Thursday, 1 June 2023

AAA Birthday Cards Challenges June: Watercolors


Hello, this month we're all about watercolored cards.

For mine, I stamped the Lawn Fawn Crocodile onto watercolor paper with Versafine ink and then colored him with Mijello Mission Gold watercolors.  Same for the background I made kind of a river for the Croc to swim in. I diecut the croc with the coordinating dies and added white dots to it's eyes and mounted it with foamtape for later.

The background is also watercolor paper and Mijello Mission gold watrercolors. Let it dry then splattered with Finetec Iridescent  watercolors in Teal and Blue, it's hard to see  as they all looks  like a pearl.

The sentiment is from the Whimsy Stamps Simple Sentiments Strips and I als o stamped it with Versafine ink. Cut the edges, to make a mat and mounted it with foamtape adhered it to a cardbase and adhered the Crocodile on top.

To play along the AAA Birthday Cards June Challenge, see this.

#AAABirthdayCards #BirthdayChallenge #BirthdayCards #JunChallenge #Watercolors #MIjelloMIssionGold #FinetecIridescent #LawnFawn #YouCrocmyworld #

Wednesday, 31 May 2023

Peeking Daisy card


This fortnight the challenge over at Less is More is Flowers with the One Layer requirement too.

I wanted to use a set with built a flower thing, I thought I had from My Favorite Things, but I don't actually have it, looked at it a lot on  sale, but never got it.

So I got busy this weekend and been thinking what to do and decided on this design.

Instead of stamping flowers I diecut it from the cardbase, as it's one layer I added interest on the inside, to keep it looking good I stamped the interest instead of swiping the inkpad or inblending, I would have needed to make a mask to make it look good.

I stamped the sentiment on the cardfront with the same Memento inks: Angel Pink and Rose Bud., the sentiment is from My Favorite Things Bitty Birthday Wishes.

The inside is stamped with Marianne Design Eline's Brushes (EC0162)

The Dais is from Simon Says Stamp Peeking Daisy and I cut it from the cardbase, it's very fragile so I might add a piece of vellum or acetate, so I have glue down the daisy, not sure yet.

Want to play along too? see  the less is More webpage here.

Sunday, 28 May 2023

AAA CArds Challenge #241: Hot and or Cold Drinks

 Hello, this fortnight the AAA Card Challenge is all about drinks, hot or cold, Sue chose the theme.

I went for hot coffee.For my card I inkblended Coffee Stains with the Time For Tea stencil (aptly named Coffee Stains Stencil ), I've used Distress inks, Tea Dye and Ground Espresso.

My Yeti is from Impronte D'Autore and I stamped him with My Favorite Things Extreme Black ink and fussy cut him out, then colored him with Copic Markers, mounted it with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase.

The sentiment is from Create a Smile Stamps:  Something Sweet stampset and I 've used Versafine Vintage Sepia to stay with the coffee stains, I Like my sentiments black, but this made more sense.

To play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.

#AAAcards #AAACardchallenge #CASChallenge #CASCard #Blogchallenge

#SuperCASchallenge   #Handmadecard  #Cardmakers  #Designteam #Blogspotchallenge 

#inkblending   #guestdesigner #challengewinner

#createasmilestamps #CAS #Timeforteadesigns #Impronted√°utore

Thursday, 25 May 2023

Mad Scientist Toby

Hello, this week I made a get well card, if you're brave enough to take the remedy from a Mad Scientist that is...

The image is from Whimsy Stamps , from the Some Odd Girl Digi: Mad Scientist Toby.

I think it could be a girl too, esp with the lilac hair and orange boots...somehow she reminds me a little of comedian Ruby Wax, maybe I should have done red hair?

I added the sentiment, I thought was funny, I made it, added it while prepping the image on the computer., I also flipped the image to look the other side, that's why I love digistamps so much.

I printed the image onto Markers safe paper and colored it with my Graphit Brush markers to get into the tiny corners.

Cut the panel smaller to make a matte with a nice border and then adhered it to the cardbase.

You can find the digi in the Whimsy Store:

#Whimsystamps #Digistamps #Handmadecard #cardmaker #designteam #CASCard #CopicColoring #CardsbyMaaike  #SomeOddGirl #GetWellCard  #PunnyCard





Friday, 19 May 2023

Programmed to party!


Hello, today I've used a new digi from Whimsy Stamps and Dustin Pike: Toy Bot.

I prepped the sentiment and image  and then printed it and colored it with Graphit Brush markers.

The sentiment is made up, doesn't come with the digi, but I thought it went with a robot.

Dustin is a big Mickey Mouse or Disney fan and so I made the shoes yello and the hands look like white gloves, thought that was fun.

Mounted the panel with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase. Some white gel pen details.

You can find the digi in the Whimsy Store:

#Whimsystamps #Digistamps #Handmadecard #cardmaker #designteam #CASCard #CopicColoring #CardsbyMaaike  #DustinPike   #PunnyCard  #Birthdaycard






Wish Big


Hello, today I'm showing you a card with the Ellie Summer Squares from Whimsy Stamps and the Crissy Armstrong line.

The sentiment is from the Bev Rochester  line also available on Whimsy Stamps.

I prepped the image and sentiment  on the PC and printed the panel with my laserprinter and colored it with Copic Markers. As my printer is faulty and prints on a slant, I straitghtened the panel out by making it in to a matte, which is rather cute.

Ellie  Summer Square is available as a digi set or a  rubber cling stamps.

You can find them here:

And the Wish Big Sentiment set here:

#Whimsystamps #Digistamps #Handmadecard #cardmaker #designteam #CASCard #CopicColoring #CardsbyMaaike  #CrissyArmstrong #BevRochester  #PunnyCard  #Distressinks  #Birthdaycard #EllieSummerSquares

Sunday, 14 May 2023

AAA Card Challenges: #240 Pink Birthday


Hello, this fortnight we're celebrating AAA's Card 9th Birthday and we're going all pink!

Can you make it  a CAS and Pink Birthday Card? I love pink but I found it challenging with my supplies. I took hollyhock dies, I think from the Crafter's Companion Advent Calendar I got once, but I am not entirely sure.

I used watercolours on a bit of watercolour card, let it dry, then cut out the flowers.

I diecut a circle from a panel and traced the opening on a cardbase and applied Distress inks in a variety of pinks and what ever was left on my ink blending brush, Spun Sugar, Kitch Flamingo,  Picked Raspberry, i've tried to fade it out to the top left side, so it might be a whole field of pink hollyhocks.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted  (Tiny Type) and I've used Versafine black ink.

Mounted the panel with foam tape and adhered in to the cardbase and then tucked the Hollyhocks behind the opening, making sure the stick out at the top.

To play along our AAA Cards Challenge, see this.