Hi there! Thanks for popping along to my little corner of the Web. I’ve got another Happy Little Stampers design team contribution to share with you today. This was for the Anything Goes with Dies blog.
This card turned into a labour of love … lots of stamping, masking and colouring with just a bit of die cutting!
I made this for my cousins daughters birthday as the girl images reminded me of her.
I cut a piece of 6×6 white and stamped the Polaroid image from Concord and 9th all over it, and then masking I filled in some of the gaps. Next I took the girl images which were magazine stamps and stamped those as the photo images… again lots of masking to keep the images within the frames.
I then coloured them using both Stampin Blends and promarkers until the whole sheet was coloured in. I also edged the panel with black.
Next I stamped and die cut the camera image and then coloured that in. I also die cut some hearts and coloured them using the same colours so they would coordinate.
I decided to then put a few things together to make the sentiment. Firstly the smile die from Lawn Fawn which I stacked a few together to give it dimension and then some little alphas. Then Your from Happy Celebrations and Birthday from Biggest Wish.
I added some foam behind a few elements and behind the main die cut panel I added some ribbon.
I then went to town with wink of Stella on the hearts and the smile die cut.
Inside the card I added three individual Polaroid images I had cut out and coloured and some more of the hearts.
For the envelope I kept it simple and just added the stamped hearts in similar colours.
I am so pleased with this one I have to admit. So I started with a square of white cardstock and inked it up using a rainbow of colours… the tip to this kind of inking is to keep adding more and going back and forth with the colours so they blend and a decent amount of ink is laid down.
Then I laid the stencil over the top (think this is a Claritystamps stencil) and went back over the colours again adding more yellow where the yellow is, green where the green is etc.
Then when the stencil is removed you get the stencil pattern darker than the background.
This does leave a fair amount of ink on the stencil … so I sprayed it and then ran it through the Big shot to adhere the ink … hey presto a second background created … put this aside for now but sure it will make a pretty card sometime soon!
Back to the actual card… Once I had trimmed it down a little I decided to make a mini shaker and to add a black and white butterfly as the main feature … to be honest I just wanted to enjoy the background! Lol!
I ended up watering down some black gesso and splattering and then die cutting and stacking lots of the black squares to make the shaker element. Then I added some of the die cut stars I had in a pot on my desk and added those both inside the shaker and added a few on the outside too.
I used the Butterfly Brilliance stamp and die to create the butterfly and then grabbed the Lawn Fawn stamps and dies for the sentiment.
I mounted the panel onto another piece of black then onto a 6×6 card blank.
Love how this came out … so vibrant and fun. Looking forward to creating with the bonus panel too!
One of my crafting raggy doll sisters has recently moved home so I made this card for her. I was inspired by another Jennifer McGuire YouTube video technique using distress oxides.
I must admit for a while I’ve mainly been using my Stampin Up inks and so neglected my Oxides and distress inks … this might well have got me to fall in love with them again… they do have some fabulous properties that make them fun to play with!
So I started with some mixed media cardstock and blended a heavy amount of the oxides on in the Picked Raspberry and Frayed Burlap. Then I chose my stamps (Visible Image) and inked them in Twisyed Citron and gave a spritz of water before then stamping them. This creates a kind of bloom to the image but still sits some of the pigment on the top.
I then did more stamping with the word stamps and added some drops and splatters of water to give the nice finish to the oxides.
Then I decided on the focal image. I wanted to use the Lawn Fawn sending hugs sentiment but wanted a nice bold flower … but needed something to give it contrast. So I chose to die cut a ring using the stitched framelits out of white. Then used my Pierced Blooms flowers and leaves (I have a big pile of these I die cut from scraps ages ago) and created my flower focal image.
In the centre of the flower I added this little resin flower with a gem (I’ve recently rediscovered a lot of old stash like these flowers and am trying to remember to use them!).
I then raised the panel on foam to give it some dimension.
The envelope I added and image where i added the ink using blending tool so it is multi coloured.
So happy with this cute card. Happy New home Jackie.
Hello… and here starts the 2nd half of the year… can you believe it? I can’t quite get my head around it!
So as it is the 1st of the month it is time for another Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog design team contribution and once again I am working with old Making Cards magazine stash and these fun confetti themed papers and sentiment panels.
Aren’t they fun papers?
Because the sentiment panels do most of the work and the large one covers most of the front of a 5×7 I had some trouble working out how to decorate them so they were a bit special and not just paper layers.
