Happy Saturday everyone! Ready for our next challenge at Less is More (LIM)? Our theme this fortnight is Friendship! Easy, right?… and the possibilities are endless. Bev, the owner and designer for Uniko, is joining us as both our guest and sponsor!
Yellow is associated with friendship, so I thought sunflowers would fit the bill. 😉 To start, a stitched rectangle panel was die cut from Neenah cardstock. Stamped the sunflower cluster with Memento black ink, and masking each image. Next blended Mowed Lawn distress ink in the corner with a mini blending tool. For subtle shading around the flowers, used a Clarity brush. Removed masks and coloured with Copics. Mounted the panel on a white top folding card base and adhered the white embossed black sentiment strip. Added clear shimmer and glossy accents to finish.
I didn’t intend on another floral card, but after enjoying the colouring process on this card, I wanted to do it again and get more pencil coloring practice in. So just like that other card, stamped the image on Toned Tan paper with VersaMark ink, coloured with Polychromos and Chameleon pencils, then heat embossed with white embossing powder. Die cut ‘Friend’ from the image and popped it up on black fun foam for the dimensional camouflage die cut technique. White heat embossed ‘happy birthday’ on a black strip. Finished with some clear shimmer on the flowers and a few clear sequins.
That’s it for me and now over to you! To see the beautiful creations Bev and my team have made to inspire you to play along, please click HERE. Can’t wait to see you in the gallery. Thank you for dropping by. Have a great day!
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!
Hi everyone. Normally, I don’t make Christmas cards in the summer, especially on the hottest weekend of the year so far, but after seeing a couple of Christmas cards today and checking out some challenges, I was inspired to create this CAS Christmas card.
The bear was stamped with Memento black ink on A2 X-press It paper, then coloured with Copics.
It was then masked and the snowflakes were clear heat embossed. Salty Ocean distress ink was applied with a mini blending tool to the background and a tissue was used to wipe off excess ink for a little emboss resist.
The camouflage die cut technique was used for the Warm Winter Wishes sentiment. This technique can be tricky with little pieces getting lost, but a good trick I found to keep everything together is to use Press n Seal.
For some sparkle, clear shimmer added to the camouflaged diecut sentiment finished off the card.