Spotlight stamping

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.

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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 1: 

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Card 2: I stamped the sentiment into the space created when I cut the spotlight piece out.

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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.

Tic Tac Toe

Today’s card is brought to you via the Tic Tac Toe #031 Challenge.

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For my card I chose the middle line of Red/Ribbon/Watercolour.

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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.

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Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Bunny Birthday

Today was Miss K’s bunny Bugsy’s 6th birthday and of course she had to throw him a birthday party with party bunny food, decorations and a card (made care of me)

I looked to the current Sisterhood of Crafters challenge for inspiration for my card for Bugsy. Their challenge is to make a card with a fame.

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I’ve had these little critter from the Mama Elephant set “Up and Away” coloured for a while and even though they’re not bunnies I thought they’d be ok on my card. I created a panel that looked a bit like a cloud and punched out some circles to form frames for the critters and their balloons to poke through. I sponged the background piece with Distress Oxide Twisted Citron. The sentiment is from Altenew called “Label Love’ and some sequins for that final finish.

Here are some additional party pics.

Bugsy (the brown one) with Connie, their treats and my card.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Rule the world!

Today I was going through my emails and came across a couple of challenges that were all about coffee and they made me want to have a large cup but since I’ve started this new health kick I’m off caffeine (shock horror) so the next best thing was to make a card with a cup and dream about how delicious it might taste!

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I used a retired digital image from Stampin Up called “Perfect Blend – Coffee & Friends ” which I printed directly to scraps of DSP which I then fussy cut out and added to a background piece I made with some ink smooshing on watercolour paper to simulate spilt coffee.

I’m entering this card over at the following challenges:

Thanks for looking and think of me trying to stay strong and not giving in to the coffee urge!

Bubble Over

Today I created another card with another new to me stamp set from the Stampin Up 2018 Occasions catty called – Bubble Over. I also bought the matching dies as I’m not very good at fussy cutting, don’t really have the patience. This is a great set for creating masculine cards, so I’m entering this card over at Little Red Wagon for their current challenge #428 Boy oh Boy!

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I used all Stampin Up cardstock in Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Calyso Coral and Vellum. I coloured the straws with my Smokey Slate Blend marker and added a little bit of Pool Party baker’s twine for the finishing touch.

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Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Cake Soiree

I received my Stampin Up 2018 Occasions catty order the other day and finally got a chance to play with one of the new sets called ‘Cake Soiree’.

It is a gorgeous versatile set – Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Valentines  – got them all covered with this set!

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I thought I’d make a card for my 10th anniversary in March using my favourite colour of the moment – Berry Burst from Stampin Up and it pairs beautifully with the gold die cut cake stand on this card. I also got a little bit of ink smooshing in for the background – my favourite technique of the moment!

I’m entering this card over on the following three challenge blogs:

Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Punny Valentine

Anyone who knows me or has been following my blog knows I like a bit of snark or pun on my cards and when I saw the current challenge over at The Paper Players I just knew I had to play along. Sandy has a theme challenge to create a Punny Valentine card.

When I started making my card, I also realised that it fit the challenge over at CASology which is all about hugs this week.

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As you can see I went to one of my favourite sets by Katzelkraft Les Jungles and that flat elephant certainly looked like he could do with a big hug.

I stamped him and coloured him in with my water colours, then added him to a piece of white cardstock with a sentiment I created on my PC and some lightly stenciled hearts from SU in Pink Pirouette. I added a cute little paper bow ribbon for the finishing touch and mounted it onto a SU Pink Pirouette card base.

I think I might give this card to my daughter, Miss K, who is still struggling with the loss her bunny Rosie prior to Christmas.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.