Today I am sharing the numbers postcard I made recently for this month’s postcard art swap. It’s a numbers postcard because the challenge was to use numbers in the postcard somewhere. Well I might have used a few in mine!
Firstly I used a Paperartsy hit picks mini stamp to add white embossing to the black background. Next I created a panel of white and added the laser cut red paper which I’ve had in the stash for an age!
I decided to finish off with the stamped image I had been gifted and a printed quote.
I found some scraps of this cute green and pink coloured patterned paper and made this little tree card.
All the elements came from the patterned paper stash. All I added was the green cardstock and the stamped sentiment using the Peace and Joy stamps (I am obsessed with this set!). I also added a little yellow star on the tree!
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!
Ok so I may have slightly cheated with this… and one of these cards has been shared already as part of the CHNC challenge of something beginning with S a few weeks ago… but I suppose you know by now I often make ahead of time and write up blogs later!
Anyways back to this blog… this is a continuation of the one sheet wonder I started sharing with you at the beginning of the week where I made 14 cards. Here are three of them in detail.
These ones I chose the green 5×7 cardblanks and added green in my stamping along with basic grey to go with the red and white patterned paper.
I chose stocking stamps from an old Creative Stamping magazine set and fussy cut each out and created a little hanger from twine for each of them.
Then on each card I layered up the dsp panels with a sentiment, the stockings, some ribbon and some rhinestones for bling.
I love the two where I sort of created a mantle piece for the stockings to “hang” from. Also love the embossing on card 10. Nice and snowy!
One more set of cards to share tomorrow so please remember to pop back and see them!
Today I’ve combined Stampin up Sunday with my Uk Stampers forum tag for the month.
I wanted to use the Forever Fern stamps and coordinating dies and also the Lots to Celebrate for the jar.
I started by cutting a piece of watercolour card to size and then added ink direct from the ink pads as a background. Then I used the splatter stamp to add the Bermuda Bay splatters and then switched to my usual splatter technique for the rich razzleberry… water and a fan brush!
Next I had a stamping and die cutting session with the Forever Fern stamps and also did some of the dies that don’t match the stamps on a piece of whisper white I had watercoloured the Rich razzleberry ink on. The stamped images were in the Razzleberry and combinations of Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay.
I decided on the bouquet I wanted and then stuck it in place. Then stamped and punched the jar and added it with foam tape, wrapping some raffia around the jar.
Love how this came together…. beautiful colours. Added a ribbon from the stash for the top of the tag to finish off!
Today’s Stampin Up Sunday blog is this card I made using the Wreath Builder dies. I did not use the accompanying stamps (Arrange a Wreath) I just used the dies (and a sentiment from Forever Fern set) and the dies alone made a fabulous pretty card.
I decided to make a pretty wreath using the die and sponging/daubing the white card before die cutting to create a lovely arty finish. I also splattered the ink too.
I did the same for the flowers this time using Calypso Coral as the colour.
I added the sentiment to a similar piece of card and then after adding everything to the background I did the Calypso Coral splatter on that too!
A little twist of linen thread below the sentiment helped tie in the kraft card blank.
Hope that you like this week’s Stampin Up Sunday contribution and this use of the dies that I think are pretty and versatile with no need to have the accompanying stamp set.
If you fancy owning these dies too, just let me know via email: email@example.com
Stockings begin with an S don’t they? In which case that’s my contribution for this week’s CHNC.
I chose to make this bright and traditionally coloured but slightly Nordic in design card using some old Papermania Paper, an embossed panel, some stamped images from an old Creative Stamping magazine set and sentiment from Peace and Joy stampin up set (this is by far my favourite one from the mini catalogue … even beating the Merry Moose set at the moment …. all because of those lovely panel sentiments!).
This month Alison challenged us to use complimentary colours for our postcard. So I decided to play with blue and orange for mine and got the Fresco finish paints out to play. Admittedly the blue I chose has a green hue to it but I consider it a blue nonetheless!
I used the crackle glaze and some scrapinec pieces for the main layers and then the Magnolia Blooms for the focal point.
The background panel also used the Birch stamp.
Lots of fun to play with paints. No real plan in mind, just playing!
This week I’m back playing with the Merry Moose set for Stampin Up Sunday and this time the moose came out to play.
I started with a square of whisper white and stamped the solid moose image in Early Espresso on the square to make a patterned paper. Then I created another moose in soft suede.
Next I created the little border of presents using a strip of whisper white. I stamped them in Mossy Meadow and used my wink of Stella to move the ink a little and colour them in.
I decided to use the soft suede card to make the card blank and stamped the small tree image on that in the same ink so it creates a watermark effect.
I then layered up the panel, the moose and the border and added a little sentiment. Next I went to town flicking ink and had a change of heart on the moose focal element and decided to add more ink to him using a paintbrush and watered down ink. This gives him a painted appearance like he was watercoloured.
This was quite a simple card to make… would be even easier with the punch but mine unfortunately broke and so a replacement is on its way so had to fussy cut the moose instead!