Time Out Challenge #102 Love Photo

 

Hello there.  I am thrilled to be back at Time Out (TO) as their guest designer for their photo challenge #102.  Here’s the photo.

 

 

Valentines is coming up and this photo is perfect.  I took inspirations from the colours, the word ‘love’, the hearts and the stripes to create a non-traditional colour Valentine / love card.

 

 

Using the MISTI, the Diagonal Stripes background stamp was lightly inked with black Memento ink and stamped onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Because the stamp is cling rubber and the stripes are diagonal, it was inked lightly so that I can align the couple image (discontinued) so that the stripes went up and down.  The image was white heat embossed twice, then the piece was put back into the MISTI to be re-stamped several times to darken up the lines.  It was difficult to get a good impression of the lines, so I went in with a black marker.  The image was then die cut out with a heart die (retired).

 

 

In my large collection of word dies, I couldn’t believe I don’t own a love word die.  Well, thank goodness for alphabet dies.  ‘Love’ was die cut from scraps of X-Press It paper using Bold Alphabet.  It was Ombré coloured with Copics then covered with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder for some sparkle.  ‘You’ (unknown brand) was die cut from a gold embossed piece from my stash.  I don’t have gold cardstock, so I created my own with gold embossing powder.  I will emboss a piece of cardstock larger than what I need so that on the rare occasion that I need it, I have some on hand.

 

 

A white A2 stitched rectangle panel was adhered to a top folding card base before the card was assembled.  Glossy Accents was added to the word ‘you’ to give it some dimension and gold sequins finished off the card.

Hope you will take some time out of your busy schedule to play along.  The TO design team have made some wonderful cards to inspire you and you can view them HERE.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day.

 

 

 

 

 

Playing in the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS#128 Ombré
CASologyWeek 285 Swoon
Pixie’s Snippets PlaygroundWeeks 317 and 318
STAMPlorationsJanuary 2018 Theme Stamps and Curves
Watercooler Wednesday155 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

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #336 and #337 Coloured Cardbase

Happy Saturday everyone!  Hope you’re ready for our new challenge #336 & #337 One Layer Colour (OLC) Card Base starting today at Less is More.  No worries if you’re not because you will have two weeks to enter!  Furthermore, we are collaborating with AAA Cards so you MUST enter on both challenge blogs to qualify for the prize from our sponsor.. There will be one joint prize winner at the end of the two weeks, however, each challenge will select their own finalists.   Our sponsor for this challenge is Happy Little Stampers and this week our guest designer is its owner Kylie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRAY FLORAL

 

I thought this beautiful floral layering stamp set would look great as a monochromatic card, so I cut and scored a top folding card base from Smoky Slate cardstock.  The solid image was stamped first with white pigment ink then dried with a heat tool.  The next two layers were then stamped with Limestone and Silver Stone inks.  The sentiment was shadow stamped in white and then black heat embossed.  For some sparkle, clear shimmer was added to the flower to finish.  I think this may be the fastest card I’ve ever created. 😂

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
CAS on Fridays#111 Flowers
Happy Little StampersJuly 2017 CAS Birthdays

 

 

 

 

KRAFT WHITEWASH 

 

On this card, I decided to use the whitewash watercolour technique.  On Kraft card base, the flower image was white heat embossed.  A water brush was then used to colour the image with white pigment ink.  Because this is a OLC and I didn’t want it to saturate through to the other side, I was careful to apply lightly.  Zig markers were then used to colour the image.  The sentiment was stamped with black Versafine ink.  Black splatters and clear shimmer on the flowers finished off the card.

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I am linking this one to the following challenges:
The Flower Challenge#10 Embossing Heat/Dry
Addicted to Stamps and More#249 CAS

 

 

 

That’s it for me, but be sure to check out my teamies’ personal blogs for more inspirations.  A quick reminder that this is a two-week challenge and you must link to both LIM and AAA to qualify for the prize.  Also, ensure your card is one layer, CAS and follows the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Father’s Day

Hello there.  And Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers and step-fathers out there.  To celebrate today, I am sharing a funny CAS Father’s Day card.  The idea for my card actually came from a Mother’s Day stamp set with “Thanks to you I turned out awesome” sentiment. 😂 Too funny.

 

 

The panda image and sentiment were stamped with black Memento ink on a white A2 rectangle.

 

 

 

Bluprint Sketch distress ink and a mini blending tool were used to Ombré colour the dad diecut sentiment and to shade the background.

 

 

Glossy Accents was added to dad for a bit of dimension and as a finishing touch. Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great week.

 

 

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
Uniko#41 Masculine optional twist Father’s Day
Tuesday Throwdown#347 For the Men
Come and Get ItFather’s Day
STAMPlorationsJune 2017 Anything CAS Goes optional color twist Masculine Colors
Send a Smile 4 KidsFor the Boys

 

 

 

Less is More #333 Personalise It

Hi everyone.  Let’s get personal. 😂   No seriously.  This is what this week’s challenge is all about at Less is More.  Challenge #333 is Personalise It.  We have last month’s winner, Lucie from LucieG Cards, joining us as our guest designer.  Our lovely sponsor this month once again is STAMPlorations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALPHABET DIES

 

My niece, Jasmine (aka Jas), is turning 12 on Monday.  What better way to personalise her birthday card then to add her name using an alphabet die set.  The masking technique and Memento black ink were used to stamp the elephant, mouse and balloon on an A2 stitched rectangle.  They were masked and pink shading was added with a Clarity brush for the background.  The images and die cut letters were coloured with Copics.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a dark grey cardstock strip.  And I can’t do without some sparkle, so clear shimmer on the die cut letters, Glossy Accents on the balloon and a few sparkling clear sequins were added to finish.

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
SSS Fickr#73 Birthday Bash
Seize the BirthdayAnything Birthday Goes optional topping One Layer
Addicted to Stamps and More#246 Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

HANDWRITTEN

 

My nephew, Jas’ brother, is turning 10 on July 1st.  I already made him a ninja card, but I needed another card for my mom to give to him.  I thought about how we used to write notes/letters which made it personal.  So with no alphabet or number stamps that are small enough, i simply wrote in 10th and Lucas with a black Copic Multiliner to personalise his card. The images were stamped with black Menento ink on a 5″ x 3.75″ piece of X-press It paper then coloured in with Copics. To keep it masculine and CAS, but give it some dimension and interest, yippee was dry embossed in the upper portion.  No embellishments.

 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
CAS-usl Fridays –  CFC176 Color Challenge
STAMPlorationsJune 2017 CAS with optional color twist Masculine Colors
Uniko#41 Masculine optional twist Father’s Day

 

 

Well, that’s it for me this week, but be sure to check out my team’s personal blogs for more inspirations so you can play along with us.  Make sure to keep it CAS and follow the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for your visit.  Have a great week.