As we are getting closer to Valentines Day I thought I’d better get a card made for my hubby. He’s not into soppy displays of love so I had to keep it minimal while still letting him know that he is loved.
I was inspired by 3 different challenges for my card:
I used the Heart Note die from CAS-ual Fridays with some scraps of cardstock in a variety of blues with a pop of grey glitter as per the colour scheme and I love how the bottom of the die cut note is a heart. The sentiment is from the Love Notes set also from CAS-ual Fridays stamped in Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack ink on Whisper White card stock from Stampin Up then popped onto a Stampin Up Basic Grey card base.
Can’t get any less soppy than this card don’t you think?
The other week I got a delivery in the mail from Altenew which contained two stamp sets that I can’t seem to get enough of – Halftone Circles and Halftone Stars.
The current challenge over at CAS(E) this Sketch inspired me to get inky with these stamp sets using my Catherine Pooler Designs inks (I think I used every one of them in the range!). I did quite a bit of masking on these cards to keep them one layer and I’m really happy with how they look and my stash is now gradually growing.
Here are the five cards I made!
So, there you have it, thanks for looking and have a great day.
You ever had that moment when you realise you’ve forgotten a friend’s birthday? Yep, think this has happened to me more than once!
So this next card is going into my stash for when I forget again!
I used a rather contrite looking pig from a stamp set I received from a friend of mine in the mail the other day. It came without any brand details so sorry I can’t tell you who made it. I coloured him in with my Stampin Up Blends and added a sentiment I created on my computer.
In previous posts I mentioned that I’m taking a break from coffee. I’m trying to kick sugar and I worked out I was having 4 coffees a day with 2 sugars in each which meant 8 teaspoons of sugar a day – clearly not a good thing.
It’s been tough and to compound my pain all I seem to be doing is playing along with challenges that focus on coffee – sucker for punishment I say!
All items on my card are from Stampin Up – Coffee Cafe stamp set, Early Espresso ink, Petal Passion DSP, Linen thread and Whisper White cardstock.
Using the ink and the DSP I sponged an ombre effect for the background piece, stamped and die cut the coffee cup then added it to my base with some dimensionals and linen thread for the final touch.
I’m entering this card in the following 3 challenges:
I kept it pretty simple and decided to create a ‘sweater’ for Santa! I used an embossing folder from Stampin Up to create the sweater using some Real Red card stock and then made the belt, buttons and buckle out of some scrap pieces in my stash. I added a little bit of Wink of Stella to the belt for additional sparkle and mounted it all on a white card base and I was done!
After making my card, all I could think about was how hot I’d be if I put it on today so my original thought of keeping myself cool failed!
Today my card is a technique card. The current challenge over at The Flower Challenge is all about spotlight stamping and I really love the effects you can get with this technique and surprisingly it’s easier that I first thought.
I stamped my main floral image on two pieces of card stock and then coloured just one of them in. When I was starting to construct my card, I realised that when I punched out the spotlight portion I would have the makings for a second card, I like that my colouring wasn’t wasted!
Card 2: I stamped the sentiment into the space created when I cut the spotlight piece out.
For both cards I used a gorgeous set from Concord & 9th – Hello Lovely and the sentiments on Card #1 is from The Ton – Basic Labels. I used my Stampin Blends in Old Olive, Rich Razzelberry and Calypso Coral to colour the flowers and added a bit of gold thread for the finishing touch.
Thanks for looking and I hope I’ve inspired you to try this technique.
For my card I chose the middle line of Red/Ribbon/Watercolour.
I stamped the Peony Garden background stamp from the Ton and heat embossed it with Stampin Up Iridescent Ice embossing powder. I then used some Brushos is brilliant red and leaf green to water-colour the main flower . The sentiment is from Altenew Label Love which I popped up on some dimensions and added a bow to the side for some balance.
I really like how this card turned out and it is super super sparkly in real life. Check out this close up.