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 :

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.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Mandala my own stamps

Well this was fun !  I wanted to create a mandala graphic on my card, so I utilised the power of the stamp positioner to use my own stamps and create my own "mandala" of sorts.

I will enter this into the Sunday Stamps challenge :

Friday, 19 May 2017

Twist stamping with a stamp positioner

I had so much fun figuring out how to make a background by using my stamps and turning the cardstock around in the stamp positioner.  I used a 6 x 6 piece of cardstock, divided it into 3/4 inch squares and used that in my stamping tool.  You might want to check out the video below on how to do it.
I used the My favourite things sketched blooms 2 and gina K inks for this card.

Happy stamping !

This card has been entered into the following challenge:

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Distress Oxides

Had a little bit of fun today with my Distress Oxide Inks.  The background that I crafted above was done by blending three different colours onto watercolor card stock and then spritzing with water.   I used Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade and the bottom of the card is actually distress ink (Picked Raspberry)

I will be entering this one into the following card challenges:

Friday, 21 April 2017

Mothers Day card

Thought I would get organised for Mothers Day this year by preparing this card for my Mother in Law.  She loves pink roses, so this card will be right up her alley.  The spots at the bottom of the card were stamped directly onto the cardstock (Papertrey Ink - 110lb).  I made my own round stamps for this by cutting out circles from craft foam.  I used Gina K Innocent Pink Ink.  I cut a strip of glossy card stock for the band and added pearls.  I made the frame from using two rectangle dies and cut out black and gold DSP.  I used two separate stamps for the sentiment and embossed with Ranger Gold embossing powder.  The roses are from Altenew - they were actually a freebie with a cardmaking magazine from a while ago.  I added a little sparkle to the roses with Wink of stella and a few sequins.

I have entered it in the following challenges:

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Home made foam stamps

It is surprising what you can do with homemade foam stamps.  The background has been stamped with a homemade stamp I made from craft foam. I just cut strips of the craft foam, arranged them in stripes and stuck them onto a square piece of the foam for backing. I stamped the background white cardstock with Gina K Wild Dandelion ink.  The hybiscus stamp was cut from craft foam also and stamped in Gina K Blue lagoon ink. I fussy cut the stamped image and coloured the centre with Prismacolor alcohol markers - PB48. It is stuck on a disc of canson silver cardstock.  A white embossed sentiment on black cardstock and some scattered sequins finished this card.