Thursday, April 29, 2021

Simply Stamped Stacked Circles


As promised, a card using an image from our sponsor, Stamp Simply, at the Word Art Wednesday Challenge that started yesterday.  They are generously offering either two stamp sets, or a stamp set and matching dies as a prize. 

I really wanted to feature the fabulous sentiment from the Fear Not set of stamps, so I kept the card somewhat CAS.

I started alternately stacking the red and white die cuts slightly off centre.  That looked rather stark against the background, so I added the ribbon - the red base showed through it, so I attached it to a thin strip of white card before layering it onto the base. 

To add some interest without taking away from the focal point, I added various sized dots of clear Kindy Glitz - I love the finished look

The inside white layer had red ink applied to the edges, and then a strip of the ribbon to one side. 
I love the finished look of this.

I will be away from the computer for the next few days as I will be visiting a family member who is very unwell... please excuse my lack of commenting over that time.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Daisy Daisy....


Today marks the start of another challenge over at Word Art Wednesday
Our wonderful scripture is crafted by Karen Walker, and is available free, over at the challenge site. 
Our sponsor this challenge is Stamp Simply
(I will be blogging the card I made with their product tomorrow)

My mojo had totally deserted me when I came to make this card, and I was rifling through the box of backgrounds on my desk, and came across this photo - 
taken over a decade ago, with card making in mind... 

There is even a bee there, just above the second E of eye ...

I trimmed out the printed scripture and adhered it after framing it with a gold faux stitched border

The butterfly was die cut from gold sparkle paper and mounted on a foam dot

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tissue Butterfly


I have been away again - this time with two friends having a 'girls weekend'  - we made it a four day weekend and had a wonderful time in a small seaside town just a couple of hours away. 

This card was made when I was in a bit of a slump, and needed to fill an order - I was inspired by the butterfly image on some Tim Holtz tissue paper that I have hoarded treasured for years... 

I trimmed it so the butterfly was in a corner, and then coloured the butterfly - sorry, I can't remember what I used to colour it with - and mounted the tissue on some thin white card for stability.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment using platinum ep. onto the pink card I used for the base, trimming it into a banner, and mounted it over the background tissue paper, giving it a narrow border of silver glitter paper either side.

To add some more interest I wrapped the tissue panel with some narrow silver ribbon, and put a bow where the ribbon crossed, lining it up to be at the base of the sentiment panel

the inside was finished with some matching washi tape.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Simply Swiped


I would like to extend a warm welcome to my newest follower, Jessica, who's blog is here.

This challenge's sponsor over at Word Art Wednesday is Swoon Party Shop

I was inspired by this video by Natasha Foote in making this style of card.

I made the background by simply swiping the ink pad over the background card.
I used a swirling motion when applying the ink pad (Lucky Clover DOX ink).

I then distressed the sides of the scripture panel with scissors - gently as I was using copy paper, then I sponged it with Tea Dye DI., and splattered it with black paint from a fine paint brush.

The cardstock used for the base has a linen texture to it, which added even more interest to the background.

The inside was finished with some washi tape.

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Teddy Bears All Lined Up


Back again and this time with a card for a wee girl, that did not start as an 'ooops' 😀

I started with the pink paper from my stash, and decided to highlight her age by using a red die cut over a gold scalloped oval

The teddy bear stencil was home made using a punch (old and unmarked) and some acetate.  I used tea dye DI over the cream card I laid the stencil on, then drew in their faces, and mounted the panel with a layer of lace on either side

The stamp (my original HB stamp, now discontinued, still going strong after 20 nearly years)  was clear embossed over red ink, then coloured with a gold pen

All the edges of the layers were also wiped over the red ink - Catherine Pooler Rouge, from memory. 

I finished the inside with some gold polka dot washi tape.

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Pink Grey and Gold Flowers


This card came about as a result of series of 'ooops' moments.

The focal panel was a 'reject' snippet from another card, that was going to be for a specific challenge.  
The other card was completed, and I realised it did not 'fit' the requirements of the challenge!!,
So I re-thought, and came up with this.

The challenge requirements are for a CAS card with pink, grey and gold.
The focal panel was splattered with Memento London Fog and Rhubarb dye inks

The image (Altenew Mini Blossom) was stamped and gold embossed with WOW Metallic Gold ep, then painted with the same inks, diluted, and surrounded with dots of gold Liquid Pearls

The sentiment was embossed with the same ep - the stamp is a Magazine Freebie
I wiped the edges of the card over the Rhubarb ink pad too, which just shows in the above photo.

The inside was finished with patterned pink washi tape.

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Pink Daisies


This is another CASE from a magazine, using the dies and stamps that came with it - I used the concept of the two rows of daisies, and the two layers of petals, (rather than the one layer I used here), but then  I diverged to my own design.

I embossed the background using the enclosed embossing folder, but as the design on the folder was only on one end, I turned the paper and partially ran it through again.. 
(The original was not embossed)

I used my own colour scheme, and I added the double fishtail ends to the banner.  
Loved that wee bird and had to include it!

I layered the daisy cuts as shown, but added a glitter layer for some extra glam!
I also popped the final snippets of the dark card that I used for the flower centres under the opposing corners to add some interest and definition to the layering. 

The inside was finished with white card and washi tape.

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(Serendipity as the design evolved as I made this card)

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

D'vine Swirls and Waves


Today is the start of the next challenge at Word Art Wednesday, and our sponsor is the fabulous

  Newton's Nook, who are providing a $20 voucher for the winner.

The inspiration for my card came from the words of the scripture, and I created a background reminiscent of  'waters covering the sea'

I used the D'vine swirls EF to create a monoprint using Brilliance Platinum Planet ink

The scripture, available as a freebie over at Word Art Wednesday, was printed and cut using a stitched rectangle, and sponged with Tumbled Glass DI

The finish was to layer blue organza and silver ribbons across the lower part pf the card, and topped with a bow.

The inside was decorated with a piece of washi tape

Monday, March 29, 2021

Classic Crayon and Gold Car


I was going to preface this post with a few photos of a two week trip I recently took to the South Island 
(of New Zealand), but my phone camera and my computer are not cooperating and I cannot seem to download them to share.... I will have to talk nicely to my son in law.... 

I will say I had a wonderful time and have some awesome photos to share once I can get them downloaded.

I would like to welcome Kiwi Card House as my newest follower - they are a small Kiwi company specializing in vintage images, and their Facebook page is here

This is another melted wax crayon card - it was the first one I made using the technique

I used the back of a piece of card that I had previously printed on, and did not need... being thrifty with my supplies, I repurposed it - not the best idea as the melted crayon made the card translucent, and the print did show through under the light yellow coloured centre. 
A strategically placed gold die cut disguised it nicely! (The die was a magazine freebie)

I loved the rough texture on this background, and as I had this in mind when I made it, I did not try to smooth it off. 

The card was made for a 'seventy something' gent, so the second part of the sentiment seemed rather appropriate.  
Both parts are from another magazine freebie, and were embossed using WOW glitter gold ep.

The inside was finished with a wee snippet of the gold paper that I had used for the die cut.

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