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!
42 years of marriage is what my parents celebrated today… So I made this card. Unfortunately not managed to get the card to them yet… But as they know getting cards to people on time is not my strength… lockdown or no lockdown!
I kept it relatively simple. A piece of Art by Marlene paper that I stamped the Clarity stamps wired heart all over, and then edged.
Then I stamped and embossed with pearl powder the heart onto white and cut it out.
I added a strip of lime ribbon and stamped the sentiment onto the card blank. I then grabbed some sequins and added those as the finishing touch!
Simple but a lovely modern anniversary card for my mum and dad.
Hello there! Guess what… I joined another Design team so I could keep on top of the Christmas cards throughout the year… so I joined Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge weekly blog so that means 52 cards get done in a full year just by doing one a week… I can do this easily… she says this now! Ha ha ha!
Anyway the first challenge (they can be anything goes as long as it’s a Christmas card… but we have weekly prompts to help with the inspiration!) … is to use something old or upcycle… so I had a dig in the stamp box and came up with some pretty old stamps…
There is a clever corner stamp from Claritystamps, a very well used snowflake stamp (think this was bought from a bargain basket at a craft shop long since closed) and wordchain stamps from Claritystamps … a good set of stamps to play with… well here is what I ended up with…
So what did I do?
Well I made a pattern with the corner stamp and a lot of blue/ turquoise inks…
Then I stamped the sentiment onto vellum and heat embossed it in blue… before then stamping the large snowflakes and heat embossing them with sparkly silver.
I created a frame and mat from the same piece of blue cardstock and adhered all the layers together… the frame helps to add the vellum without the adhesive showing!
Then on the kraft card blank I heat embossed the corner snowflakes to bring the smaller snowflakes out more.
Love how this came out… and it’s an 8×8 card so really a special card with all those lovely layers.
It was good to play with these older stamps and create something fun and modern.
So another project for the challenge and this time I grabbed my Rub Ons to finish off this card.
I used the gelli plate to create the background using distress oxides and then stamped the house using a Claritystamps stamp. Unfortunately I didn’t do a brilliant job of the stamping so to cover that up I grabbed the rub ons.
I love these fun rub ons from Tim Holtz and how they helped change this from something which was a mess up into something cool.
Love that the #31productchallenge made me think outside of the box!
I started with a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped Postscript over it before then adding the turquoise ink with a clarity stencil brush. Then I added a piece of the patterned paper as a contrast. Sometimes that’s all you need for a patterned paper to do. Next I stamped and cut out and watercoloured the plane from a Creative Stamping stamp set.
To add the sentiment I used the Claritystamp alpha stamps … forgot how much I love these so it was good to dig them out and use them!
So this is my design team contribution for this month… don’t forget to check out the blog and why not join in?
Today I have a postcard to share which I made for a swap at Postcard Art swap group over on facebook. The theme for this month was Unicorns and I decided to use the Claritystamp unicorn I had in my stash.
I stamped it with archival in grey and then coloured it with watercolour pencils before blending and activating them with my wink of stella. I added a generous amount of the wink of Stella and then before it had dried I added clear embossing powder. Once the first layer was dried I added more wink of Stella and then more embossing powder. This gave the unicorn some dimension, shine and plenty of magical shimmer.
Then I decided to use the Happy Celebrations paint swipe stamp to add a rainbow behind the unicorn.
I stamped it in the rainbow colours being careful to clean it well between colours and before repositioning. Once I had done that I took a clean tissue and wiped the ink off the embossed image and slightly blended the inks in the background.
Next I stamped and embossed the sentiment in Black and then added the grey ink to the edge. I had used mountboard for this postcard so I knew it would be sturdy and required no other mount.
Finally I added some splashes of ice mixed with water to add yet more magical shimmer!
The princess’ best friend is a unicorn obsessive so I made a unicorn card for her birthday! Her birthday was actually at the beginning of December but rather rubbishly she has only been given her card and present today.
I used one of the gelli plate backgrounds I made a while ago as the starting point and added some additional colour to the Claritystamp unicorn. Then I added plenty of wink of Stella to make it brilliantly shimmery!
I added lots of layers of pink and blue cardstock and then some blue and purple thread wrapped round and knotted.
So happy belated birthday Millie!
I also have quite a few backgrounds left that I have not had a chance to turn into cards yet… hopefully will be able to soon. So do watch out for the rest of the backgrounds in the future.
Three more cards from the massive stash of gelli plate playtime finished off… This time I decided to use the ones I had stamped with the castle and the one I had stamped with the row of houses. Both of these are claritystamp images.
So first… a couple of birthday cards that I thought would work as masculine cards. This first one I took Sahara Sand cardstock for the base and did a bit of stamping using the World Map stamp. I then added an overlay of vellum that I had embossed with the World embossing plate. I then kept it simple and mounted the topper in the middle with the sentiment heat embossed on the inky background.
The next one I decided bright was best and added a strip of Lemon lime zest cardstock with a piece of dictionary book print torn across the middle. I love the contrast of the old book print against the bright card. I also added a corrugated card embellishments and some thread to finish off.
The house one I decided to add a little more colour to the image and added a pink panel underneath, some pink thread and a pink shiny heart. I then heat embossed the sentiment from Art Journey Stamps and decided that I would also give the house a little extra definition with some glossy accents.
Love how delicate but modern this is.
So three more cards finished… I started with 24 panels and I think that’s 11 done so far! So almost half way!
Hope you are enjoying this little series of cards I am making with the fun gelli plate watercolour backgrounds.