Monday, 23 April 2018

Spring Flowers

I decided to make another card for the StampTV Monthly Mix challenge - Spring or Easter Themed card. My crocuses are in full bloom now and add a welcome splash of colour to my garden. I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - Flower Power.


This is another one layer card but it took a little longer to make since there was a lot of masking. I started by masking off the center part of the card. I then stamped the flowers and leaves, masking over the first ones to stamp the later ones. Then I stamped the sentiment and added the rhinestones.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Made With Love and Sending Love stamp sets
                            Dusty Rose, Wild Dandelion, Wild Lilac, Grass Green and Jelly Bean Green ink
                            White cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Inkadinkado Stamping Mask paper
rhinestones from my stash

Monday, 16 April 2018

Spring Card

I made this card for the StampTV Monthly Mix challenge - Spring or Easter Themed Card and the Mod Squad challenge - Simply Clean.


This is another one layer card that is clean and simple. I stamped the images on a piece of heavy weight cardstock by Gina K. Designs. I love this cardstock because when I coloured the images with alcohol markers, they didn't bleed through to the other side. I stamped the sentiment and the card was finished! Quick and easy.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Sending Love, Especially for You stamp sets
                            Applemint, Peach Bellini ink
                            White Heavy Base Weight Cardstock 
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers: AG2, CT1, CT3, CT4, GB6, True Black

Monday, 9 April 2018

Pastel Spring card

Yesterday we had a little snowstorm, but last week my crocuses were up and the flowers were open. They were the inspiration for this card. I am entering it in the following challenges:




I used a stamp positioner that I've had for a few years to make the circle shape with the flowers and leaves, using some pastel colours. I added the sentiment in the middle and the card was finished! I stamped right on the card base so I just had to fold it in half once I had finished stamping. I love Clean and Simple (CAS) cards because they are so quick and easy.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Made With Love Stamp set
                             Applemint, Ocean Mist, Bubblegum Pink, Lovely Lavender, Sweet Corn ink
                            White Heavy Base Weight cardstock
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Inkadinkado Circle Stamping Gear

Monday, 2 April 2018

Vibrant Spring Card

I made this card for a few challenges. Gina K. Designs had a new release last week and have a Release challenge - Vibrant Glow, and the new StampTV Monthly Mix challenge is to make a Spring or Easter themed card. I am very happy to say Hello to Spring! I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes, and the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - A Trio of Something (I have 3 rhinestones).



I stamped the flower image twice and coloured it with alcohol markers. I matted it with black before attaching it to a white card base. I stamped the sentiment, matted it with black, added a few heart shaped rhinestones and added it to the card.

I used the following supplies: 
Gina K. Designs Rose Bouquet Stamp set
Spectrum Noir: Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
                          Alcohol markers PV4, BP7, BP2, BP1, AG5, AG3, AG1
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
black cardstock and rhinestones from my stash


Friday, 30 March 2018

Black, White, and a Touch of Pink

I like to have a few sympathy cards on hand and realized that I was getting low, so I decided to make this CAS card.


I used the Butterfly Spray Card cut file, #127757 in the Silhouette Design Store, and cut it out of a piece of white cardstock. I lined the back of the front of the card with a piece of black cardstock. I stamped the sentiment, from the Love and Prayers stamp set from Gina K. designs, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. To finish it off, I added a pink bow for my touch of colour.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Coloured Vellum

The current challenge at Mod Squad Challenge is Color Your Vellum - we need to have vellum that we have coloured as our focal image. I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - Easter/Spring Inspiration, and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Easter Inspired. Both of these challenges have a beautiful set of photos for inspiration. I chose the flower and colours for my inspiration.


I stamped the flower on the vellum with a pale lavender ink and heat embossed it in clear. I coloured it with alcohol markers and then stamped and embossed the sentiment.

I had a piece of silver sequins foil that I had used to foil a background (I had used a foilable image sheet from the Sending Love StampTV kit), and decided to attach it to a piece of pink cardstock with an adhesive sheet. I should have just left the top covering on the foil, but I removed it which left sticky spots where the tiny heart flowers were from the original foiling. I used some fine glitter to cover these spots. You can see the tiny flowers under the vellum as they are hard to see in the picture in the foil.

I folded the top and bottom of the vellum over the foiled piece, attached this to a pink layer and adhered this to a white card base. 

