Sunday, 28 July 2019

Altenew July Inspiration Challenge

This beautiful photo is the inspiration for the Altenew July Inspiration Challenge. We can use the colours, the composition, the elements, the texture, or any combination to create our project. Here is the card I created.

I used the colours and the flower for my inspiration.

On a piece of white cardstock, I stamped the flowers and leaves, masking off the flowers when necessary. I coloured them with alcohol markers, and added the sentiment.

I attached this layer to a piece of pink cardstock and then added this to a white card base. To finish the card, I added a few sequins.

I used the following supplies:
Altenew: Always There, Beautiful Day stamp sets
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers: BP1, BP5, BP6, GY1, GY2, GY4, GB6, JG3, JG5, LG1
Gina K. Designs Black Amalgam ink
Post-It notes for masking
white and pink cardstock, , sequins from my stash

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Red, White and Blue

This month, the MISTI Monday challenge on Splitcoaststampers is to make a card with red, white and blue that is not for the July 4th holiday, but is for summer.  On the Gina K. Designs website, the Monthly Mix challenge is Flag, You're it!  We need to use the colours of any flag. I chose New Zealand, because I've always wanted to visit.

The butterflies were made using the Gina K. Designs (GKD) Butterfly Kisses stamp set, Dies and Foil-Mates. The Foil-Mates have the details of the butterflies printed with toner and that is where the foil adheres. Before foiling I stamped over the toner with the outlines of the butterflies with GKD  Powder Blue ink, and then foiled with Brilliant Blue Fancy Foil. I then cut them out with the matching dies. I went over the antennae and bodies with a Staedtler triplus fineliner Black marker.

I made a white gate fold card base and used a piece from the Floral Essentials patterned paper pack to decorate the front. I then put two butterflies on one side and one on the other so they interlock.

The photograph doesn't do justice to the sparkle and shine of the foil. In real life it is so pretty.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a good week.

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Just in CASE

This week, the challenge on the Mod Squad Challenge Blog is called Just in CASE.  We have to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) the card that's on the blog post. Here's my version:

I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Make your own Background.

I stamped the flowers and leaves, from the Gina K. Designs (GKD) Where Flowers Bloom stamp set, with GKD Black Amalgam ink on a piece of Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock. I coloured them in with Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers HB1, HB2, HB3, LV2, LV3, AG1, AG3, AG5. I used PL4 to add groups of dots around the images.

I cut this panel into three pieces, and matted each one with a piece of white cardstock that had the edges coloured with the PL4 marker. I attached these to a white card base with foam tape.

I then stamped an extra flower on a separate piece of cardstock, coloured it and fussy cut around it. Using a couple of the Cottage Cutz Stitched circle dies, I cut out two circles that were a little bigger than the flower. I coloued the smaller one with the PL4 marker, and for the larger one, I just coloured the very edge, so it looks like a white circle on top of the purple circle. I used Scor-Tape to adhere all of these layers together. 

Using VersaMark ink, I stamped the sentiment, from the GKD Stamper’s Favorites stamp set, onto a rectangular piece of cardstock. I heat embossed it in silver, matted it with a piece of coloured cardstock, added the flower, and attached it with some foam tape.

To finish off the card, I added Simply White Nuvo Crystal Drops to the centers of the flowers.

Monday, 1 July 2019

Bridge Card

The theme for the Scor-Pal challenge this month is Anything Goes, with the option of Patriotic. You just need to have more than one score on your project. I am  Canadian, so I used red and white on my card.

I saw this card design on Jennifer McGuire's blog, and thought I would give it a try. It is called a Bridge card, because the layer in the front bridges the two sides together.

I started with a piece of Gina K. Designs Red Velvet cardstock that measured 5 1/2" x 8". With the 8" side at the top of my Scor-Pal, I scored at 1 1/4" and 2 1/2" from each side. I folded both sides in at the 2 1/2" mark, and then folded them back at the 1 1/4" mark. This makes a 5 1/2" square card. If you want an A2 size card, you can either start with a 4 1/4" x 8" piece and score as indicated above, or you can start with a 5 1/2" x 5 3/4" piece and score at 3/4" and 1 1/2" on each side. 

I took a piece of white cardstock, and using my Scor-Pal, I scored a diamond pattern on it. I cut it down to 3" x 5 1/2" and adhered it to the inside of the card with Scor-Tape.

Using Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, I stamped the flowers and leaves, from the Altenew Always There stamp set, with Gina K. Designs Black Amalgam ink. I coloured them with Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers: CR7, CR11, DR3, DR7, CG1, CG2, CG4, LY3, GY1, fussy cut them and went around the edges with the True Black marker. That covered up any spots that had a bit of white showing.

I took another piece of white cardstock and die cut the edges, using a die that came with a Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine: Sara Davies Signature Collection Shabby Chic Antique Edge Die. I arranged the flowers and leaves, and used Scor-Tape to adhere them. I taped this piece to the left hand side of the card, folded this section in, folded out the right hand side, and taped it to the outside right hand piece. That way, when you stand it up, both sides will be standing out to the front.

I didn't add a sentiment to the front, but I attached a piece of white cardstock to the back of the card and added a sentiment and personal message there.

I had an extra flower and leaf, so I decided to make a matching envelope.

I used the Scor-Envi, which has the measurements of the paper and where to score printed on it. It makes it so easy to create all sizes of envelopes.

I hope everyone in Canada and the United States has a happy holiday - July 1st and 4th, respectively!