Saturday, 30 January 2016

Lots of Love

This week, the challenge on StampTV MIUM is to make a tag. It can be part of a card, or a stand alone tag. I am also entering this card in Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Love is in the Air and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

I started with the tag. I had seen this idea on Pinterest, but have no idea where, so I can't give any credit. I cut thin strips of patterned paper and punched a small heart out of the end of each. The strip has to be the same width as the punch to give this effect. I stamped the sentiment, sponged the edges, attached the patterned paper and threaded the ribbon through the top.

To make the card, I stamped the image randomly over the card and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I sponged over the background, but didn't wipe off the embossed parts. This gives a darker look than the paper. I had a border that I received in a prize bag that I won, so I sponged the edge of the card and placed the border over top. I attached the tag and the card was finished!

I used the following supplies:

Gina K. Designs: Patterned Paper - Cold Snap
                             Stamp Sets - Square Pegs, Birthday Blessings
                             Black die cut border
                             Card stock - White layering weight and base weight
Stampin' Up!: Tag top punch
ColorBox ink: Cranberry
Versamark ink: Watermark
Recollections: Clear embossing powder
Small heart punch and ribbon from my stash

Monday, 25 January 2016

Colouring Challenge

Just popping by to let you know that Kathy is having another colouring challenge starting February 1. See for all the details.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Blue card

I made this card for the StampTV Release Party Challenge - Singing the Blues.

It is a fairly quick and easy card. I stamped the butterfly and sentiment from the Gina K. Designs Birthday Blessings stamp set in Stampin' Up! Baja Breeze ink onto a piece of Gina K. Designs layering weight white cardstock. I sponged the edges with the same ink. I layered a piece of patterned paper from the Gina K. Designs Delicate Essentials pack and placed a piece of Gina K. Designs Ocean Mist 3/8" ribbon over the join. I placed the whole layer on a card base of Gina K. Designs Ocean Mist.

Love always

Today I have a Valentine's card that I am entering in the StampTV MIUM challenge - Handmade Embellishment and the Mod Squad challenge - Love is in the Air.

I started with a piece of red cardstock, stamped all over with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then stamped the heart and the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock, embossed them in red and sponged the edges of the cardstock.

I matted the red layer with white, which I sponged with red on the edges. I then attached this to a red card base. 

I popped up the white layer and added my handmade embellishment, three quilled hearts. 

I used the following products:

Gina K. Designs stamp sets: Square Pegs, Fabulous Frame
Ink: Versamark, ColorBox Scarlet
Embossing powder: Recollections Clear, Ruby
Cardstock, foam squares and quilling paper from my stash 

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Friend card

This week's challenge at StampTV MIUM is a color challenge. We have to use orange, blue and green. I am also entering this in the Mod Squad challenge - Friendship

I stamped, coloured, layered and added ribbon and buttons using the following products:

Gina K Designs:
   Stamps - Plant Trio
   Patterned Paper - Delicate Essentials
   Ink - Green Grass
   Ribbon - Ocean Mist 5/8 inch
   Buttons - orange and green from a prize pack
   Cardstock - Green Grass, Base weight white and Layering weight white
VersaFine light black (smokey gray) ink
Spectrum Noir markers - GB9, CT3, OR2, OR3,CR1, CR10, GT1, GT2, CG2, CG3, LG2, LG3,
   LG5, JG1.
foam squares

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Just Because card

Today I have a card that I made for three challenges: Mod Squad Challenge Blog - Ombre Technique;  StampTV MIUM - Just Because!; and StampTV Kit Addicts - Brick Wall.

I started with a piece of ivory cardstock and sponged 4 colours of brown to create the ombre effect. Then I scored the brick wall pattern and went over the score lines with a white pen to make them stand out slightly.

I  inked the flowers and leaves and stamped them. I coloured in the smaller flowers with a marker. I got a PixScan for Christmas so I tried it out and cut out the images with my Cameo. I realized after I had the card finished that I should have cut out the middle of the images! 

I didn't have a 'just because' type of sentiment, so I wrote the sentiment with my Silhouette sketch pen and trimmed it to a rectangle. I matted the sentiment, attached a piece of ribbon and attached the sentiment. I matted the brick layer and attached the whole thing to an ivory card base.

I used the following products:

Gina K. Designs stamps: Love and Prayers; Birthday Blessings
Ink: Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake; Memento Rich Cocoa; ColorBox Chalk Chestnut Roan, ColorBox                   Pigment Brown, Orange and Green
Markers: Staedtler Fineliner: Orange, Yellow; Silhouette sketch pen: White, Brown
ribbon and cardstock from my stash

Sunday, 3 January 2016

For You card

Today I have a card that I am entering in two challenges: StampTV weekly challenge-Emboss is Boss and Mod Squad Challenge-One Die Cut. My card has embossing and die cuts.

I decided to do a gate fold card with a die cut shape for the center piece. The side panels are embossed and then I went over the raised parts with an ink pad to highlight them. I added a piece of ribbon at the bottom of each panel before attaching them. The sentiment was taken from a longer sentiment and punched out. I sponged the two pink layers with the same purple ink that I used to stamp the sentiment and highlight the embossing.

I used the following products:

Gina K. Designs A Gift for You stamp duo
Sizzix Stampin' Up! dies: Bigz Lattice;  Framelets Window frame Collection
WeR Memory Keepers embossing folder
ColorBox Pigment ink: Purple
Martha Stewart 1" punch
cardstock and ribbon from my stash