Saturday, 19 February 2011

New Classes at The Glitter Pot and A Card.

Hi everyone.  As some of you already know I have been taking a bit of time off recently from teaching but all being well I will be back teaching at The Glitter Pot next month.  I have added a new page to my blog where you can find out where I'll be teaching and demoing.  Haven't loaded up too much as yet but you can click here to see or simply click on Classes/Demos under my header.  As from now my classes will be limited to a maximum of 6 people at The Glitter Pot which I hope will benefit everyone more so if anyone fancies booking on it'll be great to see you!

Now as some of you may remember near the end of last year I bought the Grand Calibur die-cutting machine.  Haven't really 'played around with it too much yet but here is one of the cards that I did create with it towards the end of last year in order to try it out!  I must say that I was REALLY pleased with the machine as it cut through the two layers (A4 folded in half) really easily and enabled me to make this shaped card using the Grand Labels 1 Nestabilities die.

Now the Grand Calibur only takes thin metal dies but I did find that with a little bit of trial and error that I was able to emboss my Daisy Pattern with it too by using one of my plates from my Cuttlebug along with the Grand Calibur plates.  This means that I am able now able to emboss far bigger panels of cardstock which I was very pleased with!

Anyway back to the card.............I used one of my flourish stamps (Aspects of Design No.58 Fancy Flourishes) for the base panel and used the Daisy Pattern embossing folder for the top panel.  The wording was also from my Fancy Flourishes stamp sheet.

I stamped Phoebe With Dove onto smooth white cardstock with black Memento ink and coloured her with Copic markers before glittering her wings etc... with Stardust glitter glue.

All these products came from The Glitter Pot.

Copics used:
Skin - E11, E00, E000 and R20
Hair - E35, YR23 and E50
Eyes - BG13 and BG10
Flower - Y00, RV95 and RV91
Dress - C3, C1 and C00
Dress trim, shrug and headband - C7, C5, C3 and Clear Spica
Bow and heart - RV95 and RV91
Wings and fur - BG18, BG13 and BG10
Dove - C7 (beak), C1(feathers) and RV91 (cheeks)

14 comments:

Faye said...

Hi Kay, this is really pretty. Awesome colouring, and I love the combo of embossing with the flourish paper, gives a real feeling of depth. A lovely card. x

Larisa said...

Kay, she is cute! Love your creation a lot))) The colouring is very gentle))))

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

That's another great card. Glad you are enjoying your new toy!

Gonna check out your classes now as they are VERY INSPIRATIONAL, not to mention HELPFUL.
Hugs, Sandra x

craftymum said...

Hi Kay
great card and I love the shape of it very much
hugs sarah x

Cazza said...

Hi Kay,

Wow such a fab card and you made the base too :o) Great colouring as always!

Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Lou said...

Hi! there Kay,lovely to hear you are doing a bit better :)
So love your card,she is such a sweetie and all gorgeous with the colours/papers.
take care,hugs Lou.xx

Fleur said...

Kay this is adorable, the image is so sweet
Hugz Fleur xXx

Merry said...

So beautiful...wonderful colours and such a cute image. Good luck with your teaching...

The Little Stamper said...

Hi Kay,

This is a lovely card - love the image and that cute little embossed pattern!

I am really tempted by the Grand Calibur myself and I am a little more tempted now that I know that you can die cut through doubled up A4!

Kim Piggott said...

Such a beautiful card Kay!
hugs
kim x

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - I nearly bought some of these stamps a couple of weeks back and now I might have to change my mind! Love the layout and colours too.

Helen x

Jules said...

Hi Kay

Beautiful work.

Loving the sound of these huge dies .. .. might have to save some pennies up!!

Great image and fantastic colouring.

Love Jules xx

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Kay, hope you are well, another stunning card - my favourite colours. The little girl is so cute with her little dove. Glad you like the Grand Calibur and hope to see some more cards made with it. Love and Hugs to all. JOxxxx

Shirl said...

Hi Kay,
Lovely card. A very sweet image. You are right about the Grand Calibre. It does make life so much easier and you can do so much more at a time if needed.
Cheers, Shirl x