Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Coloured die cut

The challenge at CAS Mix Up this time is to colour a die cut!
For this card I used an embossed die and cut from a piece of gold mirror card. I then dropped various shades of alcohol ink onto it, a little blending solution and kind of left it to see what happened. 
When dry, I over-stamped it with a small script stamp and thought it might need fixing to stop the colours from coming off. I used some hairspray which made the over-stamping go a little muzzy, but I didn't mind the effect.
I simply cut a piece of hessian to use as a mount and added a Penny Black die cut sentiment cut from kraft card.

Monday, 9 July 2018

Another Christmas Card

This dear little image from a Day for Daisies has long been a favourite of mine.It has been gently shaded with Promarkers and given a little Glamour Dust to the top of the stocking. The sentiment was computer generated straight onto the card and the dry embossed snowflakes were effected from a Freebie folder from a magazine. The image was cut out and popped onto dimensional pads.
I used a few challenges as inspiration for this simple card.
The sketch from Case this Sketch
The subject matter from Addicted to CAS

CAS is the theme at Addicted to Stamps and More so it's for that too, I trust that a digital image still counts as a stamp!
AAA Cards has Christmas in July so it's for that too!

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Santa

I love this jolly Santa suit image from Hero Arts. There is a cute hat and a pair of boots in the set too; they have been in my drawer for some years but make me smile each time they surface! They may possibly be retired, but I think I'll be using them for some time to come.
The image was simply coloured with alcohol markers, cut out and mounted on dimensional pads with a little twinkle added to the fur sections.
The die cut sentiment (Be) and wonky stitched panel are from  Craft Essentials and (Merry) from Sizzix. This background panel die fits UK dimension cards, which is really handy as you can't extend wonky stitched dies easily!

I am hoping that by the time December comes around this year, I won't  have the usual marathon sessions of trying to get enough cards made to send out to my friends. Maybe you could join us in this challenge each month and save yourself the same pressure! 

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!


 

Monday, 2 July 2018

To the moon and back

It's time for another Clean and Simple challenge at Happy Little Stampers!

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!

For this card I used an image and I LOVE YOU sentiment from Mama Elephant adding the bit about 'to the moon and back' with the computer.
I coloured the bears with Promarkers, cut them out and popped the image onto dimensional pads.
I stamped a couple of hearts and the moon from the same set and twinkled the latter gently with some Glamour Dust, also popping it onto 3d pads.