Well hello there – it’s the start of school holidays here and I’ve got a bit of time to myself while Miss K is catching up on her sleep. I’m playing along with 8 challenges today – yep – you read right – but there are only 5 cards!
I had an alcohol ink background panel in my stash, so i decided to use it for this card with a floral die that covers the whole card. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions ‘Simple Strips Background’.
A used a stamp set from Uniko called ‘Happy Succulents’ which I water coloured and fussy cut out. I added another sentiment from Taylored Expressions ‘Simple Strips Background’ which I cut apart and added some diagonal stripe DSP onto a coral card base.
I did a bit of masking on this card to create the circle at the top and then stamped 3 sizes of dots from the MFT ‘Bokeh builder’ stamp set in the SU inks of So Saffron, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party. I then rounded 2 corners for the finishing touch.
I recently cup up all my SU DSP so that I would start to use it and not hoard it, so these 2 challenges came at the perfect time! I used the matching DSP and stamp set from SU called ‘Geared up garage’. I did a little bit of surgery on my car image (after it was stamped) to turn it into a convertible. I used 3 DSP layers and created my sentiment on my PC. I added a bit of crystal effects to the windscreen to make it look like glass.
Well, that’s it for today. Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Today I have a couple of cards that their design was inspired by the challenge over at AAA Cards #143 which is all about one corner with an optional floral twist.
For my card, I stamped a Penny Black background stamp ‘Poppy pattern’ inked up with Memento bamboo leaves and love letter and then covered it with a white panel with a circle portion cut out and popped up. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions called ‘Simple Strips Background’.
I used a stamp from Uniko called ‘Happy Succulents’ which I water coloured in my favourite denim blue and lime green. I then used my Scan’n’Cut to ‘die cut’ it out and a sentiment from the Taylored expressions ‘Simple Strips Background’ set. I chose the sentiment of gratitude and will be sending this to a very good friend of mine who has kept me buoyed up during this tough year I’ve been having.
Stampin Up have brought out some gorgeous products in their new catalogue. One of them I can’t stop playing with – Free Birds (stamp set) and Bird Ballad (DSP) which I have used both on this card.
I just love how this card came out.
Come join in the fun and make a project 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, 2nd July at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 1st July 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.
I love the colour scheme and it perfectly matched the Stampin Up ‘Bird Ballad’ DSP. I used a piece of the feather DSP along with the ‘Free as a Bird’ stamp set coloured with my Stampin Blends for this card. There’s a few more layers than I’m used to on my card but I’m happy with how this came out.
To me, summer is all about cocktails on the beach while you’re on holidays, so I went to a favourite set by Tim Holtz called ‘Cocktails Blueprint’ with a sentiment from Taylored Expressions ‘ Simple Strips Background’.
I used a background stamp from the Ton called ‘Cherry blossom garden cling’ which I heat embossed in gold and then water coloured the flowers and leaves. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions ‘Simple Strips Background’.
Today my card was inspired by another paper crafter – Narelle Farrugia, that I saw on Pinterest (which is ok to CASE as long as you change up some aspects).
I used a new stamp set from Stampin Up called ‘Sailing home’. I used soft seude, night of navy and balmy blue inks. I sponged my background (rather than paper strips), I used the die wheel (rather than a trinket) and I used a bit of torn paper under my sentiment (rather than a grey cut strip).
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, 25th June at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 24th June 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.
I used a large background stamp set from The Ton called ‘Dahlia Close Up’ which I clear heat embossed and then ombre watercoloured in with my Altenew watercolours. The sentiment is from Taylor Expressions ‘Simple Strips’ which is white heat embossed on black cardstock. I mounted it all on a black card base and added a few sequins for a final touch.
I used a stamp set from Mama Elephant called ‘Cat’s Meow’ which I stamped in Catherine Pooler Designs midnight ink. Now I’d usually colour a few of the kitties, but to stay within the challenge I only coloured a few in my lighted black Stampin Blends.
I got a new sentiment set and matching dies from Taylored Expressions called ‘Simple Strips Background’ that stamps 18 sentiments at once and then die cuts them all at the same time too – brilliant! The wine glass is from Tim Holtz ‘Wine Blueprint’ coloured with my cherry cobbler Stampin Blends. I added a touch of crystal effects to the glass to show the light reflection.
For this card I used a stamp from Picket Fences called ‘Aoenium African Succulent’ which I roughly watercoloured and added to a white card base with a black and white striped panel. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions ‘Simple Strip Background’. I added a few sequins for some balance.
For this card, I sponged a panel with Stampin Up fresh fig and balmy blue inks and then die cut the floral image from the panel. I then mounted this die cut onto a white card base and added a sentiment from Taylored Expressions ‘Simple Strip Background’.
I decided to add to my Christmas card stash with this weeks challenge. I used the Stampin Up retiring set of ‘Lovely as a tree’ and die from ‘Brightly lit Christmas’. I sponged a background in SU seaside spray (new in colour ink) and added the single tree in mossy meadow over the top. I added some flicks of water to look like snow falling and some glitter paper to look like a hill. The lamp was die cut from basic black and I added a bit of daffodil delight in the glass to look like the light was on.
Come join in the fun and make a project for any occasion. 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, 18th June at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 17th June 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.
Well, this month is we have another challenge over at Christmas at Sweet Stamping challenge blog with an optional twist to include snowflakes.
For my card, I decided to use pink for my Christmas tree. I inked up the Altenew ‘Sketched Evergreen’ in Catherine Pooler Design inks in It’s a girl, Be min and Party dress. I cut away a portion of the tree on the left side and added some super chunky silver glitter paper.
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 10th July (Melbourne time) or 6pm 9th July (UK time).
I’m not sure where this stamp set is from, I found it at my local Savers store. I inked up one of the a spinner images (this counts as gaming right?!) and coloured it and the sentiment with some rainbow Stampin Blends. I did some shadow stamping and then die cut a rounded edge on the panel and mounted them both on a white card base.
I used the ‘Free as a bird’ from Stampin Up as it has super cute birds in it. I heat embossed it to set the image before using my Altenew water colours pallet to colour them in. Each bird is just that little bit different in colour. I then fussy cut them out and mounted them to my card front. I then used the stitched dies to die cut a window from another piece and attached that over the top with a sentiment from the SU set ‘Itty bitty birthdays’.
I was inspired by the ‘stripes’ in the title and decided to make another card for my masculine card stash. I used a stamp set from SU called ‘Sailing home’ with the matching DSP ‘Come sail away’ inked up in Night of Navy. I used the matching dies to cut the lighthouse, boat and sentiment out and layered them up on the DSP panels and the card was done. Using the co-ordinating products made this card a breeze!