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!
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.
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!
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!
Today is the birthday of one of the princess’ school friends and yesterday after school they had a party. So of course I made a card. Kept it bright and cheery just like the lovely Kizziya!
First I stamped the fun Woodware happy birthday stamp and heat embossed it then used lots of fun Distress oxides to give it a funky background.
Once it was dry I used peacock feathers to colour the letters in and give them more definition. Then I used lawn fawn stanps and dies for the square balloons. I stamped in the distress oxide and heat embossed it to give them a nice texture then added little strings before adding them to the card.
So happy birthday Kizziya!
I am entering this card into the following challenges…
A change of pace tonight and instead of atcs I have some cards to share. I am not the biggest fan of making cards for males… they don’t seem to appreciate pretty things like flowers and ribbons and bling! Grrrrrr… so I have instead resorted to robots and spaceships!
A simple robot stamping experiment… and finished with a little doodling.
And this is a repeat of the card I made back in early Feb for my cousins sons’ birthday.
Pretty happy with these even if they are missing some bling !!!