I decided to do some punch art on my card. I made an Easter bunny behind trying to get back into his burrow. I stamped some floral line art around the burrow hole, added a little bit of white gel pen and lightly embossed the panel with a wood grain embossing folder.
Come join in the fun and make a card for your choice of occasion. Check out the projects that the other artists at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges have created, then take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us. You have until Tuesday, 2nd April at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 1at April 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.
I haven’t tried water colouring on vellum before and it was difficult to keep the vellum flat once the water was applied. I created a bit of a window effect on my card so that you could see through the vellum and get the full effect of the colours. I used a stamp set from Hot off the Press called ‘easy watercolor florals’ which I heat embossed in white before I coloured the flower and leaves in.
It’s been awhile since I tried the faux stained glass effect and I had forgotten how time consuming it can be. I stamped the deer image from the Kanban ‘reindeer & snowflakes’ set in CP Midnight ink and smooshed it into some Old Olive ink. I then covered it over and over again in Versmark and clear embossing powder. It then went in the freezer to set the embossing firm before I then bent it to make the embossing crack – looking like stained glass. I stamped some snowflakes in Sahara Sand ink and swiped another panel in Pacific Point before layering them onto a white card base. I hope this still fits the CAS brief of all the challenges.
Well, that’s it for today – the rest of the house has woken up! Thanks for looking and have a great day.
I made a bit of a nautical themed card this time using a stamp set I got with a craft magazine. I stamped the whale tail, sentiments and sunray images in Stampin Up Night of Navy ink. Then coloured them in with my Stampin Blends. I used the matching die cuts to cut them out, then mounted on some red and blue layers onto a white card base.
Come join in the fun and make a masculine card. Check out the projects that the other artists at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges have created, then take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us. You have until Tuesday, 26th March at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 25th March 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.
I went to my stash of Catherine Pooler Design products. I used inks in Melon Ice, Garden Party, Lime Rickey and Grass Skirt sponged onto a stitched, die cut panel. I spritzed a bit of water to soften the ink blend and then stamped the main sentiment from the ‘Fill in the blanks’ stamp set in Midnight ink. I mounted the panel inside another stitched, die cut and then onto a white card base.
Not very snarky but I loved the ombre inspiration! This card will now go into my stash ready for Father’s Day in September.
My card is an encouragement card and uses a set from CAS-ual Fridays called ‘Be a Unicorn’ which I stamped with Momento black ink. I then stamped my Kaleidacolor ‘Bouquet’ ink pad onto a piece of acetate, spritzed that with water and then ‘mushed’ the acetate over the unicorn.
Come join in the fun and make a card for any occassion. Check out the projects that the other artists at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges have created then, take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us. You have until Tuesday, 19th March at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.
Well, this month is my first DT presence over at the Christmas at Sweet Stamping challenge blog. I’m thrilled to join this group of wonderfully talented crafters.
Each month on the second Wednesday I’ll be bringing you a Christmas card to help me and you start to accumulate those Christmas cards so we don’t have a mad rush to make cards at the end of the year.
For my card, I used a stamp set from Ellen Hutson called ‘Mondo Holly’ which I coloured with my Stampin Blends in Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake. I cut the panel apart for some interest and added some ramdom sequins. I then added the 2 pieces to a black card base and I was done!
Please pop over to Christmas at Sweet Stamping to see all the lovely DT inspiration, I’m so happy to be part of this team and looking forward to having lots of Christmas cards and decorations made before we reach December.
I’ve not tried ‘ghosting’ before, but after giving it a go for these challenges, I think I might be doing it a bit more often – saying that you do need to choose an appropriate stencil – I did dud out 3 times – LOL!
Ghosting is where you colour a watercolour panel using water soluble crayons, inks or paints – I sponged Catherine Pooler ink in Flirty Fuchsia. I laid my Tim Holtz ‘Scribbles’ stencil over the coloured panel and rubbed over it with a baby wipe to remove the colour – leaving a ‘ghost’ of the stencil image! You need to be a bit patient here and wait for the piece to dry fully to see the results – but it’s worth it!
So here are my elements for this card that follows the AAA Cards requirements: a sentiment, a stencil background, a die cut and a single matt panel and for the optional twist you could say this was for a fabulous friend!
Isn’t it pretty? Thanks for looking and have a great day.
For my card, I stamped my sentiment a few times and white heat embossed it. I love the ink smooshing technique so decided to do a bit over the sentiment to form my background panel. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Twisted Citron, Broken China and Seedless Preserves.
I then stamped my yoga girl in Momento black ink and coloured her with my Stampin Blends. I fussy cut her out and mounted her on top of the ink smooshed background.
I then mounted the finished piece on black then white card stock and the card was done.
Come join in the fun and make a feminine card. Check out the projects that the other artists at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges have created then take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us. You have until Tuesday, 12th March at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 11th March 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.
I loved the colour scheme in the Card Concept inspiration photo and the background panels in Just Add Ink, so when I stamped my card I focussed on yellows and green and then cut my panel up and separated them to mimic the grout and added the birthday sentiment in one of the gaps.
I used a stamp set from Altenew called ‘Floral Art’ inked up in Catherine Pooler inks in Tiki Torch, Tiara, Limoncello and Melon Ice.
I used a stamp set from Altenew called “Halftone Circles’ inked up in Catherine Pooler inks in It’s a Girl and Be Mine for the cicles parts of the sketch and a sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays called ‘Bold Wishes’ for the square part of the sketch and then I die cut number balloons for the leaf part of the sketch. I added a bit of twine for the balloon string and mounted it all on a black card base. I think this is pretty simple and could be made by a beginner stamper.
Miss K loves sloths (LRM challenge) so when I found a stamp set with sloths on it, I knew I had to make her birthday card with it (STB challenge). I stamped one of the sloths and coloured him in with my Stampin Blends. I created the sentiment on my computer. I die cut a frame from SU Mossy Meadow cardstock (CTS challenge).
I hope she likes it. Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Happy weekend everyone. Looks like here in Melbourne, we’re in for another scorcher so getting my crafting in before the day heats up.
First up is a card for the Library Challenge. I was inspired by the cover layout and colour.
I used Stampin Up products for my card. The stamp set is ‘So Hoppy Together’, I love these cheeky frogs and added some googly eyes for extra character. He’s coloured in with my Stampin Blends and popped up on some die cut circles and leaves from the ‘Botanical Blooms’ bundle.
Next up is a card for the Snarky Stampers challenge which is all about D for diet!
Now it was difficult to choose a card for this challenge as I was having so much fun playing with a new stamp set I got with a magazine called ‘New Year, New You’. In the end, I settled on the cake. I stamped, coloured and fussy cut the cake and strawberries and mounted them onto a card base where I’d ink smooshed some blue ink. Mounted them all on a bit of black and white striped cardstock and then a white card base. I think I’m feeling hungry now!
I water coloured the little pig from the ‘Birthday Farm Animals'” by Simon Says Stamp and added him to a card base with a stencil from MFT ‘Checkerboard’ that looked like a grid. I used some modelling paste with a little bit of Stampin Up ‘Soft Sky’ ink mixed into it for some colour. The sentiment is from Stampin Up ‘Itty Bitty Birthdays’.
I love this sketch and thought it might go well with my Stampin Up ‘Geared Up Garage’ bundle. I kept it pretty simple with the gears die cut from silver cardstock and the sentiment heat embossed in silver on a black base and then mounted on white.
Well, that’s it for today. I need to get ready for Miss K’s netball. Thanks for looking and have a great day.