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.

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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


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.

Video

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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Musical twist challenge

I’m really enjoying entering more card challenges this year. This card is for the current AAA Cards Case Game #134.

Images

  • Stamped Penny Black Jazzy Cats image onto paper appropriate to use with coloured pencils with Versafine Nocturne ink.
  • Colour with Prismacolor coloured pencils. Cat – 945 Sienna Brown, 997 Beige, 944, Terra Cotta, 937 Tuscan Red, 928 Blush Pink, 1014 Deco Pink. Cello – 941 Light Umber, 946 Dark Brown, 947 Dark Umber, Black.
  • Fussy cut by hand.

Tip 1: When fussy cutting image by hand you can be left with the white core of the cardstock showing around the edge. Run a black marker around the outside edge of the image to hide the white. This can hide some not so perfect cutting as well.

Other items

  • Using Lawn Fawn Little Music Notes die set, diecut the notes out of glitter cardstock.
  • Diecut the music paper lines out of foiled cardstock.
  • Adhere the notes to the music lines with liquid glue

Sentiment

  • Place the cardbase (kraft cardstock) in a Mini Misti.
  • Temporarily place the image and die cuts on the cardbase.
  • Position the Uniquely Creative Block Outline sentiment where you wish to stamp it and pick up with the misti door (see Tip 2 below)
  • Remove image and die cuts and stamp with Versafine Nocturne ink.
  • Coloured with Prismacolor coloured pencils – 905 Aquamarine, 1027 Peacock Blue.

Tip 2: The sentiment was orignally “You Totally Rock” but this was too long for what I wanted so I cut it apart and justs used the “You Rock”. Don’t panic too much doing this…you can still use the entire original sentiment another time – the cut ends will match up.

Background

  • When I fussy cut the cat image I cut off the whiskers as they would have been fiddly to cut around. To add them back into the image I just restamped the cat onto the background kraft cardstock and will adhere cutout image over the top.

Finishing

  • Using ATG adhere background to card base.
  • Adhere music notes to cardbase using liquid glue.
  • Adhere cat over prestamped image with dimensional foam.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip


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