Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Miss you - Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes release

I am so excited to have received this little die in the mail from Simon Says Stamp today! It is from the Good Vibes release that is available today. This die goes so well with detailed backgrounds that I love so much!
I added the "Miss You Block" die cut over the top of an alcohol ink and foil background. I then stamped part of a sentiment from "Thoughtful Messages" onto a strip of black cardstock and white embossed it. I finished with a few gold, blue and green sequins.
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Birthday blooms

I coloured this image a few weeks ago after reading a tutorial by Kathy Racoosin - amazing what the right advice will achieve!
I used stamps and sequins from Studio Katia. The bouquet is stamped on Kraft cardstock, and coloured with Derwent pencils.

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Sunburst birthday

A quick, one-layer, stenciled birthday card.
I used the Radiating Rays stencil from My Favorite Things, inked with a variety of blue and green Distress Inks.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle, and I finished with some diamond Stickles on the stars.
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Sunday, 17 June 2018

Summer at A Blog Named Hero

The new challenge at A Blog Named Hero is Summer - I pulled out a summery stencil and got inky!
I used the Bold Floral Stencil from Hero Arts, along with Distress Oxide inks in Worn Lipstick, Twisted Citron and Squeezed Lemonade. I added a sentiment from the Layered Topiary stamp set from Hero Arts, matted on a scrap piece of pale yellow cardstock from my stash, and finished with some clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh.
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Saturday, 16 June 2018

Blue birthday butterfly

Using up leftovers :)
I made an alcohol ink and blue foil background on Yupo, and cut it with a stitched hillside borders die from Lawn Fawn.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle, and the "Leanna" butterfly die, which I cut from white cardstock and then doused with Perfect Pearls in water, is from Simon Says Stamp.
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Thursday, 14 June 2018

Find your happy heart

Yep, I'm using up leftovers from another card. Gotta love two for the price of one.
I created a rainbow of alcohol ink on Yupo, and added gold foil. I cut the heart with a Lawn Fawn die, then cut the Hugs using dies from Pink & Main, out of vellum and black cardstock. Because the coloured panel is popped up on fun foam, I cut the hugs die six times from white cardstock and layered them beneath the vellum layer. The stamped sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.
I will be sharing this card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where the theme this week is "frame it".
https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-frame/
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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Rainbow birthday

This panel has been sitting on my desk for almost a year, waiting to be made into a card!
The panel was made using Catherine Pooler inks, then stamped over with a Hero Arts background stamp (Wallpaper Pattern Bold Prints) sprayed with Perfect Pearls in water, and then a few extra splatters of perfect pearls in water. All I did to finish it off was to add a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp in Versafine Onyx Black, adhered it to a white card base and added a few black enamel dots. Done!
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Monday, 11 June 2018

Pink and orange garland

A friend of mine challenged me to make a card with pinks and oranges - now, orange is not my favourite colour (not a fan), but I like pink. This didn't turn out nearly as bright as I had originally planned, but I like it anyway.
I used stamps from Wplus9, on watercolour paper. I made a background of yellow, orange and pink using Distress Oxide inks and water, then stamped the gardland, before colouring with Copics and coloured pencils, and finishing with some white gel pen. I'm still very much a novice with coloured pencils (and with Copics) but I'm trying!
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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Pink ombre birthday

I love how versatile background stamps are - they would have to be my favourite type of stamp.

I used the doodle garden background stamp from Catherine Pooler, with ink blending of Distress Oxide inks over the top.  The birthday die is from Mama Elephant, the happy stamp is form Altenew, and the clear droplets are from Studio Katia.
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Saturday, 9 June 2018

Hello birdies

I was in the mood for a bright pop of happy colour to brighten up my day, so I pulled out an alcohol ink and foil background on Yupo that I created weeks and weeks ago, and made this from it.
The stitched cloud border die is from Lawn Fawn, and the sentiment die is from Create a Smile. The adorable little birdies are from Newton's Nook, and I coloured them with Copic markers (pink copics don't agree with me - the bleed every time!)
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