Friday, 30 December 2016

Spotlight card

This card was made for the StampTV MIUM Spotlighting challenge. In this technique, only a part of the image is coloured. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.




I started with a piece of white cardstock and stamped the butterflies and flowers to make a background. I cut a circle from a piece of paper and using that as a mask, coloured the images inside the circle. I sponged lightly inside the circle with some blue ink.

I die cut the oval with the slits, stamped the sentiment and sponged around the edges. I threaded the ribbon through and attached it to the background after it was matted with blue cardstock. I then attached it to a white card base.

I used the following supplies:

Gina K. Designs: Sending Love stamp set
                         3/8" Black Onyx ribbon
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spectrum Noir: Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock
                      Alcohol markers: BP2, BP4, BP7, LG3, LG5, CT3, GB7
Stampin' Up! Bashful Blue ink
Provo Craft die
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Blue card stock and foam squares from my stash 

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Noel

Merry Christmas! This card is for the StampTV MIUM challenge - Stamps of Christmas Past. We were to use a holiday stamp set from a previous year.


For this card, I decided to use the inlay die technique. I cut NOEL from some gold paper and also from some white cardstock after I coloured it with some alcohol markers. I stamped the sentment with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it. 

I covered the back of the white cardstock with some Sookwang tape and fit the gold letters in the spaces. I ran it through my die cutting machine to make sure the letters were firmly attached, removed the backing from the tape and taped it to the card base. I added some of the other pieces from the die for some decoration. 

I used the following supplies:

Gina K. Designs Sentimental Holiday stamp setStaples gold paper
Cottage Cutz Woodland Noel die
Spectrum Noir: Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock
                            Alcohol markers : TB4, TB5, TB7
VersaMark ink
Recollections Snow detail embossing powder

Sookwang tape
Xyron sticker maker



Thursday, 15 December 2016

Christmas Tag

This week the StampTV MIUM Tag It challenge was perfect as I still needed a few tags for my Christmas presents.


I created a CAS tag that was quick to make! I stamped and embossed the star, added the sentiment, punched the end of the tag and sponged around the edges. I cut a mat, punched the end, adhered it to the tag and added some baker's twine. I left room to add the To and From under the sentiment.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Sentimental Holiday stamp set
VersaMark ink
Recollections Gold tinsel embossing powder
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
ColorBox Cranberry ink
Stampin' Up! Tag Topper punch
Red, white cardstock, gold bakers twine from my stash

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Shaker Christmas card

This week, I made a card for four challenges: StampTV MIUM Color Challenge, StampTV Release Party Challenge - Add a BowMod Squad Challenge - Trees and Snow, and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Ice Inspiration.



I decided to do a shaker card and have the glitter and flocking powder be the snow shaking around the trees. For the color challenge, I didn't have all the ink colors so I used the Spectrum Noir alcohol markers that closely match. 

I drew the stripes on the front of the card base and cut out a circle from the middle. I stamped the trees, cut them out, added Stickles to the stars and glued some flocking powder to the trees and under the trees. I cut the frame out of cardstock and a foam sheet, colored the cardstock frame and glued a piece of acetate to the back. I glued the foam sheet frame to the acetate and let it dry. 

I adhered the tree image to a piece of cardstock the same size as the front of the card and attached this making sure that the trees were lined up with the opening. I added some glitter to the middle of the trees and glued on the frame, making sure not to move the glitter until the glue from the frame was dry.

I stamped the sentiment, cut it out, ran a marker around the edge and attached it to the bottom of the frame. I made a triple loop bow and added it to the top of the frame with a mini Glue Dot.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Sentimental Holiday and Square Pegs stamp sets
                             Fresh Asparagus ink
Spectrum Noir: Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock
                          Alcohol Markers DR2, BT7
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Golden Rod Stickles
Sizzix Tim Holtz Celebrate set die
Recollections Snow Flocking Powder
Glitter Ritz Crystal Cool Highlight transparent micro fine glitter
Mini Glue Dot
Creative Memories Circle cutting system
Ribbon, foam sheet, acetate from my stash

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Sparkly Tent Topper card

Today I made a card for three challenges: StampTV MIUM It's Your Time to Shine, StampTV Kit Addicts Group - Tent Topper and  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.


