Friday, 21 July 2017

Sketch card

This week for the StampTV MIUM challenge, we were provided with a sketch to follow.


We had to follow the layout but we could vary the elements that we used. Here is what I came up with.



I started by picking out my patterned papers. I thought that these would work nicely with the sketch. I fussy cut the bottom of the flowered paper to make the fancy edge.

I stamped the butterflies on white cardstock, using the two colour technique. I inked with one colour and swiped the edges of the stamp with a slightly darker colour. I fussy cut the two butterflies and set them aside.

I stamped the sentiment and embossed it with clear embossing powder three times so it would stand out against the background. I matted this layer and wrapped the baker's twine around it and tied a bow. 

I matted the bottom layer and adhered it to a white card base. I added the other layers and popped up the butterflies with some foam squares.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Sending Love stamp set and patterned paper
                             Wild Lilac, Wild Wisteria ink
                             Lemon Drop, Jelly Bean Green, White cardstock
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
baker's twine, clear embossing powder, foam squares from my stash

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Christmas in July

I made this card for two challenges: Mod Squad Blog challenge - Mark it, Stamp it (where we had to colour our stamp with markers and then stamp) and StampTV MIUM - Christmas in July.



I chose which stamp I wanted to use and coloured and stamped it. I thought it had a watercolour look so I decided to do a watercolour background. Using the same markers that I had coloured my stamp with, I scribbled on an acetate block and stamped onto a wet piece of watercolour paper. I did this a few times, soaking up excess water, until I had the look I wanted. I added little spots of red to look like the berries on the wreath.

I matted the background and attached it to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base. I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the wreath, embossed it with a Sparkle powder, cut out the wreath, matted it and used foam squares to adhere it to the background. I added the bow with a Glue Dot.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs Christmas Joy stamp set
Canson Bristol paper
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Recollections Glitz Sparkle embossing powder
Creative Memories circle cutting system
Glue Dot
markers, white and black cardstock, ribbon, and foam squares from my stash

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Black, White and Gold

I made this card for two challenges: StampTV MIUM - What's Black and White and... (Use black, white and a touch of gold), and StampTV Kit Addicts Group - Patterned Papers (Use 3 patterned papers). 



I decided to use the Petite Patterns patterned paper since it is black and white and I could combine the two challenges. 

I cut the three pieces of patterned paper and adhered them together, angling the middle one so more of it would show. I stamped the flower image onto a piece of white cardstock, made a mask by cutting the masking paper with the matching die and stamped the leaves so they look like they are behind the flower. I cut it out with a stitched square die and matted it with black.

After stamping the sentiment with VersaMark I used gold embossing powder and heat set it. I matted this with black as well. I matted the bottom layer of patterned paper with black, added a piece of ribbon and adhered it to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base. I added the flower and popped up the sentiment with some foam squares.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Petite Patterns patterned paper pack
                             Dazzling Dahlia stamp set and matching die
                             
Birthday Blessings stamp set
                             White and Black cardstock
                             Color Companions 5/8" Black Onyx ribbon
VersaMark ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Inkadinkado masking paper
Cottage Cutz Stitched Square die
antique gold embossing powder and foam squares from my stash

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Card with matching envelope

This is a card I made for two challenges: StampTV MIUM - Creative Envelopes and the StampTV June Release Party Challenge (we had to have 3 of the same image on our card). I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.




To make the card, I stamped the butterflies 3 times, punched them out and sponged the edges. I applied a strip of patterned paper to the top of a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Jelly Bean Green card base and attached the three butterflies with foam squares.
I punched the edges of  a strip of Wild Lilac cardstock, stamped the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock and attached it.

For the envelope, I used a matching Jelly Bean Green envelope and stamped the 4 butterflies. I also stamped one on the back.


I thought it needed something more, so I stamped over the big butterfly on the front with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with clear powder.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Sending Love and Dazzling Dahlia stamp sets
                            Sending Love patterned paper
                            Jelly Bean Green, White and Wild Lilac cardstock
                            Jelly Bean Green and Wild Lilac ink
                            Jelly Bean Green envelope
VersaMark ink
ek tools 1 1/2" circle punch
Recollections border punch
clear embossing powder and foam squares from my stash

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Flowered card

The theological student that we had at our church this year is being ordained tonight, so I made this card for her. I am entering it in the StampTV MIUM challenge - Be Flowerful.


