Saturday, October 1, 2016

Peacock Feather Sympathy Card from Ooh La La

Hello everyone, Bridget here again for another project to hopefully inspire you. 
This one is for the cardies out there. 
I have used the absolutely gorgeous stamps and dies from the Ooh La La range.

Today’s offering is a quick Sympathy card to make for when you need one in a hurry. Let’s get started.

For the peacock feather cut a piece of cardstock 3”x 6”. Cut a piece of the double sided adhesive paper from Couture Creations to the same size. Stick the adhesive sheet to the cardstock and remove the top tape revealing the adhesive. Cover this with the superfine glitter.

Now that you have created your own ultra sparkly glitter paper, cut one peacock feather die.

The next step is equally easy.
Using your non-stick craft mat directly apply ink from 3 shades of blue you want to use for your “watercolour” background. Using an aqua brush randomly apply the colours to a 5 3/8” x 3 7/8” piece of watercolour paper. Set aside to dry. 

Add more water to the remaining ink on the mat and rub a piece of seam binding in it to create a matching piece of ribbon for your bow. Set aside to dry.

Cut a piece of vellum 1” x 6” Using an embossing ink pad, stamp the “With Sympathy” stamp on it and heat emboss it with the Silver Super Sparkles embossing powder. Take care not to overheat the vellum with the heat tool to avoid warping. Cut a fishtail on the right hand side of the sentiment.

Cut a piece of teal/turquoise cardstock to 5 ½” x 4” and stick the watercolour piece to the front of it.
Place the vellum to the front of the card, placing tape on the back of the turquoise cardstock to hide it.
Tie a bow in the ribbon and place it on the bottom left corner of the card, using tape on the back of the card to adhere it to. Stick this piece to the front of the card. 

Lastly, using the Turbo Precision Glue Pen apply glue to the pack of the peacock feather and glue it to the front of the card.

And there you go, your card is ready to go.
Hope you had fun joining me for a quick project today using the beautiful products in the Ooh La La range.
See you soon,

Products Used:
ULT157567 Ooh La La Peacock Feather Die
ULT157658 Ooh La La stamp set
AD90019 150 x 210mm - White Cards & Envelopes- 50 pack
AD50017 A4 Double sided adhesive paper
CO725016 Superfine Glitter
CO724990 Super Sparkles Silver Embossing Powder
Tools used:

Vintage Layout with Ooh La La range by Bridget

Hello crafty people, 
Bridget here with a single layout done with the fabulous Ooh La La range from Ultimate Crafts.
The range lends itself to vintage pictures and the photo of my mother as a toddler works perfectly with the colour scheme.

I have supplied the measurements etc below should you want to make a layout like this on.

To start off we used the Chocolate cardstock from Ultimate crafts as the base page.

To create the layers we cut as follows:
I trimmed 1/8” off each of the sides of the Baroque Bronze patterned paper and glued it to the Chocolate cardstock.
The next layer measures 8 ¾” wide x 7 ½” high using Wrapped in Gold patterned paper
Onto this, center a piece of Chocolate Swirls measuring 7 ½” high x 6” wide:
Create the photo mat 4 ¼” x 6 ¼” from Butterflies & Lace
These papers are all from the 12”x12” Ooh La La paper pad (ULT157600)
Before you stick the photo & photo mat down on the layout, place a piece of the lace across the center of the page and add a piece of the luscious velvet ribbon above it. Once this is done stick down the photo & photo mat.

To colour up the flowers, I put some water in a mister bottle, added some brown ink from a re-inker and then added some Anna Griffin Mix & Match Pigments-Brown. This made the most beautiful shimmery brown colour. Use this to mixture to colour up one of the Cottage Pollen Flowers.
Lightly sponged the same brown shimmer onto the edges of Paper Magnolias flowers.

While the flowers are drying make another batch of the Anna Griffin Mix & Match Pigments-Brown but do not add brown ink, this should make a lovely gold shimmery paint which must be applied to one of the beautiful heart shaped doilies.
Set aside to dry.

Die cut the following dies: (see which ones I have used from the photo above as the dies come in sets)
ULT157558 Intrinsic & Ornamental Set Die
ULT157568 Art Deco Border Set Die
I die cut them from plain white smooth cardstock as I wanted to ink them to get a slightly mottled effect.

Using the Happy Lives stamp set, cut a piece of Butterflies& Lace 2 1/8” x 1 5/8” and stamp the “happy” sentiment on it using black ink. Glue this to the ornate piece from the Intrinsic & Ornamental Set Die (see photo above)

For the metal butterfly, I used glue in all the wing recesses and then added Anna Griffin Fine Glitter Collection-Copper

Use the photo at the top of this post to place all the elements on the layout. Add some final touches using the beautiful pearls included in this range.

Products Used: 
ULT 157610 Ooh La La 12x12” Paper Pad (Papers Used: Bronze Baroque, Chocolate Swirls, Wrapped with Gold & Butterflies & Lace)
ULT157655 Pearls
ULT157639 Ribbons & Lace Pack
ULT157630 Paper Doily Set
ULT157558 Intrinsic & Ornamental Set Die
ULT157568 Art Deco Border Set Die
Ult157658 Happy Lives stamp
ULT200040 Chocolate Cardstock
CO724295 Cottage Pollen Flowers
ULT157508  Magnolia Lane, Paper Magnolias
Tools Used:
CO723828 - Non-Stick Craft Mat
CO724037 - Turbo Precision Glue Pen

Thank you so much for joining me today.
Stock up on the beautiful Ooh La La range, it’s going to sell like hotcakes & you don’t want to miss out.
See you soon.