Showing posts with label Spellbinders. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spellbinders. Show all posts

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Card Patterns #155

Saturday and time for another fun Card Patterns sketch. This week we are sponsored by DRS Designs rubber stamps. Remember to check out the Card Patterns blog to see the work of the rest of the DT.

I always enjoy circle elements on a sketch. Here’s the sketch:


Here’s my card:


I started out with the circle, gluing botanical text paper to grungepaper and die cutting a circle. Then several layers of Picket Fence Distress Stain was added to the text paper to tone it down. The Vertical Triple Tree stamp was stamped three times using Archival Olive ink and a stamp positioned for precise placement. The edges were inked a bit. For the border piece one edge of the Fanfare Square frame was white embossed three times on manila cardstock. Then the piece was inked with Bundled Sage and Pine Needles and misted with a bit of water. The great little sentiment was also white embossed on manila cardstock and then inked with Frayed Burlap. I used a lace die to cut strips from green Kraft core paper, sanded a bit and added them to the joint between the two background papers.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

Supplies: DRS Designs: Vertical Triple Tree, One Line Happy Thoughts Greeting, Fanfare Square; Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap, Pine Needles, Bundled Sage; Distress Stain: Picket Fence; Archival ink Olive; Tim Holtz patterned paper; Ranger manila cardstock; Spellbinders circle die; Sizzix Tim Holtz Vintage Lace die; buttons; twine.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hello card

This card is for two Winterfest challenges at the Stamping Board on Two Peas, the Border Punch (use at least two border punches) and Different Shaped Card challenges. It is also for this month’s Hero Arts challenge (hello cards).


I used a Spellbinders die to cut the card from a piece of watercolour paper inked with Distress Inks (first smeared on my craft sheet and misted with water). I used a iron gate border punch as a border underneath the stamped flowers and the birds are cut from a piece of paper punched with a birds-on-a-wire border punch. The flower panel and text background were stamped with Versafine Olympia Green.

Thank you for visiting!

Supplies: Hero Arts stamps: Untitled Love AC004, All Occasion Messages, Thank You Definition CG268; Distress Ink: Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive; Versafine Olympia Green; Martha Stewart Birds on a wire and Iron Gate border punches; Spellbinders labels die; string; heart brad; Kaisercraft rhinestones.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Card Patterns sketch#152

Here’s my card for this week’s Card Patterns sketch #152. This week we are sponsored by Sparkle Creations and I got to play with this fun Backpack Oliver stamp.

Here's the great sketch designed by Tracy:


And this is my card:


The boy was stamped and clear embossed on watercolour paper and coloured with Distress Inks smeared on my craft sheet, lightly misted and applied with a paint brush. When the first layer had dried completely, I added some texture to the hair, jersey and pants using a dryer brush (stipling and dragging the brush across the paper). It is important that the first layer of ink is completely dry before doing this second step. The sentiment was stamped on ledger paper and cut into three parts. I also used a maths paper and some staples to fit with the theme of the card.

Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Card Patterns blog for the cards made by the rest of the DT.

Supplies: Sparkle Creations Backpack Oliver stamp; Distress Ink: Stormy Sky, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap; Fired Brick; BasicGrey, 7Gypsies and unknown patterned paper; paper flowers; MFT number die; Spellbinders label die; Glossy Accents; Kaisercraft stickers; red staples.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas card set

I hope everyone had a great Christmas! We had a wonderful time and a lot of fun. I was a bit off-line during Christmas, so I forgot to post my last Christmas card post for this year. I was planning to have posted it on Christmas Day. This set of cards is for the Hero Arts December challenge (card set and sketch theme). I am sorry about the poor group photo of the four cards, the cards were already given away when I realised just how bad that photo is.


This is my favourite of the four cards, because of the way the light shines on the manger:


The four cards are basically similar, I just placed the stamps a bit differently, used three different sentiments, and used hearts on two and stars on the other two. Distress Stains were smeared on my craft sheet (Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Pumice Stone) and the four pieces of watercolour paper were dragged through, creating a quick background that is different every time. The cream paper was inked a bit and then stamped with Antique Linen using one of my favourite stamps. The circles were die cut from Core’dinations cardstock, embossed and sanded. The hearts and stars were die cut from grungepaper, painted gold and coated with Glossy Accents.

