Smiling Unicorn

Happy Good Friday everyone!  Hope your Easter weekend is off to a good start. I just had to squeeze in another bright and cheery rainbow card before Easter.  This card makes me smile. 😉

Masks were created from a Stitched Snow Drift die and Labeling Tape. Using the mask as a guide, the sentiment was set up in my MISTI in the shape of the curve and black heat embossed on a white Stitched Rectangle.

The sentiment was then masked off and distress inks were blended in rainbow colours.  For sparkle, the rainbow area was spritz with a DIY shimmer spray.

Next, the unicorn was stamped with black Memento ink and coloured with Copics.  The present from the same set was stamped on a scrap of X-press It paper then fussy cut out.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the present and horn, and a few Crystal Clear sequins finished this card off.

Thanks for dropping by and Happy Easter to all who celebrate.

 

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS – Smile
CAS-ual Fridays – Rainbows
Freshly Made Sketches – FMS #283
Happy Little Stampers – April CAS Blend

 

Make A Wish

Hi there.  No spring card today.  I’m sharing a masculine birthday card instead.  I was also able to check off a stamp set and a die from my continually growing NBUS list.  😉

The NBUS images were stamped with Intense Black ink on X-press It paper and coloured with Copics.  The images and the upper portion were masked off and Pacific Point dye ink was blended through a Large Grid stencil with a Clarity brush.

The NBUS Wish was die cut from black cardstock.  To make it stand out, it was mounted onto a scrap of white cardstock and fussy cut to give it a white border.  The other part of the sentiment was white heat embossed on a black strip.

The paper was trimmed to 5.5″x 3.75″, mounted onto an A2 Pacific Point cardstock piece and then die cut with a Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle for a continuous look.  A white gel pen was used to add dot details to the dragon.  The sentiments were adhered and glossy accents was added to the Wish diecut to finish.

Okay, since I am playing in Darnell’s challenge, I have to report my teeny little boo-boo as indicated by the oval in the photo below.

Initially, I masked the area on a slant thinking it would look neat, but it looked funny.  So to save all the work I’ve done so far, I re-masked the area going straight across and covered as best I could with the large Wish diecut.  And I think it worked!  😂

 

 

 

I am linking to the following challenges:
Sugar Pea Designs 3rd Birthday Bash Celebration
Cupcake Inspirations – Color Theme #402
SSS Wednesday – Happy Birthday
NBUSApril Fool’s Boo-Boo & NBUS#11

 

Guest Designer for Inkspirational

Hi everyone.  I am here today to share another spring themed card as the guest designer for Inkspirational challenge #132 Spring.

My card was based on rainbows and the phrase April showers.

The sky background was created with a diecut cloud border stencil, a mini blending tool and Tumbled Glass distress ink on a white Stitched Rectangle.

The NBUS umbrellas were die cut from scraps of smooth Bristol paper.  The solid umbrellas were coloured with various rainbow colour distress Oxide inks with a mini blending tool.  They were then spritz with water, and after a few seconds, blotted with a paper towel.  Once completely air dried, the umbrella outlines were adhered on top.  For some sparkle, clear shimmer was added to each section. Had I thought of it beforehand, I would have added the shimmer to the whole solid umbrella before attaching the outline.

The NBUS sentiment was stamped with Archival black ink before the panel was mounted to a white top folding card base to be assembled.

 

 

I am linking to the following challenges:
Time Out – #80 Inspired by Words “When it rains look for rainbows…”
Uniko – Spring with optional twist of Easter
SSS MondayMake a Rainbow
Sugar Pea DesignsMix It Up #30
NBUS –  April Fool’s Boo-Boo & NBUS#11

 

Guest Designer for AAA Cards

Hi there.  Today I am excited to be guest designing for Game #87 Shiny Spring at AAA Cards.  It is a spring theme CAS card challenge with the optional twist of adding a shiny element.

Although I don’t send Easter cards, Easter did inspire this hoppy bunny birthday card.

Stamped the bunny, flower, bee and bee trail with Intense Black ink on a X-press It paper Stitched Rectangle and coloured with Copics.  Masked the bunny, flower and the upper half of the panel then blended a patch of grass beneath the bunny with Mowed Lawn distress ink.

Leaving the masks on the bunny and flower, removed the upper half mask and crested the cloud background with a DIY diecut cloud stencil, a mini blending tool and Tumbled Glass distress ink.  Removed the remaining masks.

For some shiny elements, added clear Wink of Stella to the flower and bee’s wings (was a little difficult to capture in a photo).  Heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set with Versafine black ink and clear glitter embossing powder.  Used gray Copics to add the shadow under the bunny. Mounted the stitched panel to a white top folding card base and added three Crystal Clear sequins to finish.

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge – B is for Bunnies
Addicted to CAS – Smile
Sugar Pea Designs – 3rd Birthday Bash Celebration
Just Add Ink – #353 Just Add Critters
Naughty or Nice#38 Three of Something optional Easter twist

 

Letter in a Bottle

Hi everyone.  I have a super simple card to share today.  I’m taking it back old school when letters were sent in a bottle.  😂

Stamped the bottle, paper and cork on a 5.25″ x 4″ piece of X-press It paper with London Fog Memento ink, then coloured with Copics.  Sponged on Tumbled Glass distress ink, leaving lots of white areas, to create the sky.

Heat embossed the sentiment with Versafine black ink and clear embossing powder.

Mounted the piece to a top white folding card base and used a clear Spica pen to add sparkly highlights to the bottle and water to look like light is reflecting off them.

 

 

Entering this in two challenges: Challenge 170 from CAS-ual Fridays is not to use any dies and March challenge theme from Create a Smile is Letters.