Supplied used:
Gina K. Designs: Especially for You Stamp set
                            Silver Sequins Fancy Foils
                            Passionate Pink cardstock
                            Lovely Lavender ink
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers: PL5, PL3, PL2, CT4, GY4
Sookwang adhesive sheet
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Warm Highlight Crystal Glitter Ritz
vellum, clear embossing powder, white cardstock from my stash

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

St. Patrick's Day card

I needed to make a St. Patrick's Day card so I decided to make it for the StampTV Monthly Mix Challenge - Black and White with a Twist.


I started by stamping the green shamrock in the middle of the card front. I then stamped the black shamrocks all over the rest of the card front. I added Stickles to the green shamrock and set it aside to dry.

I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with a stitched circle die. I cut out the scalloped circle, layered it behind the sentiment and added Stickles to the scalloped circle layer. I set this aside to dry, as well.

When everything was dry, I added the sentiment with a foam square and added the bow with a mini Glue Dot.

I used these supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Square Pegs stamp set
                             Grass Green ink and cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Crystal Stickles
Cottage Cutz Stitched Circle die
Spellbinders Big Scalloped Circles Large die
Mini Glue Dot
white cardstock, ribbon from my stash

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Black and White with a Twist

I made this card for the StampTV Monthly Mix challenge - Black and White with a Twist. We need to add a pop of colour and a bow to our black and white project. I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.



I began by stamping the background images with VersaMark ink on a piece of black cardstock. I heat embossed them with white embossing powder. 

I stamped the lighthouse in black and embossed it with clear powder. I coloured in the stripes and top part of the lighthouse to give the pop of colour. I matted this in red and adhered it to the background panel which was then added to a white card base. I didn't plan my background images well so I offset the focal image to show more of the background. I added the bow with some foam squares.


I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs By the Sea stamp set
VersaMark ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spectrum Noir: Alcohol Marker CR11
                         Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
black cardstock, foam squares, ribbon, white and clear embossing powder from my stash

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Die Cut Images

This week there was a new release at Gina K. Designs, so I made this card for the Release Party Challenge - Cut It Out. We are to use die cut stamped images as our focal image. I made a matching envelope for the StampTV Monthly Mix challenge - And the Envelope, Please. I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Make your own Background.


For the card: I started with a piece of watercolour paper. I tapped some blue ink pads on my craft mat to get some ink to watercolour with. I started with the darker colour at the top and blended down to the lighter colour at the bottom. I let this dry thoroughly. I stamped the boughs and pine cones and cut them out with the matching dies. I layered the watercoloured layer onto a blue mat and then a white card base. I adhered the boughs and cones with some foam squares and added the sentiment which was stamped on a small white rectangle.

For the envelope: I stamped the boughs and cones and then die cut a rectangle using a square die by partially cutting it and then moving the die and partially cutting from the other side. I sponged the edge of the rectangle with blue and adhered it with adhesive tape.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Seasonal Sentiments Stamp set and coordinating dies
                            Ink: Blue Denim, Powder Blue, Christmas Pine, Dark Chocolate
                            Blue Denim and White cardstock
Cottage Cutz Square Stitched die
Canson Bristol XL Recycled paper
paint brush, foam squares, sponge dauber, adhesive tape from my stash

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Daffodil card and envelope

The challenge for February on StampTV is And The Envelope Please. We are to decorate an envelope and can make a matching card if we want.


I needed to make a birthday card for a good friend and decorated an envelope to go with it.

For the card, I stamped the daffodils, butterfly and sentiment in black and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I coloured the flowers and butterfly with alcohol markers and matted this layer with a piece of white cardstock that I had coloured with one of the green alcohol markers. I just coloured the edges that would be showing. I then attached this to a white card base.

For the envelope, I stamped the sentiment along the bottom of the envelope. I then stamped the butterflies and heat embossed them with clear powder. I stamped the daffodils on the flap of the envelope and heat embossed them with clear, as well. I then coloured them, holding the envelope open when I coloured the butterflies so that it wouldn't bleed through the back of the envelope.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Sending Love and Happy Birthday to You stamp sets
                            Grass Green ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spectrum Noir: Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
                         Alcohol markers: CT2, CT3, GY4, LG4, LG5, AG4
Envelope, clear embossing powder from my stash