Friday, 22 September 2017

Encouraging Words

The challenge this week on StampTV MIUM is Uplifting Words.




I decided to use a technique that I saw Jennifer McGuire show on her Blog. I used the largest 4 dies in the Scalloped Ovals set and taped them together with washi tape. I picked out 4 shades of pink cardstock and die cut the ovals out of each one. That left me with the 4 'frames' in each colour. I also cut out the largest oval from the front of a white card base.

Using an adhesive sheet, I covered a piece of white cardstock with adhesive and attached it to the back of the die cut front part of the card base. Starting with the darkest shade, I fit the frames onto the adhesive, like a puzzle. I ran it through my cuttlebug to make sure everything was well adhered. This left me with a smooth card front that I could stamp on.

I used my homemade stamp positioner and stamped the cat silhouette. I stamped it three times to make sure I had a nice, solid image. I stamped the sentiment and added the star sequins to finish off the card.  

Supplies used:

Gina K. Designs: Better with You stamp set
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Adhesive Sheets
Spellbinders Nestabilities Big Scalloped Ovals Large dies
sequins, pink and white cardstock from my stash

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Card Box

Today I made a box to hold cards for the Scor-Pal More than One Score challenge - Bags and Boxes. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Pop it Up.








I started with an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of heavy weight cardstock. Using the Scor-Pal, with the 11" side at the top, I scored at 2" and 6 1/2". With the 8 1/2" side at the top, I scored at 3 1/2" and 5". Then I scored at 1 1/2" only between the two horizontal lines and repeated this at 7".  I cut the score lines that were scored at 2" and 6 1/2" from the edges in to the scored lines at 3 1/2" and 5". This middle section will be the spine of the box. I creased all the folds well. I applied tape to the back side of the bottom strip and folded the ends up and inside the side flaps. I folded and taped the tops of the side flaps down. I cut a triangular piece from the two corners of the back piece before folding it up and taping the two side pieces to the sides of the base. 

For the top of the box, I started with a 6 13/16" x 7 5/8" piece of heavy weight cardstock. With the shorter side on top, I scored at 2 5/8" from each side. With the longer side on top, I scored at 1 9/16" from each side.  I cut the score lines from the edge of the short sides into the score line to make two tabs. After creasing all the folds, I folded in the sides and tabs and taped the ends to the tabs.  

I decorated the box with tan cardstock and green patterned paper. I added a flower to both sides with some foam squares and some sequins to the sides of the top.

Materials used:

Scor-Pal
Scor-Tape
Stampin' Up!: Flower Shop stamp set
                       Pansy punch
                       Cajun Craze ink   
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers: OR2, TN6, TN8
Sequins, ribbon, foam squares, patterned paper, cardstock from my stash

Friday, 15 September 2017

Autumn Card with Twine

Today I made another autumn themed card for two challenges: StampTV MIUM - It's about Twine! and StampTV Kit Addicts group - Fall Card. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Clean and Simple.



This was a quick and easy card to make. I cut 1 1/2" squares of the patterned paper and adhered them to a piece of brown cardstock. I stamped and die cut the sentiment and popped it up with some foam squares. I wrapped the twine around, using the foam squares to help make the pattern and taped it at the back. I attached all this to the card base with some more foam squares.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Give Thanks patterned paper
                             Birthday Blessings stamp set
                             Dark Chocolate ink
                             Dark Chocolate, Honey Mustard, Ivory cardstock
Sizzix/ Tim Holtz die from Celebrate stamp and die set

twine, foam squares from my stash

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Masculine Card

I made this card for a few challenges: StampTV MIUM - Masculine; StampTV Kit Addicts - Fall Card; Mod Squad - Lose the Lines (color an image without lines); Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - Stamp ItSimon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Stamp It.



To make the background, I used a piece of photo paper and my homemade alcohol inks. I made dots of colour on my foam applicator, spayed it with rubbing alcohol and pounced it all over the background. I did this several times until the background was covered. Once it was dry, I attached it to a white card base.

