Saturday 29 February 2020

Guest designer for Ink to Paper - February

I'm back again with more projects for Ink to Paper, using products from their February release.

For this one, I used a panel of Yupo with Alcohol inks and gold mixative. I added the Background Bouquet Die cut from Papertrey Ink white cardstock, then added a sentiment from the Bold Blooms stamp set white embossed onto black cardstock, then I fussy cut around the sentiment.

I used the same  Background Bouquet Die on this card, but I used it differently.

I used the negative space from the  Background Bouquet Die, layered over watercolour cardstock that I coloured with Zig clean color real brush markers and water. I added the Border Bling Chain die over the top, and the "hello" sentiment is from the Border Bling: Skinny Vees Frame Die.

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Friday 28 February 2020

Guest designer for Ink to Paper

I don't usually make cards with lots of layers, but these stamps and dies from Ink to Paper by Papertrey Ink were just begging to be layered!

I used the Birthday Bouquet stamp set, stamped with inks from Hero Arts onto Papertrey Ink stamper's select white cardstock, and cut the images with the coordinating die set. I white embossed the sentiment onto true black cardstock, and then cut the bow around the bouquet with some lemon tart cardstock. I adhered the bouquet onto a white panel, and then layered the panel onto a card base made from aqua mist cardstock.

I made a second card with stamps and dies from the January release - this time, I used the Sweet Celebration stamp set and matching die set to cut out this chocolate cupcake and the candle. Sweet and simple!

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Blog post at Picket Fence Studios

I have a post up on the Picket Fence Studios blog today - here's a sneak peek:

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Mirror image cards for Paper Rose Studio

Hello! I have a pigeon pair of cards to share today, using products from Paper Rose Studios.

Now, I cheated a bit with these cards - I didn't make the blue section myself! That was made by Michelle Liimatainen of Wild Willow Art. She does acrylic paint pouring, and she sent me some cards that she used to catch some of the run off, so I'm making them into some cards.

I took a piece of white cardstock and a piece of the paint pour card and cut them both to the size of a card front. I then stacked them and sent them through my die cutting machine with the large Hello die from Paper Rose. The die cut the top layer, but it also left an indent in the bottom layer, so I knew where to put the die for the 2nd run through. I then cut the two panels in half and adhered the pieces to two card fronts, mixing and matching the pieces to create these two looks. I finished with sentiments from the Hello clear stamp set stamped in black ink.

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Wednesday 26 February 2020

Rainbow with rose border

I am in need of rainbows at the moment:

I made a panel of Yupo with alcohol pearls, then added two layers of the Rose Frame Background die from Paper Rose, cut from Neenah solar white cardstock and Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant, stamped in Versafine onyx black and then clear embossed. I did get a little bit of warping of the Yupo, but not a deal breaker.

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Monday 24 February 2020

Masculine birthday card

I have a simple, masculine alcohol ink birthday card to share today.

I added alcohol inks on teal and brown to a panel of Yupo, The sentiment from Mama Elephant is white embossed onto a circle of vellum, and adhered with small dots of liquid adhesive. 

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Saturday 22 February 2020

Funky leaves for Picket Fence Studios

I really, REALLY love the stencils from the February release at Picket Fence Studios!

I used the Funky Leaves Stencil with some Distress Oxide Inks and Life Changing Blender Brushes, softening the colours towards the bottom of the card. I stamped the sentiment from Fancy Sentiments in Picket Fence Black Hybrid Ink, then added Stickles over parts of the leaves to add some glittery goodness.

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Friday 21 February 2020

Fusion: Decor

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!

I tipped the sketch on the side, and went for a night and day look, with a rainbow of Zig markers over white embossing on the left, and tone-on-tone grey on the right (like in the photo). The background stamp and Happy die are from Simon Says Stamp, and the sentiment stamp is from Birch Press.

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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Tuesday 18 February 2020

Coloured pencils for Paper Rose Studios

Hello! I have a die cut inlay card to share today, using the Pencil Border die from Paper Rose Studio.

I cut the die from white cardstock, and then gathered a heap of colours (in rainbow order, of course) from my stash of paper scraps. I then spent what seemed like hours (but was more like 20 minutes) fitting all of the pieces in place. I finished with a sentiment from the Hello clear stamp set.

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Masculine birthday card for A Blog Named Hero

The current challenge at A Blog Named Hero is "Birthday
" - I have made a masculine birthday card.

I started with a panel of Alcohol Inks and Alcohol Pearls on Yupo. I stamped and white embossed the sentiment from "Many Birthday Messages" onto a strip of vellum and wrapped it around the yupo panel. I finished with some dew drops from Studio Katia.

