Because I am a little mad I’ve joined in on another Christmas challenge …. this time the one Martin is hosting.
Day 1 was … Something Red … so here is my card using the lovely Paperartsy stamps my friend Darcy designed. Coloured them using ink blending, embossed a layer and added a ribbon. Sentiment heat embossed with a dark red colour powder.
I raised the sentiment circle and the leaves up on foam to give dimension. Cute! Well I think so.
Will be unlikely to do every day for the 30 day’s but will share what I do/did make.
Saturday was my lovely friend Sue’s birthday. I made this colourful card for her.
I decided to use the lovely Nature’s Prints stamp and used some glossy photo paper to create a fun alcohol ink background to stamp onto. I must admit my alcohol ink background didn’t blend as well as I would have liked but when die cut and stamped it looked fabulous.
I decided to add them to an embossed panel and then added the sentiment using the Biggest Wish stamps. I also added a little strip which I added some ink to so it had a little rainbow popping under the sentiment.
I finished off with sequins just to add some sparkle.
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!
Hi there… another of my One Sheet Wonder bundles of cards. This time the focal images were all using the Jar of Flowers stamps and the Jar punch!
I started by stamping three of the flower bundles onto whisper white twice … once using memento ink and the next time using archival in grey. This was because I wanted to use both promarkers and the stampin write markers to see the different looks I could get with the different mediums.
Then I also stamped another in Versamark for the tulip image.
I decided to use the solid cardstock for the Jar for the tulip one… it just looked right with a painted jar.
This rose one I also chose the solid colour jar… I loved the sketchy look I got with the colouring.
Both of these cards I embossed the background with the retired decorative dots embossing folder.
This is probably my least favourite of the flower bunches… I’m not entirely sure how to colour the flowers…
I chose very different approaches with the colouring on these cards… one bright and one pastel.
I do love the sunflowers image … but then I love sunflowers. I think I prefer the colouring on this second one though.
I decided against cutting it out or adding it to a jar for this one.
Both these I also embossed the background with the Woodland embossing folder. The second one I did it upside down to ended up trimming the card and mounting it onto some leftover cardstock.
And finally back to the rose image and my favourite of the cards I made in this bundle.
I love the delicate colouring, the single panel of dsp, the die cut circle nd the decorative dots embossing. Love it!
Again most of the cards I’ve left off a sentiment and will add one once I know what I am using them for. The hello sentiment came from the Forever Fern set.
Ok… tomorrow I’m going to share the smaller of the bundles of cards I made… the ones using Birds and Branches. See you tomorrow.