Make your own fun – 12 x 12 layout

Hey everyone. I’m entering this layout in the current White with 1 challenge, and there was also a sketch as part of this challenge. I wanted to use these photos which are from a trip to Rarotonga we had in August 2019. I was full up with a cold at the time and I didn’t feel like swimming so I paddled my feet in the pool while my hubby entertained me, hence the Make your Own Fun title.

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Thanks for Everything

I’ll be entering this card in the current Southern Girls Challenge – Someone Special.

Images

  • I used an image from one of the challenge sponsors A Day for DaisiesPotted Gerber Daisies and coloured it with Copics.

Other items

  • I created the base to be a sliding window card. I used the outside frame from the Mama Elephant Fancy Door Frame die set, parts of the Sunny Studio Sliding Window Die and Memory BoxStitched Rectangle Layers.

Sentiment

  • Thanksdie is from Birch Press which has the coordinating shadow. The word was cut out of white glitter paper and coloured with copics. The shadow was cut out of Lawn Fawn cardstock.
  • For Everything‘ was from the Altenew Inked Rose stamp set.

Tip: If you don’t have the right colour glitter card you can colour white or pearl glitter with copic markers. It will then coordinate with the rest of the card and still sparkle.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip


SOSS Ombre Challenge – Guest Designer

I’m thrilled to be a guest designer for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers latest Challenge #130 – Ombre. How many Ombre elements can I fit on one card? At least four as it turns out.

Images

  • Stamped Altenew Layered Cupcake images onto Neenah Solar White cardstock. As there are 2-3 layers for each part of the image I used Altenew Green Meadows, Cherry Blossom and Coffee Break mini ink cubes – Ombre element 1.
  • Diecut with matching die.

Other items

  • Ink blend the three lightest Cherry Blossom inks over three pieces of Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock (super easy to blend on) – Ombre element 2.
  • Using Concord & 9th Bags and Tags die set, diecut edge of each of the pieces of cardstock.
  • Cut down to size for your card base.

Sentiment

  • Stamp out the banner and sentiment using Concord & 9th Here’s the Scoop stamp set.
  • The pole for the banners is the straw stamp in the same set and watercoloured using the same Altenew Inks listed in Image section. Perfect to add Ombre element – Ombre element 3.

Background

  • Ink blend Distress Oxide Ink Tea Dye over Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock.
  • Using the circle stamps in the Layered Cupcake stamp set randomly stamp over background in the Coffee Break ink cube colours to create an ombre look – Ombre element 4.

FINISHING

  • Using ATG adhere background to card base.
  • Adhere pink tablecloth cardstock in layers with foam tape.
  • Adhere cupcakes and banners with foam tape to add dimension (see closeup above).
  • Using darkest of the pink inks ink blend around the bottom edge of the card base.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip


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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


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