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September 06, 2016

Creative Expressions – Sue Wilson Dies

Just a few more ideas using some of the Creative Expressions Sue Wilson’s dies. It is so easy to get a number of variations using the same die just by layering and/or cutting differently. Loving the versatility of these dies.

 

Greek Island Collection - Kefalonia

Greek Island Collection – Kefalonia

Greek Island Collection - Kefalonia

Greek Island Collection – Kefalonia

Festive Collection - Illuminated Angel

Festive Collection – Illuminated Angel. This is actually on a white card but the Shimmer Sheetz background is causing a reflection.

Festive Collection - Silent Night and CE gilding Flakes

Festive Collection – Silent Night and CE gilding Flakes and Multi Lens sheet.

The Gemini collection - Lyra

The Gemini collection – Lyra

Austria Collection - Innsbruck layered 3x

Austrian Collection – Innsbruck layered 3x

 

Austria Collection - Innsbruck - Layered up 3x

Austrian Collection – Innsbruck – Layered up 3x

 

Innsbruck Die. Layered up 3x.

Austrian Innsbruck Die. Layered up 3x.

 

Striplet - Lattice Window

Striplet – Lattice Window

 

Striplet - Lattice Window & CE Gilding flakes

Striplet – Lattice Window & CE Gilding flakes

 

Striplet - Lattice Window with Elizabeth Craft Designs Shimmer Sheetz

Striplet – Lattice Window with Elizabeth Craft Designs Shimmer Sheetz

 

Austria Collection - Vienna Centre Step Card

Austrian Collection – Vienna Centre Step Card

 

Festive Collection - Wisemen with Gilding Flakes Background

Festive Collection – Wisemen with Gilding Flakes Background

 

Austria Collection - Vienna

Austrian Collection – Vienna

 

Austria Collection - Vienna

Austrian Collection – Vienna

 

Festive Collection - Silent Night

Festive Collection – Silent Night

 

Austria Collection - Salzburg

Austrian Collection – Salzburg

 

nz Collection - Background with Gilding flakes - (without the Ivy)

NZ Collection – Background with Gilding flakes – (without the Ivy)

 

NZ Collection - Background die with Gilding Flakes and with the Ivy - think I like the addition.

NZ Collection – Background die with Gilding Flakes and with the Ivy – think I like the addition.

 

NZ Collection - Background on Centre Step card

NZ Collection – Background on Centre Step card

 

Austrian Collection - Innsbruck and Hearty Crafts 3D

Austrian Collection – Innsbruck and Hearty Crafts 3D

 

Greek Island Collection - Kefalonia with hearty Crafts 3D

Greek Island Collection – Kefalonia with hearty Crafts 3D

Products Used

Multi Lens sticker sheet

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_331

Adding more details soon

 

November 29, 2014

A range of Christmas Cards using a variety of dies, some with Shimmer Sheetz

New products in the store just motivate me to make cards that are simple and easy for any skill level to put together. My theme this year has tended to be just two or three colours to keep it all very easy and time efficient. I always promise myself that I will start early to make my own cards but for the past few years that just hasn’t happened and I find myself rushing close to post time to get them done.

Some of the products are not on the store yet. I have an issue with the admin side of the store and cannot load new products or accept Visa payments. Hopefully this will be sorted soon but in the meantime any questions regarding products can be asked on the Facebook page – see below for link. Purchases can also be made Offline by paying direct into the Business Bank Account once you have been invoiced.

So enough already. Here they are!!!

Just added this one today 29th Dec…………………..

Using Imperial Garnet Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz behind the Cottage Cutz Nativity Die

Using Imperial Garnet Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz behind the Cottage Cutz Nativity Die

 

      Black Cardstock on White background

Nativity Silhouette - Cottage Cutz, with Slider 1 - Whimsy Stamps and Peace Die - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Nativity Silhouette – Cottage Cutz, with Slider 1 – Whimsy Stamps and Peace Die – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Cream Cardstock with Soft Gold Foil

Geometric Embossigng Folder - Cuttlebug, Peace Die and Peace Doves - Impression Obsessions

Geometric Embossigng Folder – Cuttlebug, Peace Die and Peace Doves – Impression Obsessions

 

Nativity Silhouette 2 - Cottage Cutz, Dove - Impression Obsession and Peace Die - Elizabeth Craft Designs, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Nativity Silhouette 2 – Cottage Cutz, Dove – Impression Obsession and Peace Die – Elizabeth Craft Designs, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Peridot Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz

 

And another also using the slider die from Whimsy stamps

And another also using the slider die from Whimsy stamps

 

Products mentioned on cards above with Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz Dove and Blue Bling.

Products mentioned on cards above with Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz Dove and Blue Bling.

I made the impression on the Shimmer Sheetz with the dove and then hand cut. I haven’t had success cutting dies on the Shimmer Sheetz.

