Hi everyone, time for another challenge at AAA Birthday. This month it’s a colour palette theme. Come along to the AAA Birthday blog and see what the Design Team has created and a special welcome to Trina as this months Guest Designer.
I wasn’t sure where I was going initially with the colour scheme and you only have to include at least two of the colours but I ended up using all the of them.
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.
Boy, a week goes fast…I was too late to enter this card into the previous CA(s)E this sketch challenge but here it is anyway.
Step 1 – Mask the shape with your preferred masking material.
Step 2 – Ink blend distress oxide inks over background. I used Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire.
Step 3 – Die cut sun shape from Concord & 9th Shine On stamp and die set.
Step 4 – Ink blend Distress Oxide inks on a separate piece of cardstock and adhere behind die cut opening. I used Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Wild Honey.
Step 5 – Stamp images onto copic friendly cardstock (I use Hammermill brand) with copic friendly ink – Momento Tuxedo Black.
Step 6 – colour images with alcohol markers.
Step 7 – I used my Brother Scan n Cut DX1200 to cut around images. Otherwise you can die cut with coordinating dies or fussy cut.
Step 8 – Add extra details. I had to add sand for the Sandy Toes so used three different shades of Altenew Inks to suggest sand. I also added some white gel pen to shorts and blue glitter gel pen to hat.
Step 9 – Stamp sentiment. I laid out my images without adhering to check exact location of sentiment and stamped sentiment with my Mini Misti.
Step 10 – Adhere images with dimensional foam to pop up images.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.
Handmade by Pip
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Hello again. This is a custom order I created recently. Happy I managed to purchase some of the Lily of The Valley digistamps before they stopped selling them and this image was a perfect fit for the recipient – Rugby Mad. Wanted to also try the My Favorite ThingsDouble Slider Loop Slot dies for the first time and it worked perfectly.
The Mama Elephant Swinging Borders and Lots of Letters sets were the perfect size to add in the corner as was the Sun from Concord and 9th Shine On. Of course, my go to cloud stencil from My Favorite Things along with their grass stencil makes the perfect background.
Finally used one of those techniques shown on YouTube (you know the myriad of crafty video tutorials we all watch but never get round to trying)…and it turned out better than I imagined.
I used the Christmas Rose Bouquet from WPlus9 and the dies from Concord & 9th Season of Cheer. After colouring the image that I had stamped twice onto copic friendly cardstock all that was left to do was complete the frosting technique.
Before I committed to frosting the panel I decided to try my glitter on a smaller image just in case it covered up too much of the colouring.
The frosting technique is just double sided adhesive (I used Elizabeth Craft Tape which is very thin) adhered over the image and then glitter sprinked on top and burnished with you finger. Shake any extra off.
TIP: Head over to Therese Calvird’s blog at http://www.lostinpaper.com if you want to watch a video of this technique. or find her on YouTube.
Hope you try this soon. I’ll definitely be making a few more cards using this technique.
Love the latest release by Concord & 9th. Decided to stick to using the Furry Friends stamps with matching dies for this set of cards (all except for the last card which used My Favorite ThingsParty die) and I hope you love what I’ve created. I started by stamping all the images to try out some colour combinations using Altenew Crisp Dye Inks. The layouts came together relatively quickly so the biggest decisions I had to make were which Die Cuts with a View patterned papers to use.
Tip: Added bling with crystals.
Tip: The gold foil on the paper made my decision for the embossed sentiment easy. Using vellum between the layers help to make the deer stand out.
Tip: Adding hearts out of the same glitter paper as frame added some extra interest.
Tip: Added diamante heart to continue the theme of marriage.
Tip: Masked off each set of colours on paper so I could stamp the wreath in co-ordinating inks. Added Glossy Accents to wreath for dimension.
Tip: Added vellum to help the panda face stand out. Added gold thread to add a bit of interest.
Used Concord & 9thBits and Pieces Stamp set. These stamps are leaves but the shape works perfectly for hearts. Stamped with AltenewWarm Greys mini cube set and die cut with matching die for the popped up elements. I wanted to add something to the background so in this same set is a stripe which I stamped in the same warm greys. Added the black by stamping the three berries stamp from the Concord & 9thMagnolia Wreath set. I added some Nuvo Jewel Drops in Grey Mist to these.
The sentiment is the Lawn FawnHappy Happy Happy. Loved how I could add the black into the card without it being overwhelming. That happy makes me happy!
This is the inspiration photo from the challenge and I’ve used the colours plus the branch effect. Super happy how this turned out.
A quick-ish birthday card today. Love this quirkly set by Stampin Up.
Stamped with Versafine ink on Watercolour paper. Coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils. Added the orange accents with Kaisercraft Glitter Gel pens (didn’t photograph well) and accented the chickens hair (do chickens have hair?) with blue glitter pen.
Used American Craft cardstock in denim and the Concord & 9th Many Thanks die set (I think this is going to be a favourite of mine this year) for the speech bubble.
This month’s Challenge for Concord & 9th is “Anything goes”.
Here is my card for this challenge. A Christmas Card using different layers of the Concord & 9thMagnolia Wreath Stamp Set and matching die. I decided to use different paper products to differentiate the layers.
Top layer: Stamped on card with Altenew Ink and then a bit of Wink of Stella sparkle. I also cut this die cut into smaller parts to enable better positioning.
Second Layer: Stamped on Vellum with Hero ArtsUnicorn White Pigment Ink
Third Layer: Plain die cut cardstock
Bottom Layer: Stamped on base card.
I used the “Joy” die from Taylored Expressions and triple embossed it with ZingMetallic Embossing Powder. The sentiment is from the same set and simply stamped in Altenew Ink. Fininshed off with a few Nuvo Crystal Drops in White (I may have gone a bit overboard on these!).
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Handmade by Pip
Other Supplies not mentioned above
Cardstock: Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser,
My Favorite Things White Cardstock, My Favorite Things Vellum