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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple and Gold Confetti and Streamers

Hi there!  My friend Sandie’s birthday is today.  Happy birthday, Sandie!  Hope you enjoyed your special day!  I’m not sure if she has received her birthday card from me yet, but in my haste to mail it off, I forgot to take pictures of it.  However, I had extra gold streamers leftover, so I just re-made the card, except I changed up the sentiment.  This photo was my source of inspiration.

 

 

First step was to create the confetti.  Did this by placing a Falling Snow stencil on an A2 size mixed media stitched rectangle and inked with VersaMark.  Heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then used a mini blending tool to blend on Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord and Black Soot distress inks.  Wiped off excess ink from the embossed areas with a tissue.

 

 

Next die cut the streamers from gold foil paper.  The hooray was die cut twice — once from gold glitter paper and the other from a purple scrap piece.  Stacked and offset them for a shadow effect and then stamped the other part of the sentiment with Archival Violet ink.  Mounted the panel on a white top folding card base to finish.

 

 

 

Thank you so much for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:  
Inkspirational #160 Shades of Purple and Gold
SSS Flickr — #97 Stencil It  (used SSS Falling Snow stencil)
SSS Monday — Stencil It
SSS Wednesday — Stencil It

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Next Chapter

Hello there.  Guess what?  No rainbow birthday card to share today!  Instead I have a new home card for a neighbour who moved last week.  She was really upset about it, but it was necessary as she needed help.

 

 

I love die cuts and there are so many fun die cutting techniques. One of my favourites is faux dry embossing.  I did this technique with the three white houses where I die cut them from Whisper White cardstock and adhered them to a Whisper White A2 panel.

 

 

 

Welcome’ and the little home were die cut three times from Whisper White cardstock as well and stacked for dimension.  The top layer was ombré coloured with Blueptint Sketch distress ink and a mini blending tool.   The stamped sentiment was white heat embossed on a black strip.  Once all pieces were assembled on the panel, it was adhered to a white top folding card base.  Crystal glaze finished off the card.

 

 

 

I also had a friend who recently had to downsize and move.  She loves purple, so I made a similar card for her.  This one was not CAS as there were three rows of faux dry embossed houses.  Hopefully she will receive it some time this week,

 

 

 

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking in the following challenges:
CASology#294 Start
Mod SquadSimply Clean
SSS MondayA Trio of Something (3 faux dry embossed houses)
Creative with Stamps2nd Anniversary #25 CAS + Sentiment
STAMPlorationsApril Challenge Focus on the Sentiment
AAA CardsGame #112 A Favorite Technique (die cuts/faux dry embossing)
Joy ClairApril Challenge Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time Out Challenge #102 Love Photo

 

Hello there.  I am thrilled to be back at Time Out (TO) as their guest designer for their photo challenge #102.  Here’s the photo.

 

 

Valentines is coming up and this photo is perfect.  I took inspirations from the colours, the word ‘love’, the hearts and the stripes to create a non-traditional colour Valentine / love card.

 

 

Using the MISTI, the Diagonal Stripes background stamp was lightly inked with black Memento ink and stamped onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Because the stamp is cling rubber and the stripes are diagonal, it was inked lightly so that I can align the couple image (discontinued) so that the stripes went up and down.  The image was white heat embossed twice, then the piece was put back into the MISTI to be re-stamped several times to darken up the lines.  It was difficult to get a good impression of the lines, so I went in with a black marker.  The image was then die cut out with a heart die (retired).

 

 

In my large collection of word dies, I couldn’t believe I don’t own a love word die.  Well, thank goodness for alphabet dies.  ‘Love’ was die cut from scraps of X-Press It paper using Bold Alphabet.  It was Ombré coloured with Copics then covered with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder for some sparkle.  ‘You’ (unknown brand) was die cut from a gold embossed piece from my stash.  I don’t have gold cardstock, so I created my own with gold embossing powder.  I will emboss a piece of cardstock larger than what I need so that on the rare occasion that I need it, I have some on hand.

 

 

A white A2 stitched rectangle panel was adhered to a top folding card base before the card was assembled.  Glossy Accents was added to the word ‘you’ to give it some dimension and gold sequins finished off the card.

Hope you will take some time out of your busy schedule to play along.  The TO design team have made some wonderful cards to inspire you and you can view them HERE.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day.

 

 

 

 

 

Playing in the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS#128 Ombré
CASologyWeek 285 Swoon
Pixie’s Snippets PlaygroundWeeks 317 and 318
STAMPlorationsJanuary 2018 Theme Stamps and Curves
Watercooler Wednesday155 Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noel Tweetings

Hi everyone.  I can’t believe it’s December 1st already!  The crazy busy season has started. So I’m just sneaking in a CAS Christmas card.

 

 

Stamped the bird image with Memento black ink on a scrap of X-Press It paper.  Coloured it with Copics then die cut out with the matching die.

 

 

Die cut the branch (retired Memory Box – thanks Nancy 😉) from brown cardstock.  Die cut Noel twice from white scraps.  Ombré coloured Noel with Copics and added clear glitter.

 

 

Adhered all the pieces onto a white stitched rectangle from my stash.  Placed a snow stencil over the whole panel and applied white embossing paste.  Once the paste dried, mounted the panel with foam adhesives onto a white top folding card base to finish.

Thank you for stopping by.  Happy holidays!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to:
Winnie & WalterNovember Color Combo challenge with Heather H.
CASE this SketchCTS#249
AAA Cards#104 Christmas
CAS Mix UpDecember Anything Goes (stamping+diecutting+Ombre+stencilling+embossing paste+glitter)
Uniko#44 Christmas
Watercooler WednesdayWWC147  Charlotte’s Anything Goes
CAS-ual FridaysCFC188 Winter Blues
CAS on Friday#122 Christmas