Thursday, 7 December 2017

Christmas cards



Inspired by Jennifer McGuire - I used some snowflake dies in my stash and inked up the back side of the die and ran them through my big shot.  This created a debossed image with a letterpress look.  After die cutting the snowflakes in white cardstock, they were adhered to the impressed areas on the card base.  The word JOY was cut from alphabet dies in matching cardstock and Happy Christmas stamped on a label under that.  White Nuvo drops were then added to finish the card.





Peacock Feathers and violet distress oxide inks were used to blend some cardstock and then water splashed to create water droplets. A simple white die cut was added along with white heat embossed sentiment.  Nuvo drops were added in the die cut area.



A card base was made from papertrey ink white cardstock and then pistachio distress oxide was used to blend onto the cardstock.  Embossing paste through a stencil on some water coloured cardstock was used to create the panels. The panels were stuck onto the distress oxide card base.  A die cut sentiment was added and a white heat embossed sentiment on black carstock was adhered under the large sentiment.  Some die cut green snowflakes were adhered, along with a few sequins.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Pink and gold dotty background with doily


Today I started with my card base and sponged on some Distress ink worn lipstick at the top and bottom of the card base.  I used a MFT snowfall background stamp to stamp on some Gina K passionate pink ink.  I then used the same background stamp with versamark and gold embossing powder on the card base.  
Using a peach coloured alcohol marker, I coloured a piece of white cardstock and then die cut a doily from it using a metal die.  
I coloured a strip of white cardstock with a dark burgundy colour and die cut the word "Hooray".  Underneath this I added the "Ït's your birthday " sentiment in gold embossing powder on coloured cardstock.
A few clear sequins completes the card.

This will be entered in the colour challenge at "The House that stamps build".
http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/


Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Duplicate background stamping



For this project I used Gina K inks in Red Hot, Turquoise Sea and Moonlit Fog to repeatedly stamp a square spellbinders stamp in alternate colours.

I used a diagonal strip MFT rubber background stamp to stamp one way in Turquoise Sea ink and then I turned the cardstock 90 degrees and stamped again in Ocean Mist ink.  This created a diagonal gingham pattern.

I die cut the word Celebrate from part of the gingham pattern and also cut it again three times from black cardstock.  These were layered together and adhered to a strip of some of the same gingham pattern.   

Underneath is stamped Happy Christmas white heat embossed and foam mounted.

Some silver drops have been added to the centre of the grey stamped images.

I will be entering this into the typography card challenge at Cards in Envy  http://cardsinenvy.blogspot.com/

Alcohol marker colouring with white embossing


I started out with some Spectrum Noir colorista rubber stamps (floral) and arranged them into my stamp positioning tool.  I stamped them with Gina K ivory ink so that I could still see the images enough to be able to colour them.  (In hindsight I would use a slightly darker pink as I found it difficult to colour the images. ) I DID NOT REMOVE the stamps from the stamp positioner as I needed to restamp these in the exact position later.

I used various alcohol markers to colour the floral arrangements, then placed the cardstock back into the stamp positioner and restamped the image in exactly the same place with Versamark Ink.  I then white heat embossed the images over the top of my images.

I then die cut a swirly heart shape and coloured it with Copper metallic paint.  I die cut the word Celebrate and coloured that in a coordinating alchol marker.  

I added a white heat embossed Happy Birthday sentiment on black cardstock and added some sequins and drops to finish off the card.

Hooray - floral stamped background



I have been inspired by some of the beautiful floral scrapbook paper that you can buy, but thought that I would like to make my own in some colours of my own choice.
I started out by die cutting some stampin up flower patch flowers (the large lilac one that you can see in the photo) and leaves and used temporary adhesive to stick them to my card base.
I used a stippling brush and Gina K lemon drop ink to tap ink onto the cardstock to obtain a light yellow background.
Then I removed the leaf masks only and left the flower mask in place and used the coordinating leaf stamp to stamp the leaves in the appropriate areas.  For the leaves I used Gina K jelly bean green ink.
I then removed the flower masks and stamped the coordinating flower in Gina K lovely lavender ink.
I used a layering stamp to stamp the middle of the flower with edible eggplant.
You can't see it in the photo, but I also used wink of stella on the middle of the flowers to add some shine.
I then die cut the Hooray sentiment from white cardstock and also one from black cardstock. I coloured the white Hooray die cut with a matching alcohol marker.
 I stuck the two die cuts together and offset them ever so slightly to obtain a shadow look on the die cut.
I added the extra Congratulations sentiment by white heat embossing onto black cardstock.


Sunday, 27 August 2017

Panel card with stamped bow


   Sketch Saturday has a challenge at the moment which inspired me to create this card.  I recently purchased a MFT background stamp and an Avery Elle bow stamp that I really wanted to try out. 

   The colours I used were Gina K turquoise sea, lovely lavender, powder blue, Stampin up crumb cake and Prima Marketing color philosophy new ink Brunch sangria. (I personally would not buy Prima marketing color philosophy ink again as I prefer a more solid look to my stamping.)

   I used one of the MFT plaid stamps (a plain long stamp) to stamp the edges of one of the smaller layered card pieces in Gina K Elegant eggplant ink so that it would match the rest of my card.

   I added some sequins (and added a little blue stickles to the middle of the sequins for some shine).

Sketch saturday link : http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/sketch-478-with-bugaboo-stamps.html

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Inlaid die cuts with medallion


Happy Holidays to me ! 

Well, I am on 4 weeks long service leave and am happily able to do some crafting.  I have created an inlaid die cut card made from a circle die and a rectangle die with a moth die inlaid also.  I created a small medallion from some plaid October afternoon paper and the sentiment is Papertrey ink Celebrate stamp and die cut set.