Today, I am back with a new Holly Hobbie collection from Kanban Crafts. The images in this set are a little more modern than the Authentic Blue collection that I so enjoyed working with last year. However you can still make really pretty cards to send to friends and family. This set would also work well for Mother’s Day.
As you can see the blue gingham backing paper makes a welcome comeback.
If you would like to see the complete collection plus more of my design team samples then take a look at my YouTube video. Within this video there are some additional video links which will show you how to make two of the cards in this pretty collection.
Until next time
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It is not everyday that you see your work in print, but it has happened to me this week, because Lisa Horton has released her first magazine boxset. I was handed the commission at the end of 2020 and it was a very exciting secret to have to keep. I did it though and now you all have the pleasure of being able to see the magazine in all its glory.
The magazine should be available to buy from local supermarkets and stationers. Alternatively you can buy your copy directly from Craft Stash https://tidd.ly/3clE3HY
You can see all of my cards within the magazine starting on page 10 but I thought I would share the instructions for one of my favourite cards using the papers in the magazine along with pastel mat enamel dots. Fingers crossed Lisa Horton will bring out her own range of these dots soon.
White 6”x6” card (15cmx15cm) 2 card pieces
Pink piece of card
From the magazine kit selection of flowers and leaves/ Pearl dots/ 1 patterned paper sheet (bold, bright, floral design)/ happy birthday topper
Lisa Horton Crafts – Nested Scalloped/Plain Circle Cutting dies – Scalloped 14cm (diameter) and 10.5cm (diameter) Plain – 12cm (diameter) and 8.5cm (diameter)
Die cut a base card using the 14cm Scalloped Circle cutting die. Score, crease and fold in half.
Die cut a patterned base card using the 12cm Plain Circle cutting die. Score, crease and fold in half. Adhere this to the white base card.
Die cut a white mat topper card using the 10.5cm Scalloped cutting die. Die cut a pink topper card using the 8.5cm Plain cutting die.
Use glue to stick the “happy birthday” topper to the pink circle base. For added dimension, use foam pads to stick the pink circle mat to the white topper base.
Next. Decide where you want the white topper to sit on the folded base card and mark a feint pencil line at the back of the topper card. Add foam tape below this marked line and stick the topper to the folded base card.
To decorate the card- mould and shape the paper flower/s before adding to the topper design.
Add an alternating pattern of Pearl Dots around the edge of the scalloped circle topper – leaving a space between each colour.
The response to this magazine has been phenomenal and I am delighted to have been a part of it along with Lisa Horton and my fellow design team members Natalia Smith, Tina Foster and Lisa Robson. I hope I will be asked to contribute to the next magazine and with any luck the editor spells my name with an “s” not a “z”.
Lisa Horton has released her second set of 3D Embossing Folders including Magnolia, Blooming Peony, Budding Bloom, Layered Petals, Water Droplets, Deckplate, Baroque and Prism. At the time of writing – these immensely popular products had sold out (twice over) so my suggestion would be to sign up to notification emails from That Craft Place – which is Lisa’s online store
Luckily for me, I bought the set of embossing folders on the Early Bird Show on Create and Craft. Through playing with them, I discovered different ways of colouring and embellishing them. The best way for you to see the techniques is by watching the video I posted on the Lisa Horton Craft YouTube Channel.
My top tip would be to make yourself up a swatch and write your own notes as to what works and what you like. Then you will know what to do with the next set of embossing folders that come out!
Until next time.
To view the quick overview video on Lisa Horton Crafts click below
To view the in depth video full of hints and tips then watch the video on my own channel Elisabeth Hogarth Designs
I embossed the teal mat behind the butterflies using the Bubbles 3D embossing folder. it is a great way to add interest. Then I die cut the butterfly frame from teal and electric blue glitter card stock. There are three layers of panels which means you can lift up the wings to make it look like the butterflies are flying.
This time I began with a shocking pink mirri card mat. Then I swooshed all the jewel coloured sparkle pens I could find onto a piece of plain white stamping card. Before die cutting out the butterfly panel.
Another 3D Embossing folder made the background to the frame pop behind the butterflies which I coloured by blending a range of yellow, pink and green oxide inks onto a piece of white card before die cutting.
I have a special affinity to Tell the Bees because it is the place where my crafting journey with Craft Consortium began in 2017. In fact you can read my blog post from back then to see just how much I loved crafting with this collection.
The card above was spotted on Instagram by the team at Craft Consortium and they followed my progress for a year or so. In 2018, I applied to join their design team and my heart skipped a beat when I found out I had been accepted. Fast forward to today and you will see that I am making the cards for the launch of the Special Edition of Tell the Bees which once again has been illustrated by Katy Hackney. It was a real honour for me.
Can you tell from the cards that this was a real labour of love for me? I loved the first collection but I adore the Special Edition papers because they have a luxurious and stylish feel to them. Not only did I get to see these cards on the set of Create and Craft on the launch show they also pop up online for companies like Craft Stash to show how the products can be used. Things like that make me a little bit proud of my work.
If you would like to hear me talk about the complete collection and share more details about these cards then take a look at my YouTube video.
Until next time
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