I started with two pieces of 6" x 12" white cardstock. I scored them at 6" and cut from the top of the score line to the bottom corner on both pieces. I adhered the 6" squares together to make the back of the card. The two fronts criss-cross to make a pocket.

I foiled a piece of the Petite Patterns patterned paper with gold foil. This patterned paper is made with toner so the foil will stick to the pattern. You can see the gold just above the sentiment. I cut the paper and matted it before attaching it to the two fronts of the card and the part of the back that shows through. I used some strong tape to attach the bottom of the front pieces.


Here you can see the pull out piece. I die cut the top to give it a nice shape.

I stamped the flowers and leaves, coloured them with alcohol markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment, cut it out and matted it. I attached the sentiment, and then the flowers and leaves, popping up the two on the left.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Dazzling Dahlia stamp set and coordinating dies
                             Sending Love stamp set
                             Dusty Rose and Applemint ink
                             Petite Patterns patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Simply Smooth white cardstock
Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers: DR6, DR1, CR6, LG5, LG4, LG2
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Sizzix Window Frame dies
Spellbinders Big Scalloped Ovals Small die
Creative Memories Oval cutting system
Sookwang tape
gold foil, pink cardstock, foam squares from my stash

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Offset Swirls

I decided to make another offset card for the StampTV MIUM challenge - Offset is Awesome. This time I decided to use swirls.


I started with a piece of white cardstock, stamped the two large swirls in the corners and cut them out with the matching die. I stamped the smaller swirls in blue to make the background and then thought it would look good if I stamped over the swirls with some copper ink that I have. I offset the copper to give a different look. Also, that meant I didn't have to stamp perfectly on top!

I stamped the sentiment and rounded the ends. I attached a piece of ribbon to the background and adhered it to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" blue card base. I popped up the sentiment and the offset large swirls with some foam squares.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Dazzling Dahlia stamp set and matching die
                             Especially for You stamp set
                             Blue Lagoon cardstock and ink
copper ink, white cardstock, ribbon and foam squares from my stash

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Offset card

I needed to make a Father's Day card this week so I decided to make an offset card for the StampTV MIUM challenge: Offset is Awesome.


Jennifer McGuire did a striped background using strips of cardstock so I went to my scrap bin and pulled out some masculine colours. I cut them into strips, keeping them approximately the same width. I decided on the pattern and stuck them to a piece of cardstock that I had covered with adhesive. I matted this and adhered it to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white card base.

I stamped the plants on a white piece of cardstock and cut them out with the matching die. I stamped the sentiment, added a strip of cardstock along the top and bottom of the cardstock and attached it to the base. After colouring the plants with alcohol markers, I popped them up with some foam squares and offset them.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Your Own Kind of Beautiful stamp set and matching die
                             Fabulous Holiday Fillers stamp set
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spectrum Noir: Smooth Premium White cardstock
                           Alcohol markers: TN3, TN5, TN7, OR1, OR2, CT2, CG1, CG2, DG2, DG3
Sookwang tape
scrap cardstock, foam squares from my stash

Friday, 9 June 2017

Color My World

This card was made for three challenges: StampTV MIUM - Let the Music Move You (We had to pick a song and use it for inspiration); StampTV Kit Addicts - Water Color; and Mod Squad - Spark It Up (We had to have some sparkle on our card).


The song I chose for my inspiration was Color My World by Chicago. The sentiment is a perfect match and I chose to do a watercolour background with rainbow colours.

I used a piece of watercolour paper and covered it with water. I used an acetate stamping block as my palette and inked it up with ink pads. Most of them were ink cubes so that made it really easy. I started with red at the bottom and worked my way up to purple. Once the background was completely dry, I stamped the balloons and used a Wink of Stella pen to give them lots of sparkle.