I decided to use the Snow Frame set so I could make the snowflakes sparkle. I stamped the background with the snowflakes using VersaMark ink and heat embossed them with a sparkle embossing powder. I stamped the frame that comes with the set, embossed it and cut it out. I stamped the sentiment, clear embossed it and cut it out so it would fit in the center of the frame. I cut a larger mat for the frame and used a silver metallic pen to colour the outside rim. It doesn't really show up in the picture.

Once I layered the sentiment portion, I positioned it on the base so that it was no larger than 5 1/2 inches tall. I added a few dots of silver Stickles to finish it off.

Here are the supplies I used:

Gina K. Designs: Snow Frame, Birthday Blessings stamp sets
                          In the Navy ink
VersaMark ink
Recollections Glitz sparkle embossing powder, Clear detail embossing powder
Sakura Silver Metallic ink pen
Creative Memories Circle cutting system
Silver Stickles

White and Navy cardstock from my stash.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Card With Coordinating Tag

I made this card and coordinating tag for the StampTV Kit Addicts Group Challenge - Card & Tag.



I decided to use the Painted Autumn multi-layer flower image since it comes in two sizes. I could use the large one for the card and the small one for the tag. I decided on my colours, stamped the flowers onto the squares, sponged the edges and matted them with navy cardstock. I stamped the sentiments and sponged and matted them as well. After cutting the white cardstock to make the base and tag I punch the edges with a border punch and attached navy cardstock behind it. Using a stencil I inked the background. I attached a piece of ribbon to the card and tag, attached the flower images and popped up the sentiments with foam squares. I then attached a piece of embroidery floss to the tag.

Gina K. Designs: Ocean Mist, Blue Lagoon, In the Navy ink
                             Painted Autumn and Birthday Blessings stamp sets
                             white cardstock
Plaid Folk Art Swirl Background stencil
Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch
Stamp in' Up! Scalloped Tag Topper punch
Ribbon, foam squares, embroidery floss, navy cardstock from my stash

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Clean and Simple Christmas card

This week the StampTV MIUM challenge is to make a Clean and Simple Christmas card using only traditional Christmas colours and one Gina K. Designs stamp set.



I used the Gina K. Designs Sentimental Holiday stamp set with Gina K. Designs Red Velvet and Fresh Asparagus ink. For the star I used VersaMark ink and Recollections Gold Tinsel embossing powder.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Thankful Joy Fold card


The StampTV MIUM challenge this week is to make a Thankful Joy Fold card. A joy fold card is a specific way of folding the cardstock. We had to make it a Thanksgiving or a Thank You card.




The hardest part of making this card was picking out the patterned paper to use. I had so many nice ones to choose from.

I cut my base to 4 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches and scored it at 5 1/2 inches. I cut a piece of patterned paper to fit the inside and another one to fit the front part of the card base. I cut another piece of cardstock for the top folding piece 3 x 6 inches, scored at 3 inches. I folded that one so that it opens on the left. I stamped the sentiment and used a square stitched die to cut it out and another one to cut a mat. I attached both of these onto the top folding piece and adhered this to my card base. I then added a piece of ribbon to tuck in the top fold. Here is an picture of it open.



Materials used:
Gina K. Designs: Sweet Mango cardstock
                             Made With Love patterned paper and stamp set
Cottage Cutz Stitched Square Set dies
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
ribbon and white cardstock from my stash

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Tree-mendous card

This week, the StampTV MIUM challenge is to have a tree on your card.


Starting with a white piece of cardstock, I stamped the tree three times, stamping off before I stamped the third image. I added the sentiment and a piece of ribbon before matting it with some black cardstock. I covered the card base with the patterned paper and layered the front panel on top. To finish it off, I added some Stickles for the ornaments.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Fresh Asparagus and Red Velvet ink
                             Sentimental Holiday stamp set
                             Cold Snap patterned paper
Stickles - Christmas Red
ribbon and black and white cardstock from my stash

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Gold Foiled Card

I made a card for two challenges this week. The StampTV MIUM challenge is to have some sort of foiling on our card and the Mod Squad Blog challenge is to have some gold on our card.


