I am very excited to formally "launch" my craft blog ' Vicky Pedlow Designs' - a forum for me to share some of my paper craft designs and a few hints / tips about products and tools that I use.
I will also take this opportunity to announce my involvement with online papercraft supplier, Cardmaking Online! I am thrilled to have been selected to join their first ever design team. Four other passionate crafters complete the design team including Jan Rankine, Sandie Edwards, Sharon Blaxter and Sharon Gumbley. These ladies are so talented - they create the most beautiful and intricate projects and I am already inspired by them. I encourage you to take a peek at their personal blogs by clicking on each of their names above.
The Cardmaking Online blog will feature projects created by each design team member. I'm looking forward to working with the design team over the coming months and seeing what gorgeous creations we come up with!
Well, first up is my creation - a Mother's Day card for my lovely mother in England - happy Mother's Day mum (hopefully she's received the original in the post by now)!
I used a number of products to make this card, many of which are available on the Cardmaking Online website. I have included step-by-step instructions along with a product list below in case you fancy creating a similar design yourself.
Please feel free to leave a comment as I am continually learning and would love to hear what you think of this card!
1. Assemble the 3D die-cut floral centre piece using small foam blocks
2. Emboss the white/pink card using the embossing folder and Cuttlebug machine
3. Spray the embossed card lightly with glimmer mist and allow to dry
4. Adhere floral centre piece to embossed card using double sided tape and attach to
the pink base card leaving a 10mm border at the top and sides
5. Using the frame stencil cut a frame from the metallic gold cardstock
and emboss using the embossing folder and Cuttlebug machine
6. Adhere the frame to the bottom of the base card using sticky dots tape
7. Print your greeting onto white/pink cardstock and die cut the greeting using the
Nestabilities label 6 die
8. Spray the label lightly with the glimmer mist and allow to dry
9. Wipe the edges of the label using the gold metallic marker
10. Mount the label onto the frame using foam blocks
11. Die cut four roses out of the assorted pink/yellow paper using the Creatables rose die
(I used the smallest three dies to create each rose)
12. Assemble the roses into 3D form and secure each rose in the centre with a white
13. Wipe the edges of the roses using the gold metallic marker
14. Die cut two leaves out of the green cardstock using the Creatables frame die
15. Wipe the edges of the leaves using the gold metallic marker and adhere one leaf
on each side of the greeting using sticky dots tape
16. Mount two 3D roses on each side of the greeting using clear pads
Voila - your beautiful card is now complete!
Cardmaking Online products used:
3D die-cut flower and frame: Studiolight Frames 1
Embossing folder: cArt-Us flower branches
Frame & Leaves die: Marianne Design Creatables Stencil frame/leaves LR0117
Double-Sided Tape: Couture Creations
Foam Blocks: Joy Crafts
Other products used:
Opalescent cardstock in pink (base card size 127mm x 178 mm)
white/pink cardstock (cut to 110 mm x 110mm)
metallic gold cardstock
assorted pink/yellow paper
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in iridescent gold
Spellbinders Nestabilities label 6 die
American Crafts metallic marker in Gold
Sticky dots tape
Computer generated greeting
For my next project I am busy working on a tutorial, which will demonstrate a stamping and embossing technique using embossing powder and a heat gun.
I'll have the tutorial uploaded by 29 March.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, please be sure to stop by often!