Monday 28 September 2020

Roses for Paper Rose

Today, I'm sharing a card using products from Paper Rose.

I stamped the roses in a pale coloured ink, and coloured them with Derwent pencils. I cut the roses in half so I could create a border with them on the bottom edge of the card. I stamped the sentiment in grey ink and I was done! 

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Friday 25 September 2020

One layer card 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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Thursday 24 September 2020

Miss your smile

 Are you making lots of hello or miss you cards at the moment? I am.

 I made the panel using a gel press - I picked up ink I had brayered onto a gel press with stamps from Altenew and stamped them onto a white card base (I took a print from the gel press as well, but that's a card for another day!)

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Tuesday 22 September 2020

Masculine birthday cards with alcohol ink

 Today, I am sharing three cards I made, all very similar, but slightly different.

 For this first one, I used alcohol inks in blue and green, and the sentiment dies are all white. I removed some of the ink using lift ink over a geometric stencil - you can see it if you look closely!

 Fir the 2nd card, I used the same colours of ink, but added gold foil, and cut the birthday die from gold foil cardstock.

For the last one, I used alvohol inks in greens and browns, but kept the gold foil and the foil cardstock fo the sentiment.

 So, which version is your favourite? 

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Sunday 20 September 2020

One-layer card for Picket Fence Studios

 I have a one-layer card to share today using stamps and a stencil from Picket Fence Studios.

 I used the Floral stencil with Distress Oxide Inks and my Life Changing Blender Brushes. I finished with a sentiment from the Dragon Fruit stamp set and I was done!

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Friday 18 September 2020

Stamptember with Paper Rose and Simon Says Stamp

Today, Simon Says Stamp and Paper Rose have collaborated to produce a limited edition stamp set for Stamptember, and I've made 2 cards! 

I used my Copics to colour these pink poppies , then fussy cut them and layered them. I used an ink blending tool and the Stacked Blocks stencil to add some Distress Oxide ink in the background. I added some white gel pen to the anthers to make them stand out.

 I coloured these flowers and leaves using ink blending tools, using Distress Oxide inks. I fussy cut them out before arranging them over a card base that I had stenciled on. I added the Happy birthday sentiment, and then added dots of white gel pen over the stamens of the poppies to help then stand out. 

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Ink swipes for Paper Rose

 I used a quick but effective technique on my cards for Paper Rose Studios today.

I took four ink cubes from Paper Rose and swiped them across the bottom half of a top folding white card base. I then cut the Rose Bloom die from some white cardstock and adhered it over the top. I finished with a sentiment from Black and White Sentiment Sheets.

But I couldn't stop at one!


I made a video, too - it's on the Paper Rose You Tube channel

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Thursday 17 September 2020

Fusion: Cake

 Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!

 I made a loose interpretation of the sketch, using a background of alcohol inks and gilded alloy on Yupo, with a border cut with a die from Simon Says Stamp, and a sentiment from Uniquely Creative.

 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 16 September 2020

CAS at A Blog Named Hero

The new challenge at A Blog Named Hero is CAS - clean and simple. I made this quick card using

I cut the top layer from some pink glitter cardstock, and the back layer from some pearlescent pink cardstock. I stamped and gold embossed the sentiment in the middle of the ornament, and then adhered the ornament onto a panel of pale pink cardstock and then onto a white card front.

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Monday 14 September 2020

Picket Fence Studios September release

It's the 14th, which means it is release day for Picket Fence Studios! Hooray!  I have a slimline card to share today, using two new stamps from Picket Fence. There's a lot to love in this release, so I have listed all of the new products below!

Also, this post is part of a blog hop for this month's release, so make sure you check out all of the details below! There are two $50 shopping sprees up for grabs!

I made a video showing how I made this card - you can watch it on the Picket Fence Studios YouTube channel, and it's embedded below!


 While we're talking about slimline cards, I have a couple more to share!  

For this one, I used the Chase Me repeating stamp. I white embossed it and then watercoloured a rainbow over the top. I finished with a Hello die cut sentiment.

And I wasn't finished with rainbows (am I ever?)

I wanted a pastel rainbow, so I added Snowdrop white paper glaze over the slimline broken fence stencil, then added a rainbow of colour over the top (I mixed each colour with a bit of snowdrop white to tone the colours down, too). I wasn't done with the rainbow, though - I added a rainbow of sequins from 6 different sequin mixes! I finished with a sentiment from the Stamptember collaboration stamp set from Picket Fence Studios and Simon Says Stamp.

I will have more cards to share using other products from this release in the coming weeks - stay tuned!

Here's the list of the stops on today's hop!  Remember, there are two $50 vouchers to Picket Fence Studios up for grabs!    

Picket Fence Studios Blog
Lydia Fiedler
Lisa Tilson
Ceal Pritchett
Susie Moore
Michelle Lupton - You Are Here!

Angela Bode
Sara Sherlock
Judy Rozema
Becky Roberts
Karen ReƔtegui
Erica A-B
Ilina Crouse
Larisa Hohman

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Sunday 13 September 2020

Happy Stamptember!

 Happy Stamptember! 

I was hoping to join in with the blog party that happened earlier this month, but with international postage being what it is at the moment, I had to wait, but here's my card now!

I started with a panel of Yupo, coloured with Alcohol Inks and gold foil. I then stamped and gold embossed the sentiment from the "I am with you" stamp set onto a strip of vellum and wrapped it around the Yupo so that the adhesive would be hidden. I adhered the hole panel to a side-folding card base. 

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Saturday 12 September 2020


 I've been making heaps of hello cards recently.

 I used a background stamp from Simon Says Stamp, white embossed and coloured with Zig markers, and a sentiment from Paper Rose Studio.

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