Friday, 30 January 2015

D is for Daisy

This week there is an interesting challenge on Stamp TV. We are asked to use an image that starts with the first letter of our Stamp TV name. Mine starts with D so I chose a daisy for my focal image.

I came across a die cut that I got in a grab bag and thought it would be a good frame for my focal image. I used Versamark ink on the back of the die cut and embossed it with Martha Stewart antique gold embossing powder. I folded the half circles and tucked them under the adjoining circle to make the frame.

I stamped the double daisy stamp from the Gina K Designs Love and Prayers set with ColorBox Frost White ink onto a brown card base. I coloured the middle of the flowers and the stems with a Versamark marker and embossed them with Stampendous Sunny Yellow pastel opaque embossing powder. I used Spectrum Noir markers CT4, CG4 and DG3 to colour over the embossing powder. Because the white ink was being absorbed into the cardstock I went over it with a white Faber-Castell PITT pen.

I stamped the sentiment, from the Gina K Designs Fabulous Frame set, with white ink and embossed it with Recollections Snow embossing powder. I punched it out with a 1 1/2 inch ek tools punch. I used the inside circle from the die cut, marked around the outside with a Sakura metallic gold pen and adhered the sentiment onto it.

I used foam squares to attach the frame, flat tape for the sentiment and a glue dot to attach the bow which I made from some ribbon from my stash.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Card with ovals

This week on the Stamp TV Weekly Challenge - It's Ovalerly Easy we were asked to have an oval shape on our card. I decided to use 4 smaller ovals to make the shape of a larger oval.

I cut out the ovals from various coloured cardstock and arranged them into a big oval. I wanted a background that matched all the colours so I used my Spectrum Noir markers to mark on my teflon mat, spritzed it with alcohol and laid the white cardstock in the ink. I used a heat tool to dry it and then attached it to my card base. 

I stamped the butterfly on the matching die cut and coloured it with the Spectrum Noir markers. I wrapped a spare piece of ribbon around the big oval and attached the oval to the background. I used some foam squares to pop up the butterfly.

Here are the products I used:
Gina K Designs Fabulous Frame set
Spectrum Noir markers PL2, PP6, IB2, CT3, CT4 and IG6
Stampin' Up! Bashful Blue ink 

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Sponged card

The new Birthday Essentials Stamp TV kit was released on Thursday and the Release Party challenge is to have sponging on your card. I sponged the background of the card.

It is cold here today (-14 C) so I felt like making a winter card. I love the combination of the colour blue and snowflakes. I used Stampin' Up! Brilliant Blue, Ballet Blue and Bashful Blue to sponge the background. I used Recollections Glitz embossing powder over the whole background and heat set it. Then I stamped the snowflakes from the Gina K Designs Snow Frame set with Versamark and used Recollections Snow embossing powder.

I stamped the frame from the set with Versamark on a sheet of vellum and embossed it with the Snow embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment (from the Gina K Designs Fabulous Frame set) in Brilliant Blue and used Recollections Clear embossing powder on it. 

I used some brads, which I embossed to make them white, to attach the vellum to the background and then used some foam squares to attach the background to a white card base.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Teal and Purple card

This week I have a card with colours I might not have put together on my own. The challenge on the Mod Squad Challenge Blog is to have teal and purple on our card. The cards that Joyce showed us were beautiful and I really liked the two colours together. I am also entering this in the Stamp TV Mix It Up Monday challenge - Double Talk. We needed to stamp the sentiment two or more times and then emboss them.

The sponsor this week on the Mod Squad Blog is Melanie Muenchinger and we get an extra entry if we use one of her stamps. I used her Fabulous Frame and Fabulous Holiday Fillers sets.

I stamped the frame on a piece of teal cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped the sentiment several times with Stampin' Up! Taken with Teal ink and embossed both the frame and sentiment with Recollections clear embossing powder.

I then used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss the flower pattern. I used Spectrum Noir marker BT5 on the border of the frame.

I used the cut files for the belly bands and flower and then stamped them with Tuxedo Black using a Stamp A Ma Jig to get them centered. I coloured the belly bands with Spectrum Noir LV2 and used LV3, LV2, LV1, CT2, JG3, JG2 and JG1 on the flower.

I adhered the frame onto a white card base, added the belly bands and popped up the flower with some foam squares. I thought it looked a little dark so I made a bow from a spare piece of white ribbon and used a glue dot to attach it.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Thank you card

This week I made a Thank you card for two challenges: the Stamp TV Mix it up Monday Challenge and the Mod Squad Challenge Blog.

I used a cut file that came with my Cameo to create the lattice background. I wove the ribbon through it and attached it to a piece of yellow cardstock. I made cut files for the stamps, stamped them using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and attached them to the offset cuts. I attached the sentiment and flower with foam squares and the bow with a Glue Dot.

Here are the other products I used:

Stamps: Gina K Designs: Love and Prayers, and Fabulous Holiday Fillers
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, VersaMagic Purple Hydrangea Chalk Ink and ColorBox Fresh Green
Kuretake Zig glue pen

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Gold Iris Folded card

I am combining two challenges today: the Stamp TV challenge - The Midas Touch and the Mod Squad Challenge - Special Folded card.

I used an embossing folder that came with a magazine to emboss the gold paper. Then I cut out the tree shape and taped the DCWV Holiday Stack patterned paper on in the iris pattern. I stamped some snowflakes from the Fabulous Holiday Fillers set with Colorbox Frost White and punched them out to make ornaments. For the star I used the inside of the snowflake stamp from the Snow Frame set which I embossed with Gold Recollections Tinsel embossing powder. I popped the whole thing onto a white cardbase with some foam squares.