Hi all … hope you are having a great day! I’ve got a tag to share with you that I made for this months UK stampers forum swap.
I went for an inky tag this time and also had a little play with texture by partially diecutting a layer with a background die.
I used all pink coloured distress oxides and there was plenty of smooshing, blending and splattering. I also added some splatters of shimmer ink too.
I added some stamping to the tag itself with the sentiment stamp and also around the edges.
Next I stamped the chess pieces and cut them out and added them.
I decided to add the following washi tape as a backing to the sentiment and then the glittery gems and the pink ribbon as contrast. I also added some staples for more texture and to keep the washi in place.
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.
So this weekend has been busy … working! Yes I had a day off work on Friday but because of being poorly the week before I had so much to catch up on so I chose to work this weekend. Not full days but a few hours each day to get caught up a little on what I had missed with being ill.
But I did manage to do a bit of crafting too and made this card.
It was made in stages usually in 10 minute sessions and in some cases grabbing hits already die cut etc to build it up.
It started with the background I had actually started on Thursday using distress oxides and the Peace and Joy stamps.
I then chose to add some wreaths to it but to make it into a pretty birthday card rather than a Christmas card.
I die cut two wreathes from white and offset them to fill out the foliage a little. Then I chose flowers that had already been die cut from scraps and some embellishment flowers too.
I used the sentiment die cuts I had done whilst poorly and stacked them up for dimension. I inked the shadow layer as wanted it to blend but also give some definition between the word and the background.
I chose a die cut bow from another set of scrap die cuts I had. Again I stacked this for dimension.
I added the little Happy stamp from the Peace and Joy and then raised the whole panel up on foam before adding it to the patterned paper (leftover from making James’ card I shared on my blog on Friday).
Today blog is a card I made using some of the leftover pieces of the fabulous True Love dsp which I love.
I also used a background I made for another project and never got round to using. I love how this came out but I must admit that I got a little lost in the middle of making this. If you fancy watching me fumble around making this card, check it out on YouTube as once again I videoed making this card.
I love how the ribbon provides a nice border element in the background and the bold sentiment panel.
Really going to miss this paper when I’ve finished off the last bits as it’s been fabulous to play with.
Finished off the card with white Splendid Stems die cuts and the black matt gems.
Todays Christmas cardmaking challenge theme is star. Now I remember using the Tidings and Trimmings stars last year but as I used that set last week I wanted something different. So I scoured the stash and found these fab Jofy star stamps and decided to go a bit mixed media.
I stamped the stars onto basic white and then ink blended over them to add colour using my distress oxides. Then I grabbed some mixed media cardstock, distress oxides and my Gelli plate to create some fun backgrounds… I love the randomness of this and the different patterns it can create. Onto one of them I decided to stamp more of the stars and snowflakes from the same stamp set and then cut down the background to fit a 5×5 card. Then I added a black die cut branch and some black star and the fabulous Joy die cut from Colorado Craft Company.
This was my simple card … I did pop the star up on foam tabs but kept the whole thing simple.
The other one I grabbed a different Paperartsy stamp set that has lots of sentiments and made them into a square shape on the stamp platform so that I could stamp in one go and make a background.
Whilst it is still subtle I love how it looked (in fact I made two more backgrounds similar but not done anything with them yet so they are in the “still to play with pile” for now.
I decided to make another layer and make this into a bigger card so blended the bottom panel with the same colour of inks but kept it random, like I had on the star.
I added the fab glimmer paper onto this too… with the stars, the little strip that went top and bottom and the word die. I also stacked the word die so it was nice and chunky!
This time I did some grey leaves but top and bottom and also added white paint pen to the design on the star.
So these are my star themed cards for this week. Are you joining in with my challenge? If so I would love to see what you are making so please let me know here or over on Instagram.
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.
I’ve gone bright and funky with a pop of gold and black.
I grabbed the Cottage Rose stamps and dies and after a blending inks across the Basic White I decided to stamp in black and have them teamed with a black label to contrast the bright distress oxide inks I used.
I created the cluster and then decided I wanted some background stamping. I decided to use the splotches stamp from Nature’s Print and added that using the Mowed Lawn distress oxide so it was in keeping with the colours of the flowers and leaves.
I had wanted to add in the additional elements of the gold laser cut leaves from Forever gold pack so I slotted a few in so there was some shine, and also the glittery gems from the stash.