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


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