This is both a set of stamps and punch from Stampin Up that I have had in my possession for a long time, but never got around to using them – Daisy Punch, Prig Punch, Daisy Delight Stamp and Woodgrain background stamp.
I used the Smokey Grey to stamp the background, cut out the circle and added a scalloped edging cut in basic grey card stock. The flower was stamped using melon mambo ink twice to give the impression of different colours of petals.
It as all assembled and layered on to the card with the sentiment using Stix foam pads to give that extra dimension.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner and love is in the air, I thought I would share a card with you using a die I recently bought from Simon Says Stamps – Stacked Hearts. I first used Distress Oxides – Pumpkin Pie, Abandoned Coral and Festive Berries to colour card stock. I used the die to cut the coloured card stock, keeping the small hearts for a future project. The heart outlines were infilled with small white hearts coloured with clear Wink of Stella.
I layered this on to checked card stock made by stamping Concord and 9th Plaid Background Stamp with Festive Berries and Pumpkin Pie. The sentiment, stamped with Festive Berries ink was from Altenew.
I would like to enter the card in the following challenges:
Do you ever make cards then decide that you don’t like it Today I am sharing a nearly card and another one also made which I decided I preferred to enter in to a couple of challenges.
The first was made using Stampin’ Up’s First Frost stamp set. I stamped the Pool Party card with Versamark Ink, then stamped roses and flowers with Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Grapefruit Grove inks. When I assembled the card I decided that I wasn’t happy with it so decided to stop as it was.
As I had planned in entering two challenges, one stating which colours to use, while the other was a CAS challenge, I picked up an old stamp set I have had for some time – Stampin’ Up Flower Patch. To make the Dahlia flower, I first stamped with Daffodil Delight with the solid stamp, then layered on top with Grapefruit Grove. The other small flower was made using Grapefruit Grove, the stamen was Daffodil Delight and the centre was Pool Party. Leaves were made cutting out Pool Party card stock and stamped with Versamark Ink. I then stamped a swirl on to white card stock using the stamp from Stylish Christmas in Pool Party ink. Everything were layered with Pool Party card stock and the sentiment cut from Pool Party card stock using the greetings thinlet dies.
The card is to be entered in the following challenges:
Today I am sharing a set of cards, made in bulk, using Stampin’ Up Festival of Trees stamp set and a variety of non traditional christmas colours, but the same layout.
The back grounds were made using Stampin’ Up inks and then stamped with a snowflake background stamp and clear embossed. The trees too were stamped using the inks, clear embossed and cut out using the tree punch.
The Peek-a-boo die was MFT which I felt gave the tree just that little bit extra class. The card was assembled,the sentiment stamped and heat embossed then layered in front of the tree.
This will be entered into the following challenges:
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:
Do you ever make a card just because you have the stamps, card and inks and just for the fun of it?
This is the result of one I thought I would make when I discovered I have a lot of matching card in my cupboard which has been there for a long time. After a number of different ideas and layouts, I took inspiration from the Paper Player Challenge and this is the result. Still looking for a new home as sitting in my box of cards.
I used the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp, colours layered using the Altenew Red Cosmos Mini Ink Pads. The card was Bazzil Monochrome card which I thought went well with the flower colours. Tags were made from the Build a Tag Dynamics set 5 and the ribbon was from stash. Edges of the flower were touched up to give a bit of sparkle.
Stamping Bella Posh Girl has a Present – 60th Birthday Bash
What do you do when you are stuck at home, it is snowing and windy outside and you have a friends birthday coming up? Make a card – well it would be stupid not to take the opportunity to have an extra day to play!
As it was a 60th birthday coming up, I decided to use a stamp I have recently bought – Stamping Bella Posh Girl has a Present. She is just adorable and looks as if she is going to be so much fun. Lots of presents for everyone.
The image was stamped and coloured using the Hero Arts small ink pads – Raspberry Jam, Ultra Pink and Bubble Gum which all work very well together. I then fussy cut her out, added little black spots to her bag using Black Tonic Nuvo Drops. She was layered on to a lattice cut using Sue Wilson Stitched Latticed Frame Die, cut in to an oval using the Tonic Oval dies and which then had a oval layer placed on top which had been coloured using the Ultra Pink ink. Everything was then layered on to black glitter card, with the birthday sentiment printed and layered last.
How often do you normally spend when making a single card? I must confess I can take over 2 days, with the background and accents being the issue – should I add this, how does it look, do the colours go, all being part of my dilemma.
However, this one was made like Speedy Gonzales. I was on the PaperPlayers blog and the challenge this week is a tic tac toe square giving many options, When I saw what we could use I immediately decided I wanted to use my new Sue Wilson set of dies, my MFT Peek-a-boo stitched rectangle and shiny card stock I keep meaning to use, but never get around to using it. The sentiment was stamped using a Hero Arts stamp which I have have for to many years to mention, but use every year when making Christmas cards.
I would like to enter the card in the PaperPlayers #368 – with Tree, Die-cut and Shine.