Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Jolly Tree Handmade Stamped Christmas Card

I liked this Woodware stamp as soon as I saw it, it makes a great card with very little else needed. I opted for traditional colors as I also wanted to try out our new Wink of Stella pens.

Jolly Tree hand made stamped Christmas card


I matted red and white card onto an A6 white card blank and stamped the Jolly Tree in black, as the pigment ink takes a little time to dry I used a heat gun to make sure it was completely dry before I started coloring in to avoid any smudges. It's difficult to get a photo that shows it properly but the coloring is done using three different pens, a red Pro Marker, a gold Sakura Gelly Roll and a green Wink of Stella. The Pro Marker is plain red, the Gelly Roll gives a lovely golden sheen and the Wink of Stella gives color with gold glitter in. I am delighted with the Wink of Stella pens, it's great to be able to get the glitter effect without any mess!
I am very pleased with the overall effect, hope you like it too.

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Debbie Wild


Saturday, 14 November 2015

Christmas Pillow Box with Holly Branch Decoration

Just as a change from card making I decided to make a pillow box as gift wrapping for a small gift. I used a 6 inch square sheet of paper from the christmas Wishes paper pad and the Pillow Box Punch Board. Once I had made the pillow box following the manufacturers instructions, I die cut two holly branches and added red 5mm self adhesive pearls for the berries. I hand cut a strip of off white card, inked the edges and added a peel off Christmas greeting.
I think it's a very cute package suitable for small items.



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Nice to do something different, I hope you like it.
Debbie Wild

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Handmade Christmas Card with Die Cut Bauble

I love these lacy filagree cutting dies and wanted to make a classic cream and gold card so decided to combine the two.
I used a square blank card and layered it with gold and cream card, I inked the edges of the cream card with gold ink to make them look a little softer. I die cut the lacy Christmas tree decoration from the same cream card and a circle the same size as the bauble  from the gold card, then adhered one on top of the other. A gold bow finished off the bauble and a greeting stamped in gold finished off the card.

Hand Made Christmas Card with Die Cut Bauble and Stamped Message

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Debbie Wild


Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Arched Window with Winter Scene Hand Made Christmas Card

This is a classic design using the arched window die cutter with a winter/Christmas view outside. I used snowfall acetate in the window to give the impression of falling snow and used two different Christmas tree die cutters for the large tree and the smaller ones in the distance. A line of glitter glue added a bit of sparkle to the snowy hills, which were made using a stamp from the Winter Trees stamp set.
The blue sky is inked with chalk ink in French Blue and the greeting and holly leaves around the window frame are stamped in white. This is another card where the basic design can be adapted to suit different times of the year, with different views from the window. I tried it with a blue window frame first of all but the red felt more festive in the end.

Arched Window with Winter Scene Hand Made Christmas Card

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Debbie Wild


Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Handmade Christmas Card with Paper Circles

I love this idea, you could use it for any occasion as long as you have some co-ordinating papers and a circle die cutter.
The card blank is 14cm square and the circles are 3.5cm diameter. The construction of the card is very simple, I used a wooden snowflake from the Christmas Wooden Shapes, coated it with  Watermark ink and then heat embossed it with silver to decorate one of the circles. The Christmas Cheer For You greeting comes from the Hunkydory Woodland Christmas Set.
Snow Much Fun was stamped onto a circle using Merlot ink. All the circles are adhered using foam pads to lift them of the page a little.

Hand made Christmas card with paper circles and various embellishments

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Hope you like it, thanks for visiting.
Debbie Wild



Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Hand Made Christmas Card with Card-io Classic Christmas Stamp Set

Hi Everyone
Hard to believe it's time to make Christmas cards again, I'm not complaining though, it's my favourite time of the year!
I have been dying to have a go with our new Card-io stamps ever since we got them in stock, here is my first attempt.
The Classic Christmas set is made up of 5 very small stamps which you can overlap and layer to create this unique look. The smallest of the stamps fit onto the special Acrylic Stamping Peg which makes it really easy to use even the tiniest stamps.

Hand made Christmas card with card-io classic christmas stamp set

I used a 15cm square card blank and layered gold and off white card. I inked the top portion of the card front with Bundled Sage distress ink and then stamped the design using Merlot, Gold and Evergreen ink pads. The effect is achieved by inking the stamp and then stamping two or three times before re-inking to give different depths of color.
I added a ribbon and bow to the card front and colored a wooden holly leaf embellishment with a gold ink pad and adhered that just below the bow. The Christmas greeting is also stamped in gold. 
I am pleased with the final result and am looking forward to experimenting with different color combinations.

card-io classic christmas stamp set
The Classic Christmas Card-io stamp set.

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Friday, 25 September 2015

Dandelion Silhouette Stamped Thank You Card

Hi Everyone
Almost the weekend, I want to show you a card that I made to thank some friends for a lovely gift. The recipients were both male and female so I didn't want it to look too girly. 
I used three colors of ink blended to make the background and masked off a circle to create the sun, then stamped the dandelion over it in black.
I used circle die cutters to cut the green frame to match the layered card and finished it all off with some black pearls and a black thank you peel off sticker.


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Available from our website www.wildwarehouse.com

Thanks for looking in, I hope you like it and look forward to your comments.
Debbie x


Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Fathers Day or Mans Birthday Card

Hi Everyone
The summer has flown by and I have been busy traveling and sorting out new stock for the Christmas Shop on the website, more about that later.
I realized recently that I never put the Fathers Day card on here that I made back in June so I'm adding that now, of course the same design could be used for a mans birthday so it's not completely out of date!
The packs of little coat hangers were new in stock at the time so I was pleased to have an excuse to open one and try them out, it's also a nice way to use up scraps of paper.


I used a 15 x 15cm card blank and just trimmed it down slightly then layered it with black card and blue textured card, I die cut a circle from white card and put that on top. The little ties are hand cut from scraps of paper and glued onto the hanger which in turns glued to the card. The greeting is a peel off sticker.
Most of the materials can be purchased from our website www.wildwarehouse.com, just click on the links below for more information and prices etc.



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Thanks for looking in, hope you like the card, look forward to your comments.
Debbie 





Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Peel Off Cat Handmade Birthday Card

I made this card for a friend's birthday, she loves cats and her favorite color is pink...



The card itself is very simple, the pink base was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder to give it some texture, and then wrapped with the silver ribbon. I tied a small silver heart charm into the the ribbon bow for a bit of added interest, and as my friend is not averse to a bit of bling I put self adhesive crystals in each corner of the background. The silver cat is a peel off.

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Debbie

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Handmade Birthday Card with a Cute Stamped Owl

Hi Everyone, 
I am loving this owl stamp from Woodware, I used it before to make a paper piecing card and this time I stamped and cut out the owl and colored it with Promarker pens. I used a woodgrain embossing folder with white card and then used an inkpod to color the raised areas of the woodgrain with brown ink. A bow and die cut leaves added some decoration and the sentiment was printed on the computer. Oh and I stuck tiny crystals in the eyes to make them sparkly :) 


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Thanks for reading, hope you like the card, all comments appreciated.
Debbie x

Friday, 15 May 2015

Hand Made Die Cut Butterfly Birthday Card

I have seen a few examples of cards made using paint colour swatches on the internet, so decided to have a go at making my own. The paint swatch cards that I could get hold of have the name of the colour printed on them which means the clean area to cut out is not that big. I used the smallest butterfly from our set of  butterfly die cutters on this card although there would have been room to use the medium one instead. The colour of the top butterfly was very pale so I covered it with Stickles glitter glue to give it a bit more impact against the white background. I used foam pads just on the body area to attach the butterflies to lift them off the page. The sentiment is stamped. I'm very pleased with the way it has turned out - back to the DIY store!


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Thanks for reading, hope you like it.
Debbie

Sunday, 3 May 2015

New Baby Girl Card

Hi Everyone
As I sat watching the news coverage yesterday of the birth of the new royal baby girl I started thinking about all the cards and gifts that they will receive, and that made me think about making a new baby card myself! So to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the safe arrival of their daughter here is my card. I won't actually send it to them but it was nice to make it all the same. (It's a bit pinker that it looks in the photo.)



I used a 15 x 15cm blank white card and covered it with two colours of pink card, I used a strip of grosgrain ribbon to cover the join in the card and topped that with some "it's a girl" ribbon tied into a simple bow. I die cut a scalloped and a plain circle of card, stuck them on top of each other and adhered the baby in a pram embellishment to the top, I used foam pads to stick this to the card to lift it over the ribbon and off the page slightly, the greeting is stamped in white on pink card layered on to white and it's all finished off with some pink adhesive pearls at the corners. Very easy but a cute card all the same, of course you could do exactly the same thing in blue if the baby in question is a boy.

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Thank you for reading, hope you like the card, your comments are very welcome!
Debbie x

Friday, 24 April 2015

Stamped Mothers Day Card with ProMarker Tips and Tricks

The second Mothers Day card that I made this year is very different to the previous one, I used a stamped image of crocus flowers, and a couple of tricks with ProMarker pens to finish it off. 



I used a sheet of purple Core'dinations card stock layered onto a white card blank, the image is stamped in black ink onto white card and colored with Amethyst, Apple and Mandarin ProMarker pens. I used the Amethyst ProMarker to draw a border around the edge of a piece of white card and layered the stamped image onto it, making it look like a layer of purple card that matched the colored flowers perfectly. I tied a plain bow of lilac gingham ribbon around the two layers of card across the flower stems, then mounted this onto white card and adhered it to the card blank. I used natural colored self adhesive pearls and colored them with the Apple ProMarker, again giving me perfectly co-ordinated embellishments. I stamped the greeting in black on to white card and again edged it with the Amethyst pro-marker.
I am very pleased with the co-ordinated finish that I got from using ProMarkers to color the background and pearls I will be doing this more often!

