Float on…

My third card using Create a Smile Stamps Gull Gang.

I think the water ripple stamp is supposed to be used as the aerial view of wood but I thought I could use it as part of the seagull floating. Heat embossed with Zing embossing powder in Wave. I then ink blended Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide over the top.

I also embossed the ripples onto vellum and cut out so I could make a focal point of the seagull. Adhered it with glossy accents. The seagull was simply copic coloured. The sentiment is from Wplus9 Whole Lotta Happy and heat embossed in Hero Arts white embossing powder.

Final touches by adding white gel pen ripples, droplet embellishments and glossy accent beak on seagull… And it’s done.

I’ll be entering this into the Create a Smile Facebook page challenge ‘Summer’.

Thanks for stopping by.

Handmade by Pip

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Arrr… Pirate seagull

My second card using copic coloured images from Create a Smile Stamps (sentiment is from Neat and Tangled). Their new Ocean Waves cling stamp is awesome.

I heat embossed the waves in Hero Arts white embossing powder and lightly ink blended Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch over the top. The sky was randomly ink blended in Salty Ocean.

I’ll be entering this into the Create a Smile Facebook page challenge ‘Summer’.

Thanks for stopping by.

Handmade by Pip

Furry Friends

Love the latest release by Concord & 9th.  Decided to stick to using the Furry Friends stamps with matching dies for this set of cards (all except for the last card which used My Favorite Things Party die) and I hope you love what I’ve created.  I started by stamping all the images to try out some colour combinations using Altenew Crisp Dye Inks.  The layouts came together relatively quickly so the biggest decisions I had to make were which Die Cuts with a View patterned papers to use.  

Tip: Added bling with crystals.

Tip: The gold foil on the paper made my decision for the embossed sentiment easy.  Using vellum between the layers help to make the deer stand out.

Tip: Adding hearts out of the same glitter paper as frame added some extra interest.

Tip:  Added diamante heart to continue the theme of marriage.

Tip: Masked off each set of colours on paper so I could stamp the wreath in co-ordinating inks.  Added Glossy Accents  to wreath for dimension.

Tip:  Added vellum to help the panda face stand out.  Added gold thread to add a bit of interest.

Hope you liked the variety.

Handmade by Pip


 

Challenge Card No 2 – MFT Color Challenge

Hi again.  Another quick post with card number 2 for the current My Favorite Things Color Challenge 86.

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I  used two of the same products as Card No 1 (blog post for that card HERE) by My Favorite Things – ‘In Paris‘ stamp and die set, ‘Link Frame Oval Chains‘ die.   The images are stamped with the Ripe Raspberry, Orange Zest and Gumdrop Green and coloured in corresponding colours with Prismacolor coloured pencils.  The background cardstock is MFT Blue Yonder. I also applied Wink of Stella to parts of the images but doesn’t show well in photo and added a few diamantes.

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Have a lovely day.

Handmade by Pip


 

Challenge Card – MFT and Muse

Good morning.  A quick post with a card for the current My Favorite Things Color Challenge 86.

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I  used all My Favorite Things products – ‘In Paris‘ stamp and die set, ‘Link Frame Oval Chains‘ die and ‘Mini Cloud‘ stencils.   All the stamp images are coloured with Copics and ink blended with Blue Yonder for the sky and Gumdrop Green for the ground.  I also applied Wink of Stella to parts of the images but doesn’t show well in photo.

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I will also be entering the above card into the current Muse Challenge #251 using the inspiration card below by Vicki Dutcher.  I used the general layout, the colours and three images.

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Have a lovely day.

Handmade by Pip


 

Buzz…buzz…buzz

Have you heard the Buzz? This is my entry for the current Color Throwdown #ctd456.  A new stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps ‘Busy Bees’ with the matching sentiment set ‘Bee-You-Tiful’. Heard the Buzz-1swatch456

I started with stamping the background with the Concord & 9th ‘Stripe Builder’ and Altenew Crisp Dye Inks and practised my plaid background designs.  I then simply stamped the images I wanted to use, coloured them with copics and  cut them out with my Brother Scan n Cut.  I popped the images up with various heights of foam adhesives to add extra dimension.

