21st Congrats

A new card created for a family member. I wanted to try a new technique for the background I had seen recently and it worked perfectly…foiling with gel medium.

Images

I used the Waffle Flower Little Painters images as they are designed to poke out from behind another image, plus they’re very cute.

  • Stamp your images on copic friendly cardstock with Momento Tuxedo Black or another copic friendly ink.
  • Colour with alcohol markers.
  • Cut out with matching dies, Brother Scanncut or fussy cut.

Background

  • Ink blend background with Distress Oxide Inks in Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon. Leave to dry.
  • Place stencil – My Favorite Things Star Celebration – onto card and tape down to crafting surface to stop stencil and card moving.
  • Using a palette knife spread Atelier Heavy Gel medium over stencil.
  • Remove stencil carefully and leave panel to dry.

Tip: The gel medium is dry when the gel becomes transparent and drying times will vary due to climate.

Foiling

  • Heat up laminator – Mine is the Heidi Swapp Mini Minc machine.
  • Place a sheet of foil over the dry panel. I used Gina K Design Heat Reactive Foil.
  • Place panel and foil in a carrier pouch – you can use a folded piece of copy paper if you don’t have the pouches.
  • Run through laminator. I set the heat at a 4. The heat will reactive the gel medium to make it sticky and the foil will adhere to it.

Extra items

Congratulations

  • Cut out My Favorite Things Congratulation circle die out of white cardstock and once out of blue fun foam. Using a blue marker that matches the blues in the card colour the die cuts.
  • Adhere the coloured die cut onto the foam one.
  • Cut out a piece of vellum with a circle die and adhere to the back of the stacked die cuts.

Foiling Numbers

  • Cut the numbers out of cardstock using Altenew Bold Numeral dies.
  • Use the negative portion like a stencil and place on top of another piece of cardstock.
  • Using a palette knife spread Atelier Heavy Gel medium over numbers then remove stencil.
  • Leave to dry, place foil over top and run through a laminator as you did for the background stars.
  • Fussy cut around the numbers or use the original dies to recut the foiled numbers.

Finishing

  • Adhere the critters when you want them positioned. The two back ones are adhered to the congratulations and the front one is adhered to the number.
  • Adhere the numbers with two layers of foam tape to give them dimension and make them slightly higher than the die cut words.
  • Finally adhere the central images to the background and adhere panel to side or top folded cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip


Supplies List

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Waffle Flower Little Painters
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MFT Star Celebration Stencil
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Altenew Bold Numerals Die
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MFT Congratulations
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Momento Tuxedo Black
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Tools Mini Misti
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Gina K Design Heat Reactive Foil
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Happy Birthday Challenge Card #304

New challenge #304 on the CAS(E) this Sketch blog. This was a challenging sketch but happy with the one layer card I ended up creating.

Image

I started by selecting the stamp set from Altenew Amazing You.

  • Stamp the images on copic friendly cardstock with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • Colour images with alcohol markers and added extra depth with Prismacolor Pencils.

Background

  • I wanted to added the stripes from the sketch behind the flowers so I stamped the images again on masking paper and cut them out with my Brother Scanncut DX1200 (with an outline setting of -1).
  • After applying the masks to the design I placed the Altenew Watercolor Stripes stencil over the top and taped it down to stop it moving.
  • As the design was going in different directions I taped off the portions of the card that I didn’t want to apply the design on, starting with the top left corner.
  • I used Clarity stencil brushes to apply Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass over the stencil.
  • Turn the stencil and tape down on bottom corner and apply more ink.

Sentiment and finishing

  • Stamp Ranger Letter-it Happy Birthday sentiment with Mini Misti in Versafine Claire Nocturne. I love this pigment ink for sentiments.
  • Cut down panel with My Favorite Things Blueprints 29 which gives a faux stitched outline to the card.
  • Adhere to a side folded card base in matching coloured cardstock using double sided tape.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip


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Waffle Flower Little Painters
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MFT Star Celebration Stencil
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Altenew Bold Numerals Die
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MFT Congratulations
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Momento Tuxedo Black
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Tools Mini Misti
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Gina K Design Heat Reactive Foil
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Distress Oxide Salty Ocean
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Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon
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Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass
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Sandy Toes

Boy, a week goes fast…I was too late to enter this card into the previous CA(s)E this sketch challenge but here it is anyway.

Background

  • Step 1 – Mask the shape with your preferred masking material.
  • Step 2 – Ink blend distress oxide inks over background. I used Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire.
  • Step 3 – Die cut sun shape from Concord & 9th Shine On stamp and die set.
  • Step 4 – Ink blend Distress Oxide inks on a separate piece of cardstock and adhere behind die cut opening. I used Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Wild Honey.

Images

  • Step 5 – Stamp images onto copic friendly cardstock (I use Hammermill brand) with copic friendly ink – Momento Tuxedo Black.
  • Step 6 – colour images with alcohol markers.
  • Step 7 – I used my Brother Scan n Cut DX1200 to cut around images. Otherwise you can die cut with coordinating dies or fussy cut.

