Friday, January 18, 2019

Guest Designer for Uniko Challenge #51

Hello there!  I am delighted to be back guest designing for Uniko Challenge for their challenge #51.  It can't get any easier than Anything Goes with optional twist of Love.


I decided to twist and use another new stamp set I've had for several months now to create this CAS card.


Started by stamping that adorable bear image with Copic friendly black ink on a scrap of X-press It cardstock.  Coloured it in with Copics then die cut out with the coordinating die.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a black strip.


The Heart Sprinkles background was die cut in the centre of a white scallop rectangle panel that was in my stash.  It was then backed with white glitter paper.  Assembled the card onto a black A2 size piece that was adhered to a white card base.  Crystal Glaze was added over the heart for dimension.  To finish, a highlight was added on the heart with a white gel pen once the Crystal Glaze dried.


Hope you will join in.  For more inspirations from the Uniko design team, click HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.










Challenges:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Clean and Simple
Addicted to Stamps and More - #324 Clean and Simple
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Valentines or Anything Goes 4 Kids
The Cat's Pajamas - #353 Love
Moving Along With The Times - #89 Have a Heart
Love to Craft - January Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations - #461 Something New (Bitty Bears stamp set & Heart Sprinkles die)


 


Thursday, January 17, 2019

CAS Christmas January Reminder - Blue & Silver


Hi everyone!  This is the mid-month reminder for the  Blue and Silver challenge at CAS Christmas.  Here is my CAS card.


I've had this Jingle Snowflake die for over a year and now have finally used it!  It was die cut from a scrap of silver glitter paper that was already backed with some Stick It adhesive.  This is a beautiful die, but had to be extra careful when removing it from the die.  This was my third attempt.

  
The ombre background was created by ink blending Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire distress inks on a stitched A2 Bashful Blue (retired) panel form my stash.  Ensured the ink was dry before inking the sentiment with Chipped Sapphire distress oxide ink, then heat embossing with clear glitter embossing powder.  Added white acrylic paint splatters to finish.


There is one week left to enter the challenge.  For more inspirations from my wonderful team and guest Kaja of Kajcyika Crafts have worked their magic and you can see them HERE.  Looking forward to seeing what you create.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great day!









Challenges:
Addicted to CAS - #150 Snowflake 

Sparkles Christmas - #96 Add Some Sparkle
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Make It Sparkle
Snippets Playground - Challenge #343
Merry Little Christmas - #6 January Anything Christmas Goes
Love to Craft - #30 Anything Goes
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - January Let It Snow
Addicted to Stamps and More - #324 Clean and Simple
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Clean and Simple 



Thursday, January 3, 2019

CAS Christmas January Challenge - Blue & Silver

Happy new year everyone!  Today is the start of a new year of Christmas card challenges at CAS Christmas.  The theme this month is Blue and Silver.


Metallic paper, especially the foil type, add gorgeous shimmer and sparkler to cards... BUT man oh man, they are a pain to photograph!  I had so much trouble getting a decent pic, so I  apologize ahead of time for my photos.  Trust me, it looks so much better IRL.  Anyway, here is my card.


The globe (new to me and already discontinued!) was die cut from a scrap of silver metallic foil paper.  A circle was die cut from Whisper White cardstock, then Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire distress inks were blended onto it.  Used my paper trimmer to cut the string and die cut the ornament loop from the same scrap of silver foil paper.


An A2 stitched rectangle panel was die cut from silver paper.  Inked the sentiment with Blueprint Sketch distress oxide ink, then heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  The branch (unknown) was die cut from a scrap of the silver paper.  Assembled the card and adhered the panel onto a white card base to finish.


We have Kaja from Kajcika Crafts as our guest this month.  If you need more inspirations to join us, check out the fabulous creations on the main blog HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.













Challenges:
Papercraft - #27 Merry Christmas
Snippets Playground - #342 Christmas/New Year's Challenge
Sparkles Christmas - #96 Add Some Sparkle (silver metallic foil paper & clear glitter embossing)
Merry Little Christmas - January Anything Christmas Goes
Love to Craft - January Anything Goes
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Something New (globe die  & sentiment stamp set)
Always Fun Challenge - #91 Something New (globe die & sentiment stamp set)
As You Like It - January Anything Goes



Sunday, December 30, 2018

GingerSnaps Tunnel Card

Hello everyone!  Did you all have a good Christmas?  I had a phamtastic Christmas with my Phamily. Brought some crafting supplies with me, but never got the chance to craft once.  It was different but nice.  And I know you're probably over Christmas now, but I have one last Christmas card for 2018 to share today.  I just received some new crafty goodies and didn't want to wait till next year to use them, so I made this for my 3-year old goddaughter.


The images were stamped with Copic friendly black ink onto X-Press It cardstock, coloured with Copics, then die cut out with the matching dies.  Three Zig Zag Rectangle panels were then die cut from Bristol paper.  A circle window was die cut out from two of them, starting with the larger circle so it can be used to line up the smaller circle.  A Starturst cover was die cut from third panel.


