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


Create a Smile – Guest Designer

I’m thrilled to be guest designing for the first time for Create a Smile Stamps.  Hopefully you are all thinking about entering a card into the current September Facebook challenge “Cute Critters“.

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This is such a cute stamp set called “Cart full of Treasure”  and I added three extra balloons to the overall image.  All the images are copic coloured and to add the woodgrain texture I overstamped the cart with the wood stamp from the Concord and 9th set Joyful Noel.  The cobblestone ground was dry embossed with a Kaisercraft stencil over a Ranger Distress Oxide ink blended background and a darker colour blended over the raised portion with an ink dauber.

The speech bubble outline was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Zing Wave embossing powder.  I used Ranger Gold coloured embossing powder for the Happy Birthday.  After fussy cutting all the images and adhering them with dimensional adhesive dots, the final details of heart embellishments were added and glossy accents applied to the balloons and noses of the koalas.

Hope you enjoyed this card, thanks for stopping by.

Handmade by Pip


 

Dress a Bear – Slider card

There are a few firsts with this card… 1. Making a slider card and 2. Adding a video to my blog.

When I saw the new release stamp set Dress Me Up from Create a Smile Stamps I had an idea to use a slider mechanism to dress the bears. Originally I thought I would have the clothes on the slider but decided (while out walking my doggos and mulling my idea over) to put Mr Bear on the slider instead. Excuse the nakedness 😜.

Watch the video below to view it in motion.

I love how Mr Bear’s clothes turned out… A little bit of checked fabric going on.

Other products used:

  • Mama Elephant Congrats all Round
  • My Favorite Things Dienamics Stitched Rectangle Stax
  • My Favorite Things Wood Plank background stamp
  • Ranger Distress Oxide Inks Ripe Persimmon and Candied Apple

I’ll also be entering this card in the latest Create a Smile challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Handmade by Pip


MFT Sketch Challenge #395

I thought I should extend myself more by entering another challenge…this time a sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things.

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I had an idea to use a tulle see through window (well not a new idea but a new technique to me!).  Because it made me think of floating I thought the My Favorite Things space themed stamp sets I have would be perfect.  I used the Out of This World set for the stars and sentiment and Space Explorer for the rest of the images.  The circle was die cut with the Dienamics Inside Out Stitched Circle die.

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I stamped the stars with Delicata Silver Ink (first time using it and I LOVE IT) and heat embossed the sentiment with Zing Silver Metallic embossing powder and added a little embossing on the nose of the space ship.  A little bit of extra bling with silver confetti stars too.

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I love how it turned out.

Handmade by Pip


 

Rainbow Challenge Card

My entry for the latest challenge over at AAA Cards CAS Game #120 – Somewhere Over The Rainbow.  I used two Waffle Flower Stamp Sets – Biking Girls and the sentiment from Gym Rat.

This is a fun layering stamp set and I used the following Distress Oxide inks to stamp the images in rainbow order – Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Lucky Clover, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet.  The bikes were stamped in Altenew Silver Stone and Industrial Diamond with the hair stamped in Altenew Espresso and Rocky Shore.

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Hope you like my take on this challenge.

Handmade by Pip