I always find cards with foil very difficult to photograph and this time was no exception! Using a piece of red cardstock as a background, I stamped the snowflake with VersaMark ink, heat embossed it with clear embossing powder and ran it through my laminator with the gold foil. I cut an oval, stamped the sentiment and matted it with a black, scalloped oval. I die cut the bow and assembled it. I cut a piece of gold foil paper and layered it on the background, which I matted with black and attached to a cream card base. I used my Wink of Stella marker and gave the bow and the ovals a nice sparkle. I attached the ovals and then used a glue dot to adhere the bow.

I used the following supplies:

Gina K. Designs: Snow Frame and Sentimental Holiday stamp sets
                             Red Velvet cardstock
VersaMark ink
Recollections Clear embossing powder
Heidi Swapp Gold Minc foil
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Creative Memories Oval Cutting System
Spellbinders Nestibilities Big Scalloped Ovals Large
Bow dies that were in with a magazine
Wink of Stella marker
Mini Glue Dot
cream and black cardstock, gold foil paper from my stash

Friday, 28 October 2016

Corner Fold Card

The two challenges that I made this card for are the StampTV Kit Addicts Color challenge and the StampTV MIUM Just a Touch challenge. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.



For the color challenge we were to use the Gina K. Designs colours Jelly Bean Green, Turquoise Sea and Christmas Pine. We could also use neutrals and an accent colour. For the Just a Touch challenge we were to use a touch of red on our cards.

I decided to make a corner fold card. Starting with a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of white cardstock, I scored at 4 1/2" to make my card base. On the front of the card I measured 3" from the top right corner in both directions. I scored between the two points and folded it to the front. I cut a piece of Jelly Bean Green cardstock to fit the front, repeated with a piece of patterned paper and adhered them both to the card base. Then I cut a piece of Jelly Bean Green to fit in the corner and a piece of white cardstock to layer on top. On this piece, I stamped two flowers using masking paper, the flower stems and the sentiment. I coloured in the flowers and sponged around the edge. For the Christmas Pine colour I used the Spectrum Noir Marker that Gina has on her colour match table.

I adhered the corner down with some strong tape and layered on the focal image and mat.

Materials used:
Gina K. Designs: Sending Love patterned paper and stamp set
                             Jelly Bean Green cardstock
                             Red Velvet and Jelly Bean Green ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spectrum Noir: alcohol markers IB1, IB2, JG1, JG7
                         Ultra Smooth Premium white card stock
Inkadinkado masking paper
Sookwang tape



Saturday, 22 October 2016

CASEd Card

The MIUM challenge this week on StampTV was to CASE a card made by Karen Hightower. CASE is an acronym for “Copy And Share Everything”. We were to go through Karen's gallery, pick a card that inspired us and make a card that looked similar but with at least two changes. For example you can change colour and stamps used. I CASEd this card:

Happy Birthday


This is my card:


I decided to change the stamps, patterned paper and colour.

I selected my patterned paper and stamps then selected matching Wild Lilac cardstock. I trimmed the patterned paper to just under 1 1/2 inches and matted it with Lemon Drop cardstock.

I placed the patterned paper pieces onto the purple cardstock to see where I wanted to position the sentiment and then stamped it. I removed the patterned paper pieces, stamped the butterflies with Versamark ink and then stamped over the Versamark with white pigment ink offset a bit.

I cut a piece of ribbon, adhered it to the purple cardstock and popped up the patterned paper pieces with some foam squares. I attached this to a white card base and added a few purple rhinestones.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Lemon Drop and Wild Lilac cardstock
                             Wild Lilac ink
                             Sending Love patterned paper and stamp set
                             Birthday Blessings stamp set
Versamark ink
ColorBox white pigment ink
white cardstock, ribbon, rhinestones, foam squares from my stash


Sunday, 16 October 2016

Wood Grain Release Challenge

This is for the challenge from the Release Party last week. We have to make a Christmas card with a wood-grained look background. Here is what I came up with.



