Monday, 29 June 2009

Male themed cards using Hunkydory Meandering die cut topper sheet

Here are some more cards made using a Hunkydory die cut toppers sheet, this time from the Meandering sheet from the By Land, Sea, Air or Steam set, particularly suited to male cards.

I used the largest topper from the sheet on the 8 x 10" card above. The card is covered by a paper with a faint script pattern on it, and the topper mounted (with self adhesive foam) onto a co-ordinating 6 x 6" paper. I cut a swirl using an Ellison die out of brown card and embellished this with gold glitter dots. The card is finished off with a greetings topper from the Hunkydory sheet, matted onto the same brown card that the swirl was cut from.
The cards above and below were made using scalloped edge cards from a Papermania set. I mounted the toppers on mats cut using Nestabilities (rectangles above, and long rectangles below) and added Card Art greetings banners, along with one of the greeting toppers from the Hunkydory sheet on the card below.
The card below is a 6 x 6" card, covered with a 6 x 6" paper. I have mounted the square topper from the Hunkydory sheet using foam pads and added a Card Art greetings banner. I've also embellished the card with a few Kanban Bling self adhesive gems as flower centres on the background paper.
The foiled and die cut Hunkydory topper sheet that I used to make the cards is pictured below.
Each topper sheet contains a selection of picture and greetings toppers for your card craft projects, so you can make several cards from each sheet. Toppers can be matted and layered or mounted with foam pads or silicone adhesive for extra dimension.

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Elegant lady cards using Hunkydory Polka Dot Princess die cut topper sheet

I've been having fun playing with Hunkydory die cut topper sheets recently - here are some of the cards that I made with them, starting with the Polka Princess sheet from the Glamour Girls set.

I used the largest topper from the sheet on the 8 x 10" card above. The card is covered with Basic Grey paper, with a ric rac Basic Grey border sticker and greetings topper from the topper sheet added. The other main embellishment is a huge bloom - 5" and 2.5" Bloomers, with a jewel brad centre.
The cards above and below are both 6" square, covered with K&Co 6 x 6 papers. The card above is very simple, with just the topper and a co-ordinating floral embellishment. The main topper and greetings topper on the card below have been matted with an orange paper, and Prima flowers with brad centres have been added to an orange ribbon.
The 5 x 7" card below has been covered with a HOTP paper, embellished with patterned brads. The topper has been matted and layered using long rectangle Nestabilities. A Card Art greetings topper completes the card.
The foiled and die cut Hunkydory topper sheet that I used to make the cards is pictured below.
Each topper sheet contains a selection of picture and greetings toppers for your card craft projects, so you can make several cards from each sheet. Toppers can be matted and layered or mounted with foam pads or silicone adhesive for extra dimension.

Friday, 26 June 2009

Winter Scenes SnapShots - 3D die cut iris decoupage from G18

If you are looking to get started on your Christmas crafting, check out these gorgeous newly released SnapShots 3D die cut iris decoupage designs from G18. There are 10 sheets in the range, each based on a winter landscape watercolour, beautifully hand painted by Israeli artist Ilunia Felczer. These join the existing designs available in the SnapShots range, a selection of beautiful wildlife images by award winning photographer Istvan Kadar.
With these stunning SnapShots designs you simply pop-out the clearly numbered die-cut pieces and layer on top of the main background piece using sticky foam pads or silicone glue. The end result is a truly unique and 'postal friendly' Camera Iris effect design.

Complete your crafting masterpiece with thoughtfully co-ordinated design elements, including tags, banners and a charming set of pop-out mini decoupage buttons.

Also new in at Foil Play are three new DuoTwists designs from G18: 70s cars, cricket and golf (pictured above) and pink gerbera and blue daisy.
Last, but not least, is the A4 die cut monochrome / sepia sentiments sheet pictured above. Each sheet has 72 individually die cut sentiment tags, the top half of the sheet is a monochrome set of 36 different everyday designs and the bottom half gives you the 36 designs in sepia.

All of the new G18 designs are produced on luxurious 250 gsm silk paper to add that touch of class to any project - and all without the need to reach for those scissors!

For inspiration on using all the lovely G18 designs available, check out the G18 gallery.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

New Redhotbed die cut decoupage, tunnel card kits and topper sheets

Redhotbed has produced lots of new die cut decoupage designs suitable for a variety of occasions and cards, including male, floral and kids.

Each die cut decoupage sheet contains two numbered projects - simply pop out the pieces and layer them up with foam pads or silicone adhesive to create lovely 3D toppers for your card and craft projects.
Also new are these die cut tunnel card decoupage kits. Each pack contains: 2 x A4 die cut topper sheets, 1 x A4 co-ordinating paper, 2 x C5 blank cards and envelopes, to create unusual 3D tunnel effect cards.

