Today I am sharing a card made for a young lady at the request of her Gran. It used the cute rabbit download from Lili of the Vally stamps. Although I own the rubber stamp, I wanted a bigger version and as the only stipulations for the card were that it was to be mint and silver with balloons, I thought this would be perfect.
It was coloured using promarkers, and layered on to the mirror card silver lattice, with pearlised mint green card to make the rest of the layers., cut using the Sue Wilson Shadow Box Collection – Stitched Lattice Frames and other Spellbinder layering dies. The sentiment was printed on card, and using a laminator was foiled in silver. Additional balloons were then cut out to add extra to the card. I was told that the Gran and young lady loved it.
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Today I pulled out an old Stampin’ Up set of stamps which I love – Kimono Kids.
I started by using the lanterns to make the background, stamping a number of times then embossing with gold. This was then layered onto shiny gold card stock to pull the colours together.
The Geisha was stamped and coloured using my promarker pens in teal and red. A gold pen was used to add the luxury embroidery which always appears on kimonos. She was then fussy cut and layered onto the card uisng STIX pads which help to add dimension to the card. The sentiment was stamped and cut using the banner punch and again layered using the STIX pads.
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As with Olaf in the previous post, there is another birthday in the family. Arthur my husband and twin of my Sister-in-Law so it is double production of cards.
I may have previously stated that my husband is an avid golfer so the stamp from Lili of the Valley is a perfect one to use, seen by the many cards I have made using this stamp. The image was coloured using Promarkers, frame and layer was cut using the Spellbinders dies labels one. The background was made using paper in my stash. The plain blue paper was run through an embossing folder to give a wood look effect.
This card was made for my boss at work who was retiring at the end of the year. As she was a cat lover, I thought this would be a fun card to make using the stamp from Mama Elephant – The Cat’s Meow. I stamped it a number of times to make a crowd and coloured suing my Promarkers, then fussy cut. The background was made blending my distress oxides, with water then splashed on to make the dotty background. When assembled, the sentiment was from John Next Door, stamped in white then clear embossed.
Oh Kitty Tree – who doesn’t love cats at Christmas? This one was made for a cat lover, made using Mama Elephant stamps, which I find stamp so easily with my Misti stamper.
I am really getting in to using the Tim Holtz Distress Oxides too – they can create amazing backgrounds. This one was made using Festive Berries, Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberry blended together and spritzed with Mica powder to give a sheen.
Cats were all coloured using Promarker Pens in greys and oranges and then clear dots were added uisng Tonic Nuvo Drops.
Will Santa be able to get out of the chimney in time to deliver the rest of the presents? Stamping Bella Santa got stuck is one of my favourite fun santa stamps. Santa was coloured using Promarker pens in reds, greys and skin tones. The fur trim then had a little bit of glitter added to give a bit of sparkle. The image was layered on to a sunrise background made using pinks, reds, blues and yellow distress oxide ink. Sparkle was then added to the small houses and the bottom of the frame to give a snow shine.
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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.
I am sharing the first birthday card for the year with you, using, one of my favourite Lili of the Valley, LOTV stamps – Playing Golf. If you look at some of my past blogs, you will begin to understand why it is such a popular stamp.
I began by colouring in with Promarkers, framed it with paper which is meant to resemble grass – if you look close enough you can see small blades of grass. I then decided to try something new and layered the image onto a background which included a cut off from the cellophane used to wrap bouquets. Crafters never throw anything away!
I just love Penny Black ‘Snowy’ don’t you. He is so cute and can be used in so many ways. This time I decided that it was going to be a production line and make a number of small cute simple cards for Christmas, the same but different. Stamped, die cut out, then they were coloured with red, green and purple promarkers, layered onto card and Tonic Nuvo glitter hats.