Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Warm winter Wishes

That is the challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog.

For my card I've used the Craftin Desert Divas Surfin Santa and I made the sentiment in Photoshop. Printed it on the Crafter's Companion Marker paper and colored the image with my alcohol markers.
I've free handed the wave and added white gel pen for the froth.
Added the panel on the card base with tape runner.

Merry Christmas everyone!
I thought the surfing Santa is fun for those who live in warm areas, and or in Australia and  alike, where it's actually Summer when it's Christmas.

For more information or to play along the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Christmas, with video

 I am happy to be back as a December guestdesigner for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges.
This week we're all about Christmas and showcasing Creative Expressions.
As always you could win a $50 giftcard to the wonderful Simon Says Stamp shop.
I've used a cling stamp and a sentiment die and have linked everything down below.

For my card I wanted to use Talens Ecoline, but after coloring the two bells, my battery died, so whilst that was charging I went to the SSS webshop to link everything and found they no longer carry them, so I switched to Distress Spray Stains and they work the same.

I stamped the festive bells onto cold pressed watercolor paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed  with the Wow black twinkle powder. Not so much to contain the coloring, but to tie in the design and as it's Christmas a bit of glitter never goes wasted.
To make my own glitter paper, I covered a piece of card with Versamark ink and sprinkled on the powder, then heat set it.

For added shimmer , I've used gold Shimmer Spritz to all my colors, this will change the drying quality of the inks, so be careful. I like how the foliage and the blue mixed a little, it gives a softer effect of more greenery in the background, but it's personal.

I cut the circle out with a die, and I happened to have one that exactly fitted around the outer edge, I could feel it popping into place. Where needed I've  touched up the sides. Mounted the  panel with foamtape.

In my video last week I've shown you this blue panel as well, I sprinkled it with silver and white Acrylic paints, and as I had two, I've used the second one as my backdrop.
Wrapped around a silver ribbon and attached it to the cardbase.

50dollar_voucher_600px For the sentiment , I added some double sided adhesive on the back of the card, making it easier to put it on the cardbase. I didn't plan on using th eblue blackdrop, so it might have been a bit too dark, this black twinkle, but I  highlighted the words with a white Sharpie.

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Ecoline: no longer available at SSS, but Distress spray stains will work almost the same

Craftin Desert Divas December release card 2

Today I made another card using the new Craftin Desert Divas December release: Delicious wishes.

I started by printing the digi #2 from the set on marker friendly paper and cut it out, then colored it with my Spectrum Noir and Illustrator markers.

For the background I made the sentiment in Photoshop and printed it.
Then Diecut the fall border die from white cardstock and traced it onto the printed panel, so I knew where to apply Distress oxides ink.
I wanted to use the same colors for the inkblending as I used on the mouse image, or alike colors.

Adhered the house border with liquid glue and mounted the Chef with foam tape and adhered him on top.

I like baking for the holidays and that was my inspiration for this card. The pine trees in the border die could be Christmas trees.

Materials used: Craftin Desert Divas:
Delicious wishes:

Distress oxides:


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas December Release card 1

This week I'm showing a card I made with the new release:  Delicious wishes.

I've used the small images from the set to make my own background. and printed it, then adhered it to the cardbase. Added Nuvo Drops  for color.

The raccoon is from the same set and I colored him with my Spectrum Noir and Illustrator markers, then cut him out.

The sentiment is from Sending Sentiments and I stamped it with Versafine onyx black ink and heat set it to be safe.
Diecut a circle from the panel and mounted it with foamtape, adhered it on top.
Supported the raccoon on the right with foamtape too and liquid glue on the bit that sits flush with the panel.

Materials used:
Craftin Desert Divas:
Delicious wishes:

Nuvo Drops:

Sunday, December 9, 2018

AAA Cards Challenge #130: three of something

Welcome to the last AAA Cards Challenge of 2018: three of something. our sponsor is Uniko and you could win an in stock stampset.

For my "three" I chose this Whimsy Stamp called Penguins carry the tree as there are three penguins in the image.

I stamped it onto Watercolor paper (water art by Kippers) with Versafine onyx black ink, the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp (presents and ornaments) also stamped with Versafine ink.

I colored the image with Talens Ecoline a fluid watercolor medium.

Added the watercolor panel to the cardbase taperunner.

For more information, more DT examples and or to play along to AAA Cards Challenge, see this.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Male room challenge 100- celebrate

This fortnight the challenge is Celebrate for the Male room challenge blog.

When I think of manly cards, or boys' I think of CAS, minimalist, certainly no frills, preferably one or minimal layers.

So for my card I masked of a strip on the cardbase, inkblended Versamagix inks inside (Night Sky,  Aegean blue and  Aspen Mist).
I masked the moon off with some Inkadinkado masking paper before inking and kept it  on whilst I was splattering Brushed Pewter Distress stain for my stars.

Then I stamped the Tim Holtz Santa Sleigh with Versafine Onyx black ink.
The sentiment is from Studio light and I also used Versafine for it, extended the stamp to the edges with a fineliner.

Seeing it's also one layer week as Less is More I will enter a second card there too.

For more information on the Male Room Challenge, see this.
For more information on the Less is More Challenge, see this.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Wrap it up, guest designer, with video

This is the first and  the theme is: wrap it up, showcasing Tim Holtz Products.
I made two projects: a giftbag and gift tags.For the giftbag I use a box or a stack of cd cases or even en reem of paper.
I like to use wrapping paper, but designer paper will work, as long as it's bendable and won't break.50dollar_voucher_600px

I stamped the image with Staz-on black ink as the paper is a bit smooth, and this way I'm sure it won't smear. Set it aside to dry whilst I make my matching tags.
Well I should say somewhat matching, because I made a proper night sky with a full moon.
I applied Distress oxides: black soot, chippped sapphire and blueprint sketch.
Applied the moon on the tag the same way.
The Santa Sleigh is very long, so I decided to divide the scene into three tags, all different, but matching. I thought it would be cool for one person to get all three tags on their gifts.
After all the inks were dry I first cut the paper into three pieces, then cut the angles on a slant and pierced the tag hole in it.Simon Says StampMaterials used:

First I must say what an honour it is to be the Wednseday Challenge Guest designer  for Simon 
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Wednesday Challenges.

As always if you play along and link up your creations, you might win a $50 gift card to the Simon Says Stamp Store.

Wahtever fits your  needs. So excuse my mash in a bag, it;s not a culinary highlight I know, but sometimes comes in handy.
I basically wrap paper around the box and tape it shut on three sides, burnish the folds on the corners, I tend to use tape runner and or double sided tape, glue gun even.

To personalize my bag I stamped the Tim Holtz stamp Santa Sleigh (K6-2435) from Stampendous and applied  a full moon.
To make the moon I've used Stazon cotton white and although I reinked it was very dry, but perfect for the look of the moon surface. I've used a mini ink blending tool to "stamp" my moon by dipping the foam on the inkpad.

I thought the giftbag was a little too big to inkblend the whole front.

Then I splattered with water and Distress spray stain Brushed pewter and Dylusions white linen

At this time  it's still one half sheet of thick white card, I will cut it into tags after it's complete.

Instead of names, find the matching tags? ..maybe not..

There are dies that do this, but I don't have them this big ;-).
For more information, more examples and or to play along the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.

Tim Holtz stamp

Staz on black:

Stazon White:

Mini inkblending tool:


Blueprint Sketch:

Black soot

Dylusions White Linen spray:

Tim Holtz guillotine cutter:

Lawn Fawn Yeti: