Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Today I am sharing a card that I made for my daughter for Easter which I made on Easter Saturday.
This is also my card for the following Challenges:
Crafty Catz Challenge #366 - Anything goes with an optional twist of Animals
Splitcoaststampers - Free for All F4A369 - Think Spring
The adorable images (other than the butterfly) are by Memory Box from their Springtime Bunnies and Birthday Bunnies stamp sets. Specifically, the bow and the carrot are from the Birthday Bunnies set and the eggs, both bunnies, basket of eggs and sentiment are from Springtime Bunnies. I have had these 2 sets for a while and been itching to make a card with them. The butterfly and the trail are from the Lawn Fawn Chirpy Chirp Chirp set.
I stamped the images onto Ranger Watercolour cardstock using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink then coloured the images using Derwent Inktense pencils and a #2 round paintbrush. I have been very out-of-practice doing any colouring of late so I had a few attempts before I was happy with the final result. I diecut all the images with the matching dies.
The sky and lawn are from the latest release 6" x 6" pad by Lawn Fawn - Watercolour Wishes. I diecut the lawn using a Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside border die then attached it to the sky then ran it through my Bigshot using a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die.
I drew on a few extra lines of my butterfly trail with a Copic black multiliner pen as the stamped line wasn't quite long enough.
The rainbow paper is also by Lawn Fawn - Perfectly Plaid Rainbow from their 6" x 6" pad. I diecut the bottom using a Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop borders die just to add a bit of interest.
The twine is from KMart (Australia) which came in a pack of 5 plain colours. It's very thin compared to other twines but I really like the colours Lastly, I added some sparkle using a Wink of Stella Clear glitter brush to all the eggs, bow, butterfly and the bunny cheeks - which as always, is very hard to see in the photo but looks really pretty in real life :-) The eggs are popped up on dimensionals.
Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Stamps: Memory Box - Springtime Bunnies and Birthday Bunnies, Lawn Fawn - Chirpy Chirp Chirp
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black
Designer Paper: Lawn Fawn Watercolour Wishes and Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6" x 6" pads
Accessories: Big Shot, Tombow Mono Multi glue, dimensionals, twine (KMart), Wink of Stella Clear Glitter brush, Copic black multiliner, Derwent Inktense pencils, #2 round paintbrush, Ranger watercolour cardstock
Dies: Memory Box - Springtime Bunnies and Birthday Bunnies, Lawn Fawn Chirpy Chirp Chirp, Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Borders, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle, Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop Borders die
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Just stopping in to share a card that I made for my daughter for Valentine's Day just to say how much I love her. I used one of my new purchases - a Penny Black stamp called Purr-fectly Sweet - no surprise there I guess!
This is also my card for the following Challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs - Love
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - Challenge #226 - Love is in the Air
Splitcoaststampers - Free for All Friday F4A363 of Make a Valentine
I must find some new Challenge blogs as many of the ones that I have entered over the years have stopped. If you have any suggestions, please leave a comment and let me know.
I stamped the image onto Bristol Smooth White cardstock with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink using my MISTI then coloured it with a mix of Faber-Castell Watercolour pencils and Tombow pens and my paintbrushes.
I started the card after dinner the day before Valentine's Day and had this bright idea late that night to paper-piece the I, HEART and U which I did - but then realised I would need to paper piece the cat paws as they were holding the sign and therefore should be on top of the I, HEART and U. So I reinked just the paws and coloured them and then cut them out which was very, very fiddly but worth the result I think :-) I went around all the cut pieces using a Copic black fineliner pen to hide the white parts where I trimmed. I even found the stray paw that I had already cut which had adhered itself to the sleeve of my top without needing to redo it ha ha! So, with all the extra fiddling around, I ended up not finishing the card in time for this morning (Valentine's Day) - oh well! But I do like how the paper-piecing ties it all in with the rest of the designer papers. I diecut the image with my Big Shot and a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die.
Here is a close-up of those sweet cats:
The gorgeous designer papers are by Queen and Co. and came with their Heart Throb Kit which I purchased directly from them in the USA as I couldn't find a stockist here in Australia. It got here on the 13th so was just in time for making my card and I was very impressed with how quickly it arrived from when I ordered it. I really, really love the colours in this pad and definitely would love to get another pad as I can honestly say that I love every single sheet in the pad which I don't often say about paper pads as there are always a couple that I am not as keen on. Luckily, you can purchase the paper pad separately and you don't have to buy it with the kit.
The 3 different cardstocks I used were from my stash - no names of the colours or the brand(s) as I stocked up on cardstock when my local Scrapbooking store closed a few years ago (sniff!).
I used my EK Success Arrows border punch to punch tiny hearts from some of the designer papers (the leftover punches from using the punch look like tiny hearts) and glued them on using Tombow Mono Aqua glue.
And of course, I had to add plenty of glitter and glitterized the I, HEART and U and all the tiny hearts plus the cheeks on the cats using Stampin' Up Dazzling Details glitter glue.
The side panel was punched using a Martha Stewart Pinking Scallop edge punch and all the cardstock layers were trimmed to 1/16" using my Perfect Layers Tools. The organza ribbon was added in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made using my Bow Easy.
