Thursday, 22 June 2017

Fusion: 4th of July jars

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!

I went with the sketch this time, and I made it into a landscape card rather than portrait.  I used Altenew's Amazing you stamp set, along with a sentiment from Reverse Confetti "Lots to Say".
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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Layering ink smooshing with Copics and embbossing

I wanted to make something today, but I had no ideas, so I went to my never-fail source of inspiration - Kelly Latevola! She recently made THIS CARD and I wanted to try the same technique with layers of stamping, ink smooshing, copic colouring and embossing.
I teamed the bouquet image from Concord & 9th with a sentiment from Wplus9.
 I'll be sharing this card at Where Creativity Meets C9 - their theme this month is "Layered".
I'll also be sharing this card over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge blog, where the challenge this week is "emboss it"
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Monday, 19 June 2017

Celebrating with Chibitronics and A Blog Named Hero

Hello! I have an interactive card for you today for the challenge at A Blog Named Hero! I know, it's not even time for Christmas in July yet, but it's never to early to start making Christmas cards!!
I used the Snowy Tree cling stamp from Hero Arts - unfortunately discontinued, but the Color Layering Christmas tree stamp is very similar. I stamped it after colouring direct to the rubber with some Zig markers, then spread the colour on the watercolour paper with a water brush. I then stamped the same image over the top to add back in the detail that was lost with the water.
I die cut the star from the top of the tree, and added a Copic coloured piece of vellum behind the negative space. I also gold embossed the sentiment on vellum and wrapped it around the watercolour panel.  
With my first card using the Chibitronics lights (see HERE), I attached the decorated panel to the card base using foam adhesive tape.  This worked great, but I found that when I lit up the card, you could see where the foam tape was behind the panel. I tried a different approach with this card - I attached the watercolour cardstock to a piece of red layering paper from Hero Arts, and I die cut a larger star behind where the smaller star is on top of the tree. I then used two layers of fun foam to raise this panel up on the card base - I just cut another star in the fun foam, and a square in the bottom right corner to make room for the battery housing.
I plan to write a note inside this card to make sure the recipient knows where to press to get the light to shine :)

Here's a little video:

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Hello lovely

A friend of my parents is in hospital at the moment, so I made this card for my mum to give to her to cheer her up a bit.
The background was not stamped by me! The lovely Aileen Ryan sent me some stamped backgrounds a little while ago, and I finally got around to colouring this one! (I think it's from My Favorite Things, but I'm not sure!!) I used Faber Castell Gelatos with a baby wipe to add some pinks (and a teeny tiny bit of blue) to these gorgeous flowers. Ithen sprayed it with Perfect Pearls mist and also added some extra shimmer with Wink of Stella. I added some foiled strips to either side of the panel (from a failed experiment in foiling with a stencil - don't ask!) and added a sentiment from Concord & 9th white embossed onto cardstock and vellum. A scattering of sequins from Pretty Pink Posh was the finishing touch.
I'll be sharing this card over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge blog, where the challenge this week is "emboss it"
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Friday, 16 June 2017

CAS-ual Fridays: CFC 176

Hello! Today at CAS-ual Fridays challenge, it's a colour challenge!
I made a one layer card with some masking and copic colouring.
 I used the Pretty Posies stamp set from CASual Fridays, with images stamped in Tide Pool, Fresh Peach, and Wet Cement shadow inks from Hero Arts. I then chose Copic markers to blend with the inks and did some quick Copic colouring. I didn't do too much blending because the shadow inks are not Copic-fast, and I didn't want the outlines to bleed too much. 
 I added some Wink of Stella to the large flowers as a finishing touch.
Make sure you check out what the rest of the design team have created HERE, and make your own creation to join in on the challenge!

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