Friday, 22 September 2017

Another inky CAS card

I have a new addiction ... misting!



I placed the Autumn Points cling rubber stamp in my MISTI (foam layer removed) and stamped it twice on a piece of a smooth white cardstock panel using Memento Expresso Truffle Ink.  I took the panel and misted it with a combination of  Woven Burlap, Kraft and Moss Glimmer Mist, drying it each time between each colour.  I put the panel back in my MISTI, stamped again to darken the leaf design then fussy cut them all.

I took a 6" x 6" card base, placed it in my MISTI (with foam layer in place), aligned the stamp against where I was going to place the burlap panel then printed it twice with Memento Expresso Truffle Ink.  I adhered the burlap panel panel in place using dots of liquid adhesive.  I curled the leaves with a small paint brush handle, added some foam dots towards the outer edges and liquid adhesive to the stem ends and adhered them in place over the burlap panel.  The combination of curling, foam  dots and adhering directly against the burlap panel gives a delicate, natural dimension.





There is so much sparkle and shine that it is difficult to capture in a photo.  The leaves are a delicate mix of three different Glimmer Mist shades and as you move the card around, the colours in the leaves change between gold, brown and green.



   

*** INGREDIENTS ***
Stampendous Autumn Points cling rubber stamp - leaves
Winnie & Walter - clear stamp set - A Tree For All Seasons - sentiment
MISTI - the Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented
Memento Expresso Truffle Ink Pad
Glimmer Mist - Woven Burlap, Kraft and Moss
heat tool
burlap
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid adhesive - to adhere the glitter panel, burlap & leaves

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I am going to enter my cards in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

Monday, 18 September 2017

Thankful for YOU

Yes, I am Thankful for YOU,
each and EVERY one of you that come to visit!

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Today I have combined stamping, misting, delicate sparkle, glitter, fussy cutting and burlap with a sketch to make a CAS card.



The two stamp sets I used worked perfectly together, even though they are from different companies.  The sentiment is a beautiful mix of fonts and there is so much amazing detail in the leaves.

I cut a length of burlap to fit my 5"x7" card base and trimmed it down to make a narrow strip.  I trimmed a strip of sparkling orange glitter cardstock to fit the burlap panel and adhered the burlap on top by adding tiny dots of liquid adhesive.

I placed the cling rubber stamp in my MISTI (foam layer removed) and stamped it twice on a piece of a smooth cream cardstock panel using Memento Expresso Truffle Ink.  I took the panel and misted it with a combination of  Woven Burlap, Kraft and Moss Glimmer Mist, drying it each time between each colour.  I put the panel back in my MISTI, stamped again to darken the leaf design then fussy cut them all, giving a delicate curl to the tips for some extra dimension.

I took a 5"x7" card base and placed it in my MISTI (with foam layer in place), aligned the stamp against where I was going to place the burlap panel then printed it twice with Memento Expresso Truffle Ink.  I went over the sentiment with my Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter brush to give it a delicate sparkle and shine to match the leaves and orange glitter panel.

I adhered the orange glitter - burlap panel panel in place then adhered the leaves.

   

There is so much sparkle that it is difficult to capture in a photo.  The orange glitter cardstock is a vibrant orange, the leaves are a delicate mix of three different Glimmer Mist shades and the sentiment has a luscious Wink Of Stella sparkle.  As you move it around, the colours in the leaves change.





*** INGREDIENTS ***
Stampendous Autumn Points cling rubber stamp - leaves
Winnie & Walter - clear stamp set - A Tree For All Seasons - sentiment
MISTI - the Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented
Memento Expresso Truffle Ink Pad
Glimmer Mist - Woven Burlap, Kraft and Moss
heat tool
burlap
DCWV - 6" Glitter Cardstock Stack
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid adhesive - to adhere the glitter panel, burlap & leaves

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You can see more of my cards using the Autumn Points cling rubber stamp by clicking on the images below.
   

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I am going to enter my cards in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

With all my heart . . . at the Crafty Gals Corner

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #140 - Add A Heart/s

The sponsor for this challenge is:


Prize: $15 Gift Certificate

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Today I have used the delightful Josephine digital stamp from our generous sponsor  The Paper Shelter to make an A5 top folding card.



I used a sketch that caught my eye a couple of weeks ago.
You can see it HERE on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Challenge Blog.

I printed the image on X-Press It Blending Card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers.  I added a touch of clear Wink of Stella to Josephine's golden brooch then decided that the background "needed" something more, so I went around the white areas with the Wink of Stella glitter brush then added a touch of blue with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

I cut all the layers and adhered them to the A5 card base.  I punched some dark blue hearts for the strips, layering them together for extra dimension.  They blended in to the background too much, so I punched some more hearts and coloured them with red Copic markers to match the feathers and flowers, giving them even more POP!

