Hi guys, I thought I'd show you today a card I made for my Sister and Brother-In-Laws Wedding Anniversary,
I used the gorgeous Pion papers - The Songbirds Secret for my layers simply distressing the edges with a distress tool, or you can of course use scissors,
I wanted my chipboard Birdcage by Laserowe Love to be slightly raised from the base of the card, so I added some 3D pads behind and on the top used a metal embellishment as it's hanger, to this I simply added a self adhesive pearl
On the left hand side I added some simple foamiran flowers made with one the Gummiapan 5 flower dies and some white stamens,
To finish off the card I used some of the Laser Owe Love chipboard bricks in a couple of places too,
Then a Gummiapan rounded hearts die which I cut out of card stock twice for each one so they gave a 3D effect too, I then used one of the Pion papers I used on the base of my card to tie it in,
Hi guys, I thought I'd show you a tag card I've made recently for a New baby girl using some of my handmade Foamiran flowers using the fabulous Lady E dies Tiny flowers and Flowers 001 for the larger flowers which I used at the top,
I used white 0.6 and pale pink foamiran then coloured the petal edges with some oil pastels,
I cut my tag out with a Gummiapan tag die from Swedish house crafts, then again using papers, I layered up my Maja Design papers adding a little lace, a die from a previous Magnolia Magazine for the doily, then a cute Scrapiniec chipboard baby onto which I added some glitter,
I wanted my flowers to be one layer design to fit in with the tag size, this meant I could layer up a few together,
Then the bottom flowers were made using one of the Tiny Flower dies, as you can see they mix and match perfectly, I will be making more variety of flowers using these fabulous dies but I'm short of time at the moment,
Using the largest die in the Magazine I made a Grand Piano,
I die cut the shape once out of the card stock I wanted to use, then cut the keys part out of a piece of white then black card stock, these I placed every other colour to get the look,
Taking the main die cut I cut another one out of the main card stock but I placed the die with the keyboard section hanging off the card stock, so it was just the top section which was cut out and so that the top section could be opened up, I achieved this by making a hinge out of Card stock by cutting a strip of card stock then scored it in the middle which I then glued one half underneath the top on the left hand side and the other on the base of the piano
I wanted the Piano to be a stand alone project, so I made a mock box section underneath then glued some pearl string around some of the edges,
I added some music die cuts which came with the magazine for on the top of the lid then used some leaf die cuts from my stash on the front edge,
I handmade some Foamiran flowers for inside the Piano with another couple of the leaf die cuts,
I made this type of flower using the 5 flower dies by Gummiapan, (not included in the Magazine)
Hi guys, I thought I'd show you a few Foamiran flowers I've made out of Silk Foam in white and Lady E 002 leaves dies, they will of course make fabulous leaves too,
I made a few out of the 3 different sizes of the dies,
So take a strip of the Silk foam and die cut the dies using 4 layers together, the dies cuts through the 4 layers easily.
Colour on the edges of the petals with a oil pastel, to do this use the pastel as you would a crayon simply going along the edges of the flower as shown below,
When you've done all the edges, draw along the middle of each petal to the centre using the oil pastel the same way, sorry for the slightly blurred photo, my cameras's playing up!!
Fold the petals over each other as shown below, then scrunch along the length a few times,
On the base (middle) section of the flower ( where the petals meet) as you scrunch slightly pull it outwards too, do this gently so the Foam stretches along the length just a little but doesn't tear,
Unfold the scrunched flower head, then slightly spread the petals one at a time in the middle, leaving the top edge as it is, do this on each petal.
Here is the flower from the back where you can see the stretched section at the base of the flower, this gives depth to the flower head,
Make a hole in the center of the flower head.
Take a thin piece of wire, a double headed stamen and a piece of floral tape cut along it's length down the middle so you get a thinner width to work work.
Bend the stamen over so one of the heads is slightly above the other, as shown below.
Take your wire and the stamen and fix them together with the end of the wire slightly below the bottom head, then wrap the floral tape around the wire and stamens along the length,
Add a drop of glue about 1 cm to 1.5 cm below the stamen heads and fix the flower head in place,
At this stage you can tweek the edges of the petals if needed,
Do the same stages for all the flower heads, as shown below I also made some similar type flowers using some 0.6 Foamiran in a lilac purple colour, I did the same steps just useing a darker purple oil pastel along the edges and middle lines, I used the same stamens but coloured the tips with a copic pen to match in with the colours,
They can of course be made in any colour way.
