Have a beautiful day…

A friend is turning 60 shortly and I found the perfect images to use from Mo’s Digital Pencil. I used three digi stamps – Eileen, Potters Corner and Garden Shed Background.

Images

All the images were printed with my inkjet printer onto copic friendly cardstock so I could colour them all with alcohol markers. The potters corner files comes with each item separated so you can build the scene as you want. On the front of the card I added the pot plants in the window and the grow sign onto the front of the shed. As I wanted the scene to be a smaller size the fence didn’t reach the edge of the panel so I freehand drew three more bushes to fill out the scene.

I added the sentiment on the front by stamping a sentiment from My Favorite Things You give me butterflies stamp set onto coloured cardstock with Versamark Embossing Ink. I sprinkled Zing Copper Embossing Powder over the sentiment and heat embossed with an Ozito Heat Tool.

Inside card

The images I used for the inside are cut out with my Brother Scanncut DX1200. I wanted the inside of the card to reflect the inside of the garden shed so I hand drew the panelling of the walls with 4 shades of Copic Markers – W0, W1, W3, W5. The floor was ink blended with Distress Oxide Scattered Straw and Brushed Corduroy. I flicked on some extra Brushed Corduroy to give a more dirt look to the floor.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip


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Looking Sharp

Fun birthday card using Gerda Steiner Bats stamp set. The images are copic coloured. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts monthly kit and I thought it suited the vampire theme.

The background is ink blended with Ranger Distress Oxide Inks on Bristol cardstock. Super easy to blend on that type of cardstock.

The silhouette bats were stamped in Versafine Clair ink in Nocturne and embossed with clear embossing powder. I realised I had stamped one of the bats upside down so added flight lines to show it flying down from the top.

Thanks for stopping by.

Handmade by Pip


Float on…

My third card using Create a Smile Stamps Gull Gang.

I think the water ripple stamp is supposed to be used as the aerial view of wood but I thought I could use it as part of the seagull floating. Heat embossed with Zing embossing powder in Wave. I then ink blended Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide over the top.

I also embossed the ripples onto vellum and cut out so I could make a focal point of the seagull. Adhered it with glossy accents. The seagull was simply copic coloured. The sentiment is from Wplus9 Whole Lotta Happy and heat embossed in Hero Arts white embossing powder.

Final touches by adding white gel pen ripples, droplet embellishments and glossy accent beak on seagull… And it’s done.

I’ll be entering this into the Create a Smile Facebook page challenge ‘Summer’.

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.

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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).

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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.

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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

Buzz…buzz…buzz

Have you heard the Buzz? This is my entry for the current Color Throwdown #ctd456.  A new stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps ‘Busy Bees’ with the matching sentiment set ‘Bee-You-Tiful’. Heard the Buzz-1swatch456

I started with stamping the background with the Concord & 9th ‘Stripe Builder’ and Altenew Crisp Dye Inks and practised my plaid background designs.  I then simply stamped the images I wanted to use, coloured them with copics and  cut them out with my Brother Scan n Cut.  I popped the images up with various heights of foam adhesives to add extra dimension.

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The extra little dotted flying lines and a few mini jewels in the centre of the flowers finish it off.

Handmade by Pip


Supplies

Stamps: Concord & 9th, Honey Bee Stamps

Colouring: Copics

Inks:  Altenew Crisp Dye Ink

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

 

 

 

Casology Challenge #261

When I saw this cue card I knew I had at least three stamp sets I wanted to use soooo…here they are.  There are 4 in total I’ve entered into the Casology Challenge #261 so I’ll try to keep the words to a minimum.

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Card No 1

Spritzed cardstock with Heidi Swapp Color Shine ‘Citron’, diecut with leaves from Kaisercraft ‘Poinsettia’ and adhered the negative pieces of the diecut.  Monkey and sentiment from My Favorite Things ‘Sweet Safari’.

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Card No 2

Cardstock spritzed with Heidi Swapp Color Shine ‘Citron’. Background diecut (brand unknown) and used all of the pieces.  Cut the die cut down with the My Favorite Things ‘Stitched Dome Stax’.  The leaves were die cut from Kaisercraft ‘Poinsettia’ but this time used the positive cuts in white card.  Giraffe and sentiment are from WPlus9 ‘Party Animal’ and coloured using Derwent Inktense Pencils.Safari-1-3

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Card No 3

I’ve been wanting to use this elephant from Katzelkraft ‘Les Jungles’ and wanted to keep it simple. Coloured with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  Sentiment is from Gerda Steiner ‘Monster Fun’.

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And finally Card No 4

Die cut Craft Wise ‘Scalloped circle’ out of American Craft cardstock.  Placed some DCWV zebra patterned paper behind and once again used the Kaisercraft ‘Poinsettia’ leaves.  Zebra and sentiment is My Favorite Things ‘Sweet Safari’ coloured with Copics.  The sentiment is heat embossed in Hero Arts White as it needs a bit of dimension when stamped on textured card.

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So that’s it…hope you liked them.

Handmade by Pip


 

Bubble Chicks Box Card

Hello everyone

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.

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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.

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All of the sky sections were ink blended with Ranger Distress Inks.

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Handmade by Pip


Supplies

Stamps: Stamping Bella

Dies: My Favorite Things, Stamping Bella

Colouring: Copics (Y15, Y19, YR15, B000, B00, B12),

Inks: Distress Inks (Salty Ocean, Lucky Clover, Twisted Citron)

Other Multi Media: Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Cardstock:  Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, Gordon Harris 350gsm Smooth Card Stock

 

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

A bit of Cute Laundry

I’m sure we all love a baby card.  The sentiments in the My Favorite ThingsWelcome Baby’ are so much fun and mix so well with the Lawn FawnLittle Bundle’ images.   I wanted something simple and clean…(pun intended 🙂 ).  I thought by having a circle framed opening it would look like a front opening washing machine.

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All the images are copic coloured in neutral colours for a boy or girl.  I cut the grey frame with My Favorite Things DienamicsStitched Circle Frames‘ die 3 times and glued them together to create a raised element.  As I was originally going to make it a shaker card I adhered a piece of transparency over the back of the opening but when I put it together I felt that the images didn’t ‘shake’ well so I changed it to the images simply being adhered to the background.

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To add some texture to the card I used American Crafts textured cardstock (which I have a big stack of!!)  for the frame and behind the clothes.  I also popped up the cardfront with white craft foam and layered the clothes to give some extra dimension.  I then stamped the sentiment in Altenew Crisp dye ink in ‘Lagoon’.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip


Stamps: Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things

Dies: My Favourite Things, Lawn Fawn

Inks: Altenew, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (used for copic colouring)

Colouring: Copics

Cardstock: Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, American Crafts Textured Cardstock in Grey and White

Other: MISTI Stamping Tool