I ended up using the cute Lawn Fawn robots to add embellishment … after all I haven’t played with these in a long time!
This one I added the bow tie to the head so maybe a more feminine robot … and the cute present and cupcake.
The second one more of a masculine robot with the balloons!
On the second one I also added embossing to the red panel and thought this pattern worked well with the confetti feel.
I embellished both with card candi from the stash which I thought complimented the colours!
Inside the cards I added coordinating panels…
And the envelopes I added strips of the paper.
All done and I must admit I am happy with how these came out… cheery and fun!
This month I made yet another 16th birthday card, and even though this was for Niamh’s birthday in November I wanted it to be bright and cheerful and tropical.
Now I must admit this project used up some table decorations I had made for a fun night my daughter had had with Niamh so it was a case of just deciding on a layout and putting it all together rather than making from scratch… bit it was fun to do!
All the leaves in the background were made by stamping and then smooshing the inks onto the paper and then fussy cutting them out. These were originally made as table confetti. I then glued them to the white card square and turned them into a patterned paper background.
Next I stamped and embossed the Happy from Biggest Wish onto Polished Pink cardstock.
I then created a banner and added the die cut 16th using the Playful Alphabets dies.
Onto the top I then added the focal cluster of the pineapple and flowers. The pineapple is a Lawn Fawn stamp and coordinating die. I stamped this onto some glossy cardstock I had used to wipe up the ink smooshing (love this for creating a different texture and fun patterned paper). The bottom flower is actually a poinsettia flower from Tidings and trimmings which I fussy cut and then the top flower is from Sweet Strawberry. I added a gem to the centre to finish that element off.
I then decided I wanted a more graphic finish to the sentiment so chose the accompanying stamp from Happy Celebrations and stamped that onto the same Petal Pink card I made the 5×5 card blank from.
Next I rummaged in the ribbons box and found a scrap of ribbon that I thought worked well with the colours.
Next I created a panel for the inside of the card and added three of the leftover leaves to decorate.
Oh and of course some additional gems added for bling to the outside.
Delighted with the final card and the fact I could reuse some of the fun elements was a bonus.
I decided to just start layering up pink colours on my coins and see where I got to with it… no plan!
As you can see I also added black and white to my pink themed coins.
I started with coins cut from packaging so gave them a coat of gesso. Then added neocolours and water, followed by stamping in a different shade of pink. Then patterned paper which I added the neocolours to. I punched part of a circle out of cardstock I had coloured with dylusions inks in pink and purple.
I had a hunt in the box of used foreign stamps and found three in different shades of pink. I also added washi strips too. I didn’t mind that I was mixing different shades and tones of pink… it all worked together.
I hunted in the box where I keep die cut scraps and found flowers and leaves I could also use.
Then I finished off with the hugs die cut (lawn fawn) and the friend stamp (avery elle) and the pink coloured pearls.
I’ve really got a thing for journalling at the moment… especially junk type journals. Well this was following s class that Lollipop Box Club’s Lisa is doing Patreon and I decided not only to follow the class but to make a similar themed journal as her sample/demo… a journal of things that make me smile.
I had loads of fun with an old Ladybird book, taking it apart (carefully) and then decorating it and putting it back together to make a journal.
I started with this second hand book which I bought off Etsy. I’d love to go to a second hand book shop in real life, but it’s just not possible in lockdown so etsy it had to be!
I carefully removed the pages from the book, it handily came out in three signatures and then added some gesso to the cover.
I chose some patterned papers to add to the signatures and then realised I needed to widen the spine so I cut the spine and added patterned paper to create the wider spine. I strengthened it to make sure it was going to hold and then went to town decorating the front.
I used a lot of scraps I had to hand some bits and bobs I had lying around. I included some things that are favourites of mine… bright colours, the Darcy heart, sari silk ribbon, tags, bookprint and glossy accents on the die-cut smile.
Then I bound the signatures in using the brightly coloured twine.
Really looking forward to working in this journal adding in the things and stories that make me smile. Not sure if I have mentioned on the blog already or not but my word of the year is smile so this seems like a good project to help me achieve my goals of bringing a smile to every day.
On this particular day (I made it a couple of weeks ago) what made me smile a lot was sharing the table to create with my daughter who was working on her textiles gcse work. I got so much pleasure out of watching her create.
These little pics may well need printing for inclusion on the first page of the journal in fact!