I stamped the sentiment using my homemade stamp positioner. I inked up the first part with red and stamped it. Then I inked up the next part of the sentiment with orange and stamped it. I continued until I had the whole sentiment stamped, using the same colours that I had used for the background. Using the stamp positioner made sure that it stamped in the same place every time. I cleaned the stamp and used VersaMark to stamp over the sentiment, added some glitter embossing powder and heat set it. I used a square punch to flag the ends of the sentiment strip.

I used a piece of black cardstock to mat the background and then attached it to a white card base. I used some foam squares to pop up the sentiment.

Materials used:
Gina K. Designs: Art From the Heart, Happy Birthday to You stamp sets
                             Red Velvet, Sweet Mango, Wild Dandelion, Jelly Bean Green, Powder Blue, 
                                       Wild Lilac ink
Hilroy watercolour paper
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
VersaMark ink
Wink of Stella pen
ek tools 1" punch
white and black cardstock, foam squares and glitter embossing powder from my stash

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Another Black and White Card

I decided to make another card for the StampTV MIUM challenge - Black and White. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.


This is another quick and easy card. I punched the border of a piece of black cardstock and attached it to a white card base. I stamped the flowers on a piece of white cardstock and scored three lines, leaving room for the sentiment and the purple rhinestones. I adhered this to the black panel and the card was done.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Love and Prayers stamp set
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Martha Stewart Garden Trellis punch
white and black cardstock, bling from my stash

Friday, 2 June 2017

Black and White

This week's MIUM challenge on StampTV is to make a black and white card. We can have a bit of colour in ribbon or bling. I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.


I decided to do a sympathy card and came up with this quick, clean and simple card.

I stamped the images and sentiment, matted it with black and attached it to a white card base. I added some pink hearts for a bit of sparkle.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Sending Love stamp set
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Black and white cardstock, bling from my stash

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Masked Card

This week, we were asked to use masking on our card for the StampTV MIUM challenge - Masking. This technique involves stamping an image on your cardstock and then stamping it again on masking paper or a sticky note and cutting it out. You need paper that is slightly sticky on one side. Then you use the cut out image to cover the stamped image so that you can stamp other images partially on top of the first image. This makes it look like some images are behind the front images. It might be clearer when you look at my card.


I first stamped and embossed the greeting. I made a mask for that and stamped the first layer of flowers. I made masks for both sizes of flowers and stamped the second layer of flowers and the leaves. I kept moving the masks to cover the flowers I was stamping behind. Then I added some coloured rhinestones and I was done. I think the longest part was cutting out the masks!

Here are the supplies I used:
Gina K. Designs:  Made With Love, Massive Messages stamp sets
                              Dusty Rose, Jelly Bean Green, Turquoise Sea, Wild Wisteria, Wild Dandelion ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper
clear embossing powder, white cardstock and rhinestones from my stash

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Pocket Card

The challenge this week for StampTV MIUM is a Double Challenge. We have to create a 'pocket' card/project and decorate the inside of the card/project.



I started with a white piece of cardstock, stamped and embossed the flowers and watercoloured them. I inked up the leaves and added water before I stamped them onto the cardstock to give a watercolour look. I folded a piece of patterned paper to make the pocket and attached it to the front panel, which I matted with more patterned paper and adhered to the card base. I stamped and cut the butterfly and attached it to the pocket.


I cut a strip of cardstock and punched the top to make the tag. I stamped the sentiment and added the die cut leaves and the ribbon.


For the inside, I stamped the flower and leaves and die cut them. I coloured the flower with alcohol markers, adhered the flower and leaves onto the card base and stamped the sentiment.


I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Birthday Blessings and Happy Birthday to You stamp sets
                             Matching dies from Birthday Essentials StampTV kit
                             Delicate Essentials patterned paper pack
                             Sweet Mango, Sweet Corn, Grass Green, Prickly Pear ink
Canson XL Recycled Bristol paper
VersaMark ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers: GB1, GB4, GB7
Stampin' Up! Tag Topper punch
Kuretake water brush
black embossing powder and ribbon from my stash

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Foiled Again

This is a card I made for two challenges: StampTV Kit Addicts - Sparkle and Shine and StampTV MIUM - This or That. We had to use vellum or an embossing folder on our card.



