Sunday, 20 May 2018

Another Thank You Card

This is the second thank you card I made. I am also entering it in the following challenges:  StampTV Monthly Mix - Rainbow StencilingSimon Says Stamp Monday challenge - Stencil It; and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Stencil It.



I stencilled the background onto a piece of white cardstock. I matted it with black and attached it to a white card base.

I had made two of the large sentiment for the last card so I used the second one on this card. (I had stamped it, heat embossed it, foiled it with silver and matted it with black.) I attached this to the card and added a few rhinestones to finish it off.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Massive Messages Stamp set
                            Ink: Dusty Rose, Peach Bellini, Lemon Drop, Applemint, Powder Blue, Lovely                                              Lavender 
                            Silver Sequins Fancy Foil
                            White cardstock 
Memento Tuxedo Black ink 
stencil, clear embossing powder, black cardstock, rhinestones from my stash

Stencilled Thank You Card

I needed to make a couple of thank you cards so I decided to use a stencil and enter the following challenges: StampTV Monthly Mix - Rainbow Stenciling; Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - Stencil It; and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Stencil It.




I started with a piece of white cardstock, taped the stencil down and sponged with a rainbow of soft colours. I matted this with a piece of black cardstock and attached it to a white card base.

I stamped the large sentiment and heat embossed it in clear. I cut it out using my electronic cutting machine and also cut out a mat in black. I used a laminating machine to foil the sentiment, layered it onto the mat and attached it to the card. I tied a bow onto a button and adhered it to the card with a Glue Dot.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Massive Messages Stamp set
                            Ink: Dusty Rose, Peach Bellini, Lemon Drop, Applemint, Powder Blue, Lovely                                             Lavender 
                            Silver Sequins Fancy Foil
                            White cardstock 
Memento Tuxedo Black ink 

Glue Dot
stencil, clear embossing powder, black cardstock, button and baker’s twine from my stash

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Tone on Tone

There was a new release from Gina K. Designs this week and we are asked to make a Tone on Tone card for the Release Party Challenge. I am also entering this in the Mod Squad Challenge - Love and Support. We are to make a supportive card and it must have purple ribbon on it.





All products are Gina K. Designs unless specified.

I started with a piece of Wild Lilac cardstock and stamped the flourish randomly with Wild Wisteria ink to make a background.

I stamped the flowers onto a piece of white cardstock with Wild Lilac ink and the outline with Edible Eggplant, which is a very dark purple. I cut them out with the matching dies.

I stamped the sentiment with Wild Wisteria and cut it out with a die from my stash. I sponged around the edge, also with Wild Wisteria.

Since I didn’t have any purple ribbon, I used a piece of white ribbon from my stash and coloured it by rubbing the Wild Wisteria ink pad over it. 

After the ribbon was dry, I adhered it to the background with Tombow Mono adhesive and then attached that to a white card base. I added the sentiment and one of the flowers and then used foam squares from my stash to adhere the other two flowers.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Stenciled Rainbow Card

This month, there is a fun challenge at StampTV. The Monthly Mix challenge is to use stencils and a rainbow of colors. I am also entering this card in the Mod Squad challenge - How Charming. We need to use a charm on our project.


This card came together pretty quickly. I first had to pick out my rainbow of colours and once that was done I sponged them through the stencil that was taped onto the white cardstock. I matted this with black and attached it to a white cardbase.

I stamped the sentiment by inking up only a portion with each colour and used my homemade stamp positioner to stamp it in the same place. I then embossed it with clear embossing powder. I flagged the ends and matted it with black. I attached the charm with some baker's twine and adhered the sentiment to the background.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Ink: Red Hot, Sweet Mango, Wild Dandelion, Jelly Bean Green, Turquoise Sea,                                          Wild Lilac 
                             Art from the Heart stamp set
                            White layering weight cardstock 
clear embossing powder, charm, stencil, black cardstock, baker’s twine from my stash

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