I created a card for a little boy having a birthday. I used a cute jungle stamp set I borrowed from my friend Michelle which I coloured with my Stampin Blends and then die cut a frame and popped up the centre for some dimension.
Come join in the fun and make a masculine card. Check out the projects that the other artists at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges have created, take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us. You have until Tuesday, 22nd October at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 21st October 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.
I used a stamp from Catherine Pooler Designs ‘Climbing flowers’ with my Kaleidacolour ‘Vineyard’ ink pad smooshed onto some water colour paper. I fussy cut out parts of the background and mounted it onto a black card base with a sentiment from the Ton.
I use a stamp set from Katzelkraft ‘les Jungles’ which I water coloured and fussy cut out the giraffe and added a sentiment that I thought really matched the image. I added a bit of black and white twine to provide balance to the top of the card.
I used a Penny Black stamp set ‘Winged Beauty’ and a Simon Says Stamp sentiment ‘Happy & Smiles’. For the images I coloured each part with my SU markers and stamped repeatedly with my Misti to get the colour variations.
I saw a blog post recently by Visible Images around creating a splatter effect with ink and a syringe; so of course I had to give it a go. I used SU reinker Pacific Point (if you do this make sure you do it inside a box as it gets everywhere – LOL). I then printed and fussy cut a digital motorcross rider and used a sentiment from Avery Elle ‘Dude’ and the card was done.
I chose to follow the sketch and used a background panel I made at the craft show and die cut a reindeer on the corner of the frame. I opted for no sentiment as I didn’t want to ruin that gorgeous panel.
Well that’s it for today; chores to do, netball to go to and then out for dinner tonight. Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by.
Today I have a card for the current Less is More #405 challenge. They have a challenge where they pick and then you pick. They chose sparkle and our options were gloss, matte, pearl or chalky.
I really liked this concept and ended up making two cards (I’m entering the 2nd card to the challenge)- one with sparkle & chalky and the other with sparkle & matte. I haven’t made a chalkboard card for ages so this was a reminder about how cool these types of cards can look.
For my ‘chalky’ card I used a Whimsey stamp called ‘Christmas chalkboards 1’ which I stamped on a black card panel and then lightly sponged the white ink to look like blackboard dust. I layered the black panel on a silver sparkly base (hard to see in this pic).
This second card I used Catherine Pooler Design ink ‘Spruce’ and did 3rd generation stamping with a PTI ‘Watercolor wonder’ stamp. I then used a Stampin Up punch that looks like holly leaves (or reindeer antlers if you cut them apart – LOL) which I punched from vellum and 2 types of silver sparkle paper. I added a bit of twine for that extra matte feel and some splatters to give a bit more balance to the rest of the card.
I really love how this card turned out so will be making a few more in other colours to add to my Christmas card stash.
For my card I borrowed an adorable Christmas mouse stamp from my good friend Michelle which I heat embossed and then water coloured. When I stamped it, I pressed to hard and had some ink where it shouldn’t be, so rather than throw it out I decided to make an oval shaped card which cut off the offending boo boo!
Come join in the fun and make a card for an occasion of your choice. Check out the projects that the other artists at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges have created, take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us. You have until Tuesday, 15th October at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 14th October at 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.
Well, this month we have another challenge over at Sweet Stampin’ Christmas challenge blog with an optional twist to use stars on your project.
I created an alcohol ink background panel with some reds and greens that blended to give a bit of a nice Christmas tone. I then used up a die cut piece from my stash over the top and mounted both onto a white card base.
Come join in our fun and add to your Christmas card stash. Visit the challenge blog to check out the inspiration the other CaSSettes have made. Link up your card by 3am 13h November (Melbourne time) or 6pm 12th November (UK time).
I chose a digital image from Just Me called ‘Christmas Elves’ which I coloured with my Stampin Blends. I die cut a scalloped oval for my card base and realised it didn’t stand on it’s own so cut a little bit off the bottom.
Check out the Get Creative Challenge blog for details on the sponsor prizes and links to the other fabulous projects from the DT and come join in our fun and share your anything goes project by 2pm Monday 1st November (Melbourne time) or 11pm Sunday 31st October (US Eastern Standard time)