Saturday, 28 February 2015

Spring card

I made a card this week for a few challenges. On the Mod Squad Blog we are asked to make a Spring card; for the Stamp TV challenge we are asked to use stamps from two different Gina K Designs sets and colour our focal image; and on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge it's Anything Goes.

I cut out the coordinating die cuts with my Cameo, stamped the images with a Stamp-a-ma-jig and coloured them in. I added a few strips of washi tape to another piece of cardstock and stamped the sentiment. I added a mat and adhered the whole thing to a white card base. I popped up the images with some foam squares.

My supplies:
Stamps: focal image - Gina K Designs Fabulous Frame set
              sentiment - Gina K Designs Square Pegs set
Paper: Bazzill Basics Simply Smooth white; cardstock from my stash
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Spectrum Noir markers: BP3, BP6, LG3, LG4, LG5, CT4, OR1, OR3
Washi tape: Recollections
Adhesive: Tombow mono adhesive; foam squares from my stash

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Paper Tole and Background

This week I have a card for two challenges. For the Stamp TV weekly challenge we are to create a background and on the Mod Squad Challenge Blog we are asked to create something with paper tole.

I used Gina's scrap paper technique for the main background and a variation on Kendra's reinker background for the focal image. I then did some paper tole for the flower. I used some of the petals on the flower for leaves and layered on the petals and the center with foam tape.

Here are the products I used:
Paper - My Mind's Eye - Kate & Co. - Oxford Lane
          - Cricut Rainbow
Ink - Stampin' Up! Elegant Eggplant, Memento Tuxedo Black
Spectrum Noir markers - JG4, JG1, CT4, LV3, LV2, HB3, BT9
Stamps - Gina K Designs Especially for you set

Monday, 16 February 2015

Pop up Birthday card

On the Mod Squad Challenge Blog this week, the challenge is to make a pop up card. I searched online for pop up cards and I found this birthday cake card from Kirigami Arts.

I printed out the pattern and coloured part of the cake. Then I cut and scored the lines on the pattern with a knife and folded all the score lines. I glued the coloured part on top of each layer, folded the card and let it sit overnight.

I used a Recollections punch to punch the top of the cardstock and stamped the Stampendous sentiment and sayings in Kelly Green Ink it Up! ink. It didn't come out well in the photo. I taped the card front onto a green card base.

All my stamps were from Stampendous so I assume this still qualifies for the extra entry, since the image was from the YouTube pattern.

If you are interested in the pattern you can see it on YouTube here: The link to the pattern is in the comments.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Not a Valentine's Card

The StampTV Challenge this week is to make a card with a heart that is not a Valentine's card. I decided to use the heart shape to make a flower.

I stamped the heart shape from the Gina K Designs Square Pegs set in Stampabilities Violet ink eight times to make the flower. I stamped the sentiment from Gina K Designs Fabulous Frame set also using the Violet ink. I stamped the butterfly, also from the Fabulous Frame set in Stampin' Up! Peach Parfait.

I used a piece of Recollections Patterned Paper that matched the colour of the butterfly and a piece of light purple Recollections cardstock. I rounded the corners of one side of the patterned paper and all four of the focal image paper. I taped the light purple cardstock and patterned paper onto a white cardbase and used foam dots to attach the focal image. I slipped in a couple of pieces of sheer ribbon underneath the focal image.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Flower in water

On the Mod Squad Challenge Blog this week we are asked to have water on our card. It can be watercolour, water in a scene, stamped, sponged or anything that has to do with water. I chose to have a tiny scene of a flower floating in some water.

I started by colouring the background with Spectrum Noir markers and then I used the die cut for the flower, stamped it and coloured it with the markers, as well. I die cut a shape and used the negative for the focal image border and cut another small one for the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment and sponged around the edge of the die cut.

I adhered the water image onto a white card base, taped on the flower, used foam squares on the frame and taped on the sentiment.

I used the following products:
Spectrum Noir markers TB1, TB3, TB4, TB5, BT7, HB1, HB2, LG2, LG4, LG5, LY1, Blender Pen
Gina K Designs Fabulous Frame set and die cut
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Stampin' Up! Brilliant Blue ink
Genius Ultimate Platform System dies
Bazzill Basics Simply Smooth white cardstock.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Winter Inspiration

This week for the StampTV Challenge we were shown a picture of pine branch with snow on it and were asked to create a card using the picture as inspiration. This is what I came up with.

I chose the snow as my inspiration for my focal image and then also used the brown and green from the pine branch for the colours on the rest of the card. All of the stamps are from Gina K Designs.

I stamped the frame from the Fabulous Frame Set in Memento Rich Cocoa ink on a white card base. I paper-pieced the inner portion of the frame using some of the Gina K Designs Cold Snap Patterned Paper. I stamped the snowflake from the Snow Frame set with VersaMark In and used Recollections Glitz Embossing Powder on it. I stamped the sentiment from the Square Pegs set in Rich Cocoa. I wanted to make the snowflake stand out so I sponged some Stampin' Up! Taken With Teal ink around the snowflake. I coloured in the frame outline with Spectrum Noir marker BG6. I wanted some more sparkle on the card so I used a Kuretake ZIG glue pen over the marker and sprinkled Crystal GlitterRitz Warm Highlight on it.

The hardest part was trying to get a good picture!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Hummingbird card

On the Mod Squad Challenge Blog this week we are asked to have an animal on our project, except bugs.  I chose a hummingbird.

I stamped the image and coloured it with Spectrum Noir markers. I stamped the sentiment and matted the focal image with some pink cardstock. I die cut a flourish and cut some ribbon sections. I covered the card base with patterned paper, added the focal image and the die cut with the ribbon tucked in behind.

These are the products I used:
Hot Off The Press Hummingbird set
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Bazzill Basics Simply Smooth white cardstock
Spectrum Noir markers: CT4, CT2, DR6, DR4, PP6 and PP2
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites corner flourish