Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cards from the Papercraft Expo

Here are the cards I made at the recent Papercraft Expo.

This first lot were made during the "Textured & Dimensional Frame Cards" class taught by Belinda Spencer from Darkroom Door. It featured the Shadow 12 Up Frame Stamp from Darkroom Door, which I can see being very versatile. I definitely love these cards and Belinda was an exceptional tutor.

The cards also used some of Rachel's Filmstrips, Wordstrips and Montage sheets. I'd not used these before, but love the effect achieved with them. I love the beach themed card the best. The black and white card used a stamp kissing technique on the background stamp. Must admit it was the first time I've used two colours to do this technique; previously I'd only done it with a clean second stamp to create an impression effect.

This next set of cards was made during Tracey Cooley's class "A Touch of Whimsy". These are totally different from the other lot, being just sweet and fun with the butterflies and glitter.

This first card is called a lantern card. It's made with three leaves (I'm showing the front and back sides). When it stands on the table, it forms a triangular shape, and an electric candle fits inside the triangular space and you see it through the vellum. Don't you just love the die cut frame? It's from Couture Creations and called Tied Together Ornamental Lace Die. I just had to buy a copy of it for myself.

These cards used design papers from the Bo Bunny Primrose Collection and all of the butterflies were cut from a sheet of Primrose Bliss. The glitter was just a clear glitter glue.

I hope you like these cards. The designers, Belinda Spencer and Tracey Cooley, made it easy to make these cards and the classes were well worth their value.

I'll post more work from the Expo tomorrow.

Bye for now,


  1. Incredible Janelle... you are making me so jealous, wish I could have gone too. Maybe next year and with a bit of luck I might be able to catch up with you and talk 'cards', it would be wonderful!

    1. Would be great, Therese. I'm thinking though that I may have to go all three days, just to fit in all that I want to do. :) I'll have to save up now!

  2. Wow wonderful selection of cards Janelle.

    Hugs Diane

    1. Thanks Diane for your lovely comment. And welcome to my blog.


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