Friday, 21 July 2017

Sketch card

This week for the StampTV MIUM challenge, we were provided with a sketch to follow.


We had to follow the layout but we could vary the elements that we used. Here is what I came up with.



I started by picking out my patterned papers. I thought that these would work nicely with the sketch. I fussy cut the bottom of the flowered paper to make the fancy edge.

I stamped the butterflies on white cardstock, using the two colour technique. I inked with one colour and swiped the edges of the stamp with a slightly darker colour. I fussy cut the two butterflies and set them aside.

I stamped the sentiment and embossed it with clear embossing powder three times so it would stand out against the background. I matted this layer and wrapped the baker's twine around it and tied a bow. 

I matted the bottom layer and adhered it to a white card base. I added the other layers and popped up the butterflies with some foam squares.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Sending Love stamp set and patterned paper
                             Wild Lilac, Wild Wisteria ink
                             Lemon Drop, Jelly Bean Green, White cardstock
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
baker's twine, clear embossing powder, foam squares from my stash

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Christmas in July

I made this card for two challenges: Mod Squad Blog challenge - Mark it, Stamp it (where we had to colour our stamp with markers and then stamp) and StampTV MIUM - Christmas in July.



I chose which stamp I wanted to use and coloured and stamped it. I thought it had a watercolour look so I decided to do a watercolour background. Using the same markers that I had coloured my stamp with, I scribbled on an acetate block and stamped onto a wet piece of watercolour paper. I did this a few times, soaking up excess water, until I had the look I wanted. I added little spots of red to look like the berries on the wreath.

I matted the background and attached it to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base. I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the wreath, embossed it with a Sparkle powder, cut out the wreath, matted it and used foam squares to adhere it to the background. I added the bow with a Glue Dot.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs Christmas Joy stamp set
Canson Bristol paper
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Recollections Glitz Sparkle embossing powder
Creative Memories circle cutting system
Glue Dot
markers, white and black cardstock, ribbon, and foam squares from my stash

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Black, White and Gold

I made this card for two challenges: StampTV MIUM - What's Black and White and... (Use black, white and a touch of gold), and StampTV Kit Addicts Group - Patterned Papers (Use 3 patterned papers). 



I decided to use the Petite Patterns patterned paper since it is black and white and I could combine the two challenges. 

I cut the three pieces of patterned paper and adhered them together, angling the middle one so more of it would show. I stamped the flower image onto a piece of white cardstock, made a mask by cutting the masking paper with the matching die and stamped the leaves so they look like they are behind the flower. I cut it out with a stitched square die and matted it with black.

After stamping the sentiment with VersaMark I used gold embossing powder and heat set it. I matted this with black as well. I matted the bottom layer of patterned paper with black, added a piece of ribbon and adhered it to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base. I added the flower and popped up the sentiment with some foam squares.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Petite Patterns patterned paper pack
                             Dazzling Dahlia stamp set and matching die
                             
Birthday Blessings stamp set
                             White and Black cardstock
                             Color Companions 5/8" Black Onyx ribbon
VersaMark ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Inkadinkado masking paper
Cottage Cutz Stitched Square die
antique gold embossing powder and foam squares from my stash

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Card with matching envelope

This is a card I made for two challenges: StampTV MIUM - Creative Envelopes and the StampTV June Release Party Challenge (we had to have 3 of the same image on our card). I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.




To make the card, I stamped the butterflies 3 times, punched them out and sponged the edges. I applied a strip of patterned paper to the top of a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Jelly Bean Green card base and attached the three butterflies with foam squares.
I punched the edges of  a strip of Wild Lilac cardstock, stamped the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock and attached it.

For the envelope, I used a matching Jelly Bean Green envelope and stamped the 4 butterflies. I also stamped one on the back.


I thought it needed something more, so I stamped over the big butterfly on the front with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with clear powder.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Sending Love and Dazzling Dahlia stamp sets
                            Sending Love patterned paper
                            Jelly Bean Green, White and Wild Lilac cardstock
                            Jelly Bean Green and Wild Lilac ink
                            Jelly Bean Green envelope
VersaMark ink
ek tools 1 1/2" circle punch
Recollections border punch
clear embossing powder and foam squares from my stash

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Flowered card

The theological student that we had at our church this year is being ordained tonight, so I made this card for her. I am entering it in the StampTV MIUM challenge - Be Flowerful.


I started with two pieces of 6" x 12" white cardstock. I scored them at 6" and cut from the top of the score line to the bottom corner on both pieces. I adhered the 6" squares together to make the back of the card. The two fronts criss-cross to make a pocket.

I foiled a piece of the Petite Patterns patterned paper with gold foil. This patterned paper is made with toner so the foil will stick to the pattern. You can see the gold just above the sentiment. I cut the paper and matted it before attaching it to the two fronts of the card and the part of the back that shows through. I used some strong tape to attach the bottom of the front pieces.


Here you can see the pull out piece. I die cut the top to give it a nice shape.

