AAA Birthday Design Team

I’m very excited to announce I am joining the Design Team at AAA Birthday Challenge. I still can’t quite believe I was selected and they have an amazing team of designers to give you inspiration for each monthly challenge. There is still time to play along with the June Challenge “Use Water Colours”.

This months challenge is Using Watercolours so I had a play with some metallic watercolours and Inktense Pencils which you can use like watercolours.

background

  • Washed Gansai Tambi Blue Gold over a sheet of textured paper.

Images and Background

  • Mouse image from Penny Black Critter Love.
  • Coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils which act like watercolours but when dry are permanent.
    • MiceWillow 1900, Baked Earth 1800 and Cherry 0510
    • Moon Iris Blue 0900 and Bright Blue 1000
    • Heart Cherry 0510

Other items

Stars

  • Using Bright Blue Inktense Pencil I washed colour over a piece of cardstock and dried it with a heat gun.
  • Washed Gamsai Tambi White Gold over the top of the blue and dried it again.
  • Die cut using the stars from the My Favorite Things Tag Builder Blueprint 6 set.

hearts

  • Using the Cherry Inktense Pencil washed a small amount over a piece of cardstock and dried it.
  • Washed Gamsai Tambi White Gold over the top of the red and dried it again.
  • Die cut with the larger heart from the My Favorite Things Tag Builder Blueprint 6 set.
  • I ended up adding some more of the Cherry colour over the top of the white gold to add a bit more depth of colour.

sentiment

  • Using the left over blue coloured cardstock from the stars I stamped Birthday Hugs from the My Favorite Things Label Maker Sentiments with Delicata Golden Glitz Ink.
  • I used my Mini Misti to do the stamping so I could stamp 3 times to build up the golden ink colour.

fINISHING

  • I decided I didn’t want to but down the background to make a normal size card so I make it into an A5 size. Simply folded A4 cardstock in half.
  • To add a it more interest behind the main panel I cut down some gold patterned vellum from Rosies Vellum and Foil paper pack.
  • I wanted different layers of dimension on the card so I adhered the stars with Multi Matt Medium directly to the background. The star and mice were adhered with 1mm thick adhesive foam pads and the sentiment with thicker foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip


Love…Happy…Yay

YAY…I’m HAPPY in LOVE with this one layer card. This is my second card I’ll be entering in the current AAA Birthday Card Challenge. I decided to leave “BIRTHDAY” off the front of the card so this could be used for celebrations other than birthdays. Just add the occasion sentiment on the inside of the card.

Images and Background

  • The stamp set is Party Pals from Avery Elle. I stamped them on Copic friendly cardstock as I knew I particularly wanted to colour a background.
  • The words are coloured using 2-3 colours but I left the stars just one colour.
  • I ruled the lines with a copic friendly thin black marker and used the Warm Greys from the copic range to add depth to the background panelling.
  • I also used the Neutral greys to add drop shadows behind the words and the stars.

Other items

  • I used some brads to imitate the banner being attached to the wall. I’ve had them for ages and they happened to match my colour scheme perfectly.
  • To finish off I added Glossy Accents to the words to give an extra bit of dimension (see photos below).

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip


Aloha…ready for a party?

Box cards are a great way to use up patterened paper, expecially those gorgeous double sided paper pads. I’ll be entering this card in the current AAA Birthday Card Challenge.

Images

  • All the images are from Avery Elle stamp sets – Tropics, Tweet Tweet and Market Stand.
  • The leaves and flowers are stamped with Altenew Inks, a little bit of copic colouring and Nuvo Crystal Drops in White for the centres of the flowers. All the other images are copic coloured.
  • The overlay for the front of the Tiki Bar is a Kaisercraft Texture Woven die, coloured with copics and cut down to fit.

Other items

  • Patterned paper is from DCWV Tropicana.
  • Box Card template is Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop Up.
  • Tag for writing message on (see very last photo) made with the Mama Elephant Tags Alot and Lawn Fawn Stitched Gift Card Pocket.
  • Highlights to images drawn with Signo Gel Pen in White.

Sentiment

  • Die cut tags out of patterned paper and translucent vellum with Sizzix Triplits Banner dies, stamp sentiment in Versafine Claire Nocturne, layered and stapled to font.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip