Design Team · Foil · Gold Foil · MFT · Wedding Card · Wplus9

Craftie Cafe: Congratulations Card


Welcome to today’s blog post. Today I have made a wedding / congratulations card. I always love colouring floral images whether it be by copics, pencils or different watercolouring mediums.

Today I have stamped the Wplus9 Beautiful Bouquets Ranunculus with Distress Oxide Ink vintage photo. Now even though this bleeds a little when watercolouring it softens and added a vintage water colour  look to the over all image. The bleed is very subtle but enough to add a beautiful look.


For the backgrounds I have played with the Heidi Swapp Minc foil machine and the reactive mist and sprayed all over an old designer series paper.

I have used copper thread & sequins from Brittney Lee Etsy shop to embellish the card.

Don’t forget to stop by my you tube to watch how to make this card.


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Christmas · Christmas card · Gold Foil · Lawn Fawn · MFT · Uncategorized

Craftie Cafe: Lawn Fawn Cheery Christmas Card

Jo Herbert - 160517 - Christmas - Picture 1

Hello paper crafting peeps and welcome to today’s blog post. I am preparing for working on my Christmas in July projects. Now I know it’s a bit early to start working on it but the key for me as a full time worker, mum of 3 very active kids plus having an awesome hobby is to be organised and prepare. Around this time I start sketching out card layouts and designs that I can make in bulk. The colouring of the stamped images are what took the longest however when I mass produce this card I will get the kids to help with the stamping and colouring therefor making it into a family event.

All products and supplies are available at the Craftie Cafe store. Links below in the supplies table.


Jo Herbert - 160517 - Christmas - Picture 2

Here is the you tube video to show you how I have made today’s card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and don’t forget to visit, like, subscribe or comment on any of my social media platforms.

Happy Paper Crafting.

Hugs Jo

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Gold Foil · Heat Embossing · Inspired By Stamping

Inspired By Stamping : Card & Tag set

Hi All, welcome to today’s blog post. Today I play with gold foil cardstock with the red poinsettias making a statement piece on both the card and co-ordinating tag. Making these types of sets are so much fun to make and look so good when giving it to a recipient.
See below instruction on how I made this set.
Step 1. Dry emboss with your die cutting machine a white piece of cardstock that with an embossing folder, I have used a 3D embossing folder adding a geometric modern touch to the card.
Step 2. Die cut all the layers that will be needed for the card. I have die cut a scalloped stitched rectangle border cut in gold foil (cut 2 of these as you will need the second one for the tag) and a stitched circle cut out in white cardstock.
Step 3. Mount with the gold foil scalloped border on a gold striped foil designer series paper.



Step 4. The “Merry Christmas” sentiment from the Inspired By Stamping “Festive Greetings” stampset has been heat embossed on a white stitched circle cardstock.
Step 5. To add a pop of colour to the card I have used an Inspired By Stamping paper poinsettia.
Step 1. Die cut a white & a Gold Foil cardstock with any tags of your choosing. Place the gold tag behind the white slightly lower to create another layer to the tag. I used just the bottom portion of the gold foil tag and kept the top half for another project.
Step 2. Heat emboss with gold embossing powder the “Merry Christmas” sentiment on the tag.


Step 3. Place gold glitter washi tape as the first layer on the tag.
Step 4. Using the rectangle scallop border cut out an edge and add to tag as a scalloped trim border.  This is another great way in using what you have and not necessarily being the whole die cut piece is needed.
Step 5. Add the poinsettia to the tag and you are done.
This is my last post for the year and I hope you all have a blessed Christmas and look forward to making new creations with Inspired By Stamping goodies as a design team member again.  Please also visit my blog –
Wish lots of love, hugs and prayers. Jo
Blog Challenge Entries · Gold Foil · Stamp Layering · Sweet Cupcakes

Freshly Made Sketches #243 Challenge

I love the Sweet Cupcakes stampset from Stampin Up. It is so much fun playing with this layering stampset.  My favourite combo is Pretty In Pink, Melon Mambo with a layer of white pigment ink on top and Real Red on top. I added some Wink of Stella to add some extra depth to the red ink.
The Pop of Pink dsp has some beautiful gold foil papers in the collection which I have used for today’s card.
Today’s card has been entered in this weeks Freshly made sketches challenge
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Design Team · Gold Foil · Inspired By Stamping

Inspired By Stamiping – Foil Card

Hi All,
Welcome to today’s blog post. Today,with permission from Joanna I have used my copier machine to make this trendy foil sentiment card.
I first stamped the sentiment from the Spring Bouquet stampset with black ink on plain copy paper which I then photocopied on plain white cardstock.
The toner from the copied cardstock version will allow the foil to stick to the sentiment which I then ran through my minc machine only placing the foil on half the sentiment giving it a modern twist.Pic 1
Using the Fancy Labels Dies 3 I die cut the sentiment which fit perfectly in the die cut.
For the card I shadow cut with black cardstock to have a thin black border around the die cut. I have also done the same for the banner. 
I have used the “add on” sentiment from the same stampset and heat embossed with white powder on black cardstock. Cutting the black cardstock on the edge as a second layer to continue with the modern theme. The background banner I played with my distress inks us then spritzing it so it muddled into one another.  To finish of the card I used some printed striped vellum to continue the black white look to the card. 
I hope you enjoyed tutorial introducing you to stretch your stamps and foils with a copier machine. 
Happy Paper Crafting peeps! Hugs Jo