Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A little blending of purple and green

Time for another card made with a lesson from the Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature class.

This one is the succulent lesson. I love succulents in real life too, they are about the only plant I don't end up over- or under- watering.

I colored the image with my Prismacolor colored pencils and trimmed it to fit in the corner of the card. I cut a circle of green cardstock and embossed it with a dotted embossing folder by Darice.

I then layered the image onto the green cardstock circle which I trimmed in the same manner to fit into the card's corner. Using a single sheet of brick pattern paper, I used a stitched rectangle die to create a card panel.

The sentiment was cut out of white cardstock and glued to the card.

General supplies:
Canson XL Drawing paper
Succulent digi stamp from the course
Green and white cardstock
Word die
Stitched circle and rectangle dies
Darice embossing folder
Prismacolor pencils

Entered into the Stempelsonne Anything Goes Challenge #198
Entered into the Crafty Creations Always Anything Goes Challenge #359 
Entered into the Addicted to Stamps and More Make Your Mark Challenge #277 
Entered into Inspiration Destination Anything Goes Challenge #142 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

White, brown and yellow

Today I have another coloring card to share with you. I was back in the Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature classroom and this time I did the Frangipani lesson.

I colored the flowers with my Prismacolor colored pencils and then cut them out using my PixScan mat with an offset.

I wanted to not lose the striking white and yellow contrast  of the flowers and so made them the focal point on this card. I layered them onto two circles that I had cut from two shades of brown cardstock with stitched circle dies.

The cardpanel was cut from dark brown cardstock with a stitched rectangle die and then embossed with a Darice embossing folder.

I completed the card with a smile sentiment cut from yellow cardstock and treated with a little Wink of Stella

General supplies:
Canson XL Drawing paper
Reflections 110lb heavyweight carstock for card base
Brown and yellow cardstock
Gina Marie designs stitched rectangle die
Stitched circle dies
Smile word die
Darice embossing folder
Wink of Stella

Entered into the Crafting With An Attitude Anything Goes Challenge #35
Entered into the Cardz 4 Galz Anything BUT Square Challenge #63
Entered into the Aud Sentiments Anything Goes Challenge #195
Entered into the Little Miss Muffet Always Anything Goes Challenge #181
Entered into the Southern Girls Circle Embellishments Challenge

Friday, January 19, 2018

Die cut inlay experimenting

One technique I have been wanting to try for a while is die cut inlaying. I needed some Thank You cards and so thought this would be a perfect opportunity to try it and also break out my Hi There Bear stampset from Concord & 9th.

Using brown and pink cardstock, I cut a card panel from each with my stitched rectangle dies. Then using individual letter alphabet dies, I cut out the word THANKS down the one side of each. I glued the card panel to the front of a note card and inlayed the opposite color letters into each one - saving the little piece from the A for each one so I did not lose it.

I then stamped the bear from the stamp set in two different Momento ink colors as well the umbrella and cut each out with the coordinating dies.

I added a embossed scripty friendship background to each cardpanel with Ranger Bridal Tinsel embossing powder. I then glued the bear and the umbrella handle onto the card and popped the umbrella up with foam squares. I then added a good amount of Wink of Stella to the umbrellas.

I loved how the cards turned out and decided to make two more.

This time I used green and purple as my cardbase colors and gave the bears the balloon from the stampset. I drew the string in with a fine black marker. The same scripty background was applied to the cardpanels and I popped the balloons up on foam squares.

General supplies:
Reflections 110lb heavyweight carstock for card base
Pink, brown, purple, green and white cardstock
Gina Marie designs stitched rectangle die
Concord & 9th Hi There Bear stampset and dies
Alphabet dies
Momento dye inks
Inkadinkadoo background stamp
Versamark Ink
Ranger Bridal Tinsel embossing powder

Thursday, January 11, 2018

No more need to fussy cut

Today I am back again with a lovely image from Conie Fong Art called Braids In My Hair.

I printed this image onto Strathmore Toned Tan sketch paper and colored it with my Prismacolor colored pencils. Once it was colored, I used my new PixScan mat for my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the image.

Fussy cutting and I are not friends, so I have been eyeing the PixScan mat for a while and finally took the plunge. I am not sure why I had not done so a long time ago, the mat made cutting out a colored image a charm.

I added the cut out image to a piece of pink cardstock that I had cut with a Gina Marie designs stitched oval die and in turn adhered that to a patterned paper card panel.

I added a tag with a stamped sentiment, a little piece of ribbon tied into a bow and three punched butterflies.

General supplies:
Strathmore Toned Tan sketch paper
Reflections 110lb heavyweight cardstock for card base
Patterned paper
Pink Cardstock
Gina Marie designs stitched rectangle die and stitched oval die
Conie Fong Braids In My Hair digi stamp
Silhouette Cameo with PixScan mat
Patterned paper butterflies
Pink ribbon
Retired Stampin Up sentiment
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Prismacolor pencils

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Using a card sketch

This card that I want to share today has a number of firsts in it. Firstly, I discovered card sketches at Making use of one of the January ones, I created this card

The puppy is an exercise from the Kit and Clowder All About Animals class which I cut out with my newly acquired PixScan mat on my Silhouette Cameo. He was printed on Canson XL Drawing paper and colored with my Prismacolor colored pencils.

Using the eighth card sketch on the aforementioned page, I assembled the card with a panel of patterned paper at the bottom and a panel of kraft cardstock that I had run through an embossing folder at the top. I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of white card stock using a retired Stampin Up stamp

I cut a strip of dark brown card stock with a pair of scalloped scissors, cut the strip in half and adhered a piece to the top and the bottom of the white strip before gluing that to the card front. Finally, I added the puppy.

General supplies:
Canson XL Drawing paper
Reflections 110lb heavyweight carstock for card base
Patterned paper
Kraft, white and brown Cardstock
Retired Stampin Up sentiment stamp
Versafine Onyx black ink
Prismacolor pencils

Entered into the Power Poppy January Power & Spark: Grab a Map! Challenge
Entered into the Stempelsonne Anything Goes Challenge #197
Entered into Inspiration Destination Anything Goes Challenge No. 141

White on white with 3 elements

Today I have a card that does not have any coloring on it. This is unusual for me, but I had an idea and so I wanted to try it out.

I embossed the card panel with a Darice embossing folder and then cut the sentiment and the 3 music notes out using my Silhouette Portrait.

The sentiment is done in black cardstock and uses the Honey Script font.

The individual music notes are cut out of white glitter cardstock. To give them some definition and pull in the black, I gave them a shadow with a black glitter gel pen.

To complete the card, I added a self adhesive pearl on each side of the sentiment.

General supplies:
White card stock for cardbase and panel
White glitter cardstock
Black cardstock
White self-adhesive pearls
Black glitter gel pen

Entered into the Sparkles Christmas Challenges Challenge #84 White on White
Entered into the Alphabet Challenge Blog U - Use 3 of Something Challenge
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