Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 50 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Thursday 4 July 2013

3D Christmas Card + Teabag folding

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Hullo there every one! I wanted to join with Hazelnuts Christmas challenge this week and have another entry for Di's Snippets challenge too, so here we are.
I have made a 3D card which was on my desk and showed you how to cut the die outside the image step by step see below post or look here.
The card was really a 3D image from ages ago and decided to finally make it up. Had this new corner die (from win with 1-2-3 Stitch- Anja Marianne corner die) and had cut this sheet as test from scraps and wanted to use it up. I added a silver frame cut with Spellbinder Petite ovals, and Scallop Petite Ovals with a scrap of silver mirri card, and glued it around the oval cut outside the image.

Here is another snippet used - the tea bags were printed out over twelve months ago and found them on my dining table  thought will use them up too.
This is the the bag used copied out nine times, then cut out and folded. You could right click on it, "save as.." and save it and copy it eight more times, print it up on high resolution and you would be able to make it as well. The medallion die is from Spellbinder and the folder is 5 x 7 Cuttlebug called Kassie's Brocade. I distressed it a bit, added greeting etc.
 This magnificent card is not mine, it is an OSA swap Orange/Black, with clever use of wallpaper and paper piecing stamp from Barbara I. of Oriental Stamp Art group, on Yahoo groups. For my entry to this swap see link here where show new background technique - stamping an ink block.

Thanks so much everyone for popping over for peek and chat. May God bless your day wherever you may be,
Shaz in Oz.x
I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
1. Hazelnut's Christmas challenge - All wrapped up .The sweet robin is all wrapped up I think, feathered so beautifully by God's hand. (first card)
2. Hazelnuts July Challenge - Anything goes (first card)
3. Dis Snippets Challenge - (first and second card - both are snippet-y)
4. Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes (first and second card)
5. Simon Says stamps - Anything goes  (both cards)


Dan said...

Great cards, I particularly like the way you've showcased the daisy in your folded teabags! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

brenda said...

Very effective tea bag folding Shaz, I have tried it but always end up all fingers and thumbs and nothing like planned.

B x

Anne said...

Both stunning cards and so beautifully usual! I loke them both! Your riental card is gorgeous too....lucky you! :O)

Hazel said...

These are beautiful cards and I love the robin wrapped up by our Lord - thanks for entering both CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon x

Myrna said...

Lovely cards. The tea bag folding is very eye catching.

Carol L said...

All 3 cards are lovely! I'm especially fond of the teabag folded card and how it looks like a pretty quilt or pinwheel! NJ on all!

Anne said...

Super cards Shaz. You are very talented. Anne x

Cathy said...

Lovely cards Shaz, the tea bag folding looks awesome :) Cathy x

scrappymo! said...

Wow! That teabag folding looks like pretty! I have never tried this is sure a great look on your card!

The tutorial you gave on cutting outside the die was really appreciated by me...I want to try that so it was fun to see your first card here where you showed the card you made with that technique..It is lovely!
God bless...
PS. Still up at the lake. once home tomorrow night, I will email you with my adress.

Di said...

Super snippets cards Shaz! Love that you used a copied teabag packet for the teabag folding :)

Hugs, Di xx

Glenda said...

These are wonderful! You have so many talents! I'm always so happy to get to come visit and see what you have been doing!

Craftychris said...

ooh your cards are both gorgeous! I am so impressed with the tea bag folding! xx

Stephanie said...

My dear Shaz, your cards are always so beautifully made- You are an inspiration :)

Love and hugs!

Rossella said...

Loving your teabagging
Rosie x

Mrs A. said...

A lovely tea bag card. The colours are very restful together. Hugs Mrs A.

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