Tuesday 8 October 2013

WHW Challenge 119 - Using Markers on your Stamps.

There is always so much going on over at Inspired by Stamping.
 If it is not the current WHW Tutorial Challenge below
there are Sketch & Colour Challenges and so on.
Never a dull moment in my craft room.
For this posting however it is the Tutorial from Kendra
 showing her finished card HERE 
As Kendra says we don't always think of inking our stamps with pens
so this was a perfect time to do it again. Thanks Kendra.
This is what I came up with.
Products used -
Cream & White Card Stock
SU Honeycomb Embossing Folder
Patterned Designer Paper
Spellbinders Labels 20
Stampin' Up Just Believe Stamp
JustRite Vintage Labels & Banner Die
Sentiment - IBS Masculine Tags
Memento Inks - Olive Grove & Peanut Brittle
Kaisercraft Pearls & own ribbon.
This is a really nice technique and must remember to do this more often.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you like my take on this challenge.

Monday 7 October 2013

Card Crafter's Circle Sketch Challenge #95

Over at Card Crafter's Circle
 they have their current challenge
 which is a sketch which can be found HERE
I like sketches as sometimes it is totally different to what you normally would
think of doing and a great chance to try something new.
I used various coloured card stock for this card
Aqua Brown and Yellow. Also a small piece of patterned card stock.
I inked the edges of the patterned paper then started building.
The embossing folder is Geometric Circles from Lifestyle Crafts
I lightly sanded it to bring out the white core.
The vase(hand cut) and leaves are from Gina K Vogue Vases.
I embossed the vase with Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder
then sprinkled Diamond Dust on top to give the effect of crystal.
The leaves I touched up with Liquid Pearls.
 Added 3 little butterflies from SU Beautiful Wings
3 different ribbons were placed behind the vase.
Finished off with 3 yellow Kaisercraft pearls.
Hope you enjoyed looking at my take on this Sketch.
Thanks for popping in.

Perfect Sentiments Challenge - PSC94: Autumn Birthdays

I love the season when all the trees start changing colours.
Unfortunately it doesn't happen where I live so it is always lovely to
get some stamps and ink out and try and create your own changes.
That is what I have done with my card for the Perfect Sentiments Challenge HERE
and their Blog Page for you to check their site out.
The challenge is to make a birthday card with Autumn colours.
The card I made was really quite simple.
 Didn't want to go overboard with the beautiful fall colours so this is what I made.
I used cream brown and orange card stock and topped with
Tim Holtz Embossed Brick Wall after inking the edge
 with various colours of Distressed Inks.
I finished that off by spritzing it with 
Pearl Ex Super Bronze and SU Champagne Mist.
The leaves were stamped from Gina K Fall Foliage
and Sentiment from Stippled Nature.
The leaves were also inked with various distress inks cut out and popped.
Added variegated twine and Kaisercraft copper pearls.
Sentiment is cut from Spellbinders Fancy Tags.
Thank you for popping in and I appreciate it when comments are left.