Birthday Hi

Happy Sunday everyone!  Today I am sharing another super CAS birthday card with Buddy. The stamp set was still sitting out on my desk, and since I still need to make more birthday cards, I made this.

Buddy was stamped in the upper right corner of a white A2 stitched rectangle panel with Intense Black ink and coloured with Copics.  I then masked him and used a DIY cloud stencil and blending tool to crelate the sky background with Tumbled Glass distress ink.

The sentiment was die cut twice from white cardstock to stack them for dimension.  They were Ombré coloured with Copics and highlights were added with a white gel pen.  To make the sentiment the focus and really stand out, I die cut another sentiment from black cardstock and offset them to get a shadow effect.

The panel was adhered to a white top folding card base and glossy accents was added to the balloon and sentiment as a finishing touch.  As you can see, I made two cards but added a stamped sentiment to the other one.

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown – #330 Say It With Words
The Paper Player – PP332 Use a Sentiment as Your Focal Point
Less is More – #316 Alphabet
CAS(E) this Sketch – #209 Sketch

Reverse It

Hi there.  Today’s card will look familiar.  In my last post, I shared a Christmas card created with the spotlight technique.  Well, as I was cleaning up my desk, I came across the negative coloured die-cut piece.  What a shame to have that go to waste and thrown into recycling.  Instead, I stamped another piece (super easy since the elves stamps were untouched in the MISTI) and created today’s card using the reverse spotlight technique.

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To reverse spotlight, I simply shaded the newly stamped piece (pictured right above) with black and grey Polychromous pencils.  Adhered it behind the diecut square window piece and voila.

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I stamped the sentiment in Versafine black ink and heat embossed it with clear glitter embossing powder.  For dimension and interest, I die cut a rectangle to create a frame.  I then mounted the frame onto a white card base with foam adhesives.  Inlaid the die cut rectangle, added a few clear sequins  and called it done.  And here they are.

 

 

 

I am participating in the following:

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Week 250
Virginia’s View – Challenge #24 Focal Point
Cards in Envy – Frame It

 

 

 

Giving Spirit

Hello everyone.  Today I am sharing a Christmas card.  I couldn’t resist when I saw Merry Monday Christmas  challenge theme was elves  I used my favourite Santa’s Elves stamp set and my favourite colour combo, which also happened to be the same colours for the color combo challenge over at Winnie & Walter, to create my card.  I wanted these elves to show their Christmas spirit as they exchange gifts.

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I used masking and spotlighting techniques to make my card.  I cut two A2 size stitched rectangle panels from white cardstock.  Both panels were stamped with Memento black ink exactly the same with the use of the MISTI.  I stamped the left elf, masked him, then stamped the second elf after masking off the ornament he was holding when inking up the stamp.  On one panel, I masked off both elves, then blended some Twisted Citron distress ink for the background.  I coloured the elves in with Copics. For the other panel, I did light shading with just a grey Polychromous pencil to add some depth.  Otherwise, it would look too flat.

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To spotlight these elves, I die cut the coloured panel with a stitched square die.  I took the die cut square and lined it up with the image on the grey shaded panel.  To make it stand out even more, I added a white stitched frame.

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The greeting was black heat embossed and a few sparkling clear sequins were added to finish.

 

 

Merry Monday Christmas – #216 Elves
Send A Smile For Kids – Early Holiday Wishes
Winnie &’Walter – WCMD 2016 Color Combo
Cards in Envy – Frame It
AAA Cards -,Game #74 Masking

 

Peek-a-Boo Dragons

Hello everyone.  I want to share a simple but sweet peek-a-boo birthday card I created for my sweet little niece who just turned 13.  Her birthday was actually at the end of September, but I was away on my trip and then I was sick last week.  So with WCMD I was able to make her birthday card.

Birthday Peek-a-Boo Dragons

I die cut two A2 stitched rectangles from white cardstock and then die cut the two sizes of the rounded stitched rectangle openings. The rainbow and clouds were die cut also from white cardstock. The rainbow was coloured with Copics and finished off with some clear Wink of Stella.

I used the larger positive diecut of the rounded rectangle for the bottom layer which was adhered directly to the cardbase.  Tumbled Glass distress ink was added to the bottom and middle layers for the sky. I stamped the dragons with Memento black ink, coloured them also with Copics and die cut them out with the matching dies. I mounted the middle and top layers with foam adhesives to give depth and dimension.

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The card was assembled onto a white top folding card base.  Stamped happy birthday on the inside and that was it.

 

 

I am participating in the following:

Just Add Ink – #331 Wings
Kat Scrappiness – WCMD Card Challenge
SSS – Anything Goes

 

 

 

Interactive Birthday Surprise

Hi there. I wasn’t sure if I was going to get my third and final entry into MFT’s Card Design Superstar Contest before I leave on a short trip, but I made it. As I mentioned in my last post, I have a lot of cute stamp sets from MFT, so I decided to pull a few out to create an interactive kids birthday card.  My card was inspired by MFT’s Interactive Cake die and Party on a Card post by Sandy Allnock a coupe of days ago.  And being a kids’ birthday card, I made it bright and colorful.

Here’s a short video on how it works.  Unfortunately, I am new to videos and don’t know how to maximize the screen.  If you have any suggestions, please contact me (tab above).

The bear pops up and surprises everyone at the party!  *lol*

Interactive Birthday Surprise

So let’s get started. On some white scrap pieces of ultrasmooth paper and my MISTI, I stamped with black Memento ink the gifts and bear from Beary Special Birthday.  I used the masking technique to create the interactive image pieces. I colored with Copics and fussy cut them out. The white embossed surprise sentiment was a piece I didn’t use when I made THIS CARD because I opted for one with fishtail ends.  I adhered the sentiment to the bear so he looks like he’s holding it.

Interactive Birthday Surprise

Next, I die cut a Wonky Stitched Rectangle from ultrasmooth cardstock.  I stamped the dragon from Magical Dagons, the elephant from Adorable Elephants and the balloons also from Beary Special Birthday directly on that piece and colored with Copics.  For the slider portion, I used Surf & Turf with discs and did partial die-cutting to get a shorter slide channel.  To put the card together, I used this video as a guide.

Interactive Birthday SurpriseOnce all pieces were attached and in place, I mounted the rectangle panel on foam adhesive.  To finish, I added some sequins and glossy accents to the balloons.

 

 

I am participating in the following:

MFT – 2016 Card Design Superstar Contest
Pixie’s Snipoets Playground – Week 247
Sunday Stamps – SSC 135 Happy Colors