Sunday, 14 January 2018

29 again?

Hello there! I've been playing in my craftroom this weekend and managed to create a few cards. StampNation is celebrating its 7th birthday with a new cardmaking class to help us build a nice stack of birthday cards for friends and family. It's also a great incentive to rummage through my stamp sets and give my underused stamps some love. Here's my first snarky and interactive birthday card.

When you rotate the top circle around the heart brad, the hidden message is revealed.

Materials used:

 Ring in the celebration (Winnie and Walter)
Young at heart (CAS-ual Fridays)
Large circle die (Lifestyle Crafts nesting dies) (OLD)
Stitched circle die (Shaker Flower, MFT)
Crazy double running stitch die (CUTplorations) (NEW)
Mandarine spice, Royal treatment, 
Peppermint scrub (Catherin Pooler) (NEW)
Versafine black
Neenah solar white
Hot pink CS from my stash (OLD)
Heart brad (Eyelet Outlet) (OLD)
Dark red alcohol marker for colouring the brad

I'm playing at:

Seize the Birthday - Anything goes

Bugaboo 8th Birthday Bash - Day 1: Bold and bright

Naughty or Nice - NON47 Celebrate

SOS - #336 Out with the old, in with the new

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Another CAS Christmas tree

I have another glittery card to share with you all. Really love how this one turned out.

I started by applying Ranger texture paste through a NBUS (never before used schtuff) stencil by Simon Says Stamp (Christmas Scene), sprinkling with embossing powder (Wanderlust by WoW for Catherine Pooler Designs) and heat setting the powder once the texture paste had dried.

I did not want a black sentiment so I usde Memento Elderberry ink to stamp my sentiment (Sentimental: Winter, Winnie and Walter). I die cut my panel using a die from Essentials: Noelle Cutaways (Winnie and Walter). I stacked my panel with two more panels in black to give a hint of a shadow.

I'm playing at:

AAA Cards - #105 Sparkle

CAS-ual Fridays - CFC190 All that glitters

STAMPlorations Theme and Sketch - I went with the sketch

Merry Monday - #271 Embossing

Sparkles Christmas - #84 White on White

CAS Christmas trees

Just popping in quickly with a CAS Christmas card.

Materials used:

Cardstock - Neenah Solar white
Stamp - Holiday Trimmings (Winnie and Walter)
Ink - Eucalyptus (Catherine Pooler)
Glitter - Glitter Ritz
Miscellaneous - double-sided tape, star gem from my stash, corner chomper, MISTI

I'm playing at:

AAA Cards - #105 Sparkle

HLS Christmas - Anything goes

STAMPlorations CAS - Anything CAS goes

CAS-ual Fridays - CFC190

Friday, 5 January 2018

Believe in the Magic

I'm back with another card. I'm still playing with my new Tombow dual brush markers, and also with a new Winnie and Walter stamp set that I bought during the Black Friday sales and which arrived just before Christmas.

When this stamp set (Sweet Holiday with Evelin T Designs) was released back in November, I immediately fell for the stamp I used on my card today.

Based on the swatches I had made (different watercolour mediums on different types of watercolour card), I decided to start by stamping the image onto my cheapest, smooth watercolour cardstock (200 gsm) twice so that I could play with the various marker colours. I did get some bleeding outside of my stamped image, but otherwise I was so happy with the results that I decided to fussy cut my image out and use it on a card right away.

To create my background, I started with a panel of Canson Montval 300 gsm and used blue painter's tape to mask off the lower portion of my panel and tape down my panel to a piece of board. After scribbling on my colours using my Tombow markers, I spritzed liberally with water and used a heat tool to move and dry the paint.

After die cutting my panel (Custom panels, Avery Elle) and heat embossing my sentiment in white (SSS), I placed the fussy cut image onto my panel without adhering, so that I could add snow to the background as well as the image by flicking Gansai Tambi white gold paint on top.

I adhered my panel to my card base using liquid glue and then foam-mounted my image.

I'm playing at:

W&W - Color Combo with Heather H

Jingle Belles - Look what Santa (Marianne) brought me

SSS Wednesday - Something new

ATSM - #273 Holiday

HLS Watercolour - Anything goes

HLS Christmas - Anything goes


Hello everyone. I'm trying to make the most of my time off this week by creating a few cards for a couple of challenges.

This card was inspired by the sketch of this fortnight's LIM challenge, the products of the January Mix It Up challenge at the Ellen Hutson blog and the theme of the new CASology challenge.

I used my new Tombow dual brush markers to ink up my Mondo Hydrangea stamp (Essentials by Ellen) in my MISTI, spraying gently with water before stamping. I repeated this until I was happy with the stamped impression. I went lightly over the lines with a damp brush to further soften the lines and then went in with the markers to add more colour to the flower hearts. After die cutting my panel with my go to stitched rectangle die (SSS), I stamped the sentiment (Brushed Blossom, Concord and 9th) in black Archival ink. After adhering my panel to my card base (Bazzill), I decided to add a little oomph by adhering a heart-shaped jewl using Glossy Accents.



Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Birthday box

Today I'm back with a birthday box that I created using a tutorial by one of the DT members at StampNation in honour of the Housewarming Party celebrating the new member platform.

Materials used:

Stamps and dies from the Beautiful World SOA collection (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Catherine Pooler inks (It's a boy, All that jazz)
Cardstock/vellum - Neenah solar white cardstock, Bazzill vellum, scraps of red and teal

I'm linking up my creation at:

Tuesday Morning Sketches - #424 Anything goes

MAWTT - #61 Anything but a card

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes