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
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!
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.
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’.
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
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
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.
I 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…☺.
Handmade by Pip
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