I started with a piece of ivory cardstock, scored it every 3/4", dragged my Warm Cocoa ink pad over and then my Red Velvet ink pad. I embossed with an embossing folder, making sure the image went into the card. I then dragged my Ivory ink pad over the top to bring out the debossed image.

I stamped the holly leaf and sentiment with Perfect Medium, used Pearl Ex Powder to give them colour and cut it out with a die. I stacked it all to see what it would look like and my husband suggested that I draw some green lines on the card base around the background. After I drew the lines I adhered the background and popped up the sentiment layer with foam squares.

Materials used:
Gina K. Designs: Ivory cardstock
                             Warm Cocoa, Red Velvet and Ivory ink
                             Sentimental Holiday stamp set
Embossing folder from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Perfect Medium
Pearl Ex Powder - Aztec Gold, Blue Russet, Spring Green, Duo Green Yellow
Die that came with the Evolution Advanced machine
Spectrum Noir alcohol marker: JG1
foam squares from my stash

Tone on Tone

This card is for the StampTV MIUM challenge - Tone on Tone.



I used Sweet Corn ink and stamped the leaf images on Sweet Corn cardstock. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock, heat embossed it and cut it out with a die. I popped the sentiment up onto a piece of patterned paper, attached it to the background, adhered the whole thing onto a white card base and added a bow.

Materials used:
Gina K. Designs: Sweet Corn cardstock
                             Sweet Corn and Red Velvet ink
                             Give Thanks and Birthday Blessings stamp sets
                             Give Thanks patterned paper
Recollections clear embossing powder
Cottage Cuts Stitched circle die
Mini Glue Dot
foam squares, ribbon and white cardstock from my stash

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Inspiration Challenge

This week the challenge on StampTV was to make a card getting inspiration from this photo:


I took my inspiration from the colours and the pumpkins. Here is my card:



I am also entering this in the Mod Squad Challenge - For the Birds.

I decided to use this patterned paper as it has the orange colour and the pumpkins. I used the green cardstock for the accents to bring in the colour of the flower stems. I stamped, coloured and cut out the owl, stamped and cut out the sentiment and layered everything together. I popped up the owl with some foam squares.

Here are the supplies I used:
Gina K. Designs: Give Thanks patterned paper and stamp set
                             Fresh Asparagus and Ivory cardstock
                             matching owl die
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers: CG4, OR1, OR3, TN2, TN3, TN5, TN7, TN9, CR9, CR11
foam squares and adhesive tape

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Stencilled Background

The final challenge for World Cardmaking Day on StampTV was to use a stencil to make your background. I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.


I stencilled the background using a few colours of ink. I decided to cut off a piece so that I had a place to stamp my sentiment. I added a piece of brown cardstock along the edge and matted the background with the same colour. I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with a sparkly powder. It is hard to take a good picture but I think you can see the sparkle. I used an ivory card base and added a few sequins to finish it off.

I used these supplies:

Gina K. Designs: Ivory, Dark Chocolate and Prickly Pear cardstock
                             Applemint, Grass Green and Prickly Pear ink
                             Birthday Blessings stamp set
Hampton Art stencil
Versamark ink
mix of Recollections Tinsel Vintage Mahogany and Stampendous Clear Bark embossing powder
sequins

Non Traditional Christmas card

For the third World Cardmaking Day challenge at StampTV, we are to make a Christmas card with non-traditional colors. I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.



I decided to use yellow and purple for my Christmas card. I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but once I finished it, I think it came out okay.

I stamped the trees and stars on the yellow cardstock. I die cut the ornament and the top of the ornament, sponged the edge of the ornament and heat embossed the top. I stamped the sentiment, tied a piece of ribbon onto the top of the ornament and attached a bow with a mini Glue Dot. I matted the background and added a strip of cardstock in the middle. I attached the ornament with some foam squares, taped the ribbon to the back of the matted background and adhered it to a white card base.

