Thursday, December 14, 2017

Stitch it

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, is Stitch it. Showcasing WRMK products. I only used the WRMK scoringboard on these projects to score my cardbases.

The Simon Says Stamp  Monday Challenge is Christmas.

For the card I made a freme with two stitched recangular dies. I diecut it from silver and gold glitter card. I also diecut the lightbulb or ornament from the same card as well as the snowflake.

Then I took out the smaller rectangle and diecut white card panels for my backgrounds.
I swiped different Distress on (candied apple, festive berries, chipped sapphire and blueprint sketch.
Then splattered with water and different Distress spray stains ( brushed pewter, mermaid lagoon, white linen, anitgued bronze)
adhered the silverframe with liquid glue onto the colored panels, then the ornament and snowflake and them mounted the whole thing with foamtape on the cardbase.

It didn't leave much room for a sentiment, but I shall write it on the inside.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. see this
For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.

C.C. Design Grouchy Snowman with Spectrum Illustrator markers, with video

Today I'm starting a mini series: 4 parts with different alcohol markers and one waterbased marker.

All digi's from C.C. Design and today I'm using grouchy snowman. I've added the sentiment in Photoshop and printed the digis on Crafter's Companion Neenah solar white ultra smooth paper and I colored it with the Illustrator markers.
For shimmer I used the Nuvo shimmer pen on the nose and snow.
Added the panel to the cardbase with tape runner.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Birthday candles!

The Less is More challenge this week is One layer and candles.

So for my card I used the Penny Black woodmounted stamp A winner and stamped it with Simon Says Stamp intense black ink.
The sentiment is also from Simon Says Stamp ( It's your birthday 3x4) and I also stemped it with intense black ink and an acryllic block! I felt lucky my hedghog got a perfect impression being on a woodblock I couldn't use the Stampers friend or Misti or alike and so I also handstamped the sentiment and you can see not  perfect. I didn't want to risk a second stamping without a stamping tool and since it's one layer week I also couldn't cover it up with a banner or such, but hey it's  handmade and doesn;t need to be perfect everytime!

I colored my image with Spectrum Illustrator markers.

For more information on the Less is More Challenge, see this.

P.s. last week's card didn't get more than two comments, I hope this will please the playing  Limettes more ;-)

Christmas giftbags

Next week Monday is my birthday, and instead of cake I'm going to hand out these treats at work. And the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, is all about gifts, so I thought that is a perfect match!.

I made them with 12x12"paper and you can get 2 out of one sheet. (i think the one in the middle is My Minds Eye, but I had it for years, so I'm not certain) the rest are from blocks.

You need a piece of paper that is 6x12" and you score on the short side at 2"

On the long side you score at 2", 5", 7", and 10". Burnish the score lines, then cut as indicated on the pattern.

Glue shut  and attach ribbon as a handle, I only did one one these, because of the more expensive ribbon, but I made some for our store at work too and I used that cheap, though glittery, ribbon for gifts and attached two handles. and a little jingle bell, they can remove and use in their tree if they want, it's stapled to the bag.

In the bags there's some handmade glittery tealights, a tealight holder, matches to light the tealights of course, a lip balm, and some treats, either chocolates or a candy cane.
soap, scented

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, gift it, see this.

AAA cards challenge #105: sparkle with video

This time the theme is: sparkle.
Our sponsor this time is Happy Little Stampers and you could win a $20 gift certificate.

And you get more time than the usual two weeks.

For my card I masked of about half (little less) on the cardfront. I intended to make a horizontal card, but it  turned into a portrait style card, oh well.

I inkblended Distress ink on the card ( picked raspberry, wilted violet, mermaid lagoon, mustard seed, twisted citron and candied apple) with the mini inkblending tools.

Then I grabbed two stencils ( Simon Says Stamp dotted circles) and one I made with nesting circle dies. and applied Lawn Fawn Yeti pigment inks over the background.

The idea was to make a sky full of fireworks, and then the bokeh effect as if I took a photo.
I don't have a fireworks stamp, you might need a bit of imagination ;-).

I heat set the pigment ink after applying it and then I layered other dots in top. It's important the biggest dots are the faintest and the smallest the most intense white.

After that I positioned my sentiment stamp from Wibra perfectly, and then I moved the cardbase...urgh..but I evened out with some glittery enamel dots.

I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and applied Wow! vintage peacock and heat set it. It's a fabulous glittery  powder, that just reinforces the theme of our challenge.

For more information on the AAA cards challenge, or to play along, see this

Saturday, December 9, 2017

A Christmas wish for you

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: Icy inspiration.
There's also an extra challenge running on the SImon Says Stamp blog: Christmas card day.

So for my card I used the Simon Says Stamp falling snow stencil. I mixed Ranger glossy texture paste with Distress glitter peacock feathers and a drop of the same color reinker into the paste and applies it through the stencil. I thought that could be my icy bit.

The little penguin is from Art Impressions (Christmas cheer set) and I stamped it with Simon Says Stamp intense black ink onto Crafter's Companion Neenah paper, and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers. Some Nuvo shimmer pen on the star.
The sentiment is from the same set and I stamped it with Versafine Onyx black ink.
Cut out the penguin and mounted it with foamtape to the cardbase. I used the edge of the card to ground him.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Everyday Christmas card series #26, using bleach, with video

For today's card and video I used Distress inks and bleach!.
Yes instead of just water, I mixed in a little household bleach for a more dramatic effect.

I started my card by diecutting the Memory Box Enchanted deer collage die from sturdy 300grams/140lbs card, it's the same I use for my cardbases.

For the background I sued Distress inks Chipped sapphire, broken china and tumbled glass.
The green I show in the video is bundled sage, peeled paint and forest moss.

After the inkblending I splattered on the water/bleach solution and heat set it. The effect  becomes apparent when you start heat setting it.
I then splattered on Talens White ecoline and Distress spray stain brushed pewter.
I thought the shimmer is nice for Christmas and it's repeated in the sentiment.

The sentiment comes from the CAS-ual Fridays set calle lovely snowflake.
I used Versamark to stamp it and PaperMania superfine silver embossing powder. Then heat set it.

Mounted the panel with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase.