Card Making

Enjoy The Adventure: Bon Voyage Card (video)

by Lesley Oman on 25 May, 2015

 

I made this card a little while ago for our work colleague, John, who took the brave step of packing his bags and moving to Spain. It all happened so fast, but i know he will do GREAT over there!

Of course, i had to send him off in style with his own bespoke HHC card! I used this super cute fox /wolf critter from the mama elephant up and away stamp set, coloured with some spectrum noir pencils. I also used the paper airplane image from lawn fawn- isn’t it cute how it looks like he is throwing it!!

For the background i wanted to invoke the idyllic hues of a spanish pool, so created a watercolour effect using distress inks.

Enjoy the video, and see you again soon,

lesley

 

 

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Clean And Simple Shaker Card

by Lesley Oman on 13 May, 2015

I love a design that is just so simple it works. And the cool thing is that this card took next to no time to make.

Shaker cards don’t need to be complicated – instead of having a big expansive space for a shaker, i have simply used a small primitive heart die from Quickcutz to create a heart aperture in a piece  of cardstock cut with a stitched rectangles die from Lawn Fawn. There are beads inside, but when the card is standing upright, you can’t see them very well in the photo- but when holding the card, they are very obvious, and just are daring you to shake them!

The background paper is from Echo Park i believe – the tone on tone paper is a perfect accompaniment to the white- it creates interest without overwhelming the design.

Thanks for stopping by, and i promise another video will be up soon

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Robots & A Recessed Sentiment {Video}

by Lesley Oman on 4 May, 2015

More robots! But i can’t really help it – they are adorable, right?

I have been making cards for Craig’s work, so I am trying to make some that would appeal to the geek masses, and these robots are just ideal! I think this card would work for either a boy or a girl.

I have used dies to create an aperture, or window, and then embossed the greeting behind – it gives a nice element of dimension and interest to the card.

My images are coloured using Spectrum Noir colouring pencils – i am loving these sweet little investments!

Watch the video for more fun!

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Roy’s Robot Exploding Box Birthday Card

by Lesley Oman on 23 April, 2015

I guess i should say right now that this is a photo heavy post today! :-) It was actually supposed to be a video but i had slight issues. heehee!

My colleague Roy is one of those guys that ‘tries’ to let his birthday pass by unnoticed. Well, of course, we could not let that happen! Instead i wanted to give him a HungryHeffyCrafts one-of-its-kind card to show him that I think he’s the best!

Roy tends to like things that are interesting and interactive, anything remotely similar to engineering, so i figured an exploding box card would be perfect for him.

If you don’t know how to make one of these, i recommend you pop over to you tube- there are some great tutorials on there. The trick is to make sure it folds flat and the sticky-outy bits are able to fit within the width of the envelope, so i checked this every time i went to stick on another embellishment.  Here’s how it looks folded flat.

I pulled out some masculine stamp sets to add a mechanic feel to the outside of the box. I used Mr Fix It stamp set from Woodware along with the Lawn Fawn Robots stamp set. The liquid platinum embossing powder from ranger gives a cool metallic finish!

I love these robot stamps from Lawn Fawn, they are so cute! This largest (blue) robot is actually a christmas hero arts clear stamp- i was so pleased that they all worked really well together!

I coloured the images with Spectrum Noir pencils and used blending solution and a paper stump to blend out the pencil lines.

The greeting is also from the Lawn Fawn Robots collection – i simply cut it into a square speech bubble and added some grey dots for a border with a marker pen.

For the background i used a Jillibeansoup stamp set that has a cool city scape on it. I heat embossed the image on grey cardstock, and used a white gel pen to create the illusion of some lights that were left on. The apha die set is an old Accucut die set that hasn’t been used in many years – i almost forgot i had it. I think its kinda cute the way it comes with its own border shadow! it really makes the text pop!

Here it is in the envelope. He got such a shock when he opened it! I think that is the best part of hand delivering cards!

Thanks for stopping by,

 

Lesley

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