I stamped the flowers and leaves, coloured them with alcohol markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment, cut it out and matted it. I attached the sentiment, and then the flowers and leaves, popping up the two on the left.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Dazzling Dahlia stamp set and coordinating dies
                             Sending Love stamp set
                             Dusty Rose and Applemint ink
                             Petite Patterns patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Simply Smooth white cardstock
Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers: DR6, DR1, CR6, LG5, LG4, LG2
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Sizzix Window Frame dies
Spellbinders Big Scalloped Ovals Small die
Creative Memories Oval cutting system
Sookwang tape
gold foil, pink cardstock, foam squares from my stash

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Offset Swirls

I decided to make another offset card for the StampTV MIUM challenge - Offset is Awesome. This time I decided to use swirls.


I started with a piece of white cardstock, stamped the two large swirls in the corners and cut them out with the matching die. I stamped the smaller swirls in blue to make the background and then thought it would look good if I stamped over the swirls with some copper ink that I have. I offset the copper to give a different look. Also, that meant I didn't have to stamp perfectly on top!

I stamped the sentiment and rounded the ends. I attached a piece of ribbon to the background and adhered it to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" blue card base. I popped up the sentiment and the offset large swirls with some foam squares.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Dazzling Dahlia stamp set and matching die
                             Especially for You stamp set
                             Blue Lagoon cardstock and ink
copper ink, white cardstock, ribbon and foam squares from my stash

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Offset card

I needed to make a Father's Day card this week so I decided to make an offset card for the StampTV MIUM challenge: Offset is Awesome.


Jennifer McGuire did a striped background using strips of cardstock so I went to my scrap bin and pulled out some masculine colours. I cut them into strips, keeping them approximately the same width. I decided on the pattern and stuck them to a piece of cardstock that I had covered with adhesive. I matted this and adhered it to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white card base.

I stamped the plants on a white piece of cardstock and cut them out with the matching die. I stamped the sentiment, added a strip of cardstock along the top and bottom of the cardstock and attached it to the base. After colouring the plants with alcohol markers, I popped them up with some foam squares and offset them.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Your Own Kind of Beautiful stamp set and matching die
                             Fabulous Holiday Fillers stamp set
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spectrum Noir: Smooth Premium White cardstock
                           Alcohol markers: TN3, TN5, TN7, OR1, OR2, CT2, CG1, CG2, DG2, DG3
Sookwang tape
scrap cardstock, foam squares from my stash

Friday, 9 June 2017

Color My World

This card was made for three challenges: StampTV MIUM - Let the Music Move You (We had to pick a song and use it for inspiration); StampTV Kit Addicts - Water Color; and Mod Squad - Spark It Up (We had to have some sparkle on our card).


The song I chose for my inspiration was Color My World by Chicago. The sentiment is a perfect match and I chose to do a watercolour background with rainbow colours.

I used a piece of watercolour paper and covered it with water. I used an acetate stamping block as my palette and inked it up with ink pads. Most of them were ink cubes so that made it really easy. I started with red at the bottom and worked my way up to purple. Once the background was completely dry, I stamped the balloons and used a Wink of Stella pen to give them lots of sparkle.

I stamped the sentiment using my homemade stamp positioner. I inked up the first part with red and stamped it. Then I inked up the next part of the sentiment with orange and stamped it. I continued until I had the whole sentiment stamped, using the same colours that I had used for the background. Using the stamp positioner made sure that it stamped in the same place every time. I cleaned the stamp and used VersaMark to stamp over the sentiment, added some glitter embossing powder and heat set it. I used a square punch to flag the ends of the sentiment strip.

I used a piece of black cardstock to mat the background and then attached it to a white card base. I used some foam squares to pop up the sentiment.

Materials used:
Gina K. Designs: Art From the Heart, Happy Birthday to You stamp sets
                             Red Velvet, Sweet Mango, Wild Dandelion, Jelly Bean Green, Powder Blue, 
                                       Wild Lilac ink
Hilroy watercolour paper
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
VersaMark ink
Wink of Stella pen
ek tools 1" punch
white and black cardstock, foam squares and glitter embossing powder from my stash

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Another Black and White Card

I decided to make another card for the StampTV MIUM challenge - Black and White. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.


This is another quick and easy card. I punched the border of a piece of black cardstock and attached it to a white card base. I stamped the flowers on a piece of white cardstock and scored three lines, leaving room for the sentiment and the purple rhinestones. I adhered this to the black panel and the card was done.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Love and Prayers stamp set
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Martha Stewart Garden Trellis punch
white and black cardstock, bling from my stash

Friday, 2 June 2017

Black and White

This week's MIUM challenge on StampTV is to make a black and white card. We can have a bit of colour in ribbon or bling. I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.


I decided to do a sympathy card and came up with this quick, clean and simple card.

I stamped the images and sentiment, matted it with black and attached it to a white card base. I added some pink hearts for a bit of sparkle.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Sending Love stamp set
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Black and white cardstock, bling from my stash