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: 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