I made a birthday card using ‘Artistically Inked’ by Stampin Up in Pear Pizzazz, Pale Papaya and Polished Pink inks for the flowers and leaves. I did a bit of embossing on the base with the Stampin Up ‘Old world paper’ embossing folder.
Come join in the fun and make a feminine 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, 6th September at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 5th September 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.
I’ve been feeling down this past week with everything that is going on with COVID-19 and our lockdown 6.0. The weather is starting to turn to Spring which means more and more people are moving around when they should be staying home following the lockdown rules, possibly jeapordising our way out.
To get me out of my funk, I went through my stash of cards and started writing ‘thinking of you’ cards to my friends and making some care packs.
I also decided to have a go at some challenges to make cards to replenish my stash.
For this card I used a stencil from Studio Katia ‘Birthday Balloons’ and I sponged it with SU Calypso Coral ink. I then stamped the CAS-ual Fridays ‘Flowery’ stamp in black through the stencil and popped the panel onto a piece of SU Tempting Turquiose card stock. I finished it off with a sentiment from Uniquely Creative and a little twine bow.
I thought these two sketches were very similar in style and decided to create a card that fitted both. I used a series of retired SU DSPs cut at differing angles and mounted to a black card base. I then added some white twine and a sentiment from Uniquely Creative.
I stamped and coloured the SU ‘Beautiful Bauble’ with three of my SU red markers and then fussy cut it out and popped up onto my card base. I added a little bit of gold and a black ribbon for my free element.
I used the SU stitched triangle dies to die cut some SU True Love DSP which I then coloured with my Stampin Blends in Polished Pink and Granny Apple Green. I then stamped two of the birthday sentiments from the SU ‘Biggest Wishes’ stamp set in Polished Pink and Momento Black.
Well, making these cards has certainly cheered me up. Now to get my other cards into the mail.
Thanks for stopping by for a look. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and stay safe.
Hello there, it’s time for another Fusion Challenge and do we have a great sketch and inspirational photo for you!
I love the look of the rainbow crayons and decided to use my new neon alcohol inks. I wanted to keep them the hero, so added the yupo panel to a white card base with a simple sentiment.
Come join in the fun and make a card based on the sketch, inspiration photo or fuse them together and play with both! Check out the projects that the other artists at Fusion have created, take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us. You have until Wednesday, 2nd September at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 1st September 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.
Otherwise know as procraftinating! I should be doing chores and getting ready for the work/school week but continuing to be in COVID lockdown I really can’t be bothered. It’s also my mother’s 3rd birthday in heaven today and I’m feeling rather emotional and just need to be in my happy place.
I just love the colours and the rug in this inspiration photo and used them to design my card. I stamped The Ton ‘Cherry Blossom’ twice; once in black and then the second time I used my Stampin Up markers to selectively colour that stamp. I then punched three circles from the coloured piece and overlayed them on the black panel to create a very subtle spotlight effect.
Well that’s it for today. Miss Kat and I are going to back some of my mother’s favourite things in her memory – honey joys, chocolate crackles and banana muffins.
Thanks for stopping by for a look. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
I’ve been watching a few YouTubers and decided to give one of their cards a go for my Mother-in-Law’s birthday card. It’s called a fold back pop-up card. It has minimal stamping (just the sentiment form SSS) but lots of lovely DSP from Stampin Up ‘Flower & Field’.
You can see the front, side and top views in these pics.
Come join in the fun and make a card for an occasion of your choosing. 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, 23rd August at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 22nd 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.
Well, this month we have another challenge over at Christmas Craft Creations challenge blog to use non-tradtional colours on your project.
I did a bit of ink smooshing using Stampin Up inks in Polished Pink and Fresh Freesia. I added a white scene die cut over the top and a subtle sentiment from an old Stampin Up set, then mounted it all on a white card base.
I’m a little sad as this will be my last challenge as part of the design team. I’ve found myself struggling to balance my time between my full time day job, my daughter and her netball activities and my design team committments. I wish the design team and challenge blog all the best for the future; I’ve loved playing along and being inspired by you all.
Come join in the fun and add to your Christmas card stash. Visit the challenge blog to check out the inspiration the other CCCettes have made. Link up your card by 3am 7th September (Melbourne time) or 6pm (UK time).
I got a new stamp set from Altenew called ‘Spectacular Adventures’ that I thought would be perfect for these challenges. I stamped and heat embossed the glasses, then created an ombre sky with my Stampin Blends. I then die cut them and added the sentiment from PTI ‘Wet Paint’.
For this card I used the ‘Nature’s Harvest’ stamp set from Stampin Up. I coloured the main flower with my Stampin Blends and cut a spotlight out. The DSP is from SU ‘Harvest Meadown’ and the sentiment is from Clearly Besotted ‘Simply Said’.