Chiswick Mixed media cards from a Master-board.

On the Chiswick blog today with some weekend inspiration making mixed media cards using loads of products from Chiswick.
Combining different product is a great way of combining and experimenting with different products and what better way to just to play and have fun.
I combined some POP Paint with the beautiful stamp sets from Chiswick to make these fun cards.

The concept of a Master-board is to create a large sheet of mixed media artwork and then cut it into smaller pieces to use on other art works.
This is how I approached my cards I made.

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These smaller pieces used on cards make for beautiful backgrounds and quick cards. And often these pieces look much better than the original piece of art created.
So the moral of the story is to just create – it will look amazing once it is cut down.

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Hop on over to the Chiswick blog for a full step x step tutorial on how to create these cards.

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All products available from Short Cuts Craft and other craft stores.

These master-boards are great fun to play and experiment with products and designs.
And once they are cut up into smaller pieces they look amazing and become small works of art.

Products used:
Fine Print Clear Stamp RS3181
Life Lessons
Clear Stamps RS3184
POP Paint 290ml-Dove pp0310

Handmade Baby Cards Using Twinkle Toes

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With the new Twinkle Toes range of papers you can create the most beautiful baby cards for family and friends. The colours and patterns are just too adorable for words and when used together they create pure magic.detail1

Horizontal, vertical and diagonal backgrounds

I used my papers in strips to create some fun backgrounds for my cards – the perfect way to use up all those paper scraps and make the best of even the tiniest of papers.
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step 1 – Cut your papers into various widths but make sure that the lengths will cover the length of your card.

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step 2and 3 – Adhere the strips to your base using double sided tape.
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step 4 – Stamp appropriate sentiments onto white cardstock and trim to size. Ink the edges and adhere them to the card.

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Decorate the card fronts using some metallic silver stickers, sewing and diamante.

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And there you have a fun set of baby cards – so pretty that even I couldn’t stop at just making one card.

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Find this gorgeous range of papers at your local craft store – perfect for any crafting project.

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The Magic of Silver – Kraft Essentials Metallic Silver {Lady Pattern Paper}

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There’s a certain charming quality when it comes to the colour silver. Subtle, beautiful, soft and friendly – but when you combine it with Kraft paper then there is pure magic. Yes that’s right – Lady Pattern Paper created pure magic once again with her new range of Kraft Essentials.today-kraft-silver-layout-2

I love everything about this range of papers. It combined my classic favourites with the basic essentials that we have come to love from her. Today is that special day when the Kraft Essentials Metallic Silver additions are released and I created this beautiful layout with this range. It simply is perfect in very way.

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I combined the classic Metallic Silver Kraft with a soft mint green, grey, navy and yellow for this layout. The silver accents are soft and beautiful and can work with any colour combination.

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How beautiful is this silver flower from the Lucy Lace paper? It is pretty and feminine and yet a little macho and masculine at the same time – making it the perfect element for both feminine and masculine layouts and projects.

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The classic Little Star and Sheet Music designs are perfect for so many projects…and the most obvious that comes to mind is (drum roll) Christmas.

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A classic chevron adds a beautiful touch to any project.

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The barcode strip combined with patterned paper and other decorative elements makes for a beautiful effect.

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Randomly stamped sewing circles on the Kraft paper, and then sewn with my sewing machine and cut out for a beautiful handmade embellishment.

There are so many beautiful things you can create with the new Kraft Essentials Metallic Silver range of papers. And I can’t wait to explore it even more!
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