I had the negative piece of foil left over from last week's card so I used some double sided tape, covered a piece of cardstock and adhered the foil to it. This left me with sticky parts where the flowers are so I used some glitter to give some sparkle. I was also left with lines between the strips of tape so I decided that I was going for a striped look!

I used a frame embossing folder on a piece of cardstock, inked the frame part with VersaMark, heat embossed it and added some pink glitter to make the frame stand out. I matted it, attached it to a white card base and added the foiled layer.

I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with a square die by partially cutting one side and then moving it over and partially cutting the other side. I popped it up with some foam squares.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Made With Love stamp set
                            Foiling element from Sending Love StampTV kit
Heidi Swapp Light Pink Minc foil

Sookwang tape
VersaMark ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Warm Highlight Crystal Glitter Ritz
Spring set Cuttlebug embossing folder
Cottage Cutz Stitched Square set die
white and pink cardstock, clear embossing powder, pink glitter, foam squares from my stash

Monday, 8 May 2017

Positively Negative

Today I made a card for two challenges: Mod Squad Challenge Blog - Positively Negative  and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - A Hint of Pink.



For the Positively Negative challenge, we had to stamp an image in colour on a white background, stamp the same image in white on the coloured background, cut them in half and put the opposite pieces back together to make the whole image. I used white embossing powder for my white image to make sure it showed up well.

I used pink foil on a foiling element from a StampTV kit to make the flowers shiny. A foiling element is a piece of cardstock that has the images printed with toner. When you run the sheet through the laminator with foil on top, the toner heats up and the foil sticks to it. When you peel back the foil, you have a shiny image. It's hard to take pictures that show all the shine!

I matted the layers, attached the background to a white card base and popped up the top layer with some foam squares. I added a few sequins for some extra sparkle.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Especially for You stamp set
                         Foiling element from Sending Love StampTV kit
                         Bubblegum Pink ink
                         Bubblegum Pink and Cranberry Tart cardstock
VersaMark ink
Heidi Swapp Light Pink Minc foil
Purple Cows laminator
white embossing powder, white cardstock, foam squares, sequins from my stash

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Beach Scene card

I made this card for two challenges: StampTV MIUM - Nautical/Beach theme and Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - The Great Outdoors.



I didn't have any nautical or beach themed stamps so I used some of the online cut files and cut out the three shapes. I sponged the background and the shapes and added some waves with a stencil. After stamping the sentiment, I matted the background and attached it to a white card base. I popped up the three images with some foam squares to give some dimension. 

I used the following supplies: 
Gina K. Designs: Art from the Heart stamp set
                          Kraft, Sweet Corn, Turquoise Sea, Ocean Mist, Powder Blue, Blue Denim, Tomato                                    Soup, Peach Bellini, Wild Dandelion, Moonlit Fog ink
                          Sweet Corn cardstock
                          Online cut files for Ship to Shore and Days of Summer stamp sets
ColorBox Frost White ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Fairy Tales Chalk Talk stencil
Black Staedtler fineliner marker
foam squares, white cardstock from my stash


Thursday, 27 April 2017

Scenic Silhouettes

This week, the challenge on StampTV MIUM is to create a scene with silhouettes. We could use a bold, filled in image or use an outline stamp and colour it in a dark colour.



I started by sponging the background, keeping the colours fairly light, and added a cloud in the sky using the edge of a stencil. I decided to use a bold stamp for the silhouettes and stamped it twice. I added the sentiment and a mat. I embossed the front of the card base with an embossing folder and adhered the focal image.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Love and Prayers stamp set
                          Blue Lagoon, Prickly Pear, Grass Green ink
                          Prickly Pear, White cardstock
ColorBox Frost White ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Fairy Tale Creations Chalk Talk stencil
Cuttlebug Baby's Breath embossing folder

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Inking with Acetate

I made this card for two challenges: StampTV MIUM Flower Poppin' Spring - we had to choose only one flower stamp and StampTV Kit Addicts Let's Play with Acetate - we had to use acetate as a paintbrush. I am also entering the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - Splash It On (use water somehow) and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Showers and/or Flowers.


