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Sunday 24 May 2020

Our 40th Wedding Anniversary

Hi guys, I thought I'd show you a card I made for my hubbies 40th Wedding Anniversary card,

Yes we've been married 40 years!!!!!!!! I mean what!! lol

So as you know I can do fluff but you can't really do that with a mans card can you?
He's got the layers and distress look though,

So the card is made with smooth white card stock which I then covered around the edges with distress ink on the front, randomly letting it have stronger depth of colour in some places then others,
I used quite a few products by Lisa Horton on it too,
Taking a smaller piece of card stock I did the same thing, but after colouring it I added some vintage photo on the edges then distressed over that with my distress tool, (scissors can work for this too)

I glued this in place on my card,
Using the fabulous postcard effect stamp from the edge stamp set by Lisa Horton I stamped it three times onto smooth card stock, then I roughly tore all the way around them, it doesn't matter there not perfectly even on each one or the same size when torn, add some vintage photo distress ink around the edges to give a vintage look, (40 years vintage get it!!)

I then popped the three together simply gluing them in the middle and staggering the layers as shown,
when dry I wrapped some rustic looking twine around them and tied it with a loose knot and bow, I then glued these in place on my card too,

I took one of the fabulous stamps from the Textures stamp set and added some texture look without needing to add height around the outer edges of the postcards and along the outer edges of the card, some going off the card so you only see a hint, these I stamped using the vintage photo distress ink again, it helps keep the theme and vintage look, I also used the same ink for the Celebrate text  from the In the loop stamp set, which again I just randomly stamped here and there,

Onto the postcard section, which I fab as it is I wanted to add a little more layering which as you know is more me, so I took one of the grey board hearts again by Lisa and coloured the top with some red from a copic pen, this coloured fab without needing to add Gesso first, when dry I added some stamping with another of the textures stamps again in the vintage photo D/I, I Glued this in place then took on of Lisa's greyboard keys which I had again coloured with a copic pen and glued this over the top of the heart,

I finished off the card with the number 40 cut out with the numbers dies again by Lisa, using the same texture stamp as on the heart, again I also lightly distressed the edges,

Well I hope he likes his card, we're having a take away tonight, no fancy meal out or holiday, thanks to  Covid again!!Lol

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Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday 20 May 2020

Create Art

Hi guys, On Lisa's last show she had the most amazing MDF Bookcase with grey board spines and covers to make books for the inside, were you lucky to get some? you will love them if you did,

Here's what I did with mine,

As you can see they came with enough grey board to make 4 books, two with wider spines and two slightly less, also on the show was some of the fabulous Stamperia papers from the Roses and Laces collection, I had some in  my stash so I used them on my samples, using the papers to make some of my embellishments too,
I'll start off with the MDF bookcase, it is so easy to put together by simply gluing with a wet glue on the edges were they connect together, I added some of the papers both on the inside and outside too,

I used the papers for the outsides of the books as well,

This one I left fairly plain to show you don't have to over embellish them for them still to look awesome,

I also left this one plain inside with only the paper showing as you can finish off the insides a few different ways to add the signatures,

So as you can see on this one I have simply used some good thick card stock to fit in the spine section, I then simply wrapped some black cord around a few times to create a base for the signatures to be threaded through, you can use string, elastic, cord or twine as I have, the papers are cut to size and glued down on either side to finish it off,

For two of the books on the outside I again used the papers, making some tags and one of the strips of paper from the paper collection, cut down and distressed on the edges with my distress tool (scissors work too) and some distress ink, then I layered them up with some 3D foam pads and used one of the clocks from the papers on the book front too, this I again distressed, To finish off the front of my book I added the gorgeous MDF flower which also came with the main bookcase collection, simply colouring them with some of the fabulous Mica's Lisa sells,

Here is another of the decorated books again using some of the tags I created and also using some more MDF pieces that again came with the main collection, I again painted the paint brush with some of the Mica's sealing them with a little hair spray afterwards,

On the inside I created another card with twine wound around for the signatures /pages, I used some more of the black card stock for some and white water colour card for the other, 

I then used some more of the Mica's and some of the fabulous stamps to create some art on a couple of the pages,

To finish the Bookcase off I added the four metal feet which again came with the main bookcase collection on the show,

Just another view of the finished books and Bookcase, 

Well I do hope you managed to get some and you enjoy using your creativity to create your projects, don't forget we would love to see them, 
Lisa has a Facebook group were you can show anything you make with her products and there's even a set challenge every month too, check it out,

Also Lisa has a blog which you can check out here, with all the DT posts on with some amazing projects, 

Happy Crafting!!