Sunday, 31 July 2011

Small 3D Layered Pyramid Rose Topper - click to enlarge

This is the smaller rose version of the one below. Useful for many applications where size is an issue!

3D Rose - Pyramid Layered Topper - click to enlarge

I came up with the idea of creating a three dimensional large decoupage rose topper and incorporated the pyramid technique - what a wonderful end result! You can see how effective it looks from the finished example on the sheet! Enjoy - Richard

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Cafe Del Pesa - Corner Stackers - click to enlarge

Please see the instruction sheet below for making up

CORNER STACKERS DECOUPAGE - INSTRUCTION SHEET - click to enlarge

This new and unusal form of layered decoupage leads the viewers eye into the subject, creating depth and perspective! Like it's counterpart - pyramid layered decoupage, it is so easy to put together. Simply make sure that the left-hand side edge and the bottom edge all line up together. Enjoy! - Richard

Rose Cottage - Layered Pyramid Toppers - click to enlarge

Designed as a stand-alone set of layered pyramid toppers to use on any card base. Enjoy! - Richard

"Rose Cottage Card" - Floral Decoupage Sheet - click to enlarge

This floral decoupage sheet has been designed exactly to the right size, to layer the elements onto the "Rose Cottage" tent-fold card blank below. T  I  P :  This rose decoupage can also be used on any  project too. Enjoy! - Richard

Rose Cottage - Tent-fold Card Blank - click to enlarge

This card blank coordinates with the Rose Cottage A4 print below. Simply print out onto cardstock, fold in half and you have your card.

** PLEASE SEE THE EXTRA DECOUPAGE SHEET FOR THIS CARD ABOVE!**
Simply cut out the exact sized decoupage elements from the sheet above and layer over the roses on this card blank for a wonderful 3 dimensional card! Enjoy - Richard

Rose Cottage A4 Print - click to enlarge

Again, as below but this design features beautiful English cottage roses.

Country Cottage A4 Print - click to enlarge

This quintessentially English country cottage design is taken from an old fabric. Here, it is formatted into a A4 print, either for home decor to print out and pop straight into a frame or for use in your other crafting projects. Enjoy! - Richard 

Friday, 29 July 2011

Simply Crafts Online Newsletter - August 2011 - click to enlarge

This month I've answered some of our reader's questions regarding the copyright & angel policy for using my designs found both on my CD-ROM's and here on the blog. "Happy crafting!" - Richard

Sunday, 24 July 2011

A4 PEONY Pyramid Topper Sheet - MAIN IMAGE - click to enlarge

This is your main base image for your A4 card (portrait). Please find the other 3 sheets in order below. "Enjoy!" - Richard

A4 PEONY Pyramid Topper Sheet 1 - click to enlarge

A4 PEONY Pyramid Topper Sheet 2 - click to enlarge

A4 PEONY Pyramid Toppers - Sheet 3 - click to enlarge

LARGE A4 CARD TOPPER INSTRUCTIONS:

MAKING UP INSTRUCTIONS:

These toppers are a full A4 in size! If you like making large cards, then these are for you.

ALL A4 card topper projects come in multiple sheets because of their sheer size to be able
to fit all the necessary elements onto the page layouts.

1) Print out all the project's sheets - these will be up-loaded and in order ready to select and print.

2) Cut out all the elements from the sheets and attach 3D foam pads to the backs except the main
image which you need to attach with adhesive to your A4 card blank (A3 folded in half)

3) Make up the decoupage layers by stacking them centrally on top of each other for: PYRAMID
LAYERED TOPPERS. for INVERTED PYRAMID TOPPERS (Invertage), layer each section
keeping them squared-up on all edges and starting with the widest 'frame' and ending with the
thinnest 'frame'.

T  I  P :

You could simply print off the decoupage elements leaving out the first main image, layer them up,
then attach these to a large card of your choice.

"Have fun with these large card designs!" - Richard


Damask (Olive Green) - click to enlarge

Damask (Lavender) - click to enlarge

Damask (Light Red) - click to enlarge

Damask (Gold) - click to enlarge

Damask (Blue) - click to enlarge

Damask Style Backing Paper - click to enlarge

This lovely repeat design motif in the popular 'hot pink' is right on-trend at the moment! Seen on fabrics and wallpapers in a lot of the high end department stores on the high street. I am currently looking into designing other colourways with this design - so watch this space! Enjoy - Richard

Classical Frieze Border Strips - click to enlarge

Very rich in colour, these border strips are ideal for adding that finishing touch!

