Galaxy Background Birthday Card by Sarah

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Have you tried inking up a galaxy background? I hadn’t given it a go yet – til now! Process Cover a panel of card in patches of ink in a range of colours – yellow, purple, pink and aqua. Any kind goes, I used mostly Distress Oxides, one Catherine Pooler dye ink and a generic pink pigment ink. Smoosh and blend til you’ve got no white space left. Let them mix as much or as little as you like. Only … Read More

Places you’ll Flamingo Card by Katrina

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The flamingos on the Lawn Fawn stamp set Flamingo Together get me thinking about one of the items on my bucket list which is to visit Aruba. I decided to use this as inspiration for my card. Stamping I started the card by stamping some flamingos on to some Neenah cardstock. I coloured them using my Copic Markers, I did the same with the palm trees, cut them all out and put them to one side. Background Next I worked … Read More

Summer Stamps for a Christmas Card by Katrina

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Hello everyone. This is my first blog post for The Little Paper Tree so I thought I would start by introducing myself. My name is Katrina and I live in England with my husband of 16 years and our 3 children aged 14, 12 and 5. I have a passion for card making and craft. I started card making about 5 years ago but everything in the shops seemed to be all lace and frills and that just wasn’t me. Then I discovered American … Read More

How To Make Elephants Fly

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Hi, it’s Jeni with some adorable flying elephant cards! There is something about elephants that I just love. I created my own cloud stencils to add the sky background for these cards and had some fun finding ways to make my elephants fly. All the supplies I used to make these cards are listed and linked to The Little Paper Tree shop at the bottom of this post. Every orders earns loyalty points too. You can check how many loyalty … Read More

Joy To The World Clean & Simple Christmas Card

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Hi,  I love the Christmas Cheer stamp set and wish I could use it all the time but I try not to have favourites with my stamp sets. I don’t want any to feel unloved.  I have also created a video tutorial for this clean and simple card on the YouTube channel.  You can watch the video HERE.  Make sure you give the video a big thumbs up, leave a comment and subscribe to the YouTube channel so you don’t … Read More

Light bulbs to Balloons

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Hello, Janet here with a fun card for little birthdays, using a Valentines themed stamp set.   Stamping To start this card I die cut a piece of watercolour card with the largest cross stitched rectangle die and stamped the light bulbs floating around the top of the card.  I added the smiley face for some more cuteness.  Because I knew I was going to use Distress inks to colour this card so I used Archival Jet Black ink because … Read More

Rainbow Smile Ink Blended Card

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Hi, Janet here with a quick and easy card using Distress inks. I used a Smile word die to add a sentiment and some dimension in this other wise clean and simple card.   Background Ink Blending To create the rainbow background, picked a point just off center in the top right corner as my center and used Post It masking tape to block off a triangle shape.  Working on my craft mat, ink blending tool and Distress Inks to … Read More

Wishing You A Very Merry Flying Christmas

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Slider cards are becoming popular and with the flying reindeer stamp from the North Pole Pals by Avery Elle, I just had to make a slider card with a flying reindeer!  As always the supplies I used are listed and linked at the bottom of this post to the shop. Background I trimmed two pieces of watercolour card to 14 x 11cm. From one panel I die cut a slider hole using the slide on over die by Lawn Fawn. … Read More

Watercolouring Stamped Images for Christmas Cards

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I think Christmas cards are my favourite to make.  This year I have loved using the North Pole Pals stamp set to create lots of fun and playful cards.  On this card I mixed Avery Elle stamps with Lawn Fawn dies.  All the supplies I used are listed and linked to the shop at the end of this post.  If you are interested in creating cards with this ink blending technique, we are planning monthly card making classes.  If you … Read More

Postage Stamp Christmas Card

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The Postage Stamp Die is great for creating small scenes on cards.   Scene Building I die cut the small postage stamp three times from watercolour card. From the inside pieces I die cut two snowbanks and one mountain border using the mountain border die. Using my ink blending tool I added a small amount of Tumbled Glass distress ink to the top of the snowbanks to add some depth.   On the mountain tops I used Pumice Stone with a little … Read More

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