I started by stamping and embossing the flower image onto a piece of cardstock. To use acetate as a paintbrush, I pushed the ink pad onto a piece of acetate to transfer some ink. I did that with the three colours and then sprayed the ink with water. I turned the acetate upside down and pressed it onto the cardstock. I moved it around until the entire piece of cardstock was covered. 

There was a part of the colouring that I didn't like. The yellow and purple mixed too much and turned muddy, so I decided to make a banner for the sentiment and cover up the muddy part. I made it the same way as the background, except I didn't use any yellow and popped it up with some foam squares.

I mounted the background onto a mat that was coloured with a marker and then adhered everything to a white card base.

I thought the card needed something else, so I die cut the butterflies from some inked cardstock, added some Stickles to the background and some Wink of Stella to the flowers.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Sending Love and Made with Love stamp sets
                          Passionate Pink, Wild Wisteria, Wild Dandelion ink
Canson XL Recycled Bristol paper
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Star Dust Stickles
Butterfly dies by Simonne Clay
Clear Wink of Stella
Spectrum Noir alcohol marker PL4
acetate, clear embossing powder, foam squares from my stash

Friday, 14 April 2017

Metallic Background

The challenge this week on StampTV MIUM is to use metal on our card. There is also a challenge on the StampTv Kit Addicts page - use Emboss Resist. This is a card I made for the two challenges.


I decided to use aluminium foil for the background. I used an embossing folder to make the pattern and attached it to a white card base.

For the emboss resist, I used a piece of white cardstock, stamped the flowers and leaves with VersaMark ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. Using a sponge dauber, I applied ink over the whole panel. The embossed areas resist the ink and stay white. I stamped the sentiment, attached the panel to the background and added a bow with a Glue Dot.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Made With Love, Birthday Blessings stamp sets
                          Applemint, Peach Bellini, Sweet Mango ink
VersaMark ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Cuttlebug Paper Lace ll embossing folder
Mini Glue Dot
Aluminium foil, White cardstock, Clear embossing powder, ribbon from my stash

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Rainbow Birthday Card

Today, I made a card for three challenges: Gina K. Designs Release Party challenge - Emboss Resist; Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - Make a Rainbow; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Happy Birthday.


Emboss resist is one of my favourite techniques. I stamped the flowers with VersaMark ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. Using sponge daubers, I added ink to the flowers and then rubbed over them with a tissue to remove any ink from the embossed parts.

I stamped the sentiment, matted the panel with black and attached it to a white card base. I decided it needed a little something, so I added the sequins.

Materials used:
Gina K. Designs: Better with You, Birthday Blessings stamp sets
                          Cherry Red, Sweet Mango, Wild Dandelion, Grass Green, Blue Raspberry, 
                                            Wild Lilac ink
                          White and Black cardstock
VersaMark ink
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
White embossing powder, sponge daubers, sequins, double sided tape from my stash

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Easter Blessings

I made this card for two challenges: StampTV MIUM - Happy Easter and the Mod Squad Challenge - Ya Wanna Piece of Me? (use the paper piecing technique).


I stamped the frame onto a white card base and coloured in the edges of the frame with an alcohol marker. I stamped the frame again on the yellow patterned paper, cut out the oval and side pieces and adhered them to the frame. Using masking paper I sponged the rays in the top section and the purple in the bottom section. 

I used a word from two different phrases to make my sentiment, cut it out and matted it. I stamped the egg onto different patterned papers and cut them out. I decorated the eggs with stamps or more patterned paper.

I attached the sentiment with some foam squares and the eggs with double sided tape.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Fabulous Frame, Square Pegs, Birthday Blessings stamp sets
                         Delicate Essentials paper pack
                         Wild Lilac, Sweet Corn ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spectrum Noir alcohol marker: HB2
foam squares, double sided tape, sponge daubers and white cardstock from my stash

Friday, 31 March 2017

Inspired card

This is a card I made for the StampTV MIUM challenge - Let's Get Inspired. We were given this photo for inspiration.