Here are the supplies I used:

Gina K. Designs: Lemon Drop and Wild Lilac cardstock
                             Wild Lilac ink
                             Sentimental Holiday stamp set
Impression Obsession dies
VersaMark ink
Recollections Gold Tinsel embossing powder
mini Glue Dot
foam squares, ribbon 

Foiled Card

This is for the second World Cardmaking Day challenge at StampTV - Use Foil or Embossing Powder. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.


I decided to make a gate fold card for this challenge. I cut the panels for the sides and used some design adhesives to make the foiled pattern in silver. I used one of the foiling elements from a StampTV kit for the sentiment and foiled it in turquoise. I cut one mat with a postage stamp edge die and then made another square mat. I adhered the matted sentiment with some foam squares onto the left hand side of the gate fold. 

These are the supplies I used:

Gina K. Designs: Made with Love StampTV kit foilable sentiment
                             Turquoise Sea cardstock
ColorBox Clear Snap Design Adhesive
Simon Says Stamp postage Stamp Edge Frame die
foam squares
Silver and Turquoise Foil that my husband had in his office stash!

Carved Wood Look

World Cardmaking Day was yesterday, October 1. Gina gave us four challenges on StampTV. This is the first one: Carved Wood technique. I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.


I started with a piece of ivory cardstock and scored it at 1/2 inch intervals. I dragged my Prickly Pear and Early Espresso ink pads over the cardstock and then embossed it with an embossing folder. Then I dragged my white pigment ink pad over the top, being careful not to press too hard. This showed the embossing that was pressed into the cardstock. I matted the background layer and attached it to an ivory card base.

I stamped the sentiment and the flower, cut them out with a die, matted them and used foam squares to attach them to the background. 

I threaded some yarn through the button, tied a bow and adhered it with a glue dot.

I used the following supplies:

Gina K. Designs: Ivory and Honey Mustard cardstock
                             Painted Autumn stamp set
                             Prickly Pear ink
Stampin' Up! Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze, Bravo Burgundy, Early Espresso ink
Cuttlebug Paper Lace 2 set embossing folder
Cottage Cuts Stitched Circle dies
Glue Dot
foam squares, button and yarn from my stash

Faux Torn Edge Card

This is a card I made for the StampTV MIUM challenge - Faux Torn Edge. I decided to make it a CAS card so I did the sponging inside the two torn edges. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.


I tore a piece of paper in two and adhered the two pieces to a piece of white cardstock. I sponged in between with a few different colours and stamped the flowers. I removed the torn paper and stamped the sentiment. A very simple card!

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Better with You and Fabulous Frame stamp sets
Stampin' Up! Really Rust, Ruby Red, Only Orange and Cajun Craze ink

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Favourite Techniques

This is a card I made for the StampTV Kit Addicts challenge - Your Favorite. We could use our favourite technique when we were making our card. I combined several of my favourites into one card.



I love to make my own backgrounds, different folds and embossing so I used them all! I made the background using alcohol inks and layered it before adhering it to an ivory gatefold card base. I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark ink, heat embossed it, die cut it and matted it before attaching the left side to the left side of the card.

I used the following supplies:

Gina K. Designs: Painted Autumn stamp set
                             Ivory and Fresh Asparagus cardstock
Homemade alcohol ink: Brown, Orange, Green and Yellow
VersaMark ink
Mix of Recollections Tinsel Vintage Mahogany and Stampendous Clear Bark embossing powder
dies that came with the Evolution Advanced machine


Friday, 23 September 2016

Night Scene

The challenge this week for StampTV MIUM is to create a scene. I chose to do a night scene. This is also one of my favourite techniques so I am entering it in the StampTV Kit Addicts challenge.


I cut a circle out of a post-it note and stuck it on a piece of ivory cardstock. I sponged around it with a light blue, then cut some mats for the hills. I sponged some darker blue over the rest of the sky. 

I sponged the hills with two different inks, blending as I went. I stamped the fern several times before inking again to get variations in the colour. 

