Saturday, 28 April 2018

Ink & Share Blog Hop: Occasions Catalogue

     Hello and welcome to another Ink & Share Blog Hop with this month's theme being the Occasions Catalogue! 

As I was sorting and organizing my stamp sets, I was disappointed to see so many of my stuff are retiring, and most of them are from the Occasions catty. The sad thing is that I haven't even played with two items from my retiring sets...the We Must Celebrate and You're Inspiring sets. So to remedy this, I decided to challenge myself and use both sets for my card for this month's blog hop. And this is what I came up with!
To make this card, I used the masking technique to stamp my three layers of images...one row of daffodils at the bottom, masked using my favorite masking tool: Magic Cover from the dollar store. Then I stamped my second layer which are my cute critters, masked again before stamping my last layer of flowers at the top. 
Hard to see in the picture but here are the masks I used. 
Also, because these stamps were rubber stamps, I used my handy-dandy Stampa-ma-jig to help me position my images. Now it's just a matter of colouring these images in! I used both watercolor pencils and markers to color these. Just like a good ol' coloring book!
I wanted to frame in my art piece, so I cut a frame out of a piece of Basic Black cardstock   (4 1/4 x 5 1/2), leaving a half inch border all around. Then I thought that this was too plain so I decided to gold heat emboss a pattern around my frame, and I chose the stamp from Southern Serenade for this. I adhered my frame onto my art piece using adhesive foam strips for dimesion, and then I just put this whole piece onto a Whisper White card base.
To finish my card, I just gold heat embossed my sentiment from We Must Celebrate on a strip of vellum, then outlined it with a black pen to make it stand out better. For embellishments I just added some glitter enamel dots on my sentiment piece, some Wink of Stella on my flowers, and a gold ribbon bow at the corner.

And that is my card for today's blog hop...I hope you guys like it. It was fun and challenging for me to combine these two stamp sets, and I like the outcome too! A very 'springy' card.

Thank you so much for stopping by and please continue hopping along and sharing in everyone's creativity! Have a lovely day!

Jacqueline Bobeldijk-Schilder

This card will also serve as my entry for this week's Global Design Project theme challenge: Show me the Sunshine, since I think that this card fits the theme perfectly! :)


20 comments:

  1. What an adorable card. It's good enough to frame! Would look cute in a child's bedroom!!

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  2. I like how you used these sets together!

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  3. Thanks! I had fun with these sets😊

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  4. That border really adds to the project. I thought it was a real frame at first glance! Very clever. Karen

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    1. It finishes off the card nicely I think! Thank you😊

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  5. Amazing coloring. I love the way you have brought this stamp set to life. Your gold border on the frame is wonderful. :)

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  6. I love your card!!! Nice colors and a classy frame!
    Jacqueline Bobeldijk

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  7. This is great. You know, I now must go see what this “Magic cover” you speak of is in person.

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  8. Stunning card. Will
    Miss these characters

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    1. Thanks Laura!😊 I will miss these critters too!

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