Hello … bonjour! It’s been a weekend of I’ve-not-played-there-for-a-while … yesterday was the Papertrey Blog Hop, today it’s Papertrey’s Make It Monday (among others). Stephanie’s first MIM video showed a great technique for making window chipboard sentiments … don’t remember seeing that done before, so thought I’d give it a try …
I used the stamp set One Big Happy for all the flowers, leaves and supplementary sentiment … and the accompanying die, stacked up, for the window sentiment. The images didn’t pop enough when stamped to make the white die cut stand out, so I added some highlights with coloured crayons and a white gel pen … and Wink of Stella’d the happy … much better! This is what it looks like inside …
… plenty of space to write a message and finish off with ‘happy birthday’! Thanks for a fun technique, Stephanie … and a great video!
I’m playing along with
Papertrey Make it Monday – Window Chipboard Sentiments
CAS(E) This Sketch – See Below … turned upside down (hope that’s ok, if not please delete!)
Addicted to Stamps & More – CAS
AAA Cards – Die Cuts
SSS Monday – Layer It Up … the stacked up happy
Hope you had chance to get crafty this weekend! Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂
Hello … bonjour! Hope you had a magical new year celebration … and that 2016 has started wonderfully! I have a little floral number to share with you this evening …
Some cards are shy … they’re reluctant to be made … they need encouragement to come out of their shell … even when they’re CAS … this is one of those cards! The first version hit the paper bin after my ‘invisible join’ in the stem (to make it a long one) turned out to be eyecatchingly not invisible. The second version was finished and ready for it’s photo shoot when a fully loaded, wandering watercolour brush danced rather energetically across it … ooops (that wasn’t my exact word, but I’ll leave that to your imagination!). So, here’s my third attempt … a Papertrey bloom stamped onto a white card panel, with colour detail on the flower head, leaves and stem added with Promarkers … and a little delicate Wink of Stella pollen-like splatter sprinkled over the top. The sentiment is from SSS. The panel was trimmed and popped up onto the card base over a slender strip of striped DP. Phew … voilà … made it!
I’m playing along with …
Papertrey Ink Make It Monday – Adding Colour To Stamped Images (great video from Laurie)
TE Share Joy Challenge – Keep It CAS (sorry, no TE goodies … mine are Christmassy ones!)
SSS Wednesday – Party (a birthday’s a great excuse to party!)
Have a great weekend … thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂
I haven’t played along with PTI’s Make It Monday for ages … I’ve wanted and planned to … then suddenly the deadline’s passed. Tonight, I’m squeezing in with this card …
Erin‘s video (here) explains the technique of impression line watercolouring … instead of using an impression plate (IP) to cut a shape/shapes out, it’s used to impress the image/images on the cardstock. I’m the proud owner of just the one, very recently acquired, PTI IP, and tonight I used it for the first time. I ran a piece of watercolour card and the IP through my Cuttlebug using the embossing plates, and used Distress Inks and a refilled Wink Of Stella brush to do the ombré colouring, using the impressed lines as my guide. Once it was dry, I die cut a Studio Calico thanks out of the panel, cut another five out of spare cardstock, and stacked them together. A piece of printer paper was adhered behind the negative space on the coloured panel, the stacked word was popped into place and I scattered a sequin or three over it. The finished panel was popped up on foam dots on the card base. Here’s a close up so you can see the shimmer (which is much more so IRL).
Those of you who know me will understand that I had a serious discussion with myself about whether to post this card … I like crisp lines and tidy edges … and this technique doesn’t fit
too well at all with my neat freak tendencies! The watercolouring’s not supposed to stay inside those lovely straight impressed lines … I know, I tried valiantly! However, the card’s made, I used a new technique … and sometimes it’s A Good Thing to step outside that neat little box and be a smidge uncomfortable!
