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