Tuesday, 18 February 2020

PearlEx Powders

This week on the Mod Squad Challenge Blog, we are to use Perfect Pearls or other mica powders on our card.




I used the Gina K. Designs Lovely Lilies stamp set, by Claire Brennan. I stamped each layer with Ranger Perfect Medium onto Gina K. Designs Black cardstock, and added PearlEx Powdered Pigments. In between each layer, I used my anti-static bag and gently tapped over the image. I used #683 Bright Yellow and #658 Aztec Gold for the main flower, and #684 Flamingo Pink for the center. Then I added the stamen with the Bright Yellow. I stamped the sentiment and used the Pink PearlEx to colour it. Then I adhered some rhinestones before adding it to a white card base.

Monday, 10 February 2020

Sweet Friend

I liked combining challenges for my last card and decided to make another card for these four challenges: Gina K. Designs Monthly Mix challenge - Just Add TextureMod Squad challenge - You're All HeartSplitcoaststampers MISTI Monday challenge - Happy Galentine's Day (make a card for your favourite gal); and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - With Love.


So I was trying to get some texture on the background, and I tried a technique that embosses with a stencil. I used a rubber mat with the stencil (ColorBox 'Lovely' stencil) and cardstock in my Cuttlebug and got a slightly raised design. I thought that it didn't show up that well, and decided to add some Gina K. Designs (GKD) Red Velvet ink through the stencil onto the raised parts. Well, now it looks like I just used a stencil! In person, you can feel that the hearts are raised. I added this panel to a piece of  GKD Red Velvet cardstock and then onto a white card base.

I found a couple of heart die cuts that I forgot I had, so I used my MISTI to line up and stamp the sentiment, from the GKD Sweet Camellia stamp set, with GKD Red Velvet ink. I then embossed it with clear embossing powder. I also sponged some ink on the edge of the heart. I added this to the red heart and adhered it to the card with some foam squares. I thought it needed a little something, so I used a Glue Dot to fasten the bow above the hearts.

Sunday, 9 February 2020

You Brighten my Day

There are a few challenges this week that have a similar theme, so I made a card that fits all of the requirements. I am entering it in the following challenges: 
Splitcoaststampers MISTI Monday challenge - Happy Galentine's Day (make a card for your favourite gal); and 





There are a few challenges this week that have a similar theme, so I made a card that fits all of the requirements. I am entering it in the following challenges: Gina K. Designs Monthly Mix challenge - Just Add TextureMod Squad challenge - You're All HeartSplitcoaststampers MISTI Monday challenge - Happy Galentine's Day (make a card for your favourite gal); and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - With Love.



I started by adding some texture to my background with some texture paste that I made. I taped my white cardstock to a stencil and spread the texture paste through the stencil. Once it dried, I added some ribbon and taped it to a red card base.

I cut out a heart by hand, and using my MISTI, added my sentiment, and heat embossed it in white. I sponged the edge of the heart with some red ink. I added it to the card with some foam squares and finished it off with some heart rhinestones.

I used the following supplies:
MISTI
Gina K. Designs: Layered Daisies stamp set
              Sassy Stripes stencil
              Red Velvet cardstock and ink
VersaMark ink
homemade texture paste, ribbon, white embossing powder, foam squares, rhinestones

Monday, 3 February 2020

Assorted Cards

I made a few cards for challenges last month that I didn't post on my blog. So I thought I would show them to you.

This one uses strips of patterned paper and cardstock.



I used some digital stamps, cut them out and layered them onto a stenciled background for this card.



The next card has an alcohol marker marbled background. I used a piece of acetate, scribbled the markers onto it and spritzed it with rubbing alcohol. Then I laid a piece of photo paper on top to pick up the ink. I repeated that a couple of times to fill in all the areas and to get a nice pattern.


Thanks for having a look!

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Wishing You Joy

Before Christmas, Bella Crafts Publishing showed how to make a project, with products from Therm O Web and Gina K. Designs. There was also a contest to win a prize package from Therm O Web, and I won! This is what I received.




I made this card with some of the products.


The Glitz Glitter Gel gives such a nice sparkle, and is so easy to add through the stencil. Thanks so much to Therm O Web and Bella Crafts Publishing!

Saturday, 1 February 2020

Small Take-Out Box



It's time for the Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge. This month the theme is Anything Goes, so I made a little Valentine treat box that looks like a little take-out box.



I received a box that looked similar to this for Christmas, but it was too big to fit on an 8 1/2" x 11" page. I thought about re-sizing it and then figured someone else might have already done the work. I looked online and found this template.

Take Out - Take Away Box Template


After I printed it on cardstock, I cut it out, and used my Scor-Pal to score on the dotted lines. I printed it again, on white paper, and glued it to the back of my patterned paper. I cut it out and then cut apart the 4 sides before attaching it to the cardstock. I used Scor-Tape to put the box together, so it would hold together well.

If I made this again, I would cover the inside, as well, because you can see the template markings. I think I would also leave the patterned paper in one piece, although I might need to cut it slightly larger to allow it to go around the corners.

It holds 4 of the candies seen below, but there isn't any spare room!



