All those doggos

Hey there and welcome back.

I had a custom order to complete recently and this is one of the cards I made.  Loved using the Mama Elephant The Dog’s Woof and Lots of Letters stamp sets. I really wanted to try to create different looks for the dogs and had great fun trying out some copic colouring techniques.  I’m not sure which is my favourite but one does look suspiciously like it has chicken pox!

This card also has an interactive element which was pretty easy to create.  I used the My Favorite Things Surf and Turf set.  The photo below shows what appears when the slider is pulled – Mama Elephant Celebration Balloons.

Hopefully the recipient loves it too.

Thanks for stopping by.

Handmade by Pip


 

Dress a Bear – Slider card

There are a few firsts with this card… 1. Making a slider card and 2. Adding a video to my blog.

When I saw the new release stamp set Dress Me Up from Create a Smile Stamps I had an idea to use a slider mechanism to dress the bears. Originally I thought I would have the clothes on the slider but decided (while out walking my doggos and mulling my idea over) to put Mr Bear on the slider instead. Excuse the nakedness 😜.

Watch the video below to view it in motion.

I love how Mr Bear’s clothes turned out… A little bit of checked fabric going on.

Other products used:

  • Mama Elephant Congrats all Round
  • My Favorite Things Dienamics Stitched Rectangle Stax
  • My Favorite Things Wood Plank background stamp
  • Ranger Distress Oxide Inks Ripe Persimmon and Candied Apple

I’ll also be entering this card in the latest Create a Smile challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Handmade by Pip


You just gotta believe…

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.

Birthday Wishes-1

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).

Birthday Wishes-1-2

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.

Birthday Wishes-1-3

Hope you enjoyed it and have a great day.

Handmade by Pip


Supplies

Stamps: Mama Elephant, Hero Arts

Dies: Impression Obsession, My Favorite Things

Colouring: Copics

Inks:  Ranger Distress Oxides

Other Multi Media: Liquitex Glass Beads Texture Gel

Cardstock:  Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, Strathmore Bristol Smooth

Yay…First Blog Post and a card for Graduation Season

I thought it would be fitting to have my first blog post about graduation as it seems to be graduation season around the world.  Congratulations to everyone graduating.

My daughter graduated last week with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Human Genetics) from Victoria University, Wellington and is currently studying for her Masters of Biomedical Science.  She is working on a research project shared between Victoria University and the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research.  If you look on my “Cards for Sale” page you will see that all proceeds from the sale of cards from this blog will be donated to the Malaghan Institute.

There is also a link on that page that will take you directly to the Institute’s website if you wish to learn more about research they are undertaking.

Now, onto the card…or should I say ‘Card in a Box‘.   Continue reading