Seize the Birthday Anything Goes

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Hello there!  I’m here today with my next guest post for Seize the Birthday.  It’s a super easy one with Anything Goes… so no optional topping this fortnight!

 

 

I wanted to use this newly purchased Butterfly Gown stencil… so pretty, don’t you think?  And here is my card.

 

 

The side strip was created with the stencil monoprint technique.  To begin, an A2 size stitched rectangle was die cut from Bristol paper.  Masked the right side, leaving a panel down the left.  Next, applied Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch distress inks directly to the back of a Flourish stencil.  Generously spritz it with water, then flipped it over onto the Bristol panel.  A paper towel was used to absorb excess water, completing the stencil monoprint.

 

 

For the image, Black Soot distress oxide ink (DOx) was pounced through the gown stencil with a mini blending tool, and then heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  Stamped the sentiment with Tumbled Glass distress ink and then adhered the panel to a white card base to finish.

 

 

I had a couple of stencil monoprint pieces from a retreat back in May that I turned into birthday cards for a couple of crafty friends last month.  A really fun easy technique.

 

Supplies: Funky Fossil Floral Beauty stencil, WPlus9 Birthday Wishes stamp set, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch DOx inks

 

Supplies: Tim Holtz Wildflower stencil, Paper Smooches Happy Birthday stamp set, Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron DOx inks

 

That’s all from me for today.  Find more inspirations HERE from the design team at Seize the Birthday.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up — August Challenge Stencil Monoprint (+stamping+stenciling+heat embossing+glitter+masking+diecutting)
Always Happy Birthday — August Challenge Birthday Anything Goes optional Water Theme
STAMPlorations Summer CAS Challenge
STAMPlorations Summer Theme & Sketch Challenge Stamp and Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #377 – Pets

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Hi everyone!   It’s Saturday and there’s a new challenge at Less is More (LIM)!  Pets is the theme this fortnight.  Our June winner, Hannelie of Desert Diva, is our amazing guest this challenge.  We are also kicking off a new month with our fabulous sponsor – STAMPlorations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PET CHICKS

 

I went the unconventional route after remembering seeing videos of owners walking their chickens on leashes!  Uh… say whaaaaaaaat? 😂  Anyway, here’s my card.

 

 

The chick image was stamped with black Memento ink on X-press It cardstock, coloured with Copics then die cut out with the matching die.  The tag was die cut next from Bristol paper and black cardstock.  On the Bristol tag, blended Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron distress oxide inks with a mini blending tool through a sunburst stencil.  Overlapped the colours for a good blend and also to get the spectrum of rainbow colours.

 

 

Stamped ‘hello’ directly on the tag in black and white heat embossed ‘birthday chick’ on a black strip.  Offset the tags for a shadow effect and added white Baker’s twine.  Mounted the tag with foam tape onto a Whisper White stitched rectangle panel.  Gotta have some sparkle, so added clear shimmer to the background to finish.  In hindsight, I should have used a shimmer spray and spritz right after the ink blending. 😉

 

 

 

Are you ready to play along?  Head over to the LIM blog HERE to see more inspirations from our guest and my team.  Can’t wait to see your CAS pet creations!  Thank you for stopping in.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
AAA Cards — #120 Somewhere Over the Rainbow
CAS on Friday — #138 Tag It!
CASology — Week 309 Sunbeam
Watercooler Wednesday— #182 Kath’s Feminine Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers — August CAS Challenge Die Cuts
STAMPlorations — Summer CAS Challenge
STAMPlorations — Summer TAGplorations Challenge
STAMPlorations — Summer CUTplorations Challenge (Luggage Tags)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Die Cut Flamingo Birthday

Hello there!  We are hit with the next heat wave and the last few days have not been fun, but it could be worse so no complaints here! 😉   And I managed to squeak out a summery birthday card today.

 

 

First, the flamingo was die cut three times from scraps of X-press It paper to be stacked for dimension.  One of them was coloured with Copic Sketch markers R20, RV21, RV23, RV25 and black 100.

 

 

A rectangle panel was die cut next from Whisper White cardstock, then Cool Caribbean dye ink (retired) was sponged through a Leafy Frame stencil.  Heat embossed the sentiment with Versafine black ink and clear embossing powder.

 

 

For some sparkle, spritz it with a DIY shimmer spray.  Mounted the panel with foam tape onto a white top folding card base and added three white sequins to finish.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up — July challenge Colour Your Diecuts (+ stamping + diecutting+ stencilling + sponging + heat embossing + shimmer spray)
Just Us Girls — #450 Color Week Aqua, Pink and White
SSS Flickr #102 Favourite Technique (diecutting)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birthday Cheers

Hello there.  I have a summer birthday card using another image I coloured with Copics on day 17 of the Daily Marker coloring challenge last month.

 

 

I don’t have the matching die yet, so the penguin was fussy cut out.  Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks were blended through a Leafy Frame stencil on mixed media paper.  It was then spritz with water and die cut out with a Stitched Rectangle.

 

 

Cheers’ was die cut out from scraps of white cardstock three times and stacked. It was adhered to black cardstock then fussy cut around to give it a shadow.  Finally, ‘let’s celebrate’ was white heat embossed on a black strip.  The panel was mounted with foam tape on a white top folding card base and Crystal Glaze finished off the card.

 

 

 

Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful week!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More — #300 Happy Birthday
Always Fun — #66 Anything Goes
SSS Flickr — #101 Summertime Fun
SSS Monday — Summer Fun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #374 – Bits Box

Hello everyone!  We have a new challenge today at Less is More (LIM).  We are asking you to use items from your Bits Box.  There are different terms for it (UFOs, snippets, etc.), but basically, they are those pieces we didn’t use or made a bunch of and stored away for another day.  Well, now is the day to dig them out! 😉   Our wonderful April winner, Skye from Blue Sky, is our guest.  Our generous sponsor is Uniko.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUTTERFLY WILDFLOWERS

 

The Encrusted Jewel butterfly (love the dimension and sparkle from this fun and addicting technique!) and triple stacked Wildflowers were from my bits box.  I wanted to create a ‘trellis garden scene’ with them, so on a regular white diecut Stitched Rectangle, Twisted Citron distress ink was blended through a grid stencil (retired) with a Clarity brush.

 

 

Mixed gold Gansai Tambi paint with water and splattered for more texture.  Stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  Mounted the panel with fun foam to a top folding card base for dimension then assembled to finish.

 

 

 

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up — June Challenge Layered Embossing Powder (+stamping+diecutting+stencilng+heat embossing+splatter)
Double D — Butterflies
Snippets Playground — Challenge #328
That’s Crafty — A Sumner’s Day

 

 

 

 

For more ideas and inspirations from Skye and my teamies, head on over to the LIM blog post HERE.  Hope to see you linking your creations in our gallery.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a wonderful day!