Here’s where I’m playing along …
Make It Monday – Impression Line Watercolouring
AAA Cards – Thanks/Thanksgiving
SSS Wednesday – Thanks/Thanksgiving
Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂
The renovation’s taken up most waking hours this week (and some that should’ve been sleeping hours!), and this afternoon was the first time for a while I’ve had chance to get near my craft desk. So I had a happy play for a while and came up with a few cards … this is the first …
I made a top fold base card and die cut a circle out of it. Using one end of Papertrey’s Sketched Shapes banner, I stamped the rainbow colours around the circle, having already marked up in pencil 16 ‘spokes’ and a larger circle (thanks for the tip, Bobby!), so that the medallion would end up evenly spaced. A circle of card was covered with adhesive and fixed to the inside of the card, and I slotted the circular sentiment panel into the space on the front. All the pencil was rubbed out, the edges of the card were sponged with black ink (I masked it first!) and the Hero Arts sentiment was stamped below the medallion. As this card could work for a guy or girl, it’s left without bling for now … it may or may not be added later. I rather like it as is … and there seems to be a touch of dimension even though it’s a flat one layer card!
I’m playing along with these challenges …
Make It Monday – Rainbow Medallions (great video from Dawn)
A Blog Named Hero – Sheet Cake (a one layer card)
Addicted to CAS – Celebrate (Congratulations to Kylie and the team, celebrating 600+ followers!)
Hero Arts – One Layer Challenge (yep!)
SSS Wednesday – Spots and Dots (big spot sentiment panel and little dots around the edge!)
I’ll be back in a short while with the next card … there are a few challenges closing their doors shortly that I’d like to join in with, so need to get a move on! Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂
Well that wasn’t too long a wait for a one handed post … here’s my second card …
I used PTI’s Sketched Shapes to make the circle grid … each circle double stamped to make the criss cross pattern … and a gap was left for the sentiment. I stamped and heat embossed the the vellum overlay with a PTI sentiment and wrapped it round the stamped panel, adhering it to the back. The stamped panel was mounted on vellum, which had already been edged with a Promarker, and the whole thing was popped up on foam dots on the card base. The tiny gems were the finishing touch.
I’m joining in with these challenges …
Make It Monday – Vellum Overlays (great video from Danielle)
CASE Study – Pamelo Ho’s circles/vellum overlay card
Color Throwdown – Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder (my closest colours to them)
SSS Monday – I Ought To Use This More (Vellum)
SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes
Off for a short meander around the blogosphere before bed … may well see you there! Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂
Using angular shapes in an ordered way has me feeling happy … and pampers to my neat freak tendencies. However, I also have a bit of a maverick streak, so using such shapes in an unstrucured way also has me feeling happy (if a little untidy) … and that’s what I did with this card …
I’m joining in at Papertrey’s Make It Monday, where Erin has done a great video giving tips on adding texture to one layer cards without adding bulk. I’m also playing at One Layer Simplicity, where Karen’s the host and has challenged us to just add water, and my inspiration for the images came from Moxie Fab World‘s Hexagons: Happy for Hexagons Challenge.
I did the background first, using diluted distress ink and a water brush to add splatter to the card base. I then stamped the Papertrey Sketched Shapes hexagons in unruly lines, aiming to create a sense of movement, almost as though they were in danger of toppling over. The solid parts of the darkest hexagons were treated with Wink of Stella and covered with Glossy Accents, and the Papertrey sentiment was stamped and clear heat embossed. Yes, I know … the photo doesn’t show all the glisten and shine … if you click on it, there’s more!
I’m off to wander in an inspiration-seeking-manner through the blogosphere. Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂
So, here’s my second card of the night … the opposite of the earlier one … soft, feminine and rather girlie …
At Papertrey’s Make It Monday, Dawn has challenged us to use a new technique … generation stamping line images. I took the colours from the subtle palette at Colour Me! and I’m playing at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, where there’s an Emboss It theme.
The single bloom image is from Technique Tuesday … I’d have used a Papertrey one but I only have solid images, and the technique doesn’t work as well with them. I randomly stamped the flower using the grey, pink and saffron, and each flower image was offset slightly three times to get the effect of generational stamping. The Papertrey sentiment was stamped in grey, I used a positioner to overstamp it in Versamark and then clear embossed it so it’d be a little more bold among the flowers. The final touch was the bling in the middle of each bloom.
Time for me to be in bed … I’ll be enjoying some quiet time in blogland tomorrow, so may see you there. Thanks so much for coming by … your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