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The extra little dotted flying lines and a few mini jewels in the centre of the flowers finish it off.

Handmade by Pip


Supplies

Stamps: Concord & 9th, Honey Bee Stamps

Colouring: Copics

Inks:  Altenew Crisp Dye Ink

Cardstock:  Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, Fabriano Illustration 250gsm

 

 

 

Casology Challenge #261

When I saw this cue card I knew I had at least three stamp sets I wanted to use soooo…here they are.  There are 4 in total I’ve entered into the Casology Challenge #261 so I’ll try to keep the words to a minimum.

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Card No 1

Spritzed cardstock with Heidi Swapp Color Shine ‘Citron’, diecut with leaves from Kaisercraft ‘Poinsettia’ and adhered the negative pieces of the diecut.  Monkey and sentiment from My Favorite Things ‘Sweet Safari’.

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Card No 2

Cardstock spritzed with Heidi Swapp Color Shine ‘Citron’. Background diecut (brand unknown) and used all of the pieces.  Cut the die cut down with the My Favorite Things ‘Stitched Dome Stax’.  The leaves were die cut from Kaisercraft ‘Poinsettia’ but this time used the positive cuts in white card.  Giraffe and sentiment are from WPlus9 ‘Party Animal’ and coloured using Derwent Inktense Pencils.Safari-1-3

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Card No 3

I’ve been wanting to use this elephant from Katzelkraft ‘Les Jungles’ and wanted to keep it simple. Coloured with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  Sentiment is from Gerda Steiner ‘Monster Fun’.

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And finally Card No 4

Die cut Craft Wise ‘Scalloped circle’ out of American Craft cardstock.  Placed some DCWV zebra patterned paper behind and once again used the Kaisercraft ‘Poinsettia’ leaves.  Zebra and sentiment is My Favorite Things ‘Sweet Safari’ coloured with Copics.  The sentiment is heat embossed in Hero Arts White as it needs a bit of dimension when stamped on textured card.

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So that’s it…hope you liked them.

Handmade by Pip


 

Bubble Chicks Box Card

Hello everyone

Today I’m showcasing a box card I created recently.  Stamping Bella ‘Bubble Chicks’ are the featured images which I coloured with Copics.   I wanted to create the effect of the chicks and bubbles floating high above the ground so used die cut tree shapes by My Favorite Things ‘Trees in the Forest’ to create a tree top effect.  They are diecut out of cardstock that I had ink blended with Ranger Distress Inks and then splashed water drops over to create a mottled effect.

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The house and clouds were die cut with My Favorite Things ‘Home Sweet Home’.  The floating effect is achieved by used 250gsm binding cover acetate cut into small strips.  This weight of cover is very sturdy.

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All of the sky sections were ink blended with Ranger Distress Inks.

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Handmade by Pip


Supplies

Stamps: Stamping Bella

Dies: My Favorite Things, Stamping Bella

Colouring: Copics (Y15, Y19, YR15, B000, B00, B12),

Inks: Distress Inks (Salty Ocean, Lucky Clover, Twisted Citron)

Other Multi Media: Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Cardstock:  Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, Gordon Harris 350gsm Smooth Card Stock

 

Colorthrowdown #454

Good morning everyone.  Here is my card for the current Colorthrowdown challenge #454.

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I used the Lawn Fawn ‘So Smooth’ stamp set and decided to keep it simple with some spot colouring with Copics and ink.  The sentiment was heat embossed with Zing Metallic Embossing Powder.

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Handmade by Pip


Supplies

Stamps: Lawn Fawn

Colouring: Copic YG17

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Archival Ink Olive

Other Multi Media: Zing Embossing Powder Green, White Gel Pen

Cardstock:  Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, My Favorite Things White cardstock, Francheville Kraft Cardstock

Other: Ozito Heat Gun