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


Frosty Christmas

Finally used one of those techniques shown on YouTube (you know the myriad of crafty video tutorials we all watch but never get round to trying)…and it turned out better than I imagined.

I used the Christmas Rose Bouquet from WPlus9 and the dies from Concord & 9th Season of Cheer.   After colouring the image that I had stamped twice onto copic friendly cardstock all that was left to do was complete the frosting technique.

Before I committed to frosting the panel I decided to try my glitter on a smaller image just in case it covered up too much of the colouring.  

Practice image made into a card – used Hello Bluebird Littles Holidays Extra stamps, and Typed Christmas sentiment.  patterned paper from Die Cuts with a View and Penny Black Antique Frame nested dies.

Here is the image before the frostiness commenced.

The frosting technique is just double sided adhesive (I used Elizabeth Craft Tape which is very thin) adhered over the image and then glitter sprinked on top and burnished with you finger.  Shake any extra off.  

TIP: Head over to Therese Calvird’s blog at http://www.lostinpaper.com if you want to watch a video of this technique. or find her on YouTube.

Hope you try this soon.  I’ll definitely be making a few more cards using this technique.

Handmade by Pip


A Novel Birthday…

Welcome to my blog today.  I have a birthday card with the main image by Stamping Bella Uptown Girl ‘Betty loves Books‘.  Stamping Bella images are great to colour, not too much detail that you get overwhelmed but enough to do a bit of simple blending with copics to give dimension to the dress.

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I stamped, coloured and diecut a vase of flowers from My Favorte Things ‘Our Story’ stamp set to replace the apple that was in the original image…the recipient of this card doesn’t like fruit!!!  I also coloured and cut out the book again and popped it up with thin foam adhesive.

The sentiment was also from ‘Our Story’ and I placed it vertically to echo the feel of the stacks of books and those lovely long legs of Betty.

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I always struggle with backgrounds.  I wanted something subtle but also a little bit special and knew this could be achieved with Ranger Perfect Pearls.  I first stamped the background using My Favorite Things ‘Denim’ stamp with the sticky ink that comes with the Perfect Pearls (you can also use Versamark).  I then dusted the Perfect Pearls over the top, brushed the excess off and misted it lightly with water to set the Perfect Pearls.

The final step was to apply some clear Wink of Stella to the book and vase, Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flowers and some glossy accents to the glasses…so cute!

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Hope you enjoyed this card.

Handmade by Pip


Supplies

Stamps: Stamping Bella, My Favorite Things

Dies: My Favorite Things

Colouring: Copics

Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Other Multi Media: Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, Nuvo Drops, Ranger Perfect Pearls

Cardstock: Fabriano Bristol 250gsm, Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser

Other: Brother Scan n Cut

Challenge yourself

Hi Everyone.  Just a quick post today to enter this card into three challenges.

The hearts from My Favorite Things ‘All Heart’ were stamped in Versamark Ink, heated embossed with Zing Red Glitter powder, cut out with matching die and popped up on craft foam.  I then masked off the square on the black cardstock and applied Hero Arts Pigment Ink in ‘Unicorn’ over a Faber Castell diamond stencil.  The sentiment, also from My Favorite Things ‘All Heart’ was embossed in Hero Arts white powder, as was the line from Concord and 9th ‘Stripe Builder’ stamp set.  The most challenging thing about this card was taking the photo…who knew how tricky it is to take a photo of black cardstock!!!

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I’ll be linking this card up with the following three challenges:

Casology ‘Diamond’ 

Week 258 - Diamond

Cas(e) this Sketch #231

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The Challenge #92

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Thanks for stopping by today.

Handmade by Pip


Supplies

Stamps: My Favorite Things, Concord and 9th

Dies: My Favorite Things

Inks:  Hero Arts, Versamark

Other Multi Media: Zing Embossing Powder, Hero Arts Embossing Powder

Cardstock:  Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, Black

Other: Ozito Heat Gun, MISTI, ATG Gun

Pink, Green & White…

I’ve had a really busy last week and haven’t done much cardmaking so decided to use a card challenge to kickstart myself again!

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I wanted to use some of my Memory Box floral dies and this colour scheme screams flowers. The Memory Box dies are great because you can use the outline alone, the outline and internal shapes together or just the internal shapes.

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I first swiped Ranger Distress Inks in ‘Spun Sugar’ and ‘Picked Raspberry’ over card stock so I could die cut the flowers out.  I decided not to use the stem portion of the die and simply cut that off.  The dots in the centres of the flowers are Nuvo Crystal Drops in ‘Apple Green’.  The sentiment, from the My Favorite Things ‘Label Love’ is stamped in Altenew Crisp Dye Ink ‘Parrot’.