Jacobean Style Ribbon Border Strips - click to enlarge

These ribbon border strips will add a finishing touch to your project. Simply print and cut out then add to your project. Enjoy! - Richard

Jacobean Style Backing Paper - click to enlarge

Use this matching backing paper for the card blank design either portrait or landscape!

Jacobean Style A5 Card Blank - click to enlarge

This design is taken from heraldic mantling seen in Jacobean and Tudor times, often on coats of arms. It makes a wonderfully decorative base card design! Enjoy - Richard.

**SEE ABOVE FOR THE MATCHING BACKING PAPER AND RIBBON BORDER STRIPS**

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Bubbles - On Blue - click to enlarge

The last in our seaside / nautical themed designs for now. Enjoy this versatile backing paper that coordinates with the white background "bubbles" paper below.

Bubbles - On White - click to enlarge

This fun design will work with any of your seaside or underwater themes! Enjoy - Richard

Starfish Backing Paper (Sand) - click to enlarge

Starfish Backing Paper (Black & White) - click to enlarge

Ocean Fishes - Backing Paper - click to enlarge

'Salmon Trophy' - 3D Layered Pyramid Topper Sheet - click to enlarge

This wonderful old etching is from the 1800's and makes a lovely three dimensional topper for anyone who loves fishing! Enjoy! - Richard

Seahorses Backing Paper (Blue) - click to enlarge

Seahorses Backing Paper (Black & White) - click to enlarge

Large Seashell Frame Topper Panels - click to enlarge

This design has been adapted from an old 1800's post card. I have removed the inner colour from one of the larger panels for you. Enjoy! - Richard

Saturday, 16 July 2011

INSTRUCTIONS GUIDE: Inverted Pyramid Toppers - click to enlarge

The ever popular inverted pyramid toppers create the wonderful effect of drawing the viewer's eye down into the design - follow the easy to understand instructions to achieve the wow! factor on your next project!

**FIND PYRAMID & INVERTED PYRAMID DESIGN TOPPER SHEETS ON THE SIMPLY CRAFTS BLOG!**

Friday, 15 July 2011

INSTRUCTIONS GUIDE: 3D Layered Pyramid Toppers - click to enlarge

Follow these easy to understand instructions to create your very own 3D layered pyramid toppers!

"Undersea Mermaid" - 3D Layered Pyramid Topper - click to enlarge

Mermaid - 3D Layered Pyramid Topper - click to enlarge

Oval Tallship - 3D Layered Pyramid Topper - click to enlarge

Tall Ship - 3D Layered Pyramid Topper - click to enlarge

"Bon Voyage!" - 3D Layered Pyramid Topper - click to enlarge

Showing an ocean-going liner, this layered pyramid topper is perfect for anyone!

Young Nelson - 3D Layered Pyramid Toppers - click to enlarge

A very masculine image of a young admiral Nelson! Perfect for the guy who loves sailing! Simply follow the instructions for a great three dimensional card topper - you don't necessarily need to add all four layers, you might just want to add two or three! Have fun! - Richard

Carved Gull - Ready-made-card - click to enlarge

This simple image of a carved seagull will make a stunningly simple card. Embellish with your own greetings etc

Seaside Postcard - 3D Layered Pyramid Toppers - click to enlarge

This design is taken from an old 1850's seaside card. The topper when made up, would suit a large card, especially a landscape (tent fold) card. The topper is rectangular, but, the extra layers which have been sized exactly to the main image are round with a shaded edge! A stunning topper for your projects - Enjoy! - Richard

Sandcastles - Backing Paper - click to enlarge

This summery, seaside themed backing paper, coordinates with the Sandcastles ready made card blank below

Sandcastles - Ready-made-card - click to enlarge

A fun and elegant shaped card blank base ready for you to embellish! Enjoy! - Richard

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Tall Ships (monochrome) - Backing Paper - click to enlarge

This design could be printed out and folded in half, then embelished further with the ships as the background element - Have fun! - Richard