Saturday, February 8, 2020

Memory Box DT Post - Faux Cover Die

Hello everyone.  I’m over on the Memory Box blog today sharing a simple card made with products from the Valentine’s collection.  Here’s a sneak peek and you can get all the details HERE.

Thank you for dropping by.  Enjoy your weekend. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Jane’s Doodles Challenge #3 - Love

Hello there.  It’s time for the third Janes Doodles challenge and the theme this fortnight is Love!

Since my hubby accidentally saw his Valentine’s card, I went back to the drawing board and it resulted in this card featuring the Jane’s Doodles Bear Hugs stamp set.

The bears were stamped with Memento black ink on X-press It cardstock.  Shading was added with Copic markers, then they were fussy cut out.  The mirror image stamping technique was used to create the bear on the right.

Having limited crafting supplies with me and wanting to keep it masculine, I went with a monochromatic ombre background using 1-1/4” scraps of black, dark gray and light gray cardstock.  Didn’t have red cardstock with me, so a Bristol die-cut heart from my stash was coloured with a blender brush and Candied Apple distress ink.  For some depth, Black Soot distress ink was applied around the edge.  The sentiment was then white heat embossed to finish.

Ready to play along for your chance to win a $30 gift certificate to the Jane’s Doodles store?  For full details and to link up your project, head over to the challenge blog post HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week.

CAS(E) this Sketch - #357
The Paper Players - #476 Love is in the Air
Crafty Animals - #35 Anything Goes Animals
The Male Room - #129 Heart You

Monday, February 3, 2020

CAS Christmas February Challenge - Joy

Hello everyone.  The February challenge at CAS Christmas starts today and the theme is Joy.

When I saw this card on Amazon, I wanted to CASE it and take the opportunity to ink up the Cardinal Friends stamp set from The Ton that I’ve had for quite a while.  And knowing Susan loves birds, this was her Christmas card.

The cardinal was stamped with gray alcohol friendly ink on a scrap of alcohol friendly cardstock.  I wanted to try my hand at no-line Copic colouring.  I was happy at my attempt, but need more practice.  It was then die cut out with the matching die.  

The pine branches from Memory Box Antique Pine Label and the letters from Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet were all die cut from Bristol paper.  For dimension, the letters were die cut three times and stacked.  Wanting the cardinal to be the only pop of colour on the card, the “Peace, Love &” sentiment from Hero Arts Joy Stamp & Cut was white heat embossed on a Bristol stitched rectangle (best seen in the above photo if you look closely above JOY).   Popped the panel onto a white card base with fun foam, then finished off with some clear shimmer on the die-cut letters (couldn’t capture that sparkle in the photos).

Ready to bring on the joy? 😉  To see more inspirations from my team and our guest Claire (String Bows), head over to the challenge post HERE.  Looking forward to seeing what you create.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful day.

Merry Little Christmas - January Anything Christmas Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - #256 Kath’s Challenge: All About Occasions
Crafty Animals - #35 Anything Goes Animals
Creative with Stamps - #47 Red

Friday, January 31, 2020

Uniko Challenge #57 Reminder

Happy Fri-yay!.  I'm back guest designing at Uniko for their reminder challenge #57 Anything Goes with the optional twist of Cool Winter Colours.

I inked up my new Uniko Pure Florals: Lily stamp to create a really simple card.  Apologies for the poor photos.  It does not do the card justice IMO.

The lily was stamped with VersaMark on vellum and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  It was fussy cut out, then flipped to the back side where Wilted Violet distress oxide ink (DOx) was blended in the center with a blender brush.

Next a stitched rectangle was die cut from Bristol paper and adhered directly to the white card base. Wilted Violet DOx ink was then mixed with water and splattered on to the front.  Stamped the sentiment from Jane's Doodles All Occasions stamp set with Wilted Violet DOx ink on a scrap of Bristol paper and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Added clear shimmer to the vellum lily to finish.

Head over to the challenge post HERE for full challenge details, including prizes, and more inspirations from the design team.  The challenge can't get any easier, so hopefully you can play along.  Thank you for dropping by.  Enjoy your weekend.

Freshly Made Sketches - #420 Sketch by Jen T
Watercooler Wednesday - #256 Kath's Challenge: All About Occasions
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Newly Acquired Stash
SSS Wednesday - Anything Goes

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Jane’s Doodles Challenge #2 - Watercoloring

Hello there.  I’m back again with my card for the second Jane’s Doodles challenge and the theme this time is Watercoloring.

I used another new stamp set and created this clean and simple (CAS) card. 

Stamped the Plumeria on Bristol paper in the upper right corner with Archival black ink.  It’s probably my favourite black waterproof ink.  Watercoloured the image with Zig markers and a waterbrush. Let it dry.

Masked the image next and blended Peacock Feathers distress ink with a blender brush for the background.  Flicked on some water and added white and black splatters to give it texture.  Die cut out with a stitched rectangle die.  Trimmed a black panel that is 1/8” larger and offset them for interest.  Finished off with some clear shimmer on the flowers and a few clear rain drops.

Now it’s your turn.  You have two weeks.  Simply create a new project following the theme and use at least one Jane’s Doodles product for your chance to win a $30 gift certificate to her store.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

CAS Watercolour - January 2020 Cool Colours