I made a card with a 3D flower using the Stampin Up ‘Good Morning Magnolia’ dies and balloon punch.
Come join in the fun and make an anything goes card/project. 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, 5th November at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 4th November 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.
It’s spring in Melbourne and don’t we know it! The other day we had the hottest October day in 50 years (34) and the very next day we had a day when we lit our open fire (14) – gotta love variety right?!
Today its overcast and cloudy so a really good day to stay inside and get my craft on.
I played along with a stamp set from the October Simon Says Stamp kit ‘Thankful Flowers’ which I heat embossed and then roughly water coloured. I cut it on an angle and mounted it on black and white DSP and then a copper card stock onto a black card base.
For this card I used 2 stamp sets, 1 from Unity Stamps ‘Trust the timing’ and the other from Simon Says Stamp ‘If the hat fits’. I kept most of the card black and white except for the hat that I coloured with my Stampin Blends in a few shades of pink.
Must be a day for 3s as this next card is for another 3 challenges:
I keep all the Christmas cards that I receive, so decided to go with the ‘U for upcycle’ option and I reused a cute little tag that had food and drink images on it. I decided to use the tag on a card front with some glittery paper and some gingerbread cookie card stock, twine and a sentiment.
Well, that’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.
I created an OLC with some Altenew stamps and Catherine Pooler Designs inks. I usually find the multi-layer Altenew stamps difficult to line up but with my MISTI it was super easy.
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, 26th October at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 25th October 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.
Today I’m trying to craft while looking after an unwell Miss K. Don’t know whether it is just a cold or the first signs of tonsillitis – she’s got a very busy week coming up (Rep netball trials for 2020 and her final Band concert) so I’m making her stay in bed, drink lots of fluids and conserve her energy.
Me, I’m taking advantage of her being quiet to do a bit of card making.
I used a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called ‘Big Birthday Wishes’. I created a background with the balloon image using Catherine Pooler Design inks and then stamped one of the sentiments onto a die cut piece for the centre, then added a bit of blue and white twine to finish the card.
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).