21st Congrats

A new card created for a family member. I wanted to try a new technique for the background I had seen recently and it worked perfectly…foiling with gel medium.

Images

I used the Waffle Flower Little Painters images as they are designed to poke out from behind another image, plus they’re very cute.

  • Stamp your images on copic friendly cardstock with Momento Tuxedo Black or another copic friendly ink.
  • Colour with alcohol markers.
  • Cut out with matching dies, Brother Scanncut or fussy cut.

Background

  • Ink blend background with Distress Oxide Inks in Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon. Leave to dry.
  • Place stencil – My Favorite Things Star Celebration – onto card and tape down to crafting surface to stop stencil and card moving.
  • Using a palette knife spread Atelier Heavy Gel medium over stencil.
  • Remove stencil carefully and leave panel to dry.

Tip: The gel medium is dry when the gel becomes transparent and drying times will vary due to climate.

Foiling

  • Heat up laminator – Mine is the Heidi Swapp Mini Minc machine.
  • Place a sheet of foil over the dry panel. I used Gina K Design Heat Reactive Foil.
  • Place panel and foil in a carrier pouch – you can use a folded piece of copy paper if you don’t have the pouches.
  • Run through laminator. I set the heat at a 4. The heat will reactive the gel medium to make it sticky and the foil will adhere to it.

Extra items

Congratulations

  • Cut out My Favorite Things Congratulation circle die out of white cardstock and once out of blue fun foam. Using a blue marker that matches the blues in the card colour the die cuts.
  • Adhere the coloured die cut onto the foam one.
  • Cut out a piece of vellum with a circle die and adhere to the back of the stacked die cuts.

Foiling Numbers

  • Cut the numbers out of cardstock using Altenew Bold Numeral dies.
  • Use the negative portion like a stencil and place on top of another piece of cardstock.
  • Using a palette knife spread Atelier Heavy Gel medium over numbers then remove stencil.
  • Leave to dry, place foil over top and run through a laminator as you did for the background stars.
  • Fussy cut around the numbers or use the original dies to recut the foiled numbers.

Finishing

  • Adhere the critters when you want them positioned. The two back ones are adhered to the congratulations and the front one is adhered to the number.
  • Adhere the numbers with two layers of foam tape to give them dimension and make them slightly higher than the die cut words.
  • Finally adhere the central images to the background and adhere panel to side or top folded cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip


Supplies List

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Waffle Flower Little Painters
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MFT Star Celebration Stencil
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Altenew Bold Numerals Die
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MFT Congratulations
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Momento Tuxedo Black
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Tools Mini Misti
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Gina K Design Heat Reactive Foil
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Distress Oxide Salty Ocean
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Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon
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Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass
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MFT Card Challenge

I created this card for the current My Favorite Things Colour Challenge #108 and Sketch Challenge #418. The My Favorite Things Otterly Love You stamp set is so cute. The stamp images were coloured with Copic markers and die cut with the matching dies.

I started by dry embossing the larger Dienamics Stitched Dome nested die onto the background cardstock and masked off the edges so I could ink blend distress oxide Chipped Sapphire over the shape. I then die cut a smaller dome out of white cards stock and used the Dienamics Ocean Waves dies to cut the top of the dome into wave shapes and added some extra wave shapes. I then blended Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire over the die cut. To make the waves stand out a bit more I also used the waves dies to cut some vellum and offset them behind the waves.

Once the front die was completed I sprinkled water over it and patted it dry with a paper towel to give a watery effect. The sentiment was heat embossed with Hero Arts White embossing powder.

Tip: Make sure the distress oxide ink is completely dry before heat embossing. To check if it’s dry tip some embossing powder over the card and tip off. If any remains then it’s not quite dry. Use a heat tool to dry completely or leave to air dry for longer.

Finally, I added some Liquitex irridescent medium with a brush to the heart and the fish and coloured over the otters nose and eyes with a black marker to make them darker.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip


Supplies List

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Mini Misti
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MFT Otterly Love You
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MFT Dienamics Ocean Waves
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MFT Dynamics Stitched Dome
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
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Versamark
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Distress Oxide Salty Ocean
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Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire
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Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass
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Let’s play rugby

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 Things Double Slider Loop Slot dies for the first time and it worked perfectly.

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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.

Hope you enjoyed learning about this card.

Handmade by Pip


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


MFT Sketch Challenge #395

I thought I should extend myself more by entering another challenge…this time a sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things.

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I had an idea to use a tulle see through window (well not a new idea but a new technique to me!).  Because it made me think of floating I thought the My Favorite Things space themed stamp sets I have would be perfect.  I used the Out of This World set for the stars and sentiment and Space Explorer for the rest of the images.  The circle was die cut with the Dienamics Inside Out Stitched Circle die.

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I stamped the stars with Delicata Silver Ink (first time using it and I LOVE IT) and heat embossed the sentiment with Zing Silver Metallic embossing powder and added a little embossing on the nose of the space ship.  A little bit of extra bling with silver confetti stars too.

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I love how it turned out.

Handmade by Pip


 

Furry Friends

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 Things Party 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.

Hope you liked the variety.

Handmade by Pip


 

Challenge Card No 2 – MFT Color Challenge

Hi again.  Another quick post with card number 2 for the current My Favorite Things Color Challenge 86.

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I  used two of the same products as Card No 1 (blog post for that card HERE) by My Favorite Things – ‘In Paris‘ stamp and die set, ‘Link Frame Oval Chains‘ die.   The images are stamped with the Ripe Raspberry, Orange Zest and Gumdrop Green and coloured in corresponding colours with Prismacolor coloured pencils.  The background cardstock is MFT Blue Yonder. I also applied Wink of Stella to parts of the images but doesn’t show well in photo and added a few diamantes.

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Have a lovely day.

Handmade by Pip