Thursday 30 August 2018

butterfly greetings

  • Stamping Bella- tiny townie Brianna the butterfly
  • SU!- cottage greetings
  • Copics- E31,34,55,37,93. N5,7,8. R81,83,85. YG03. BG10,11,23,34. 
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock 
  • Tim holtz ‘squeezed lemonade & fossilised amber’ distress ink pads
  • Archival ‘jet black’ ink pad
  • Wink of Stella ‘clear’ glitter brush pen
  • Sequins  
To make this card I firstly stamped and coloured my image using copics. I added a touch of sparkle to the pink details on her wings (although this doesn’t show on the pictures). I then decided on a layout using the sketch and stamped the ‘thanks’ sentiment in place.
I felt this was a little too much blank space, so I added a ombré of yellow to the card blank to create a background. I then added a few sequins for embellishment. 
Although the yellow turned out a bit darker than I planned and the card is possibly too fussy. I quite like it and feel it is more appropriate for the recipient.
The challenge I would like to enter is 
Case this sketch #286

Monday 13 August 2018

thankyou stars

  • SU!- so very much
  • Archival ‘jet black’ ink pad
  • Watercolour cardstock 
  • Tim holt distress ink pads/reinkers 
  • Pixie powders
  • Silver star sequin/ embellishments
To create my main panel, I brushed water on to a piece of water colour card. I squished the ink pad onto a palette and added some water. I used a big brush to pick up the colour and touch it to the wet cardstock. I added a small tap of coordinating pixie powders over the top to add shimmer. I left this to dry, removing excess water if necessary. You could use mica powders and reinkers to do this technique if you preferred. 
Once fully dry, I stamped the large sentiment stamp slightly off centre, then added the smaller phrase to the bottom corner. I cut the panel down to size and matt and layered onto some black cardstock. I glued this onto the front of my card blank.

The final touch was to add small star embellishments to the card, I think this helps balance the design and completes the sketch. I like how this card uses distress ink to create quite a soft and pretty finish.

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Tuesday 7 August 2018

thankyou sunshine!

  • Altenew- hello sunshine
  • Avery Elle- tag for all die
  • Lawn fawn- large dotted rectangle stackable 
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock 
  • Copics- R81, 83, 85. RV91. V01, 12, 15. Y08, 15, 17, 18, 38. YG03, 05, 23, 25. G02, 12. 0.
  • Memento ‘tuxedo black’ ink pad
  • Brilliance ‘star lite silver’ ink pad
  • Silver Miri & black cardstock
  • Metallic silver thread

I used the floral image stamps to create my background. I die cut this using a largest rectangle die. I coloured my images with copics. I also used a silver ink pad and the tiny image to fill in some of the spaces between the flowers. 
I looped the silver thread and placed it in the corner of my card panel. I die cut the ‘thankyou’ first from black cardstock and glued it in place, (this also holds the thread in place). I then die cut the words from silver Miri cardstock and glued this on top, slightly off set to create a shadow. 
Since I am posting this card I wanted to keep it quite flat,but felt it benefited from the slight dimension of the words and thread.

Challenge I would like to enter: