It was one of the princess’ friends birthday this week and so I made a card especially for Lily.
I stamped and coloured the image using promarkers to look a little like Lily… this included researching her eye colour by following her on Instagram! Yes I was thorough in my research! Ha ha ha!
I decided that the phone image was perfect for Lily as I often see her via Snapchat videos on M’s phone!
Once I coloured her I found this patterned paper that colour matched nicely and some grey and tranquil tide cardstock.
I dry embossed the tranquil tide cardstock with an embossing folder and then used the star die to emboss in the grey card. I then also die cut it from a scrap to provide the star embellishments which I added the spectrum noir silver sparkle pen to.
I then did some stamp surgery so I could have the long banner type sentiment using this Eclectic Expressions stamp.
For the envelope I added splodges of Tranquil Tide and some letter stamps to add Lily’s name and more of the star die cuts.
Love how this turned out. Really enjoy creating for the girls in M’s life as I know how important they are to her.
Today I used three papers and a die to make this gingerbread themed card. Love this cute little die… perfect for making your own card embellishment.
Sorry the photo is a bit yellow … dark night’s mean it’s difficult to get photos in daylight as it’s neither light enough in the morning before work or when I get home!
Video is now uploaded… sorry for the delay… struggled the past two days to find the time to get these cards made.
Here is a video of the process behind making the card I am sharing today. I hope you enjoy it!
Another design team contribution to share….
The challenge at Fab’n’Funky is to use nature as inspiration and I made this Christmas card using Lacey Sunshine digital stamp.
I coloured the image using distress inks as watercolours and added the embossed panel and die cut to add texture.
Another few cards made whilst tidying up… last week. This week the tidying up job is ten times worse… not sure I have the strength to face it yet! Ah well… Here are the cards.
All made using bits and pieces found on and around my desk.
So during one of my brighter days I decided it was time to do a quick tidy up in the spare room aka craft room and came across some panels I had embossed with Sheena Douglass embossing folders. They were actually part of the packaging for the folders themselves and Sheena had suggested when demoing these on TV that they were perfect for embossing so decided to quickly make some cards using these and the scraps on the table.
The dark green card is a sort of mottled marbled effect and once sanded the sprigs I had embossed jump out ! Chose some paper and the cute holly border along with the Festival of Trees punched tree with white stamping for this one…
… and for the other a different paper and embossed design but otherwise the same idea.
Love how these came out.
Not bad from a bit of waste packaging and some scraps of paper and cardstock!
When Gwen and I were crafting there was enough time left to make another card … This time using embossing folders to create the card background and focal image.
Some ink and a little bit of gilding wax create the final fun scene.
Here is Gwen’s creation…
Not bad for some impromptu creations!
So I missed a day yesterday … I blame the inspection coming to an end! Ha ha ha! Today I barely managed to achieve anything. But I did manage this card before sitting down to watch a film with the hubby!
I apologise for the rubbish photo… My phone camera is stuck in another room and I had no energy to go and get it! Lol!
Anyways I took an embossed and inked panel (from a stash I did ages ago) using the Sheena Douglass embossing folder, and mounted it onto the red cardstock. Next I took a topper from a magazine freebie and mounted that on the same cardstock. I added the scrap of ribbon, and the striped paper from the same freebie kit, and then mounted it into the gatefold card blank. Simple and quite cute but very effective! Well I think so!
Nine days in! And for me only one more day of horror at work to endure! Whoop! Hope to get a bit of rest for the latter part of this week… Goodness knows I deserve it! Ha ha! Ah well onto the crafting!
So what festive loveliness do I have for you? How about this cheeky cheery Santa?
Isn’t he so cute? I coloured him using Inktense blocks and then fussy cut him out. I mounted him using dimensionals over an embossed and inked panel. I then added some trim with ribbons and twine, and a little sentiment I cut out.
So today’s advent craftiness is a couple of White Christmas cards using the same technique!
I used the ink to block technique to create the background for both these stamped toppers… And love how different I then made each card!
I used the lovely Lost Lagoon ink and pressed it lightly onto the ink block, then spritzed it with water. Then use that as the stamp and stamped it onto the Whisper White. As I added a different amount of water to each attempt I got a different effect in terms of the density of colour and the way it dried on the cardstock. I love that this simple technique creates a lovely, easy and different background to stamp onto. The White Christmas stamps are then perfect for adding a little scene.
I took each panel and then treated them differently. One I tore the edges to create a more grungy look. The other I kept straight. For both I used a shaving brush to add some ink to the edges of the panels. This creates a different effect than using foam blenders or sponge.
The straight edged one, I decided to just mount straight onto the card as a flat card, and then stamped the sentiment, from the fab Good Greetings hostess set (I adore these stamps!), direct to the card blank. Simple but effective!
The torn edge one I decided to add lots of layers… So took some random stash grey cardstock and emboss it with the words embossing folder. Then took some tracing paper (in place of vellum) and ran that through one of the snowflake embossing folders from the Sheena Douglass collection. Finally I added the sentiment, punched out using the Word window punch.
So different but using the same technique and stamped panel, but treating them both so differently!