Saturday, 24 February 2018

Die Cut Images

This week there was a new release at Gina K. Designs, so I made this card for the Release Party Challenge - Cut It Out. We are to use die cut stamped images as our focal image. I made a matching envelope for the StampTV Monthly Mix challenge - And the Envelope, Please. I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Make your own Background.

For the card: I started with a piece of watercolour paper. I tapped some blue ink pads on my craft mat to get some ink to watercolour with. I started with the darker colour at the top and blended down to the lighter colour at the bottom. I let this dry thoroughly. I stamped the boughs and pine cones and cut them out with the matching dies. I layered the watercoloured layer onto a blue mat and then a white card base. I adhered the boughs and cones with some foam squares and added the sentiment which was stamped on a small white rectangle.

For the envelope: I stamped the boughs and cones and then die cut a rectangle using a square die by partially cutting it and then moving the die and partially cutting from the other side. I sponged the edge of the rectangle with blue and adhered it with adhesive tape.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Seasonal Sentiments Stamp set and coordinating dies
                            Ink: Blue Denim, Powder Blue, Christmas Pine, Dark Chocolate
                            Blue Denim and White cardstock
Cottage Cutz Square Stitched die
Canson Bristol XL Recycled paper
paint brush, foam squares, sponge dauber, adhesive tape from my stash

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Daffodil card and envelope

The challenge for February on StampTV is And The Envelope Please. We are to decorate an envelope and can make a matching card if we want.

I needed to make a birthday card for a good friend and decorated an envelope to go with it.

For the card, I stamped the daffodils, butterfly and sentiment in black and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I coloured the flowers and butterfly with alcohol markers and matted this layer with a piece of white cardstock that I had coloured with one of the green alcohol markers. I just coloured the edges that would be showing. I then attached this to a white card base.

For the envelope, I stamped the sentiment along the bottom of the envelope. I then stamped the butterflies and heat embossed them with clear powder. I stamped the daffodils on the flap of the envelope and heat embossed them with clear, as well. I then coloured them, holding the envelope open when I coloured the butterflies so that it wouldn't bleed through the back of the envelope.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Sending Love and Happy Birthday to You stamp sets
                            Grass Green ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spectrum Noir: Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
                         Alcohol markers: CT2, CT3, GY4, LG4, LG5, AG4
Envelope, clear embossing powder from my stash

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Card with Matching Envelope

This week I made a card and envelope that I am entering in a few challenges: StampTV Monthly Mix challenge - And the Envelope Please!; Mod Squad challenge - Have a Heart; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - It Must be Love.

For the envelope, I used an embossing folder along the bottom and sponged on some red ink to bring out the design. I then stamped the hearts along the side.

For the card, I stamped VersaMark ink through a stencil and then heat embossed it in red on a piece of white cardstock. I matted this with black and added it to a white card base. On another piece of white cardstock, I stamped the heart and sentiment and cut it out in a heart shape. I used a gold metallic marker to add a border. I popped this up with some foam squares and added a gold bow.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Square Pegs Stamp set
                            White and Black cardstock
                            Cherry Red ink
VersaMark ink
Sizzix embossing folder
ColorBox Lovely Art Screen stencil
Sakura Gold Calligrapher marker
red embossing powder, foam squares, ribbon from my stash