I needed a ‘just because’ kind of card. I decided to keep it simple.
Some splashes of colour using the Happy Celebrations stamps and then I overstamped with the Beautiful You.
I also stamped the sentiment and love the simplistic look to this.
I needed another just because card and decided to make a slightly more mixed media card but wanted to keep it to a 1 layer card.
This is what I ended up with.
I masked off the edges to leave the rectangle and then added layers of ink to it. Then I added gesso through a stencil using a palette knife, let it dry a little and then wiped it with a baby wipe.
Next I added distress oxides through another stencil. This was the fab hieroglyphic stencil my friend Deborah Wainwright designed.
To this I then added more oxides on top and flicked it with water. This pushed the stencilling pattern back into the background and so i added some white paint pen marks to add to the pattern. Next I decided to add the main image… one of the figures from Beautiful You. I stamped it and the sentiment using the stamp platform so I could make them very strong impressions.
Then I added more colour using the oxides and some white pigment ink to define the woman.
I then added some gold pen marks and a doodled border and some flicks of white and shimmer ink.
Love this card. I had no idea when I started I would end up using these stamps… but they worked perfectly.
Well hello! And happy start of advent. I have a very non-christmas card to share today that I made for my contribution to Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge. I actually stuck the video on to record the process… you can check this out here.
And here is the card I made…
I love these funky papers and the contrast with the delicate butterfly from Watercolour wings. Adorable.
So now off to see what others have got up to with their stash of patterned paper over on the blog.
Today a simple card which I made in less than 10 minutes using the gorgeous Beautiful You stamp set from Stampin Up.
I videoed the process so you can see the whole thing coming to life, and how easy it is to make. Here is the link to the video.
Absolutely delighted with how this finished up.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Today I have a tag I made for a swap to share. I grabbed a black tag from Ranger and started adding distress oxides onto it. As they are slightly opaque they can be used on darker cardstock… just don’t expect the colours to be the same as when on light cardstock.
So I started with a base of frayed burlap and layered up a few layers before then starting with the stencilling and stamping.
I added some dots from the Watercolour wings set and then stencilled some dots too. Then I stamped the main butterfly image with three colours of oxide. This created a subtle but beautiful feature. I then took a sentiment from Beautiful you and embossed it in white and doodles round some of the dots too.
I decided the butterfly needed more emphasis… so out came the white gel pen again…
Love how this came out.
Today I have a video to share of me making a couple of cards using the Memories and More card packs. It makes a nice change from my usual stamping yo do some layers and cutting out!
Hope you enjoy!
Here are the cards I made.