Hello What’s Up?

Hello there!  So what’s up?  How about this cute little Spring card to start off the week?

 

 

The bunny image is actually lying down, but I thought it would be fun to have him floating away holding onto bunches of balloons.  To start, a stitched rectangle was die cut from Neenah cardstock.  Using Memento black ink, stamped and masked the heart balloon without the string to create the balloon bundle.

 

 

Next die cut a reverse circle mask from masking paper and positioned it in the center of the panel.  Stamped the bunny and bird then masked them.  Took a cloud stencil and created the cloud background with Spun Sugar and Squeezed Lemonade distress inks and a mini blending tool.

 

 

Removed all masks and coloured images with Copics.  Drew in the strings with a ruler and a black Copic multiliner.  Added highlights to the balloons with a white gel pen.  White heat embossed the sentiment on a black strip.  Mounted the panel to a top folding card base and added clear shimmer to the balloons to finish.

 

If you’re interested, I have a 1k followers giveaway on my IG account (link on 👉 sidebar).  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

Playing over at:
Uniko#46 Colours, optional twist Easter
The Sisterhood of CraftersBunny Rabbits
Sweet Stampers#19 Too Cute
 Fab’ n Funky — #389 Cute Critters
Joy ClaireApril Challenge Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pink Polar Hello

Hello there.  Today I am sharing a card that I made for a friend who’s been having a rough time lately.   Unfortunately, she hasn’t received this yet, and when she does, I hope it will brighten her day a little.  And I’m proud to report that I made it with all NBUS (Never Before Used Stuff)!  I couldn’t believe it – FOUR off my massive NBUS list!!! Thanks, Darnell, for running this great challenge.  And here’s my card.

 

 

I wanted to make a pink hello card with the NBUS Polar Bear Pals stamp set that I just got a week ago.  To start, a white A2 piece of cardstock was dry embossed with NBUS Softly Falling embossing folder.  The bears were stamped on scraps of X-press It paper with Memento black ink, coloured wth RV and C gray Copic markers then fussy cut out.  Friend from NBUS Thoughtful Messages (a gift from sweet Loll) was white heat embossed on a scrap of black cardstock.  I wanted the left bear to hold it, so I cut around his arm and tucked it under.

 

 

The letters from NBUS Bold Alphabet were die cut from more scraps of X-press it paper and also from black cardstock to be stacked.  The white diecut letters were coloured with the same RV Copic markers as the scarves.

 

 

The embossed panel was mounted onto a white landscape top folding cardbase before the card was assembled.  The bears were mounted with foam adhesive for dimension and clear shimmer was added for some sparkle to finish.

Thank Ink you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

Playing at:
Inkspirational – #144 Hello
Time Out#93 Breast Cancer Awareness or Friendship optional twist pink
Glitter ‘N Sparkle#259 Think Pink
Make My Monday#56 Animal Antics
NBUS#12 Anything Goes with NBUS

 

 

 

 

 

MFT Card Design Contest

 

Hello everyone.  This is the third year My Favirite Things (MFT) is running their Card Design Superstar contest.  This year there are three categories.  This card is for the Clean and Simple (CAS) category.

 

 

An A2 size panel was cut from X-press It paper using my paper trimmer.  The elephant was stamped first then masked.  The hippo and hello were stamped next then masked.

 

 

With the masks in place, distress inks were blended on with a mini blending tool for the background. Water was splattered then dabbed off with a paper towel to give it some texture.  Masks were removed and the critters were coloured with Copic markers.

 

 

The stripes along the bottom was created by blending black ink through the Split Diagonal stencil (discontinued).  For dimension while maintaining white space, the camouflage diecut technique was used on the word die there.

 

 

The panel was adhered to a white top folding card base and clear shimmer was added to the colourful background to finish.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

MFT SUPPLIES:
Stamps: Adorable Eleohants, Happy Hippos, Hog Heaven
Dies – Hello There
Stencil – Split Diagonal (discontinued)

Other Supplies:
X-press It paper, Memento black ink
Distress Inks – Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet
Copic Markers – W00, W1, W3, C00, C1, C3

 

 

 

 

Block Stamping Lily CASE

Hi there.  Another post tonight and it’s a quick one.

 

 

Using ink cubes, distress inks in rainbow colours were applied in strips on an acrylic block, then spritz with water, and stamped onto a piece of watercolor paper.

 

 

The Lily was stamped twice with Versafine black ink on the panel as well as on a scrap of white shimmer paper.  The solid Lily centre image was then inked with Spiced Marmalade distress ink and stamped on the shimmer paper Lily.  It was fussy cut out and paper pieced on the watercolour panel before the whole piece was die cut with a rectangle stitched die.

 

 

The sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock.  Clear shimmer was added to the Lily and a few sparkly clear sequins finushed off the card.  And that does it.  Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to the following:
Time Out#91 CASE Beverley Brown
Where Creativity Meets C9#13 Ink Only
Just Us Girls#410 Block Watercolor Stamping
The Flower Challenge#12 Tic-Tac-Toe (top row Embossung, Distress Inks, Sentiment)

 

 

 

 

 

Hello Beautiful Card

Hello everyone.

You will be happy to know my card today is NOT a punch art card – YAY!  It is just a very simple floral card without the feminine colors.

Sketch Saturday, Cards in Envy, Altenew Inspiration Challenge

I die cut a Stitched Rectangle from Night of Navy cardstock.  To give this navy panel some depth, I stamped Wide Stripes with Night of Navy dye ink for a tone-on-tone look.

Sketch Saturday, Cards in Envy, Altenew Inspiration Challenge

I then die cut a navy Stitched Oval Frame.  I used a Stitched Oval die slightly smaller than the oval frame to cut an opening in the middle of the stripe panel.  I also die cut the same oval from Kraft cardstock and inlaid it before stamping the sentiment from For You Flowers.  I had to use the MISTI to stamp the sentiment a few times to get a good impression on Kraft cardstock.

Sketch Saturday, Cards in Envy, Altenew Inspiration Challenge

The Peony Bouquet flowers were stamped on Whisper White cardstock with the Summer Afternoon ink cube set.  There are actually 3 layering stamps plus an outline stamp for each of the images in the set (flowers and leaves), but I only used 2 layers with the outline. After I finished stamping, I die cut the flowers with the matching dies and added some clear Wink of Stella for some shimmer.

Sketch Saturday, Cards in Envy, Altenew Inspiration Challenge

I die cut a branch from Chocolate Chip cardstock before assembling the card together and mounting it all on a top-folding Kraft cardbase.

 

Challenges:

Sketch Saturday #412
Cards in Envy – Deep Blue
Altenew May Inspiration Challenge