Tuesday, 17 October 2017


Hello & Welcome

Rather a  lengthy tutorial today with lots of pictures.  There is also a video on YouTube showing extra cards at:
Poppyfield Card Crafts JF

I'm having to do two separate videos and the first one is still loading on YouTube!! 
I'll start with the....

  • DL white card stock ~ Woodware
  • 6x6" card stock ~ ?Woodware (unsure about this one as I've had these cards a long time!)
  • Chicken Wire Background Stamp ~ JustRite
  • Never Give Up Stamp ~ Visible Image UK
  • A Friend Is Stamp ~  Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Fossilized Amber & Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Inks ~ Ranger
  • Bundles Sage Distress Ink ~ Ranger
  • Clear Embossing Powder ~ WOW
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad ~ Tsukineko
  • Pre-inked 'smoothies' ~ CE
  • Masks ~ That Special Touch
  • Just A Note Die ~ CE
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Adhesive
  • Platinum Machine ~ Spellbinders
The above items are all the ingredients used for both cards.
The items shown below are used for this first card
I placed my DL card into the MISTI, placed the 'chicken wire'  stamp in position,  inked  it with 'bundled sage' distress ink then stamped the card 

I then swapped the stamp for the sentiment one, placed that into position, picked it up with the MISTI lid and inked it with Versafine Onyx Black then immediately sprinkled the clear embossing powder over it, removed the excess powder, and with my preheated heat tool heat set it.  This creates a very glossy and raised image, and, as you know, one of my favourite techniques, so if you have a clear embossing powder I urge you to give it a try!

On the front of the envelope I inked the same stamp, placed part of  it to the lower left hand corner and stamped the partial image and, on the envelope back,  I stamped 'with love' in the same ink
For card 2 I used a 'home made' mask, if you look again at the picture of the ingredients you'll see part of a die cut black card and this is what I used as a 'mask' for this card.  So remember when you are die cutting flowers etc and before you throw the left over card into the bin you just may be able to reuse it for something else, as I did
The background is subtle but click on the picture and you'll see the outline of the die.  I used a pre-inked 'smoothie' to add colour, over the mask, as a background
Using Distress Oxide Inks I coloured a strip of white card with 'spiced marmalade' and the other side with 'fossilized amber'

I die cut the sentiment twice, glued them together then adhered to the card front.  I placed part of the same mask to the bottom left of the the envelope and added colour using the same blue inked smoothie 
You  could make a batch of 'background cards' with matching envelopes and when you come to need a card in a hurry all you have to do is add the sentiment

Until tomorrow

June x

Don't forget there is a YouTube video on the above and if you do visit please hit the subscribe button then you will be notified of new videos when I add them, as some may not necessarily be shown as a blog post :)  Jx


  1. Gorgeous card June. My parcel came today, thank you do much, xxx

  2. Thanks, June - I shall watch the videos later. Love the simplicity of the 2 cards.

  3. Gorgeous card sntodaynJulia.

    Thank you for sharing.


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