Friday, September 18, 2015

Itty Bitty Baby Girl

With some Stampin' Up goodies I created this sweet baby card. First I took the stamp set Work of Art and Memento Angel Pink ink and stamped the background brush strokes layer. Next I took out the Stamp Set Six-Sided Sampler and stamped two different stamps from the set with Simon Says Stamp dye ink in HollyHock and three with Ranger Dye Ink Pad in Pink Gumball. One of these latter only made a hexagon edge. In the blank middle I stamped the little baby and the bow from the set Itty Bitty Baby. I then cut out the hexagons and pasted them onto the brush strokes background. I created depth by pasting some directly onto the background and the rest were added with various thicknesses of foam tape. I really like this technique and I would like to enter this card for the Love This Technique challenge at the SSS Monday Challenge Blog.

The sentiments were stamped onto the card with stamps from the Itty Bitty Baby set and some Stazon Cherry Pink ink. The little rows of hearts are also from the same stamp set and were stamped with Pink Gumball and Hollyhock. I finished the card by adhering the white cardstock onto a dark pink base card and by adding some enamel dots and sequins. 

I hope you like my little creation. This card is entered into the 'Love this Technique' challenge at the SSS Monday Challenge Blog.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Enjoy your day - busy bee

Today I have a very colorful card to show. I have been wanting to make this one for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge. They have a fun one this week: make it colorful! And so I did! The challenge closes within half an hour, so I am rushing to get this posted.

I started with a piece of white cardstock that I stamped with black Archival ink and the Cover-a-Card stamp Fishscales by Impression Obsession. Next I colored it with pencils. It has been quite a while since I used those! I had to trim the cardstock a bit because one end had no stamping on it and I wanted to keep it a rectangle, so I trimmed two sides. This left me with a strip of colored and stamped cardstock that I thought would be fun to use on the card. I turned it on its side and placed it on some black cardstock. I pasted the whole onto a black base card and took another strip of black to stamp the sentiment on with Unicorn white pigment ink from Hero Arts and some white emboss powder. I decided it needed a tiny something to finish the card and took the tiny bee stamp from the Lawn Fawn set Let's Play, where I also took the sentiment from. I stamped this one with Memento Tuxedo Black on white cardstock, colored him yellow with one of my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and fussy cut it.

Hope you guy like my card! I want to enter it in the SSS Wednesday challenge - Make it Colorful

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Get well soon

The idea for this card has been in my head ever since I saw the new challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge blog last Monday. Today I finally had some time to actually sit down and create it. The theme this week is 'Trio of colors'. I used three SSS inks to create the background, namely Sunkist, Duckling and Wisteria. 

First I cut a square piece of white cardstock and with one of the SSS Stitched Squares dies cut another square in the middle of it. Then I applied the three colors of ink.

Next I stamped the cardstock with Black Color Box pigment ink and the Cover-a-Card Ornate Flower stamp from Impression Obsession and heat embossed it with clear powder.

Because I applied the black ink by smearing the ink pad over the stamp instead of dabbing it, the impression got a slightly grungy feel to it.

With the Craftables Tiny's Lily (CR1306) from Marianne Design I die-cut a piece of white cardstock. After embossing I left the paper in the die and took the Sunkist and Duckling inks and some water to color the embossed parts. After taking the paper from the die I continued by coloring the rest of the paper slightly lighter with these inks and the Green Apple ink from Simon.

On a bigger square of white cardstock I smudged some more Sunkised to create a mat to place behind the stamped layer.  

The card was finished by pasting the Sunkised colored layer onto a white base card and attaching the stamped layer with foam tape on top of it. On the piece of white cardstock that was cut from the middle of the stamped layer I stamped the sentiment with the Get Well Soon stamp (CS0895) from Marianne Design. I pasted this onto the card. To finish it I pasted the flowers onto the card and took some enamel dots and transparent sequins.

I hope you like what I created! With this card I want to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge "Trio of Colors"
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge "Make it Colorful"