As part of a cardswap group I belong to, each month we are given a technique to make a card with. This month it is a “Scrappy Strip” technique. It is such an easy way to great a really cool background with the added bonus of using all those patterned papers you are hoarding or those scraps you don’t know what to do with!
July is here already and a great new theme for this months challenge…create a 3D card. If you pop over to the AAA Birthday blog you will see the amazing 3D cards the Design Team have created and a special welcome toRachelleas this months guest designer…she has created another STUNNING card this month to inspire you.
Another new month has snuck up on us and it’s time for the June challenge at AAA Birthday. This month we want to see cards using vellum. Hop on over to the AAA Birthday blog and see what the Design Team have created and a special welcome toIzzy Scrapas this months guest designer…she has created a STUNNING card this month to inspire you.
Using Distress Oxides – ink blended three colours randomly over background. Repeat until desired colour depth achieved.
Making sure ink is dry (blast it with your heat gun to speed drying up), stamp Tiny Stars randomly over background using Versamark Ink, turning stamp around to achieve a more random layout of stars. Sprinkle embossing powder over, tap off excess and set with your heat gun.
Die Cut background using the Verso Frame (also diecut the cardbase using the larger die to have a slightly shaped card).
Stamp images on your preferred copic friendly cardstock and fussy cut up to stamped edges. Colours used as follows:
W0, W1, W3, W5
Spider and Shoes
V12, V14, V17
Cider jar, trim on wizard and tab
G12, G14, G16, G17
B000, B00, B02, B05 B18
E0000, E00, E02, BV01
C0, C1, C3, C5
shelf and tab
Blend copic ink over cardstock (using same blues and greens as in other images)
Die cut shapes
I initially coloured the stars but as I fussy cut the wizard out I realised that the stars were going to be too fiddly to fussy cut so I cut them off.
I still wanted the stars to feature so I stamped them onto a piece of acetate using Versamark Ink. Note: Make sure you use plenty of antistatic powder on the acetate to stop excess powder sticking to acetate – it’s tricky to remove otherwise.
Sprinkle on Fine Detail embossing powder and tap off excess. Heat set CAREFULLY with heat gun so you don’t melt the acetate.
Stamp Sentiments onto Scroll and Tab with Versamark Ink and sprinkle over embossing powder and tap off excess.
Zing Embossing Powder – Purple
Ranger Fine Detail embossing powder – White
Set with heat gun.
Using ATG adhere background to card base.
Adhere all images using a mix of glue and dimensional adhesive foam tape.
The days are just rolling by as we deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. As it’s now May, it’s time for a new challenge at AAA Birthday. This month we want to see Things with Wings. Hop on over to the AAA Birthday blog and see what the Design Team have created and a special welcome toEnna as this months guest designer…she has created a STUNNING card this month to inspire you.
Hey everyone. This is the third and final layout for the White with 1 Cyber Crop on Facebook. This time it was a step by step challenge…and I guess that’s why it’s called a challenge because it certainly was for me.
These two kiddos…this is what happens when all goes quiet!!! I snuck the first photo without them knowing I was there. This was taken in 1999 and as they were still in their pyjamas they must have woken up feeling mischevious. I did have a play with the photo in Photoshop before I printed them out and made the background black and white and only had colour for the ‘escapees’ so they stood out better in the photo.