Saturday, 25 February 2017

Geometric Design

This card was made for two challenges: the Mod Squad Challenge Blog - Geometric (have a geometric shape or shapes) and the Stamp Junkies challenge - Striptease (have an additional strip of cardstock or patterned paper). I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.

I decided to make a geometric background by making crossing lines with a black marker and filling in the shapes with different colours. I used coloured pencils which I smoothed out with a blending stump dipped in mineral spirits. I was going for an ombre look in each area but I don't know if it comes across in the picture.

For the sentiment I used foiling element from the Made With Love StampTV kit. I had planned on adding foil but with so many colours in the background I liked the black sentiment better. I added a strip of yellow cardstock to my card base and wrapped some baker's twine around it, tying it with a bow. I matted both the sentiment and the background before adhering the background and popping up the sentiment with foam squares.

Materials used:
Gina K. Designs: Lemon Drop, Blue Lagoon and Wild Lilac cardstock
                          Foiling sentiment from Made With Love StampTV kit
Laurentien coloured pencils
Odorless mineral spirits
Creative Memories oval cutting system
foam squares, blending stump, black marker and gold baker's twine from my stash

Friday, 24 February 2017

See-through card

I made this card for the StampTV MIUM challenge - I Can See Clearly Now!!  We had to use acetate or vellum on our card. I am also entering it in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.

I decided to use acetate to make a partial see through card front. I started with a piece of white cardstock. I scored it in half and on the inside I stamped the image with Jelly Bean Green ink,   coloured it with alcohol markers and added some Wink of Stella to the flowers. I then stamped the sentiment. For the front of the card, I cut off all except a small part at the top. I attached the acetate and then covered it with a piece of patterned paper. I then measured how far up from the bottom I wanted to reattach cardstock and patterned paper.

Materials used:
Gina K. Designs: Sending Love stamp set and patterned paper pack
                          Wild Lilac and Jelly Bean Green ink
                          White heavy base weight cardstock
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers: HB2, PL4, CT3, CG1, CG4
Clear Wink of Stella
acetate from my stash

Friday, 17 February 2017

Little Box

I made this box for the StampTV Kit Addicts Group challenge - Anything but A2. We could make anything but an A2 size card (4.25" x 5.5"). I am also entering it in a challenge that has ended but counts toward a yearly contest: StampTV MIUM: Show some Love.

This box opens by unhooking the tab from the brad on the left hand side and then both sides open outward. I started with an 8 1/4 x 11 inch piece of white cardstock to make a box that is slightly larger than 2 3/4 inches. I added the cardstock and patterned paper to decorate it. For the tab I stamped the heart image, punched it out and attached it to one side of the top with a brad. I punched a hole in the other side, large enough to go over the brad that was attached to the box on the other side.

This is what it looks like open:

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Art from the Heart stamp set
                          Made with Love patterned paper pack
                          Lipstick cardstock and ink
Sookwang tape
Stampin' Up! Punch
white cardstock, hole punch and brads from my stash

Thursday, 16 February 2017

One Stamp Set

This is a card I made for the StampTV MIUM challenge - Main Images. We had to create the background and focal point using the main images from one stamp set.

I decided to make a different sized card. It measures 6" x 3.5". I stamped and embossed the flowers on the card base and the focal image. I coloured them with alcohol markers, added the sentiment to the focal image and matted it. I added some brads before popping it up with some foam squares.

Supplies used:

Gina K. Designs: Especially for You stamp set
                             Sweet Mango cardstock
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Recollections Clear Detail Embossing powder
Bazzill Basics Simply Smooth White cardstock
Spectrum Noir markers: TN2, TN3, FS3, FS9, GB5, OR1, OR2, OR3
foam squares and brads from my stash

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Sympathy Card

This is a card I made for two challenges: StampTV MIUM - With Sympathy and Mod Squad Blog - Hearts and Flowers

 I needed a sympathy card this week, and wasn't sure if I would be able to combine the challenges but I think it works. 

I used a light pink ink to stencil the hearts onto a piece of white cardstock. On another piece of white cardstock, I stamped the flowers and sentiment. I made a rectangular mat for the image layer by using a square stitched die and partially running it through the machine. Then I moved the die down, matched the sides and ran it through the other way until it reached the previously cut area. I saw this technique on YouTube and it works really well. 

I matted the heart layer with a regular piece of black cardstock and ran some ribbon around it. I attached this to a white card base and popped up the focal image with some foam squares.

Supplies used: Gina K. Designs Love and Prayers stamp set
                                              Bubblegum Pink ink
                                              Color Companions Black Onyx ribbon
                                              White cardstock
ColorBox Lovely stencil
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Cottage Cutz Stitched Square Set die
Scrapbook Adhesives Black foam squares
Black cardstock from my stash