The tunnel effect cards featured in this week's Pick of the Week on the Create and Craft TV shopping channel, along with a number of the floral topper sheets also available as individual sheets at Foil Play.
Each of the flitter glittered or foiled topper sheets contains a selection of toppers and design elements, so you should be able to make several cards from each sheet. Simply cut out the toppers and mount with foam pads or silicone adhesive to add dimension to your project.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Christmas tree card by Fabrizio using special offer Dufex Christmas stickers

Fabrizio made this gorgeous, elegant Christmas card for his Big Christmas Cards Challenge blog. He used a Dufex Christmas sticker, balancing the foiled Dufex effect with green velour paper from Hot off the Press and red paper. Fab coloured the tree part of the sticker green with permanent markers and added clear Kanban Bling gems to make stunning baubles.

The Dufex sticker used by Fab is from the Foil Play June special offer. If you spend over £20 at Foil Play during June 2009, you will receive two free sheets of Dufex stickers: one sheet of silver Christmas greetings stickers and one sheet of silver Christmas motif stickers (pictured below).
Thanks, Fab for letting me share your beautiful card! Check out Fab's Big Christmas cards challenge blog for many more creative Christmas card ideas - why not join in with the challenge and get well prepared for next Christmas!

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Special Summer savings and clearance bargains at Foil Play

Lots of new Summer special savings and clearance bargains at Foil Play this weekend! All La Pashe Flippin' decoupage (men, women, kids and teenagers) has been reduced to 65p a sheet.
TBZ embossed and gilded die cut decoupage has been reduced from £1.30 to 99p a sheet - each sheet contains at least two step by step die cut projects and there is a huge variety of designs (including Christmas sheets) to choose from.
Lots of new additions to the clearance section too, including Prestigious Pearl die cut floral decoupage, selected Kanban concept card kits, selected Redhotbed die cut decoupage and topper sheets.
Why not bag a bargain or two while stocks last!

Friday, 19 June 2009

Foil Play Design Team: Faux Dichroic Glass by Phree

Check out these simply gorgeous faux dichroic glass pieces from Foil Play Design Team member Phree - aren't they just stunning?
A full description of how Phree created them (using rub on foils amongst other ingredients) is on her blog, here, along with many other beautiful and inspiring projects. Phree has asked me to stress that when working with alcohol inks and UTEE, the alcohol ink must NOT be added to hot UTEE.

Thank you very much indeed Phree for sharing such a great description of the advanced crafting techniques used to create these beauties.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Jolly Nation Half Price Die Cut Heaven special offer mega packs

New in at Foil Play from Jolly Nation, limited edition special offer packs of die cut decoupage!

There are two packs, the Christmas one contains a bumper 12 different sheets of A5 3-D decoupage and 20 different sheets of matching A4 background papers.
The everyday pack contains 8 different sheets of A5 3-D decoupage, four easy 3-D die cut cards with envelopes, 14 different sheets of matching A4 background papers and a Jolly Nation Collector’s pin.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Wedding card made using Kanban Diamond & Pearls concept card kit

Here's a wedding card that I made recently, using the Diamonds and Pearls Kanban concept card kit.
I used a shaped card with scallop edges as my base card and covered it both sides with sepia and cream papers from DCWV which toned with the Kanban toppers. I used 12 x 12 papers to cover the two larger panels, and 8 x 8 sheets to cover the smallest panel of the base card.

I mounted the toppers from the concept card kit with self adhesive foam pads to add dimension (all apart from the blank greetings topper, which I applied flat with self adhesive tape). As a finishing touch I added some pearl gems from the Kanban Diamond & Pearls gem pack to embellish the top of the card - cream pearl on the front of the card and silver pearl on the rear. I also inked the scallop edges of the card with a silver pen.
The Diamond and Pearls concept card kit is pictured above - I still have a couple of toppers and the foiled A5 card left over from the kit to use with other projects.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Hunkydory die cut toppers, decoupage, classic creations cards and step by step decoupage

Lots of delicious new goodies are now in store at Foil Play from Hunkydory, to help you to create beautiful cards.

