Just like the last couple of months I’ve joined in on the inchies swap over at UK stampers forum again. I grabbed one of the prepped backgrounds I’ve got set aside which were made way back when my daughter was doing a photo shoot with my art supplies so it had lots of lovely painty colour.
I then embossed the butterflies onto the background so they would be on each of the inchies.
I adhered the packaging inchies to the background, cut them out and added black ink around the edges.
Next I stamped the little sentiments and cut them out before adding them to the inchies.
I outlined the sentiments and decided they were done … so simple when the background is already made.
I decided to join in again for this months inchie swap and made another set using those pieces of packaging I had found in the desk last month.
I made the background using my stampin blend markers and colouring some stripes across the scrap cardstock in a rainbow type order. I then used the rainbow image stamps to add black rainbows against the colourful backgrounds.
Next I stamped and coloured the hearts before adding wink of Stella and then some embossing to give them lots of shine. I fussy cut them out and stuck them in place.
Love how bright and shiny they are! A far cry from the current hailstorm we are experiencing!
It’s been a long time since I made any coins but just like with the inchies I found some I had got cut out of packaging in the drawer and decided why not make use of them and just have a little play with the bits and pieces on my desk. I also made inchies as toppers on the coins because why not when they were to hand.
So like the inchies I made the other day I used inks to add colour to some white cardstock and then stuck them to the packaging coins. I did the same with the inchies but in darker colours so there was some contrast.
I used my little rainbow themed stamp set to stamp the sentiment and then the three rainbows for the focal point. I did this on scrap cardstock and fussy cut them out before sticking them on.
I added wink of Stella to the rainbow to add some sparkle and then a sequin for fun embellishment!
Simple but cute coins and it was nice to both make use of them and to do something a bit different from my usual card making.
It’s been a little while since I made inchies but I was clearing out a drawer and discovered some inchies I had cut ages ago from packaging so I decided why not join in with the swap over at UK stampers forum.
I grabbed the bit of white card stock that was also on the desk and started adding colour to it using dylusions ink.
I then stamped and embossed using a white a gold glittery embossing powder to add the numbers in the background. I also added heart stamps too and then stuck the paper to the card and cut each one out.
Next I edged each one with a dark green ink and set them aside.
Next I stamped the little houses and coloured them in with stampin write markers. I then fussy cut them out and stuck them onto the inchies.
I looked at sentiments to add but decided against it in the end and instead gave them each a coating of Versamark and clear embossing powder to give them a nice glaze and to keep the vibrancy of the inks.
I love how this works making them into little tiles.
So these are my in hues for this months swap … have lots of bits of cardboard so considering making more inchies … but then I might just stick the precut inchies into the recycling bin instead.
This kit was a difficult one to use as the patterned paper was actually 2x a5 pieces of dsp which had a mandala of sorts on it… so I played with layers and added doilies to make it a bit more special and then added the Happy Birthday sentiment die as the focal feature.
Each card I added a whole panel of the paper and then fussy cut part of the mandala out and added the doily as an extra layer. Then the sentiment I cut from the pink cardstock. One of them I added pearl embossing to the top layer and off set the white background… the other I kept as plain pink (Magenta Madness).
Both card I added card candi as embellishments and with the bold patterns taking over I called them done!
Hello again… week two of my personal Christmas card challenge and we have the theme of stocking. So I had to grab the Tidings and Trimmings set, which I did last year too. But this time I’ve gone crazy colour and funky!
The background is a mop up piece of glossy cardstock, like photo paper and I used it to mop up distress oxide when I’ve been playing with the smooshing technique. I love how it creates a natural messy background with no thought. It also is the perfect type of background to use a background die on like this snowflake one from Waffle flower.
So I had this already in a pile of backgrounds I have to one side to grab when I’m not sure what to do and decided to die cut it at an angle to create this funky panel and mount it onto black card for a fun modern look.
Then I grabbed the distress oxides to stamp the elements I wanted for the stocking focal point.
I die cut pieces out plus some layers for adding dimension and then made my bright cluster.
Then I die cut the letters for the word merry twice so I could stack them and added wink of Stella to give then some shimmer. I also die cut the little dots that I think are berries for the sprigs in the Trimmings die set but went for black adding them as embellishments.
As its a black card blank I added and insert and added some similar elements to finish off and give a nice surface to add a message… black card blanks always lead to the having to search for a paint pen otherwise and that is unlikely to happen when ploughing through the card writing!
So I love this funky and modern card … so nice to use the stamps and dies with a different colour scheme too.
To be honest this project has taken me weeks as the current heatwave in the UK has well and truly zonked me out! I’m not really built for this kind of weather and my craft space is the hottest room in the house! Anyway… it started as playtime for the new Colorado Craft Company stamps and coordinating dies I bought …
and then I wanted to use 12×12 sheet of dsp slightly differently as a OSW!
So I started by cutting the paper into 9 4×4 squares and then played with diecutting using the Stitched Framelits to create different shapes and designs for 6 of them and then the Pine Woods dies for the other three. I did end up with a few circle frames od dsp left at the end but otherwise very little waste from the dsp.
The main feature of course is the word stamps and dies which I am very happy with. Might try embossing them next time as I love the size of these words.
I then decided to do them in batches of three to make them similar but clearly each one different.
For the circles I made them all using the Christmas word and chose to add Merry from the Christmas to Remember set. I stamped and die cut a few trees from the In the Pines set and then the leftover bits of green dsp I die cut the filigree tree and added this to a white die cut.
I added die cut stars from the speciality paper I still have a few sheets of left from last year.
This final one I added more dimension to with foam under the frame element and then the tree and word were floating across the lower circle. These yellow stars are also old embellishments but I thought they made a nice contrast.
Now onto squares…
These ones I chose to use non Christmas stamps and dies to add decoration … the Nature’s Prints bundle. I thought the leaf worked well with the Peace word. I blended the ink on the stamp to give a more interesting stamped image.
My sending word was from the Peace and Joy set as I felt it just needed something simple with that large leaf and the glimmer paper die cuts.
As with the circles I added more dimension as I went along. This one had foam and triple layered squares to give some texture to the background.
And finally the trees…
I love these Pine Woods dies. Especially the one that just cuts out the inside and not the outside edge so it creates a frame. This one I added black card behind and then foam to raise up the panel. Very funky!
The large solid shape die cuts out the full frame for the tree and so I die cut it from the dsp and then white for the filigree and this I could then inlay into the dsp. Behind it I added the glimmer paper for some bling.
This one I kept as an element on my base of dsp … probably the most simple to end on! But can you see the dimension on this and on most of the die cuts I used? I stacked most of them two or three high by diecutting extra trees or leaves and then adhering them together. It gives them dimension without squish like the foam would add and makes them strong so they don’t bend or warp.
So pleased with how they all turned out… now off for another ice-cream to try and cool down!
I’ve been on a bit of a mission to use up scraps off the desk and give some love to stamps I don’t use often so decided to join in with the UK stampers forum inchie swap this month as a result of having 2 bits of weirdly shaped white card left over from another project.
One piece I stamped some of the Very Versailles stamps, these are perfect for backgrounds. Then cut them into little squares but took the corner off too to give it some interest. Then I edged them with the Just Jade ink.
Next I adhered them to white 1 inch squares so they had a border.
Then using the Crisp Canteloupe ink I stamped the flower from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set and punched it out.
I then grabbed some Funky Fossil word stamps and stamped smile onto the remaining scraps and added this to each of the inchies. Next some stickles to add some glitter to each of the inchies.
Love how these came together and from pieces that were too strangely shaped or awkward to use for much else.