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Friday 14 February 2020

Release Day at Picket Fence Studios

It's release day at Picket Fence Studios! There are some great products in the February release, including some fantastic stencils, some fabulous sentiment sets, and some gorgeous images.

For this One Layer card, I used the Fancy Flourishes stencil, inked in a rainbow of Distress Oxide Inks using my Life Changing Blender Brushes. I added a sentiment from Favourite Notification in Picket Fence Studios Black Hybrid Ink and I was done.

I used the same stencil on my next card, but as a subtle background. The main images and the sentiment are from Tightening Her Bra Strap, which I coloured with Copic Markers and Wink of Stella and cut with the coordinating dies.

As you can probably tell, the theme of this post is the Fancy Flourishes Stencil. I had to try it out with something else that is new from Picket Fence Studios - Paper Glazes! I used the colours Ocean poppy and Peony Pink on the next two cards.

On this card, I used the Hello word die as well as a stamped sentiment from Cheat Day stamped in Bali Blue hybrid ink from LDRS Creative. The "Hello" is die cut from some pink cardstock, then watercoloured with the paper glaze (yep, you can do that with paper glazes!) to give it some shimmer, and then I covered it with glossy accents.

I used the leftovers from the previous card along with a sentiment from Favorite Notification on this card:

 By the way, I'm experimenting with doing flat lay photos rather than the standing-my-card-upright-style photos. Which do you prefer?

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Thursday 13 February 2020

Pastel rainbow birthday

It's been far too long since I posted a rainbow card!

I started with a panel of Yupo and added some pastel alcohol inks in a rainbow. I added a sentiment from Mama Elephant white embossed onto a vellum circle, and finished with some clear sequins.

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Tuesday 11 February 2020

Blue thank you

I have so many panels of alcohol ink on Yupo, I'm resorting to (almost entirely) covering them up!

The border die is from Paper Rose Studio, and the sentiment die is from Studio Katia.

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Friday 7 February 2020

Valentine's Day card for Picket Fence Studios

I have a blog post up at the Picket Fence Studios blog today - here's a sneak peek:

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Absolutely Amazing with Paper Rose

I love dies that create a window to show some colour behind - this gorgeous die from Paper Rose is no exception!

I created a background of Distress Oxide inks using my Life Changing Blender Brushes. I then splashed some water over the panel and sprayed some Perfect Pearls in water over the panel to create some texture.
I cut the white panel using the Lovely Florals Blossom Border die and adhered it over the coloured panel. I added a stamped sentiment from Lovely Florals Blossom flowers stamp set, and adhered some sequins as a finishing touch.

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Fusion: Valentine

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!

I started with a piece of layering cardstock from Hero Arts to create a card with pale peach on the outside and white on the inside. I die cut a square from the front, and stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts inside the card. I used a stamp from Impression Obsession over the front of the card, and drew some faux stitching with a white gel pen around the edge. I cut a couple of hearts using a die from Lawn Fawn, and layered them onto another piece of the pale peach cardstock before adhering them to the card front.

 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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Tuesday 4 February 2020

Alcohol ink birthday

A quick card today:

I started with a piece of Yupo wiith alcohol inks. I added a die cut sentiment from Hello Bluebird. Quick and easy!

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Sunday 2 February 2020

Floral birthday card for A Blog Named Hero

I have a birthday card to share today for the "Anything Goes" challenge at A Blog Named Hero.

If you can remember the card I posted for the A Blog Named Hero Facebook Page a couple of weeks ago, you will know where this patterned panel came from! I love getting two cards for the price of one!
I used the Flowers for Colouring Bold Prints stamp, and the sentiment is from Many Birthday Messages.

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Saturday 1 February 2020

Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop

Hello Blogging Friends!!
Turner Syndrome is a genetic disorder where a female is born with only one X chromosome, instead of two, leaving her with life-long medical issues and learning disabilities. This condition occurs one in 2,500 female births worldwide, but is more common among pregnancies that do not survive to full term. That is why Turner Syndrome Females are considered MIRACLES!
One thing I learned about Turner's syndrome is how much growth hormone is needed during childhood. You can learn heaps about this syndrome HERE
Prize Winners will be announced on February 15, 2020.

Thirty-six caring Sponsors and five DT Members have partnered with us to bring Turner Syndrome Awareness to the Public. For details on how you might win any of these fabulous prizes, please see Lori's TS home page. Thanks for learning About Turner Syndrome.

Seven talented and caring designers are offering prizes on their personal blogs as well:

My TS related project is inspired by the TSA official color board:

This is what I created:

I used stamps from Hero Arts, Copic markers and Distress Oxide inks, along with my Life Changing Blender Brushes from Picket Fence Studios. I also used Perfect Pearls, Stickles and some sequins. 

Make sure you visit the "It's A Girl Thing" Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop 2020  page to become eligible for prizes.

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