Products mentioned above and an Anna Griffen Design Embossing Folder

Products mentioned above and an Anna Griffen Design Embossing Folder

 

Another version of the same.

Another version of the same.

 

Another variation with the doves

Another variation with the doves

 

Printed the sentiment onmy computer. Used double sided paper on the back (we call Jac Paper) stuck it to cardstock and then cut with the die.

Printed the sentiment on my computer. Used double sided paper on the back (we call Jac Paper) stuck it to cardstock and then cut with the die.

 

Nativity and Peace dies as above and a Tattered Lace Courner Flourish Die

Nativity and Peace dies as above and a Tattered Lace Courner Flourish Die

 

Amethyst Shimmer Sheetz and Thank You embossing folder.

Amethyst Shimmer Sheetz and Thank You embossing folder.

 

Amethyst again.

Amethyst again.

 

Simple and quick!

Simple and quick!

 

Peace dove

Peace dove

 

The background embossing folders are varied in these ones.

The background embossing folders are varied in these ones.

 

Music embossing folder this time.

Music embossing folder this time.

 

Using the Whimsy Stamps Slider 1 Die here for the sentiment which was computer printed.

Using the Whimsy Stamps Slider 1 Die here for the sentiment which was computer printed.

 

Silver bling used on this one.

Silver bling used on this one.

 

Dark Brown Cardstock used in the background. Looks really effective when you see it for real.

Dark Brown Cardstock used in the background. Looks really effective when you see it for real.

 

Another with the dark brown cardstock.

Another with the dark brown cardstock.

 

and ..........Another with the dark brown cardstock.

and ……….Another with the dark brown cardstock.

 

Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz used in the background.

Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz used in the background.

 

The Whimsy Stamps Slider 1 yet again.

The Whimsy Stamps Slider 1 yet again.

 

Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz again. My reflection is in the background which is why it looks darker than the ribbon tags of the same sheet.

Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz again. My reflection is in the background which is why it looks darker than the ribbon tags of the same sheet.

 

and finally this is really cheating. Used a scrap of the Green Shimmer Sheetz left over, added the die Peace and the dove on a card that I had already embossedand was awaiting inspiration.

and finally this is really cheating. Used a scrap of the Green Shimmer Sheetz left over, added the die Peace and the dove on a card that I had already embossedand was awaiting inspiration.

 

Once the Admin side of my Store is sorted, I will add the links to the products that are not already on there.

Some already are:

 Shimmer Sheetz

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=253

Dies

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283

Emmbossings Folders

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283

Bling

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_51

Cardstock

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45_175

Envelopes C6

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=65_151

Adhesive – Double Sided Tape and Foam Squares

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=44

Thank You for Looking. I will add the additional products to the store as soon as possible.

In the meantime, wanting/needing something message me on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Card-and-Scrapbooking-Supplies-NZ/197402113631816?ref=bookmarks

 

 

November 02, 2014

Another Nativity Scene this time using Shimmer Sheetz in the background

I decided to try a Shimmer Sheet from Elizabeth Craft Designs behind the Nativity to see what effect I would get. The final result stunned me as I thought the the shimmer designs fitted exactly to the scene. How cool is that!!  

Nativity Silhouette with Shimmer Sheetz background.

Nativity Silhouette with Shimmer Sheetz background.

 

Shimmer Sheetz – I used Amethyst Gemstone

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=253

Nativity Silhouette

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283_286

Embossing Folder – Thank You – set of 5

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=117

Immagination Obsession – Peace Die

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283_300

White A5 Cardmakers cardstock and Gold Foil A5 Cardstock

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45

October 19, 2013

Shimmer Sheetz and Elizabeth Craft Designs

While this is a new product to me and the Online store, by checking out You Tube, Elizabeth Craft Designs and Pinterest you can see that this has been around for a  little while now. So go check those places out for real inspiration.

I learned some lessons while playing with the product and also by being put in touch with Els from Elizabeth Craft – so helpful.

As I say on my Facebook page, I am a rather awkward crafter. Because I have had Rheumatoid Arthritis forever…………………well since I was 16, my hands don’t always do what I want them to do but usually I manage to cover up my mistakes. You did know didn’t you that there are NO MISTAKES in crafting, you really did want that flower or that bit of lace right where it is. Shhhhh, nobody knows what is underneath!!

I should stop waffling and show you what I have created so far.

Embossed and inked and..........

Embossed and inked and……….

So simple to run the Shimmer Sheetz through the Cuttlebug using an Embossing Folder. It worked a treat and shimmers and sparkles right before your eyes. I have to tell you none of the photos do these products justice!! The effect is really quite stunning!

