Saturday, May 21, 2016

Midpost of Ch. #109 Simply Create Too Blog Challenge - Thank You

I was so lucky that the following card was easy to make. I had been working through On-line Card Classes class "Clear and Sheer" and had my array of patterned vellum across the table. I also had some lengths of quilling paper from a commission for Practical Publishing on hand. What was better than to bring the two together?

I added some MFT cutting dies, Wonky Rectangles and Many Thanks; metallic embroidery thread, cream pearls and some Nuvo Mother of Pearl Embellishment Mousse (rubbed over a piece of scrap watercoloured cardstock) for the sentiment die cut.

The vellum is gorgeous with its gold printed design and I only attached it in the centre underneath where the wonky rectangle would sit.

Because the embellishment mousse was rubbed over a piece of cardstock that had been coloured with Lemon Yellow and Alizarin Crimson Color Bursts, it produced a lovely salmony colour, which matched well with the flower centres.

Quick, easy yet fresh! A great combination of parts.   :)

Anyway, check out what else was created for the "Thank You" theme on Simply Create Too Blog Challenge here. Join along with the fun.

Bye for now,

Mothers' Day card (I know it's late)

Just a quick post to show you the Mothers' Day card I made for my MIL. I CASEd a card from Karolyn Loncon (below) and loved the effect of the tilted panel and the mass of roses.

I wanted, though, to try out my Ken Oliver's Color Burst colours using a stencil. So I dug out Tim Holtz's Scribbles Layered Stencil and used it along with Lemon Yellow and Alizarin Crimson. It was cool to see the touches of orange and pale pink that appeared on the panel. 

Because the stencil is more narrow than the background stamp Karolyn used, I ended up with the left side not covering the edge of the card blank. To make it look like it was meant to be like this, I faux-stitched with a black multi-liner around all of the edges

I love the "Happy" sentiment die cut that was popped up using multiple layers of pink cardstock and just offset to create a shadow. It comes from Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut set. As does the stamped sentiment.

The butterfly (that happened to be my MIL's favourite bit) is a Kaisercraft cutting die. 

Anyway, thanks for visiting. See you soon.


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Get Creative Challenges #38 - Pink and one other colour.

Welcome back for another challenge from Get Creative Challenges.

  This challenge is sponsored by Sami Stamps.

My card today uses a gorgeous digistamp from Sami Stamps and I thought since the theme is "pink and one other colour", I'd choose yellow. Could have gone for blue, But where on earth do you find blue grass? I also wanted to use a technique for attaching vellum I learned during my Online Card Class "Clear and Sheer"

I simply watercoloured the background and images. I then die cut the panel using MFT Inside/out stitched rectangles and the vellum with the MFT Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX. The sentiment from Reverse Confetti's Posted Note Sentiments stamp set was heat embossed in gold EP and machine stitched onto the card front. 

I like how the vellum doesn't obscure the flowers on the hat, yet tones down the colour of the background at the same time. I really like how machine stitching the vellum in place gives it a secure finish but adds just a little extra interest to the overall impact of the design.Thanks Nichol for such a handy idea. 

Join us over at Get Creative Challenges Blog and you'll be "pink" with excitement in no time! (I know, it's bad, isn't it???) 

See you soon,