Wednesday, April 25, 2018

I believe in you, shakercard

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: anything goes , showcasing My Favorite Things products.

For my card I used the Mermazing stampset, stamped it with MFT black licorice ink onto the Crafter's Companion Neenah paper and colored her with Spectrum Illustrator markers and Spectrum Noir markers and Glitter gel pens.
For the window I used the MFT  Ocean View porthole from gold laminated card and then a circle die to cut a similar sized hole from the cardfront Adhered the gold porthole with liquid glue.

I then Stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp  You Matter set with Versafine Onyx black ink.

To build up the shaker I first put Be Creative double sided tape on the back, around the circle, added acetate and then just one layer of foamtape.
I inkblended the cardbase with Distress Oxided Mermaid Lagoon and Versamagic Ocean Depth, but I think that got lost a bit behine the star(fish)... Splattered with water but the inks do not react well on this particular paper...oh well.

Added the little stars from the nail art isle to the shaker pouch and closed the shaker by adhering the cardbase to the front.

Added the mermaid with tape runner to the front.

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

Versamagic ink blending recipes #2

I snuck in one Distress oxides, I got three of those, I think I might need a bright green, like mowed lawn too ;-)...
Anyway the first batch you can find here as video, but I also included the scan. My scanner makes the picture very harsh, so  consider that, it's not the inkblending that isn't up to par ;-) as I love how the Versamagic ink blend. I only got the dewdrops ones.





Monday, April 23, 2018

Glitter rainbow

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: sparkle and shine and to showcase Tonic Studio Products, like the Nuvo Drops that I used.

For my card I started by inkblending Distress inks through a Memory Box stencil (texture honey comb), I've used Candied apple, Spiced marmalade, Mustard seed, Mowed lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Faded jeans nd Seedless preserves or Wilted violet)
Then I made my own glitter paste (as I don't have those from Nuvo): I mixed Ranger texture paste transparent glossy with glitter powder, a white iridescent one. Applied it through the stencil and let it dry.

Meanwhile I diecut the Simon Says Stamp Big Hello and small butterflies from Crafters Companion shimmer cardstock, not quite glitter card but nice and sturdy for diecutting.

Applied the ranbow panel to a cardbase and
adhered the diecuts with liquid glue , then added some Nuvo drops (glitter drops Emerald city, Pink champagne and Honey gold).

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

Sunday, April 15, 2018

AAA Cards Challenge #113: a Perfect Day

This fortnight our theme is : a perfect day, Our sponsor is Precious Remembrance Shop and you can win a stampset if you play along.

So...my perfect day is a pj day, snoozing off with my cats, they seem to go along with it just fine lol, being lazy, napping, bit of cuddling, then maybe chasing a mouse, well them, not me ;-) I would be the one pulling the toy mouse around the house, as long as it moves, they're game ;-)

Ok for my card I used a perfect stamp from Art Impressions: feline set, part of the zoo crew and I stamped the cat with Simon Says Stamp intense black ink onto Crafter's Companion Neenah paper and cut him out, then colored him with my Spectrum Noir markers. My cats have white socks and bellies, but it was too hard to blend from black to white, for me at least.

I masked off an area at the bottom of the card (my bed) and inkblended the sheets with Distress inks Wilted violet and Picked raspberry.
I stamped the sentiment form the same set with Versafine onyx black ink and I added three enamel dots as those bubbles underneath a comic book thought bubble, if you know what I mean.

Mounted the cat with foamtape.



For more information or more examples from our DT, or to play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.

Less is More Challenge: bring something back

This fortnight it's all about old things: stamps, techniques, anything we did/used a good while back.

For my card I chose Gold Leafing, as it seems to have been forgotten when (hot) foiling became a thing.

So for my card I die cut the Village with Church (Craft emotions) from cardstock. I did try it with stick it on the front and back, but that got so pushed into the paper when diecutting, I couldn't get it off again. I probably used too thick a card. So second time I just diecut it and then used another oldie but goodie: the gluepad and smooshed it onto the diecut, then sprinkled on some Cosmic Shimmer gold leaf. The inkpad was quite dry,but I didn't feel like reinking, for
such a small piece...so I double dipped and well let's just say now I need a new gluepad lol.
After applying the gold leaf and rubbing it in and off I used liquid glue to adhere the diecut to the cardbase.

The sentiment is from Studio Light and also a few years old, much like the village,so old tech, old stamp and old die and haha old cardmaker lol... I stamped it with Versafine Onyx black ink.

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

Thursday, April 12, 2018

What's Kraken?

I made this card for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Mythology/Inspired by a story and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add some texture showcasing Tim Holtz products.

For my card I made the background with the Simon Says Stamp Waves Stencil. I actually inkblended Distress inks through it first with  a brush ( shaded lilac, tumbled glass and peacock feathers). Then I added texture with the Ranger texture paste (transparent gloss) to which I added a drop of Peacock feathers Distress inks refill and Distress glitter in same color, Just a drop and you can't see the inkblending anymore, but it made a great sea ;-).
I then Cut a panel, diecut an oval from it and added the sentiment (Lawn Fawn loveable legends). I stamped the Kraken on Crafter's Companion Neenah paper, and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers. Then added shimmer with the Nuvo shimmer pen.
Mounted the panel and part of the kraken with foamtape, adhered it to the cardbase, added the kraken and boat.