Here are the other three cards:




Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies: Hero Arts stamps: Greatest Gift CL559, Holiday Sayings CL343, Starry Sky S5448; Archival ink Coffee; Distress Stain: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone; Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Antique Linen; gold paint dabber; Glossy Accents; Tim Holtz Sizzix embossing folder; Core’dinations cardstock; Cuttlebug heart and star dies; Spellbinders circle die; lace.

Monday, December 19, 2011

The last HMITM layout

Some sad news, we have decided to stop the How Much is Too Much Challenge, because the last year the participant number has been dwindling. It is not a permanent goodbye, since we might revive it again in the future, but it is nevertheless very sad. It is one of the longest-running and oldest challenges and I played along in it long before I started being on the DT. I have had so much fun with challenges and used up a lot of stash in the process. Some of my favourite layouts were made for the HMITM challenge. The challenges are so different every time and it has been lots of fun thinking them out. I have gotten so much inspiration from my fellow team members and from all the people who have played along with us.

So this is our last (at least for now) challenge, and it happened to also be my turn to host. Here's the challenge:

Since it is December and winter in the Northern Hemisphere, I thought we would do a frosty and wintery challenge:

- Do a winter or Christmas themed layout
- Depict snow on your layout (here are a few examples: snowflakes, torn white paper hills, dry embossing, organza, paint, vellum etc.)
- Use glitter
- At least three shades of blue (but you can use other colors too)
- Something shiny or transparent
Here's my layout:


I knew I wanted to use these winter photos of the two cousins. Quite many shades of blue were used on the layout and I also added some white and grey. I love clear elements and cut off a third of the patterned paper and replaced it with a transparency. The transparency was stamped with metallic Stazon ink and a snowflake background stamp, a few rub-ons were layered on top. Ghost letters were used for the title and coloured with alcohol inks. It is always tricky to attach clear elements to a clear background, so I simply pricked holes and tied a string in each letter. Snowflakes were white embossed all over the patterned paper, then it was misted with Perfect Pearls and water and finally a flourish was stamped with Chipped Sapphire. The edges were distressed with white paint and the one edge was punched.

The patterned paper was stitched to white cardstock for stability. Snowflakes were die cut from watercolour paper, canvas, vellum and aluminium tape. They were coloured with Distress Stains and misted with Perfect Pearls. Some were coated with Stickles for glitter. Extra snow was added in the form of dry embossed torn strips of vellum, Stickles was added to the top. I also had to use this cute Frosty the Snowman stamp. The journaling is on a tag behind the top photo and is about how much fun they had together on this cold day.

It is hard to photograph a layout with so many transparent and shiny parts. On the first photo, I placed a white paper underneath the layout, the right hand section is clear in real life. Here it is with a kraft paper underneath:


And some close-ups:





Thank you for stopping by! I hope you will play along with us in our last challenge!

Supplies: Hero Arts Three Trees with Stars LP220, Artistic Outpost Frosty & Friends; Tim Holtz Stamper’s Anonymous Grunge Snowflakes, Fabulous Flourish; Distress Ink: Chipped Sapphire; Distress Stain: Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky; alcohol ink: Denim, Sailboat Blue, Stonewashed, Pool; Jenni Bowlin Weather Wane; Memento Danube Blue; Snow Cap Paint dabber; Spellbinders snowflake dies; Fiskar’s border punch; American Crafts and Making Memories rub-ons; Tim Holtz Sizzix Dot Matrix embossing folder; Diamond and Platinum Stickles; Tim Holtz patterned paper; Making Memories rhinestone brads; HS ghost letters; acetate; canvas; vellum.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Baby card

I needed a baby card and wanted to use this vintage pram stamp.


The pram was stamped with Memento Sweet Plum ink. I layered it on a piece of paper stamped with a definition stamp and it just happened to be so that the pram fit perfectly between the words ‘hello’ and ‘smile’. The background is embossed and sanded Core’dinations cardstock and the same embossing folder was used on the vellum piece. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark on vellum and embossed with a puffy embossing powder.

Thank you for visiting!!

Supplies: Inkywings pram stamp; Hero Arts Dictionary Greeting CL479; Little Yellow Bicycle word stamp; Memento Sweet Plum; Hero Arts Soft Blossom shadow ink; Sizzix embossing folder; Spellbinders Labels 17; Core’dinations Ranger Dusty Concord cardstock; MM heart brads; Imaginesce rhinestones; Ranger puffy embossing powder.