Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Stripey Birthday .......

I do like making Clean And Simple cards so this is a CAS birthday card I made recently in that style.

I started with a 6 x 6 white card blank and diecut a smaller stitched edge matt out of more white card. Onto this I then stamped some solid flowers (PaperArtsy) in Memento angel pink in a random line across the matt.  Over this I applied a piece of black & pink Washi tape.

I then diecut 'Happy Birthday' in pink card and again in black card.  These I layered slighly offset before sticking to the card as shown.

Finishing touch was to add a black sparkly embellishment.

This meets this weeks challenge on the 'Less Is More Challenge Blog' whose theme is 'Stripe' .

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Angelic Arch .....

Not seen many of these lately so I thought I might revive the idea by making a decorated Gothic Arch.

I started with a piece of white card trimmed to the shape of a Gothic Arch.  This was coloured using Starburst Stains spray in Delphinium Turquoise.  I added a few coats especially around the edges and as usual the Mica shimmer does not show very well on the photos.  Once dry I inked a heart stamp (Chocolate Baroque) with starlight silver Brilliance Ink and stamped stamped several times along the bottom of the card.

Next I took some sequin waste and applied moonlight white Brilliance Ink through it on the left and bottom edges.  This was dried thoroughly with the heat gun.  I then inked an angel stamp (Art Journey) with Versafine onyx black ink and stamped this centrally at an angle. The angel wings and hair were highlighted in places with a white Posca pen.

Next I took a piece or real lichen covered twig and attached this at the bottom of the angel image with hot glue.  To this I applied a little metal heart charm on a foam pad threaded through with silver ribbon round the twig as shown.

The whole arch was then matted onto silver mirri card which I stamped with a text stamp in black Stazon Ink.  This was then trimmed to leave a border around the coloured plate.  A small strip of card was trimmed with decorative scissors and coloured with blue ink and stuck in place at the bottom. Finally some pearl beads were used to embellish and were stuck in place with Glossy Accents as shown.

Let's have a revival of the Gothic Arch !!

I am also entering this piece into the April 'Take It Make It Challenge' over on the Craft Stamper Blog whose theme is 'Anything Goes'

Sid xx

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Special Tulips .......

Made a celebration card with Spring in mind !

I used a 5 x 7 inch white card blank, cut four matts in various colours using stitched edge dies.  I stamped the Tulips & sentiment in Memento black ink and coloured the tulips & vase with Copic markers.

Finished the decoration with some adhesive gems !

Sid xx

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Soaring by ..........

This card was made on a 5 x 7 inch white card blank.  I cut a slightly smaller matt in teal coloured card and embossed this through a dotty embossing folder in the Sizzix Big Shot. This was glued to the front of the card.

I then diecut a square stitched matt in more white card and stamped this with hills & hot air balloons in Versafine black ink.  I then took some buttons coloured with dark teal Copic alcohol ink and tied these through with some glitter twine.  They were attached with hot glue.

The sentiment was stamped on white card and diecut with a stitched oblong die.  Both panels were attached as shown on foam pads and some adhesive pearls added to finish the card.

This meets the City Crafter Challenge blog challenge for this week which is to CASE a card by Stella. I have used spots, balloons and teal as my CASED elements.

Sid xx

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Spring Blossoms .....

Lovely to see the Spring blossoms so made a 'Spring Card' to celebrate ......

This card uses a 4 x 4 inch Kraft base which has been embossed (with an embossing folder) decorated with two strips of Washi tape and embellished with a stamped blossom tree and sentiment (Beth Hughes).  These have been stamped in Memento black ink matted and applied on foam pads.  The tree has been coloured with Posca pens as have the embossed flower centres.

Happy Springtime !!!!

Sid xx

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Button Love ......

Happy Easter Monday !

Made a card with diecuts, buttons & stamps today !

Sid xx

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Spring Garden .....

A Card made to reflect the colours of Spring !  Especially loving the cherry blossom at this time of the year.

I used a 5 x 7 inch white card blank and cut a smaller white matt.  I then used Inktense pencils and a water brush to make the other panels which were matted on pale blue card and then on foam pads. The blossom is diecut and again coloured with Inktense pencils and waterbrush.

The centre of the blossom was embellished with a flat gem and the sentiment (Beth Hughes) stamped on more white card with Versafine ink and stuck in place as shown.

This card meets the Less Is More Challenge Blogs theme for this week which is 'Spring Walk'.

Sid xx

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Believe in music ........

This card has been made for a Challenge over on the City Crafter Challenge Blog where this weeks Challenge is to CASE a card made by Ros.  There is a music element on the card so I have used this as the basis for this card.

I used a 5 x 5 inch square white card blank and matted black and mauve/pink papers onto the front.

I stamped the music & the cello (Chocolate Baroque) onto white card with Memento black ink, trimmed these out and coloured around the cello with Copic markers.  These were added on foam pads as shown.  I diecut the flower in the same papers, stamped with a swirl stamp and assembled the layers & finished with a black adhesive gem.  It was placed as shown.

I stamped the sentiment (Personal Impressions) and diecut this after backing with more paper, trimming out before adding as shown.  Two more black gems were added to finish.

Sid xx

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Chicks ......

A little Easter chick card made today ......  Happy Easter !!

I started with a 5 x 5 inch square card blank, cut some white card matts and mounted these on foam pads, made the chicks from buttons added stamped wings and eyes & some pearls to finish.

Sid xx

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Flourishing Postcard ......

This postcard if for a Monthly Swap over on UK Stampers Forum facebook group.  This Months theme is to use 'Swirls & Flourishes' on your card.

This 6 x 4 inch Postcard was made on a base of white card trimmed to size.  I then used Distress inks and a clear heat emboss to act as a mask and then added more colour.  The images (ISC) were stamped on tissue paper in Memento black ink and applied to the card with Matte Medium and were coloured with Copic markers.

The edge was lined with a Posca Pen to finish.

It has to travel to its recipent 'naked' (just as it is, no envelope or other packaging).  So, if you fancy taking part click the link and join us over on the Forum !

Sid xx

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