Hello! It’s still July 1st here, so happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians! Last month was the Daily Marker coloring challenge and on day 21, I colored a couple of bears from the Beary Special Birthday set. And today I turned them into cards. I am sharing one of them now and the other one later in the week.
Since the bear was already colored with Copics and die cut out with the matching die, this was pretty straight forward once I figured out what challenges I wanted to participate in. First, I die cut a stitched rectangle from Whisper White cardstock. Black heat embossed the sentiment from the same set.
Next, I die cut a rectangle frame from Kraft paper using the two smallest rectangle dies. Took the larger of the two dies and die cut a white rectangle. Sponged Cool Caribbean ink (retired) on the bottom half, then arranged and stacked them all together. Adhered the panel to a white top folding card base, then mounted the framed image with mounting tape for a little dimension to finish.
Hi there! Just poppin’ in quickly to share a simple birthday card. I just got the matching die for my Watching the World Bloom stamp set today and wanted to put it to use right away. It is a dream not to have to fussy cut the wreath out like I did last time. 😉
Started by stamping the wreath with Memento black ink onto a scrap of Neenah cardstock and coloured it in rainbow colours with Copics. Die cut it out with my new die then heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on a black strip.
Next embossed the background with a wood embossing folder from Whisper White cardstock. Adhered the wood piece flat to a white top folding card base. Mounted the wreath and sentiment with foam tape, then added clear shimmer to finish.
Hi there. Dropping in to share a super QCAS (Quick Clean and Simple) birthday card.
To start, a stitched rectanglewas die cut from Neenah cardstock. Stamped the banner followed by the bear with Memento black ink and then coloured with Copics.
Since the bear is running across with the banner in hand, motion marks were added with a grey marker to show movement. Mounted the panel to a white top folding landscape card base and clear shimmer was added to the flags to finish.
Hi there! I have more birthdays coming up, so I am poppin’ in with a floral birthday card today. Lately, I’ve been admiring all the beautiful pencil coloured creations, so I took the leap and coloured a larger, more detailed image. It’s definitely labour intensive compared to colouring with Copics, but definitely satisfying once completed. Here’s my card.
Once colouring was done and with the stamp still positioned in the MISTI, re-stamped the image with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. After all that time it took to colour, I did not want to cover any part of it up, so white heat embossed the sentiment above.
Die cut it with an A2 stitched rectangle, then mounted the panel to a white top folding card base. Keeping it CAS, added white dot details with a white gel pen and clear shimmer to finish.
Hi there! My friend Sandie’s birthday is today. Happy birthday, Sandie! Hope you enjoyed your special day! I’m not sure if she has received her birthday card from me yet, but in my haste to mail it off, I forgot to take pictures of it. However, I had extra gold streamers leftover, so I just re-made the card, except I changed up the sentiment. This photo was my source of inspiration.
First step was to create the confetti. Did this by placing a Falling Snow stencil on an A2 size mixed media stitched rectangle and inked with VersaMark. Heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then used a mini blending tool to blend on Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord and Black Soot distress inks. Wiped off excess ink from the embossed areas with a tissue.
Next die cut the streamers from gold foil paper. The ‘hooray’ was die cut twice — once from gold glitter paper and the other from a purple scrap piece. Stacked and offset them for a shadow effect and then stamped the other part of the sentiment with Archival Violet ink. Mounted the panel on a white top folding card base to finish.