Wednesday, June 24, 2020

CAS(E) this Sketch #377

Welcome back!

Today I am sharing a quick card I made for CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #377.

This is the sketch:


I am a huge fan of sketches, I find them a great place to start when I am lacking inspiration.

And here is my take: 


This is a retired set from Stampin Up called Tropical Chic, I really like the square die and thought it worked well with the sketch. 


I also chose a bright colour palette to match the tropical theme.

If you want to play along head on over to the CAS(E) This Sketch Blog HERE

I'll be back on Friday to share a new card.

Thanks for stopping by,



Tuesday, June 23, 2020

#GDP246 Fabulous Fern x Bumblebee and Magenta Madness

Hello!

Today I am sharing a card I made for Global Design Project sketch challenge #GDP246

As I have mentioned before I am in love with the Forever Fern bundle and I wanted to try it out with my current favourite colour combo - Magenta Madness and Bumblebee. 


I started out by stamping the ferns onto whisper white card stock with I then cut them out with the coordinating die set. I also stamped the image in magenta onto the magenta card stock.

I used the sentiment from Lovely You and then cut it out with one of the rectangle dies.


When I put the card together I used liquid glue for most of the ferns and layered them over the top of each other, then positioned the sentiment. To finish off I used pieces of foam tape to pop up the last two ferns. You can see a full list of supplies below. 


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To play along with the Global Design Project Challenge head on over to their blog.

Thanks for stopping by!




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Monday, June 22, 2020

Stamped Patterned Paper

Happy Monday!

Today I am sharing a card I made for the TGIF Challenge #269.

This week's challenge was to create a stamped background. I used the Pattern Play set for the background with Magenta Madness and Bumblebee ink.


I used the Stamparatus to line up my card and then went to work. I was a little bit naughty because after stamping the magenta I didn't wipe off the stamp and then re-inked in the yellow - you really shouldn't do this because it's not great for your ink pads but I liked the orange it made.

I stamped the sentiment from Today's Tiles set onto a piece of card I cut using the stitched rectangle dies. The flowers were stamped with the small flower from Lovely You and then fussy cut them out.


I put both the patterned back ground and the sentiment onto the card using foam tape to give the card. some dimension.

I really enjoyed making my own background paper, its not a technique I usually do but think I will have a look at my other stamps and make a few more,

Please see below for a full supply list of items I used to make this card. 

Thanks so much for stopping by, I will be back tomorrow with another card. 


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Thursday, June 18, 2020

#makecardsnothate

Happy Thursday!

Yesterday I was checking out a video on Instagram and I discovered that an awesome crafter by the name Bromerocards has created the wonderful hashtage of #makecardsnothate and I just thought that it was such a wonderful idea. With everything that is happening in the world right now we need to spread love and happiness and I think that is what crafting is all about too. I was so inspired by the beautiful cards people were making that I had to make something too.

For this card I used the new Playful Alphabet Die Set and I love the size of these letters perfect for cards and scrapbook

I started by cutting out the front panel, this took a bit of care because I needed to line up the letters perfectly and managed to get them all messed up twice before I got it right, but that's OK because now I have some extra loves to use on other projects.


While I had my dies out, I also cut out the letters for "you are" out of the rainbow cardstock which I then stuck to the loved panel. 

Once that was done I cut out strips of colour at 5/8th of an inch and adhered together by placing a strip on double sided tape on them. I then cut them to the size of the card and adhered them down.

Finally I added my front panel with foam adhesive strips


I just love how it turned out and might make a few more to send to some special people I know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you are having a great week!

Monday, June 15, 2020

Poppy Love

Hello Again!

I recently saw a great video by Jennifer McGuire where she used the spotlight technique where you stamp an image several times and then colour just one part. It's a very simple but effective technique and doesn't require a lot of supplied.

I started out with a poppy stamp from the retired Stampin Up! Oh So Eclectic Set. I absolutely adore poppies so I had to have this set.




I stamped the image several times in Memento Black Ink and because I wanted them overlapping in some places I made a mask. I don't have masking paper so I just stamped the image on a piece of scrap paper, cut it out and placed over the area I wanted to mask.

Once I had my poppies in place I stamped the striped border along the bottom, this stamp is an old one I have in my stash but it is very versatile.


Next I coloured my image using alcohol markers. I did this after all the stamping was in place in case I messed up, which was ironic because it was the marker that went wrong. I somehow managed to flick some dots of ink. I decided to remedy this by placing some sequins where the marks where.

Finally I added all the finishing touches: a sentiment stamped on card stock that matched my base, some gold glitter paper and put the finished front piece onto a card base.

I really love how it has turned out and plan to make some with some different sets.

Thanks for stopping by!






Sunday, June 14, 2020

A long, long break!

Welcome back! It has been a looooooong time between posts, 5 years!!!! I'm back with a shiny new blog to share my crafty creations.

I stopped crafting for a while, because life got in the way but when lockdown came I decided to organise my cupboards and have a big clean out which is where I found my beloved craft supplies waiting patiently to be used. So I could either get rid of them or use them, so I did the sensible thing and kept them!

I have got right back into card making with this little set of Thank You cards.

For this one I used a retired set of Stampin Up dies (Bouquet Bunch) to cut out the leaves. The background was made using blended inks.


I wanted to give the card dimension so in addition to using foam tape to pop up the card, I put some of the leaves poking out from the frame.


I had cut some extra leaves incase I messed up, so I had extras left over as well as the circle pieces I had cut out to make the frame so I decided to use them to make a simpler card with the left overs.



Thanks for stopping by, its so good to be back!