I added 3 pink rhinestone hearts to the bottom right-hand side which I bought from KMart. It comes as a pack of self-adhesive gems that you are meant to add to your mobile phone or other devices but I find them very handy for cards as you get all different shapes and sizes and colours plus they weren't very dear.
I wondered about adding a sentiment to the card but thought that the banner was enough.
Lastly, I added my card front to a white cardstock base.
When I went to stamp the sentiment inside my card, I actually stamped it portrait instead of landscape like the card front as I wasn't thinking....ughh....so I had to cut off that half of the card base and attach it to a new card base and stamp the sentiment the correct way. This made the card front very heavy so it doesn't stand up very well - oh well, what can you do......?!!
I think you could use this image for a Wedding Anniversary or just to tell someone that you love them.
Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Stamps: Penny Black Purr-fectly Sweet clear stamp 30-398
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black
Designer Paper: Queen and Co. Heart Throb 6" x 6" pad
Accessories: Big Shot, MISTI, Perfect Layers Tools, pink heart gemstones (KMart), Bow Easy, organza ribbon (stash), Stampin' Up Dazzling Details glitter glue, Faber-Castell watercolour pencils (Riot Art and Craft), Tombow pens, #2 round paintbrush, flat paintbrush, dimensionals, Copic black fineliner pen, Tombow Mono Multi and Aqua glue, doublesided tape, cardstock - pale pink, pale chocolate, pale aqua, white card base, Bristol smooth white
Punches: Martha Stewart Pinking Scallop edge, EK Success Arrows border
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
Friday, January 6, 2017
Happy New Year! Hope 2017 is everything you would wish it to be!
Just stopping in to share another make from this Christmas season. If you missed my last post, I wasn't able to make many Christmas cards due to illness and only started them very close to Christmas which meant I had no time to photograph them nor blog them. Anyway, here is one that I made for my daughter:
I am popping this card into CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for January. Hazel says on her blog: "Perhaps this month you'll want to share designs that you made for Christmas, but didn't have time to blog - we would love to see them. And, of course, you might be making a head start on making new designs for this year." So, why not join in if you made something but like me, didn't have time to blog about it :-)
I am also entering my card into the Splitcoaststampers Free for All Friday F4A354 Challenge of "Let it Snow" as well as the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club December Christmas Challenge SCSCCDEC16 (note you have to have a paid membership to play along).
The beautiful image is by Craft Creations - Robin on Flowerpot and came already diecut which makes it quicker to pop the pieces out and put them together with dimensionals. It was quite fiddly with some of the fine stems on the snowdrops as I had to trim down the dimensionals to fit - but I really, really love to put together papertole because I find it's very relaxing plus it's something I can do in front of the TV at night.
The designer papers are by Wild Rose Studio - Birds and Berries - and I have to say that these papers are some of the most beautiful papers that I have ever seen! I love them so much that I just ordered another set.
I popped the papertole image onto one of the blue papers and trimmed it to 1/16" using my Perfect Layers Tools.
The light blue cardstock side panel was punched using a Martha Stewart Pinking Scallop edge punch. I added a score line using a Mini Martha Stewart score board which gave me a straight line to butt my designer paper up against. I am not very good at eyeballing things to be straight so any tools or techniques that I can use to make sure things are straight are very helpful as I get really annoyed when something looks crooked.
I tied on some silver and white twine which came in a set of 5 different twines from KMart (Australia). I tied on a snowflake charm from my stash using the same twine.
Here is a close-up so you can see more detail:
The two snowflakes on the image were diecut from American Crafts Silver glitter paper using a Poppystamps Valley Snowflakes die set and my Big Shot. This glitter paper is beautiful and easy to diecut plus the glitter doesn't come off and go everywhere. I will have to get some more! I added a Kaisercraft Silver Rhinestone to the centres then glued them on using Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue.
Here is an angled shot so you can see the layers:
The sentiment is also by Craft Creations - Creative Diecut Banners - Merry Christmas silver on white which has 24 banners on the sheet. I picked this sheet up at a Craft Show here in Melbourne. I adhered it to my card using dimensionals.
Once I had finished my card front, I attached it to a white card base.
I am sure that you could use this image for not just Christmas; maybe for a Winter birthday (?).
Thanks for visiting my blog today.
Stamps and Ink: None
Designer Papers: Wild Rose Studio - Birds and Berries 6" x 6"
Image and Sentiment: Craft Creations Robin on Flowerpot DCD559 diecut papertole (3D decoupage), Craft Creations Creative Diecut Banners - Merry Christmas silver on white CDS165G
Accessories: Perfect Layers Tools, silver and white twine - KMart, silver snowflake charm (stash), dimensionals, Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue, doublesided tape, American Crafts Silver glitter paper (12" x 12"), Big Shot, Martha Stewart Mini Score board, Kaisercraft Silver rhinestones SB700, cardstock: light blue, white
Dies: Poppystamps Valley Snowflakes set #1234
Punches: Martha Stewart Pinking Scallop edge punch