Monday, 15 August 2016

Forest Fir Trees card. A 'Sneaky Peek.'

Hi there again Followers, Friends and Visitors,

What a beautiful day it has been here today, in more ways than one lol!  Hubby said he would take me out to lunch and visit all  three  craft shops in and around our area !   yeah !!   bought quite a few things to go with my ever growing crafty stash.     Going to have a play with them sometime tomorrow.   I am also working on some new Imagination Craft's products for their next shows on the Hochanda T.V Channel on the 26th August, the times I will tell you nearer the show.   Well onto tonight's sneaky peek.    I have used two of Imagination's fabulous Art stamps,  Christmas Text and Fir Trees.   Fir trees is a negative stamp, meaning, that the ink goes on the background, leaving the actual image  ie: the fir trees,  unstamped.   The text is a positive stamp, ie: the actual image is stamped, leaving the background unstamped.   It did  take me a little time to get my head around the positive/negative thing but  they are beautifully designed stamps.   The trees can be stamped on all sorts of backgrounds and that background will form the trees.

(1)    Fold the white base card in half down the crease line, making a 7"x7"  card to work on.

(2)    Using the Versamark pad, stamp the text down the left-hand  side of the base card and heat emboss
         with detail gold embossing powder.

(3)    Wrap a piece of cream organza ribbon across the centre of a piece of lavender paper, approximately
         6" long by one and a half inches deep., securing on the reverse.   Glue this across the centre of the
         base card.

(4)    Take some white card  and colour it with the Amethyst, Cyclamen, Menthol, Antique gold & Topaz     
         Starlight paints, using a brayer if you have one, if not use a paintbrush.   When this is dry, which will
         not take long, stamp the fir trees onto it, using a Versamark pad, then heat emboss with black
         embossing powder.  

(5)    Trim the image down, leaving a tiny border of the coloured card showing, then matt this onto a
         piece of white card, again leaving a tiny border of the white showing.

(6)    Next, matt the image onto a slightly larger piece of lavender paper.

(7)    Glue this to the right-hand side of the base card and add a ribbon bow to the  left of the image.

Well that's all for now my friends.   Please pop back tomorrow when I will have another 'sneaky peek.'  this time it will be an MDF creation for Christmas.    Please do not forget to tune in, or set your recorders for Imagination Craft's shows on the Hochanda T.V Channel on the 16th August 2016 at 10am.  1pm  and 5pm. when our lovely Sue and Lisa B will be demonstrating different  techniques.   Catch you all tomorrow.

                                                                   Love and rainbows,

                                                                  Crafty Hugs to you all.  

                                                                         Jennifer xx.


  1. Another beautiful card Jennifer, love these trees. Loving the colours too. :)
    Linda xxx

    1. Thank you so much Linda, so glad you like it.
      Hugs Jennifer xx.

  2. Hi Jennifer, stunning as ever. I've been glued to Hochanda today, will have to do catch-up for the 5pm show though, and it's been lovely to see your gorgeous creations on the show.
    I've gone on the Imagination website and ordered some of the stamps, I know they are more expensive that way, but I hate the idea of committing myself to an exact amount of money for the membership, which is quite expensive every month. I think it's swings and roundabouts really. Anyway, love your card, Kate x

    1. Hi Kate, many thanks for your lovely comment. Hope you enjoyed the shows, I know I did lol! I quite understand you buying from Imagination's website, I always buy from craft shops when I need anything. Hope you receive your order soon, have fun.
      Hugs Jennifer xx.