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DT: Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies

Hello! Time for another DT contribution to share with you. This time for Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge blog.

This month I made yet another 16th birthday card, and even though this was for Niamh’s birthday in November I wanted it to be bright and cheerful and tropical.

Now I must admit this project used up some table decorations I had made for a fun night my daughter had had with Niamh so it was a case of just deciding on a layout and putting it all together rather than making from scratch… bit it was fun to do!

All the leaves in the background were made by stamping and then smooshing the inks onto the paper and then fussy cutting them out. These were originally made as table confetti. I then glued them to the white card square and turned them into a patterned paper background.

Next I stamped and embossed the Happy from Biggest Wish onto Polished Pink cardstock.

I then created a banner and added the die cut 16th using the Playful Alphabets dies.

Onto the top I then added the focal cluster of the pineapple and flowers. The pineapple is a Lawn Fawn stamp and coordinating die. I stamped this onto some glossy cardstock I had used to wipe up the ink smooshing (love this for creating a different texture and fun patterned paper). The bottom flower is actually a poinsettia flower from Tidings and trimmings which I fussy cut and then the top flower is from Sweet Strawberry. I added a gem to the centre to finish that element off.

I then decided I wanted a more graphic finish to the sentiment so chose the accompanying stamp from Happy Celebrations and stamped that onto the same Petal Pink card I made the 5×5 card blank from.

Next I rummaged in the ribbons box and found a scrap of ribbon that I thought worked well with the colours.

Next I created a panel for the inside of the card and added three of the leftover leaves to decorate.

Oh and of course some additional gems added for bling to the outside.

Delighted with the final card and the fact I could reuse some of the fun elements was a bonus.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawn stamps, Scalloped tag topper

A quick card …

Made a quick card using some bits of book paper I had previously collaged and sewn and then chopped into a s tag. They were leftovers from another project.

I added stamping and ink, and more bookprint and an old postage stamp. Then added the die cut hugs and the stamped word.

I then chose to add it to a scrap of cardstock I had embossed with a new embossing folder, before adding it to the card blank.

I also added the punched heart and added glossy accents to finish it off. It was such a quick card as it was made from scraps off my desk. Simple!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artist Trading Coins, Avery Elle, Dylusions spray inks, Forever Flourishing, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawn stamps, Neocolors II, Pierced Blooms, Very Versailles, Washi tape

Artist trading coins… pink

This month the theme for my ATCoin swap is PINK.

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.

Super happy with these pink coins!

Hope that the recipients like them too.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Design Team, Embossing Folders, Lawn Fawn stamps, One Sheet Wonder OSW, Pinewood planks

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge – tropical one sheet wonder

Today it is time to share another design team project for Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.

I have a small one sheet wonder using just 1 6×6 piece of dsp. The dsp I chose is a retired one from SU and I used the pineapple print side.

I teamed it with Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil delight cardstock, some bits of kraft and a few touches of green.

I chose a few stamps from a Creative Stamping magazine set with the toucan and parrot and coloured them with promarkers.

I also used embossing folders for the back panels of cardstock.

I added die cut circles on a few too.

And some twine or ribbon to add a different texture.

The final three I used a lawn fawn stamp and die to add a pineapple.

Love how bright and cheery these tropical themed cards came out.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art Alchemy paints, Dies, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Inchies and Twinchies, Lawn Fawn stamps, Masks/Stencils

Tropical twinchies

Hello! By now I hope everyone’s coins have arrived for the tropical swap so I can share the twinchies I made to add into their parcels as my thank you for participating. I’ve been doing this a few months now and really enjoy making them and adding them as a little surprise.

Of course as the theme was tropical I went for bright and cheery colours…

I used a mix of paints in the background that were all fresco finish paints and stencilled using a jofy stencil before cutting the sheet into 1.75″ squares. I also added some white pen work to add more details and then edged it with blue archival. I also stamped aloha onto all of them in the same blue ink.

Next I created the pineapples by creating oxide ink background and stamping the lawn fawn pineapple over the top. Then I added extra fun with sparks art alchemy paint… some of them overstamping and most by adding it to the leaves.

I layered the top panel onto the twinchies I had made and edged each one with orange ink but placed them at angles rather than the usual straight on like I normally do!

