ATSM Challenge 71

Hi Everybody,

how time flies, it’s Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #71 – Anything Goes!!!

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The winner will receive a $12 gift voucher to her store.

Here is my DT piece for this week:

One layer notelet

I have been playing with creating multiple layer one-layer-cards. My challenge was to create multiple faux layers without masking … or I just didn’t feel like stamping and cutting out to create my mask 🙂 …

… but I did use a ready-made mask as a stencil for the dotted background. I place my stencil directly on the card and using some shaving brushes randomly applied pink, green and yellow ink through my stencil to create the multi-coloured dots. I then stamped first the yellow mesh, then the green swirl and the sentiment directly on top. next I stamped the flower in versamark and embossed it with glittery pink WOW embossing powder before adding the silvery outlines using a gel pen. To finish the card off I added some silver glass glitter to the centre of my flower … a quick and easy, postage friendly note card!

Hope you like it!

Hope that you feel inspired to enter this week’s ‘Photo Inspiration’ challenge at ATSM, please pop over and see all the other creations of the fabulous ATSM DT Team.
Please join the fun … look forward to seeing your creations … and
Happy Crafting!!!
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Here is what I used to make my card:
Dotted stencil mask from Stamposaurus
Mesh background stamp from Stampattack
Sentiment stamp from Wild Rose Studio
Inks, glass glitter, Swirl and Flower stamps from Stampin’Up! (Everything Eleanor, Mixed Bunch)

Card Class Makes

Hello Everybody,

thanks for all your lovely comments.

Today I would like to share something from today’s card class with you. As you probably know, I intended to make a Lever Card inspired by a tutorial by Laura Lipe, which you can find HERE.

As always I had to tweak it and do it my way. It went from rectangle to square and from using paper to a stamped background.

Lever Card I

This is the card I originally made. In the class I wanted to demonstrate how the look can change a lot by changing just a couple of things. For my next card I used a different flower for the background, changed the colours and didn’t round all the edges.

Lever card II

As you can see I also positioned the flowers slightly differently and added an extra faux stitched border. Here they are both together:

Lever Card III

I really couldn’t say which one I prefer.

Hope you like them.

Have a great weekend.

Happy Stamping!!! 🙂

For the pink an yellow card I used: Mixed Bunch Stamp Set, Melon Mambo Card, So Saffron, Melon Mambo and Gumball Green Ink from Stampin’UP!; Glitter flowers from docaft Papermania; sentiment Stamp from Dimension Stamps; swirl stamp from Creative Stamping Magazine; white card black fineliner pen, gem, black memento ink, xcut small corner rounder punch and Zutter corner rounder from my stash

For the card with the more autumnal feel I used: Dahlia stamp from Crafter’s Companion Inspirations Magazine; crushed curry, tangerine tango, chocolate chip ink and tangerine tango card from Stampin’Up!; flowers, sentiment and swirl stamps as above; everything else from my stash

Diamond Cuties

Hello Everybody,

Hope you all had a good weekend.

Today I have a couple of Cuties to share with you. I fancied making a fancy shaped card, especially after Patricia St Martin’s Diamond Origami Fold Card Tutorial landed in my inbox … and it had been sitting there for a while until I finally got to make one or two.

This is what they look like once they are folded up:

Diamond Shaped Origami Cards folded

And here they are opened out:

Birthday Origami FoldHorse Origami Fold

I basically used the same idea and slightly changed the colours. This type of card would be very suited to making some Art Deco cards, as a matter of fact I have one which is work in progress. Maybe I need to go and see ‘The Great Gatsby’ for some added inspiration … hmm … now there is a thought.

Well I used some Lily of the Valley round sentiment stamps and die-cuts, X-Cut looped border punch, Memory Box Nottingham Border die, Tonic Studio flower punches (small flower), Stampin’Up! Mixed Bunch stamp set, Blossom and circle punch, Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle nestabilities dies plus daisy punch, ribbon, buttons, gems, pearls, paper and card from my stash.

Back soon with more crafty bits … until then

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

Mixed Bunch and Shrink Plastic

Hi Everybody!

First of all ‘Thank you very much’ for all your lovely comments on my last post. I am glad you liked it. I have to go on tomorrow and check all your latest ones out.

As promised another button card for the Challenge. If I get time tomorrow I shall update the picture. This is just a quick one I took with my mobile in the small hours. Today’s card is inspired by Heather’s blog and her creations of course. So here it is:

The button is made of Shrink Plastic. I like the way it matches the pattern of the flower stamp. Next time I will have to punch the holes a bit larger, of course they did shrink too and it took me about an hour to feed some yarn through … I see another purchase coming on … a larger tiny hole punch! I quite enjoyed making this as it is somewhat different to what I normally do. I find it good to stretch myself at times. I look forward to the next challenge.

Here is what I used: sentiment stamp from Cardwork Crafts; Shrink Plastic, white card, white card blanks, gems and yarn from my local craft shop; Everything Eleanor & Mixed Bunch stamp sets, so saffron, wild wasabi and rose red ink pads, Blossom Punch from Stampin’UP!

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!

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