I originally stamped the sentiment directly on the card but ended up with a big smudge so I stamped it on an oval, sponged the edges, matted it with a scalloped oval and added a ribbon bow. I matted the front layer and attached it to an ivory card base.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Happy Birthday to You and Made with Love stamp sets
                             Prickly Pear ink
                             Ivory, Honey Mustard cardstock
Stampin' Up! Pacific Point, Brilliant Blue and Cajun Craze ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Mini Glue Dot
scalloped oval die and ribbon from my stash

Friday, 16 September 2016

Marbled Background

This week the StampTV MIUM challenge is Let's Play with Marbles. We had to make a background with a marble and ink technique that can be seen in this video: http://stamptv.ning.com/video/making-a-background-using-1. Here is my card:


I made the background by rolling the marbles in some ink I had placed in a plastic container that would close. Then I taped the cardstock to the inside of the lid, turned it upside down and rolled the marbles on the cardstock. This transfers the ink onto the cardstock in a random way. The video explains it in a much better way!

I stamped the sentiment and the acorn in VersaMark ink and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder. I coloured in the acorn with markers and die cut it. I layered the background layer with brown and then placed it on a cream card base. I added the sentiment layer which was also matted with brown and popped the acorn up with a foam circle.

Here are the supplies I used:

Gina K. Designs: Birthday Blessings and Give Thanks stamp sets
                             Coordinating die
Stampin' Up! Copper Metallic re-inker and Cajun Craze ink
VersaMark ink
Martha Stewart Antique Gold embossing powder
cream and brown cardstock, markers, marbles, foam dot from my stash

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Christmas card with snow

This week I made a card for the StampTV MIUM challenge It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. We had to make a Christmas card that had snow of some type. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge Stamp it and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge Stamp it.



I started with a piece of watercolour paper which I taped onto my craft mat with washi tape. I squished three colours of blue ink pads onto my craft mat and wet the entire piece of paper with water. I picked up some of the ink with a paint brush and dabbed the colour onto the paper until I achieved the desired look. I let this dry completely.

I used my embossing bag over the top half of the paper to make sure the powder would only stick where I wanted. Using VersaMark ink I stamped the star, sprinkled on the gold embossing powder and heat set it. I mixed some white paint with water and flicked the droplets onto the paper to look like snowflakes. After this dried it didn't show up very well so I dabbed tiny bits of glue and sprinkled them with flocking powder. I also used glue and flocking powder at the bottom of the paper for a pile of snow. I matted the paper with blue and adhered this to a white card base.

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock, cut it out and cut out a scalloped oval for a mat. I popped up the sentiment with foam squares.

Materials used:
Gina K. Designs - Sentimental Holiday stamp set
                            - White cardstock
Hilroy watercolour paper
Stampin' Up! Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue and Brilliant Blue ink
VersaMark ink
Recollections Tinsel Gold embossing powder and White flocking powder
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Creative Memories Oval Cutting System
Spellbinders Nestabilities Big Scalloped Ovals Large
Tombow Mono Adhesive
blue cardstock, embossing bag, foam squares and white paint from my stash


Sunday, 4 September 2016

Fall Fair

This week's challenge at StampTV MIUM - Fair Fun was quite a challenge. We were to use the theme State Fair as our inspiration. I looked through my stamps and came up with this card. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.


I stamped the jar image onto a piece of white cardstock 3 times. Then I stamped it twice on a scrap piece of paper, cut them out and used them as masks to stamp the 3 jars in the back. I coloured the jars and lids with alcohol markers. I cut out the labels and adhered them to the jars. 

I cut the piece of patterned paper so that it fit in between the jars and taped it in place. I made the 1st place ribbon and used a Glue Dot to pop it up a bit. I matted the front panel with some red cardstock which I attached to a white card base.

I used the following supplies:

Gina K. Designs: Birthday Blessings stamp set
                             Cold Snap patterned paper
                             White cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Stampin' Up! Word Window punch and Banner Flag punch
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers: CR11, CR8, CR4, GB1, TB3, True Black
Glue Dot
red cardstock and ribbon from my stash

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Thank you card

The new Painted Autumn StampTV kit was released this week. The release party challenge is to create our own background paper. I am also entering this card into the StampTV MIUM challenge - Pop it Up and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - It's Hip to be Square.


