Category Archives: Distress oxide ink

UK stampers forum tag

Today I have a tag I made for the UK Stampers Forum swap group… although currently just a virtual swap.

I used an old background I had made and added some roses using a Craft stamper magazine stamp onto bookprint. I inked up the edge to the panel and them cut a backing.

I then added the brad and the ribbons to finish off!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy Planner spread

This week I used the Carabelle stamp stamp again, but this time in a different way to create a rainbow header.

I created each stamp by gelli printing the background using distress oxides and then stamping and cutting out the central portion. The robots are Lawn Fawn stamps and I thought they were really cute.

This is of course the before the pen spread… but the after the pen spread from last week shows how they soon fill up! Although I didn’t capture mich for Friday and Saturday! Ooops!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy fathers day

Happy fathers day to my dad!

It’s always a bit weird celebrating fathers day as it’s so close to my dad’s birthday… So he gets all his days in one go! Ah well! He knows he’s loved all year, doesn’t need a special day for it really!

Here is the card I made for him.

I used the gelli plate to add distress inks and then a little bit of stencilling and the boat image stamped. I then found some sentiments to create the little word labels.

Next I made some paper that matched for the mount and added this to the dark jade cardstock with the little gems as accents.

Love how peaceful the card is.

I made a similar style of card for the hubby too… but a different focal image.

Love this fun VW camper stamp.

Love to all the dad’s out there.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy Planner and the stamp stamp

I bought the stamp stamp from Carabelle a few months ago but never got round to using it… but now have discovered a way to use it.

I also bought the happy planner over a year ago but fell out of love of using it but decided to have another go… this time using the stamp stamp to add the fun!

Week 1 found me playing with my gelli plate and distress oxides to create the colourful panels and then the little backgrounds for the stamps.

Also used the Aall and create stamps and stencils for the circle patterns.

For the stamps I added a little contrast with the pink butterflies and some pink pen work. Then added the bold black text stamps and some black stencilled circles.

So the first picture shows the planner page before I added in my planning… partly as I decided to retro plan and added in the pen after the event so it was more of a diary than a planner.

Here is the after the pen version…

The next week I’ve gone for stamping in the background using the Gummiapan text stamp and stencilling the hexagon shape in keeping with the bee theme I chose.

I added the bees and the text stamp to the backgrounds made on glossy cardstock this time for the stamp image. Love how this looks.

So glad to have found a purpose to start using my stamp stamp and love using the planner again … even if it is in a weird back to front way!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Birthday card for James

So this card was made ages ago and I forgot to blog about it… it’s a card I made for my cousin’s son, James, whose birthday was in February.

I decided to do something fairly simple but hopefully fun and a bit funky.

I masked off the card to leave a square and inked the square using my clarity stencil brushes. Then I used some old stamps from the stash to stamp the robot, stars and dots.

I then removed the mask and stamped the sentiment and added the black outline.

I decided even if it was a boy card a bit of sparkle wouldn’t be amiss so carefully added wink of Stella to the robot.

So my cute robot card for James!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Tag for UK Stampers Forum swap

Today I’ve got a tag I made for the UK stampers forum swap. I actually created this using the basket goodies I have been sharing the cards I made.

I started by using the gelli plate mop up as a background start. I then started adding some stamping using some old stamps and the Badass artchick number background stamp.

I added some torn bookprint down one side. Then I added more ink using a blending tool.

Next I worked on the focal point. A stamped fabric piece, a frame I painted and stamped. Then I added the butterfly embellishment to which I had added paint and embossing powder to.

Quite a grungy tag and a bit different from my usual style.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Mini marvels… Crafting from a basket part 5

Two more cards to share tonight…

This was a piece of book print on which I added lots of distress oxides keeping to the lime and the blue. I really love twisted citron.

I used stamping and added water to blend the colours.

I then added the stamped floral image from Alpaca Pals. I used a Pitt pen in grey to add shading to the image which gave it some more emphasis. I then added the sentiment to the card blank and some gems for added bling.

This is also using the twisted citron distress oxide for the background. I added stencilling and stamping.

I then added the stamped fabric panel, a painted canvas tag and the embossed butterfly embellishment.

Love these two twisted oxide dominated cards.

And here are the daylight photos to show the colours properly…

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Mini marvels… Crafting from a basket part 4

Ooops… I forgot to finish off sharing the cards I made when following the basket challenge back in February… so I have a couple more to share today.

This one I started with the purple brushos which I applied to a wet piece of card. I then added two layers of music print, one of which I added paint to, and both I edged with black.

Next I added a fabric stamped element from the stash of embellishments I had placed in the basket. I also decided to alter the canvas sticker heart with embossing using the baked texture embossing powder. After adding a couple of layers, I then stamped the text stamp and added white embossing powder. This created an interesting effect when heated as it absorbed into the Deep Sea one.

I also added the white embossed sentiment.

Love how it came out.

This next one is completely different but also uses one of the canvas sticker hearts.

The background I stamped the Gummiapan text stamp in paint but made sure I only stamped part of the image. I then edged the panel with the same paint.

Next I used a piece of book print which I had used to remove some ink from a gelli plate when creating a previously shared card. I added this to a tag and then edged it with a posca pen.

The heart I coloured with the blue paint and then added the posca outline. Once again I added the white embossed sentiment and then some gems to finish off.

Love these Hearts… so versatile.

Photos didn’t show off the colours properly… so here are daylight photos…

Happy crafting!

Catherine