Wednesday, 1 February 2017

15th Birthday Card

This card was made using Impression Obsession Cover A Card Wooden Planks Background Stamp, Taylored Expressions Skinny Mini Party Borders, W Plus 9 Modern Numerals, My Favorite Things Inside & Outside Stitched Circle Stax and cardstock, Bazzill cardstock and Simon Says Stamp Birthday Messages and American Crafts Glitter Paper.

I began by stamping the background stamp onto Sugar Wafer cardstock using MFT Cement Grey ink.  I then layered this piece with a scrap of pattern paper and adhered it to a top folding card base.  Next I die cut the rest of the pieces and adhered them using foam tape behind the circle for dimension.  Since photographing this card I have added Glossy Accents to the numbers for an added texture.

I am adding this card to CAS(E) this Sketch - 206

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

I Kinda Like You Card - MFT Beary Special Birthday

I am slowly getting back into cardmaking and blogging after a winter plagued by health issues.

This card was made using My Favorite Things - Bear Special Birthday stamps and dies, Inside & Outside Stitched Circle Stax, Chevron Grid Background stamp and Cement Grey cardstock and ink, Bazzill cardstock and We R Memory Keepers Gemstone Next Level embossing folder.

The background was stamped directly onto the card base with matching ink first.  I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and adhered it to the circle, trimming the excess off underneath.  The images, which I coloured with Copic markers were added next with foam tape for dimension.  The circle was then attached to the card base with more foam adhesive.  Next I coated the balloon and gift ribbons with Wink of Stella clear glitter and finally added a layer of Glossy Accents to the balloon.  The white marks that show on the photograph are the reflection from said Glossy Accents.

I am adding this card to Less Is More #313 - Balloons

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Vellum Snowflake Card

This card was made using Hero Arts Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Prints stamp, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Bazzill vellum and cardstock, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Mix, Distress Ink in Peacock feathers, Lawn Fawn Let It Snow.

I began by heat embossing the snowflake stamp onto vellum.  This was set aside while I inked the background layer with Peacock Feathers ink.  The snowflake layer was adhered embossed side down to give the finished card a more matte appearance.  The sentiment was heat embossed onto black cardstock next and then I layered all the elements together using foam tape behind the sentiment.  Finally, the sequins were adhered randomly across the card front.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Paper Smooches - Metallic Season's Greetings Card

This card was made with Paper Smooches Christmas Words 2, My Favorite Things Inside & Outside Stitched Circle Stax, Hero Arts Copper embossing powder, Simple Stories Snap Color Vibe pattern paper Bazzill cardstock and Wink of Stella glitter pen in clear.

I began by die cutting the sentiment, leaves and holly berries and then heat embossed the sentiment multiple times with the copper embossing powder.  I set this aside and die cut the circle from the white layer, this was then adhered to the top folding card base with foam tape.  The elements were then arranged using a combination of foam tape and glue.  The final step was to coat the holly berries with Wink of Stella.

I am adding this card to CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge 196

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

MFT - Snuggle Bunnies

This card was made My Favorite Things Snuggle Bunnies stamps and dies, Stitched Circle Scallop Frame, Distress Inks in Ripe Persimmon, Candied Apple and Scattered Staw, Distress Watercolor cardstock, Copic Sketch markers, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Mix and Bazzill cardstock and vellum.

The first step was to create the ink blended background panel which I then lightly spritzed with water.  I set this aside to dry whilst I stamped and coloured the 2 images.  The sentiment was heat embossed with Hero Arts white embossing powder.  I then die cut the scallop frame and added vellum behind it to help the main images stand out.  I then adhered everything to a top folding card base using foam tape for the sentiment and images.  The final step was to add the sequins.

I am adding this card to the Cas Colours and Sketches Challenge - 195

I am also adding it to Seven Hills Monthly Craft Challenge

Monday, 17 October 2016

Sending Hugs Card

 I have returned to blogging after a short break to spend some time with my daughter.

This card was made with My Favorite Things Chevron Grid background stamp, Die-namics Sending Hugs, Blueprints 13, Sno Cone and Cement Grey cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Clustered Leaves die, Persimmon Distress Ink, Hero Arts Unicorn Ink and Bazzill vellum.

I began by stamping the background stamp onto Sno Cone card.  This layer was die cut with the largest of the Blueprints 13 dies.  The leaves were cut from vellum and adhered to the stamped panel.  The word die was cut 3 times and layered together, distress ink was applied to create an ombre effect on the top layer.  All the elements were then attached to a top folding card base.

I am adding this card to CAS(E) this Sketch - #194


Sunday, 25 September 2016

Thinking Of You Card

This card was made using Taylored Expressions Birch Tree Background, Avery Elle Petals & Stems, a butterfly punch, Hero Arts embossing powder and Bazzill cardstock.

The birch trees were stamped onto Bazzill Alpaca cardstock with MFT Cement Gray ink.  A panel of white was added behind this piece to give a very narrow white edging.  This was then adhered to a top folding card base.  The sentiment was heat embossed in white on Sugar Wafer cardstock and added to the card with foam tape.  The butterflies were punched, layered and positioned on the sentiment strip.  

I am adding this card to Freshly Made Sketches 255