I started with a piece of white cardstock, stamped the flowers and leaves, matted it with some Grass Green cardstock and attached it to a white card base.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it out. I realized I didn't have enough of the Grass Green to mat the sentiment so I used some patterned paper. I did have enough scraps of the Grass Green to cut out the bow. I stamped an extra flower on a scrap of white cardstock, cut it out and popped it up with a foam square.

I used the following supplies: 
Gina K. Designs: Made with Love and Square Pegs stamp sets
                             White and Grass Green cardstock
                             Grass Green ink
                             Delicate Essentials patterned paper
Stampin' Up! Peach Parfait and Daffodil Delight ink
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Creative Memories Oval cutting system
Spellbinders Nestibilities Big Scalloped Ovals Small
Multi Bow die (in with a magazine)
foam square

Friday, 19 August 2016

Sketch Card

There is a year long challenge at StampTV.  We have to make a card for each week's challenge. I was away last week so this is my entry for the Sketch Challenge so that I can be entered into the year long challenge.



I decided to turn the sketch on its side. I punched the edges of a piece of Wild Lilac cardstock and layered a piece of patterned paper on it. I stamped the flower, butterfly and sentiment on a piece of white cardstock. I coloured the images and matted the panel. I adhered the patterned paper panel to a white card base and added the focal image panel with foam squares.

Materials used:
Gina K. Designs Sending Love and Art from the Heart stamp sets
                            Wild Lilac and White cardstock
                            Sending Love patterned paper
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers: HB2, CT1, CT2, CT4, CG1, CG3
Recollections punch




Back to School

This week's challenge on StampTV MIUM is Back to School. We have to make a card with a back to school theme.


I looked through my stamps and realized the pencils were perfect for a back to school theme. Using my homemade stamp positioner I stamped a row of pencils. I then stamped the sentiment. Then to make it match the theme I cut out the word 'school', highlighted the edge and popped it up with foam tape.  I coloured the pencils and trimmed the panel. I used a piece of patterned paper for the background, added the pencil panel, and using a Glue dot attached a button with some baker's twine threaded through it and made into a bow. I put all this onto a white card base.

Materials used:
Gina K Designs Art from the Heart and Square Pegs stamp sets
                           Delicate Essentials patterned paper
                           White cardstock
                           button from a grab bag
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers: GB2, GB3, FS3, CR2, PP3
Staedtler Fineliner Black marker
homemade stamp positioner
baker's twine from my stash
Glue dot




Friday, 5 August 2016

50th Anniversary card

I have a card for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - Celebrate! and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Fabulous Florals.


I needed a card for a 50th Anniversary so I decided to make a card with some dimensional flowers. I stamped, cut out and coloured the three fuchsia flowers. I shaped them and glued them together.

I stamped the fuchsia background and coloured it. I took a piece of green cardstock, cut an oval out of it and scored a diamond pattern. It's hard to see the pattern in the picture. I stamped the sentiment, cut it out and cut a mat for it.

I attached the background to the front panel, attached it to a card base, attached the sentiment with some foam tape and glued on the fuchsias.

I used the following products:
Heartfelt Creations: Cascading Fuchsia and Fuchsia Clusters stamp sets
Gina K. Designs Sending Love stamp set
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers: JG1, LG5, LG3, PP6, BP4, BP1, PL4, PL2, PL1
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock
Creative Memories Oval Cutting System
Green and Pink cardstock, foam tape from my stash
Martha Stewart Scoring Board 

Pierced card

This card is for two challenges - StampTV MIUM - Piercing and Mod Squad Blog - Bordered Sentiment - No Flowers.



I don't have any piercing templates so I decided to use the inside of a die for my piercing shape. I taped the die on the cardstock and pierced the corners first. Then I filled in the 4 sides, hoping my spacing was right so that I would end up with an even space at the corner. I think I did fairly well. I used a smaller die in the set to cut out the middle.

