Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Butterfly Gala

Butterflies are just so pretty, don't ya think so? I have been wanting to play with my gorgeous Butterfly Gala bundle for quite some time, and today was the day for that! This is what I came up with...
 This card was pretty easy and fun to make. I started by stamping the butterflies on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using my Memento ink pad. Then comes the fun part...coloring them in! I used my alcohol markers for this and then topped them all with Wink of Stella for some shimmer.
Cutting my butterflies out was easy with the help of the coordinating Butterfly Duet punch. Next I had a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock (5 1/4" x 5 1/4") and I covered it with a background stamp from the Artisan Textures stamp set in Soft Suede ink. Then I glued down my butterflies around the border of my cardstock, forming a frame. I decided to trim the excess yellow cardstock in my frame so that my butterflies lie against my Soft Suede card base instead, for more contrast. I also added small butterflies punched out from a Gold Foil Sheet and the SAB item Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet.

My sentiment was white heat-embossed on a Starburst punched piece of Soft Suede, and mounted using dimensionals. Finally for a little bit of embellishment I added some Butterfly Elements, another SAB item.

And that is my card for today, I hope you liked it! Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my project, hopefully you got a bit of inspiration from these beautiful butterflies! And don't forget that Sale-a-bration is going on right now until the end of March, so if you want free goodies you better check it out. See ya next time!


Saturday, 26 January 2019

January Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop


Hello and thank you for joining us for our monthly blog hop here at Ink. Stamp. Share. This month's theme is the new Spring/Summer Catalogue...we'll have so much fun with all the new stuff. Let's get started!

For my project for this hop I decided to use the Wonderful Romance bundle. It is a gorgeous stamp set with an equally awesome coordinating die set, the Wonderful Floral Framelits. This is such a beautiful bundle for building a floral bouquet card...and the coordinating dies make this process easier. Here's what I came up with.
To make this card I started by stamping my images with my Memento ink pad on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, then I clear heat-embossed them as well to prevent any bleeding when I colored them in. I used my alcohol markers to color my images, then I simply die-cut them using the coordinating dies. 
To build up my bouquet I die-cut more leaves in Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide cardstock, and the sprig in Crushed Curry cardstock. Next I had a piece of Fresh Fig cardstock (5 1/2" x 4 1/4") that I die-cut the sides of using the leaf border framelit. I first die-cut one side, flipped it over and did the other side. This piece was then layered on top of a Gold Foil sheet (4" x 5 1/2") before being added to my A2 sized Whisper White card base.

Then it was just a matter of arranging all my die-cuts on top of my card, building up my bouquet. My sentiment was gold-heat embossed on a circle piece of Whisper White cardstock (I used my 2" circle punch for this) and layered on a Starburst-punched piece of Gold foil sheet

And that is my card project for today, I hope you guys liked it as much as I did creating it! Keep hopping along with us and be inspired by the very creative projects of the Ink. Stamp. Share team. See ya next time and happy crafting!
January Roll Call






Thursday, 17 January 2019

January Simple Stamping Challenge

I don't know why, but lately I've been doing more and more simple stamping projects. There's just something about these simple cards...a minimalistic beauty. So today I share another one, my response to Stampin' Up's simple stamping challenge for January. For this challenge we are given Valentine's Day as our theme, and we are to create a card using just stamps, ink, a notecard and a punch. Here's what I came up with... 
Looks like a pretty Designer Series Paper, right?! I loved how easy it was to create this card, and how very little supplies I used as well. I started my simple card with a Whisper White card base (A2 size). I decided to use the Forever Lovely stamp set for this project, along with Lovely Lipstick, Old Olive and Gray Granite ink pads. I also opted to use the Pretty Label punch, and a couple of dimensionals. And that is literally all that I used for this card! 

Here's a short video on how I created this simple card...

With all the beautiful simple stamping projects out there, I hope they've inspired you to just get out your stamps and ink pads and just create something beautiful! You don't need much to make a pretty card, and the most important thing is to have fun with it!

Well thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this simple stamping card. Hope to see you next time!



Sunday, 13 January 2019

A Card for all types of Crafters

Hello and Happy New Year!!! It has been a while since my last post, the holidays just got a little too hectic. And with all of my holiday projects, my craft room was just such a disaster that even I was scared to step inside it! So what better excuse to clean up my craft room and start creating again than having my big order from the new catalogue arrive, right?!

Before I start playing with my new products though, I wanted to play with the beautiful First Frost bundle. And since I have been out of the loop for quite a while I decided to make three cards today, one for every type of crafter...the beginner, casual and avid crafters. Let's get started!

THE BEGINNER CRAFTER

Here's for the new stampers, or for people who just want to make simple and quick cards due to time constraints. Simple stamping is a fun way to get people started in card-making. For my card I used a Whisper White card base and stamped my images using four different inks...Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist and Granny Apple Green. I then stamped my sentiment in black Memento ink to make it stand out. And that is all there is to this card, how quick and simple was that?! 

THE CASUAL CRAFTER

Now to step up my simple stamping card, all I did was add layers. I stamped my images exactly the same way as my first card except that my sentiment is now white heat embossed on a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock and cut using my Tailored Tag punch before being adhered to the card using dimensionals. This whole piece was then layered on top of a Rich Razzleberry cardstock, and then onto the card base.

THE AVID CRAFTER

This one's for the crafter who wants to make more intricate and detailed projects. I kept the design similar, but for this card I used the coordinating Frosted Bouquet Framelits and die-cut my images. I wanted my flowers to have a more vibrant color so I used my Aqua Painter to spread the ink a bit. This wiped the detailing out of my flowers though so I re-stamped my images in a darker ink, Gray Granite, and I loved the result! I arranged my images on top of a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock that I ran through my Big Shot with the Tin Tile embossing folder. The sentiment was stamped on a Whisper White cardstock with Rich Razzleberry ink, punched out using the same Tailored Tag punch, then sponged with Rich Razzleberry around the edges. I added some Rhinestone jewels and silver metallic thread for embellishment before adhering my card on the Rich Razzleberry mat and then onto the card base. And lastly, I added some Wink of Stella to my flowers for a little shimmer.

So which type of crafter are you, and which card was your favorite? Whether you're a beginner, casual or avid crafter, what's important is that you're having fun creating and doing what you love! I hope you guys enjoyed today's projects and I thank you so much for stopping by. See you next time and happy crafting!