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TCW – Merry Christmas

hello everyone!!!

can you believe it is Christmas time already!!

today I just wanted to share with you a  quick and easy card I made using Decofoil Transfer Gel and some Deco Foil transfer sheets

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

I know it says to use a laminator but I like to experiment.. you see I don’t own a laminator so I figured there must be a way I can do this because I had a vision.

so here is what I did. I stared out by spreading a thinish layer of gel onto a piece of mixed media paper through my stencil.  I then set it aside to dry..

and because I had so much left on my stencil if thought why not make a couple more!!!

once they were dry I laid on a sheet of transfer sheet and using my heat tool (NOT my embossing tool because, well I did try that but it melted my foil before it would actual adhere to my gel)

as it was heating I took a stick and rubbed onto of my stencil image…checking every so often to be sure all places were covered.

I then repeated it with the centre bow but this time I used some of Rebekah’s foil.. it worked the same way. I then stuck that onto a piece of black cardstock and fuzzy cut and set aside.

to finish my card was so simple.. a bit of stitching and stamping, and adhereing my bow.. all done.. just like that!!!

I hope you enjoyed my quick little tutorial and that you take the time to play and experiment using the supplies you have on hand and some of The Crafter’s Workshop stencils… and if you do, please do share with us.. we love to see what you are up to! You can share it with us on our Facebook page (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/TheCraftersWorkshop/?fref=ts)Instagram (https://www NULL.instagram NULL.com/tcwstencils/),  Twitter (https://twitter NULL.com/TCWstencils), and Pinterest (https://www NULL.pinterest NULL.com/tcwstencils/) by using hashtag #tcwstencillove.

until next time my friends,

diana hetherington
Design Team Member

Supplies:

The Crafter’s Workshop:
TCW721s – Big Wreath (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw721-big-wreath/)

therm-o-web:
transfer gel (http://www NULL.thermowebonline NULL.com/p/deco-foil-transfer-gel)
transfer sheets (http://www NULL.thermowebonline NULL.com/p/deco-foil-transfer-sheets-•-emerald-watercolor)
Rekekah Meier Designs mixed media art paper (http://www NULL.thermowebonline NULL.com/p/rebekah-meier-designs-mixed-media-art-paper-9-x-12-4-sheets-per-pack)
Rebekah Meier Designs foil (vintage tin) (http://www NULL.thermowebonline NULL.com/p/rebekah-meier-designs-transfer-foil-6-x-6-12-sheets-per-pack-•-vintage-tin)

TCW -creating some quick cards

hello everyone!

today i am sharing over on The Crafter’s Workshop page just how quick and easy it is to make a batch of cards!

so let’s get to it!!

first thing to do is to lay down a sheet of watercolour paper and lay various stencils on the papers. then sprinkle various colours of Color Burst

next spray some water to activate

now i am sure you are like me and don’t like to ‘waste’ all this extra goodness so be sure to have an extra sheet of watercolour paper on hand to press on top before lifting the stencils

once both sheets are dry you should have a nice pile of background colours

i am loving all these backgrounds.. now to make them into cards i had cut them up and on the third piece of paper i had used to clean up the stencils i stamped “Thanks’ a few times to attach to this pile of cards.

the final steps in creating my cards was I ran them through my vagabond using some embossing folders to give them a little extra bit of texture.  And here you have them again, my Thanks cards created using a just a few stencils.

The Crafter’s Workshop, Color Burst and Sizzix  provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share here are solely my own.