I decided to use the colours for inspiration as well as the black stripes on the vase. This is what I came up with.





I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.

I used some Sookwang double sided tape on a white card base to make the glitter stripes. I stamped the flowers and leaves and matted the panel with some pink cardstock. There are three layers on the flowers but it's hard to see in the photo.
I stamped the sentiment, rounded the corners and popped it up with some foam tape. I used Sookwang tape to adhere the panel to the card base so it would stick to the glitter.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Painted Autumn, Sending Love stamp sets
                  Ink: Innocent Pink, Bubblegum Pink, Passionate Pink, Jelly Bean Green, Grass Green
                       Bubblegum Pink cardstock
Sookwang 1/2" tape
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
EK Success corner rounder
Black Glitter, foam tape, white and black cardstock from my stash

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Flowers and Dots

Today I have a card that I made for the StampTV MIUM challenge - Flowers and Dots





I stamped the flowers with VersaMark ink and heat embossed them in black on the back of a piece of vellum. I coloured them with alcohol markers, using some bright colours so they would show through to the front. On the front, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment. I coloured some pearl dots with the markers to match the flowers. After they were dry I adhered them to the front of the vellum and then carefully used glue where it wouldn't show to attach the vellum to a pink card base. 

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Art from the Heart, Fabulous Frame stamp sets
                          Bubblegum Pink cardstock
VersaMark ink
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers: BP1, BP2, BP4, BP7, GT2, GT3
Tombow glue
Pearl dots, black embossing powder from my stash

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Beautiful Day

I made a card today for a challenge on the Altenew blog. We were given a picture to give us inspiration. We could use the colors, composition, elements, texture, or any combination to create our project.



I decided to use the colours as my inspiration.


I stamped the flowers, masking off the first one before stamping the second. I stamped the first layer in yellow, the second in orange and the top layer and outline in red. Then I masked off both flowers to stamp the leaves. 

I stamped the sentiment, matted it, popped it up with some foam squares and added a bow.

Supplies used:
Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set
Stampin' Up! Ink - Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Certainly Celery, Old Olive
Studio g ink- Red
Inkadinkado Stamping Mask paper
Mini Glue Dot
Oval scalloped die, foam squares, ribbon, orange and white cardstock from my stash

Friday, 17 March 2017

Daffodils

This week the StampTV MIUM challenge - What's That You Say? asked us to be inspired by a quote. I chose the poem I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth. Here is the first stanza:

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

I am also entering this in the StampTV Kit Addicts Group Color Challenge. We had to choose from 5 specific colours plus black and white.






I learned this poem in school and it's one of my favourites. This stamp looks like "a host of golden daffodils". I chose to use the colours Wild Dandelion, Fresh Asparagus, Turquoise Sea, Black and White.

I stamped the daffodils on white cardstock. After applying the ink pads to the acrylic block I used a waterbrush to paint the image. The fresh asparagus didn't seem to keep its green colour and turned brownish. I went over it again but the result was the same. I did a light wash of blue around the flowers.

On blue cardstock I stamped the daffodil image twice with blue ink for a tone on tone look. I stamped the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and heat embossed it in white.

I adhered the layers onto a white card base and popped up the sentiment with foam squares. I added clear Wink of Stella onto the flowers for some sparkle.

Materials used:
Gina K. Designs: Sending Love, Birthday Blessings stamp sets
                          Wild Dandelion, Fresh Asparagus, Turquoise Sea ink
                          Turquoise Sea, White and Black cardstock
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Kuretake water brush
VersaMark ink
Recollections White Detail embossing powder
Clear Wink of Stella
Sookwang tape
foam squares from my stash

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Krafty card

This is a card I made for the StampTV MIUM challenge - Color me Krafty (we were challenged to use white pencil to highlight our stamped images on kraft cardstock) and the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - Make your own Background.



