Monday, October 26, 2020

A White Lady


This card was made for a small New Zealand swap group I participate in.  The challenge this month was to use a white die cut.  

I started with this purple toned piece from a masterboard I made last year -  I cannot recall exactly what I used, but I identified an embossing paste stenciled (STAMPlorations) butterfly, brushos, mica sprays, some paint and random stamping.  
I placed it to the bottom right of the lemon coloured base card, for added interest

The lady die cut was cut using an unidentified die

This is a close up of the butterfly, which shows some of the glimmer.

I added a ribbon partly concealed down one side of the panel, and then stapled a folded section at the top before covering it with the stamped and die cut greeting circle.

I finished the inside with a trimming from the panel, but had written in the card before I took the photo, hence the 'cover up'.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Wheat Ears and Scripture


The fortnight has rolled around again and it is time for another challenge at Word Art Wednesday, this time sponsored by The Project Bin, with the winner receiving a $15 gift voucher.

I decided to create an autumnal themed card to coordinate with the scripture.

I printed the verse then  die cut it with a stitched rectangle, and blended lemon ink around the edges before removing the die.

The Wheat Ears were cut from an unidentified die I received as part of a prize package from Mia. They were cut from white card, then I blended yellow ink over the die cuts, then painted over the stems and ends of the ears with an olive ink.  They then received a liberal coating of WoS

The  green layer of card was splattered with a fine mist of  Inka Gold gold paint. as a final detail before assembling 


The inside was finished with some sparkle tape, and then I layered three strips of narrow washi tape onto the centre of it.

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Playing with Dimension


This is a card made a few weeks ago for a friend who lives locally,  so I could hand the card to her and not worry about postage, or getting it crushed in the post.

I love how it all worked out together without a lot of effort - some of the parts were pieces on my desk, and that's always good ... 

The flowers were die cut from scraps of patterned paper and sprayed with a mica spray, not that it really showed on the pink flowers, and the leaves were also cut from snippets

The oval layer was a piece of paper I had played with ages ago.  I do remember that after crushing it, I swiped a golden glitz ink pad over it, and above you can just see the glimmer it gave. 

This gives an idea of the height of the flowers.
The base layer of green was embossed, but with a folder that is too small for our standard size of card, so I added the ric rac to cover the blank strip, which also echoed the edge of the die cut yellow layer.
The sentiment is from a Dark Room Door set, and the panel edges were swiped with yellow ink. 

A few rhinestones in the centers of the flowers, and also around the flowers, and a foil cut butterfly were the finishing details. 

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Clearing My Desk...


I am still working on sorting, purging and packing, and had overlooked the fact that I had to make a card for this week's Word Art Wednesday Challenge  .... eek!

I had started on my desk yesterday, and came across this piece of green cardstock so used that for my base this morning - I then ratted in my pre-made background container and found this piece.
If I recall, it was made by sprinkling Brusho's in an embossing folder, misting it with water, placing a piece of watercolour paper in it and simply pressing it together by hand. 

After printing the wonderful verse (available free on the WAW blog site)  I trimmed it and lightly distressed the edges - both the background and verse were layered on deep red card, then mounted on the green base
The butterflies were from my jar of pre-cut butterflies, and I brushed some red ink onto the yellow one to make it 'fit' colour-wise. 

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

An 'Oops" Rescued

I am running a day late with this post.  I did get it part done yesterday, and then life happened! 
As it has a habit of doing.  

This card is for the new challenge at Word Art Wednesday , where our sponsor is the very generous company, Clearly Besotted Stamps, who will supply a 15 Pound gift voucher to the winner.

My card started as an oops, the embossing was not 100% for the technique I was trying, so it got put into my 'promise box'  after I had sponged the ink over it. 
Somehow I just don't seem to be able to successfully emboss on watercolour paper!

The verse was cut with a stitched circle die and sponged with yellow ink on the edges.

As the panel was too large for the card front, I trimmed one edge off  and mounted it to the side, layering it over a piece of gingham ribbon, then added vertical a bow to the right

A few blue sequins and the front was finished

The inside was finished with a trimming from the feature panel. 

When I was writing this post, it occurred to me that what I did with making the unsatisfactory panel into something attractive and useful, God does to us when we mess up (sin).  
When we admit/confess our sin, he will forgive and redeem us, and remake us into something beautiful, as we are all precious to Him. 

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Friday, September 18, 2020

A Chalked Sunflower


It's a slow process this purging and packing - but I did get this card done!

I have had this Magnificent Sunflower 3-D embossing folder  for a while now, and decided that I needed to use it.  So I embossed a long, narrow snippet of white card that was on my desk.

I decided to colour it with chalks, using a cotton bud (Q - Tip) .  As can be seen in this and the following photo, I built up the colours and shading using repeated layers

Once I was happy with the colours I sprayed it with a sealant to secure the colour on the card.
The sentiment was clear embossed over Memento Dandelion Ink, on white card, and then double mounted over another snippet of yellow card.  
Some sequins and bakers twine finished the outside of the card.

The inside was finished with washi tape

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                                 The House That Stamps Built Challenge - Inspiration Palette

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

A Swinked Scripture


I recently discovered the technique of Swinking, as named by Laurel and Ardyth!
Their video  tutorials are here and here  and I had great fun making up some backgrounds, one of which I used for this weeks Word Art Wednesday's DT card.
Our Sponsor this week is  Stamp Simply  
who always supplies a generous prize of a voucher to be spent on their wonderful products.
My apologies, I made this card without checking who our sponsor was, and did not use any of the product supplied. 

This weeks scripture, which is available free on the blog, was designed by Karen Murray.  I die cut it with a M.B. Stitched Rectangle, and mounted it onto the background with a pair of tiny banners, cut from the same red card as the base.

The background was made by swiping three Catherine Pooler inks, Lemoncello, Aquatini and Blue Suede Shoes down a piece of lightly dampened watercolour paper, lifting the pad before I reached the bottom of the panel. 

I also sprayed it with some lemon mica spray, which gave an almost splashed effect where it reacted with the inks, giving a subtle touch of texture

The inside of the card was finished with some washi tape

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