Thursday, 29 March 2012

Heat Embossing Tutorial - Vicky Pedlow

*** Please read through all instructions before commencing ***

Photo 1


Stamp: Stampendous Poppy Stems M178
Glue Stamp: Pallete Stamp and Stick Gluepad
Embossing Powders: Stampendous in Green Tinsel and Heat It Up in Chinese Red
(or you could use Zing Embossing Powder Glitter Green and 
Heat Gun: Creative Expressions (or you could use Papermania Pink Heat Tool)
Tools: Cuttlebug V2 Die-Cut & Embossing Machine, Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 6 Die (or you could use Nestabilities Labels Small S4-169)
Versa Color Ink Pad in Green Tea
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold
Copic Markers and Promarkers in yellow, green, orange and pink

 1. Using your die-cutting machine and label die cut a label out of white card. Refer photo 2.

Photo 2

2. Apply the glue pad directly onto your stamp then stamp your image onto the white label. At this stage the stamped image will be clear and difficult to see - try not to touch the stamped image as it will easily smudge. Refer photo 3.

Photo 3

3. Place your label onto a piece of white paper and choose an embossing powder to compliment your image. As my image featured a flower I sprinkled green embossing powder over the stem area until the whole stem had been covered. It doesn't matter if a little goes onto the flower area. Refer photo 4. 

Photo 4

4. Carefully shake off the excess embossing powder onto the white paper and gently tip the excess powder back into the tub.

5. I then sprinkled red embossing powder over the flower area until all the flowers were covered as per photo 5. Repeat step four to return the excess embossing powder to the tub.

Photo 5

6. Using your heat gun dry the embossed image as per photo 6.

Hold your heat gun approximately two inches from the image and when the embossing powder dries in one area slowly move the heat to the next area until the whole image is dry.

*** Be careful not to touch the image until the embossing powder is dry as the
powder will easily rub off ***

Photo 6

When the powder is dry it will be slightly raised and shiny as per photo 7.

Photo 7

7. Colour in your embossed design using markers of your choice as per photo 8.

I used a selection of Copic and Promarkers in yellow, green, orange and pink.
I then wiped the edges of the label with green ink and gave the whole label a light spray with iridescent gold glimmer mist.

Photo 8

Your beautiful embossed label is now ready to use on a card, tag or any
other project of your choice!

I used my label in a card design as per photo 9.
Photo 9

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Joy! Crafts Christmas Tree Card by Shaz G

 *Just a word of explanation about the Nellie Snellen Multi frame dies - these dies in the multi frame series are amazingly versatile! You can decide how many or how few of the pieces of the multi frame die you use. You can end up with very different results. I have made four cards to show the difference. This card is the first in the series over next few months. For this card I just used the two dies on the left as shown below. 


1. Chose a suitable greeting, stamp it on white card in black pigment ink and emboss with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.

2.Take the inside stitching square die of the **Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Dies and cut out the square of verse using the Big Shot.

3. Emboss a folded A6 piece of white card using the Craft Concepts Embossing Folder - More Dots by running through the Big Shot machine.

4. Using the Big Shot, cut out the large square stitching die in red card. Next take the Joy Christmas Tree Border Embossing Die and cut it out in a matching red card. Use a tan embossing mat to emboss the lovely scroll pattern inside the border, before removing from die. You don't need to use the tan mat on the Nellie Snellen die, but you do on the tree border.

HINT: When cutting out with fiddly smaller dies (like alphabet or border dies) apply double sided tape to the back of the card before cutting out the die, then it is all ready to attach on the main card hassle free! The pieces will need a little more help to come out of the die but it cuts through the tape okay, just remove the backing tape to place the cut-out die piece.

5. Assemble card - add the tree border to the right side of the spotted white card. Then add the greeting to the red square scallop and use mounting tape to adhere the scalloped greeting to the spotted white card; attach this to the red background card then to the white pre-cut card.


Our Daily Bread Christmas Greetings Stamp
 White and red card of choice
Red ribbon.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Floral Arrangement Card using Stitching and Beads - Jan Rankine

  1. Cut a piece of blue card to 11.25cm x 11.25cm
  2.  Using Emelie's Design Card Stitching Pattern - ED032 - centre the pattern on the card, face up and attach to the card with Removable Tape.
  3. Prick all of the dots in the pattern using a pricking tool and pricking mat.
  4. Using thread and an embroidery needle stitch the design in stem stitch as indicated on the pattern adding pearl Rice Beads and blue Seed Beads as you stitch
  5. Cut out the 3D picture and assemble using Foam Blocks. Finish off by applying a coat of  lacquer if desired. When the lacquer is dry, centre the 3D on the blue card and attach with double-sided tape.
  6. Using Marianne Design Creatables die LR0192 and a die cutting machine eg Cuttlebug or Big Shot, cut three of the large leaves from green card and place them behind the 3D picture on the card using glue.
  7. Trim, score and fold some brown card to make a 13cm x 13cm square folded card
  8. Use double-sided tape to attach the blue card to the brown base card
  9. Apply peel-off  border stickers butted up to the outside edges of the blue card 


Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Mother's Day Card - Vicky Pedlow


1.   Assemble the 3D die-cut floral centre piece using small foam pads

2.   Emboss the white/pink card using embossing folder and Cuttlebug machine 

3.   Spray the embossed card lightly with glimmer mist and allow to dry

4.   Adhere floral centre piece to embossed card using double sided tape and attach to pink

  base card leaving a 10mm border at the top and sides

5.   Using the frame stencil cut a frame from the metallic gold cardstock and emboss using the embossing folder and Cuttlebug machine 

6.   Adhere the frame to the bottom of the base card using sticky dots tape

7.   Print your greeting onto white/pink cardstock and die cut the greeting using the Nestabilities Label 6 Die

8.   Spray the label lightly with the glimmer mist and allow to dry

9.   Wipe the edges of the label using the gold metallic marker

10. Mount the label onto the frame using foam pads

11. Die cut four roses out of the assorted pink/yellow paper using the Creatables rose die (I
used the smallest three dies to create each rose)

12. Assemble the roses and secure each rose in the centre with a white brad

13. Wipe the edges of the roses using the gold metallic marker
14. Die cut two leaves out of the green cardstock using the Creatables frame die

15. Wipe the edges of the leaves using the gold metallic marker and adhere one leaf on
each side of the greeting using sticky dots tape 

16. Mount two 3D roses on each side of the greeting using clear pads 

Voila - your card is now complete!

Vicky Pedlow

Cardmaking Online Products used:
3D die-cut flower and frame: Studiolight Frames 1
Embossing folder: cArt-Us flower branches

Other products used:
Opalescent cardstock in pink (base card size 127mm x 178 mm), white/pink cardstock (cut to 110 mm x 110mm), metallic gold cardstock, green cardstock, assorted pink/yellow paper, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in iridescent gold, Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 6 Die, American Crafts metallic marker in gold, white brads, clear pads, sticky dots tape and computer generated greeting.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Welcome to the Cardmaking Online Blog

Welcome to our blog! Cardmaking Online is a leading Australian retailer specialising in card making and paper craft supplies. We carry a large range of products which we sell internationally as well as locally. We will be showcasing many of these products with beautiful handmade cards and other items and technique tutorials by our fabulously talented Design Team.

Our Design Team members are Sandie Edwards,Vicky Pedlow, Shaz G, Sharon Blaxter, and Jan Rankine. We hope you get many creative ideas and enjoyment from visiting these pages. Please enjoy your visit and come back often.