I stamped the flower and leaves on kraft cardstock and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I used coloured pencils to add the colour and white highlights. For the background, I stamped birthday sentiments with kraft ink onto kraft cardstock and matted it before attaching it to a kraft card base. I used a square stitched die to cut a layer for my focal image and popped it up with foam squares.

Supplies used:

Gina K. Designs: Happy Birthday to You and Birthday Blessings stamp sets
                          Coordinating dies
                          Sweet Mango, Applemint and Kraft ink
                          Sweet Mango cardstock
Laurentien coloured pencils
Cottage Cutz Stitched Square Set die
Kraft cardstock and foam squares from my stash

Monday, 6 March 2017

Bleaching and Colouring

I made this card for the Mod Squad Challenge - Bleaching with Color. We had to bleach an image and then colour it.



I started with a piece of black cardstock and stamped the solid flower and leaf images with bleach. Once they had dried, I stamped the outline stamps over the bleached areas. I coloured them in with coloured pencils, cut the image out with a stitched die and matted it. 

On a piece of red cardstock, I stamped the butterfly images in VersaMark, heat embossed them with clear embossing powder and foiled them in gold. I attached the focal image and popped up the sentiment with foam squares. Than I adhered it all to a white card base.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Red Velvet, Sweet Corn, Black cardstock
                          Painted Autumn, Fabulous Frame stamp setsVersaFine Onyx Black inkLaurentien coloured pencilsVersaMark inkRecollections Clear Detail embossing powderCottage Cutz Stitched Circle die setCreative Memories circle cutting systemBleach, foam squares, gold foil, white cardstock from my stash


Friday, 3 March 2017

Sponged One Layer Card

This week I made a card for the StampTV MIUM Spongy Scene on a Single Layer challenge.


Not much to say about this one. I sponged two colours of blue and two colours of green for the background. Then I added the flowers, stems, leaves and sentiment. A pretty quick and easy card.

Material used:
Gina K. Designs: White heavy base weight cardstock
                          Powder Blue, Blue Denim, Grass Green, Fresh Asparagus, Passionate Pink ink
                          Made With Love, Sending Love stamp sets
VersaFine Onyx Black ink

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Geometric Design

This card was made for two challenges: the Mod Squad Challenge Blog - Geometric (have a geometric shape or shapes) and the Stamp Junkies challenge - Striptease (have an additional strip of cardstock or patterned paper). I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.


I decided to make a geometric background by making crossing lines with a black marker and filling in the shapes with different colours. I used coloured pencils which I smoothed out with a blending stump dipped in mineral spirits. I was going for an ombre look in each area but I don't know if it comes across in the picture.

For the sentiment I used foiling element from the Made With Love StampTV kit. I had planned on adding foil but with so many colours in the background I liked the black sentiment better. I added a strip of yellow cardstock to my card base and wrapped some baker's twine around it, tying it with a bow. I matted both the sentiment and the background before adhering the background and popping up the sentiment with foam squares.

Materials used:
Gina K. Designs: Lemon Drop, Blue Lagoon and Wild Lilac cardstock
                          Foiling sentiment from Made With Love StampTV kit
Laurentien coloured pencils
Odorless mineral spirits
Creative Memories oval cutting system
foam squares, blending stump, black marker and gold baker's twine from my stash

Friday, 24 February 2017

See-through card

I made this card for the StampTV MIUM challenge - I Can See Clearly Now!!  We had to use acetate or vellum on our card. I am also entering it in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.



I decided to use acetate to make a partial see through card front. I started with a piece of white cardstock. I scored it in half and on the inside I stamped the image with Jelly Bean Green ink,   coloured it with alcohol markers and added some Wink of Stella to the flowers. I then stamped the sentiment. For the front of the card, I cut off all except a small part at the top. I attached the acetate and then covered it with a piece of patterned paper. I then measured how far up from the bottom I wanted to reattach cardstock and patterned paper.

Materials used:
Gina K. Designs: Sending Love stamp set and patterned paper pack
                          Wild Lilac and Jelly Bean Green ink
                          White heavy base weight cardstock
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers: HB2, PL4, CT3, CG1, CG4
Clear Wink of Stella
acetate from my stash