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I decided to make a couple more cards with the same colour scheme but a different die from Memory Box – ‘Budding Peony’ and using Nuvo Embellishment Mousse ‘Citrus Green’, ‘Peony Pink’ and ‘Pink Flambe’ instead of Distress Inks, to add a bit of shimmer.

The sentiments are from Paper Smooches and Altenew and I decided to play with the placement a bit as I had seen a fabulous card by May Park of Mayholic Design using the sentiment as the stem.

Hope you enjoy them.

Handmade by Pip


Supplies

Stamps: Altenew, Paper Smooches

Dies: Memory Box

Inks:  Ranger Distress Ink, Altenew

Other Multi Media: Nuvo Embellishment Mousse

Cardstock: Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser

 

Fall in Love…

Just a quick card post today.  As it’s the middle of winter here in the Southern Hemisphere I found the Color Throwdown challenge colours would be perfect for this card.

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Fall in love-1I had found the perfect wintery image in my stash of Unity Stamp Company Kit of the Month Sept 2016 ‘Moments between Moments‘.  I stamped it in the three colours of the challenge in Distress Ink first and then used my water brush to soften and spread the colours.  The white was the card base.  As I had used my MISTI to stamp the image and had left the stamp in place, once I was happy with the colours I placed the card back into my MISTI and restamped with Versafine Onyx Black.  I deepened some of the shading with watered down distress ink then stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed with Zing Metallic Blue.

And that’s it…☺.

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Handmade by Pip


Supplies

Stamps: Unity Stamps

Colouring: Ranger Distress Ink – Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade,  Abandoned Coral, Faded Jeans

Inks:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Ink

Other Multi Media: Zing Embossing Powder

Cardstock:  Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, Canson XL 300g Cold Pressed Watercolor,

Other: MISTI Stamping Tool, ATG Gun, Heat Gun

New technique – window card

Hi there

I tried out a new technique today that was inspired by a card I saw on Instagram made by Cards by Christine.  I decided on an ocean theme and I wanted to use some Create a Smile stamps and a new set of Ocean wave dies from My Favorite Things.

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It came together reasonably quickly apart from a couple of false starts with the image colouring.  I also applied Wink of Stella clear shimmer to the two narwhols (haven’t worked out how to photograph shimmer yet).  The two back layers of the waves and the mama (or papa) narwhol are behind the clear window with the baby and front panel adhered to the front.

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The senitment is from Avery Elle “Bubbles”  and I heat embossed it 3 times in Zing Embossing Powder colour “Wave” (appropriately named aye!) to give a bit of extra dimension.

The clouds from My Favorite Things are ink blended on the inside of the card in Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Salty Ocean” (again.. appropriate colour name!).

This card could be used for a overseas trip, new baby or birthday.

Thanks for stopping by.

Handmade by Pip


Supplies

Stamps: Create a Smile, Avery Elle

Dies: My Favorite Things

Colouring: Derwent Inktense Pencils

Stencil: My Favorite Things

Inks:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Danube Blue, District Ink Salty Ocean

Other Multi Media: Zing Embossing Powder, Wink of Stella Clear

Cardstock:  Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, Fabriano Artistico EW 300gsm, American Crafts textured card, GBC 250gm Clear Binding Cover

Other: MISTI Stamping Tool, ATG Gun, Heat Gun

 

Stamping Bella Beauties

I’m really loving the Stamping Bella images from the Danielle Donaldson collection.  They are so lovely to colour and I’ve matched them with some Unity Stamp Company sentiments.

All the images are coloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils on Fabriano Artistico EW watercolour paper.  I used Clarity Stencil Brushes and Altenew Crisp Dye Inks to blend the backgrounds over Kaisercraft and Faber Castell stencils.  I selected each stencil by matching an element of  the image and using complementary colours.

I wanted to add a few extra details to the images so on two of them I added white gel pen dots.

This one I  added Wink of Stella shimmer pen and a touch of matching gel pen to the bow.

Finally I used my Brother Scan n Cut to fussy cut each image and used adhesive foam (tape and squares) to create some dimension.

Such fun…more to come.

 

Handmade by Pip


Supplies

Stamps: Stamping Bella

Colouring: Derwent Inktense Pencils

Stencil: Kaisercraft, Faber Castell

Inks:      Altenew Crisp Dye Ink, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black

Cardstock:  Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, Fabriano Artistico EW 300gsm, Strathmore Bristol

Other: MISTI Stamping Tool, Foam Adhesive, ATG Gun, Brother Scan n Cut