Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Blended Background Birthday Card

I made this lovely card for a CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge. Click HERE to see the post, and the sketch is below. 

I stamped a Mama Elephant sentiment and then die cut it using a Spellbinders Lacey Circles die.

 I then took a piece of white cardstock, A2 size and coloured it with distress inks. I started by colouring the center with Peacock Feathers, and then did the outsides in Worn Lipstick. I love how the colour perfectly blends to a beautiful purple where the teal and pink meet! Still working on my distress techniques, but I really like this idea! Now that I've got tons of distress inks, I'd love to see how they all play together.

I finished off the card with some enamel dots sporadically placed to sort of match the butterflies on the sketch. Thanks for checking out my card!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hello Baby with Stenciled Embossing Paste GLITTER!!! - SSS Challenge

Double posting today! I just realized I need to post this card I made for a Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge before it closes! The challenge this week was "Stencil It".

Below is a progress picture. I took one of my Heidi Swapp senticls, and masked most of it off, leaving just some hearts exposed. I used some clear embossing paste on the stencil, and then quickly piled a bunch of glitter on top. I've struggled with "sticky" embossing powders in the past... The results weren't always great. I was wondering if my loose glitters would be a waste. At the same time, since the clear embossing powder didn't give off quite the effect I expected, I wondered if that would have been a waste as well... But now I've discovered that they work perfectly together! Now I just need more stencils :)

I used my new Simon Says Stamp stamps & dies for this card. The flower on the onesie was attached using a foam dot.

Here is a close-up of the bottom of the card:

Here is a close up of the glittery hearts. I love that the embossing paste adds a lot of dimension too!

I mimicked the front of the card on the inside.

I combined a couple of Simon Says Stamp sentiments for the inside of the card. They didn't stamp so great... I'll have to look up some tutorials on how to condition/file stamps properly. I'm worried about ruining them!

Masked Snowflakes & Distress - CASE Study Challenge

I made this card for my first every entry for a CASE Study Challenge! You can click HERE to see the challenge blog post with the inspiration sketch. 

I masked off part of my card and then stamped some wooden Martha Stewart snowflake stamps I had diagonally along the card using "Watering Can" archival ink. I then coloured the top and bottom of the card using distress ink. When I thought it looked good, I removed the mask and stamped a sentiment from MFT in the middle.

I finished this card off easily on the inside with a grey layer and my go-to MFT Christmas sentiment.

Monday, June 16, 2014

PI Christmas Card - MFT Sketch Challenge

I had so much fun making this card for an MFT Sketch Challenge (blog post HERE, sketch is below). 

This was my first time using this PI stamp set. I also used MFT fishtail flags dies to die cut the dotted and red flags. The "Believe" sentiment is from the same stamp set. The paper is actually from a small Recollections pack from a while ago, and the enamel dots are Recollections as well.

Here is a close up of the PI boy. I coloured him in with Copics.

The red colours bled a little into the white part of his suit. Luckily, I recently bought some white enamel accent from Ranger, so I used that to colour in the white spots. It got rid messy parts, while adding some shine and dimension! Love!

The sentiment on the inside is from the same stamp set. I like this layout! All thanks to my amazing fishtail flag dies. I love how this card turned out! I wanna make it a zillion times.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Diagonally Distressed Christmas Card - FMS Challenge #140

Check out this card I made for a Freshly Made Sketches challenge. The blog post is HERE, and the sketch is below.

I just masked off parts of the card, and used distress ink to colour the top and bottom. I used four different colours of Archival inks to stamp a bunch of Simon Says Stamp sentiments.

I did a simple layer job on the inside, and finished it off with a big sentiment from My Favorite Things.