Sunday 27 January 2019


 Today my Design Team Project for Paper Rose features the beautiful Australian designs 
from May Gibbs of  'Snugglepot & Cuddlepie'.

These Stamp & Die sets are perfect for Baby Cards and pair well with other die designs.

 For this card above I used the 
Snugglepot & Cuddlepie - Bush Babies Stamp & Die set.  #17529  #17530
Watercoloured with Distress Ink Markers & waterbrush. Wink of Stella pen to stamens.
Tudor Arched Window Die #17385 from Woodgrain cardstock & Distress coloured.
Gum Leaves 1 Die #17502 from Mica sprayed cardstock.
Sentiment from Hello Clear Stamp set #17304   Black Archival Ink
Background texture with Vintage Letter Stamp #16295
Banner 2 stitched die from Mica spray foiled background #16871
Banners & Stars die for sentiment #17664
Vellum crosshatch on Tudor window from Stitched Rectangle Frame die #16679 

Extras on this card include the Sunray background die #17568 embossed with small dots.  
The Thinking of You rubber stamp #17163.  Glossy accents to Ladybugs & Stamen edges.

This gorgeous Boy Baby card also features Bush Babies Accessories Stamps & dies #17532 #17533
Madison Lace Edge die #16942

This Baby Girl card features all 3 Circlet Layer Background dies cut from Lindy's Stamp Gang sprayed cardstock. #16808 #16811 #16814
The Layered Congratulations die #17646
Bush Babies Accessories Stamps & dies as well as the Madison Lace Edge die
Coloured with Distress Inks & Wink of Stella Pen

The stamp images are really so sweet.  I also love the colours of the gum leaves & the background in the arched window.
Hope you enjoy this little touch of Australiana.

Thursday 17 January 2019

LAYERED CIRCLET DIE CUT CARDS - Paper Rose Design Team Project

Today I am sharing some beautiful  6 x 6" cards made from mica sprayed backgrounds 
featuring dies from Paper Rose.
The spray reacted differently on various surfaces (recycled packaging) 
making some really cool effects.
Sometimes areas can be left sticky after spraying. 
I dealt with this by rubbing with a gold foil sheet. The random effect is ...WOW shine!!

The Circlet Layered Background dies 1,2,& 3 have been used in various combinations for these cards matched with the fabulous Layered Hello sentiment die, and the Banners & Stars die.

The background mount for this card was a wipe off sheet for my brayer.
It turned out so cool & textured I decided to use it on my card front.   

The shadow layer of hello was slightly offset.
Love the contrast colours with the gold & metallic blue using Layered Circlet 1 #16808 
& Layered Circlet  2 #16811.

More contrasting colours with Layered Circlet 1 #16808 in peachy yellow gold 
& Layered Circlet 3 #16814 in Bronze.
Sentiment from Hello Clear Stamp set #17304.
Stitched background was made using the Stitched Rectangle Frames die #16679.

Slightly offsetting two layers of the Circlet 1 die gives a 'globe' or ball shape effect.
Darker background fussy cut out.  
Dainty butterfly #16611 cut out of contrasting colours.  Can you spot the gold foil highlights. 
Sentiment from Hello Clear Stamp set #17304.

Hope this encourages you to dig out those old mica sprays & give this a try.
It is really very easy & looks very effective.

Cheers for now

Deb Adams

Sunday 6 January 2019

Paper Rose Design Team Project


Today I am sharing my first project for the Paper Rose Design Team.

When I received my first beautifully wrapped package from Paper Rose containing
so many lovely dies and stamps I was feeling a little say the least!  

I didn't know quite where to begin...
So I decided to just get back to basics & start making some backgrounds 
that I could use for my cards.
I pulled out lots of my spray bottles both with mica & matte finishes. 
Went crazy spraying recycled white packaging collected from previous craft purchases.
The different surfaces of the packaging absorbed colour in various ways 
making some cool effects.
A few remained sticky in some areas so on these I randomly rubbed gold foil sheets, for some WOW factor.

I have tons left over to try with other dies in my stash like these Circlet Layered dies above.
Will share what I created with those dies soon. 
But today I am featuring the Paper Rose Stars & Banners & their lovely Sentiment Dies.

One of the backgrounds stood out to me as looking like the night sky,
so I decided to combine it with the Stars & Banners Die (#17664) & Best Wishes sentiment
from the Bush Babies Accessories Clear Stamp set (#17532).

I decided to use an inlay technique to really show off that Galaxy background.

I die cut a 'Ranger' adhesive backed silver foil sheet twice so I had some extra pieces for embellishing.  
The galaxy piece was cut to 6 x 5 1/2" & the die centered & cut out of the background.
Once I attached the die cut background to the matting card it was easy to inlay the silver foil pieces like a jigsaw.

The matting card measured 6 x 5 3/4" with sparkly silver tape applied to the edges.
Slightly elevated with foam & mounted on a 6 x 6" white card. 
The sentiment was stamped in Versamark Ink then heat embossed with Silver Pearl powder.
Finished off with Liquid pearls dotted over the surface as highlights
& a few extra die cuts applied to the card front & the envelope.

I continued the Banners & Stars diecut theme for the rest of my cards.

Above is a very striking inlay card paired with the elegant Layered Congratulations die (#17646).  
For this card I applied double sided adhesive sheets to the coloured card before die cutting 
to allow easy application for the inlay technique.

My final card features the Banners & Stars die cuts that have been heat embossed
with Black Sparkle embossing powder to give a dimensional effect. 

The die has also been used to create an embossed impression on the white card front
by using the Sizzix Crease pad in my Big Shot Machine.

The beautiful layered die cut sentiments from Paper Rose are so effective. (#17631)
Especially as the background layer of 'Birthday' was cut from mirrored card stock.

Extra banners,  stars & the matting card were all heat embossed to match. 

These cards are elegantly simple in design, but quite a variety of techniques & products were used to create them.

Hope this inspires you to try some different techniques with your die cutting.
Cheers for now