Thursday, 26 December 2013

Creative Expressions Boxing day.

Hi Folks, Happy boxing day

Hope you had a lovely day Yesterday and you are enjoying spending time with loved ones and having a lovely Xmas break,
Today I have another card made using the Henna range of singles stamps from Creative expressions.

Something a little different I think.

'You are a fabulous friend'

I have lots of pictures with this one and a step by step guide so you can easily join in and make it with me, if you would like to.
 It features the Henna Mosaic single stamp.
1. I took some light Kraft card and stamped the Mosaic 3 times with Perfect medium and embossed with True white embossing powder. I then hand cut the centre of 2 of the pieces out and used a gold circle die to cut out the largest piece. I also stamped out my sentiment from the Cathedral Lace stamp set and cut out using a spellbinders label.

2. I cut out 2 of the largest shapes from the Delicate doilies spellbinder set from ivory card.

3. I took another piece of Kraft card and stamped and embossed again with True white powder  and perfect medium to create my backing piece.

4. I then used Vintage photo Distress Ink to go around the outer edge of every piece you have cut out already.

5. I then cut another piece of Kraft and used The Creative Expressions piercing ruler to go round the edge of this piece. Once complete mat onto Ivory card with a small edge.Set aside.

6. I wrapped 3 pieces of natural raffia around the bottom of the backing piece of card that we stamped earlier and a smaller piece I tied around all 3 pulling them together at one end.
I then matted it onto a piece of Ivory card.

 7. I used a white pen with flowing ink and drew some white faux stitching and dots around the edges of each piece too.

8. Take the piece you matted earlier and add some dimensional foam to the back to raise it up from the backing card just a little, then add it to the backing pieces from earlier.

9. Adhere your 2 doilies to the top area of the card with cosmic shimmer glue as these need to be flush to the card.Then add foam to each of the Henna pieces and add the first to the card.

10. Build your other two pieces on top. Then tie a bow with more raffia and add this to the card. Then I wrapped a piece of jute cord and threaded the sentiment onto it and added that on top of the bow. I then added the ribbon rose.

11.Lastly, I added some large 8mm pearls to the Ribbon rose and the centre of the Henna centre piece.I also added smaller 5mm pearls to the Doilies as you will see in the last two pictures.

 A different angle before the pearls were added.

 A finished look at the card made from Kraft and Ivory card stock and white embossing for a different look.

I hope you enjoyed this step by step look at making this fairly simple card and hope you will join me for more tutorials so if there is anything you would like to see then please do not hesitate to drop me a line and I will of course add the pictures on to the blog.

Have a great Boxing day and I will be back really soon.




  1. Morning Kim, A very Happy Christmas to you and all your Family.
    I love, love, love, this card, the white embossing on the kraft card is so effective, and I love the raffia and the ribbon rose. A gorgeous 'marriage' of colour and texture, I love it.
    Enjoy the day today.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

    1. Hi Patricia
      Happy Christmas to you too. Thank you so much for your lovely comment today, I had sheduled this one to show today and am planning to do the tutorials from the show at some point tomorrow so that will be up too. I am glad you liked this one I wasn't sure til it was complete then I loved it myself.
      Thanks for the good wishes and of course the very best wishes to you and your family this christmas too xx

  2. Hi Kim
    Gorgeous card, love the white embossing on Kraft card and the great step by step instructions
    Best wishes and a very happy new year, Pat

    1. Hi Pat
      Thanks for the lovely wishes and the very kind comment. I wish you a very happy new year too but will be posting again before then to say that officially to you lovely ladies too.
      Kim xx

  3. Happy Christmas Kim. Finally got time to catch up on your blog. Am I pleasedI did as this card is so beautiful! Kraft card is one of my favourite bases and the Henna stamp is rapildly becoming a MUST HAVE! I hopeyou are enjoying yourself. Take care.

    1. Thanks Mrs B and to you. Glad you popped over too. And I love the base of Kraft too. The Henna stamps really are great there is a few. Thanks for stopping by xxx

  4. That looks really gorgeous, Kim your cards are stunning and I really admire your work, thanks for posting.

    1. Thanks so much for your lovely words, this is why I read all my messages. Bless you xxx

  5. Oh Kim what a beautiful card. Good afternoon and good afternoon fellow Kimettes, hope you are all taking a deep breath in, shoulders down, and hair back in place after your 2 busy days ! And your withdrawl symptoms have been taken over by craft or crafting : )
    I could do with some advice Kim please (sorry to put you on the spot) if you knew about all the beautiful goodies SB/JR/CCreations etc send us when you first started crafting WHAT would you reccommend to buy that I would get the most out of ? Apart from the basic card, if you could put a stamp/die/ink/ package for 100.00 what would you put in your shopping basket ? Everytime I think I'll get so and so I find something else (or these naughty manufacturers show us other temptations) !!! Naughty SB JR peeps ! So Kim (my crafty personal shopper) any advice and help you can offer me and any relatively new Kimettes would be so helpful.
    I just adore this card, and your step by step is such a brilliant idea, thank you SO much. Wow, we have Sue's video cards to help us 'card along' and now your excellent step by step.
    We are truley spoilt : )

    Sending love n hugs today to everyone.
    Lancashire Steph xxx

  6. Sorry Kim. Maybe I should have said I do cards to take to Farmers Markets/Craft Fairs, so I do all occassions and cater for both Female, teenager, young adult, Male, new baby, wedding etc, every possible relative and occassion you can think of - so Im thinking the new baby set that has adoption featured in the stamp set would be on your list : ) I always try to add a verse into all my cards by means of inserts. Do you know if any of the brands you work with/for have any plans to draw up plans to make 'verse stamps' as not all of us addicts have time to search for and print out non copyright verses to add. Although I always include a typed and printed - The Verse inside reads : - to put on the cellobag. So Im not sure how that would work : 0
    Sorry to ask so much from you Kim xx

    1. Verse I know can be extremely difficult and challenging , making sure you choose the right one etc. Visible Image have some gorgeous new ones coming out with a very reasonable price tag very soon. They also have a lovely selection right now too worth having a look at. They are a wonderful couple and are building up a very special business together.
      Also Creative expressions have some short verses but not long ones in stamp form. Have you thought of Cd's and print your own inserts? If you would like to email me your email I can go into this in much more detail for you. Kim xx

  7. Hi Kim,
    I've been away for Christmas so wasn't able to comment on your card on the day you posted it... it's absolutely stunning and I love the lacey effects of the stamps and dies.
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

    Love Sheila xx

    1. Hi Sheila
      Welcome home, I hope you had a lovely time away.Tnanks again for your lovely comments and for taking the time to pop by and leave such a nice message. Bless you .
      Kim xx

  8. Hi Kim, I've only just been able to see you're Outstanding Card it's just Exquisite I love everything about it I love the Colours you have chosen it looks so Elegant and I love your breakdown of how you achieved your Beautiful Card (although I don't think for one minute mine would be the same Lol) Fantastic Card you must be very pleased with the end results. Love and hugs from Sam x