Monday, 2 December 2013

House Mouse Baubles!

Assorted large punches enable you to punch out just a part of a printed image - even if you don't have a die-cutting machine!  Look at these designs...using the punches above.  3 and 3 1/2" punches have been used for the big baubles from the same cute House Mouse stamped image.
These baubles have been coloured with pencil and layered onto gold (punched with a 3 1/2" scallop circle punch).  The image has then been covered with Glossy Accents and set aside to dry -for a few hours!  Voila - my mice baubles are rounded and glossy!
 I have used Glossy Accent on the Candy Canes on this card too! Perfect to make them look "Sweet".
The line of bows wwas tied usign a bow maker and 7mm Organza ribbon.
The Dangly bits added to the spine of the card have been punched from the same image using a 11/2" punch.  I have finished them by embossing the whole disc with a Crystal clear embossing powder.
The corners on this layer were all punched using an inverted corner punch.
 This layering was die-cut using a Cuttlebug machine.  I have added little jingle bells to the tied twine at the edge for a touch of fun!  Glossy Accent to the berries to make them glisten and look fresh.

Small is beautiful!

Small cards - so I have used all 4" square cards for the following designs.
This stamp is a tall stamp (Bethlehem) from Woodwares Clear singles collection and I have printed it onto CREAM Shrinkles and cut in half to make 2 cards. 
S-H-R-I-N-K with a Heat-It tool and this makes the piece of Shrinkl 7 x smaller and 7 x thicker - a perfect image for a small sq card!

 The "Gaggle of Geese" stamp (Hobby Art) was used on Shrinkles too (above) and on card (below) so you can see the difference in size when shrunk.