Firstly, a great selection of die cut and foiled topper sheets, including new Glamour Girls, Vintage Gentlemen, By Land Sea or Air and Twilight Fairy Flutterbyes designs. I have also stocked up on existing designs, including the very popular Festive Fantasy and Winter Scenes Christmas sheets.
Each topper sheet contains a selection of picture and greetings toppers for your card craft projects, so you can make several cards from each sheet. Toppers can be matted and layered or mounted with foam pads or silicone adhesive for extra dimension.
Welcome in the summer with these pretty Floral Elegance die cut decoupage sheets. Die cut onto 300gsm silk card and featuring roses, peonies and violet sprays, they can be mounted onto your own card blanks.
All-new Classic Creations are designed for quick and easy cards that are sure to stand out from the crowd. Each card has not only been scored, but also die-cut along the folding edge, making pretty silhouette cards with the fanciest of folds. Add the finishing touch to your Classic Creations with the die-cut decoupage included on the sheets, then sit back and admire your work of art - it really is that easy!
Pocket Pals die cut decoupage sheets - this exciting new concept creates not only entertaining cards, but lovely keepsakes too. Each A4 sheet features a die-cut Pocket Pal, a pocket and a co-ordinating 300gsm card blank.
Pyramount is very en vogue at the moment, and Hunkydory's contemporary watercolour die-cuts mix timeless watercolour images with this new technique, making simply beautiful cards.
Picture Perfect - these 250gsm silk-art sheets contain many pretty pictures and sentiments for handmade cards with a professional finish. Cut out the toppers and mount, either with adhesive or double sided tape, or with foam pads or silicone adhesive for a 3D effect.
With the fun and joy of Dancing on Ice and Strictly Come Dancing fresh in mind, Hunkydory is proud to present Not Strictly Dancing die cut decoupage. Featuring live fun dancing and ice-skating images, these cheerful designs will make anyone chuckle!

I have topped up stocks of other die cut decoupage too, including male sports and hobbies and handsome hunks.
Fun at the Zoo - the cute baby animals are having a whole lot of fun! The pandas are playing in the tyres, the chimps are swinging around the trees, the baby giraffes are having a frolic on the elephant's trunk and even the zebras are joining in the pranks! In a simple step-by-step format, these six decoupage sheets are easy to cut out and will make the cutest cards.
Make cool cards that teenagers will actually appreciate with Terrific Teens decoupage. Each sheet contains two step-by-step designs printed onto 130gsm silk-art paper stock - awesome!

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Buzzcraft die cut pyramage - Bear Essentials and Fairy Doodles Christmas designs

Buzzcraft has just released two delightfully cute new ranges of Christmas die cut pyramage decoupage - Fairy Doodles and Bear Essentials. Both are now available in store at Foil Play.
All designs are produced on luxurious 250 gsm acid free card and die cut, so no scissors are needed. Just pop out the design elements and layer them up with foam pads or silicone adhesive to produce beautiful pyramid effect toppers for your card and craft projects.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Flippin' Teenagers are here!

The latest addition to the La Pashe Flippin' family is now in stock at Foil Play. Premiered yesterday on the Ideal World and Create & Craft shopping channels, Flippin' Teenagers join Flippin' Men, Flippin' Women and Flippin' Kids.
There are 20 fun new designs, available individually or as the full set, depicting dancing teenagers from the '50s through to now, designed to appeal to the young at heart of all ages!
Each sheet of this fun, quirky and original decoupage features a front and back image of a character - which can be made up either side of an acetate sheet, or suspended in an aperture card.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

New Kanban goodies - die cut card kits, cutie pie toppers, foiled card and more!

Lots of new Kanban goodies are now in store at Foil Play, many of which you may have seen in kits featured on the QVC shopping channel. At Foil Play, you can buy the individual sheets of your choice, mixing and matching as much as you like! P&P is free on all orders over £5 too.

Pictured above is one of several new classic car pyramage stacker sheets, ideal for male cards. Each sheet contains a 3D stacker project with co-ordinating backing panel and greetings toppers. The sheets are die cut, so just pop out the project elements and layer them up with foam pads or silicone glue.
Also new is a great selection of high quality decoupage card kits, which featured in a recent QVC TSV. Each kit contains: an A4 foiled & printed card creased to A5, an A4 foiled and die cut decoupage sheet and a C5 envelope

Each kit could easily be used to produce two cards, if you use some of the decoupage elements on plain or co-ordinating cardstock.

Cutie Pies is a new range of delightfully cute die cut toppers and die cut decoupage sheets, with co-ordinating foiled backing card also available - the kit is presently out of stock at QVC.
New for Christmas, some delightful foiled and die cut monochrome topper sheets, along with co-ordinating backing card. I have also stocked up on Christmas topper sheets and concept cards.
There are some gorgeous new foiled card sheets, which can either be used folded in half as the basis for an A5 card, or in smaller quantities to accent your designs.
Last but not least there are some new non die cut monochrome topper sheets and more new cardstock, including the new Artscapes range of country landscapes.