Friday, 22 September 2017

Encouraging Words

The challenge this week on StampTV MIUM is Uplifting Words.




I decided to use a technique that I saw Jennifer McGuire show on her Blog. I used the largest 4 dies in the Scalloped Ovals set and taped them together with washi tape. I picked out 4 shades of pink cardstock and die cut the ovals out of each one. That left me with the 4 'frames' in each colour. I also cut out the largest oval from the front of a white card base.

Using an adhesive sheet, I covered a piece of white cardstock with adhesive and attached it to the back of the die cut front part of the card base. Starting with the darkest shade, I fit the frames onto the adhesive, like a puzzle. I ran it through my cuttlebug to make sure everything was well adhered. This left me with a smooth card front that I could stamp on.

I used my homemade stamp positioner and stamped the cat silhouette. I stamped it three times to make sure I had a nice, solid image. I stamped the sentiment and added the star sequins to finish off the card.  

Supplies used:

Gina K. Designs: Better with You stamp set
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Adhesive Sheets
Spellbinders Nestabilities Big Scalloped Ovals Large dies
sequins, pink and white cardstock from my stash

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Card Box

Today I made a box to hold cards for the Scor-Pal More than One Score challenge - Bags and Boxes. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Pop it Up.








I started with an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of heavy weight cardstock. Using the Scor-Pal, with the 11" side at the top, I scored at 2" and 6 1/2". With the 8 1/2" side at the top, I scored at 3 1/2" and 5". Then I scored at 1 1/2" only between the two horizontal lines and repeated this at 7".  I cut the score lines that were scored at 2" and 6 1/2" from the edges in to the scored lines at 3 1/2" and 5". This middle section will be the spine of the box. I creased all the folds well. I applied tape to the back side of the bottom strip and folded the ends up and inside the side flaps. I folded and taped the tops of the side flaps down. I cut a triangular piece from the two corners of the back piece before folding it up and taping the two side pieces to the sides of the base. 

For the top of the box, I started with a 6 13/16" x 7 5/8" piece of heavy weight cardstock. With the shorter side on top, I scored at 2 5/8" from each side. With the longer side on top, I scored at 1 9/16" from each side.  I cut the score lines from the edge of the short sides into the score line to make two tabs. After creasing all the folds, I folded in the sides and tabs and taped the ends to the tabs.  

I decorated the box with tan cardstock and green patterned paper. I added a flower to both sides with some foam squares and some sequins to the sides of the top.

Materials used:

Scor-Pal
Scor-Tape
Stampin' Up!: Flower Shop stamp set
                       Pansy punch
                       Cajun Craze ink   
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers: OR2, TN6, TN8
Sequins, ribbon, foam squares, patterned paper, cardstock from my stash

Friday, 15 September 2017

Autumn Card with Twine

Today I made another autumn themed card for two challenges: StampTV MIUM - It's about Twine! and StampTV Kit Addicts group - Fall Card. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Clean and Simple.



This was a quick and easy card to make. I cut 1 1/2" squares of the patterned paper and adhered them to a piece of brown cardstock. I stamped and die cut the sentiment and popped it up with some foam squares. I wrapped the twine around, using the foam squares to help make the pattern and taped it at the back. I attached all this to the card base with some more foam squares.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Give Thanks patterned paper
                             Birthday Blessings stamp set
                             Dark Chocolate ink
                             Dark Chocolate, Honey Mustard, Ivory cardstock
Sizzix/ Tim Holtz die from Celebrate stamp and die set

twine, foam squares from my stash

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Masculine Card

I made this card for a few challenges: StampTV MIUM - Masculine; StampTV Kit Addicts - Fall Card; Mod Squad - Lose the Lines (color an image without lines); Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - Stamp ItSimon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Stamp It.



To make the background, I used a piece of photo paper and my homemade alcohol inks. I made dots of colour on my foam applicator, spayed it with rubbing alcohol and pounced it all over the background. I did this several times until the background was covered. Once it was dry, I attached it to a white card base.

I stamped the sentiment and stitched circle frame and die cut it with a stitched circle die. The stitches line up fairly closely. I cut a brown mat, adhered these together and attached them to the background. I stamped the pumpkin image in a very light yellow and coloured it in with alcohol markers. I cut it out with the coordinating die and popped it up with some foam squares.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Give Thanks stamp set and coordinating dies
                            Dark Chocolate cardstock
                            Sweet Corn and Dark Chocolate ink
Spectrum Noir: Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
                          Alcohol markers: OR1, OR2, OR3, TN6, DG3
Cottage Cutz Stitched Circle Set die
Creative Memories Circle cutting system
Homemade alcohol ink
Photo paper, foam squares from my stash

Friday, 1 September 2017

Autumn Resist Card

I made this card for two challenges: StampTV Kit Addicts - Fall Card and the StampTV Release Party Challenge - I Can't Resist this Challenge! I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.



For the embossed resist technique, I stamped the leaves and acorns with VersaMark ink on white cardstock and heat embossed them in clear. I sponged various colours of ink over the cardstock to look like an autumn scene. I rubbed a cloth over the embossed areas to remove any ink that might be sitting on top.

I adhered this panel onto a piece of patterned paper and then to a white card base. I stamped the sentiment and embossed it in black. It shows up better in real life than in the picture. I stamped the acorn and leaf and die cut them before popping them up with foam squares.