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Let me know what you think.
Thanks for looking in.
Debbie

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Mothers Day Card using Distress Inks

This year I made two totally different Mothers Day cards, the first one again used the blended ink background technique that I have been experimenting with and is very similar to the notelet card I made earlier.

To dress it up a bit I made a card blank from two pieces of cream card, the first was about 17 x 11cm and I made the fold about 3 or 4cm from the end of this piece, I used an edge punch to decorate the short edge. The second piece of card was cut to the same size as the long side of the first piece. I punched a couple of holes in the decorative flap and threaded ribbon through and tied a bow. I stuck the second piece of card to the back of the short flap to cover the ribbon and give a neat inside to the card. 

The background is the same as for the notelet card and I used the same Grass Stems stamp for the image. I used a Mothers Day sentiment stamp this time and decorated the flower heads with gold adhesive metal embellishments. This was all mounted on to brown card and then onto the card front.


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Debbie

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Handmade Get Well Card and Birthday Card

Here's another card I made using the ink blending technique for the background, its a really simple card with the sentiment stamped over the background and the whole thing mounted on cream card and a white card blank. I love this sentiment stamp it's just perfect for the friend that the card has gone to!


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And here is a third card again using the same technique but with different stamps and different colour inks, I love the mysterious feel to this one, and it's a good way to make a Christmas stamp useful all year round, I bet it would look great with a background of autumnal colours too.


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Thanks for looking in - hope you like them.

Debbie Wild



Friday, 27 February 2015

Handmade Notelet Card Using Blended Inks

Hi Everyone
After putting loads of new ink pads on the website last week, this week I have been playing with them. Here is one of the results, I will add the others later.
The inks that we stock are a mixture of pigment inks, Tim Holtz distress inks and Chalk Inks so there is plenty of variety.
The cards that I have made are very simple but I love the blended chalk backgrounds.


For this card I used three different inks, Topaz and Scattered Straw are blended to create the background and Dark Brown was used to stamp the image and sentiment and also around the edges of the background. I have  experimented with a few different ways of blending the inks, on this card I used makeup sponges, which worked really well. Hope you like it. 

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Thanks for visiting.
Debbie



Friday, 13 February 2015

Die Cut Heart With Love Card for Valentines or Other Occasions

I wanted to try out a couple of new products that I have added to the website recently so combined them in this card. I am very pleased with the result. I think it would make a lovely Valentine card but by changing the sentiment could be used for many other occasions such as wedding, anniversary or even birthday and thank you cards.


I started with a 15cm white card blank and trimmed it down to 14.5cm so that the dark red card would be 14cm which fit perfectly in the embossing folder. I inked the edges of the card blank with a Merlot ink pad. I trimmed the Core'dinations Colorcore cardstock to 14cm square and embossed with a Damask embossing folder and die cut a scalloped heart shape from the centre. I sanded the raised areas of the embossing to let the plain red colour show through.
I then die cut a plain slightly smaller heart shape from parchment  paper and embossed that with the same Damask embossing folder. Using the new Darice Ink Pods I inked the raised surface of the embossing with Merlot ink and fixed that inside the cut out heart shape.
I used the same ink on the edge of the heart and the sentiment panel and to stamp the 'With Love' greeting.
I used a pearl flourish which I cut into three sections and stuck over the card and the heart, die cut leaves and paper flowers finish off the decoration.
Hope you like it.

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Debbie


Thursday, 22 January 2015

Two Owls Paper Piecing Birthday Card

This is a card that I made for a friend's birthday recently. It is the first time that I have tried paper piecing and once I got going I really enjoyed it. The Woodware stamp is a lovely versatile stamp that could be used for Valentines, weddings, birthdays anniversaries etc.
I stamped the image onto different patterned and plain papers and then cut out different parts of each one and combined them to create the sort of patchwork looking owls below. The patterned papers that I used are actually from a Christmas pad so don't put your Christmas papers away yet many of the ones that are striped, spotted etc. can be used all year round.
stamped and paper pieced handmade birthday card

For the rest of the card I used a plain white card blank and covered it with a striped paper, I tied a ribbon vertically around the striped layer before attaching it to the card. I inked the edge of the owls image and adhered that over the ribbon. I used a small text peel off for the greeting and mounted that on co-ordinating card with the edges inked. Red self adhesive pearls at each corner and tiny adhesive crystals to give them a twinkle in their eyes finish it off.

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Debbie