New card I was going to enter into the current Inspired by challenge…but once again I missed the cut off date! Oh well here it is anyway.
Started off with a completely different design idea but couldn’t get it to work how I wanted so decided to go literal with the theme and sketch. I used the Hero Arts Monthly Kit April 2018. Love how it all turned out.
Stamped cacti onto Hammermill cardstock with Momento Tuxedo Black ink.
Such a fun theme at the current Time Out Challenges – Retro with the optional twist of One Layer. My Retro take on this challenge was incorporating Hippie and Flower Power…I had the perfect digistamp from Lily of the Valley – Thoroughly Modern Misses June.
Printed digistamp onto Hammermill cardstock with inkjet printer. This is safe for colouring with alcohol markers.
Fun birthday card using Gerda Steiner Bats stamp set. The images are copic coloured. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts monthly kit and I thought it suited the vampire theme.
The background is ink blended with Ranger Distress Oxide Inks on Bristol cardstock. Super easy to blend on that type of cardstock.
The silhouette bats were stamped in Versafine Clair ink in Nocturne and embossed with clear embossing powder. I realised I had stamped one of the bats upside down so added flight lines to show it flying down from the top.
Hey Ho…welcome back. A fun card using Hero Arts ‘Woodland Creatures‘ and ‘Little Florals‘ (both older stamp sets).
This was started as a one layer card with some ink blending for the background and a small bit of masking to stamp the flowers. The flowers were stamped with Memento Blue ink as I wanted to colour them with copics. I added Couture Creations Liquid Drops 3d Pearls to the centres of the flowers but decided I wanted a bit more interest so I sprinkled glitter over the top while it was still wet.
I had previously stamped and coloured all the images from the stamp set but didn’t use them all. I adhered them in layers, some added directly to the background and others layered with foam adhesive to give some dimension. Finally, added some extra elements – the butterfly trail and the dots for the ground.
Long time no blog…I believe it’s time to publish another post.
I am starting to get into the swing of Xmas cards now and this one turned out great for me. I used the Mama Elephant ‘Me and My Yeti’ and ‘Yeti Sentiments’ stamp sets as well as Hero Arts ‘Winter Scene’ for the background trees and Impression Obsession Christmas Tree dies for the foreground. Those trees were diecut out of Resene Paints paint chips.
The background is simply ink blended with Ranger Distress Oxide inks in Cracked Pistachio and Broken China and then stamped trees with three green oxide inks (Lucky Clover, Twisted Ciron and Peeled Paint).
A new product I tried today was Liquitex Glass Beads Texture Gel. Its a transparent gel that you can also colour with paint, mixed with other mediums or paint directly over the top to achieve different looks. I just used it straight out of the tub and think it gives an icy look rather than an opaque white for snow. The hills were diecut with My Favorite Things ‘Surf and Turf’ die set. All the images were simply copic coloured.
Hope you enjoyed it and have a great day.
Handmade by Pip
Stamps: Mama Elephant, Hero Arts
Dies: Impression Obsession, My Favorite Things
Inks: Ranger Distress Oxides
Other Multi Media: Liquitex Glass Beads Texture Gel
Cardstock: Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, Strathmore Bristol Smooth