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Sunday, 18 February 2018

When our two souls stand…



Sharing a wedding card I was commissioned to make featuring a lovely image, True Love, by From the Heart.


I got some pointers from the person who commissioned this on what the couple liked.  One of the things I was told was the bride likes English antiques so I went with a romantic and vintage feel to the card with the frame around the image, the pearls and brown and yellow tones.  With my love and vintage feel I’m entering my card in the current challenge at Studio 75.

Over at 4 Crafty Chicks they want you to use lots of layers on your project.  I certainly have that, I’ve double matted and then added layers over the top, even layering my image over another die cut frame.  I don’t make so many fussy and fancy cards any more but like how this one turned out, a bit fancy but not too fussy.

The card shape is a new one that I saw in a FB group, the instructional video was in Dutch but it wasn’t too hard to follow.  I just converted the measurements into inches as I start with a 12x12" piece of cardstock and don’t like to have an odd bit left over.  With my special fold I am also entering my card in the current challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies.  It was hard to photograph this card well, this is what it looks like laid out flat.


Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Ranger Embossing Powder ~ Clear
Stampendous! Fran-tage Embossing Enamel ~ Aged Ochre
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
LDRS ~ 8003 Dew Drop Circle
Noor! Design ~ 6002/0252 Sending Love
Embellishments
Crafts 4U Adhesive Rhinestones ~ Flourish B
I Am Roses ~ Medium Rose Buds (T26-151), ½" Open Roses (R8-15), ¾" Open Roses (ZR3-15), 1" Open Roses (ZR6-15) & Semi Open Rose Buds (T30-155)
Make it Crafty Chipboard ~ 4" Celebrate
Inks & Paints etc
Nuvo Creative Pen Supreme Metallics ~ 504 Copper
Prismacolor Pencils ~ 912 Apple Green, 917 Sunburst Yellow, 938 White, 949 Silver, 1056 70% Warm Grey
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink ~ Alcohol Blending Solution & Caramel
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Aged Mahogany, Black Soot, Fossilized Amber, Gathered Twigs, Hickory Smoke, Mustard Seed, Pumice Stone, Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar, Tea Dye, Twisted Citron, Walnut Stain, Weathered Wood & Wild Honey
Twinkling H2Os ~ Oyster
Papers
Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock ~ Forest & Maltball
BoBunny Double Dot Vintage Cardstock ~ Chiffon
Core’dinations Tim Holtz Collection Kraft Core Metallics ~ Copper
Stamps
From the Heart ~ True Love
Challenges

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Thursday, 15 February 2018

There is a certain beauty in illness…



Sharing a card made for a colleague who isn’t well featuring the super cute Beary Sick from Mo’s Digital Pencil.


I used the sketch over at Hand Stamped Sentiments for the layout of my card.  For some added interest I cut a large stitched rectangle for the rectangle element in the sketch but used the negative.  Love that these Simon Says Stamp! Stitched Rectangle dies have stitching on both the positive and negative cut.

I was going to play along at As You Like It in their favourite way to add stitching challenge but in going to blog this card now I find I’ve missed it.  I’m a lazy crafter so it was faux by the way.  But fortunately, I can still play along in the current challenge as they are asking your favourite way to add a sentiment.  Where I have an appropriate one it is definitely stamping.  I love being able to do a second layer in embossing ink and adding clear embossing powder over any colour ink to give a lovely raised texture and shine.  I love that I can match the colour ink to my colouring and I particularly love that someone else has done all the hard work of centring multiple lines of text!

While the bear is wearing striped PJs, I wanted to play along at Animal Friends and wasn’t sure it was enough stripes.  So I found some lovely Maja striped paper in my stash that looked a bit like pyjama fabric, it was just perfect for this masculine get well card.  I added a sentiment from Stampin' Up! stamped in blue ink.  Finally, I finished off the card with a small sprinkle of silver stars to cover off the splatter element in the sketch.

Oh, and Mo’s gorgeous bear isn’t just perfect for a masculine card, it reminded not just me of my colleague but all our other colleagues who also signed the card!

Ingredients:
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Simon Says Stamp! Dies ~ SSSD111455 Stitched Rectangles
Embellishments
Foil Stars from stash
Inks & Paints etc
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Water Colors ~ No 35 Carmine Red, No 44 Light Brown, No 46 Brown, No 47 Dark Brown & No 61 Cornflower Blue
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Hickory Smoke & Spun Sugar
Papers
Arches Watercolor Paper ~ 185gsm Smooth
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Monochromatic Cardstock ~ Twig
Core’dinations Tim Holtz Collection Distress Cardstock ~ Weathered Wood
Maja Design CreaDiem ~ Så länge jag lever (As long as I live)
Stamps
Mo’s Digital Pencil ~ Beary Sick
Stampin’ Up! ~ Thoughts & Prayers
Challenges


http://handstampedsentiments.blogspot.com.au/2018/02/hand-stamped-sentiments-sketch.html

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Sunday, 11 February 2018

A third event to me



Adding to my stash with another sympathy card today featuring the lovely Glamorous die from Penny Black.


I’ve coloured my flowers with watercolours and matched the purple shades to my cardstock.  I also die cut my sentiment from some purple cardstock to finish off the card.  With my flowers I am linking up my card over at Dragonfly Dreams in their current floral challenge.

As my focal image is a Penny Black die I am entering my card in the current anything goes challenge at Penny Black Saturday.  Featuring all dies on my card I am also entering it at CAS on Friday where they are looking for dies on your project.

Ingredients:
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Penny Black Dies ~ 51-117 Glamorous
Simon Says Stamp! Dies ~ SSSD111360 With Sympathy
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Forest Moss, Milled Lavender, Mowed Lawn & Wilted Violet
Papers
Arches Watercolor ~ 185gsm Smooth
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock ~ Grape Delight
Challenges
http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2018/02/pbsc-february-anything-goesoptional-use.html

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