Saturday 17 July 2021

Flying with friends

  • Mama elephant-flying with friends (stamps and dies)
  • Stampin up!- big news
  • Mama elephant- framed tags Madison Avenue 
  • Mama elephant- stitched cloud die
  • Tim holtz distress ink- worn lipstick, shaded lilac
  • Memento ink- tuxedo black
  • Archival ink pad-jet black
  • Copics- W00,1,3.Roo. E31,55. RV10. R81,83. C0. 0.
  • Wink of Stella clear brush marker
  • White copic friendly card stock & White card stock.
Die cut the frame and the cloud shape twice from a piece of white card stock. Stamp the greeting on to one cloud and tape it to the bottom of the frame. Create the sky background using the other cloud shape as a mask. Use the lilac ink pad and a blending tool along the top edge of the cloud, fading the colour away from the cloud edge. Move further down and off set the cloud then add the ink again. Repeat til you have a full sky. Make card blank and use pink ink pad and blending tool to colour the front. Glue the sky panel and frame central on to the card front.
Stamp, colour and die cut the little images. Use the sparkle pen to add shimmer to the balloon. Attach these to the card using foam for dimension.

For this card I also added a sentiment into the inside. I coloured the larger letters with pink then sparkle on top.
Overall a cute new baby card that’s a little bit different to what I normal create.

Sunday 16 May 2021

Fiona loves flowers


Stamping Bella- uptown girl Fiona loves flowers

Stampin up!- birthday blooms

Copic sketch markers- E21,42,43,44,50&93. R85. BV0000,000,00,11. V22. RV34. R81. YG03,25. Y13,15,18. B00. BG53. T0,1,3. 0. 

Memento ink pad- tuxedo black 

Copic friendly card stock. Lilac Pearl card blank. 

I stamped my image and sentiment on to a piece of card stock, which had been trimmed to fit my card front  leaving a small border. I coloured the image, then glued it on to the card blank. This makes a really simple card, that really lets the colouring be the main focus of the card. The Pearl card stock adds a nice shimmer to frame the image. The birthday sentiment could easily be changed to a thank you too.


Sunday 9 May 2021

Summer afternoon


Stampin up!- summer afternoon & guy greetings 

Archival ink pad-jet black

Zig clean color real brush markers- 41, 43, 67,68,20.

Water colour cardstock, Kraft card blank, water & paint brush. 

I cut a piece of cardstock just abit smaller than the card front. I stamped my image and sentiment in black. I added bits of colour with the markers then blended out with a small brush and water. I added more colour by putting a bit of marker on a plastic sheet, then picking up the colour with the brush. Once happy I glued my panel to my card blank.


Perennial birthday


Stampin up!- perennial birthday & family party

Stampin up!ink pad- melon mambo, Bermuda bay, cucumber crush, crushed curry, pumpkin pie

Archival ink pad- jet black

Lawn fawn- stitched borders die

White card stock, paint brush & water

Make a card blank and stamp the flowers with black ink. Use the ink pads and a bit of water to colour the flowers. Stamp the greeting on to a strip of cardstock. Use the stitched die along the top and bottom to add detail. Glue greeting panel on to floral card blank.


Wednesday 21 April 2021

Water colour birthday

  •  My favourite things- happy birthday script die
  • Stampin up- perfect pairings
  • Tim holtz distress ink- shaded lilac, worn lipstick, dried marigold 
  • Watercolour cardstock, black card blank, holographic card, mini star sequins 
I cut a panel of watercolour cardstock to size. Using ink pads squished onto plastic, water and paint brush i created a watercolour background. I die cut the sentiment from holographic card and added a stamped ‘to you’ underneath. I glued the panel onto the card blank, the final touch was 3 little shiny stars. 


Monday 19 April 2021

Big birthday

  • My favourite things- big birthday die
  • Stampin up- crazy about you
  • Tim holtz distress inks- salty ocean, shabby shutters, mowed lawn.
  • Black card blank and watercolour cardstock 

I cut down my piece of watercolour cardstock and added water. I simply squished the ink pad onto a sheet of plastic, and used a big damp paint brush to pick up the colours. I added them to the card in lines and blended them together slightly. I let this dry. I diecut the big birthday and glued it on to the panel. I stamped the ‘to you’ underneath. I finally added the panel to a black card blank to finish.


Tuesday 13 April 2021

Mason jar of flowers


Stamping Bella-mason jar of flowers 
Stampin up- bloom with hope stamp set & scallop edge punch
Copics- v25,bv11,o1, y35, yr14, yg13,23, b000, bg11, 32, c2,1,00.
Wink of Stella clear glitter brush marker, lilac pattern paper,  6x4” card blank + copic friendly cardstock.

To make this simple card, I covered the front of a card blank with paper. I cut a strip of white cardstock and stamped my image and sentiment. I coloured using copic sketch markers and added sparkle to the bow for detail. I used a border punch to shape the edges before I glued it to the card.