I stuck to some pretty straight forward samples as I like to include all crafters including the ones that have not even started yet! I find that samples that are too complicated really put those would-be crafters off as they get overwhelmed by the process and feel they would never manage anything too advanced. So here goes with some samples...
|A quick and easy sample|
This was a really quick make. The background paper is actually a gold foiled vellum from the A4 Paper Pack which is beautiful! I love the honeycomb design! The topper is a journaling die cut from the pack which I cut round the pennant part tied a ribbon round and mounted on foam pads to raise slightly from the background. Simple for any crafter but very effective! The 3 circular stamp details are from an A5 stamp set that come with the current DoCraft Goody Bag. These are great for borders and details on your cards.
Next card is kind of up a notch skill wise. This one incorporates a topper made from stamping through a DoCrafts sticky mask.
I used a neon inkpad for a matching pop of colour and cut round it and again mounted this on foam pads to raise up from the patterned background. The cute mini bunting is from the paper pack and comes foiled in places and is already diecut. All that's needed is a bit of twine to "string" it on. The border is washii tape stuck on to plain white card and cut out before raising up on adhesive foam and sticking to the card. I find that washii tape can be a bit see through for sticking on top of a patterned background and this stops the shine through as well as adding dimension.
|Big pink Hello!!!|
Then there was these tiny cards that were made using the Geometric Neon Mini Card Set –
These are so cute! They come as a set of notelets and envelopes with 2 stamps, but I couldn't resist combining them with the A4 Paper Pack and Geometric stamp set and used some of the die cuts to decorate. The diecut paper bows fit this size of these card perfectly!
Next, on to the Butterfly Dreams Card Compendium! This kit has everything you need to get you started making very pretty, traditional style cards - all you need is glue as it comes with its own card bases both patterned and diecut butterfly shaped ones.
|Decoupage topper and diecut butterflies|
|more decopage this time on a patterned card base.|
|A diecut and stamped card base, stamped topper and decoupaged butterflies|
This is a very pretty kit full of papers and diecuts, pretty ribbons. buttons and sparkles and even comes with a teeny butterfly punch. However, its versatility inspired me to try something a bit more dimensional too so I tried decorating this little heart-shaped box too!
|lots of dimension here!|
Ok, I know this is a bit more advanced but that's because I went a bit crazy with the embellishments on spiral wire and paper roses etc. heehee! I couldn't stop myself!! Lol!! The only decoration on the box here that I improvised with was the pearl border which came from The Range - where I was demoing anyway.
I hope you have enjoyed my selection of makes today. Thankyou for coming by for a nosey!
Have fun and keep crafting!
Love Jak xxx