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Friday, 27 April 2018

…a sound in their voices which suggested rum


Sharing a card featuring a third stamp from the Cocktails Blueprint set from Tim Holtz.


This time I’m playing over at Global Design Project where they want to see sunshine.  So I’ve gone with vibrant colours and a very summery cocktail complete with a slice of the sun, aka pineapple, and umbrella to ward off those dangerous rays!

My layout follows the sketch at The Paper Players, with my drink acting as the main focal shape.  To do up my drink I stamped it on heat resistant acetate and embossed in black.  I then coloured the shine on the glass with a Copic and added some white reflection.  On some water colour paper I stamped another drink and coloured up the non-glass elements, which I then paper pieced to the clear glass.  I realised too late I should have masked out the ‘rum’ in the centre of the glass given I had to trim off the other blueprint elements as they were way too thin to fussy cut.

Finished my card off with another fab chippie from Make it Crafty.  As I’ve kept the whole card CAS I am also linking it up at Addicted to Stamps and More.  Am really having a ball with these cocktail stamps, might make up a card with the last one in the set before the weekend is out.

Ingredients:
Copics
Glass BG32
Chalks & Powders etc
Stampendous! Embossing Powder ~ Detail Black
Embellishments
Make it Crafty Chipboard Layered Words ~ 2¾'' Hooray
Inks & Paints etc
Molotow Paint Marker ~ Signal White
Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink ~ Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Aged Mahogany, Festive Berries, Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron & Wild Honey
Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~ Black Soot, Mowed Lawn & Twisted Citron
Papers
Bazzill Burlap Cardstock ~ Ruby Red
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Crafter’s Companion ~ Heat Resistant Acetate
Fabriano Watercolor Paper ~ 200gsm Hot Pressed
Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour ~ Lemon Meringue Pie
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Daffodil Delight
Stamps
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection ~ CMS335 Cocktails Blueprint
Challenges
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/challenge-289-cas.html
http://www.global-design-project.com/2018/04/global-design-project-135-theme.html
http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/pp390-sketch-challenge-from-jaydee.html
 
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Take every birthday with a grain of salt


Sharing another card featuring one of the stamps from the Cocktails Blueprint set by Tim Holtz.


Have to say I am loving this set for adult cards, you can do the stamps up in so many ways.  For this card I’ve taken my layout from Freshly Made Sketches.  It was great for letting the stamp take centre stage.  As for the stamp, I stamped it in Barely Beige so I could do some no lines watercolouring.  Have to say it behaved a bit interestingly, the ink that is.  I also was a bit heavy handed with the aqua on the glass but you live and learn and I really am learning with my watercolouring.  Added in the salt rim with some glitter for a bit of a tactile touch.  And what is better as a sentiment for a card featuring some alcohol but one of Tim’s new Snarky Small Talk stickers?

Got my colours from the current palette at Cupcake Inspirations.  Not sure if they do have peach margaritas but went with it anyway and the lime was covered off with the image.  Matted onto cream cardstock and then also layered up the peach and lime cardstock so I could play along in the first challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond.  Gotta say I love my layering and matting!

I didn’t have any embellies that I thought really suited so I made my own epoxy sticker by printing off a lime image and covering it in Glossy Accents.  To finish off the card I traced over the words and lines of the stamp in black mostly because I forgot to mask and do that when I was stamping.

Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Tim Holtz Distress Stickles Dry Glitter ~ Clear Rock Candy
Embellishments
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paperie ~ Small Talk Snarky
Inks & Paints etc
Copic Multiliner ~ Black 0.5
Derwent Watercolour Pencils ~ 6 Deep Cadmium, 14 Deep Vermillion, 45 Mineral Green & 47 Grass Green
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors ~ No 50 Pale Aqua & No 51 May Green
Ranger ~ Glossy Accents
Simon Says Stamp! Ink ~ Barely Beige
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass & Twisted Citron
Papers
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock ~ Apple Crush
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Peekaboo Peach & Very Vanilla
Stamps
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection ~ CMS335 Cocktails Blueprint
Challenges
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/cic444-bugaboo-stamps.html
http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/freshly-made-sketches-334-sketch-by-amy.html

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Thursday, 26 April 2018

…there’s no such thing as a stranger


Sharing a card featuring the beautiful Cherry Blossom image from Make it Crafty.


This is going out to a special lady turning 90, although I have kept that rather subtle on the card!  Two things this special nonagenarian (not a word you get to say too much!) loves are flowers and small birds so I have combined them on this card.  Colouring flowers is certainly not my forte but I gave it my best with some no lines water colouring.  I chose cherry blossoms after seeing the inspiration photo at The Card Concept where I also picked up the blue background although I did make mine into a sky with some fluffy white clouds.  As an aside, how awesome is that dress in the photo, would love to add it to my wardrobe!

Decided to add some interest to the otherwise CAS layout by fussy cutting the bottom of the flowers and then the mat and base cardstock.  Would have been way easier if I could use my Silhouette properly to do the cutting for me but I think it was worth the effort.

The image was so large there really wasn’t room for a sentiment on the front, well, not a fancy one befitting of a 90th birthday card.  But the pearl theme at Allsorts prompted me to dig out the pearl heart from my stash to frame a Remnant Rub 90 and have one of Tim’s metal birds carry that pearl heart on a string of pearls.  Have to say I always associate pearls with older ladies ~ Barbara Bush anyone? ~ so they were perfect for this card.  Although I did learn the anniversary gift for 90 is stone, really?!  You achieve that milestone and you get a lump of stone, guess that’s what happens for an anniversary that next to no one achieves!  But I did frame my top panel with a piece of grey cardstock as a nod to the stone and it did fit the colours nicely.

To tie the bird in with the flowers I coloured it slightly with a Victorian Velvet Distress Crayon covered with some Picket Fence.  It is subtle but looks nice in real life.  And because my focal image is of flowers I am also entering this in the current challenge at Crafty Friends.

Oh, and I added my fancy sentiment, a gorgeous chippie also from Make it Crafty to the inside of my card.  Love how the chippies look coloured up with Distress Markers and doused in clear embossing powder.  Tied it altogether with some pearls.


Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Ranger Embossing Powder ~ Clear Super Fine Detail
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
My Favorite Things Stencil 6x6 MIX-ables ~ ST-99 Cloud
Embellishments
Kaisercraft Pearls ~ Snow
Make it Crafty Chipboard Cursive Sentiments ~ Happy Birthday
Pearl Flourishes from stash
Pearl Heart from stash
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Findings ~ Adornments Nature
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paperie ~ Remnant Rubs Numbers
Inks & Paints etc
Derwent Watercolour Pencils ~ 6 Deep Cadmium, 10 Orange Chrome, 14 Deep Vermilion, 20 Crimson Lake & 32 Spectrum Blue
Kuretake Gansai Tambi ~ No 10 White, No 37 Deep Pink & No 47 Dark Brown
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons ~ Picket Fence & Victorian Velvet
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Crushed Olive, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar & Victorian Velvet
Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~ Spun Sugar & Victorian Velvet 
Papers
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Fabriano Watercolor Paper ~ 200gsm Hot Pressed 
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Smokey Slate
Stamps
Make it Crafty ~ Cherry Blossom
Challenges
http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/the-card-concept-91-blossoms-in-blue.html

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