Blended Spun Sugar distress ink on the Startburst diecut, then adhered it directly to a white card base.  Black heat embossed the sentiment from the same set with clear glitter embossing powder on the panel with the larger circle.  Added foam mounting tape to the two circle cutout panels, then assembled the card to finish.


And that does it for me.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a happy new year!












Challenges:
Sugar Pea Designs - Mix It Up Challenge #50 (chose Anything Goes)
Watercooler Wednesday - #201 Marsha's Special Two Week Year-End Anything Goes
As You Like It - Anything Goes
That's Crafty - Anything Goes
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Anything Goes
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - Y for Your Favourite Things and Z for Zero Embellishments (chose Z)





Friday, December 21, 2018

Winnie & Walter More November 2018 New Release

Hello everyone!  I am delighted to be back on the Winnie and Walter blog today sharing more creations using the new products from their November Release!


HEARTFELT THANKS

I wanted to start off by thanking Shay for having me join in the release, so I created a CAS thank you card using In a Word: Thanks (the stamp set).


Stamped the outline thanks with Copic friendly black ink on an A2 size X-press It piece of cardstock and coloured in with red Copic markers.


The hearts from Scenery: Seeing Hearts were heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Abandoned Coral and Candied Apple distress inks were then blended over top for an ombré look.  Wiped off excess ink with a tissue.  Heartfelt from Sentimental: Thanks was white heat embossed on a black strip.  This set was free with qualifying orders during Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale, and will be available for purchase in the future.  For added dimension, Crystal Glaze was added as the finishing touch.


Since there are coordinating In a Word: Thanks cutaways, I created a second CAS thank you card with it.


Thanks was die cut twice: one from black and the other from pearlescent white cardstock.  They were offset for a shadow effect which helps to make it stand out.  Once again, the sentiment from Sentimental: Thanks was white heat embossed on a black strip.



Next a reverse heart mask was die cut from masking paper using True Dotty Heart cutaways.  Placed the mask off the edge of a regular white A2 panel, then blended Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Salty Ocean distress inks.  For some sparkle, spritz with a DIY shimmer spray of Perfect Pearls and water.  Removed the mask and added a few clear sparkly sequins to finish.


JOLLY SANTA

When I saw In a Word; Jolly cutaway, I thought of Santa!  I know, it's a bit of a stretch. 😂


Instead of having Santa replace the "o", I thought it would be fun to have him stepping out of the Jolly cut out.  Started by stamping Santa from Snowy Holidays with Evelin T Designs with Copic friendly black ink.  Coloured him with Copics, then die cut out with the matching cutaway.


A scallop panel was then die cut from Bristol paper using Essentials: Audrey Cutaways.  Jolly was die cut from that then popped up with foam adhesive over some silver glitter paper on a white card base.  Holidays from In a Word: Happy (the stamp set) was white heat embossed on black.  Some silver splatters finished off the card.


BOKEH WONDER

In keeping with the magic and wonder of the season, I thought a bokeh background would be suitable.  Rooted in photography, bokeh is the blurred or out-of-focus areas of an image.  I've done this background before using circle stencils and white pigment ink, but I thought I would try achieving the effect with the VersaMark Resist/ghosting technique.  Not sure I succeeded, but it was easy and fun to do.


Paper that does not absorb ink easily is best for this technique.  Glossy cardstock works, but I had some coated cardstcok given to me from my freind Christine and that was what I used.  I started by randomly stamping the images from Secenery: Dotty in several sizes with VersaMark ink.  Allowed it to dry before applying distress inks (di) in rainbow colours with a mini blending tool.  The VersaMark ink resisted the colours, leaving varied light areas.  I may have gotten a little carried away with the amount of images I stamped. 😂   Excess ink was wiped off with a tissue.


Season's from Winter Woodland was heat embossed with white embossing powder on a vellum strip.  In a Word: Wonder cutaway was die cut from white glitter paper and adhered to the vellum.  Instead of die cutting a shadow piece, a grey Copic marker was used to add the shadow on the vellum from the backside.  Stamped, Copic coloured and die cut the ballerina from Nutcracker Kisses with Evelin T Designs to finish.


The background was not only easy, but effective, so I created two more cards.  I used the sentiments from In a Word: Grand Merry.  On this first card, I tried it without the vellum.


I think it looks better with vellum.  So on this final card, I added the vellum back.  I also changed up the design, and took the smaller rectangle from Essentials: Katharine Cutaways and die cut form the panel then matted it to white cardstock, leaving a 1/8" white border.  Stamped, Copic coloured and die cut the yetis from Yetitide Greetings with Evelin T Designs to finish.



This post was a bit longer than I had intended, but good news is you've reached the end!  Thank you for taking the time to visit, especially during this busy time of year and with Christmas only four days away!  Wishing you all a safe and joyous holiday season!














Challenges:

Thanks Cards
That's Crafty - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - #29 December Anything Goes

Santa Card
Creative with Stamps - #33 Santa or Gfft












Bokeh Cards
Watercooler Wednesday - #201 Marsha's Special Two Week Year-End Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas - #5 December Anything Christmas Goes
Addicted to Stamps - #169 Christmas Non Traditional Colours
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - December Anything Goes