Hope I've inspired you to have a go, any question as always just ask,
Check out Emilia's fb page for more ideas too
Hi guys, I'm here today to show you fantastic 3D chipboard Bird House by Laserowe Love which I got from Swedish House Crafts, as you know I love Chipboards!!!!
Suha has some gorgeous chipboards in her online store and they can be altered many ways, on this post I'm going to show you how I decorated mine with a photo tutorial,
This is my finished Bird House, I wanted some added interest and soft colouring so I added some more chip board, stenciling, stamping and a few of my Hand made Foamiran flowers too,
Take all the pieces but the scalloped roof edges out of the packaging carefully, cutting the little tabs holding them in place.
I chose to use Distress Inks for my chipboard in three colours, using a large brush I made circular movement to add some Scattered straw randomly here and there on each piece.
Here it's hard to see but I softened it with some Antique Linen distress ink, using my brush the same way.
Here I have also added some Peeled paint distress ink too, you can go over as many times as you like till you get the desired look you wish, but try to keep the colours separate.
On the Base I only coloured the outer edges, leaving the very center uncoloured as you will not see this part when the Bird House is attached on top.
Colour the roof sections in the same way, then cut them out of their base pieces, this way the delicate lines of the chip board don't get damaged when colouring them and it's easier to do too.
When I'd finished colouring the pieces I wanted to add a little interest to some of the sections of the Bird House so I took a Gummiapan bricks stamp and a Versa Mark pad then randomly stamped onto the sections of the house where I wanted it, then I added some white embossing powder over the top, shook off the excess then heat dried it with my heat tool, ( try to do this quickly and if the chipboard warps a little, place it upside down under a heavy book for a while, it will straighten the chip board out again,)
This is the effect your after.
To give added interest on the side panels I took a mask I had in my stash and stenciled some structure paste through.
Take the mask off carefully and let it air dry.
For the chipboard heart that came with the Bird House I simply dabbed some of the structure paste onto it with a foam dauber, this creates texture,
This is the assembled Bird House onto which I have added a couple of Laserowe Bricks here and there too, these I kept in their natural colour.
As you can see the bricks have interest, with out adding too much depth, I love the effect the dabbed structure paste on the heart gives.
Here's another closer view of the Brick effect,
I wanted some Hand made Foamiran flowers on my Bird House so I cut some flower shapes out using a Gummiapan flower die again from Swedish house Crafts, onto the cut shapes I added some Memento ink, I added the colour by using a slightly damp wet wipe, this helped spread the quick drying ink and softened the colour slightly too, I then went over with a darker colour on the edges of the petals using the same technique.
After colouring them I scrunched and twisted each petal in turn on the edges only to get the above effect. I then made a hole in the middle of each flower and added some stamens through, gluing them in place behind the flower.
I used some feathers from my stash then this cute Bird, which I hot glued onto the perch, then when fully dry I added some of the Foamiran flowers along the side of the Heart. I then used another couple of different Foamiran flowers underneath the Bird too.
I finished the base of my Bird House off with some more feathers, Foamiran flowers and another piece of Laserowe Love chipboard too, this I coloured in with some of the Peeled paint Distress ink,
I decorated the roof sections by randomly placing a Jute Die cut by Magnolia here and there, some cheesecloth and natural fibers randomly placed over this, then some more Hand made Foamiran flowers glued on top too.
This is the other side view, I love how nature is wild and untamed and that's the look I was after for the roof of my Bird Box.
This is the view as seen from above, I really hope I've inspired you to have a go yourself, if you do let me know and I will take a look,
Talking of which as you may already know we are Celebrating our one year Anniversary of being on Suha's fabulous Swedish house Crafts Design Team, Suha wants you all to join us in the celebration by linking any creations of yours if you wish to show us, if you love Foamiran as I do you can leave us a link with your makes for those as well, we will then come and take a look at your work and leave some love!!! go to the link below for more details