Next I tried the sanding, to bring out the silver core. Mmmmm….. well I should have laid it flat on the table and tried that but of course I didn’t, I balanced it on my hand. Don’t ask me why. Maybe I just needed to learn the lesson that you could learn from me!!  So place it on a flat surface when you sand the raised embossing.

Then I got out my Staz On black stamp pad and ran that over the embossing. Elizabeth Craft have a You Tube video showing this and it looks amazing. Because my Staz On needs a bit more life (ink) added into it, it didn’t quite hit the mark but I could see the potential there as I hope you also can. You certainly will if you check out You Tube etc.

I decided to cut the embossed piece into four uneven size to get the effect I wanted. The sheets are 5″ x 12″ and I wanted to get three designs from the sheet and our NZ cards are deeper than the 5inches hence my reason for stretching out the design  by placing it over the black card to fill the front of the card. A bit of black lace cut with an Anastasia Cheery Lynn die and some pearl bling and we have an almost finished creation. It just needs a sentiment, then again…..maybe it doesn’t.

Another……….

Red Metallic and Peel Off Ornaments.

Red Metallic and Peel Off Ornaments.

 

No too many errors in my third play. One of the bows is a bit scew but I can adjust that. I have placed the ornament peel offs onto clear acetate and then used Dufex brush markers to colour the acetate from the back. There are so many ways you can use the Peel Offs, not just these but the others on the store. Colour them in, place foil behind or a pattern paper, leave them as they are, use water colour pencils or markers when you have placed them on water colour paper. The ideas are limitless.  The Wishing you a Merry Christmas on this card is a Doodey Transparent Peel Off sticker and once again, what ever you place it over will show through, or of course you can colour it in as I have done on the next card.

Copper Magic!

Copper Magic!

 

I saw a Christmas card somewhere, some time ago that was all done in brown tones. It was stunning! When I saw this copper Shimmer Sheetz I thought – now that would work! The effect of this copper one once again is really quite something. As you see I have used the Doodey Peel Off again for the sentiment and used two of the Elizabeth Craft Design Ornaments in the Gold. You can get these in Black and Silver as well. Silver is in stock and the black is about to be ordered.

My mistake on this card? I was a bit heavy handed with the Peel Off and pulled it off the sheet as I would a smaller Peel off or a Transparent one and the longer ornament is a little out of shape. Why am I showing/telling you this? Well whoever gets this card won’t know that it isn’t supposed to look like this, so I’m not telling them……..but also you can learn from my mistake. Els said either put the sticker on the table upside down and place your paper over this or “make your fingers a little bit wet. That way it is really easy to handle the peel off.’s”. Simple when you know how. Also, I just used a border piece of Peel Off for the string but you could use ribbon, twine, sparkle thread.

Tulip design on Shimmer Sheetz.

Tulip design on Shimmer Sheetz.

I just used some small pieces left over to make these next two cards. I laid the tulip over the green and the Turquoise piece and cut around. That is just black card stock in the background that I ran through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder. I love the stain glass look of these black outlines.

Tulips from...........

Tulips from………..

You can also see a variation of colour in the green stem on this one but still the photos do not really show the full effect. The pictures of the actual sheets will give you a better idea of the effect.

I have also used some Washi tape on this last card. Washi tape? What is that? It is a Japanese invented sticky back tape which is either transparent or fabric, comes in a range of designs – florals, checks, spots, plains etc. and is about to be added to our store. In the meantime feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding this.

The Shimmer Sheetz come in packs of three of the same colour. I am happy to swap the packs around so that you get three different sheetz of your choosing in the pack but you would need to either contact me via the Online store http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/contact_us.php or leave a message on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Card-and-Scrapbooking-Supplies-NZ/197402113631816. I will be adding to the colour range so keep checking back or if you are an NZ resident let me know if there is a particular colour you are looking for.

SHIMMER SHEETZ ARE ALSO AMAZING WHEN USED FOR JEWELLERY. Check out links below.

Products used on these cards:

Shimmer Sheetz by Elizabeth Craft Deisgns

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=253

Peel Offs – Elizabeth Craft Designs and Doodey

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_74_181

Brush Pens by Doodey – Tools

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_74_181

Card stock for Cardmakers A5 size in Black, white, French Purple

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45

Dies – Cheery Lynn and from my stash

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=64

Embossing Folders from the store or my stash

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=117

Pearls (found under Bling in Embellishment category)

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_51

Washi Tape – Will have it’s own Category – to be added asap

I have some in stock but it just hasn’t made it to the store yet.

I would love to see your creations using these Sheetz so feel free to contact me and I will send you a direct email address.

For gorgeous creations and inspiration, check out……….

You Tube – https://www.youtube.com/user/ecraftdesigns

Pinterest –  http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=shimmer%20sheetz&rs=ac&len=12

http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=elizabeth%20craft%20cards&rs=ac&len=15

http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=elizabeth%20craft%20designs