Today I have a card I made for the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge design team using lots of the little flowers from Wreath Builder Dies and the leaves from Pierced Blooms dies with a cute digital image that has been printed and coloured in my stash for ages!
I chose some papers from the stash that worked with the colours in the image and then used Daffodil Delight as the base for the card and the mat layers.
As long time readers of my blog will know I occasionally have a big die cutting session using all my scraps of cardstock and as a result I end up with pouches of the die cuts sitting there ready to use and this was the case with the flowers and the leaves.
I just picked out the ones that went with the colour scheme and it was easy to create these little flower clusters. I added in the white die cuts that I think are Memory Box dies but I’ve had them so long I have no idea and certainly don’t own the die to check. This helped soften the slightly more graphic shapes of the leaves.
I decided to fill the centre of the flowers with rose gold shimmer paint to finish them off.
I remembered to also finish the inside with some of the paper, another leaf and flower cluster and a sentiment.
Hello! Thanks for popping over to my blog. I really like to see people coming to my little slice of the internet to see what I’m up to! Today I have a design team contribution for Addicted to Stamps and More where our theme is Birthdays! Now regular visitors will know I make a lot of birthday cards so this wasn’t difficult to do … but I decided to mix it up a little and make an easel card just because I fancied something a bit different.
I also wanted to use a new die (yes I sort of failed in my no spend quest but decided that the challenge would be that I can only buy things using the proceeds from selling craft supplies and I’m definitely within that budget still!) … so I started by partially diecutting the panel with my die and then adding that to a black background.
Next I went for the beautiful Cottage Rose stamp set and stamped the main image and coloured it with stampin blend markers. I die cut it out, then die cut another two to stick them together to give them dimension.
Next I constructed the card using black for the bottom panel and embossing the white sentiment and adding gems. I also added the sentiment on the front with the gems to make the card complete.
I love the contrast of the red rose against the black and white and also the partial die cut background.
Fun to create a different shaped card … hope you like it too.
Another design team contribution for you for Happy Little Stampers and I decided like last month to delve into the printed digital stamps pouch and see what took my fancy… and this is what I made.
A super cute mini (4×4) card featuring all the bright colours and this gorgeous dog from All Dressed Up.
I do love a dramatic black card and with the bright colours this is such fun. I added a couple of matt black dots for the embellishments but otherwise kept this pretty simple and let the image and the papers do the work!
As it is a black card I did add a panel inside with a strip of the paper to decorate.
Another Design team contribution this time for Addicted to Stamps and More which I’ve joined this year (to add to my collection of design teams) … the challenge has had a little holiday but is back now and the theme is Christmas.
I will confess I made this back in February and videoed the whole process with a lot of fast forwarding as I did a lot of stamping of these baubles before I got to the final idea of making the three panels. But then I corrupted the video so that went in the bin!
Now this is a super shiny card with all the gorgeous embossing and so I kept it quite simple with all the white… quite unusual for me!
I really love how it finished up and the pearlescent embossing shows up best in real life … I couldn’t get the camera to pick up how pretty it is here.
I went for a different sentiment originally but this more simple type font one works best keeping the card quite simple.
Hope you like this clean and reasonably simple card … I wouldn’t say completely simple because it takes time to stamp in all the colours but the combination of the stamp platform and the stampin write markers makes the job simple.
Hello! Time for another design team contribution and this time for Creative Knockouts where the theme for this fortnight is to add a sentiment.
I chose to use this flowery watering can image which I was gifted by Connie Fong who are sponsoring the challenge. The image is called Garden Bouquet.
I printed it off in a couple of sizes but for this one I went large and ended up making a 7×7 card. I love the colour schemes and the pretty vintage style I ended up with.
I coloured the image using distress inks and water and a paintbrush and kept the painting quite loose so it has some depth but no precision. I also did some fussy cutting around a rectangle shape so some of the image fell off the edge of the rectangle.
I added the lacy trim and some brads and then the sentiment is hand stamped from a magazine freebie set. I then fussy cut, mounted it, and fussy cut the mount. I added foam to both the sentiment, the top rectangle and then the full background so there is plenty of dimension.
Love how it turned out. Think this image would be great for decoupage too so may give that a go at some point.
Also I did make a video of me making this if you fancy watching me in action!
Hello! I’m so pleased my Happy Little Stampers challenge blogs are back after our little break. This time it is the turn of the Anything Goes with Dies challenge and I have the Mother’s Day card I made for my Mum … so shhhh… don’t tell her you’ve already seen it! Lol!
I used a few different dies… Playful Alphabets, stitched circles and some Splendid stems … and used lots of old dsp and some gorgeous flowers stamps from Creative Stamping magazine. A bit of a hodgepodge if I am honest but I love it!
I also did a bit of hand sewing and added charms and pearls. Just love how it all came together from my stash.
Hope you like this … of course please leave me a message below and then come and join in over at Happy Little Stampers.
After a few months of holiday from the challenge Happy Little Stampers is back and so here I am with a design team contribution. This is for the Anything Goes Birthday challenge.
I’m trying my hardest this year to not get new stash and to use more of what I already own… so this time I raided the pouch that has already printed and in some cases like this, already coloured digital images.
I also grabbed patterned paper from the stash and decided to make an admittedly autumnal looking card using the beautiful All Dressed Up image and the leaves paper.
Then to make it special I added the rose gold die cut leaves, the pretty peach die cut flowers and the pearls for the centre.
I then embossed the sentiment onto the black which coordinates with the black mats for the image and paper.
So quite quick to put together as the image was already coloured. Pleased I thought to dig into the printed digital stamps folder for this.
Todays project was made a couple of weeks ago when I had some playtime with distress stains and videoed it for my You Tube channel.
The play didn’t exactly go to plan mainly because I think my stains are so old that I think they are past their best… certainly the foam tops had started to disintegrate and the ink inside the bottles was a little gloopy … but I persevered and made a rainbow funky background and used some fabulous silhouette stamps for the main focal image.
I love how this looks with the very busy background and the bold silhouette images.
Think it makes a very cool card … full of drama!
I used a strip of the leftover cut off inside the card to finish off.