The Crafter’s Workshop Supplies used:
TCW Stencils: TCW750s-dahlia blooms (http://_wp_link_placeholderhttp://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw750-dahlia-blooms/)TCW743s-crazy waves (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw743-crazy-waves/)TCW732s – celtic designs (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw732-celtic-design/)TCW726s – onion blossoms (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw726-onion-blossoms/); TCW727s – flower dance (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw727-flower-dance/);  TCW744s-wanderlust (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw744-wanderlust/)

Other supplies used: Ken Oliver’s Color Burst, Eileen Hull embossing folders by Sizzix, Stamp set from Sizzix and Tim Holtz stamping platform.

until next time my friends,

diana

 

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quick cards using Sizzix

Hello everyone!
today I am jumping in here quickly just to show you how fast and easy it is to put a couple of cards together using Sizzix dies and festive papers

so for this first card I cut the large  oval out of the stitched oval (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661188/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-pk-stitched-ovals)set, backed it with a bit of festive paper and die cut Eileen’s banners from the  banners and pennants set (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/660329/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-8pk-banners-pennants)…all that was left was to add the word Peace from the vintage tidings (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661605/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-3pk-vintage-tidings)set
peace-on-earth
and then I used the oval that was left from the first card, added the tree from the woodlands thinlit (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/RESERVE-Tim-Holtz-Sizzix-WOODLANDS-Thinlits-Die-660978-660978TH?currency=USD)die and a simple chit chat sticker (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Idea-ology-SEASONAL-CHITCHAT-Stickers-TH93050-47066)
let-it-snow
see what I mean.. simple and fast! I might add a piece of twine down the side of this one!

so I believe that I may just take a few minutes tonight and cut myself out a few more and then call my cards for the year done!
how about you? have you finished your cards yet!
diana

create cards with sizzix!

hello everyone!!

i am back this week to show you quickly one more card i created this month for the Eileen Hull (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com/)Inspiration team’s ‘create cards with Sizzix’ card challenge..

you see TODAY is Eileen Hull’s birthday so i wanted to create a card especially for her!
happy-birthdayi used her eyelet lace (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?dir=desc&order=display_start_date&q=eileen+hull)embossing folder and her Pansy (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661109/sizzix-bigz-die-flower-pansy)die  along with a couple of spring leaves (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661111/sizzix-bigz-die-leaves-spring)to create this birthday wish for her!!!

when creating the card I simply cut out two pansy flowers, inked them using my favourite distress ink in ground expresso (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/RESERVE-Tim-Holtz-Distress-Mini-Ink-Pad-GROUND-ESPRESSO-Ranger-TDP47353-TDP47353RI)and layered them using a jingle brad (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Idea-ology-JINGLE-BRADS-Fasteners-TH93331-TH93252). I then just die cut out the ‘handwritten birthday’ (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Sizzix-HANDWRITTEN-CELEBRATE-Thinlits-Die-660215-660215TH?currency=USD) sentiment and adding happy and some twine and there you have it!!

hope you have followed along on this months inspiration challenge and checked out the wonderful creations by my fellow teamies!!!

diana

quick and simple cards – Eileen Hull

hello everyone!!!
this month the Eileen Hull Inspiration team (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com)is putting together a few cards to offer you some inspiration!!  so for today I am here to share with you just how quick and easy you can whip up some cards   using just a few Eileen Hull dies (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=eileen+hull) and embossing folders by Sizzix (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com)!

I didn’t do step outs as they are so simple you can just look and recreate.. I will mention which Sizzix dies I used though for each.

so to start I thought I would use Eileens Spring Leave’s (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Sizzix-LEAVES-SPRING-Bigz-Die-661111--661111SZ?currency=USD) steel rule die and do a simple celebrate fall card but cut one of the leaves upside down but thought hey, let’s go with that !!
celebratesometimes we just need a card to let someone know we are thinking of them so that is where the Hello You card came in and was created simply by using the Garland die (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/659871/sizzix-bigz-l-die-garland) die and the Kitchen Labels (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/659865/sizzix-framelits-die-set-7pk-labels-kitchen) framelit hello-youthis would probably be one of my favourite themed cards because it is all about the coffee and was so easy to create using once again the Garland die  and two dies from the kitchen collection todays-itson-mei also used other thinlits for the words and some chit chat stickers for my cards but that is it for this week! I hope you have had time to drop by and see all the other great cards created by my fellow teamies!!!

diana