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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

bunny shaker card




My second shaker card! Really enjoying making these lately. I started with some white embossing a dotted background stamp onto a soft blue cardstock. To create the balloon, I die cut a circle and attached a small piece of white cardstock at the bottom to make it look more like a balloon. After filling in the sequins I adhered the entire panel with some craft foam onto the front of a regular size card. I then die cut some clouds from both vellum and white cardstock and adhered it onto the card front. After stamping the bunny I did some copic colouring. Using the coordinating die I cut the bunny and attached it onto the card with some black and white twine. Finished off the card with a sentiment from the same stamp set.
Thanks for stopping by.



Supplies used
Cardstock: SSS White Cardstock, Stampin' Up Soft Sky
Stamps: Mama Elephant Up and Away, Hero Arts Cling Dots Stamp
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: Mama Elephant Up and Away Creative Cuts, Mama Elephant Landscape Trio Creative Cuts, SSS Stitched Circle Dies
Others: Copic Sketch Markers, Craft Foam, Sequins, Hero Arts White Embossing powder, Black and White Bakers Twine

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

first shaker card




Yes, my very first shaker card! I started by doing some distress ink blending to create the night sky. To create the moon, I did some partial die cutting using the stitched circle dies. I did some additional blending on a separate piece of cardstock to create the grass hill. After filling in the sequins I adhered the entire panel with some craft foam onto the front of a regular size card. I then added some white stars using the star border die and finished off the card with this cute stamp from Mama Elephant and heat embossing the sentiment with some white embossing powder.
Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies used
Cardstock: SSS White Cardstock
Stamps: Mama Elephant In My Heart and Surprise Sentiments
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Inks in Broken China, Faded Jeans, Black Soot, Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint
Dies: Mama Elephant In My Heart Creative Cuts, SSS Stitched Circle Dies, SSS Star Border Craft Die
Others: Copic Sketch Markers, Craft Foam, Sequins, Hero Arts White Embossing powder

Thursday, May 14, 2015

frozen

Throwback Thursday to when we were standing at Prospect Point watching the frozen Naigara Falls. It was breathtakingly beautiful and was worth getting wet and the freezing temperatures. This was taken as we watched the sun set on the Canadian side.
Have a happy Thursday!

Thursday, May 07, 2015

sending smiles







In today's card I used the cute Arctic Penguins and made a cluster of them by masking a couple of them. I then cut out a window and around the image with a craft knife leaving a white border. On another cardstock I did some blending and embossed the sentiment with some white embossing powder. I then adhered the panel behind the image with some foam tape and finished it off with some faux stitching lines. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Cardstock: SSS White Cardstock
Stamps: Mama Elephant Up and Away and Arctic Penguins
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky and Crisp Cantaloupe

Others: Copic Sketch Markers, VersaMark Ink, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White, Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

hugs & kisses and Mama Elephant May's Stamp With Me challenge




This stamp set from Mama Elephant is just so adorable! I started by doing some copic colouring and then die cut them using the coordinating dies. The gift and the flower is from the Arctic Penguins stamp set. I used the stitched circles dies to cut out the three circles towards the left of the card leaving ample space on the right for the balloons and the sentiment. I finished the card by popping the white panel onto a cream cardstock using some foam adhesives. Hope you like it and thanks so much for stopping by.

Supplies used
Cardstock: SSS White Cardstock, Cream Cardstock
Stamps: Mama Elephant Up and Away, Surprise Sentiments and Arctic Penguins
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Others: Copic Sketch Markers, SSS Stitched Circle Dies

Monday, May 04, 2015

hip hip hooray







In these cards I have used the Party Pals stamp set from Paper Smooches in two ways. On the first card I stamped the image with black ink and with Antique Linen distress ink in the second card. I wanted to achieve a no line colouring look but there was a bit of goof up and I drew in the image with a Rusty Hinge distress marker to make the image pop up a bit more. I adhered the card on to a white card stock and some patterned paper. Which one would you go for?
Thanks for dropping by.

Supplies used
Cardstock: Strathmore Cold Press Watercolour Paper, SSS White Cardstock
Stamps: Paper Smooches Party Pals, Papertrey Ink Bigger Blooms Stamp set
Inks: Ranger Archival Jet Black, Antique Linen Distress Ink, Rusty Hinge Distress Marker
Others: Watercolours, Patterned paper

Friday, May 01, 2015

watercolour card for SSS Work it Wednesday April 2015



Just love this cute stamp Furry Cat and Box from Simon Says Stamp. I started by stamping with some black archival ink and coloured it with some watercolours and then cut it out leaving a white border. I took a piece of watercolour paper and then did some water colouring with distress inks and splattered a few drops with my wet brush. I then finished the card off with a sentiment from the same stamp set and some natural twine.
Thanks for dropping by.

Supplies used
Cardstock: Strathmore Cold Press Watercolour Paper, SSS White Cardstock
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Furry Cat and Box
Inks: Ranger Archival Jet Black, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks
Others: Watercolours, Natural twine