Bloomin’ Marvellous Mixed Bunch
I had such fun making this card. It was a random selection of stamps from Stampin’ Up: Mixed Bunch, Petite Petals and Baby Blossoms, using Pumpkin Pie, Hello Honey, Gumball Green and Melon Mambo. The border was made using coloured Pumpkin Pie paper, using Pretty Pink Posh, Border Edge 1, while the sentiment was from the Concord & 9th Dahlia Turnabout stamp set. Clear Drops were added randomly.
I would like to enter it in the following competitions:
This latest project was made specifically for the Global Design Project #GDP137, using colours which I would not normally have used together: Stampin Up Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party
For the card I used bubble stencils which were coloured using the three colours for the background. Not sure if I need more Pool Party re-inker as the colour was not as strong as I remember. I then over-stamped the background using the daisy from Helping me Grow in grey I do love the flowers in the stamp set. The border was then cut and coloured with Melon Mambo (as I don’t have any co-ordinating coloured card stock), and the sentiment stamped with the Lime colour.
I would like to enter the card in the following challenges;
Sending Hugs on a Beautiful Day
Hope you all had a happy weekend. I took the opportunity to use my fast becoming set of stamps – Altenew Beautiful Day. I embossed flowers and leaves using Nuvo Tonic white embossing powder which always has excellent results and fast becoming my go to powder. I cut them out and coloured using blue, green and pink water colour pencils.
They were layered on to a circle cut using MFT scalloped circles. To add interest, the inside circle was dotty embossed, everything was then co-ordinated with some blue Nitwits paper blue stash.
I would like to enter in the following challenges:
Waiting for Spring – Cool Chicks & Ladybird
Are you getting fed up of the snow yet? I am not – it is giving me the opportunity to get down to my favourite job – making cards.
Popped over to the Stamping Bella Sisterhood March Challenge and discovered that it was blooms. I don’t have many bloom stamps (which will soon be changed), so took the chance to use one of my Cool Chicks – with daffodils which should have been starting to bloom but the big bad #beastfromtheeast put paid to that.
Coloured using Promarkers – Buttercup, Gold, Pumpkin, Maroon, Poppy, and Grass coloured with Moss. A little bit of sparkle was added to the daffodils, the edge was cut using MFT Stitched Edges 2 and layered scrap paper was cut to fit the edge.
Entering the following Challenges
Thanks with Stampin’ Up
I just love water colouring with Stampin’ Up inks. For this card, stamped Whisper White card with Tonic white embossing powder and coloured the flowers by wetting the card and using Tangelo Twist, Bermuda Bay and Concord Crush liquid ink to create the coloured effect. The image was then cut out and layered on to Tangelo Twist card, then layered on to White Whisper White card which too was dry embossed, and layered on to a Tangelo Twist before being stuck down on to the card. The sentiment Thanks was stamped with Tangelo Twist and layered across to finish the card.
This card is to be entered in:
Global Design Project 126: Sketch Challenge
Less is More #365 Challenge – 7th Birthday CAS Dry Embossing
Baby Blossom Flowers
Today I decided to use a retired stamp set which I had recently bought – Stampin’ Up Baby Blossoms. I am not sure about you, but I think that it has so much potential, with all those small delicate flowers.
Carefully trying to layer the flowers, I was not sure how easy it was, but after a few practice attempts I got there. Using Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Denim Dapper it was to be entered in the Global Design Project Colour Challenge #125
Thank you Blooming Bouquet
Having discovered another American stamping supplier – Altenew Stamps, I recently took delivery of one of their sets Blooming Bouquet which looked as if it could be so versatile for many different occasions.
The stamp was stamped over two pieces of card and embossed with Tonic Nuvo white embossing powder and water coloured using stamping up Emerald Envy, Tangerine Tango and Concord Crush. using the water allowed the die colour to separate and give different shades.
I would like to enter this Thank You card in the Seven Hills October Sketch Challenge.