Totally Tropical

I made this card to enter into the current Seize the Birthday challenge – Totally Tropical . This Avery Elle stamp set is my go to when I want a tropical theme.

products used

  • Avery Elle Tweet Tweet
  • My Favorite ThingsStitched Heart Stax
  • Lia Griffiths – Frosted Tissue
  • Distress Oxides – Salty Ocean, Tumble Glass, Abandoned Coral, Twisted Citron
  • Copics (see colours below)

Images

  • Stamp images on your preferred alcohol marker cardstock, colour and cut out. I used my Brother Scan N Cut. Colours used as follows:
imageCopic colours
ToucanY35/YR02, G14/BG15, BG02/05/07
Orange BirdY35, YR02, BV04
UmbrellaE11/E23, G02/G14/G16

Background

  • Top Layer
    • Cut out hearts using die (this die set puts stitched lines around hearts but that wasn’t the part I used on this card – I’ll put those aside for another card)
    • Ink blend with Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean
  • Card Base
    • Ink blend distress oxide inks Abandoned Coral and Twisted Citron over background.
    • Adhere three colours of fringed frosted tissue to base to fill large heart shape.
  • Adhere top layer to card base.
  • Sentiments
    • Line up sentiments in cut out of two smaller hearts and stamp with black ink.

Finishing

  • Adhere all images using dimensional adhesive foam tape.
  • Adhere crystal embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip


AAA Birthday – Game #13 – Things with Wings

The days are just rolling by as we deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. As it’s now May, it’s time for a new challenge at AAA Birthday. This month we want to see Things with Wings. Hop on over to the AAA Birthday blog and see what the Design Team have created and a special welcome to Enna as this months guest designer…she has created a STUNNING card this month to inspire you.

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MFT Birthday Project Challenge – Beary Best

I created this card for the current My Favorite Things Birthday Project Challenge. It’s not my usual style of card but I love the final feel of the card and hope it inspires you to try something a bit different.

I have a super pretty 12 x 12 pad of patterned paper from Crafters Choice (Pale Garden) which has some stunning floral images so I chose one and based the colour scheme of the images around that. I used the My Favorite ThingsĀ Town Bear and Sweet Sloth stamps set. The stamp images were coloured with Copic markers and die cut with the matching dies.

To make the base I cut out the circle out of the patterned paper using a nesting die and using that die plus one slightly larger I made a skinny frame out of plain white cardstock. I adhered the frame to the patterned paper with glue.

I adhered the cut out circle directly onto the cardbase and arranged the background images on top. I then placed a larger circle of thin vellum over the images to mute the look of them, so the card doesn’t look too busy. I really wanted the little bear to stand out.

Using my ATG I taped the patterned paper to the cardbase and then popped up the cutey pie bear and the clouds using dimensional foam.

To finish off I used a corner rounder on two of the corners and that’s it done.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip

AAA Birthday – Game #12 – Dots and/or Stripes

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 to Barbara as this months guest designer…she has created a fabulous card this month.

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