Friday, 28 January 2011

digital stamp tutorial

Quick and easy way of opening and resizing digital stamps.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

La Pashe Introduces TRINITAGE

Sunday, 1 August 2010


Coloured with Aquamarkers, ribbon ruffled down the card pretty paper cut at corn to slot the coloured image in. Gardeners string with an anchor charm threaded through and a bit of love to bring it all together.

Below I have added a video tutorial showing how i created the sky, sea and sand with the

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Overhang with Nestabilities

Click on the photographs to enlarge them.

1. Line up the Nestabilities die over the top of you image so you can see where the overhang is. In this instance it is the foot of the little girl Lacie with Ice-cream.

2.Add dots at both sides of the overhang of the image as close as possible to the nestabilities Die.

3. using scissors cut up to the dots on either side of the image and then snip past the line a little more as you can see in the image, this allows for the excess edge on the nestabilities die.

4. Once you have cut up to the mark you made slide the Nestabilities Die ove the imagemaking sure that the part you have cut is to the front of the die, if the die isn't in the correct place you may need to snip the image a little further as I have done.

5. turn over the image and die so that the blade of the die is facing upwards toward you and run it through your die cutter, you can see from the image that part of the card won't be cut by the die.

6. Once the die shape is cut you can tidy up the overhang with a pair of scissors. All that is left to do is mount it on the card.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Clematis Tutorial

I used the Silent Night Flourish By Papertrey Ink to stamp a background onto the white base card, I made up the Flower (instruction's are below) and added in to the top corner of the card,

Using the Nestabilities Label Die I cut out the 2nd largest shape and folded it in half and stamped the Everyday Blessing sentiment on the front

I attached the label onto the card and tied a ribbon around the bottom of the card and knotting it.

This is the inside of the Nestabilities folded Label, I cut paper with the next size down Label die and stamped sentiment from Everyday Blessings inside

Making the Flower
Cut out all of the pieces from the template (template at the bottom of post).

1. First to make the stamen colour on both sides as shown in the template and snip with scissors to fringe the edge starting at the thin yellow end add a small amount of glue to the edge that wasn't fringed then tightly roll from the thin end finishing a the thick end of the shape the glue will hold this in place. once the glue is dray open(splay) the fringing so it looks like the stamen in the picture below.

2.Cut out 8 of the large petal shapes then using water colours paint the colour shading onto the shapes starting at the blunt end getting light to the pointed end you can see this shading in the picture below.
Once dry cup them by rolling an embossing tool inside the petal shapes. Then pinch the the blunt end of the petal this is the end you will glue onto the daisy shape petals.

3. Take the daisy and push into the center with an embossing tool then add a little glue to each of the daisy petals and attach the main coloured flower petals leaving a little gap in the centre now add the stamen by adding glue into the centre of the flower.

4. Cut some leaf shapes and score with a pointed tool (darning needle) the leaf veins and attach these to the bottom of the flower

Of Course I needed a box for the card so used the same method as the card I made a smaller flower for the top.

Flower Petal templates

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Nestabilities Flower - Chrysanthemum

It seems that many of you were interested in making this flower so I have made a tutorial for you as promised.

On to the Tutorial

Click on the Video and turn on the sound on your computer, I hope you understand my posh North East accent

If you have problems watching here I have also uploaded this to You Tube

Click Here for You Tube viewing

Wedding Stationary

Made using the matchbox fold, template below.
Top flap is scored where the ribbon is tied then embossed with the Swiss dots A" Cuttlebug folder the corners of the top flap has been rounded with a corner punch and the bottom edge punched with the Martha Stewart Flourish edger punch.

Attention to detail...

The butterfly is punched (Stampin Up Punch) once in gold then the next in the waste card then embossed with the Swiss dots A2 Cuttlebug Folder, iridescent pearls are used for the butterfly body the top embossed butterfly is glued at the body and the wings pushed upwards.

A few of you have asked for sizes of the finished cards and how it was made I have made a template with information of sizes and where to score.

Please note: Start with A4 size card.

Template is not to scale.