The challenge this week at A.R.T. is to use Ribbons and Pearls. Well, since these are probably my favourite embellishments, this was a really easy one! I started this card with black cardstock and layered on two papers from a Cre8tiv mini stack paper pad. Then I covered the join with a wide pink satin ribbon and added a black pleated satin ribbon over the top. I stamped one of the gorgeous girls from Flourishes Glamour Girls stamp set with Memento ink onto blending card, coloured her with copics, and die cut it with a Spellbinders Labels 20. I flicked some pink colour in from the edges and layered the image piece onto black cardstock and then added it to the background with foam tape. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and was stamped with black ink onto white card, layered onto black card and tucked partly under the image piece. Three black pearls at both right hand corners and it was finished!
The challenge this week at Timeless Tuesday is to use disressing. Well, this is not a technique I usually use, but it IS a challenge, right? Okay, I started with green cardstock and sanded the edges, then layered on paper from Playdate paper pad (My Mind's Eye). Then I embossed a piece of green cardstock with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, sanded it and added it to the background. I added yellow striped ribbon with a knot tied in it. Next, I die cut So Saffron cardstock (Stampin' Up!) with a Spellbinders Labels 8 and sponged the edges with Green versacolor ink. Finally, I stamped an image from Flourishes Garden Dreams stamp set with Memento ink onto blending card, coloured it with copics, die cut it with a Spellbinders Classic Oval, layered it onto green cardstock and attached it with foam tape.
This week at Flourishes, the focus is on the very talented Tosha Leyendekker. You can read her story and see some of her beautiful work HERE. Eventually, I decided to CASE this card. I used the same layout, but changed the colour scheme and the stamp set. I also omitted the stitching and the button, and added some bling. The papers I used came from Kaisercraft's True Romance paper pad, and the stamp set I chose is Flourishes Orchids set. The border punch is an EK one, and the die is Spellbinders Labels Four. The ribbon is silk from a pack I bought at Craft Queen and is lovely to work with.
Thanks for the lovely design, Tosha - hope you enjoy your week in the spotlight!
It's "Anything Goes" over at A.R.T. this week so I thought I would use this card that I made for this weeks Colour Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. I started with a base of Strawberry Slush cardstock (Stampin' Up!) and layered on paper from Cambridge Court DSP (My Mind's Eye). I punched a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock (SU) with a Martha Stewart border punch and added a strip of white cardstock which I had stamped with an old Kaisercraft sentiment. Then I die cut another piece of the D.D. cardstock with a Spellbinders Nautical Frames and Accents die, trimmed it and added it above the sentiment piece. The stamps come from Sea Breeze stamp set (Clear Impressions) which came with a Creative Stamping magazine. I stamped the beach hut and girl with Memento ink onto blending card, coloured them with copics and cut them out. The beach hut is attached directly to the background and the girl is added with foam tape. The "sun"(from another old set) was simply stamped onto D.D. cardstock, cut out and added to the top right corner.
The challenge this week at Timeless Tuesday is to use a doily.......Easy Peasy!! I started this card by die cutting a piece of blue cardstock with a Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8. Next, I die cut paper from Garden DSP (Crafter's Choice) with a Spellbinders Labels 8, added half a paper doily and wrapped a piece of blue satin ribbon around it, covering the cut side of the doily. I stamped the sewing box from Flourishes Stitched For You stamp set with Memento ink onto blending card, coloured it with copics, the die cut and embossed it with a Spellbinders Labels 8. I layered the image piece onto some pink cardstock and added it to the background with foam tape. I made a tiny tag by stamping the sentiment (from Stampin' Up!'s Teeny Tiny Sentiments set) onto white cardstock and layering it onto blue cardstock. I added the tag and a blue satin bow and it was finished!
The challenge at Scrapbook Boutique this month is to make a card for our favourite man using shades of brown, white and a mustache feature. Well, here's where I say a big thank you to my friend, Kim, who recently gave me Kaisercraft's Sears & Son stamp set which contains - yes!! - a mustache! I chose brown background paper from Papermania's Birdsong paper pad and stamped it with the mustache stamp alternately with Memento Rich Cocoa and Versacolor Topaz. It looked kinda fun when it was done, and it was a bit of a shame to cover some of it! Then I layered the background onto dark brown cardstock, then die cut a piece of the same cardstock with a Spellbinders Decorative Labels One die and added it to the right hand side. I stamped the antique car (from the same Sears & Son set) with Memento Rich Cocoa ink onto blending card, coloured it with copics, added the sentiment (from Flourishes Fathers Day set) die cut it with a Spellbinders Labels One die and sponged on some Versacolor Topaz ink, then added it with foam tape. A piece of brown grosgrain ribbon with a knot tied in it completed my card.
I have been blessed to have several special men in my family, including my wonderful Dad who turns 95 next month, but this card is going to my DH who IS my Favourite Man!
Copic Colours used were: E30, E31, E33, E50, C3, B0000.
The challenge this week at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday is to use Autumn Colour. Well, my first thought was to use the lovely Autumn Blossoms stamps (Flourishes) so I stamped the two corner images with Memento ink onto blending card, die cut it with a Spellbinders Labels 8 die, coloured it with copics, stamped the sentiment (from Flourishes Orchids set) in the middle and sponged the edges with Versacolor Orange ink. The background papers are from Citrus Stack (DCWV) layered onto dark red cardstock. I coloured a piece of May Arts mesh with copic G40 and added that to the panel piece then attached the multicoloured ribbon tied with a knot along the bottom. I die cut some green cardstock with a Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 and added that to the background and finally added the image piece with foam tape.
