Hello there! Dropping in quickly to share a fun silly masculine card good for multiple occasions.
On a stitched rectangle panel die cut from Neenah cardstock, stamped the elephant with Memento black ink. Masked it and stamped the bee. Masked the bee and the ground, then ink blended Mustard Seed distress ink through a Warp Speed stencil with a Clarity brush.
Removed the stencil and ink blended more Mustard Seed ink around the image with a mini blending tool. For more definition to the ground line, blended what ink remained on the black mini blending tool. Removed masks and coloured with Copics. Black heat embossed the sentiment, thenadhered the panel to a black/white card base to finish.
Hello there! Since I needed another birthday card and I couldn’t resist playing with those cute little monkeys again, I made this fun little rainbow birthday card.
First, stamped the monkeys on X-press It paper with Copic-friendly black ink, coloured with Copics then die cut out with the matching dies. Used a label maker for the ‘HB2U’ sentiment.
Next, die cut a grid window from Whisper White cardstock and trimmed down to six squares. Cut a rectangle piece also from Whisper White cardstock the same size as the grid and blended Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron distress oxide inks using a mini blending tool. Overlapped the colours to get secondary colours for a fuller rainbow effect. Lightly spritz with water and blot with a paper towel to add some texture.
Adhered all elements onto a stitched A2 Whisper White panel based on the sketch #336 from Freshly Made Sketches. Attached the panel to a white top folding card base and added clear shimmer to finish.
Hello everyone! My teammates Izzy, Nonni and I have officially passed our one year anniversary as part of the design team at Less is More (LIM)! Even in this short time, we saw some big changes, including moving from weekly to fortnightly. It has been a lot of fun and I want to thank my LIM team and all of you who participate! Last year we started off with a colour challenge, so it’s only fitting we celebrate with a new colour challenge! The colours this time are yellow, blue and grey. Our March winner, JoannaofJo-Jo’s Stamping Spot, is our guest designer. And we have a brand new sponsor to our challenge, but they are no stranger to the crafting community. We welcome Winnie & Walter, who is generously giving this month’s winner a $25 gift card to their store!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANITA!
This card was created for my teamie Anita. It was inspired by this card and since I had just purchased the Chameleon pencils, I wanted to test them out. To begin, an A2 size stitched rectangle was die cut from Toned Gray paper. Next, ‘happy’ was stamped with VersaMark using the MISTI, then coloured in with several different blue pencils. With ‘happy’ still in the MISTI, stamped it again along with the word ‘birthday’ in VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Initially, the bunny was stamped in black on Toned Gray paper and coloured with pencils too, but I was not able to get the colours bright enough. So I went back to stamping it on X-press It paper, colouring with Copics and die cutting it out with the matching die. A second piece was die cut from a white scrap to stack for just a tiny bit of dimension… after all, it needed to be mail-friendly. 😉 Added rhinestones to the flower centres and clear shimmer to finish.
Now it’s your turn. Want to see more ideas and inspirations? Then check out the cards our guest and my design team has made over on the LIM blog HERE. As always, I appreciate you stopping by. Have a great day!
Hello there! So after three weeks (gotta love the US-Canadian postal service 😝), my Mama Elephant order finally arrived and I couldn’t wait to ink up the Little Monkey Agenda stamp set to create this CAS birthday card.
To start, stamped the monkeys on X-press It paper with Memento black ink, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the coordinating dies. These little monkeys were a bit challenging to colour due to their small size, but I persevered. 😉 Next die cut the stitched rectangle panel with the trio of peek-a-boo windows from Whisper White cardstock. Black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.
For some colour behind the windows, ink blended Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueorint Sketch distress oxide inks on a piece of Bristol smooth paper with a mini blending tool. Spritz with water and dabbed with a paper towel for a bit of texture. Adhered the monkeys, then mounted the panel with fun foam on a white top folding card vase for some dimension to finish.
These monkeys make me smile and I have other plans for them. 😂 Thank you for dropping in. Have a wonderful day!