Tuesday, 26 September 2017

More Icing on the Cake!

Hello and welcome to some more card making fun using the Icing on the Cake stamps.  Initially, this stamp set had passed me by and I hadn't even put it on my wish list.  A happy opportunity came about and I was able to experiment with it a little, and then I was hooked.  Now I have my own stamp set I have thoroughly enjoyed exploring the possibilities with it.  I have made cards suitable for male and female birthdays and also some congratulations cards too.


To start with I made a simple border from piped icing - the longest border stamp lends itself to US 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" sized cards, so I worked with inches throughout.  This is a little out of my comfort zone as I usually work in centimetres!  It was worth persevering with for the end result though.  

The Whisper White layers I have stamped on measure 5 1/8" x 3 7/8/" and 3 5/8" x2 3/8".  As the stamps are photopolymer it is straightforward to build up a pattern of sugary icing in an array of delicious colours.


I'm happy with the initial design, but the stamp set also contains some gorgeous flowers and balloons that I wanted to include on my cards.  Using them, together with the Wink of Stella glitter, has really enhanced my basic card design and the fussy cutting was easy too.


Which do you prefer?  Bold and basic or with flowers or balloons?

Happy Crafting,


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Friday, 22 September 2017

Icing on the Cake


Hello and welcome to my blog.  Today I have a fun birthday card to share with you.  Sending a card to celebrate a birthday is wonderful and sharing some birthday cake is even better!  So how about combining birthday wishes with a stamp set called Icing on the Cake?


The stamps in this set are photopolymer which makes lining them up straightforward - for the first piped row I lined the bottom of the photopolymer stamp up with the bottom of the card.  For the next piped row the bottom edge of the stamp is lined up with the top of the first row of icing, and so on.  The only exception being for the dotty icing, either side of the words, which was stamped so that it appeared midway through the letters. 


This "iced" piece sits on top of a layer embossed using the Polka Dot Basics folder to complete the card.  Gather a selection of coordinating inks and have fun piping...I mean stamping...to create your very own iced birthday cards.



Happy Crafing,

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

With Sympathy

These cards were made especially for Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlight for September.  Each month there is a different theme to work with.  This month the theme is SYMPATHY.


The best bit about this Highlight is that you can vote for your favourite projects.  I would love it if you would vote for my project HERE.  The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please VOTE for my project.

By their very nature sympathy cards are difficult to send and it is hard to find the right words to convey the appropriate feelings of sadness and lossGiving a hug speaks volumes so I have chosen a very simple card to give a hug when it is needed.


This is the first time I have made an eclipse card, and it was much easier than I anticipated.  First, I stamped the beautiful image from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.  After die cutting the letters out, the piece is matted onto a slightly larger coloured layer.  The letters are replaced, and popped up using mini dimensionals, allowing colour to just peep out from behind them to give a subtle outline.


Typically for me I was being indecisive and I couldn't decide whether to go for a completely white background or a faux watercoloured effect.  To create the coloured background I applied inks directly to a large acrylic block and then spritzed it with water before pressing it onto the whisper white card.  By spritzing the block with water it allows the inks to swim a little on the block and gives a slightly mottled effect when they are stamped onto the card.




Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I'd be delighted if you visited Kylie's blog to vote for my project.  I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop.

Happy Crafting,



If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Please visit my online shop: HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used: