Friday, 25 July 2014

More quick & easy birthday cards with Kanban Kandi Core card


Quick & easy birthday cards with Kanban Kandi Core card
Following on from my post yesterday, here are a few more quick & easy cards. Again each card has a Kandi Core mat, punched using a Martha Stewart Happy Birthday punch. They are decorated simply, with rosette and bow embellishments also made from Kandi Core and buttons. The last card which has a music print on the mat, is finished with an Anna Griffin die cut.
Quick & easy birthday cards with Kanban Kandi Core card

The cards are all 6 x 6, a mixture of cream and brown kraft card. 
Quick & easy birthday cards with Kanban Kandi Core card
Foil Play has a good selection of Kandi Core card designs, available from as little as 25p for an A4 sheet if you buy in bulk.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Quick & easy birthday cards made with Kanban Kandi Core card

Quick & easy birthday cards made with Kanban Kandi Core card
As you can see, I liked this simple design so much that I made it in four different colourways!
Quick & easy birthday cards made with Kanban Kandi Core card
Each card has a Kandi Core mat, which I've punched using a Martha Stewart Happy Birthday punch and a Kandi Core bow, made using a Sue Wilson die.
Quick & easy birthday cards made with Kanban Kandi Core card
The cards are all 6 x 6, a mixture of cream and brown kraft card. 
Quick & easy birthday cards made with Kanban Kandi Core card
Foil Play has a good selection of Kandi Core card designs, available from as little as 25p for an A4 sheet if you buy in bulk.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Kanban Kandi Core card - bows and rosettes

Rosettes made from Kanban Kandi Core card, using Sue Wilson dies
I've been playing with Kanban Kandi Core card this week. It looks most unprepossessing and nondescript on screen, but is a really beautiful and versatile card to craft with. 

Kandi Core is double sided, with the reverse side a more muted version of the design on the front. Each sheet has a coloured core (pictured on the sheet header), so it is particularly suitable for ripping & tearing and distressing, also for use with embossing folders and sanding back. 


Rosettes made from Kanban Kandi Core card, using Tim Holtz dies
The weight is slightly lighter than most other Kanban card stock at 240gsm. This means that it isn't really suitable for base card stock, but it is great for matting and layering and the lighter weight also makes it easier to work with. 

As you can see from the pictures, it is also fantastic for 3D crafts. I had great fun making bows with a Sue Wilson bow die and rosettes with Tim Holtz rosettes dies. I got three rosettes and two complete bows out of each A4 sheet that I used. 

I will blog some of the finished projects made with the Kandi Core embellishments later in the week.


Kanban Kandi Core card kit
Kandi Core card is available at Foil Play in individual sheets, in the mixed card selection above and in bulk packs of ten, from as little as 25p a sheet.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Sunday, 20 July 2014

DT Inspiration: Pretty Purple from Kate

Check out this stunning stamped confection with foiled detail from DT member Kate. Details of how she created this beautiful card are on her blog, Kate's Krafty Korner. Thank you, Kate!

Friday, 11 July 2014

DT inspiration: beautiful foiled anniversary card by Jane

Jane made this beautiful creation, picking out the intricate detail of the heart from the stamped design with a glue pen, then foiling with red foil. More details of how she made the card are on her blog, Onions and Paper. Thank you, Jane!

Design Team - more Yule inspiration from Tracy

A gorgeous Yule tag with red foil highlights from Tracy, to go with her Yule card. More details on how she created this project in her blog Kindred Dilettante Soul - thank you, Tracy!