As part of a cardswap group I belong to, each month we are given a technique to make a card with. This month it is a “Scrappy Strip” technique. It is such an easy way to great a really cool background with the added bonus of using all those patterned papers you are hoarding or those scraps you don’t know what to do with!
It’s such a strange time in the world now and if you are dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic please stay safe. As it’s now April, it’s time for a new challenge at AAA Birthday. This month we want DOTS and/or STRIPES. Hop on over to the AAA Birthday blog and see what the Design Team have created and a special welcome toBarbara as this months guest designer…she has created a fabulous card this month.
I’ve needed a push to use some of my older supplies and so I looked at my Stamping Bella stamps when this challenge was posted and have quite a few sets that I bought a while back and haven’t used yet. I also used an older die to cut a stencil for the background, see instructions below. Here is my challenge card to be entered into the current AAA Cards CAS Game #159.
I am entering this card in the current Inspired by Challenge – Pretty Patchwork. I’ve been dying to use some stamps I purchased a while back from Stamping Bella. It’s the amazing Oddball Alice in Wonderland collection and I chose this image which I felt went well with the patchwork theme.
The latest release frosm Stamping Bella includes some cute OddBall images. This card is entered into the latest The Library Challenge which bases the challenge theme on a book – using the cover, or title, or the story.
I love to try and combine more than one stamp set in a card because lets face it…we all have a few more sets than is practical!!! For this card I used WPlus9Wishing You and Stamping BellaScribbled Garden.
A special card for a new baby. Any guesses which gender…
I’ve had this card in mind specifically for the new baby using this digital image ‘Row of boots‘ by Stamping Bella and love how it turned out. Simple copic colouring on boots and booties (digital image from Bugaboo). My Favorite Things Die-namics Congratulations Circle Frame cut out of white cardstock and coloured with copics to mtrch blue in boots. White heat embossed sentiment from My Favorite Things ‘Welcome Baby’.
Images cut out with Brother Scanncut and popped up with foam adhesives to give a bit of dimension. Background paper by Sugar and Spice Studio – Neon.
A little bit of silver, black and red glitter pens and ta dah…it’s finished.
Today I’m showcasing a box card I created recently. Stamping Bella ‘Bubble Chicks’ are the featured images which I coloured with Copics. I wanted to create the effect of the chicks and bubbles floating high above the ground so used die cut tree shapes by My Favorite Things ‘Trees in the Forest’ to create a tree top effect. They are diecut out of cardstock that I had ink blended with Ranger Distress Inks and then splashed water drops over to create a mottled effect.
The house and clouds were die cut with My Favorite Things ‘Home Sweet Home’. The floating effect is achieved by used 250gsm binding cover acetate cut into small strips. This weight of cover is very sturdy.
All of the sky sections were ink blended with Ranger Distress Inks.