It's time to reveal my card for the July CCC (Card Chain Challenge)
Tuesday, 3 August 2021
Sunday, 1 August 2021
Hi there. It's time for a new challenge at Die Cut Divas.... Our sponsor this month is none other than...
I used Our Friendship Blooms Stamp and Die set . I had a slimline cream card base cut (3.25" x 6.25") so decided to use it. I took some watercolour paper and stamped and die cut the flowers. I then took some of the paints from the Altenew 36 pan watercolor paints and added to my floral image. I chose different shades of blues and greens. For my background panel I took another piece of watercolour paper and added some water to the top and let it drip down. I then added some green paints. I added some black paint splatters before adding my floral piece. I white embossed one of the sentiments from the set and fussy cut it.
Saturday, 31 July 2021
Thursday, 29 July 2021
Hi there. It's my day to share at Die Cut Divas. Our sponsor this month is Birch Press Design who will be giving our winner a $20 gift certificate.
I took the inner die and used some Dark green Altenew ink to colour up.... be warned though - keep an eye on the tiddle.... mine decided to run away and I couldn't find it, hence the black gem.... I had some lovely green patterned paper but it wasn't quite the green I needed so I used the same dark ink to blend over it and the white layer. Once the dark green die was added to the white shadow layer I added it to the blended background and stamped a little "happy". To finish a little dark green butterfly die cut. Loving this mini slimline size.
Hi there. It's time for a new challenge at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Tristan is our lovely hostess with an All Things Masculine challenge.
Come and join in the fun at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and check out the project from the other designers. Then take our challenge and link up your project to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us. You have until Monday at 5 pm Mountain Standard Time (Tuesday at 12.00 noon NZ time) to link up your project.
Sunday, 25 July 2021
It's my turn to share at Die Cut Divas. Our sponsor this month is Birch Press Design who will be giving our winner a $20 gift certificate.
I was lucky that my Teamie, Arlene, send me some Birch Press die cuts - String Art Frame. Today I have a Twofer using one the frames..
I started by jnking up my card base - using all four inks in the Altenew Warm and Cozy set. I then took the frame die and using the darkest ink (Firebrick) used my mini blending brush to colour it up. I did this over some white card and got a bonus background. I added the frame over my card base, and then used a circle stamp and sentiment from Gina K's Wreath Builder set. A few little gold gems finished my card....
This is how I used my bonus background
Thursday, 22 July 2021
I saw the challenge at Addicated to CAS -Geometric and I thought of one of my new die sets I got last week.
Once the card was done, I'm not sure if it's CAS enough - but I'll enter it and see!
My die set is from Sizzix called "Geo Floral Frames" I die cut the geometric frames from gold card. I added them to the card on a bit of an angle. I then die cut the flowers in dark and light blue card and a little bit of yellow for the card centres. I layered the flowers and add a little black gem in each centre. I then die cut the leaves from different greens. I added a sentiment from Altenew's Birthday Builder set and some of my new gold bauble gems from Pink Fresh.
I am also adding to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Out with the Old and In with the New.... My die cuts are new and the sentiment is from a set I've had for some time.
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Sunday, 18 July 2021
It's winter here in New Zealand and today which started nice and then turned to rain, so I managed to get a few hours in my craft room. I saw a fabulous tutorial on Facebook - one the Simply, Sweet Poppy Stencils page. It was done by Susan Bradney using Sweet Poppy's Christmas Bauble stencil. I recently got the Bauble stencil and decided I would try it out following the tutorial. I CASE'd the card Susan made.
Making this card involved making a mask, stencilling in a pale ink, using the mask and doing some ink blending. I used some stamps from my stash (freebies from magazines) One of my purchases on Friday was a white Posca fineliner pen. Used it to make my snow flakes and add some to my snow banks. To add colour to the stencilling, I used Prismacolor pencils. I matted the panel onto some gold mirror card and then onto a Pearlised card base. It's a lovely bit card 6" square.
After spending most of the afternoon making this first card my second one for the day was much quicker. I bought Gina K's Holiday Tapestry stamp set a while back and only opened it today.
This one started with some patterned paper from a Uniti pack. I die cut it with a Sunny Studio's slimline Scalloped Frame die and then embossed the big floral image at each end of the panel in silver embossing powder. I then stamped and embossed the sentiment in gold powder. Add some Pink Fresh gold and silver metallic pearls. Slowly building up my Christmas card stash. I'm entering this one into Darnell's NBUS (Never Before Uses Schtuff) as it's the first time inking up this one.
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