Toucan Send Hugs

Happy Wednesday everyone!.  A quick one today as I am sharing another fun CAS card.

On a white Stitched Rectangle, the toucan was stamped with black Memento ink, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the matching die.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock.

Hugs was die cut 4x from white cardstock to be stacked for dimension.  It was Ombré coloured with Wilted Violet distress ink and a mini blending tool.  Squeezed Lemonade distress ink was used to shade the background.

Glossy accents on the toucan’s beak, clear glitter on the hugs diecut and a few glitter gumdrops were added to finish.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
The Paper Players – PP349 CAS Feathered Friends
Your Next Stamp – Color Challenge #66

 

 

 

 

YNS March Feature Day

Hi everyone.  Today is my final post as March guest designer for Your Next Stamp.  It’s Feature Day at YNS and this month’s theme is laughter.  Leave a comment on their blog post here for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice.  For my card, the idea came from this 😂 LOL emoji.  I initially added tears, but they looked like they were crying rather than laughing.

So…I nixed the tears and created this card.

YNS Supplies: Create a Character | Silly Monsters Chill OutCircles diesStitched Rectangle dies | Happy Spring Paper Pad | Gumdrops

First I die cut the stripe pattern paper with the largest Stitched Rectangle.  I didn’t have the right yellow colour cardstock so I coloured scraps of white cardstock with a Clarity brush and Mustard Seed distress ink.  I stamped the faces with black Versafine ink, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and then die cut them with a circle die.  To give them definition, the edges were outlined with a Y15 Copic marker.  All faces but one were attached to the upper 2/3 of a 3.25″ x 4.5″ white piece of cardstock before it was die cut with the third largest 3″x 4.2″ size Stitched Rectangle.

The sentiment was white heat embossed on a black stitched strip and then adhered below the laughing faces.  The last face was adhered to overhang the black sentiment strip.

The card was assembled on a white top folding card base and a few yellow gumdrops were added to finish.

 

YNS Challenge #60

Hi everyone.  I’m back again to share another guest design project for Your Next Stamp.  YNS challenge #60 is up and you can see more inspirations there.  This time I used the color challenge to create a birthday card.

And here’s my card.

I stamped the Darling Little Mermaid on an A2 piece of X-Press It paper and coloured with Copics.  Next I die cut it with a Stitched Rectangle.

The sentiment was white heat embossed on strips of black cardstock.  For a sunny background, a light dusting of Mustard Seed distress ink was added with a Clarity brush.

The stitched panel was adhered onto a white top folding card base with foam adhesive.  Clear WInk of Stella was added to her top, tail and select strands of her hair.  To finish, a few sparkly gumdrops were added.

This card would have been perfect for my niece two birthdays ago when she received a Mermaid swim suit for her birthday.  Hope she will like this and have good memories.

 

 

I am entering this in The Cat’s Pajamas challenge 333 – Water

Guest Designer for MarkerPop

Happy Sunday everyone.  Today I am sharing a card I created as the guest designer for challenge #116 at MarkerPop.  The theme is Lucky Pot of Gold and here’s the inspiration graphic.

And here’s my card

I don’t make and celebrate St. Patrick’s day so I made a friendship card instead. The pot of gold, face and sentiment were stamped.  All other elements are diecuts.  To start, I stamped the pot of gold with Intense Black ink on X-press It paper, then fussy cut it out.  Next, I masked the bottom half of a white A2 piece of cardstock and using a DIY diecut ray stencil, I blended Twisted Citron for the background.  I die cut the rainbow, hat, beer, arms and clover leaf from X-press It paper as well and coloured with Copics, giving them a no-line colouring look.

Next I adhered the rainbow and pot of gold to the panel then die cut it with a stitched rectangle die.  For some dimension and interest, I did the camouflage die cut technique using NBUS Stitched Scallop Rectangle Frames.  I die cut two more frames to stack them.

I stamped the face onto the clover and the sentiment inside the frame. To finish, I added clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the clover and gold coins and glossy accents to the beer mug.  Join in the fun and link up your Irish inspired creations for a chance to win a pack of X-Press It cardstock.

 

 

I am entering in the following challenges:
Words 2 Craft ByW2CB 39 Proverbs and Blessings
Happy Little StampersMarch Anything Goes with Dies
Addicted to Stamps and MoreMake Your Mark
Dies R Us68 Something New (frame die)
Craft StamperAnything Goes with Stamping

 

YNS March DT Dare

Hi there.  I’m back with another guest design project for Your Next Stamp.  Each month, YNS dares the DT and guests to create a project based on a theme using new released products.  This month the theme is Shades of Spring.  To view all the projects from the DT and guests, go to the YNS blog.  Be sure to leave a comment there for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice.  And now here’s my card.

So nothing says more spring to me than rainbows. 😉 To start, I die cut curvy masks from masking paper with the Double Stitched Hills die.  I trimmed off the stitching marks because I didn’t want them to show from ink blending.  On a white A2 panel, I stamped the butterflies and mini butterflies within the curved masked area and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

For the rainbow of colours, I die cut another curved mask, from acetate this time, and used it to blend different distress inks in sections. The bunny was stamped with black Memento ink on a scrap piece of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics and fussy cut out.  I adhered the bunny on the cardstock, then coloured in the ground and shadow.  Once again, I used a DIY cloud border stencil and Tumbled Glass distress ink to create the sky background.

Next, I die cut the A2 panel with a Stitched Rectangle die before stamping the sentiment in black.  To finish, I added gumdrops and clear Wink of Stella to the rainbow.

Now don’t forget to head over to the YNS blog and leave a comment for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice.  Thank you for stopping by.

 

 

 

I am entering in the folloing challenges:

Just Add Ink Challenge #349 Inspiration Photo
Send a Smile 4 Kids Spring Colors
Penny Black and More March Anything Goes