Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Inspired by....Punk and Plaid - You Rock Handmade Birthday Card



Autumn (or Fall) 2015 sees Punk and Plaid influences saunter down the catwalk runways.

I tried to use the look and style in my latest addition to my “Inspired by…” feature.

So for all you Rock Chick’s out there wanting a throwback to the punk era or a modern trend led inspired creation here’s one you might like to see.

Inspired by Plaid and Punk Card - You Rock Card by Jenny Pearce ©

Inspired by Plaid and Punk Card - You Rock Card Detail by Jenny Pearce ©

Inspired by Plaid and Punk Card - You Rock Card Details by Jenny Pearce ©


This is my ‘Rock’ handmade card featuring red plaid from the Basic Grey June Bug 6x6” paper pad. I used torn black paper for the slashed leather look and a jewellery metal pin and hanging chain to embellish. Brads, eyelets, metal tag and metal letters are from the Eyeletoutlet.com
I was pleased with the result!

Have you used plaid on your crafts projects? If so what did you make?



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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Inspired by....Colour Blocking



I’ve noticed there are a variety of clothes that have used colour blocks in their design or that colour blocking is used to style the fashion separates to create a look.

It’s not my usual style, but I decided to challenge myself to see how this would work within a handmade designer card and I surprised myself! It’s a great way to use up old scraps of card and pieces of ribbon and the more clashing; the better!

Here I’ve combined bright rectangles of coloured cardstock onto a bright pink card. I stamped a sentiment in black dye ink and added flat backed jewels, a spotty satin ribbon, paper flowers and a hand tied ribbon bow.
Colour Blocking Handmade Designer Card - By Jenny Pearce ©


Such a simple selection of items, but what a striking bright card!

Have you ever challenged yourself and created a craft project in a style out of your comfort zone? Did you use bright bold colour or subdued pastel shades? Did you surprise yourself with how it turned out?

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Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Inspired by...Metallics and Glitter - Floral Card For Mum



Glitter and metallics are always a hot trend, especially within crafts projects to add that extra sparkle.

With this as inspiration, I decided to combine holographic glittery card and glittery chipboard letters for this Birthday card for a mother. I used flower embellishments and this pretty lilac argyle background paper from the 6x6” Making Memories Simply Fabulous Collection Meg paper pad.
Birthday Card For Mum with Glitter and Flowers - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©

Birthday Card For Mum Details with Holographic Card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©


I like the colour combination of the lilacs and on-trend mint with turquoise.

What do you think? Have you created a craft project using lots of glitter and sparkle? How did you use it?



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Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Inspired by...Pastel Mint Green and Lilac Weddings



This card to celebrate a marriage includes one of the current trends of the beautiful pastel mint green. A colour I really like!
Handmade Designer Card Celebrating Marriage - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©

I used a stripy background paper of mint green and lilac stripes (which was the colour used in the bridesmaids dresses) and combined this with two pearl heart embellishment toppers, die cut card flourishes from Memory Box and a Making Memories metal Charmed Quote, which I lightly applied a paint technique to create a lighter finish and a slight distressed look. The design is completed with a hand tied satin white bow.
 
Handmade Wedding Card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©

"I like this quote from the Making Memories Charmed Quotes. It is so perfect for this card!"



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Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Inspired by .... Red Hot Trend


Red is another trend to grace the catwalks and with it's striking hue, one that can be hot, sexy, romantic, festive or simply eye catching.

I took the romantic route for my handmade card creation with this cream, white and red design.

Red With Love Handmade Card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©

I used a bright red card background with Basic Grey 6x6" June Bug patterned paper that I punched with a decorative border punch. I also used a die cut shape for a lace effect background and a stamped sentiment for the centre. Hand drawn doodling in white paint pen, a hand tied satin red bow, hand punched card hearts using a Fiskars punch, and red flat backed jewels complete the look.
Red With Love Handmade Card Details - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©

Do you create red handmade cards very often? If so, what have you created?
What is your favourite colour for creating handmade cards? Is there one colour that you regularly find yourself drawn to or using in your designs?

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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Inspired by...Blush for Handmade Cards



Another trend, especially for weddings this season is blush and with an assortment of blush, tulle and Ballerina-esque fashion hitting the catwalk, here’s my handmade card inspired by the look of blush.
 
With Love Blush Trend Handmade Card by Jenny Pearce ©

With Love Blush Trend Handmade Card by Jenny Pearce ©

A cute Penny Johnson stamped image and coloured with Copic and Letraset alcohol pens has been combined with My Minds Eye Lost and Found paper with a decorative lace edge and border punched edge using my Martha Stewart decorative punch.

I used a simple ‘With Love’ sentiment from Flower Soft, but any sentiment could be added to this style of card. They would be suitable for any female recipient!

Have you used blush colours in your crafting projects? Do you like the blush/ tulle/ ballerina style fashions?


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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Handmade Birthday Cards Ideas

Here's a selection of a variety of handmade birthday cards featured here on my blog CreativeCrafterUK over the years. (Click on the links for more information at the foot of this post.)
Birthday Card for Mum - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©
Bear Birthday Card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©
Dress Birthday Card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©
Circular Birthday Card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©
Bunny 70th Birthday Card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©


Click on the links below for more information about each of my projects:


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Thursday, 16 July 2015

Thank You Handmade Cards

When you need a Thank You card, here are a few ideas to get you started. These have been featured on my CreativeCrafterUK blog over the years.

                                           Thank You Card Project
                                             Thanks Card Project
                                             Pink Thank You Card Project

                                            Floral Ribbon Thank You Card Project
                                            Stripey Thank You Card

Have you created a Thank You card for someone? How did you create yours?

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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Miss You Card



 
This simple card makes use of off-cuts from the watercolour wash I used in the background of my Nautical Card in the previous post.
Miss You Handmade Card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©

I cut strips of the dried watercolour wash paper for the ribbons on the left. I then created my own ‘Miss You’ sentiment and added punched card hearts created using the Fiskars pop-up punch and I used a heart die for the larger heart. After drawing a line in blue pen, I added the hearts to it, as if they were hanging and decorated with jewel stones.

Have you ever created a card using the scraps left over from a previous project? If so, what did you use and how did you use them on your new creation?


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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Inspired by....Nautical



Another hot trend for Spring Summer 2015 is the Nautical theme.
It’s a trend that often makes a comeback over the years. From Nautical stripes, to anchors, portholes to luxury yachts add sophistication and seaside style using these themes in your card making projects.

Bon Voyage Hand Stamped Card - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©

Bon Voyage Card Detail - Designed by Jenny Pearce ©

I have used a Nautical stamp from Magnolia Rubber Stamps along the bottom of my card, with a hand painted watercolour wash as a backdrop. I like the graduation of colour on this. I also added waves of acrylic paint interference medium in opal blue for a subtle sheen that catches the light for a wet look. I applied this to the sun as well on the stamped image.

I designed the sentiment layer and layered onto an inked background circle cut with Fiskars paper edgers. Die cut flourishes (by Marianne Design Dies) echo the wash of the waves with stick-on jewels and sheer ribbon adding sparkle.

I was pleased with the results. What do you think?
Have you created a nautical themed project?

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