Inlaid Happy Day

Hi there.  I can’t believe it’s the last week of April already and it was actually nice here today.  It also inspired me to make today’s CAS rainbow card using the inlaid die cutting technique.

Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame was used first to die cut an area of a white A2 panel then set aside for later.  The frame was then die cut from Bristol paper.  I wanted to create a sky scene within the frame, so the inside scallop rectangle was die cut with a cloud border die.  Distress inks were sponged on to the top piece in rainbow colours to create the sun rays coming out from the clouds.

The butterfly was stamped with black Memento ink on a scrap of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics and then fussy cut out.  Clear shimmer was added to the rainbow rays and butterfly for some sparkle.  The sentiment was black heat embossed on the bottom piece.

To give some depth to the frame once it was inlaid, gray ink was sponged around the perimeter of the negative diecut rectangle.

That piece was adhered to a white top folded card base and the frame was inlaid into that open space.  For dimension, a second frame was die cut from Bristol paper and stacked. The butterfly was mounted with foam adhesive and a few clear sequins were added to finish.

Thank you for stopping by.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am entering in the following challenges:
CAS Mix Up – April 2017 Inlaid Die Cutting (stamping, heat embossing, fussy cutting, spinging, glitter)
Addicted to CAS – #109 Rainbow
STAMPLlorationsApril 2017 Anything CAS optional twist Any Pastel
STAMPlorationsApril 2017 Theme and Sketch
STAMPLlorations – Things with Wings Linky Party
Happy Little Stampers2017 Anything Goes with Dies

A Birthday Flyby

Happy Sunday everyone.  I was tempted to make another rainbow and unicorn card, but instead I gave the unicorn a rest and created a rainbow and dragon card. 😉

The Rainbow Stripes were die cut from watercolor paper and coloured with Distress Oxide ink and a mini blending tool.  They were spritz with water and dabbed with a paper towel, then set aside to dry.  Once dry, clear shimmer was added to give them some sparkle.  It looks really pretty IRL.

The dragon was stamped on a scrap of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the matching die.  The cloud was a leftover diecut piece from my bag of scraps.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock.

stitched rectangle was die cut from Whisper White cardstock and adhered to a white top folding card base before the card was assembled  Tumbled Glass distress ink was blended behind the dragon and cloud, which were popped up with foam adhesive for dimension. Several pastel sequins were added to finish.

Thank you for coming by and enjoy the rest of your day!

 

 

 

 

 

I am linking to the following challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches – FMS#284 Sketch by Karren
The Heart Desires – April 2017 #11
STAMPlorationsApril Theme Stamps & Wings
STAMPlorations – Things with Wings Linky Party

 

Spring Showers

Hey there.  It’s been a pretty wet Spring here and today is no different.  But where there’s showers, a rainbow is to follow, right? 😉  At least that is what my Spring Showers card is based upon. 😂  Love incorporating rainbow colours in my Spring theme cards.

A Wonky Stitched Rectangle was die cut from smooth Bristol paper.  Alice was stamped with Archival black ink.  She was masked, then the raindrops were stamped next.  DIstress inks were used to colour the ground in rainbow colour.

Alice and the umbrella were watercoloured with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a watercolour brush.  I think this may be the first time I used the black Zig marker.

The sentiment was black heat embossed.  The panel was adhered to a top folding white card base.  Clear shimner was added to the umbrella and raindrops to give them a glistening look.  To finish, a few Clear Rain Drops were added.

Thank you for dropping by.

 

 

 

I am entering in the following challenges:
Inspired by All the Little Things – #52 featuring Renee Matarese
SSS Monday – Splash It On
Addicted to CAS – #109 RaInbow
MarkerPop – #118 Watercolor People or Animals
Paper Smooches – April 2017 Showers (sentiment from Sentiment Sampler)
Penny Black and More – April 2017 Spring
Happy Little Stampers – April 2017 Anything Goes Watercolour with optional twist Rainbow

 

Smiling Unicorn

Happy Good Friday everyone!  Hope your Easter weekend is off to a good start. I just had to squeeze in another bright and cheery rainbow card before Easter.  This card makes me smile. 😉

Masks were created from a Stitched Snow Drift die and Labeling Tape. Using the mask as a guide, the sentiment was set up in my MISTI in the shape of the curve and black heat embossed on a white Stitched Rectangle.

The sentiment was then masked off and distress inks were blended in rainbow colours.  For sparkle, the rainbow area was spritz with a DIY shimmer spray.

Next, the unicorn was stamped with black Memento ink and coloured with Copics.  The present from the same set was stamped on a scrap of X-press It paper then fussy cut out.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the present and horn, and a few Crystal Clear sequins finished this card off.

Thanks for dropping by and Happy Easter to all who celebrate.

 

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS – Smile
CAS-ual Fridays – Rainbows
Freshly Made Sketches – FMS #283
Happy Little Stampers – April CAS Blend

 

Guest Designer for Inkspirational

Hi everyone.  I am here today to share another spring themed card as the guest designer for Inkspirational challenge #132 Spring.

My card was based on rainbows and the phrase April showers.

The sky background was created with a diecut cloud border stencil, a mini blending tool and Tumbled Glass distress ink on a white Stitched Rectangle.

The NBUS umbrellas were die cut from scraps of smooth Bristol paper.  The solid umbrellas were coloured with various rainbow colour distress Oxide inks with a mini blending tool.  They were then spritz with water, and after a few seconds, blotted with a paper towel.  Once completely air dried, the umbrella outlines were adhered on top.  For some sparkle, clear shimmer was added to each section. Had I thought of it beforehand, I would have added the shimmer to the whole solid umbrella before attaching the outline.

The NBUS sentiment was stamped with Archival black ink before the panel was mounted to a white top folding card base to be assembled.

 

 

I am linking to the following challenges:
Time Out – #80 Inspired by Words “When it rains look for rainbows…”
Uniko – Spring with optional twist of Easter
SSS MondayMake a Rainbow
Sugar Pea DesignsMix It Up #30
NBUS –  April Fool’s Boo-Boo & NBUS#11