Saturday, 16 June 2018

Father's Day Card

Since Father's Day is coming up, I thought I better get a card made! I am entering this in the following challenges: StampTV Monthly Mix Challenge - Gray is the New Black and Die Cuttin' Divas - Masculine or Father's Day.


I started with a piece of gray cardstock and embossed it with an embossing folder. I die cut another piece of gray and stamped the bird images and sentiment with Sandy Beach ink. The sentiment looked a bit light so I stamped it again using Ocean Mist. I tried to slightly offset it to get a shadow effect but I think I was a little crooked. I coloured the birds with coloured pencils.

I stamped the sailboats on a piece of blue cardstock and matted the focal image and background with blue. I die cut the smaller mat out of the piece that I used for the larger mat to save cardstock.

I attached everything to a white card base with a tape runner. I was finishing the inside of the card and accidentally touched the front of the card to the Ocean Mist ink pad. I tried to erase it and it is lighter but you can still see it in the sentiment. Sigh.


Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: By the Sea Stamp set
                            Sandy Beach, Ocean Mist ink
                            Ocean Mist cardstock
Cottage Cutz Stitched Square dies
Lifestyle Crafts GooseBumpz Zig Zag embossing folder
Laurentien coloured pencils
tape runner, white and grey cardstock from my stash

Monday, 11 June 2018

Come to the Dark Side

This week, for the Mod Squad challenge we are to Come to the Dark Side. We have to colour an image on dark cardstock. I am also entering this in the StampTV Monthly Mix challenge - Gray is the New Black. We have to use gray as a main colour on our project.


I didn't have any gray cardstock that was dark enough, so I used a piece of white cardstock and sponged Slate ink over it. I stamped the flowers with VersaMark ink and embossed them with white embossing powder. I coloured them with some soft pastels, that seem more like chalk to me, and used a paper blending stump to smooth out the colour. I added some highlights with coloured pencils.

I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it in white. I like this sentiment as it works for many occasions.

I matted this layer with pink and adhered it to a white card base. I added a bow to finish it off.

These are the supplies I used:
Gina K. Designs: White layering weight cardstock 
                             Slate ink
                             Especially for You Stamp set
VersaMark ink
Mungo soft pastels
Laurentien coloured pencils
Mini Glue Dots
paper blending stumps, pink cardstock, white embossing powder, ribbon, sponge dauber, tape runner         from my stash

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Flowers and Bling

Today I made a card for a few challenges: StampTV Monthly Mix - Rainbow Stenciling; Mod Squad challenge - Florals-Pop up and Bling; and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Use more than one Stamp.



I started by stencilling on a piece of white cardstock with a rainbow of colours. I didn't want to lose any of the center of the design, so I cut it in half and trimmed it down so it would fit on the black piece, cut to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8", and leaving a strip of black showing in the middle.

I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it in white. I cut out the flower shapes with the die and then stamped the flowers and stems. 

I adhered the black piece onto a white card base, attached everything else and popped the flowers up with some foam squares.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Ink: Red Hot, Sweet Mango, Wild Dandelion, Jelly Bean Green, Turquoise Sea,                                          Wild Lilac, Peach Bellini 
                            Birthday Blessings stamp set
                            Layered Daisies Stamp set with coordinating die
                            
White layering weight cardstock
VersaMark ink
white embossing powder, black cardstock, 
stencil, rhinestones, foam squares from my stash


 

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Another Thank You Card

This is the second thank you card I made. I am also entering it in the following challenges:  StampTV Monthly Mix - Rainbow StencilingSimon Says Stamp Monday challenge - Stencil It; and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Stencil It.



I stencilled the background onto a piece of white cardstock. I matted it with black and attached it to a white card base.

I had made two of the large sentiment for the last card so I used the second one on this card. (I had stamped it, heat embossed it, foiled it with silver and matted it with black.) I attached this to the card and added a few rhinestones to finish it off.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Massive Messages Stamp set
                            Ink: Dusty Rose, Peach Bellini, Lemon Drop, Applemint, Powder Blue, Lovely                                              Lavender 
                            Silver Sequins Fancy Foil
                            White cardstock 
Memento Tuxedo Black ink 
stencil, clear embossing powder, black cardstock, rhinestones from my stash

Stencilled Thank You Card

I needed to make a couple of thank you cards so I decided to use a stencil and enter the following challenges: StampTV Monthly Mix - Rainbow Stenciling; Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - Stencil It; and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Stencil It.




I started with a piece of white cardstock, taped the stencil down and sponged with a rainbow of soft colours. I matted this with a piece of black cardstock and attached it to a white card base.

