Sunday, 25 November 2018

Let it Snow

Simon Says Stamp has two challenges every week - one on Monday and one on Wednesday. This week, they are both about snow and cold so I made a card for both challenges: Monday - Let it Snow, and Wednesday - Baby, it's Cold Outside. I am also entering this in the StampTV Monthly Mix challenge - Monochromatic Christmas Card/Project.

This was a fairly easy card to make. I started with a piece of blue cardstock from my scrap pile, stamped the snowflakes with VersaMark ink and embossed them in white. I stamped the sentiment on some white cardstock and rounded the corners. I stamped the snowflake in blue, embossed it in clear and cut it out with the coordinating die. After attaching the snowflake layer to a white card base, I popped up the sentiment with foam squares and added the die cut snowflake.

Here are the supplies I used:
Gina K. Designs: Sparkling Snowflake stamp set and coordinating die
                            Blue Denim ink
VersaMark ink
blue, white cardstock; clear, white embossing powder; corner rounder; foam squares from my stash

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Birthday Grid Card

I had so much fun making the last card that I decided to make another one using the grid technique. I have a friend who has a birthday coming up, so I made this card for her. I am entering it in the Mod Squad Challenge - Modern Grid.

I started by stamping the flower and then drew the grid lines. I coloured the flower and a few of the squares. Then I stamped the small flowers in a few squares and stamped the sentiment near the bottom. I matted the layer with black and added it to a white card base.

I used these supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Especially for You, Happy Birthday to You, Where Flowers Bloom stamp sets
                            Amalgam, Bubblegum Pink, Dusty Rose, Innocent Pink ink
Spectrum Noir: Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock
                         Alcohol Markers: PV1, PV2, PV3, PV4, CT4, MG3, PP1, AP1, BP1
American Craft precision pen 01 Black
black cardstock from my stash

Monday, 12 November 2018

Snowflake Modern Grid

I made this card for two challenges: the Mod Squad Challenge - Modern Grid, and the StampTV Monthly Mix challenge - Monochromatic Christmas Card/Project. 

I stamped the snowflake and embossed it with a sparkly embossing powder. I decided to make my grid lines on a slant. I hope that's allowed! Once they were all drawn, I stamped a few small snowflakes in different colours of blue ink and attached the panel to a blue card base. I stamped the sentiment and matted it with blue cardstock before popping it up with some foam squares.

I used the following supplies: 
Gina K. Designs: Sparkling Snowflakes, Seasonal Sentiments, Christmas Joy stamp sets
                            Blue Denim, Powder Blue, Ocean Mist ink
                            White, Blue Denim cardstock 
Blue Staedtler triplus fineliner marker
sparkly embossing powder, foam squares from my stash

Monday, 5 November 2018

Square Christmas Card

Gina K. Designs had a new release last week and there was a Release Party Challenge on StampTV - Square Up! We were to make a square card. There is also a monthly challenge on Stamp TV, and this month it is to make a Monochromatic Christmas Card/Project. I made this card to enter into both challenges. 

I decided to do a fairly simple design and dress it up with embossing. I used three different colours of embossing powder and mixed two of them together to give me the colour I wanted. After stamping a poinsettia with VersaMark ink, I spooned one colour on every second petal, one at a time, dumping the excess off each one, before moving on to the next. Then I covered the whole flower with the mixed colour and heated it. I repeated the process until the whole piece was covered. I then matted it with red before attaching it to a white card base.

I stamped the sentiment on a small piece of white cardstock and popped it up with a piece of foam tape.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Merry & Bright Stamp set
                            Cherry Red ink
                            Red Velvet cardstock
VersaMark ink
white cardstock, embossing powder, foam tape from my stash