Sunday, 28 February 2016

Spring card

This week I made a card for three challenges: StampTV MIUM - Spring is in the Air, the StampTV Release Party Challenge - Mixing Patterns and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

For the Mixing Patterns challenge, we need to use at least two different patterned papers. I decided to make a starburst pattern for my background and glued it to a white card base.

For the focal image, I stamped the sentiment, the flowers and leaves. I sponged the edge and matted it before adhering it to the background.

I used the following products:

Gina K. Designs: Delicate Essentials Patterned Paper
                             Especially for You and Made with Love Stamp Sets
                              Applemint Ink
                              Applemint and White Card Stock
ColorBox Ink: Pink and Purple
Stampin' Up! Ink: Daffodil Delight

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Watercoloured Embossed card

This month, the StampTV Kit Addicts challenge is to use watercolour on our card.  For the StampTV MIUM challenge we have to use the emboss resist technique. I decided to combine the two challenges in one card. I am also entering it in the Mod Squad Challenge - The Great Outdoors.

I stamped the butterfly image on watercolour paper with VersaMark ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder. I brushed water over the entire piece of paper and added the blue and green background colours. Then I wet the butterflies and used Prickly Pear to colour them. After everything dried, I found that they didn't stand out as much as I wanted, so I went over them with Lipstick. Once that was dry, I used Clear Wink of Stella on the butterflies to give them sparkle. I matted the card front with black and attached it to a white card base.

I stamped the sentiment, used a circle punch to punch it out and matted it with a black circle that I cut out with the Creative Memories cutting system. I popped it up with foam squares and attached it to the card front.

I used the following supplies:

Gina K. Designs: Made With Love stamp set
                             Blue Lagoon, Grass Green, Prickly Pear, Lipstick ink
                             White and Black cardstock 
Hilroy watercolour paper
VersaMark ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Recollections: Clear embossing powder
                         2" punch
Creative Memories circle cutting system
Clear Wink of Stella pen
foam squares

Sunday, 14 February 2016

One Layer Kraft card

This week's challenge on StampTV MIUM is to use kraft on your card. I made a one layer card as I am also entering the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: One Layer.

I started by stamping the flowers and leaves with black ink using masking paper to overlap the images. I coloured over the black ink with a white coloured pencil and added accents with green and magenta. I stamped the sentiment and used a glue dot to adhere a button with a baker's twine bow.

Materials used:
Gina K Designs Made With Love stamp set and Black Onyx button
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Inkadinkado stamping mask paper
Laurentien coloured pencils - cotton white, sky magenta, emerald green
kraft cardstock
glue dot
bakers twine

Friday, 5 February 2016

Splash of Colour

Today I have a card that I made for the StampTV MIUM challenge - Make a Splash, the Mod Squad Challenge - Hearts and Flowers and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart.

My StampTV kit came this week, so I had to use it to make this card!  I started by smearing ink pads across a piece of white cardstock. On another piece of white cardstock I used the stencil from the kit to make the heart panel. I stamped the flowers and leaves, cut them out with a die that came with my Evolution Advanced machine. I used the next biggest die to make the frame.

I layered the heart panel onto the background, splattered watered down ink over the layer, put a piece of ribbon over the join and popped up the flower layer with some foam squares. I matted the whole thing with some black before placing it on the white card base.

I used the following products:
Gina K Designs:Ink - Apple Mint, Lipstick, Blue Lagoon
                           Stamp set - Made With Love
                           Cardstock - White, Black Onyx
                           Ribbon - 3/8" Black Onyx
ColorBox Stencil - Lovely
Dies - came with Evolution Advanced machine
foam squares from my stash