I used the following items:
Gina K. Designs: Give Thanks stamp set and matching dies
                             Give Thanks patterned paper
                             White cardstock
                             Ink: Sweet Corn, Sweet Mango, Red Velvet, Fresh Asparagus, Honey Mustard,                                           Warm Cocoa
VersaMark ink
clear and black embossing powder, foam squares from my stash

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Have you Scene it?

This week's challenge on StampTV MIUM - Have you Scene it? is to create a scene. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.



I started with a piece of heavy base weight white cardstock, stamped the sun and sponged the background.  I stamped the bicycle and coloured it with markers. For the flowers I squished some ink onto an acrylic block and used a water brush to paint them. I also used this method to add trunks to the trees. I stamped the sentiment, added some Liquid Pearls to the trees and some Wink of Stella to the bicycle frame.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Your own kind of Beautiful, Birthday Blessings stamp sets
                             Ink: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Grass Green, Fresh Asparagus, Powder Blue, 
                                     Wild Dandelion, Sweet Mango
                             White heavy base weight cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Staedtler triplus fineliner markers
Ruby Red Liquid Pearls
Clear Wink of Stella pen
water brush, sponge daubers from my stash

Step Card

I made this card for the Scor-Pal More than One Score challenge. We had to make a project that had more than one score line. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge-Anything Goes.


I decided to make a step card for this challenge. I started with a piece of 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" white cardstock. With the short end at the top, I cut a slit at the 2 3/4" mark starting 1 inch from the top and going down to 5 1/4". With the long end at the top of the Scor-Pal and the slit on the right hand side I scored from the top down to the slit at 3 1/4", 6 1/2" and 7 1/2". I turned it over and scored the same way at 4 1/4".

I stamped the flowers, leaves and sentiment and cut them out with a punch or die. For the peach flower I sponged lightly around the edges and darker in the middle. I attached patterned paper to the two front panels and added the flowers, leaves and sentiment, popping some of them up with Dimensionals. For the strip at the bottom, I cut a piece of patterned paper, sponged the edges and added a border that was in the patterned paper pack. I tied and added a bow above the sentiment.

Supplies used:
Scor-Pal
Stampin' Up!: Punch Bunch, Flower Shop stamp sets
                       Secret Garden stamp set and matching dies
                       1 3/4" Scalloped Circle and Pansy punches
                       Sunny Garden designer series paper
                       Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight and Certainly Celery ink
                       Stampin' Dimensionals
Scor-Tape
ribbon from my stash


Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Markers and Foiling

This week there is an unusual challenge on StampTV. We are to use the two digits of our birth date (single digits add a zero in front) and match them to a list to see what two items or techniques we need to use. My birth date is the 5th, so I had to use markers for the 0 and foiling for the 5. Here is my card.


I began by stamping the roses onto a piece of white cardstock and colouring them with alcohol markers. I added the sentiment and used a marker to outline the edge of the cardstock to create a tiny border.

I used a foiling element from a StampTV Kit and foiled it with the Silver Sequins foil. It is so hard to get a good picture but in real life it really sparkles. You can see a few of the sequin shapes that look different colours in the picture. I matted it with a piece of cardstock that I coloured with one of the markers that I used for the roses. I adhered this to a white card base and attached the rose layer with some foam squares.

This was a fun challenge that I really enjoyed.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Rose Bouquet, Birthday Blessings stamp sets
                             Silver Sequins Fancy Foils
                             Foiling element from Sending Love StampTV kit
Spectrum Noir: Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock
                          Alcohol markers: PL1, PL2, PL3, PL5, LG3, LG5, JG1
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
foam squares from my stash

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Leafy Background

This week for the StampTV MIUM challenge- Leaf me Alone, we are to have a leafy background. 


I decided to use a multi-step stamp set for the two sizes of leaves. They don't always line up perfectly but that's part of the fun of a handmade card!

I stamped the first flower, also multi-step, and then used a mask to cover the first flower when I stamped the second. I die cut it and the pink oval and added the sentiment. I adhered the two layers together and popped them up with some foam squares to give a bit of dimension.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Painted Autumn, Rose Bouquet stamp sets
                             Apple Mint, Grass Green, Fresh Asparagus, Innocent Pink, Dusty Rose, 

                                          Passionate Pink ink
                             Passionate Pink cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Inkadinkado Masking Paper
white cardstock, oval dies, foam squares from my stash

Saturday, 12 August 2017

One Layer Gradient card

This week for the StampTV MIUM challenge we were to make a card with a gradient background. I chose to make a clean and simple one layer card and am entering it in the StampTV Kit Addicts Group challenge - Single Layer.


I started with a piece of heavy base weight cardstock cut to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". I scored it at 4 1/4" on the long side but left it flat while I sponged the front. I tore two pieces of sticky note and attached them to the front, leaving some space in between. I sponged with four colours, blending them into each other. I removed the sticky notes, added the sentiment and some rhinestones before folding along the scoreline.

Supplied used:
Gina K. Designs: Dazzling Dahlia stamp set
                             Sweet Corn, Peach Bellini, Sweet Mango, Faded Brick ink
                             White Heavy Base Weight cardstock
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
sticky notes, rhinestones from my stash