I stamped the sentiment and stitched circle frame and die cut it with a stitched circle die. The stitches line up fairly closely. I cut a brown mat, adhered these together and attached them to the background. I stamped the pumpkin image in a very light yellow and coloured it in with alcohol markers. I cut it out with the coordinating die and popped it up with some foam squares.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Give Thanks stamp set and coordinating dies
                            Dark Chocolate cardstock
                            Sweet Corn and Dark Chocolate ink
Spectrum Noir: Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
                          Alcohol markers: OR1, OR2, OR3, TN6, DG3
Cottage Cutz Stitched Circle Set die
Creative Memories Circle cutting system
Homemade alcohol ink
Photo paper, foam squares from my stash

Friday, 1 September 2017

Autumn Resist Card

I made this card for two challenges: StampTV Kit Addicts - Fall Card and the StampTV Release Party Challenge - I Can't Resist this Challenge! I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.



For the embossed resist technique, I stamped the leaves and acorns with VersaMark ink on white cardstock and heat embossed them in clear. I sponged various colours of ink over the cardstock to look like an autumn scene. I rubbed a cloth over the embossed areas to remove any ink that might be sitting on top.

I adhered this panel onto a piece of patterned paper and then to a white card base. I stamped the sentiment and embossed it in black. It shows up better in real life than in the picture. I stamped the acorn and leaf and die cut them before popping them up with foam squares.

I used the following items:
Gina K. Designs: Give Thanks stamp set and matching dies
                             Give Thanks patterned paper
                             White cardstock
                             Ink: Sweet Corn, Sweet Mango, Red Velvet, Fresh Asparagus, Honey Mustard,                                           Warm Cocoa
VersaMark ink
clear and black embossing powder, foam squares from my stash

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Have you Scene it?

This week's challenge on StampTV MIUM - Have you Scene it? is to create a scene. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.



I started with a piece of heavy base weight white cardstock, stamped the sun and sponged the background.  I stamped the bicycle and coloured it with markers. For the flowers I squished some ink onto an acrylic block and used a water brush to paint them. I also used this method to add trunks to the trees. I stamped the sentiment, added some Liquid Pearls to the trees and some Wink of Stella to the bicycle frame.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Your own kind of Beautiful, Birthday Blessings stamp sets
                             Ink: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Grass Green, Fresh Asparagus, Powder Blue, 
                                     Wild Dandelion, Sweet Mango
                             White heavy base weight cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Staedtler triplus fineliner markers
Ruby Red Liquid Pearls
Clear Wink of Stella pen
water brush, sponge daubers from my stash

Step Card

I made this card for the Scor-Pal More than One Score challenge. We had to make a project that had more than one score line. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge-Anything Goes.


I decided to make a step card for this challenge. I started with a piece of 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" white cardstock. With the short end at the top, I cut a slit at the 2 3/4" mark starting 1 inch from the top and going down to 5 1/4". With the long end at the top of the Scor-Pal and the slit on the right hand side I scored from the top down to the slit at 3 1/4", 6 1/2" and 7 1/2". I turned it over and scored the same way at 4 1/4".

I stamped the flowers, leaves and sentiment and cut them out with a punch or die. For the peach flower I sponged lightly around the edges and darker in the middle. I attached patterned paper to the two front panels and added the flowers, leaves and sentiment, popping some of them up with Dimensionals. For the strip at the bottom, I cut a piece of patterned paper, sponged the edges and added a border that was in the patterned paper pack. I tied and added a bow above the sentiment.

Supplies used:
Scor-Pal
Stampin' Up!: Punch Bunch, Flower Shop stamp sets
                       Secret Garden stamp set and matching dies
                       1 3/4" Scalloped Circle and Pansy punches
                       Sunny Garden designer series paper
                       Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight and Certainly Celery ink
                       Stampin' Dimensionals
Scor-Tape
ribbon from my stash


Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Markers and Foiling

This week there is an unusual challenge on StampTV. We are to use the two digits of our birth date (single digits add a zero in front) and match them to a list to see what two items or techniques we need to use. My birth date is the 5th, so I had to use markers for the 0 and foiling for the 5. Here is my card.


I began by stamping the roses onto a piece of white cardstock and colouring them with alcohol markers. I added the sentiment and used a marker to outline the edge of the cardstock to create a tiny border.

I used a foiling element from a StampTV Kit and foiled it with the Silver Sequins foil. It is so hard to get a good picture but in real life it really sparkles. You can see a few of the sequin shapes that look different colours in the picture. I matted it with a piece of cardstock that I coloured with one of the markers that I used for the roses. I adhered this to a white card base and attached the rose layer with some foam squares.

