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!
Addicted to Stamps and More — #301 Anything Goes
SSS Wednesday Challenge — Use a Die/Punch
Happy Monday everyone. Time sure flies since I last posted. I’ve been working on a calendar project, and it was my December month that I thought would work as a Christmas card as well. Anyone who knows me knows I am a fan of non-traditional colour Christmas cards. I don’t remember making a traditional red and green Christmas card – EVER. So I took well known Halloween colours and combined it with heat embossing and emboss resist techniques to come up with this CAS Holiday Style card.
I die cut a Stitched Rectangle from Whisper White cardstock. I first stamped the hooks with Charcoal ink, followed by the strings because it was easier to line up the images in this sequence.
Next, I stamped the boughs with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I used the emboss resist technique to reveal the boughs. I sponged on some Sour Apple ink and then wiped off the excess ink from the embossed areas.
I used my MISTI to stamp my ornaments with Lavender Fields and Deep Iris inks and then punched them out with a 1″ circle punch. To give them dimension, I heat embossed them with clear embossing powder twice. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder as well, To finish, I mounted the stitched rectangle to a white card base and added a few clear sequins.
This year I plan to donate some of my handmade cards to the Caring Hearts Card Drive. I made this the kickoff of this goal.
I am participating in the following:
Cards in Envy – Purple and Green
52 Christmas Card Throwdown – October Technique Challenge Embossing
HLS Christmas Challenge – October Challenge Embossing
STAMPlorations – October Anything CAS Goes optional Black
STAMPlorations – October Theme Challenge Sponging
52 Christmas Card Throwdown
Happy Little Stampers
STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch
Cards in Envy
Today’s challenge card is for the Time Out Challenge 55.
The theme of this challenge is any celebrations with optional twist of die cutting/fussy cutting. Of course, I went with a birthday celebration card especially since I need one for a friend who is celebrating her 40th birthday this Saturday. There is going to be a DJ, lots of dancing and a Vegas theme.
I first stamped the Time Warp on white cardstock with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. This stamp image just has an “outer space” feel to it, so I had to do a space background. To do this I used distress inks and a blending tool. After the colors were applied and blended, I took a tissue to wipe away excess ink from the embossed image. White shimmer paint splatter was done to create the stars.
The sentiment from Fireworks was embossed on vellum with white embossing powder. I die cut the 40 three times from white cardstock to give it dimension. Black sequins were added to finish the card.