Today I am sharing the numbers postcard I made recently for this month’s postcard art swap. It’s a numbers postcard because the challenge was to use numbers in the postcard somewhere. Well I might have used a few in mine!
Firstly I used a Paperartsy hit picks mini stamp to add white embossing to the black background. Next I created a panel of white and added the laser cut red paper which I’ve had in the stash for an age!
I decided to finish off with the stamped image I had been gifted and a printed quote.
I made a card using a piece of the till roll I received in a swap decorated by Maria Adams.
I started with the wood paper mounted on some white card. Then I added the strip of autumn decorated till roll. Then I went through the bits and bobs box and found the printed sentiment and the printed image.
I also added two circles of card stock and added some doodles.
Lovely mixed media card.
Love how Maria’s artwork works with the printed elements. And love the little shiny patches of gilding flakes.
I found some scraps of this cute green and pink coloured patterned paper and made this little tree card.
All the elements came from the patterned paper stash. All I added was the green cardstock and the stamped sentiment using the Peace and Joy stamps (I am obsessed with this set!). I also added a little yellow star on the tree!
Final installment for my one sheet wonder I’ve been sharing this week… and it was time to grab a flower stamp… the pointsetta from an old Creative Stamping magazine set to create the focal point.
All of them I chose the green 5×7 card base and the white background panel I embossed two of them to give them texture.
I coloured the flower using my promarkers and kept the colouring simple and in blocks as it is quite a graphic image. I also added a layer of wink of Stella over the flower part to give it some shimmer, but it doesn’t show in the photos!
I again raided the ribbon stash for some scraps of ribbon and added enamel dots for the embellishment.
The sentiment I chose the Clarity stamp Merry and the Peace and Joy Christmas to mix it up a bit.
So that’s all 14 cards shared over the past few days…
I did make one variation to the template
I added a strip from number 5 to number 14 as it wasn’t working with the 4 strips on card 5. Otherwise the template worked well. Especially with the larger 5×7 card blanks. Imagine it would be different again with different size card blanks.
So wonder if anyone else wants to join in and use this template… if so please let me see what you make as I love how different these cards can turn out!
Ok so I may have slightly cheated with this… and one of these cards has been shared already as part of the CHNC challenge of something beginning with S a few weeks ago… but I suppose you know by now I often make ahead of time and write up blogs later!
Anyways back to this blog… this is a continuation of the one sheet wonder I started sharing with you at the beginning of the week where I made 14 cards. Here are three of them in detail.
These ones I chose the green 5×7 cardblanks and added green in my stamping along with basic grey to go with the red and white patterned paper.
I chose stocking stamps from an old Creative Stamping magazine set and fussy cut each out and created a little hanger from twine for each of them.
Then on each card I layered up the dsp panels with a sentiment, the stockings, some ribbon and some rhinestones for bling.
I love the two where I sort of created a mantle piece for the stockings to “hang” from. Also love the embossing on card 10. Nice and snowy!
One more set of cards to share tomorrow so please remember to pop back and see them!
Following on from yesterday’s one sheet wonder explanation I have four more cards to share… the ones using old Making Cards magazine images which I coloured using promarkers.
I love these images and have the stamp set, but they are a lot smaller images than these printed ones. Decided as the card blanks were 5×7 they could cope with the larger focal images so went with the printed ones.
As with yesterday’s I added embossed panels, sewing, sequin stars or enamel dots and the Tim Holtz sentiments. I also added some really pretty trim I found in the stash that I think worked perfectly with the papers and images.
I challenged a few of my friends to do a one sheet wonder using up old stash as we are all guilty of hoarding paper. I gave them a template to use if they wished… here it is…
and this is what I made… I chose old Papermania paper (I have a lot of this set of papers left but this stitched design I thought would work well as a one sheet wonder).
Here are close ups of the first four … I’ll share the others over the next few days…
I decided to use some Making Cards Magazine images to create card toppers and chose some scraps of ribbon from the stash to add some different texture.
I also added panels in the background which I either embossed or added some sewing to … again to add texture. I finished off by embellishing them with either sequin stars or the enamel dots I got from the SU Christmas catalogue and some Tim Holtz sentiment chips.
Card 1: entering this into the anything Christmas challenge at CRIMBO CRACKERS
Love how these look. Super cute and fresh and bright. Was nice to play with all the reds.
Will share the next four tomorrow… please come visit again to see them!
Today I’ve combined Stampin up Sunday with my Uk Stampers forum tag for the month.
I wanted to use the Forever Fern stamps and coordinating dies and also the Lots to Celebrate for the jar.
I started by cutting a piece of watercolour card to size and then added ink direct from the ink pads as a background. Then I used the splatter stamp to add the Bermuda Bay splatters and then switched to my usual splatter technique for the rich razzleberry… water and a fan brush!
Next I had a stamping and die cutting session with the Forever Fern stamps and also did some of the dies that don’t match the stamps on a piece of whisper white I had watercoloured the Rich razzleberry ink on. The stamped images were in the Razzleberry and combinations of Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay.
I decided on the bouquet I wanted and then stuck it in place. Then stamped and punched the jar and added it with foam tape, wrapping some raffia around the jar.
Love how this came together…. beautiful colours. Added a ribbon from the stash for the top of the tag to finish off!