Awesomely artistic, Beautiful You, Bitty Banners, Brushos, Burlap, Distress oxide ink, Handcarved, Hardwood, Masks/Stencils, Postscript, Stitched framelits, Swirly Scribble thinlits, Watercolor wings

Background stamp class

Last Tuesday I hosted a crafting session at my house where the focus was on background stamps. 

I designed four cards using different background stamps. 

1. HARDWOOD

This is a perfect design for any woodgrain stamps and I love this Hardwood stamp from Stampin Up. I masked part of the background and then added another colour cardstock for the raised panel.  I then used the Awesomely Artistic set to embellish and then an old sentiment stamp.

2. POSTSCRIPT

An old but still very good technique of triple time stamping. This time using the Postscript stamp and a mix of colour inks. 

I used a mix of Sweet sugarplum, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig to ink up the stamp and then Fresh Fig for the mounting card. I then added the die cut swirl and stitched framelit before adding the Watercolour wings butterfly using the same colours. 

The sentiment was embossed just to make it pop! 

3. BURLAP

This time I grabbed the gelli plate and Distress oxides to add the fun background for this card. 

Using one colour of the oxide for the first print with some water and then added the burlap to it for the second layer created a nice rustic but imperfect print. 

I then added stamping for the glasses and then created the tag using the new Half Full stamp set from the autumn winter SU catalogue.

4. HANDCRAFTED

This is a retired stamp but I love it, especially for stamping with Brushos. I created a palette on my craft mat and then stamped into it and then straight onto the card blank. I love the mix of the colours and the watery stamped effect.

I then mopped up the remaining colour and die cut that using the Swirly Scribbles thinlits.  I also stamped and die cut the Beautiful You inage with the stitched framelits and added colour with some brusho. I edged panel and the sentiment with some purple from a blending tool.

So four different background stamps each used differently to create some fun cards.

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Awesomely artistic, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gelli Plate, Masks/Stencils

Additional dragonfly ATC swap (181, 182, 183)

I had missed a dragonfly swap over on the Artful ATC group as it was before I joined the group but when someone suggested a small additional swap I jumped at the chance as I love Dragonflies. 

I had to make three in total so here are my three… 

This started life as a scrap from an inky gelli print and had additional distress stains added and then the dragonfly embossed using an emerald embossing powder. Then mounted onto navy and doodled the edge. 

A distress oxide background which I then added a magazine stamp that has lots of writing scraps on it… Love this stamp a lot. 

I then then stamped with versafine and partially heat embossed with black fine detail powder. As it only caught part of the image this provides a more ethereal quality to the shine. I did the same with the sentiment. 

I then added a little gel pen colour to the dragonfly just to add some contrast.

And the final one… 

This was a gelli plate painted background that I loved as it was so I added the dragonflies to a piece of acetate using Stayzon and mounted the layers using brads. I then mounted it onto a base with some craft foam to raise it off the back.  

This is my favourite and yet it is also so simple. 

Lovely additional swap done and dusted. 

Happy crafting !

Catherine 

Awesomely artistic, Beautiful You, Butterfly basics, Gelli Plate, Masks/Stencils

Wibble Wobble Gelli plate part 2

So last night was playtime at my house with Gelli plates galore. And I actually made stuff too not just demonstrated…. I made a couple of cards… the first one will be a mothers day card when I get round to adding a sentiment. 

The second I will also add a sentiment to and then it can go into the stash for me to give at some point.

Then I also made two small note cards. These were done using the small hexagon Gelli plate and paint.  I love these small 3×3 plates and the cute Geometric shapes. 

I also ended up with lots of bits ready to be cut up and used on other projects… still no got a clue what to do with the big piece I did yet but sure I will get there eventually. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Awesomely artistic, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Perfect Blend

Cafe cards… 35, 36 and 37

Hello there… another few atcs to share today that are part of the weekly challenge Marta sets up in Maremis Creative cafe fb group.  

These are the cards for weeks 2, 3 and 4…

Week 2 was bubbles… so bubble printing and doodling and quote about bubbles… perfect.  Then added the sparkly domes too. 

Week 3 was coffee… of course I had to use the perfect blend stamps… plus some beads and thread to add texture.

Week 4 was Dragonfly… the feature came from Awesomely Artistic and this was added to a pretty pastel background card to which I added the quote from Darcy’s stamps.  

Love how different these look and grateful for the inspiration in the fb group. 

Happy crafting ! 

Catherine 

Awesomely artistic, Brushos, Claritystamps, Dictionary, Handcarved, Masks/Stencils, Positively Chevron, Summer Silhouettes

Mixed media card class

Tonight it’s time for me and my friends to play card making mixed media style!  This time I decided to play with the large background stamps and see what I ended up with.

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This one I made a Brusho background using Positively Chevron. Then stamped beautiful birdhouse by Claritystamps.

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This time a distress ink blended background with water splodges and used the World Map with Sky’s the Limit stamps.

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Next a painty tag using handcarved and summer silhouettes and some gorgeous silk trim.

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Finally I used a stencil and stencil brushes to create this soft card.  I used the Dictionary stamp and then Awesomely Artistic stamps to finish in a mix of purples and browns.  Love the effect of the brush on the linen cardstock too.

So wonder how we will all get on making these at class… what I know will happen is that we will have fun and feel chilled out doing it!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Awesomely artistic, Use them or Lose them, Work of Art

Use them or lose them #5 … set 2

So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of cards, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!

A couple of days ago I shared a couple of cards made with Awesomely Artistic… well I have another few cards made with the same set, but this time thank you cards.

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I kept this quite a simple card.  White cardstock stamping the main floral image in black.  Then stamped the splodges in a stamped off Melon mambo.  I then stamped the dragon fly in Rich razzleberry on separate paper and cut it out to layer on top.  The sentiment are Work Of Art stamps… I love the You!

I added a border around the edge in the rich razzleberry and some stickles dots to add some bling.

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I finished the envelope with some more stamping too…

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Nice elegant cards and would work with plain neutral card blanks too.

So definitely a keeper of a set!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Awesomely artistic, Dies, Use them or Lose them

Use them or lose them stamp challenge #5

So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of cards, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!  Time to change that!

This time it was the turn of Awesomely Artistic to come and play.  I started with two pieces of white cardstock which I masked off to leave a panel into which I stamped the flowers and splodges in Wisteria Wonder, the circles in Perfect Plum and the leaves in elegant Eggplant.  Then I sponged some Wisteria Wonder to define the masked panel.
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I added a border on two sides using promarkers and then die cut the fancy Happy Birthday from the BlackBerry Bliss cardstock.
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Next it was time for a shiny embellishment… time to heat emboss the dragonfly…
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… and cut them out.

I ended up with two mounts for the topper to finish off and of course a couple of gems.

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And here is the finished card.
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I also gave the envelope some prettification!
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A simple masking job and then stamping.

Loved how this came together. I loved this set in the catalogue and have not used it that often … not sure it’s for passing over yet though… wonder if anything else will get made from this by the end of the week.

Happy crafting!

Catherine