Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A Thank You Gift Card!

Hello my crafty friends.  This week I am sharing a card I made for Simon Says Stamp's "Gift It" challenge!  It was fun to make card with a gift card in mind.  My daughter used to collect gift cards that have beautiful and fun designs.  We haven't been paying attention to gift cards as much since she quitted this habit few years ago.  Thanks to the challenge I actually have fun browsing and picking up beautiful gift cards this past few days ;p

The design of this card was very simple since I found a perfect gift card to be the focal point of my card.  The leaf background was made using stamps and distress inks.  I stamped the solid leave images first with Mustard Seed.  Then added the shades to the leaves with Dried Marigold using a light and uneven inking of the distress ink on the solid stamp images.   To finish off the leaves, I stamped the outline image with Festive Berries.  To complete the background, I used the blending tool and applied layers of Old Paper, Peeled Paint and a little bit of Peacock Feathers all over the white space and the stamped leave images on the card panel.

The gift card was attached to the card using Ek Success Dotto Repositionable adhesive.  I love this repositionable adhesive cause it is stronger then other brands and at the same time it can be removed cleanly and easily.  I also added the gold dots on the black card stock to tie the gold on the gift card to the card base.

Thank you for stopping by and happy creating!  Products I used are listed below.  

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Tangram Style Card - Cat!

Hello my crafty friends.  Today I am sharing a card with an image that was made only by stamping.  I have been playing with inks in the past couple weeks.  I am more a colourist then a stamper or an inker.  I don't have many inks and most of them are Distress inks cause, for me, I can do more fun things with them then just stamping.  

However, if you like to colour, which I do, you probably love colours.  The ink pads from different companies, ranging from Simon Says Stamp, Rangers, Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, My Favourite Things, to Altenew, have huge arrays of gorgeous and inspiring colours.  They always makes me want to create a main image on a card that just use these pure intense colours right from the ink pads.

I tried some layer stamping with stamps that are for this purpose but it didn't satisfy what I wanted to achieve.  Finally, inspired by tangram, I created this card.

I used mostly distress inks cause that is what I have the most.  Though it was hard to get a good solid stamp image at first using distress inks, but with some practices, I was able to achieve beautiful results.  I have to admit though, inks like Altenew, is way easier to get an excellent result when comes to stamping solid images.

To keep the card simple, I used Sizzix's Tim Holtz embossing folder to frame the image.  The little diamond shape is from Technique Tuesday's Simple Sentiments stamps set.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a gorgeous day!  All the other products I used are listed below.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Copic Colouring - You Inspire Me Card

Hello my crafty friends.  This week I did a CAS card using Copics and a stamp set from Your Next Stamp.  I took a picture of all the copic markers I used cause it was a lot for just one image.  But this is how I like to colour with Copics.  It help me to add more depth to the image.

For the sentiment, I used Stampers Anonymous's Tim Holtz Stamps and Stencil set I got from Micheal's.  I googled it on the web and found it is selling here

Other products I used are listed below.  Thank you for stopping by and have a super creative day :)

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