Tuesday, 19 March 2013

A few ideas using Cottage Cutz dies

I was asked to make up card fronts for display for Photo Continental using Cottage Cutz dies. I love this product so I agreed as it helps me creatively to come up with ideas I may be able to use another time but using  stencils.

 I wanted to create a vintage feel for the first few cards so I used my Nitwit Collections to print the papers for the backgrounds. Turned out well didn't they?

 I used the new Poly Mirror for the actual dressing table mirror. Now All you can see reflected is camera!

 The lower paper is as close to tile looking as I could get. It still feels like a Victorian bathroom.

This one of course is very feminine and hopefully French in feel.

 The Love Bandit in action!

The next two cards were created from the one die but the images are too big to allow all the elements to go onto one card. The second card hightlights the fact that you can use patterned paper to create different looking hats and a more relaxed feel to the card by using plain craem cardstock for the hat stand rather than the gold metal look on the first card.

The last card is self explanatory. Happy Easter everyone!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Hearts in a Row

These two cards were very difficult to photograph as I used our newest product which is reflective, self adhesive with a protective coating on the front which is removed after embossing or before using embossing medium.
It is called Poly mirror. It is a plastic product that acts as a mirror. It is flexible, can be embossed with embossing folders and cut with scissors or using Bigz dies from Sizzix. For these two cards I embossed a sheet of Poly mirror with white embossing medium using Dreamweavers LX7001 Damask stencil. Alison Ellis papers are prominent in the designs as well. I will be teaching both of these cards next week Wednesday 13th March at Stampers and Scrapbookers Wonderland.

The next two cards will be taught at Photo Continental on Saturday 23rd March. The first card involves double embossing with embossing medium. The second card revisits embossing medium on acetate but also using stencils to create backgrounds.

If you would like to order Poly mirror for your store please contact me through my website.