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.
Excited to be guest designing for the fabulous Uniquely Creative Stamp company and having a play with the Sloth Pals StampMini Kit that was released recently. Decided to pull out my Prismacolor Coloured Pencils for this card.
The stamp set is Sloth Pals. I stamped them on paper suitable for using coloured pencils using Versafine Onyx Black ink. Cut out with matching dies.
Dry embossed the natural cardstock with the Sprinkles stencil (included in the mini kit).
I left the stencil in place and spread Heavy Gel Gloss medium over the stencil with a spatula. This is a white gel that drys transparent so it gives a subtle background to keep the focus on the coloured images.
I cut down some Uniquely Creative patterned paper for the banner and applied a strip of green foil tape at the bottom.
Using some of the same patterned paper behind the background layer of the card unifies the colour scheme.
Using Distress OxideLucky Clover and Cracked Pistachio I blended the colours in a circle.
I laid out the sloth images so I knew roughly where I wanted to stamp the leaves from the Wreath Builder Elements stamp set. I used Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Just Green for the leaves.
The berry images were stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with Zing Rouge embossing powder.
With the sloths laid temporarily in their final position, I selected a circle die that was just smaller than the outer edge of the blended green background. Holding the die in place I drew random lines and dots around the edge with a Red GlitterKaisercraft Gel Pen.
Tip: As Distress Oxide Inks don’t dry instantly I needed to check that the embossing powder was only going to stick to the stamped images and not to the rest of the background. To check if it’s dry sprinkle some embossing ink over the cardstock and tap off. If it sticks to the background it’s not dry enough yet.
The Sloth Pals Mini Kit comes with four laser cut words. I stamped on top of the word with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Zing Metallic Copper Embossing Powder. I did this twice to give a thicker and smoother finish.
I love to place a stamped sentiment in an interesting position so using my Mini Misti I curved the Happy Birthday around the edge of the circle. It is stamped in Altenew Velvet ink.
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.
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).
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.
Stamped AltenewLayered Cupcake images onto Neenah Solar White cardstock. As there are 2-3 layers for each part of the image I used AltenewGreen Meadows,Cherry Blossom and Coffee Break mini ink cubes – Ombre element 1.
Diecut with matching die.
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 & 9thBags and Tags die set, diecut edge of each of the pieces of cardstock.
Cut down to size for your card base.
Stamp out the banner and sentiment using Concord & 9thHere’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.
I love the Sassy sentiments in Technique Tuesday Sassy Birthday Sentiments stamp sets so this was perfect for my card for the current Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge #128 – K is for Kitties.
Stamp image onto copic cardstock with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink.
Coloured with Copics B00, B000, B02, R14, R 27, R46, R89, V99, R20, R00, E31, E33, E35, E21, E23, E25.
Cut out with Brother Scanncut DX1200.
Using Park LaneMini Heart embossing folder emboss dark brown/grey cardstock.
Cut out shapes for envelopes using dies. I used My Favorite Things Blueprints 29 for the envelope flap and one of the Mama Elephant Flip Slider shape for the envelope base. Just use whatever you have or handcut.
Blend Distress Oxide ink in Frayed Burlep lightly around all the edges of the envelope base and the two angled edges of the flap.
Adhere flap to base. I used 1/8 double sided tape and thin dimension foam to pop the flap up a bit.
Die cut hearts out of red coloured cardstock and adhere to envelope. I used the hearts from My Favorite ThingsTag Builder 5.
Stamp sentiment on same coloured cardstock as base with Versamark Embossing Ink.
Sprinkle Zing Brown Sugar embossing powder over and tap off.
Heat embossing powder with heat tool. I use an Ozito Heat Gun.
Cut out sentiment with the My Favorite Things Blueprints 29 tag.
Using ATG adhere background to card base.
Adhere envelopes with double sided tape.
Adhere image using dimensional foam.
Adhere sentiment with dimensional foam.
Add Wink of Stella clear glitter to all hearts.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.
Handmade by Pip
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