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.
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’m thrilled to be guest designing for the first time for Create a Smile Stamps. Hopefully you are all thinking about entering a card into the current September Facebook challenge “Cute Critters“.
This is such a cute stamp set called “Cart full of Treasure” and I added three extra balloons to the overall image. All the images are copic coloured and to add the woodgrain texture I overstamped the cart with the wood stamp from the Concord and 9th set Joyful Noel. The cobblestone ground was dry embossed with a Kaisercraft stencil over a RangerDistress Oxide ink blended background and a darker colour blended over the raised portion with an ink dauber.
The speech bubble outline was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with ZingWave embossing powder. I used Ranger Gold coloured embossing powder for the Happy Birthday. After fussy cutting all the images and adhering them with dimensional adhesive dots, the final details of heart embellishments were added and glossy accents applied to the balloons and noses of the koalas.
Hope you enjoyed this card, thanks for stopping by.