Monday, 25 June 2018

Rainbow hugs

This card is a direct CASE of a technique posted by Jennifer McGuire last week. If you want to see how it's done, you can see Jennifer's post and video HERE. (Go ahead, I'll wait!)

When I watched Jennifer's video, the first thing I did was pull out the stained glass cover plate die from Catherine Pooler, and my Copic markers. I used the clear embossing powder version of the technique rather than using Glossy Accents - I may try Glossy Accents on a smaller area, but not a whole card front. I very nearly left this with the white die cut on the top, but I decided that Jennifer is always right, so I added the silver embossing powder to the top layer and I'm glad I did!
The Friend die cut is from Studio Katia, and the stamped and embossed sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.
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Sunday, 24 June 2018

Pastel birthday wreath

This card looks a lot better in real life - the photo makes the colours look a little bit washed out instead of soft and pretty.
 I used the Wreath Turnabout stamp set from Concord and 9th, stamped with Shadow Inks from Hero Arts. I then added some detail using my Derwent pencils. The word die is from Create a Smile, and the sequins are Rose Gold from Studio Katia.
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Saturday, 23 June 2018

Rainbow miss you

I have one more card for you using the new Miss You Block die from the Good Vibes release from Simon Says Stamp:
You know I love rainbows! I created a rainbow using scraps of coloured cardstock, then stamped and clear embossed the Flora background stamp (also from Simon Says Stamp). I then cut the Miss You Block die from black cardstock, put a small piece of vellum behind it, and adhered it to the rainbow. Nice and CAS, but a bit of detail, too. 
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Friday, 22 June 2018

CAS-ual Fridays: CFC 202

Welcome to a new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays! 

I started with a piece of plain black cardstock and added spatters and splashes of Perfect Pearls in a variety of colours. I then cut the Jumping Jacks Fri-dies from CAS-ual Fridays from a variety of colours of glitter paper, and adhered tthem to the black piece. I stamped the sentiment from the "celebrate" stamp set in versamark onto another piece of black cardstock, embossed it in gold glitter embossing powder, and adhered it with dimensional adhesive. I mounted the whole lot onto a side folding white card base.
 Make sure you check out the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog for more inspiration from the Girl Fridays, and join in on our challenge!
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Miss you rainbow

I just had to make another card using the Miss You Block die from the new "Good Vibes" release at Simon Says Stamp - and I needed a rainbow today, so here's a rainbow ;)
I paired the die with the Centre Cut Burst background stamp from an earlier release from Simon Says Stamp. I white embossed it onto watercolour cardstock from Canson, and then I coloured it with my Zig markers. I coated the die-cut letters with Wink of Stella, and then added a coat of Glossy Accents over the top. I finished with a few sequins.
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Thursday, 21 June 2018

Fusion: Primary Bookcase

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!

Make sure you check out all the rest of the inspiration at the Fusion challenge blog, and play along with your own creation!
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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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