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

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Card with Matching Envelope

This week I made a card and envelope that I am entering in a few challenges: StampTV Monthly Mix challenge - And the Envelope Please!; Mod Squad challenge - Have a Heart; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - It Must be Love.


For the envelope, I used an embossing folder along the bottom and sponged on some red ink to bring out the design. I then stamped the hearts along the side.

For the card, I stamped VersaMark ink through a stencil and then heat embossed it in red on a piece of white cardstock. I matted this with black and added it to a white card base. On another piece of white cardstock, I stamped the heart and sentiment and cut it out in a heart shape. I used a gold metallic marker to add a border. I popped this up with some foam squares and added a gold bow.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Square Pegs Stamp set
                            White and Black cardstock
                            Cherry Red ink
VersaMark ink
Sizzix embossing folder
ColorBox Lovely Art Screen stencil
Sakura Gold Calligrapher marker
red embossing powder, foam squares, ribbon from my stash


Saturday, 27 January 2018

Pop-up card

I made this card for a friend. She loves pop-up cards, so I thought I would make one for her. I am entering this in the StampTV Monthly Mix challenge - Kindness and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Layer it up.




Here is what the inside looks like:



I started by making the pop-up element that I found on Pinterest. Using yellow paper, I cut out the flowers and then flicked the middle and edges with a regular marker. I attached them together and set them aside.

For the front of the card, I stamped the flowers after I had stamped off on a sheet of scrap paper. This made them a lighter colour, although they look quite bright in the photo. I punched them out and sponged the edges. I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with a die.

I embossed the front of a white card base with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I fastened some ribbon around the top of a piece of patterned paper and adhered this to the bottom half of the card base. I popped up the sentiment and the flowers with some foam squares.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Made with Love Stamp set
                             
By the Sea Stamp set
                             Sending Love patterned paper
                             Wild Dandelion, Wild Lilac ink
ek tools 1 1/2” circle punch
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Scor-Tape
white cardstock, die, sponge dauber, yellow paper, markers, foam squares, ribbon from my stash

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Rose Bouquet

I made this card for the StampTV Monthly Mix Challenge - Kindness. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add a Sentiment.


I started by stamping the roses and the sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock and colouring the roses and leaves with alcohol markers. I adhered some washi tape onto the bottom of a piece of red cardstock and attached this to a white card base. I sponged the edges of the focal image layer and added it to the red layer. 


Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Rose Bouquet stamp set
                             Red Velvet cardstock and ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spectrum Noir: Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock
                          Alcohol Markers: AG1, AG2, AG3, AG4, DR1, DR3, DR4, DR7, CR6
sponge dauber, washi tape, adhesive from my stash

Monday, 15 January 2018

Lay It Out Both Ways

There was a new release from Gina K. Designs last week and there is a card challenge to go along with it called Lay It Out Both Ways. We are to make two cards, one horizontal and one vertical, using the same stamps for the focal image. I am also entering these in the StampTV Monthly Mix Challenge - Kindness.


I love Gina's heavy base weight cardstock because you can make a one layer card and use alcohol markers without them bleeding through to the other side. I started by punching the bottom edge of the card bases and then lined them with pink cardstock. I stamped the floral images, coloured them with alcohol markers and then stamped the sentiments. I coloured some adhesive pearls with a marker that matched the pink cardstock and attached them to the cards.

I used the following supplies:

Gina K. Designs: Sending Love Stamp set
                             Heavy Base Weight White cardstock
                             Bubblegum Pink cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers: MG4, MG3, BP1, CT3, AG4, AG2, BP2
edge punch, adhesive and pearls from my stash


Saturday, 13 January 2018

Black, White and Kraft

The current challenge on the Mod Squad Challenge Blog is a Color Throwdown. We must use the colors Black, White and Kraft and no other colors. I am also entering this in the StampTV Monthly Mix Challenge - Kindness.



I stamped the cute cat silhouettes and the matching sentiment on a piece of white cardstock and cut it out with a scalloped oval die. I wrapped a piece of ribbon around a piece of black cardstock and attached brads in the four corners. I taped the oval onto the black cardstock and layered this onto a kraft card base with some foam squares. 

