Monday, March 19, 2018

Don't ever change

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: Easter inspired, showcasing Your Next Stamp Products.

I took the pretty colors from the moodboard as my inspiration. I used Distress inks: Shaded lilac, spun sugar, cracked pistachio and tumbled glass for the dots on the bottom of the moodboard.

I used the Your Next Stamp One in a  chameleon set and I stamped it with Simon Says Stamp Intense black on Crafter's Companion Neenah paper as I intended to color him.
But then I spotted the sentiment in the set: don't ever change and I thought I would use the colors on the background, showing the beast unaffected, as you know chameleons
like to change with their surroundings.
It's not strictly an Easter card, but I love the springlike colors anyway.

I made a panel slightly smaller than the cardbase and cut a circle out of it, big enough to house the chameleon. Then I traced the opening onto the cardbase and applied said Distress inks.

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

For more information or to play along the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

AAA cards challenge #111: use only 1/3, with video

This fortnight the Challenge is to use only one third of your card. It's our DT fellow Lucie that came up with this challenge and our sponsor is Winnie and Walter, so I used their Big Hugs set.

To determine 1/3 I used a bit of folder plastic, the right size for my card 10,5x15cm, so I measured thirds and ended with 9 rectangles. Three of those would be a third. Whether you use them horizontally, vertically, diagonally, the choice is yours.

At first I thought to make a small inkblended snowbank on the bottom, but I decided to use my 1/3 in the centre and stick the image on the inkblended bit so not to use up  more white space.

For the inkblending I used Distress inks shaded lilac, tumbled glass and peacock feathers, then water and bleach for droplets and Talens white ecoline. As I used the bendy coffee stirrer I got elongated droplets, so I switched to a rigid brush for the round ones. It looks to me like a blizzard now lol.

I stamped the image from Winnie and Walter onto Crafter's Companion Neenah paper, had the Scan N  Cut do the cutting and I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers.

The sentiment is from Newton's Nook designs ( wild child) and I stamped it with Versafine Onyx black ink.

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

For more information, more DT work or to play along int he challenge, see this

Saturday, March 17, 2018

One layer stencilled Happy B-day

It's One Layer week at Less is More and the theme is use a stencil

For my card I used a Scrapberry Stencil, Versamagic ( Key Lime and Turqoise gem) and Distress Oxide (Mermaid Lagoon);

I used mini inkblending tools to apply these inks through the stencil.

The senitment ( Sizzix Happy Birthday by Stephanie Barnard) I stamped with Versafine Onyx black ink. Heat set it to be sure.

Added a few matching enamel dots.

For more informatipon or to play along the this.
Less is More Challenge, see.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

6,5"square box and two more patterns, with video

Today's box was designed as 1"high for pretty necklaces we make and sell in our giftshop where I volunteer.
But in the video I made a 2" high one for a more versatile size, to keep or gift square card  for example.
If you don't any scraps you can make the box 6"square and 3"high and use the whole 12"x12"sheet.
I used pretty foiled papers from Craft Sensation, but any you have will work, of course.

Start with the bottom piece and add a scrap as a shim.

So for this exact box I show in the video, you need a piece of paper that is 10,5"square.
And you score at 2" and 8,5"inches on  both sides, or 2"on all 4 sides .
Burnish and reinforce the scorelines, then notch and if you want add a thumbnotch.
Glue as indicated. FOld the top piece around the bottom one, so it will fit exactly.

Add a pretty ribbon or diecuts, felt flowers etc, whatever you like.