Saturday, 19 October 2013

You knew it was going to happen...

Stamps: Bitty Banners (WM); Elzybells
Ink: Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves (Memento); Wet Cement (HA)
Other: tree die (Impression Obsession)
Yup, another 4 trees card.  This was actually the very first one I made, which inspired the others (here & here).

Linking to:
Less Is More: Week 142 ~ Trees
Simon Says Stamp: Christmas / Happy Holiday

Less Is More ~ Trees

Stamps: Basic Borders (Mama Elephant)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Other: Tiny Hearts Die (SSS); Liquid Pearls (Ranger)
Made this card a few weeks ago as an experiment.  Didn't like it at first, but it's funny how you view things differently over a few days. 
Super simple to make.  Created the sentiment with a variety of fonts (in Silhouette Studio) then just added in the final details.  Great for batch production!

fonts moving down are:
SNF Lollihop


Sunshine Poppy


Zag Bold

Linking to:
Less Is More: Week 142 ~ Trees
Simon Says Stamp: Christmas / Happy Holiday

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

White on White 2 ~ too close for comfort?

Stamps: Elzybells
Ink: Soft Pool (HA)
Other: die (Impression Obsession); Swiss Dots folder (Provocraft); aqua bakers twine (Divine Twine); tiny hearts die (SSS); aqua promarker; vellum
Question: when does an idea cease to be original?  This card is quite clearly a re-make of this card here, so does it count as an original challenge entry?  I made them both, so it should be OK, but I'm not sure.
Anyway. To get the embossing on the trees only, I cut a second line of trees & chopped the tops off, then arranged these in the optimum place in the embossing folder & stuck them on top of the originals.  I cut out the heart from one of these extras as well, & stuck the vellum behind it before adhering to the original too.
Completely terrible photo, but have tried all things & can't get one that does the card justice.
Linking to:
Less is More:
White on white, Christmas

Sunday, 6 October 2013

White on white Christmas

Stamps: Folk Art Flurry (WPlus9); Elzybells
Ink: Wet Cement (HA); Versamark (Tsukineko)
Other: various circle punches; white e.p. (Wow!)
After yesterday's endeavours, I wanted a similar effect but without the fiddle factor.  The snow flake is adhered to the vellum, with a punched out circle behind & a frame in front.
Not sure if you can make out the tiny embossed snowflakes on the front & the rock candy stickles on the die-cut.  I can, but only 'cos I know they are there!  White on white a double challenge - making the card, then getting a photo that shows off your best efforts!

Linking to:
Less is More:
White on white, Christmas

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Chevrons & Sequins

Stamps: Gingham & Co (WM); Christmas Tags (Elzybells)
Ink: Soft Poll (HA); LadyBug (Memento)
Other: chevron fie (PTI); tiny hearts (SSS); photo frames (Sizzix)
I am exhausted.  This card has taken the best part of 4 hours to put together!  Too fiddly by far.  It was inspired by this card here, & by all the fab 'suspended tree' cards in the latest SSS release.  Part of the card front folds down to allow the chevron tree to hang in the middle of the card.
I tried a number of different methods to get the chevrons to dangle independently.  The most successful (& most fiddly...) was to make individual links out of thread.  I must have used about 5 metres of thread just to get these few links.
By sheer dumb luck, among the very few sequins in my possession were a handful that just matched the Soft Pool ink.  Hurray!  I strung these on (yet more) gold thread & held them in place on the line by a tiny dot of glossy accents.
The photo frame is an adjustment of the Sizzix dies.  I cut a piece of card the right width first & then put the die half way through twice, once from each side.  Hope that makes sense.
Linking to:
CAS-ual Fridays: CFC116 ~ Chevrons & Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: We're going dotty

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Girlie birthday

Stamps: Big Deal Alphabet (SU); Flower Friends (SSS)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)
Other: Aurora e.p. (Cosmic Shimmer); square punch
NOT what I intended to do with my day when I woke up this morning, but it's dull & wet here so I needed to brighten things up a little.  Small disaster almost caused by over inquisitive (wet) cat at a crucial stage of embossing, but that's why there are 2 sides to a piece of card, right?
Inspired by this photo from Pinterest, which I initially took to be tins of paint, but is actually cake mix!
How to: Pink Ombre Cake
Linking to:
Simon Says Stamp: Anything goes

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