Saturday, 23 September 2017

Starburst celebrate

I needed a quick birthday card for a guys  who was celebrating his 60th birthday so decided on the poppystamps celebrate text die. I cut it in red mirricard .I decided I wanted a halo for my word to give more impact so on gold mirricard I used the same die to emboss on the card then cut it out following the outline, and then I added the red text to the gold halo.

I used gold and red confetti circles to create a starburst effect on the white card base and then attached the text to the centre of the staburst.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

CAS on Friday - use a die

poppystamps - lots of dots

Scrappyland - anything goes

CASeology - Big

My time to craft - dies only

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Autumnal Thankyou

I always think it is nice to say thank you but when you say it with a card it always feels like you mean it a little bit more as you have taken time to get the card (or make it) and send it.

This card was made for a guy hence the colours and the palette just screamed autumn to me so I went with foliage and tried to keep it simple and clean using dies cuts.

I used a brown base card and used a poppystamps die (I think its poppy stamps if not it will be Memory box as almost all my dies are one or te other. The sentiment is jumbled thank you and was cut in brown card.
I added a panel of yellow card which had moonglow walnut ink stain sprayed on it as a base for my foliage.

I added a delicate fern cut in green and chandre stems cut in brown and yellow. I decided to add some ivy which is I think a cottage cutz die and the leaves are a mix of poppystamps dies and I think a joy craft die . The leaves I coloured with inks to try and give a variegated turning colour look.
I love how it turned out and the guy it was sent to loved it too so job done.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

House of cards - photo inspiration

outside the box -falling for fall

Allsorts -feels like autumn

creatalicious- anything goes optional leaves

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Rainbow flowers

I decided to play with my distress oxide inks but make a bit of a rainbow too. There was a challenge I found that is to case one of Beverly Brown from Unikos cards  so I thought I'd have a go. I was recently lucky enough to win some fab flower stamps from a moving along with the times challenge.

I stamped the flower images with versafine ink and embossed using clear embossing powder. I them created my rainbow using post it notes to create the crisp lines.

I decided once I'd done the rainbow to try something different. I used a water pen and tissue to oxidise and remove some of the colour from the flower. I quite like the effect it created.
I decided to make it a birthday card so added the birthday stamp from the flower set. I don't normally make single layer cards but I'm happy I tried this, this time.

I would like to enter his card into the following challenges:-

Time out challenges - case Bev's card

Kraftin Kimme - rainbow colours

Sweet stampin' - heat embossing

The daily marker - colouring challenge

simon says - use a stamp

little red wagon - show us your background