My punches have been getting a real workout lately.  I gathered together a bundle of Fiskars and Sullivans flower punches and punched lots of them in the blues and green of the card base then layered them together, topping each one off with a rhinestone.  Before adhering any of the flowers in place, I die cut the sentiment several times, layering four of the light blue together with a navy blue offset at the bottom.  Once the sentiment was secured, I placed the flowers around the bottom of the image panel and sentiment, popping some up with foam dots for even more dimension in the clusters.



 

*** INGREDIENTS ***
The Paper Shelter - digital stamp - Josephine 
X-Press It - A5 blending card
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-11 + R01
Copic markers - lips - R21-22
Copic markers - eyes - YG03-25-67
Copic markers - hair - E3031-33-35-37
Copic markers - clothes - B0000-91-93-95-97
Copic markers - brooch - YG23-24  + Y08
Copic markers - feathers & flowers - R20-21-22-24-27-29
Copic markers - hearts - R27
Copic markers - binoculars & rails - C0-1-3-5-7
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush
A5 top folding card base
Kaisercraft - weave cardstock - Navy
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - Earthtones
Blue Jay and Leaf
Kaisercraft - 12x12 patterned paper - #me Collection - Strength
ASSORTED flower punches
rhinestones
Sizzix Big Shot
Kaisercraft Decorative Die Words - Thinking Of You
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the flowers, heart & sentiment

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Sending a big Thank You to The Paper Shelter for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #140 Add A Heart/s with us at the Crafty Gals Corner. 
   
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Challenge #136 - Anything Goes
Day Dreamer Challenges - Challenge #2 - Always Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Challenge Wk 36 Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - September 2017 Challenge - Patterned Paper
Fab 'n Funky Challenges - Challenge #362 - For A Friend
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog - Challenge #256 - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog - LTSCB #101 - Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting Challenge Blog - Challenge #9 Anything Goes or...
The Colour Board ... I have used the Colour Board with a touch of green
Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge #18 - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - PIP Challenge 1737 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #260 - Fall Colors or Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Challenge #125 - Anything Goes
option Flowers [Handmade] ... I have made lots and lots of flowers
Through The Craftroom Door - TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge Week 12th Sep

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Shakin' the rainbow with the Southern Girls

It's time for another challenge with us at the Southern Girls.

This fortnight Team Lou have created projects to inspire you for the new challenge

Challenge #168 - Add Shaker or Moveable Element with Team Lou



Our generous sponsors for this challenge are
Ppinkydolls
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Today I have used the Pegasus digital stamp by Ppinkydolls, one of our generous sponsors this fortnight, to make a cheery rainbow shaker card.


I printed the image using my toner printer on A5 X-Press It blending card, heat set then started colouring with Copic markers.  I finished off the image with a touch of clear Wink Of Stella on the unicorn wings.



Next came the challenging (for me) part ... making a rainbow with a window.

I took a sheet of copy paper, cut it down to A5 size and adhered it to a sheet of X-Press It Double Sided Adhesive Sheet.  I cut 1" strips of textured cardstock to make my rainbow.

I aligned the A5 sheet of copy paper on my craft mat and secured it in place with some repositionable adhesive tabs underneath, then peeled off the protective layer from the adhesive sheet.  I carefully placed the yellow strip on the panel, ensuring it aligned with the grid on my craft mat.  Next came the green strip and all the others, working from the middle to the outer edges.  The edges of the red and purple strips had to be trimmed off, so did the excess strips from the top and bottom.
The result, an A5 rainbow.
I took the rainbow panel and printed the sentiment.

The science geek in me likes (no, needs), everything to be measured and even, so the next bit was a bit of a challenge.  I placed the largest oval die from my nesting dies with the cutting edge facing up on the middle of my craft mat, secured with some washi tape.  I took another A5 piece of copy paper, marked the middle of the edges and aligned it on my trusty craft mat, over the oval die then used my fingers to "emboss" the outer edge of the die into the paper.  I took my ruler and measured the distance of the widest edges of the oval from the middle of each side and found that it wasn't perfectly centred but it was quick and easy to work out the exact distance they needed to be.  I marked the middle of each side of my rainbow panel and marked the distance from each of these points that the oval die needed to touch to make my centred shaker window.  I aligned the die with the marks and secured it in place with washi tape on the inner edge of the die (so that if there was any tearing when it was pulled away, it would not affect the card front) and ran it through my Big Shot.  I am thrilled with how well it cut and how well centred the window was, well worth the extra measuring!