I stamped the large sentiment and heat embossed it in clear. I cut it out using my electronic cutting machine and also cut out a mat in black. I used a laminating machine to foil the sentiment, layered it onto the mat and attached it to the card. I tied a bow onto a button and adhered it to the card with a Glue Dot.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Massive Messages Stamp set
                            Ink: Dusty Rose, Peach Bellini, Lemon Drop, Applemint, Powder Blue, Lovely                                             Lavender 
                            Silver Sequins Fancy Foil
                            White cardstock 
Memento Tuxedo Black ink 

Glue Dot
stencil, clear embossing powder, black cardstock, button and baker’s twine from my stash

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Tone on Tone

There was a new release from Gina K. Designs this week and we are asked to make a Tone on Tone card for the Release Party Challenge. I am also entering this in the Mod Squad Challenge - Love and Support. We are to make a supportive card and it must have purple ribbon on it.





All products are Gina K. Designs unless specified.

I started with a piece of Wild Lilac cardstock and stamped the flourish randomly with Wild Wisteria ink to make a background.

I stamped the flowers onto a piece of white cardstock with Wild Lilac ink and the outline with Edible Eggplant, which is a very dark purple. I cut them out with the matching dies.

I stamped the sentiment with Wild Wisteria and cut it out with a die from my stash. I sponged around the edge, also with Wild Wisteria.

Since I didn’t have any purple ribbon, I used a piece of white ribbon from my stash and coloured it by rubbing the Wild Wisteria ink pad over it. 

After the ribbon was dry, I adhered it to the background with Tombow Mono adhesive and then attached that to a white card base. I added the sentiment and one of the flowers and then used foam squares from my stash to adhere the other two flowers.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Stenciled Rainbow Card

This month, there is a fun challenge at StampTV. The Monthly Mix challenge is to use stencils and a rainbow of colors. I am also entering this card in the Mod Squad challenge - How Charming. We need to use a charm on our project.


This card came together pretty quickly. I first had to pick out my rainbow of colours and once that was done I sponged them through the stencil that was taped onto the white cardstock. I matted this with black and attached it to a white cardbase.

I stamped the sentiment by inking up only a portion with each colour and used my homemade stamp positioner to stamp it in the same place. I then embossed it with clear embossing powder. I flagged the ends and matted it with black. I attached the charm with some baker's twine and adhered the sentiment to the background.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Ink: Red Hot, Sweet Mango, Wild Dandelion, Jelly Bean Green, Turquoise Sea,                                          Wild Lilac 
                             Art from the Heart stamp set
                            White layering weight cardstock 
clear embossing powder, charm, stencil, black cardstock, baker’s twine from my stash

Monday, 23 April 2018

Spring Flowers

I decided to make another card for the StampTV Monthly Mix challenge - Spring or Easter Themed card. My crocuses are in full bloom now and add a welcome splash of colour to my garden. I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - Flower Power.


This is another one layer card but it took a little longer to make since there was a lot of masking. I started by masking off the center part of the card. I then stamped the flowers and leaves, masking over the first ones to stamp the later ones. Then I stamped the sentiment and added the rhinestones.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Made With Love and Sending Love stamp sets
                            Dusty Rose, Wild Dandelion, Wild Lilac, Grass Green and Jelly Bean Green ink
                            White cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Inkadinkado Stamping Mask paper
rhinestones from my stash

Monday, 16 April 2018

Spring Card

I made this card for the StampTV Monthly Mix challenge - Spring or Easter Themed Card and the Mod Squad challenge - Simply Clean.


This is another one layer card that is clean and simple. I stamped the images on a piece of heavy weight cardstock by Gina K. Designs. I love this cardstock because when I coloured the images with alcohol markers, they didn't bleed through to the other side. I stamped the sentiment and the card was finished! Quick and easy.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Sending Love, Especially for You stamp sets
                            Applemint, Peach Bellini ink
                            White Heavy Base Weight Cardstock 
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers: AG2, CT1, CT3, CT4, GB6, True Black

Monday, 9 April 2018

Pastel Spring card

Yesterday we had a little snowstorm, but last week my crocuses were up and the flowers were open. They were the inspiration for this card. I am entering it in the following challenges:




I used a stamp positioner that I've had for a few years to make the circle shape with the flowers and leaves, using some pastel colours. I added the sentiment in the middle and the card was finished! I stamped right on the card base so I just had to fold it in half once I had finished stamping. I love Clean and Simple (CAS) cards because they are so quick and easy.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Made With Love Stamp set
                             Applemint, Ocean Mist, Bubblegum Pink, Lovely Lavender, Sweet Corn ink
                            White Heavy Base Weight cardstock
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Inkadinkado Circle Stamping Gear