Hi there. It's my turn to share at Die Cut Divas. Our challenge this month is All Kinds of Holdiays... and our sponsor is Cheapo Dies
Friday, 25 September 2020
Thursday, 24 September 2020
I have a great technique card to share today. I recently took part in an Altenew class called Stunningly Styled Stencils.
One of the techniques we learnt was to take the ink blended stencil. spritz with water and "print" it onto card. I used an Altenew stencil - Feathered Leaves. My original background was on my Father's day card -here. Makes a dreamy looking background. The card was quick to pull together - I pulled out two already watercoloured flowers and a sentiment that was already stamped and in my "magic cup". I just had to white emboss some leaves from Altenew's Natures Blossom set and watercolour them. Love how all come together.
Friday, 18 September 2020
Hi there..... well I haven't been doing much card making over the week or so.... as I've been making masks.... I made myself a no-fog mask and wore it at work. Well won't you know it... people asked me to make some.... so sewed all weekend and then had to take a day off work on Wednesday to sew all day... Actually I was home as the bench was to be installed. Which is another story of it's own!!!!
I needed to get some more material - I had an order for 5 masks with a Maori design as part of the daily prizes for our Maori Language week celebrations - so headed to a local shopping area where there is an shop called Ike's Emporium. It stocks a multitude of things. They buy end of lines etc. Their stock of materials is awesome and also very reasonable. I found a variety of Polyensian designs and found some Maori looking designs as well.
Whilst in Browns Bay, I popped into one of the stationery stores and picked up a pack from an older magazine. The store keeps the extra freebies and sells them for a small price. I chose a Christmas pack that had a stamp set of Christmas images, a little poinsettia die, some patterned papers, some preprinted cards and some chipboard sheets of images. So when I saw Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge was No Stamping Allowed I knew I could whip up a quick card with the chipboard images.
I took one of the cards and used the back to make my green panel. I then used the sentiment, birds and flowers from the chipboard. I used the mini dimensionals that came with the kit to add them all to the card and then added it all to a navy blue base. A few gold sequins finished it off.
Thursday, 17 September 2020
Welcome back to another challenge at Watercooler Wednesday. This week Heidi is our hostess with an Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist.
I cut my panel into three pieces and added to a dark green card base. I then took the Altenew Apothecary label stamp set and used some Mountain Pine ink. I used my MISTI as I inked the stamp 4 times to get a good dark coverage. I then took an Altenew sentiment and white embossed it onto the label.
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Saturday, 12 September 2020
Time for another challenge at Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog. And our theme this week is "Pets"
I chose to make a card with some cats on it. A couple of months ago we said farewell to our beloved black cat Snoopy...
I used some Patterned Paper for the background and used some Memory Box die cut cats. I added a Hello sentiment from Altenew's Mega Labels. A very CAS card.
Do come and join the challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Thursday, 10 September 2020
Thursday, 3 September 2020
My card today focuses on a Stampendous stamp called Soul Tears. I used a dark cream card to stamp the image and then used some Zig Markers to colour it. I trimmed down my card and matted it onto some dark grey shimmery card and then onto a dark red card base. The base was 13.5cm square and I trimmed it to fit my panel.
Monday, 31 August 2020
I used her Sunshine Daisies - this is the same image I used HERE.... but check out the difference.
I printed out the image larger this time around and used a Spellbinders die to cut it out. I used some Zig Markers to colour it up. There are two sentiments with the Daises digital download so this time I used the simpler one. Being able to change up the sizes really makes using Digi stamps so much fun to use. I added a a few clear gems to finish.
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