Sunday, 19 January 2020

Mandala Stencil

I am loving all the blue cards that I'm seeing on the Splitcoaststampers MISTI Monday challenge - Perfect Pantone, so I thought I would make another one. I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use a Stencil.





I blended ink through the stencil, getting lighter as I went out from the middle. I attached it to a white card base with a blue mat. I thought it looked a little plain, so I went over most of the blue ink with Ranger Glossy Accents to give it some shine, and added a rhinestone in the middle.

I used my MISTI to double stamp my sentiment in blue, and clear heat embossed it. I cut it out, using my Cut-Align ruler to make sure it was straight. I matted it with blue, and attached it with foam squares.


Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Mandala Burst stencil
               Blue Denim ink, cardstock
               Birthday Blessings stamp set
MISTI

Cut-Align
Ranger Glossy Accents
clear embossing powder, foam squares, rhinestone


Saturday, 18 January 2020

Argyle Design

I have another card for the Gina K. Designs Monthly Mix Challenge - Let's Reflect. We have to take a card we made last year and give it a new look. I decided to make it in blue, so I can enter it in the Splitcoaststampers MISTI Monday Challenge - Perfect Pantone. The Pantone colour this year is Classic Blue, and the Blue Denim ink and cardstock from Gina K. Designs is a great match.

This is the card from last year.



And here is my new card.




To make this pattern, start with a square piece of cardstock. Mine measured 5 1/4-inches 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.

For the silver mat, use a white piece of cardstock and colour the edges with a silver marker. Mine measured 5 1/2-inches square. Attach the silver mat to a white card base. Mine was 5 3/4-inches square. Attach the blue panel onto the silver mat.

Stamp the sentiment (using a MISTI to double stamp), heat emboss in clear, die cut it and trace around the edge of the die cut with the silver marker. Attach it to the blue panel with some foam squares and add a few rhinestones to finish it off.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Birthday Blessings stamp set
         Blue Denim ink and cardstock
         Decorative Label die set
MISTI

Scor-Pal
Scor-Bug
Silver Sharpie pen
clear embossing powder, foam squares, rhinestones

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Blue Feathers

This month, the Splitcoaststampers MISTI Monday Challenge is called Perfect Pantone. Pantone's Color of 2020 is Classic Blue, and we are to use that color on our card. Luckily, Gina K. Designs Blue Denim ink and cardstock are a matching color. For the Gina K. Designs January Monthly Mix Challenge, Let's Reflect, we are to take a card from last year, and give it a re-make.

This is a card I made last February.


And here is my re-made card.


I made an ombre background with Blue Denim ink and a blending brush. Using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment, from the Gina K. Designs Stamper’s Favorites stamp set, in VersaMark ink, and heat embossed it in white. I added this panel to a white card base.

The feathers, from the same stamp set, were also stamped with VersaMark ink, and heat embossed it in white. I added ink to the feathers, using the leftover ink on the blending brush. I rubbed the white embossed part to remove any ink that might have adhered to it. I added the feathers to the card, and used a foam square to pop up the tip of one of the feathers.



Monday, 6 January 2020

Reflecting Again

I have another birthday card today. It fits two challenges: Gina K. Designs January Monthly Mix - Let's Reflect, and Mod Squad - Patterned Paper Play.

For the Let's Reflect challenge, we are to take a card from last year, and give it a makeover. I chose this card, and used the same stamp set for the background.


The Patterned Paper Play challenge asked us to make our own patterned paper. Here is my new card.


I decided to leave the background in one piece, instead of cutting it into three panels. I used different colours for the flowers, but otherwise the background is pretty much the same. I coloured the edge of the piece that I used for the mat with the darkest marker that I used for the flower. I did the same thing on the mat for the sentiment. 

I found the beautiful bow among my ribbon collection, and added it near the bottom. I used foam squares to adhere the sentiment, and then added Nuvo Crystal Drops to the middle of the flowers.

Here are the supplies I used:
Gina K. Designs: Where Flowers Bloom stamp set
                            Rose Peonies stamp set (sentiment)
                            Jet Black Amalgam ink
Spectrum Noir: Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock

                         Alcohol markers MG1, MG3, MG4, MG5, DR6, AG1, AG3, AG5
Nuvo Crystal Drops: Gloss - Simply White 
1 3/4" scalloped circle punch
2" circle punch
foam squares

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Let's Reflect

The new challenge at Gina K. Designs Monthly Mix is Let's Reflect. We are to take a card from last year, and re-create it, using at least one element from the original card. There is also a Mod Squad Challenge called Patterned Paper Play. We have to create our own patterned paper. I decided to combine them when I made my card.

This is the card from last year that I chose.


The element that I kept is the background. I made it a separate layer for my new card, so it's home made patterned paper.



I stamped the snowflakes, from the Gina K. Designs Sparkling Snowflake set, with Gina K. Designs Blue Denim ink, then stamped over them with VersaMark ink and clear embossed them. I fastened the 'patterned paper' to a dark blue panel and attached it to a white card base.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Massive Messages stamp set and was stamped and embossed the same way. I matted it with dark blue cardstock and added it to the card with some foam squares. For the final touch, I adhered some rhinestones to the middle of some of the snowflakes.

I hope you like the re-created version of this card!