I cut two sheets of foam to be 1/4" smaller than A5 and adhered them together with liquid adhesive.  I took the front rainbow panel and used pencil to mark the oval size on the foam, cutting out a window about 1/8" larger diameter using scissors.  
I cut an acetate panel to A5 size for the front of the window.  No, I know it doesn't need to be that big but the rainbow strips on the copy paper felt a little flimsy, so the acetate was to give it extra strength.  I adhered the acetate in place using liquid adhesive, being careful to not be too close to the inner edge of the window.
I adhered the rainbow panel and foam layers together using liquid adhesive.

Shakers look sad when standing upright, as all the contents sink down to the bottom of the window, so I like to adhere some around the image in the window, so that it isn't left bare.  To do this, I took a variety of sparkling clear sequins and placed them around the image in the window area and "tested" their position by placing the rainbow window panel over it.  Once the position of the sequins was "right", I adhered them in place with liquid adhesive, adding a sprinkle of clear glitter over the panel to capture any excess.  This was so that the loose sequins and beads in the shaker didn't all want to stick to them.

I added a bundle of different sized sequins and clear seed beads over the middle of the image panel in readiness to becoming a shaker card.
I went over the acetate window and inner edges of the foam window with my powder tool to minimise any static and de-sticky any excess adhesive, then adhered the rainbow window card front down on to the card base with liquid adhesive, carefully aligning the outer edges.

The hard part was waiting a few minutes for the adhesive to dry
... I really wanted to test my shaker and look at it standing up.
I think the cluster of sequins and beads gathered at the bottom of the window look pretty against the "ground" under the image.  What do you think?


Of course there are always more pics to share ...
so here are another couple of views of my rainbow shaker card.

   

*** INGREDIENTS ***
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-11
Copic markers - eyes - YG03-25-17
Copic markers - lips - R01-22
Copic markers - hair - E31-33-35-37
Copic markers - clothes - G20-21-24
Copic markers - unicorn eye - E31-33
Copic markers - unicorn body - RV0000-000
Copic markers - unicorn mane & tail - B000 + BV000 + RV000
Copic markers - unicorn wings - B0000 + V0000 + G0000 + Y0000
Copic markers - shadow / ground - E40-41-4243-44
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
A5 top folding card base
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - Primaries
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - Brights
X-Press It Double Sided Adhesive Sheet
Sizzix Big Shot
Kaisercraft - decorative dies - Nesting Ovals
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear sequins - assorted sizes
clear seed beads
powder tool
acetate sheet
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the image panel to card base
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the acetate & foam layers

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Sending a big Thank You to Ppinkydolls for sponsoring Challenge #168 - Add Shaker or Moveable Element with Team Lou with us at the Southern Girls.

I hope I have inspired you to get creative and look forward to seeing your work shared in the challenge gallery.  Remember we are not just a card blog, we love to see scrapbook layouts, artjournal pages and all types of papercraft.

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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Aloha Friday Challenges - Challenge #102 - Birthday

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

even more EXCITING news ... Through The Craft Room Door

I have some even more EXCITING NEWS!

Today I am
Guest Designer
on the
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Today I had the pleasure of colouring and creating with the super cute Cloudy Rain Cloud With Raindrops digital stamp from Wink Wink Ink to make some cheery rainbow cards.


This cute digital stamp comes with both a B&W image and a pre-coloured image,
so I decided to use both.

I placed the images on my Silhouette Cameo design mat, added my sentiment and sized them to make a front panels for an A5 top folding card.  I printed the precoloured image on blue A5 cardstock and the B&W image on A5 X-Press It Blending card.  I also printed the precoloured and B&W images on white cardstock and heat them too.

I took the B&W image, added some X-Press Mask-It and fussy cut it out, trimming to the inner edges of the cloud (so that when I applied the mask it will not leave a white edge when I ink around the masked cloud).
I took the precoloured image and fussy cut it out, then went around the outer edges with a black marker for a neat finish.

Here is the fussy cut precoloured cloud
 and here is my Copic marker coloured cloud.

Next was my time to get inky, very inky ... I ended up with blue fingers!

I took the blue panel, used a white gel pen to colour the raindrops, inked the background with Distress Inks, heat set then finished it off by adhering the fussy cut cloud in place.

For the B&W image panel, I took the mask and placed it over the cloud, inked the background with Distress Inks, heat set then coloured the cloud with Copic markers and the raindrops with a white gel pen.  I was quite surprised with the result, there really isn't much difference between the white vs blue cardstock after the inking.

