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.
Handmade by Pip
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
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.
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.
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!
Hope you enjoyed this card.
Handmade by Pip
Stamps: Stamping Bella, My Favorite Things
Dies: My Favorite Things
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
I’m sure we all love a baby card. The sentiments in the My Favorite Things ‘Welcome Baby’ are so much fun and mix so well with the Lawn Fawn ‘Little 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.
All the images are copic coloured in neutral colours for a boy or girl. I cut the grey frame with My Favorite Things Dienamics ‘Stitched 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.
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)
Cardstock: Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, American Crafts Textured Cardstock in Grey and White
Other: MISTI Stamping Tool