Guest Designer for Uniko Challenge #48

 

Hello there!  Today I am excited to be guest designing for Uniko Challenge #48!   It is a quote inspiration challenge.

 

 

I created a friendship card around sentiments in Uniko’s Reach for the Stars stamp set.

 

 

I almost created a galaxy background, but in keeping with the remainder of the sentiment, which was stamped on the inside, I kept it more subtle.

 

 

First I took a scrap piece of mixed media paper and white heat embossed the streaming stars.  Using a mini blending tool, blended Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans distress inks to create the sky.  I wanted to twist and cute critters and children go hand in hand, don’t they? 😉  So the hugging monkeys was stamped on X-press It paper with Memento black ink, coloured with Copics then die cut out with the matching die.

 

 

Next a stitched rectangle panel was die cut from regular white cardstock.  A circle window was then die cut from it and the sentiment black heat embossed above.  Adhered the sky piece flat on to a white top folding card base.  Attached the monkeys behind the circle opening then mounted the panel to the front with foam tape to finish.

 

 

 

Ready to join the challenge?  You can see all the inspirations from the talented design team HERE.  Hope to see your fabulous take on this challenge.  Thank you for visiting.  Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More  #301 Anything Goes
SSS Wednesday Challenge Use a Die/Punch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to Birthday!

Happy Monday everyone!  So back to birthday cards as May is a busy birthday month.  In fact, I have two friends with the same birthday today!  I’m only sharing one of the cards now and the other on Saturday. 😉  My friend loves her cat, so I thought it was the perfect time to break out a NBUS set and make this CAS birthday card.

 

 

Took a wonky stitched rectangle panel die cut from Neenah cardstock and stamped the image with Memento black ink.  Masked the image, then die cut a reverse oval mask from masking paper.  Adhered the oval mask into place and ink blended Shaded Lilac distress ink with a mini blending tool.  Removed the masks and coloured the image with Copics.  Having destashed a lot of my coloured cardstock, the sentiment was white heat embossed on a white strip and coloured with Wilted Violet distress ink.

 

 

Mounted the panel with foam adhesive on a white top folding card base.  Popped up the sentiment strip also with foam adhesive since it didn’t need to be mailed.  Added sone clear sequins and clear shimmer to finish.

 

 

I’m meeting up with my friend for a birthday lunch, so I’m hoping she doesn’t see this post beforehand. 😉  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a fabulous week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Inky Paws — #71 Color Challenge
Freshly Made Sketches#335 Sketch by Jen T
Seize the Birthday — Anything Goes
SSS Wednesday — Animal Magic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Rainbow Birthday Wishes

Hi there.  Okay, I’m back to quickly share another fun rainbow birthday card.  If you can’t tell yet, I love rainbow colour cards. 😂

 

 

All stamping was done with Memento black ink on an A2 stitched rectangle panel die cut from Neenah cardstock.

 

 

The hat was stamped first, followed by the middle elephant, then the two smaller elephants last.  Each image was masked in between.  The bottom 1” area was masked next before distress inks in rainbow colours were blended on with a mini blending tool.

 

 

Masks were then removed and the elephants were coloured with cool gray Copic markers.  Added clear shimmer to the rainbow background for some sparkle.  Stamped the sentiment in black and mounted the panel to a white top folding card base to finish.

 

An easy one.  And I may or may not have another rainbow birthday card to share. 😂   Until next time.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a nice day!

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to the following challenges: 
Winnie & WalterRerun #28 Welcone to the Family with Evelin T
Winnie & WalterMarch Color Combo with Heather H.
Send a Smile 4 KidsAnything Goes 4 Kids or Cards 4 Boys 
SSS WednesdayAnything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Otterly Mermazing Birthday

Hello there.  I’m back to share another birthday card for another niece who is turning 10 at the end of the month.  I was going to make a shaker, but since I have to mail it, I decided to finally give a window panel card a try.

 

 

The ottermermaid and rocks (from the same sets) were stamped with Memento black ink on scraps of Copic-friendly paper and coloured with Copics.  The images from the otter set were die cut out with the matching dies, while the images from the mermaid set were fussy cut since I don’t have the matching dies.

 

 

The card base was prepared from Mix Media paper.  2” was cut from the bottom of the front, and cut in half into two 1” pieces.  A piece of acetate was then attached to the base front to one of the 1” pieces, re-forming the front.  Covered up all but the 1” window with Whisper White cardstock.  The bottom 1” area was covered with a waves dry embossed piece from my stash.  The sentiment was stamped on the acetate with black StazOn ink.

 

 

For the inside through the window opening, an area was masked then distress inks in rainbow colours were ink blended with a mini blending tool.  Assembled the card and added clear glitter and white gel pen details to finish my first window panel card!

 

 

Thank you for visiting.  Enjoy your day.

 

 

 

 

 

Entering over at the following challenges:
Just Us Girls#431 Mythical and Magical
CAS Mix UpMarch 2nd Birthday Acetate (+stamping+die cutting+fussy cutting+dry embossing+ink blending+glitter)
Uniko6th Birthday Linky Party

 

 

 

 

 

Buddy with NBUS Happy

Happy Monday everyone. Today I am sharing a CAS birthday card created for my sweet crafty friend Nancy. Her birthday is today! Unfortunately, I didn’t send it early enough and she did not get this before leaving on her trip… so surprise, Nancy! Hope you’re enjoying your birthday getaway. For her card, I brought back my favourite Buddy image and paired him with a NBUS happy die. Love these triple layer word dies.

 

 

An A2 size stitched rectangle was die cut from X-press It paper. Buddy was stamped with Memento black ink then coloured and shaded with cool gray Copic markers.

 

 

The word happy and first layer were die cut from white cardstock. The happy word diecut was placed back into the negative piece to make it easier to colour it with a mini blending tool and distress inks.

 

 

The bottom happy layer was die cut from black cardstock and another happy word was die cut from white cardstock to be stacked. Birthday was white heat embossed on a scrap of black cardstock. The stitched panel was mounted to a top folding card base before the sentiments were adhered. Clear shimmer on the pastel coloured happy finished the card.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.

 

 

 

 

Linking to:
The Card Concept #78 Pastel Party (inspired by pastel colours and stuffed doggy in drawer).
Seize the BirthdayBalloons
CAS on Friday#117 Dies
Happy Little StampersSeptember 2017 Anything Goes with Dies
NBUS#12 Anything Goes with NBUS