I’ve had a really busy last week and haven’t done much cardmaking so decided to use a card challenge to kickstart myself again!
I wanted to use some of my Memory Box floral dies and this colour scheme screams flowers. The Memory Box dies are great because you can use the outline alone, the outline and internal shapes together or just the internal shapes.
I first swiped Ranger Distress Inks in ‘Spun Sugar’ and ‘Picked Raspberry’ over card stock so I could die cut the flowers out. I decided not to use the stem portion of the die and simply cut that off. The dots in the centres of the flowers are Nuvo Crystal Drops in ‘Apple Green’. The sentiment, from the My Favorite Things ‘Label Love’ is stamped in Altenew Crisp Dye Ink ‘Parrot’.
I decided to make a couple more cards with the same colour scheme but a different die from Memory Box – ‘Budding Peony’ and using Nuvo Embellishment Mousse ‘Citrus Green’, ‘Peony Pink’ and ‘Pink Flambe’ instead of Distress Inks, to add a bit of shimmer.
The sentiments are from Paper Smooches and Altenew and I decided to play with the placement a bit as I had seen a fabulous card by May Park of Mayholic Design using the sentiment as the stem.
Hope you enjoy them.
Handmade by Pip
Stamps: Altenew, Paper Smooches
Dies: Memory Box
Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Altenew
Other Multi Media: Nuvo Embellishment Mousse
Cardstock: Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser
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I’m really loving the Stamping Bella images from the Danielle Donaldson collection. They are so lovely to colour and I’ve matched them with some Unity Stamp Company sentiments.
All the images are coloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils on Fabriano Artistico EW watercolour paper. I used Clarity Stencil Brushes and Altenew Crisp Dye Inks to blend the backgrounds over Kaisercraft and Faber Castell stencils. I selected each stencil by matching an element of the image and using complementary colours.
I wanted to add a few extra details to the images so on two of them I added white gel pen dots.
This one I added Wink of Stella shimmer pen and a touch of matching gel pen to the bow.
Finally I used my Brother Scan n Cut to fussy cut each image and used adhesive foam (tape and squares) to create some dimension.
Such fun…more to come.
Handmade by Pip
Stamps: Stamping Bella
Colouring: Derwent Inktense Pencils
Stencil: Kaisercraft, Faber Castell
Inks: Altenew Crisp Dye Ink, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, Fabriano Artistico EW 300gsm, Strathmore Bristol
Other: MISTI Stamping Tool, Foam Adhesive, ATG Gun, Brother Scan n Cut
I’m loving my Katzelkraft stamps at the moment and wanted to use the giraffe from the ‘Les Jungles’ set in a safari scene. I had recently made a card with the Altenew ‘Lotus’ layering stamps and dies and realised that one of the lotus solid stamps turned upside down looks like a tree…perfect for what I wanted to achieve with the look of this card.
I first stamped the giraffe then cut a mask to cover it so I could stamp the background images. I used a couple of Altenew stamp sets – the ‘Lotus’ Stamp and ‘Birch Land’. I used ‘Birch Land’ for the branches and the leaves using second generation stamping and different shades of green ink. While I still had the mask on I used the My Favorite Things ‘Cloud’ stencil for the sky.
I then removed the mask from the giraffe and coloured it simply with Inktense pencils. The sentiment was from the WPlus9 ‘Party Animal’ stamp set. The card front was popped up with craft foam and I added a green strip of washi tape. Once I finished these steps I felt like there was something missing and decided to add three hand drawn birds to the sky with the Zig Cartoonist Mangaka 05 pen (The water-based pigment ink in this pen is also smudge-proof with watercolours and alcohol-based markers once dry).
I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by.
Handmade by Pip
Stamps: Katzelkraft, Altenew, WPlus 9
Colouring: Inktense Pencils
Stencil: My Favorite Things
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Altenew Crisp Dye Ink
Other Mixed Media: Washi tape
Cardstock: Base Cardstock – Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser
Other: MISTI Stamping Tool, ATG Gun
So…I happened to be out shopping at Spotlight for craft supplies the other day…no surprises there! I saw a lovely 6×6 paper stack by DCWV called The Glitter Basics Stack which was on sale so of course I had to have it and I knew the small scale patterns would be perfect with the Altenew Bold Alphabet Dies.
I started by diecutting the letters and built them up with extra letters cut out of black cardstock and adhered together. The background is stamped in Versamark with the My Favorite Things ‘Garden Florish’ background stamp to give a slightly darker colour than the cardstock colour.
I then used the My Favorite Things ‘All Heart’ stamp set for the sentiment and birds. The bird image is coloured with Inktense pencils and then diecut with the matching dies.
Once it was all put together I added Wink of Stella glitter pen over the birds and ta-dah … it’s finished.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
Handmade by Pip
Stamps: My Favorite Things, Altenew
Colouring: Copics, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Gansai Tambi, Inktense Pencils, Prismacolor Pencils
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other Mixed Media: Wink of Stella Clear
Cardstock: Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, My Favorite Things Cardstock ‘Orange Fizz’
Other: MISTI Stamping Tool, Double Sided Tape, ATG Gun
I’m sure we all love a baby card. The sentiments in the My Favorite Things ‘Welcome Baby’ are so much fun and mix so well with the Lawn Fawn ‘Little Bundle’ images. I wanted something simple and clean…(pun intended 🙂 ). I thought by having a circle framed opening it would look like a front opening washing machine.
All the images are copic coloured in neutral colours for a boy or girl. I cut the grey frame with My Favorite Things Dienamics ‘Stitched Circle Frames‘ die 3 times and glued them together to create a raised element. As I was originally going to make it a shaker card I adhered a piece of transparency over the back of the opening but when I put it together I felt that the images didn’t ‘shake’ well so I changed it to the images simply being adhered to the background.
To add some texture to the card I used American Crafts textured cardstock (which I have a big stack of!!) for the frame and behind the clothes. I also popped up the cardfront with white craft foam and layered the clothes to give some extra dimension. I then stamped the sentiment in Altenew Crisp dye ink in ‘Lagoon’.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.
Handmade by Pip
Stamps: Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things
Dies: My Favourite Things, Lawn Fawn
Inks: Altenew, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (used for copic colouring)
Cardstock: Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, American Crafts Textured Cardstock in Grey and White
Other: MISTI Stamping Tool
A couple of farewell cards I made last week to go down to the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research for sale.
The first card has a background blended with Distress Inks over a Cloud Stencil and word cut out with Little Letters dies from My Favorite Things. Plane and heart smoke trail stamps are Plane and Simple from Lawn Fawn. A bit of Glossy Accents on the plane wing and propellor.
The second card is a nod to the work the Malaghan Institute do. Letters cut out from Bronze Metallic card stock with Bold Alphabet Die from Altenew. Chemistry die cuts are from My Favorite Things Chemistry Set and sponged with Distress Inks.
So thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
Handmade by Pip
Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Dies: My Favourite Things, Lawn Fawn, Altenew
Stencil: My Favourite Things
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Colouring: Copics on X-press It Blending card
Cardstock: Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, Metallic Card Stock
Other: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (used for copic colouring), MISTI Stamping Tool, Glossy Accents