Today is my Dad’s birthday … and as its so close to fathers day I try to make something completely different in style! I did however use my new favourite stamp set Biggest Wish to make up part of the sentiment.
I chose to go full on layers however and used the Forever Greenery dsp and the gold embellishments for the card against the kraft card blank and Crumb Cake cardstock.
It was quite easy to make… just layers and the stamped sentiment as those gold embellishments do all the work… and the white leaves are from the same set, just reversed!
I used the remaining dsp I had on the desk (it was a 6×6 piece I had cut from the 12×12) to finish the inside of the cars off.
Today is fathers day so we were due to go out to celebrate later with my hubby and princess, and my parents, but the restaurant has had to close due to staff testing positive, so a change of plans and I have to go to the shop to buy food and then cook. Ah well until then I thought I would quickly drop by and share the card I made for my Dad which was totally inspired by the talented Martin at Martin’s Mayhem.
As soon as I saw his card using the Biggest Wish stamp set I knew I wanted to recreate it. I used my own random scraps of dsp from the stash and different other stamp sets to make the greeting but you can clearly see his cards influence.
In fact I loved this so much I decorated the inside of the card…
I have another one sheet wonder for my DT contribution for this months Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog. Think I may be close to the point of switching to Christmas themed ones … but for now I’m still working with pretty floral papers.
This one is a salabration set I got called paper Blooms that coordinates with the In Bloom stamps and Pierced Blooms dies. I love the Pierced Blooms dies so much..
I made 8 cards from this sheet of 12 x 12 … not a large amount but loved using both sides of the dsp so some got 2 panels not just one!
I also made one card as a fancy fold which was fun.
I also mixed up the size of the base cards to suit the sizes I had cut the panels so there were 5×5 cards and 6×4 cards.
I went to town in my box of scraps die cuts using flowers and leaves from a mix of sets…. Wreath Builder, Forever Flourishing, Pierced Blooms … and this is how I decorated them combined with various sentiments. In some like the above I combined stamp sets for the sentiment… Hello from Forever Fern and Friend from Lovely Inside and Out.
I also added either gems to flower centres or wink of Stella and glossy accents just add some extra texture.
Loved creating the little jar of flowers for this one using the Jar of Flowers stamp and then fussy cutting rather than punching the jar. So cute.
Also used the fabulous Happy Celebrations to create the sentiment for this one but then the one below chose the Happy from my fave stamp set of last Christmas, Peace and Joy.
I also loved adding the circles to the cards to create focal areas for the flower clusters to sit on.
So this final one is the fancy fold that my friend Valerie taught me to make.
Love how cool this is and makes a really special card.
Such fun working with these pretty papers and die cuts.
The project last month was making collaged masterboards. Well this month I had to take someone else’s collaged masterboard and make at least 4 somethings out of it… but using ALL of it.
So Dianne had sent me two masterboards and I chose to use this one.
It was challenging to cut into something so pretty but cut it up I did… and ended up with these bits and pieces to play with…
And the left overs…
I think I am forgiven for chopping these little bits off! Lol!
So what did I make… well I made a postcard…
I added washi, the die cut little circle flowers, the punched butterfly and stickers. I also added ink and the strip of fabric and the corrugated oval. Love how the different elements worked well together.
I also created 2 tags, one slightly larger than the other but based on size 8 ranger tags…
Again I added some extra bits like the tissue paper, fabric, die cuts, washi, sewing, stickers, keys and inking! Also some ribbons and trim for the top of the tags.
Next I made 2 small tags…
I grabbed little elements with texture from my stash… I love the little gold theme for the fairy one… and the sewn elements for the butterfly one. I ended up adding the base tag to this one in the Calypso Coral cardstock to lengthen it a little too.
Finally I made a bookmark with inchies as the element of the masterboard.
Again I added the extra layers such as the wax paper, ribbon, book print, die cut and sewing. Love how this finished up so much!
So hopefully Dianne likes these and can make use of all the different pieces I made for her from her gorgeous background.
Looking forward to making use of the other masterboard she sent to me for things I can then keep and use.
This month at Postcard art swap group the theme was FACE. I made this postcard using Art By Marlene die cut for the focal image.
I decided to make my own background for the card using linen cardstock and distress stains for the base, and then lots and lots of stamping using stamps I bought in a sale recently from another crafty friend who was reducing her stash!
I then added washi tape and some strips of the Tim Holtz tissue collage paper.
Next I used modelling paste through a stencil. Love the puffy look this ended up with as I heated it with the heat gun.
Once it was dry I added the face and some strips which were from the top part of the body but I turned into little embellishments.
I doodled around the edges and added shading to the image so that I had some depth and felt part of the artwork. I also added glossy accents to the circles on the strips I added. Oh also some glossy accents on the heart on the face I think!
Finally I stamped the title sentiment and added that, again with a border and edging it so it felt part of the artwork.
I then mounted it onto the while postcard base I had made as I always like it to be at least 2 layers of cardstock for posting if I can.
My friend Chris who is an amazing artist and has the biggest amount of amazing stash, did some clearing out so I bought some bargain stamps from her. I decided to make a card to thank her for the RAK I got and also to say hi… and it gave me a good reason to try out the new to me stamps.
I used a mix of Indigo Blu and Paperartsy stamps and used the amazing vintage journal ephemera pack she sent as a rak to make this card.
I also added die cut butterfly and some lace from my stash.
Love all the layers and different stamping I added to this … even if I did cover most of it with the ephemera collage 😄
Today I am sharing a tag I made for this months UK stampers forum swap. I decided as I was about to start to do this as a video so if you want to see the process of this then check out my craft with me video here on YouTube.
Loved playing with the Art by Marlene collage paper and die cuts and think the Badass art chicken stamp works so well as the sentiment. Also loved getting out the sewing machine to play too!
I decided to just start layering up pink colours on my coins and see where I got to with it… no plan!
As you can see I also added black and white to my pink themed coins.
I started with coins cut from packaging so gave them a coat of gesso. Then added neocolours and water, followed by stamping in a different shade of pink. Then patterned paper which I added the neocolours to. I punched part of a circle out of cardstock I had coloured with dylusions inks in pink and purple.
I had a hunt in the box of used foreign stamps and found three in different shades of pink. I also added washi strips too. I didn’t mind that I was mixing different shades and tones of pink… it all worked together.
I hunted in the box where I keep die cut scraps and found flowers and leaves I could also use.
Then I finished off with the hugs die cut (lawn fawn) and the friend stamp (avery elle) and the pink coloured pearls.
I actually had a 6×6 square of the forever greenery in the pile on the desk so decided it was begging to be used for this. I know the paper is usually a 12 x 12 but I had cut this down for a class last year and this was leftover from that project.
I mat each piece with whisper white and then created backgrounds using Pear Pizazz. As I said I kept it simple.
Then I created the sentiments choosing these long thin ones from Fancy Phrases and embossing them with silver powder.
Next I decided on the layout for each and adhered them in place, then added them to the card blanks.
I added the rhinestone gems to each of them and called them done!
So a simple 6×6 one sheet wonder for this month’s design team contribution… and another piece of dsp used!