Wednesday, 5 November 2014
It's taken a while but my website has been updated. It's now more streamlined and easier to navigate. My blog is now incorporated into the site so would be so pleased if you lovely people would visit there at jtcards and I promise to keep it updated more than this one!
Posted by Jean Taylor at 17:00
Friday, 23 May 2014
I realised it's been a while since I blogged, will try and be a little more speedy updating next time! This has proved to be a popular choice to welcome a New Baby. Available in pink, and blue of course, using a beautiful Centura Pearl card. The flowers are a little fiddly to make but I think they finish the pram off with style.
Posted by Jean Taylor at 17:37
Monday, 15 July 2013
I wanted to bring a little elegance to this wedding card so have backed it with lilac card then used a Clarity stamp with Perfect Medium to heat emboss some Centura Pearl card. I punched some flowers and used Liquid Pearl to make dots in the centre, used a Syntego motif as the focal point and finished off with a little white bow.
Posted by Jean Taylor at 15:13
Thursday, 2 May 2013
Thursday, 7 February 2013
As the wedding season begins, here is a sneaky peak at a new design about to go on my website. I hope to have it listed within the next few weeks.
The largest layer is Centura pearl in teal and then a layer of the same card in snow white that has been heat embossed with Wow embossing powder, sparkling snow. The hearts have been embossed with roses and the flower is stamped onto paper and heat embossed, cut out and shaped before sticking the layers together. It takes a while to make but feel it will make a lovely keepsake.
Posted by Jean Taylor at 17:16
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Posted by Jean Taylor at 11:18
Thursday, 17 January 2013
The day after she put it up, they came down in the morning to find it all had all slid off the card and was leaning drunkenly on top of the television. They thought it was funny and her hubby stuck it all back on with sticky tack. This incident began my quest for ultra-strong sticky stuff that wouldn’t stick to me or result in my efforts all slipping of the card.
For intricate pieces, needing a fine nozzle, then Cosmic Shimmer Glue is my choice. This bonds really well and is great for making flowers and fixing intricate die cuts. Both these glues dry clear and that is another bonus. Next time I’ll tell you of my latest finds.
Posted by Jean Taylor at 16:31
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Now we’re getting into the mood (!) here’s another couple of Christmas cards, The first one was made using Spellbinders dies and the blue section is cut from blue sparkly felt. A good quality felt cuts really well and adds dimension to your designs.
The second is with the background cut, again using Spellbinders dies, with a Clarity Stamp deer using Flitter glue and silver gilding flakes. Gilding flakes are so effective, once you’ve mastered the art of using them. Before that they end up on the floor, stuck to your fingers, in fact everywhere.
Posted by Jean Taylor at 19:58
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Just in case you’re not quite in the mood yet here’s a Christmas card. I went a little overboard with making poinsettias so they featured on a lot of my cards this year. I used a Spellbinders die and my Grand Calibur, cutting them out with centura pearl snow white paper and loved the result.
Posted by Jean Taylor at 23:21