New technique – window card

Hi there

I tried out a new technique today that was inspired by a card I saw on Instagram made by Cards by Christine.  I decided on an ocean theme and I wanted to use some Create a Smile stamps and a new set of Ocean wave dies from My Favorite Things.

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It came together reasonably quickly apart from a couple of false starts with the image colouring.  I also applied Wink of Stella clear shimmer to the two narwhols (haven’t worked out how to photograph shimmer yet).  The two back layers of the waves and the mama (or papa) narwhol are behind the clear window with the baby and front panel adhered to the front.

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The senitment is from Avery Elle “Bubbles”  and I heat embossed it 3 times in Zing Embossing Powder colour “Wave” (appropriately named aye!) to give a bit of extra dimension.

The clouds from My Favorite Things are ink blended on the inside of the card in Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Salty Ocean” (again.. appropriate colour name!).

This card could be used for a overseas trip, new baby or birthday.

Thanks for stopping by.

Handmade by Pip


Supplies

Stamps: Create a Smile, Avery Elle

Dies: My Favorite Things

Colouring: Derwent Inktense Pencils

Stencil: My Favorite Things

Inks:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Danube Blue, District Ink Salty Ocean

Other Multi Media: Zing Embossing Powder, Wink of Stella Clear

Cardstock:  Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, Fabriano Artistico EW 300gsm, American Crafts textured card, GBC 250gm Clear Binding Cover

Other: MISTI Stamping Tool, ATG Gun, Heat Gun

 

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A bit of Cute Laundry

I’m sure we all love a baby card.  The sentiments in the My Favorite ThingsWelcome Baby’ are so much fun and mix so well with the Lawn FawnLittle Bundle’ images.   I wanted something simple and clean…(pun intended 🙂 ).  I thought by having a circle framed opening it would look like a front opening washing machine.

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All the images are copic coloured in neutral colours for a boy or girl.  I cut the grey frame with My Favorite Things DienamicsStitched Circle Frames‘ die 3 times and glued them together to create a raised element.  As I was originally going to make it a shaker card I adhered a piece of transparency over the back of the opening but when I put it together I felt that the images didn’t ‘shake’ well so I changed it to the images simply being adhered to the background.

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To add some texture to the card I used American Crafts textured cardstock (which I have a big stack of!!)  for the frame and behind the clothes.  I also popped up the cardfront with white craft foam and layered the clothes to give some extra dimension.  I then stamped the sentiment in Altenew Crisp dye ink in ‘Lagoon’.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip


Stamps: Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things

Dies: My Favourite Things, Lawn Fawn

Inks: Altenew, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (used for copic colouring)

Colouring: Copics

Cardstock: Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, American Crafts Textured Cardstock in Grey and White

Other: MISTI Stamping Tool