So this was 20 twinchies made for the swaps…

Hope everyone liked their little pineapple extra!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Distress oxide ink, Glimmer paste, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawn stamps, Masks/Stencils

A tropical postcard

I was still in the zone thinking about tropical stuff (My theme for this month’s ATC swap) and had played with glimmer paste onto a piece of glossy cardstock I had added some mop up of distress oxide to…

And figured this was a good starting point for a postcard.

Once the glimmer paste was dry I added more oxides to give the background more colour.

Then I trimmed it down. I felt it needed another layer and so took another piece of the glossy cardstock and did the same technique but with more ink and deeper colours so it would contrast the top layer. Once that was dry I sewed them together to add another type of texture.

At this point there was no stamping… and that is pretty much the only criteria of the swap… so out came my trusty Lawn Fawn aloha set. I stamped and embossed on the oxide background I had made on watercolour card in perfect pineapple colours. And then the sentiment onto black cardstock strip. I adhered the strip down and added a gold staple to add another texture. Then I added the pineapple and added lots of Wink of Stella on top to make it sparkly.

I then cut a piece of mountboard and coated it in black gesso (front and back) and glued the whole piece to that… keeping to the wonky angles.

Finally I added some white enamel accents dots to add some more texture.

I then added some stamping on the other side of the card… I used distress oxides and then embossed them to provide a border.

Super happy with all of this.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Lawn Fawn stamps

Pineapple birthday card

The other night I shared a card where on the envelope I had added lawn fawn pineapples… well I didn’t put the stamp set away and created this card using the same stamp set and used colours inspired by the Color Throwdown challenge…

I used some paints to create the background just using a brayer to move the paint around a bit. This gives it a graphic type of look. I did add lime and a darker blue into my card (as a shade of green) but still think it is in keeping with the colour challenge.

I then stamped and embossed the pineapples down the one side.

Next I added a piece of patterned paper as a layer underneath and stamped the sentiment.

I then thought the card blank needed something too so added the splotchy stamp using Distress oxide in two colours to add a panel of colour.

Finished off with lots of wink of Stella on the pineapples and some … yes you’ve guessed it … black enamel accents!

I also stamped a pineapple and some colour on the envelope … just to finish off that too of course!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gelli Plate, Happy Celebrations, Lawn Fawn stamps, Masks/Stencils

Happy birthday Grace

It’s one of the princess’ friends birthday today so I made her a card.

I wanted to play with my small square gelli plate and so layered a few prints up in zingy bright colours of fresco finish paints.

This provided the backdrop for the focal point … a tag I painted in mermaid paint and a flamingo stamped and embossed onto the wipe off card I had been wiping the brayer off on.

I decided to stamp the happy repeatedly on the card blank in two colours of ink (coastal cabana and pool party SU inks) and this creates a fun background for the topper.

Then I heat embossed the script Happy and added a little ribbon tag for the rest of the sentiment.

And finally… black enamel accents… Will I ever get bored of using these? … and some wink of Stella on the flamingo… after all sparkle is always fun!

I also did a little stamping to the envelope using the Lawn Fawn pineapple stamp set. Thought this added a cute little touch to the envelope.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artist Trading Coins, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gummiapan, Lawn Fawn stamps, Masks/Stencils, Sizzix, YouTube video

More play Artist trading Coins

Hi… another coin video for you to see… and more for the theme of play as I got a little carried away and fancied making more!

So this time robots, spaceships and toy cars are the feature images and the colour scheme is blues and greens… I started with a masterboard.

And then die cut it and moved it onto the features.

Here are the finished articles…

Really cute! Love these so much and love the fact making a masterboard like this gives you the easy option of making multiples… and I also have an ATC background too to finish at another time.

So fun!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Bitty Banner framelits, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawn stamps, Ribbons

Aloha! Time to party!

Today is one of the princess’ best friends birthday (And her twin birthday too… happy birthday Matthew!). Tonight I have seven 11/12 year olds sleeping over to celebrate both Hannah’s birthday and Maya’s from last week.

So we have a tropical themed decor going on… plenty of pineapples and flamingos!

And I’ve gone for a simple but fun theme for the party bags…

I created little clusters of fun patterned papers and then the lovely Lawn Fawn pineapples (coloured with distress ink and heat embossed) and some die cut banners handstamped with their names.

I added some strips of ribbon too that coordinates too and attached them to the bags with coloured staples.

So this is them last night (Yes as usual I was last minute… and today need to actually do something about putting something in them!) and later today I will have to share the cards I made for Hannah and Matthew!

Happy crafting!

Catherine