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Better with You stamp set
                             White cardstock
                             Black and White Gingham Fancy Ribbon
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
scalloped oval die, brads, black and kraft cardstock from my stash

Friday, 29 December 2017

Thank You Card

This is a card I made for two challenges: StampTV MIUM challenge - Thank You and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.




Back in November, I made a tag that had the tree boughs and pine cones so I decided to make a card that was similar.

I started with a white card base, stamped and embossed the sentiment and masked off the sentiment. I stamped the tree boughs, stamping off sometimes to get a different look, and added the pine cones. Once the ink had dried thoroughly, I put a thin strip of glue along the top of some of the branches parts of the pine cones and added some flocking powder. I let this dry before adding the bow.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Massive Messages, Seasonal Sentiments Stamp sets
                            Fresh Asparagus, Warm Cocoa, Charcoal Brown ink
                            White Heavy base weight cardstock
Inkadinkado masking paper
Mini Glue Dot
Clear embossing powder, Snow flocking powder, ribbon from my stash


Saturday, 23 December 2017

Inspiration Everywhere

This is a card I made for the StampTV challenge - Inspiration Everywhere. We had a photo of a box of chocolates, which had a very pretty design, and we drew our inspiration from that.


This is what I came up with:



I used the snowflakes, the gold ribbon and the colours red, white and gold. I also used part of a coffee cup which had a snowflake theme. I cut out a circle from the cup and inked up the edge slightly. I stamped the sentiment, punched it out with a scalloped circle punch and then punched a slightly larger circle out of red. I layered these together and set them aside.

I stamped snowflakes with red ink all over a white card base. I embossed some with clear embossing powder and left the rest plain. Then I stamped a few with VersaMark ink and embossed them in gold. I attached the sentiment layers and added a bow with a Glue Dot.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Christmas Joy, Seasonal Sentiments and Snow Frame Stamp sets
                             Red Velvet ink
                             Red Velvet and White cardstock
VersaMark ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Mini Glue Dot
clear and gold embossing powder, 2” circle punch, 1 3/4” scalloped circle punch, ribbon, coffee cup from my stash

Friday, 15 December 2017

Non-traditional Colours

This week for the StampTV MIUM challenge we are to use non-traditional colours. It didn't have to be a Christmas card but I decided to make one since I already had my stamps out.


This is a clean and simple card as I didn't have much time to make it. I was having a hard time coming up with a design and then I remembered the pink artificial trees that you sometimes see. I  stamped the tree boughs in pink and added a bright blue ornament. I thought the sentiment was appropriate so I stamped it and added a few rhinestones for some sparkle.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Merry & Bright and Seasonal Sentiments Stamp sets
                            Passionate Pink and Blue Lagoon ink
                            White Heavy Base Weight cardstock
rhinestones from my stash

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Snowflake background

I made this card for two challenges: StampTV MIUM - Create your own Patterned Paper, and ModSquad Challenge - What a Flake (have a snowflake on your project).



I thought it would be easy to combine these two challenges by making patterned paper with snowflakes. I randomly stamped the snowflakes on a piece of white cardstock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed them in white. Then I sponged over the cardstock with two shades of blue ink and rubbed over the snowflakes with a dry tissue to remove any ink that might be there. 

I stamped the sentiment and snowflakes on blue cardstock and heat embossed them in white. I used my PixScan mat and my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the sentiment, leaving a small border. I used the coordinating dies to cut out the snowflakes.

I matted the background before attaching it to a white card base and popped up the snowflakes with some foam squares. When I was putting the card together, I wasn't quite happy with it and my husband suggested that the sentiment could be in colour. I used my Spectrum Noir markers to colour over the white sentiment before using foam squares to attach it.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Seasonal Sentiments Stamp set and matching dies
                            White and Blue Denim cardstock
                            Powder Blue and Blue Denim ink
VersaMark ink
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers: BP2, PL2
Silhouette Cameo and PixScan mat
white embossing powder, foam squares from my stash