Friday, 16 December 2016

Poinsettia and hexagons ...

The last three months have simply flown by and I'm sad to say this is my last post as part of the guest design team over at STAMPlorations.  I have had fun being part of such an awesome team of designers.

This is to remind you all of the December Theme and Sketch challenge and hopefully to inspire you to join in with the fun.  My card is all about the theme - stamping and collage.

I stamped a panel of card with the poinettia stamp and then coloured using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I stamped another panel with the two sentiment stamps.   I then die cut both panels with a background hexagon die and combined them together adhering some elements flat to the card base and popping other elements up using foam tape to add dimension and interest.

The details of the challenge are:

I used:
STAMPlorations:  Christmas Bell Medley
Versafine Onyx Black
Stampin Up Die
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker.

Thanks to Shery for inviting me to join the team - I've had fun!  Why not pop along and join in with the fun and enter the challenge.


Monday, 12 December 2016

All About Christmas Part 3 ...

As the final posting date looms on the horizon ... finishing off making Christmas cards is becoming critical!!  I've been helped and inspired by this week's challenge at "Less is More" - it is One Layer week which, in theory, means each card takes less time to produce!  The challenge also includes using an outline.  This is my contribution:

I almost feel as if I'm cheating entering challenges with this card as I've done very little ... the beauty to me is in the stamp design.  I did want to add just a splash of colour.

I used:

STAMPlorations Joyful stamp set for the image and Christmas Bell Medley set for the sentiment.
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Versafine Onyx Black Ink

I'm entering the following challenges:

"Less is More" #306 One Layer - Outline

Addicted to Stamps and More #223

STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes


Monday, 5 December 2016

All About Christmas Part 2 ...

When time is short I need to get creative with the time and resources available ... these two cards are made using the rest of the panel that I created for my earlier card.  Rather than creating another card of the same design I realised by cutting the panel smaller I could create two cards!

Here they are:

Full details of how I created the panel and the resources I used can be found in my earlier post from today.  This time I matted the panel onto some black card and heat embossed the sentiment on black card.

I'm entering the following challenges:

UNIKO November challenge

AAA Cards

Stamping Sensations - December Challenge Floral Fancies


All about Christmas ...

Time is running too fast for me at the moment ... Christmas Day is a mere 20 days away and I still haven't made enough cards, I'm also frantically knitting jumpers and scarves for presents!!

I created this card using one of my favourite techniques - emboss resist.

I heat embossed the poinsettia onto a panel of card and then blended red and yellow distress inks over the whole of the panel.  I die cut a rectangle and frame from the panel, added a sentiment heat embossed onto some vellum.  The frame is adhered flat to the card base and the central panel has a piece of fun foam behind it to add a little dimension.

I used:
UNIKO - Pure Florals: Poinsettia
STAMPlorations - Christmas Bell Medley
Distress Inks - Festive Berries and Squeezed lemonade.
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
WOW White embossing Powder

I'm entering the following challenges:

"Less is More" #305 - colour challenge - use at least one primary colour

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge

TIME OUT Challenge #71 - Christmas with the optional twist of glitter/shimmer


Friday, 2 December 2016

Happy Holly ...

As we start the last month of 2016 it is time for a new challenge at STAMPlorations - this month the theme and sketch challenge is:

This month my card is all about the sketch:

This is an optical illusion as the holly is created by embossing paste through a stencil!
I used:
STAMPlorations Christmas Bell Medley
                           Holiday Artsy
                           Mini Holly Stencil
Distress Inks - Festive Berries, Pine Needles
WOW Gold Embossing Powder

Why not pop along to the STAMPlorations blog and see the inspiring cards created by the designers and join in with the challenge.