Sunday, 21 April 2019

Ombre Birthday Card

Happy Easter!  My son had a birthday recently, so I wanted to give him the card before I posted it here. The Gina K. Designs Monthly Mix Challenge for April is to make an ombre background. My son's favourite colour is green, so I made an ombre green background.

I sponged 4 different green inks onto a piece of white cardstock, blending each to the one beside it. I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink, sprinkled copper embossing powder on it and heat set it. I attached the front panel to a piece of Jelly Bean Green cardstock and then to a white card base. I finished it off with a few sequins.

I used the following supplies:

Gina K. Designs: Massive Messages stamp set
                           Key Lime, Jelly Bean Green, Grass Green, Fresh Asparagus ink
                           Jelly Bean Green, White cardstock 
VersaMark ink
1/4” Scor-Tape
sponge daubers, heat gun
copper embossing powder, sequins, from my stash

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Easter Card

Easter is coming up, so I thought I better get some cards made.  I wanted to do a sun ray pattern, but I didn't have a stencil, so I decided to make one. I drew the pattern in Silhouette Studio and then cut it out of a piece of acetate with my Silhouette Cameo machine. 

I started with a piece of white cardstock and stamped the frame with black amalgam ink. I knew I would be using water based ink and an alcohol marker and the amalgam ink would not bleed with either one. I stamped the frame again, on a plain piece of paper, and cut out the top and bottom sections. I used this as a mask and sponged through the stencil to create the sun ray pattern. I used less ink as I sponged toward the edge to create the ombre effect.

I coloured in the frame with a purple marker to make it look like layers of cardstock. I stamped the frame on some patterned paper and cut out the sides of the belly band. I attached them onto the frame, stamped the sentiment, and taped the panel onto a white card base. I added a few rhinestones to finish it off.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Gina K. Designs April Monthly Mix Challenge - Ombre Ink Blending
Mod Squad Challenge - Stencil Your Background

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Fabulous Frame, Holiday Frame Fillers, Birthday Blessings Stamp sets
                            Sending Love paper pack
                            Sweet Corn, Black Amalgam ink
Spectrum Noir: Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock 
                          PL4 Alcohol Marker
homemade stencil, rhinestones from my stash

Monday, 1 April 2019

Argyle Birthday Card

I have some exciting news to share. I have been selected to be on the Design Team for Scor-Pal! Every month, we have a challenge to make a project that has more than one score. This month's theme is Texture (click Here to get to the Scor-Pal blog), so I made a card with a textured front panel.

I found the Argyle pattern in the Score, Fold, Create book by Scor-Pal. To make this pattern, start with a square piece of cardstock. Mine measured 5 1/2-inch square. With the right side down, line up the top point and bottom point with the 6-inch mark on your Scor-Pal. Score at the 3-inch, 4-inch, 5-inch, 6-inch, 7-inch, 8-inch and 9-inch marks. Move the top of the cardstock down a bit from the top, still aligned at the 6-inch mark. Using the Scor-Bug, roll along the 2 1/2-inch, 3 1/2-inch, 4 1/2-inch, 5 1/2-inch, 6 1/2-inch, 7 1/2-inch, 8 1/2-inch and 9 1/2-inch marks. Turn the cardstock 90 degrees and repeat the scoring directions. The Scor-Bug makes a line of little bumps in between the scored lines to give the argyle look.

To make the butterfly, I used one of the Foil Mates images, stamped the corresponding stamp over it, cut it out with the matching die and foiled it with gold foil. I drew over the body and antenna with a black marker.

For the sentiment, I stamped it in black on white cardstock, heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, and cut it out with a die. I didn't have a slightly larger die to make a nice border, so I traced around the die onto black cardstock and cut it out with scissors. I adhered the sentiment onto the black cardstock with Scor-Tape.

To assemble the card, I taped the yellow layer onto a 5 5/8-inch square piece of black cardstock and then onto a 6-inch white card base. I attached the sentiment with some foam squares and added the butterfly with Scor-Tape.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you give the Argyle pattern a try!

I used the following supplies:
1/2” Scor-Tape
Score, Fold, Create book
Gina K. Designs: Butterfly Kisses Stamp n Foil stamps, Foil Mates and Dies
                            Decorative Label Die Set
                            Birthday Blessings Stamp set
                            Wild Dandelion, White, and Black cardstock 
                            Sweet Mango ink
Therm O Web Gold Deco Foil
Memento Tuxedo Black ink 
clear embossing powder, foam squares, black marker from my stash