Final Steps

  • Step 8 – Add extra details. I had to add sand for the Sandy Toes so used three different shades of Altenew Inks to suggest sand. I also added some white gel pen to shorts and blue glitter gel pen to hat.
  • Step 9 – Stamp sentiment. I laid out my images without adhering to check exact location of sentiment and stamped sentiment with my Mini Misti.
  • Step 10 – Adhere images with dimensional foam to pop up images.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip


Supplies List

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Waffle Flower Little Painters
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MFT Star Celebration Stencil
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Altenew Bold Numerals Die
Altenew Bold Numerals Die
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MFT Congratulations
MFT Congratulations
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Momento Tuxedo Black
Momento Tuxedo Black
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Tools Mini Misti
Tools Mini Misti
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Gina K Design Heat Reactive Foil
Gina K Design Heat Reactive Foil
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Distress Oxide Salty Ocean
Distress Oxide Salty Ocean
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Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon
Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon
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Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass
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MFT Card Challenge

I created this card for the current My Favorite Things Colour Challenge #108 and Sketch Challenge #418. The My Favorite Things Otterly Love You stamp set is so cute. The stamp images were coloured with Copic markers and die cut with the matching dies.

I started by dry embossing the larger Dienamics Stitched Dome nested die onto the background cardstock and masked off the edges so I could ink blend distress oxide Chipped Sapphire over the shape. I then die cut a smaller dome out of white cards stock and used the Dienamics Ocean Waves dies to cut the top of the dome into wave shapes and added some extra wave shapes. I then blended Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire over the die cut. To make the waves stand out a bit more I also used the waves dies to cut some vellum and offset them behind the waves.

Once the front die was completed I sprinkled water over it and patted it dry with a paper towel to give a watery effect. The sentiment was heat embossed with Hero Arts White embossing powder.

Tip: Make sure the distress oxide ink is completely dry before heat embossing. To check if it’s dry tip some embossing powder over the card and tip off. If any remains then it’s not quite dry. Use a heat tool to dry completely or leave to air dry for longer.

Finally, I added some Liquitex irridescent medium with a brush to the heart and the fish and coloured over the otters nose and eyes with a black marker to make them darker.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip


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Mini Misti
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MFT Otterly Love You
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Versamark
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Distress Oxide Salty Ocean
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Summer Bees

Playing along with my first card challenge for 2019 at CAS(E) this Sketch #302. I used Altenew Get Well Soon stamp set and my Brother Scanncut DX1200 for the name.

Firstly, I blended Distress Oxide Inks over the background (Strathmore Bristol Paper) in Wild Honey and Crushed Olive. I then stamped the three honeycomb images in the stamp set with Altenew Honey Drizzle and Warm Sunshine.

I had designed the name with my Scanncut using the draw and cut feature and coloured with copics. The flowers and bees were stamped on copic friendly cardstock with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured with the following copic colours.

  • Flower – RV69, RV66, V05, RV63, YR07, Y17, YR21, YR16
  • Bees – YR07, Y17, YR21, C7, W7, W5, W1, C3
  • Name – RV66, V05, RV63

Finally, I popped up the images with difference thicknesses of foam adhesive tape.

Thanks for stopping by.


Handmade by Pip

Let’s play rugby

Hello again. This is a custom order I created recently. Happy I managed to purchase some of the Lily of The Valley digistamps before they stopped selling them and this image was a perfect fit for the recipient – Rugby Mad. Wanted to also try the My Favorite Things Double Slider Loop Slot dies for the first time and it worked perfectly.

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The Mama Elephant  Swinging Borders and Lots of Letters sets were the perfect size to add in the corner as was the Sun from Concord and 9th  Shine On. Of course, my go to cloud stencil from My Favorite Things along with their grass stencil makes the perfect background.

Hope you enjoyed learning about this card.

Handmade by Pip


Frosty Christmas

Finally used one of those techniques shown on YouTube (you know the myriad of crafty video tutorials we all watch but never get round to trying)…and it turned out better than I imagined.

I used the Christmas Rose Bouquet from WPlus9 and the dies from Concord & 9th Season of Cheer.   After colouring the image that I had stamped twice onto copic friendly cardstock all that was left to do was complete the frosting technique.

Before I committed to frosting the panel I decided to try my glitter on a smaller image just in case it covered up too much of the colouring.  

Practice image made into a card – used Hello Bluebird Littles Holidays Extra stamps, and Typed Christmas sentiment.  patterned paper from Die Cuts with a View and Penny Black Antique Frame nested dies.

Here is the image before the frostiness commenced.

The frosting technique is just double sided adhesive (I used Elizabeth Craft Tape which is very thin) adhered over the image and then glitter sprinked on top and burnished with you finger.  Shake any extra off.  

TIP: Head over to Therese Calvird’s blog at http://www.lostinpaper.com if you want to watch a video of this technique. or find her on YouTube.

Hope you try this soon.  I’ll definitely be making a few more cards using this technique.

Handmade by Pip


All those doggos

Hey there and welcome back.

I had a custom order to complete recently and this is one of the cards I made.  Loved using the Mama Elephant The Dog’s Woof and Lots of Letters stamp sets. I really wanted to try to create different looks for the dogs and had great fun trying out some copic colouring techniques.  I’m not sure which is my favourite but one does look suspiciously like it has chicken pox!

This card also has an interactive element which was pretty easy to create.  I used the My Favorite Things Surf and Turf set.  The photo below shows what appears when the slider is pulled – Mama Elephant Celebration Balloons.

Hopefully the recipient loves it too.

Thanks for stopping by.

Handmade by Pip


 

Looking Sharp

Fun birthday card using Gerda Steiner Bats stamp set. The images are copic coloured. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts monthly kit and I thought it suited the vampire theme.

The background is ink blended with Ranger Distress Oxide Inks on Bristol cardstock. Super easy to blend on that type of cardstock.

The silhouette bats were stamped in Versafine Clair ink in Nocturne and embossed with clear embossing powder. I realised I had stamped one of the bats upside down so added flight lines to show it flying down from the top.

Thanks for stopping by.

Handmade by Pip