Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Single Layered Card - I am converted!!!!

Right from the start I have to say I cannot take credit for the design of this card - that pleasure goes to Jennifer McGuire.  Whilst watching a few videos on YouTube I came across this fab tutorial and as I had the stamps that were used, I just had to have a play and can honestly say I am converted to single layered cards.  You can watch the video here - http://youtu.be/00LS67zJY_8

This simple card really does look beautiful.  I have used crystal stickles rather than glitter - but the effect is just the same and when the light hits the sparkles it really looks special.  I am going to be making more of these.  The raised border around the stamp was created using the hougie board - simple but effective.  Just need to practise my colouring skills more :-)

Happy Crafting xxx


Sunday, 22 January 2012

New Year, New Class - Double Tri-Shutter Cards

Our classes started back yesterday after the Christmas break and I have to say it was good to get back!  Fab to see everyone again and also good to meet our new crafters - a perfect way to spend Saturday afternoon!!!!

We started the class off by making a single tri-shutter card using the amazing First Edition Isabella & New Leaf papers.

Once completed, we then moved on to the double tri-shutter cards which are just perfect for that special occasion.  These cards are pure luxury and will be making lots more!

Details of our classes can be found on our website - http://www.inspirecreationz.com/shop/department/events/

I hope you enjoy xxxx

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Pure Elegance ....... Parisian Birthday Cards

Happy New Year!!

Sorry for not posting for a while - we have taken delivery of lots of new stock which has taken up our time.  As soon as the boxes arrive, we really cannot wait to get stuck in.

I have been seeing lots of cards made with a Parisian theme and wanted to have a play with my stamps and new papers.  I just love the black & cream colour scheme which works really well with the black ink of the stamp.  I am certainly going to be making lots more cards using this theme.  Once I had made the card I just had to make a co-ordinating gift tag to go with it...

Close up of the card..