This was a fun challenge that I really enjoyed.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Rose Bouquet, Birthday Blessings stamp sets
                             Silver Sequins Fancy Foils
                             Foiling element from Sending Love StampTV kit
Spectrum Noir: Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock
                          Alcohol markers: PL1, PL2, PL3, PL5, LG3, LG5, JG1
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
foam squares from my stash

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Leafy Background

This week for the StampTV MIUM challenge- Leaf me Alone, we are to have a leafy background. 


I decided to use a multi-step stamp set for the two sizes of leaves. They don't always line up perfectly but that's part of the fun of a handmade card!

I stamped the first flower, also multi-step, and then used a mask to cover the first flower when I stamped the second. I die cut it and the pink oval and added the sentiment. I adhered the two layers together and popped them up with some foam squares to give a bit of dimension.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Painted Autumn, Rose Bouquet stamp sets
                             Apple Mint, Grass Green, Fresh Asparagus, Innocent Pink, Dusty Rose, 

                                          Passionate Pink ink
                             Passionate Pink cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Inkadinkado Masking Paper
white cardstock, oval dies, foam squares from my stash

Saturday, 12 August 2017

One Layer Gradient card

This week for the StampTV MIUM challenge we were to make a card with a gradient background. I chose to make a clean and simple one layer card and am entering it in the StampTV Kit Addicts Group challenge - Single Layer.


I started with a piece of heavy base weight cardstock cut to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". I scored it at 4 1/4" on the long side but left it flat while I sponged the front. I tore two pieces of sticky note and attached them to the front, leaving some space in between. I sponged with four colours, blending them into each other. I removed the sticky notes, added the sentiment and some rhinestones before folding along the scoreline.

Supplied used:
Gina K. Designs: Dazzling Dahlia stamp set
                             Sweet Corn, Peach Bellini, Sweet Mango, Faded Brick ink
                             White Heavy Base Weight cardstock
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
sticky notes, rhinestones from my stash

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Watercoloured Embossing Paste

This week, the challenge for StampTV MIUM is to use watercolour.


I have seen lots of projects using embossing paste. I didn't have any so I made my own. It was a bit of a fail since I used tapioca starch instead of corn starch or talcum powder. It gave an interesting lumpy texture! I decided to go with it anyway and applied it over a stencil onto a piece of Cristol recycled paper. I removed the stencil and let it dry overnight. I'm not sure how well this will hold up over time but I plan to hand deliver the card so I should be okay. I think it would crumble if I tried to send it through the mail.

I pressed 3 colours of blue ink onto an acrylic block and spritzed it lightly with water. I applied this with a brush to the embossed background to give an ombre look. I set this aside to dry.

I stamped and embossed the flower and sentiment before colouring the flower in the same manner as the background. I matted the background and focal image with black and adhered everything to a white card base. I added the three rhinestones for a bit of bling.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Fabulous Frame stamp set
                             Blue Lagoon, Blue Raspberry, Blue Denim, Grass Green, Wild Lilac ink
Canson Bristol Recycled paper
Deco Art Retro Mod stencil

VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Cottage Cutz Stitched Square set die
Homemade embossing paste
clear embossing powder, white and black cardstock, rhinestones from my stash

Friday, 28 July 2017

Inspired by a Video

For this week's StampTV MIUM challenge - Inspired by a Video we were to go through the videos on StampTV and pick a technique we liked and make a card with that technique. I used the Scrappy Background technique found in this video: http://stamptv.ning.com/video/scrappy-background. It uses up the scraps of patterned paper that are too good to throw away and qualifies nicely for this month's StampTV Kit Addicts group challenge - Patterned Papers.


I used a piece of white cardstock cut to 3 3/4" x 5" and adhered my strips of patterned paper(1/2" wide). It's fun to vary the direction and patterns as you go so that no two cards would come out the same. I matted it with black cardstock and attached it to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base.

I stamped the butterfly and sentiment and coloured in the butterfly with alcohol markers. I matted it with black and popped it up with some foam squares. I added some rhinestones in the middle and used a clear Wink of Stella brush on the butterfly to give it some shine. 

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Made with Love stamp set and patterned paper pack
                             White and Black cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers: OR2, OR3
Clear Wink of Stella brush
foam squares and rhinestones from my stash

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