

Get Well Soon shaker

Hey there, crafty people! It’s Friday AND there’s a new release from Time for Tea Designs today!! It’s a really fun one, so go check it out (you can use my discount code T4TJAYNE10 for 10% off everything, including the new release!).

Today I’m sharing this Get Well Soon shaker card with you. I love a big sentiment die, so I was excited to get this one! I die cut it a couple of times from black card stock and stacked them together for dimension. I used the Nesting Frame Dies to die cut six white frames, and I also stacked five of these together to make my shaker walls. I glued an acetate panel behind the final frame, then added this over the shaker walls.

For the shaker contents, I stamped and die cut lots of the small images from the Get Whale Soon stamp set, and coloured them fairly simply with Copics. I wanted to keep the colour scheme quite toned down, as I knew the stamped images would be fairly busy to look at as a shaker filling!

I placed the little die cuts on top of my card base, then glued the shaker window over the top, sealing them in. I glued the sentiment to the front of the shaker window and finished it with some Glossy Accents, so it has a lovely shine! I also added one of the little nurse’s hats to the top of the “G”!

I really like this card, and I definitely think I’ll make more like it. All stamps and dies used are from Time for Tea Designs 🙂

Have a great weekend, and hope to see you soon!

Make a Wish

I’m honoured to be a guest designer again for Wow! Embossing’s new release, and honestly, some of the new trios are just amazing. On today’s card I’ve used my favourite, the Frosted Jewels Trio.

(If you’ve not already seen it, check out the hop that’s going on over on Instagram today for loads more design inspiration from the Wow team, and a chance to win a gift card!!)

To start, I die cut the Garden Trellis background die from Altenew out of white card, and adhered it to a white card base.

I then die cut each of the solid butterflies from the Lawn Fawn Layered Butterflies set from a soft peach cardstock, and the detailed dies from white cardstock.

I pressed the detailed dies into the Wow ultra slow drying embossing pad, and sprinkled over Antique Rose on one, Antique Gold on the second and Antique Silver on the last, before setting them with my heat gun.

I used a clever trick of Jennifer McGuire’s to add some dimension to the butterflies: take a small piece of acetate, scored about 1/4 inch from the edge, glue the 1/4 inch side to the solid butterfly (one on each side, with the acetate pointing outwards). Then, glue the detailed die cut to the solid butterfly in the centre only, folding the wings slightly upwards. They’ll rest on the acetate, giving them some hidden dimension!

Finally, I die cut a circle and stamped the “make a wish” sentiment (from Mama Elephant’s Scripty Bday sentiment stamp set) inside the circle using Wow’s embossing ink, and heat embossed it in Metallic Gold Rich Pale embossing powder.

To finish up, I added a few Sequins from Lucy’s Cards (the mix is called Beauty).

If you’re inspired by the Insta Hop and fancy picking up some Wow goodies, you can use my discount code WOWDTJV. Visit Wow! at http://www.wowembossingpowder.co.uk 🙂

Christmas in July

It feels very strange posting this card on the first day of a heatwave in the UK! But the current Lawn Fawn challenge is Christmas in July, so here we go!

I started out by ink blending an A2 sized panel of Neenah solar white classic crest 110lb card stock with festive colours: candied apple, picked raspberry, mowed lawn and evergreen bough. I then die cut a panel using the Lawn Fawn Quilted Heart backdrop die, and glued it over my blended panel with liquid glue.

I then stamped out the sloth and some baubles from the Eat, Sleep & Be Merry stamp set and coloured them with Copics.

I didn’t have a LF circle die so I used my circle cutter instead. I ink blended the circle with evergreen bough and mowed lawn, then added some dotted lines around the edge with a white gel pen.

I added the images to the circle with foam tape, then added the circle with foam tape to my card panel. Next, I heat embossed the sentiment on black card and also added this with foam tape.

I hope you enjoyed this early dose of festivity… I’m now off to sit in front of the fridge to cool down!

MFT sketch challenge

I’ve said it before: I LOVE a sketch challenge. Card layouts and background ideas are one of the things I struggle with the most, so I love the inspiration that comes from following a plan.

So, today I’m sharing this sweet little card I made for the current MFT sketch challenge (below).

I used the You Keep Me Afloat stamp set by My Favorite Things, along with a background I had in my stash that I’d made with my gel press.

Copic colours used:

Bunny: E53, E50, E000, R02, R01, B34, B32. Bunny’s boat: B97, B95, B93, C1, C0. Sailboat: E77, E74, E72, B34, B32, C1, C0. Fish: YR24, Y19, C1. Crab: YR27, YT24, Y38, B28, B24, B02.

I coloured and fussy cut the images using the colours listed above. I then chopped up my gel press background to follow the card sketch layout and added it to an A2 card base with tape runner.

I then heat embossed my sentiment using Wow Bright White super fine embossing powder onto black card and trimmed down, then added this and the images wkth foam tape. To finish, I added some clear Sequins from Lucy’s Cards.

Thanks for tuning in, and see you soon!

CAS new home card

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing with you a clean and simple “CAS” new home card!

To create this card, I stamped and coloured some of the images from the Purrfect Day stamp & die collection, and then die cut the shelf from the Purrfect Day Scene Builder dies. I love the woodgrain detail that the die embosses into the die cut!

I arranged my images above the shelf and trimmed the row of books down so it would all fit. Then I popped it all up with some foam tape.

I stamped the NEW HOME sentiment from the Home is Where the Heart Is stamp set, underneath the shelf. Then to finish, I added my card panel to a vanilla coloured base with foam tape.

All supplies are from Time for Tea Designs, and you can use my discount code T4TJAYNE10 if you fancy picking anything up for yourself 🙂

Have a lovely, crafty day!

Sending crafty hugs

Hey, crafty friends. I’ve not posted much recently as I’ve been busy behind the scenes making lots of cards for a couple of upcoming releases! However, I did make this super cute rainbow card recently so I thought I’d share that with you today 🙂

I started out by die cutting four of the Stripes Cover Plate die by Time for Tea, from white card stock. I then used the die to cut rectangular strips from five colours out of the Gorgeous Gingham paper pad. I glued one of the white frames to a white card base, then inlaid the gingham papers into the rectangular windows. I then added the remaining three white frames over the top for some dimension.

Next up, I stamped, coloured and die cut the images from the Crafty Cats stamp & die collection. I glued these to the background, with some foam tape propping up the parts that were over the windows, so they wouldn’t sag.

I then heat embossed the sentiment on to some black card, added it with liquid glue and finished off with some rainbow coloured gems from Honey Bee Stamps.

I love how this one turned out. The rainbow gingham is giving me life on this grey, rainy Wednesday in England!!

Have a great week and stay crafty 🙂 Don’t forget discount code T4TJAYNE10 gets you 10% off your order at the T4T store but I also know they’ll be having a SALE this Friday, so don’t miss it!