Thanks so much for your lovely comments. Christmas is well and truly over, even though the cold I picked up is still linering, and the New Year is underway … and with this it is time for our first challenge of the year 2014 at Addicted to Stamps and More … Challenge #77 – Make your Mark!!!
This Challenge is all about using your markers and pens, the full details of the challenges and their rules can be found here.
Our sponsor this week is Deedee’s Digis.
The winner will receive 3 digi sets of their choice.
Here is my DT piece for this week:
Well I actually ended up making two. I was playing with my Metallic Gelato Pens. For the first card I simply scribbled them on some card and brushed a damp paintbrush over the top and left it to dry. Once dry I inked up my stamp, Sketch Flower13 Papermania Hampsted by docrafts, with black Memento Ink, stamped the flower and cut it to size, layered it on a piece of black card and attached it to my embossed base card before finishing off with a sequin. I used a texture plate (Texturz by Sizzix) for a softer finish than I would get using an embossing folder, you can get a similar effect using a mask or thin stencil combined with a soft embossing mat suitable for your die cut machine.
For my second card I used the Gelatos to colour my stamp, I ten moistened it with a damp brush and stamped onto white card, cut it to size and layered on black. I attached the paper ribbon which I cut from a piece of digital paper by All About Scrapping to my embossed base card before layering my image on top using 3D foam.
The Metallic Gelatos are very iridescent, sadly you can’t see it that well on the picture, and suit the CAS style of card very well.
Hope you like it!
Please join the fun … look forward to seeing your creations … and
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.
This is the card I originally made.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.
As you can see I also positioned the flowers slightly differently and added an extra faux stitched border. Here they are both together:
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
Once again I am posting from my mobile hoping to join into the Out of a Hat Creations Challenge which for this week is a Bingo Card.
Well I used a stamp with a hat, added some Papermania Bookprint Paper for text and finished it off with a button from a coat I used to have about 15 years ago. Well I kept the buttons only. The stamp came with the January issue of Craft Stamper and is by Rogue Redhead Designs. I thought I’d try something with a bit of an Art Deco twist and added some fan shape like embossed lines to the silvery oval shape … and a bit if feathery glam.
Hope you like it.
Until next time …
Happy Crafting!!! 🙂