I stamped the sentiment, masked it and stamped the background. I stamped over the piercing which makes it a little hard to see in the picture. I scored a line above and below the sentiment to set it off. I stamped the focal image onto the card base and attached the front panel with some foam tape.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Turquoise Sea and White cardstock
                             Art from the Heart stamp set
                             Blue Lagoon ink
Stampin' Up! Sizzix Window Frame Framelits
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
piercer
foam tape

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Glitter card

This card is for the Release Party challenge - Sparkle and Shine. We had to use glitter of some sort on our card. I may have gone overboard!!


I stamped the daffodil image on a piece of white cardstock. I used a glue pen to add glue to some parts of the image and added one colour of glitter. Then I repeated this for each colour. I added some patterned paper and matted it with some green cardstock before adhering it to a white card base.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Sending Love stamp set and patterned paper; Green Grass and White cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Zig 2 way glue pen
Martha Stewart glitter: Emerald, Peridot, Yellow Barite, Golden Beryl

Friday, 29 July 2016

Christmas Candle card

I have a card today for three challenges - Mod Squad Blog: Christmas in July, Hiding in my Craft Room: Christmas in July and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes.


This is a fairly quick card. I started with a piece of white cardstock, stamped the images and coloured them in. I added some Stickles on the flame to give some sparkle. I matted the front with red and attached it to a white card base.

I used the following supplies:
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Heartfelt Creations Holiday Poinsettia Candle stamp set
Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers: LG3, LG4, LG5, DR3, DR5, CR7, CR8, CR1, CT2, CT4, IG1, IG2,                                                       IG3
Stickles: Stardust



Monday, 25 July 2016

Coloured Shaker Card

I am getting this in just under the wire. This is for the StampTV Kit Addicts challenge -Use Acetate. I am also entering it in the StampTV MIUM challenge - Color Me.


I started with a piece of white cardstock, stamped all over to make a background and then coloured it. I used coloured pencils and odorless mineral spirits to smooth out the colour. I adhered the background to a card base and added the shaker items. I used foam tape around the edges and added the frame. I cut out the word 'thanks' three times with my Cameo, glued them together, coloured them black and fastened it to the front of the card.

I used the following products:
Gina K. Designs Sending Love stamp set; White and Wild Lilac card stock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Crayola Twistable Coloured Pencils
Spectrum Noir Alcohol marker - True Black
Cameo - Black Fat script font
Odorless paint thinner
Sookwang tape
Foam tape
Acetate

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Christmas Card with Acetate

This week's card is for the challenge StampTV MIUM Christmas in July.


I haven't worked much with acetate so it took a couple of tries to get it right. I was just using spare packaging so one curled up completely and even this one initially wrinkled but when I continued to heat it the acetate flattened out again.

I stamped the acetate with Versamark, sprinkled embossing powder and heated. On my card base I stamped the sentiment also in Versamark and embossed it. I adhered the acetate with foam squares that I cut into tiny pieces to hide behind the snowflakes. I used Clear Wink of Stella on the snowflakes to give them some shine. (but of course it doesn't show up well in the picture!)

Materials used:
Gina K. Designs: Sentimental Holiday stamp set and Cranberry Tart cardstock
piece of packaging
Versamark ink
Recollections Detail Embossing Powder - Snow
Clear Wink of Stella pen
foam squares from my stash

Friday, 15 July 2016

One Flower

This week on StampTV MIUM, the challenge is to have only one flower on your card.



The background for this card was made from the leftover material of the card I made in February, shown here.

I stamped the flower, coloured it with alcohol markers and cut it out. I stamped the sentiment and cut it out. I then went over the edge of both pieces with an alcohol marker to create a pink edge. I attached both pieces with some foam tape and coloured the flower with Wink of Stella to give it some sparkle. Here is a close up of the flower:



Materials used:
Gina K Designs: Delicate Essentials patterned paper
                            Especially for You stamp set
                            White cardstock for the card base
Spectrum Noir: Ultra Smooth White cardstock
                          Alcohol markers: PP1, PP4, CR6, CT3
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Clear Wink of Stella
foam tape from my stash