Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A little bit of Paper Smooches

For my last card today, I needed a birthday card for my niece, so I decided to dig out my Paper Smooches stamps and play with a new die I just got from L'il Inker Design.


I stamped the sentiment repeatedly on the card base panel with the same colour ink as the cardstock. The bird is stamped on the blue cardstock and then I stamped him again, coloured him with copics and cut him out to pop up off the other stamped image for dimension. I added a few squiggle lines to make him look like he is dancing around, after all birthdays are a happy occasion!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great crafty day!
Julie

Happy Bird-day Card
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! (perfect plum, pool party, whisper white)
Stamps: Paper Smooches (birthday buddies)
Ink: Memento (tuxedo black)
Markers: Copic (N2, Y02, Y07, Y00, Y01, BV04, RV22); Zig (black)
Dies: L'il Inker Design (polaroid camera); Your Next Stamp (stitched rectangles)
Other: foam dots


Exploring we will go!

My second card today utilizes two challenges; one from the Paper Players and the other from Sunday Stamps.



Using a cute stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Project Life series, here is what I came up with...



Never Stop Exploring Card
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! (basic black, rose red, basic black)
Stamps: Stampin' Up! (Let's Go)
Ink: Stampin' Up! (rose red, crushed curry, bermuda bay); Memento (tuxedo black)
Dies: Your Next Stamp (stitched rectangles)
Other: foam dots




CAS on Sunday Challenge #106

The challenge this week over at CAS on Sunday is to use a stencil and I had one lone stencil just waiting to be used. Here is what I came up with using a ray texture stencil from Memory Box.


I sponged the stencil with yellow and then used a stitched die for the panel. The sentiment is a die cut from L'il Inker Designs. Finishing touch was some clear enamel dots from Your Next Stamp.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Julie

Hello Shine Card
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! (pool party, whisper white)
Ink: Stampin' Up! (daffodil delight)
Dies: Your Next Stamp (stitched rectangles); L'il Inker Designs (hello)
Embellishment: Your Next Stamp (enamel dots)




Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Your Next Stamp Challenge #61

Have you ever stumbled across across a stamp set and fell immediately in love with it?! That is exactly what happened when I stumbled across the Your Next Stamp website and saw a set from their April release! This is the stamp set I HAD to have!


As soon as I saw that little fish near the top, with the big sucky lip, I had a card idea that I wasn't going to be able to shake until I had this set. Soooo, my stamps arrived today and just in time to play along with challenge #61 on the Your Next Stamp blog. Check out the sketch...


There is a colour challenge as well and I would have combined the too except the colours didn't match what I had in mind. Here is what I came up with using the sketch...


This fish worked out perfectly for flipping the image to give him a girly fish to kiss. To flip the image, all I did was stamp the fish on the backside of the fish bowl stamp where it was sturdy (side that clings to block) and then pressed it down on the white cardstock. I had to try it a few times until the image inked up right. I couldn't flip the die that matched of course, so I opted to hand cut the fish out. 


Love the YNS gumdrops too, such a fun touch!
Thanks for stopping my and have a great crafty week!
Julie

Stuck on You Card
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! (pool party, orange, going gray)
Ink: Memento (tuxedo black); Stampin' Up! (going gray)
Markers: Copic (all the colours pictured in photo)
Stamps: Your Next Stamp (aquarium antics); Markert Street Stamps (too many martinis) J.Day Designs (primitive blessings)
Die: Your Next Stamp (aquarium antics, stitched rectangles)
Embellishment: Your Next Stamp (clear/sparkle gumdrops)
Other: foam dots, gloss liquid




Sunday, April 9, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #216

Today I'm playing along with the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge and they have a great versatile sketch this week. Check it out...


The lines on the this sketch for whatever reason made me automatically think of washi tape, so that's the idea I went with!


I started with a grey card base and than adhered stripes of washi tape at various intervals. The sentiment is stamped and for the hearts I used a heart punch on a strip of washi tape.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Julie

You Totalally Rock Card
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! (basic grey)
Ink: Memento (tuxedo black)
Stamps: Paper Smooches (Uplifters)
Washi: unknown source (maybe Stampin' Up!)



Saturday, April 8, 2017

Fab Friday Challenge #109

The Fab Friday Challenge had a great sketch this week! Check it out...


I went with mostly Stampin' Up! products for my card and dug out another set that I haven't inked up yet, "Bright Blossoms". Here is what I came up with...


I used an embossing folder on the card front and stamped the flowers with Stampin' Up! markers. My one pet peeve about ink markers is, if a fuzzy gets on the stamp from the marker, then you end up with "hot spots" of ink on your image. The sentiment is a die cut from Paper Smooches.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Julie

Thank You Flower Card
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! (old olive, whisper white, basic black)
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up! (bright blossoms)
Stamps: Stampin' Up! (bright blossoms)
Ink: Stampin' Up! Markers (poppy parade, old olive, rich razzleberry, island indigo)
Embossing Folder: Stampin' Up!
Die Cut: Paper Smooches (thank you)





Thursday, April 6, 2017

Here come the bunnies!

Today I'm playing along with two challenges that went quite well together! Over at the Paper Players challenge there is a theme challenge; Easter Bunny. The Less is More challenge this week is to use 3 pastel colours.




I was fairly shocked when I could only find 1 rabbit in my entire stamp collection! I guess I will have to get my hands on some more easter stamps to have a bit of variety 😀 I tried out water colouring today, which I haven't done in a very long time. Here is what I came up with using pink, purple and yellow.


I stamped the bunny repeatedly with staz on ink on a piece of watercolour paper and then I used a paint brush to gather colour off the tip of some watercolour pencils and then washed the colour over the stamped rabbits. The rabbit layer is layered once with yellow and then adhered to the card base with foam dots. Finishing touches were a banner sentiment and a button with a bakers twine bow.


I've also been making bunny earrings today! I had a lady that really liked my bright yellow bunny earrings I was wearing the other day and asked for a pair. She loves the colour pink, so pink bunnies it is! Instead of the bright pink I usually make them in I went with a more vintage pink and vintage brass niobium ear hooks; she loves vintage too!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great crafty day!

Joyous Easter Card
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! (pretty in pink, barely banana)
Other Paper: watercolour paper
Stamps: Paper Smooches (spring fling)
Ink: Staz On (jet black); Memento (tuxedo black)
Watercolour Pencils: Stampin' Up! (pink, purple, yellow)
Button: Papertrey Ink: (vintage collection)
Ribbon: Bakers Twine (pink)
Other: foam dots





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