Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Coral Birthday Card

I have another card for the Gina K. Monthly Mix Challenge - Color of the Year (which is Coral). I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

I started with a piece of white cardstock and sponged Coral Reef ink over it, starting at the top and fading out toward the bottom. I stamped the sentiment, from the Massive Messages set, with Black Amalgam ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I attached this front panel to a white card base.

I stamped the feathers, from the Stamper's Favorite set, in Moonlit Fog and heat embossed them in clear. Using a clear acrylic block, I tapped the Coral Reef ink pad a few times and used a waterbrush to pick up some of the colour and colour in the feathers. After cutting them out, I popped them onto the card front with some foam squares. 

For the Gina K. challenge, we have to show the inside of the card. I simply stamped the feather in Coral Reef and will add the verse when I am ready to give the card.

All of the stamps, ink and cardstock are from Gina K. Designs.

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Stair Step Card

I was inspired by a card that Melanie Muenchinger made (HERE) and decided to make one to enter a couple of challenges: Scor-Pal More than One Score challenge #56 Anything Goes; and Gina K. Designs Monthly Mix challenge - Color of the Year (Coral). 

To make this card, start with a piece of cardstock that measures 5" x 10.5" and with your Scor-Pal, score along the long side at 1.25", 2.5", 4.25", 6" and 8.25". Fold accordion style, starting with a mountain fold. You will end up with this:

Stamp flowers and leaves and cut them out. I used the Gina K. Designs Dazzling Dahlia stamp set and coordinating dies. I stamped the flowers in Coral Reef, and for some of them I stamped again without re-inking, to give a lighter colour. I stamped the leaves in Lucky Clover.

Stamp a sentiment on the lowest part of the card (I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink) and add your flowers and leaves along the top edges of the 'steps' with some Scor-Tape. I also attached a flower to the back of the card and I will add a sentiment when I am ready to give the card to someone.

Thanks for taking a look and I hope you try this type of card. It is quite fun to make and still fits in a regular sized envelope (4.25" x 5.5") when folded.

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Greet your Vellum

I wanted to make a birthday card for a friend, so I used a couple of challenges to determine my design and colour. The first challenge is Mod Squad - Greet your Vellum. We have to have our greeting on vellum. The second challenge is Gina K. Designs Monthly Mix - Color of the Year. We need to use the color Coral, and show a peek of the decorated inside of the card.

Here is a better look at the front and inside:  

I recently purchased the Butterfly Kisses Stamp n Foil set, which includes a stamp set, a set of Foil Mates detail sheets and coordinating dies. I first stamped the butterflies, in coral, over the foil mates detail images and then cut them out with the dies. I ran them through my laminator with gold foil, which transferred the foil to the detailed areas. I coloured over the body and antenna with a black marker.

To make the front background, I used a stencil and sponged the coral ink through. I also used this on the inside corner. I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto a piece of vellum and attached it to the stenciled background. I matted this with coral cardstock before adhering it to the white card base. I popped up the butterflies on the front with foam squares and added another butterfly inside.

I used the following supplies:

Gina K. Designs: Butterfly Kisses Stamp n Foil set
                            Coral Reef ink and cardstock 
                            Little Thoughts Mini Stamp set
Hampton Art stencil
VersaMark ink
Gold Therm O Web deco foil
white cardstock, black embossing powder, vellum, foam squares, black marker from my stash