The "RAIN" and "rainbows" sentiments for both cards are AC DIY Thickers.  I went around the edges of each letter with a rainbow of Copic markers then smothered them with the matching glitter.  The colour was a bit pale with just a single layer of glitter, so I went over each letter with liquid adhesive and added another layer for a rich, sparkling finish.

If you have visited before, you will know that I always have extra photos to share

   

NOW it's YOUR turn!
I hope that I have inspired you to get creative and make a project to enter the challenge for


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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Wink Wink Ink - digital stamp - Cloudy Rain Cloud With Raindrops
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
smooth blue cardstock
Copic markers - cloud - C00-0-1
Copic makers - eyes - b02-04-05
Copic markers - cheeks - R0000-000
Copic marker rainbow - R46 + R24 + YR18 + Y17 + YG25 + YG67 + B04 + V12
Glitter rainbow - WOW! glitter
Rouge + Pomegranate + Pumpkin + Sunflower + Mint + Emerald + Ocean + Fairy Dust
Distress Inks - precoloured image card - Broken China + Faded Jeans
Distress Inks - B&W image card - Tumbled Glass + Broken China + Faded Jeans
Mini Ink Blending Tool & round blending sponges
uni-ball Signo white gel pen (raindrops)
A5 top folding card base
Silhouette Cameo - AR Christy font
I changed the font from a cut to be a solid black print
a rainbow of rhinestones
DIY Thickers - Shoebox (rain) and LAX (rainbows)
assorted flower punches
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the precoloured cloud

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Sending a big Thank You to Deonna for inviting me to be Guest Designer
I hope that I have inspired you to get creative with your
My Besties (or other branded) images and make a project to enter the

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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Sunday, 3 September 2017

more EXCITING news . . . Spanish My Besties style

I have some more EXCITING NEWS!

I am thrilled to announce that I am joining the Design Team at the

Our challenge for September is
Challenge #39 - Anything Goes
Remember:
You can participate with ANY project; altered, scrapbooking pages, cards, and anything you can think of.  If you have My Besties images, that would be ideal, but you can use any kind of stamps or digital stamps.
And also remember:
You are playing for 3 My Besties digital Stamps!

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Today I had the pleasure of colouring and creating with the super cute Sherri Baldy's My Besties image scan0007 digital stamp (#2 in the prize pic above) to make a rainbow rocking card.
These cards are fun because they really do rock and keep on rocking.


I sized the image on my Silhouette Cameo to fit inside a circle, then layered it with a variety of circles and scalloped circles to make the card base.  I printed the image on X-Press It Blending card, heat set, cut the round image panel with my Cameo and coloured with Copic markers.
Doesn't she have the cutest face?


I cut the rainbow of layers using my Cameo.  I scored the largest scalloped circle to make the rocking card base then cut my rainbow of layers and adhered them to the card front.
I adhered the image panel to the black circle and purple scalloped circle and adhered the bottom half to the card front.
Next came the fun of embellishing.  Today I was feeling punchy, so I punched three butterflies and bundles of flowers in different sizes, along with some leaves.  I layered the butterfly, leaving the bottom layer flat, the next two layers with the wings folded up for dimension and finished it off with some black bling.  I layered and curled the petals of the flowers for extra pop and dimension too.


If you have visited before, you will know that I always have extra photos to share


   

NOW it's YOUR turn!
I hope that I have inspired you to get creative with your
My Besties (or other branded) images and make a project to enter the
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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Sherri Baldy My Besties - digital stamp - scan0007
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
Copic markers - skin - E00-11-13-17-17
Copic makers - eyes - YG03-17-67
Copic markers - lips - R22
Copic markers - dress & shoes - RV000-81-83-85-89 
Copic markers - barrel - E31-33-37-47 + C1-3-5-7
Copic markers - flower petals - Y11-15-19-38
Copic markers - flower centres - Y15-38
Copic markers - leaves - YG03-17-25-67
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - Primaries
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - Brights
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - black
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #57523
Scallop Circles With Inside Circles Nested by Stinkin Cute Paper Piecings
Bella! Bling Swirls - black (trimmed to size)
black rhinestones
Fiskars - assorted squeeze & lever punches, flowers and leaves
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the butterfly, flowers & leaves

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Sending a big Thank You to Lidia for inviting me to join the Design Team.
I hope that I have inspired you to get creative with your
My Besties (or other branded) images and make a project to enter the

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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Aloha Friday Challenges - Challenge #102 - Birthday
CCC Digi Creations - Challenge #80 - No Patterned Paper
Crafty Catz - Challenge #382 - Anything Goes option Ladies Day, use Lady Image
+ option "Use A Photo Of Your Child"