Monday, 16 October 2017

Release Party Challenge

Gina K. Designs had a new release last Thursday and I made this card for the Release Party Challenge. We were asked to have the sentiment as the focal point and were to frame it somehow - dies, punches or other borders. I am also entering it in the StampTV Kit Addicts Group challenge - Birthday card.




I never seem to have enough masculine birthday cards so I thought I would make one for the challenge. I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it in copper. I used a set of circle dies to cut out the sentiment and three layers.

Using a white card base, I layered Dark Chocolate cardstock and the patterned paper. I adhered my circles together and added them to the center of the card front.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Birthday Blessings stamp set
                             Give Thanks patterned paper
                             Sweet Corn, Honey Mustard, Fresh Asparagus, Dark Chocolate cardstock
VersaMark ink
Cottage Cutz Stitched Circle Set dies
copper embossing powder, white card base from my stash

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Creative Crop card

The challenge this week for the StampTV MIUM is Creative Crop. We had to stamp an image that went off the edge of the card.



I looked through my stamps and decided to use the bicycle image. I thought that it gave a feeling of motion as it came in from the side. 

I stamped and embossed the bicycle, cut it out with the coordinating die and coloured it with alcohol markers.  I cut a piece of patterned paper, adhered it to the front of a white card base and added a piece of ribbon along the bottom of the patterned paper. I stamped and embossed the sentiment before attaching the bicycle with some foam squares. I trimmed the back wheel along the edge of the card base and added some Wink Of Stella for some shine.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Made with Love patterned paper
                            Your Own Kind of Beautiful stamp set
VersaMark ink
Spectrum Noir: Alcohol Markers LG3, BT5, CT2, OR1, CR7, true black

                         Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Clear Wink of Stella pen
black embossing powder, ribbon, foam squares from my stash

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Vellum Birthday card

I made this card for a few challenges: StampTV MIUM - Vellum; StampTV Kit Addicts - Birthday; World Card Making Day - Scrapbook.com; Happy World Card Making Day - Simon Says Stamp.



I decided to use a technique I saw on Jennifer McGuire's site - using the vellum over an image on the cardstock below.



I stamped the first flower in the middle and then used masking paper to cover it up before stamping the other two flowers. I added the leaves in the same way. I just received the new sets of Spectrum Noir alcohol markers - Nature and Vintage and was eager to try them out. I coloured the images using the greens from the Nature set and the magentas from the Vintage set. I wanted fairly vibrant colours so they would show through the vellum layer. I used the heavy 120 lb. weight cardstock from Gina K. so I knew the markers wouldn't bleed through.

I lined up the vellum with the card base and stamped and embossed the flowers with white embossing powder. I stamped and embossed the sentiment, using black ink and clear embossing powder. I creased the top of the vellum and adhered it to the back of the cardstock. 

Gina K. Designs: Painted Autumn, Birthday Blessings stamp sets
         White heavy base weight cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
VersaMark ink
Inkadinkado stamping mask paper
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers: AG2, AG3, AG5, MG2, MG3, MG4
Forever in Time vellum
Scor Tape
White, clear embossing powder from my stash

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Inspiration Photo

This week for the StampTV MIUM challenge, we had a photo for inspiration. I used the black and white flower pot, the flowers and the colours for inspiration. I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes and the Mod Squad challenge - Fall Colors. For the Mod Squad challenge we get an extra entry if we have a stenciled background. Here is the photo we had for inspiration:



Here is the card that I came up with:


I started by stenciling the bottom half of the card front to look like the flower pot. I stamped the flower, masked it and added the leaves. I coloured these with some watercolour markers and added the ribbon at the edge of the stenciled area, before matting the card front and adhering it to a white card base. I stamped the sentiment, matted it and popped it up with some foam squares.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Especially for You, Give Thanks stamp sets
                            Dark Chocolate, Fresh Asparagus ink
                            Sweet Mango cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
On the Surface stencil
white cardstock, watercolour markers, ribbon, foam squares from my stash

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