As part of a cardswap group I belong to, each month we are given a technique to make a card with. This month it is a “Scrappy Strip” technique. It is such an easy way to great a really cool background with the added bonus of using all those patterned papers you are hoarding or those scraps you don’t know what to do with!
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 toBarbara as this months guest designer…she has created a fabulous card this month.
I’ve needed a push to use some of my older supplies and so I looked at my Stamping Bella stamps when this challenge was posted and have quite a few sets that I bought a while back and haven’t used yet. I also used an older die to cut a stencil for the background, see instructions below. Here is my challenge card to be entered into the current AAA Cards CAS Game #159.
I love to try and combine more than one stamp set in a card because lets face it…we all have a few more sets than is practical!!! For this card I used WPlus9Wishing You and Stamping BellaScribbled Garden.
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.
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