It's Release Week at Flourishes and this month it's a Colour Combo of Teal, Rust and Grey. Well - not easy colours!! So I went looking through my -um - extensive selection of Flourishes stamps to see what would work with these colours. I decided on this great little birdhouse from the Friendly Reminders set so I stamped it with Memento ink onto blending card, coloured it with copics, cut it into a long oval and lightly sponged the edges with Versacolor Turquoise ink. The background papers are from Birdsong DSP (Papermania), layered onto rust cardstock. I tied a knot in the teal striped ribbon and added it to the background. Then I die cut some grey cardstock with a Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles die, added that to the background, then attached the image piece with foam tape. Finally, I stamped the sentiment (from the same stamp set) directly onto the patterned paper. These aren't colours I would normally choose, but I was quite pleased with the result. Can't wait to see what new stamps will be released this week!!
This week over at A.R.T. the challenge is to make something with a School Theme! I make these accordian cards every year to sell in my craft group's Christmas shop, so this was a good opportunity to get started early. First, I made a base with a strip of red cardstock and scored it in three places so it would fold up. The papers are from Kaisercraft's Class Act paper pad and the tape measure on "page 1" is out of a Christmas cracker (I KNEW that would come in handy one day!!) The globe on the same page was made by die cutting black cardstock with a Retro Globe and Stand die by Fancy That and attaching it to blue cardstock cut out with a 2" circle punch. The stick-on elements on "pages 2 & 4" are from a pack of Dress It Up buttons called Pencil Box and the "Journal" on "page3" is actually a rub-on on acetate, cut out and added with foam tape. The letters of the word "Teacher" were stamped with red ink onto white cardstock, cut out and layered onto red cardstock. The sentiment across the top was simply written by hand with a black pen onto white paper and cut out with deckle edge scissors. So, that's my "school theme" entry for A.R.T. - a random Thursday card challenge.......certainly not my usual style!!
This week at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday the challenge is to stamp a background to match the main image. I started my card with a piece of spotted paper from BoBunny's Double Dot Designs paper pad. I chose the small image from Flourishes Zinnias set and stamped it all over the paper with Versacolor Peony ink and then again with Versacolor Opera Pink ink, then I layered the paper onto dark pink cardstock. I coloured a paper doily with copic RV00, sliced off one side and added it to the background. I added a deep pink ribbon and then die cut white cardstock twice with a Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco B die and added those to the two right hand corners. I stamped the zinnia bunch with Memento ink onto blending card, die cut it with a Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles die, coloured it with copics, stamped the sentiment (from Flourishes Tag Lines) with Versacolor Peony ink and added it to the background with foam tape. A pink bow across the ribbon and it was finished!
The challenge over at A.R.T. this week is a colour challenge. Ooooooooh! This was a hard one! And, after a week completing all 42 challenges for Dare To Get Dirty week at Splitcoaststampers (where my User name is Waratah, by the way), my brain is VERY tired, not to mention that my craft room looks like a whirlwind went through!!
Anyway, for this card, I started with dark red cardstock and layered on the pale green background paper (from Kaisercraft's True Romance DSP), thenI added a panel of the blue on blue spot paper (from B0Bunny's Double Dot Designs DSP) which was layered onto dark brown cardstock. I stamped the image which is from Docraft's Born to Shop series, with Memento ink onto blending card, die cut it with a Spellbinders Long Scalloped Rectangles die, coloured it with copics, layered it onto dark red cardstock and added it to the card front with foam tape. The sentiment, from the same set, was stamped with Cherry Cobler ink (Stampin' Up!) onto white card, die cut with a Spellbinders Classic Oval and layered onto dark red cardstock die cut with a Spellbinders Scallop Oval and added with foam tape. I finished off with three blue pearls in the top right corner.
This week at Flourishes, the focus is on the amazingly talented Maki Jones. You can read about her and see some of her beautiful creations HERE. Such choices - but I chose this card. I used the same layout and stamp which is from Flourishes Spring Bouquet, also the same die - Cuttlebug Vintage corner die but changed the colours and the sentiment (mine is from Flourishes Tag Lines). I also omitted the pearls and the piercing but kept the idea of the monochrome colouring. Thanks Maki - enjoy your week in the limelight!
This weeks challenge at Timeless Tuesday is to use "Old, New, Borrowed and Blue" from the old wedding rhyme. For my something old, I used an old DSP from Stampin' Up! called, I think, Petals and Paisleys. I layered one piece onto blue cardstock for the base and added another piece in a notched strip layered onto pink cardstock. My something new is the Flourishes Glamour Girls set which arrived in my letterbox last week (Yay!) I stamped the gorgeous girl with Memento ink onto blending card, coloured her with copics, die cut with a Spellbinders Classic Oval die and layered it onto pink cardstock cut with the next size oval die. I " borrowed" the layout from this card - a creation by the lovely Heather Jensen, and, of course, used blue in the paper, colouring, and button. The ribbon and bow are pink seam binding. I also added a little bling because I thought the bridesmaid should have some!!