Thursday, September 24, 2015

Poppystamps Project

My first Christmas project is up at Poppystamps and it's a tag with a hidden message! Please stop by here to check out all the details.




Friday, September 18, 2015

India Ink Background

I was playing around with my Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay India Inks (more info on them here and here) and came up with a background with waves and squiggles of colour which reminded me a little of marbling. I decided to black emboss My Favorite Things Roses All Over Background on top and see what happened. I liked the look and made it into a card.


I die cut a circle from the embossed panel using MFT Circle Stax and heat embossed a sentiment from MFT Birthday Greetings. The card feels "artsy" to me so using MFT Snow Drifts Die I cut a curvy strip of yellow card stock and added on the front.

I'm entering this card for My Favorite Things You Could Be A Card Design Superstar.



Also for Simon Says Stamps Die Crazy Challenge here and Simon Says Stamp Love This Technique Challenge here.

Wishing you an inky day!




Thursday, September 17, 2015

Birthday Roses


I'm back with another card for My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar. All the details can be found here.

When I first saw MFT Roses All Over Background I instantly put it at the top of my wish list. This is such a pretty stamp that works with lots of techniques, including one of my faves, watercolours.


I used watercolours in blues and pinks and white heat embossed the roses. The Snow Drifts Die came in handy to add a curvy cut and the sentiment from MFT Birthday Greetings was embossed with Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder. I also flicked on some white paint and added a few sequins.

I'm entering this in Simon Says Stamp Die Crazy Challenge here and the Simon Says Stamp Love This Technique Challenge here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!




Color Bursts

I've been playing around with Ken Oliver's Color Bursts and boy are they addictive. I think I could spend all day colouring paper!


I took one of my watercoloured masterpieces (tee hee) and die cut it three times with My Favorite Things Double Dot Border Die. I wanted to have the dot strips raised up from the background but without foam dots so I die cut the dots from white card stock so that I had 3 white die cuts to layer behind each watercoloured piece.


The dots were adhered to glitter card stock and I created a black frame from two MFT Rectangle Stax Dies. The sentiment is from MFT Say Hello Transformables Die. It was die cut from silver and black card stock and I just snipped the word from the frame. I adhered them together slightly off set. Love how this card turned out!

I'm entering this card for My Favorite Things You Could Be A Card Design Superstar Challenge here and for Simon Says Stamp Die Crazy Challenge here.


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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Vellum Shaker


I have a shaker card for you today for My Favorite Things You Could Be A Card Design Superstar Challenge here!


I coloured white vellum with alcohol inks in blue and purple and applied the inks in a circular swirl pattern. I love using alcohol inks, you never know exactly how each piece will turn out! I die cut My Favorite Things Triangle Screen from the vellum, adhered it to acetate and added back some of the triangles and left the centre portion empty for the shaker window.


The background for the shaker is also vellum coloured in paler hues of blue and purple.


I finished off with a sentiment from My Favorite Things Peaceful Wildflowers stamp set and a couple of thin black strips of card stock.

I'm also entering this card for Simon Says Stamps Die Crazy Challenge here and Simon Says Stamp Love This Technique Challenge here.

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Thanks for dropping by!




Thursday, September 10, 2015