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.

Week 261 - Safari

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

A Novel Birthday…

Welcome to my blog today.  I have a birthday card with the main image by Stamping Bella Uptown Girl ‘Betty loves Books‘.  Stamping Bella images are great to colour, not too much detail that you get overwhelmed but enough to do a bit of simple blending with copics to give dimension to the dress.

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I stamped, coloured and diecut a vase of flowers from My Favorte Things ‘Our Story’ stamp set to replace the apple that was in the original image…the recipient of this card doesn’t like fruit!!!  I also coloured and cut out the book again and popped it up with thin foam adhesive.

The sentiment was also from ‘Our Story’ and I placed it vertically to echo the feel of the stacks of books and those lovely long legs of Betty.

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I always struggle with backgrounds.  I wanted something subtle but also a little bit special and knew this could be achieved with Ranger Perfect Pearls.  I first stamped the background using My Favorite Things ‘Denim’ stamp with the sticky ink that comes with the Perfect Pearls (you can also use Versamark).  I then dusted the Perfect Pearls over the top, brushed the excess off and misted it lightly with water to set the Perfect Pearls.

The final step was to apply some clear Wink of Stella to the book and vase, Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flowers and some glossy accents to the glasses…so cute!

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Hope you enjoyed this card.

Handmade by Pip


Supplies

Stamps: Stamping Bella, My Favorite Things

Dies: My Favorite Things

Colouring: Copics

Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Other Multi Media: Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, Nuvo Drops, Ranger Perfect Pearls

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

Other: Brother Scan n Cut

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

 

Party like a….giraffe

I’m loving my Katzelkraft stamps at the moment  and wanted to use the giraffe from the ‘Les Jungles’ set in a safari scene.  I had recently made a card with the Altenew ‘Lotus’ layering stamps and dies and realised that one of the lotus solid stamps turned upside down looks like a tree…perfect for what I wanted to achieve with the look of this card.

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I first stamped the giraffe then cut a mask to cover it so I could stamp the background images.  I used a couple of Altenew stamp sets – the ‘Lotus’ Stamp and ‘Birch Land’.  I used ‘Birch Land’ for the branches and the leaves using second generation stamping and different shades of green ink.  While I still had the mask on I used the My Favorite Things ‘Cloud’ stencil for the sky.

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I then removed the mask from the giraffe and coloured it simply with Inktense pencils.  The sentiment was from the WPlus9 ‘Party Animal’ stamp set.  The card front was popped up with craft foam and I added a green strip of washi tape.  Once I finished these steps I felt like there was something missing and decided to add three hand drawn birds to the sky with the Zig Cartoonist Mangaka 05 pen (The water-based pigment ink in this pen is also smudge-proof with watercolours and alcohol-based markers once dry).

I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by.

 

Handmade by Pip


Supplies

Stamps: Katzelkraft, Altenew, WPlus 9

Colouring: Inktense Pencils

Stencil:  My Favorite Things

Inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Altenew Crisp Dye Ink

Other Mixed Media: Washi tape

Cardstock:  Base Cardstock – Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser

Other: MISTI Stamping Tool, ATG Gun

 

Oceans of Wishes Birthday Card

Ahoy there, matey?  Well, there aren’t any actual pirates on this card but that’s the only sea themed greeting I could think of ☠🚣.

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I recently had a request for a ocean fishing themed birthday card.  I find I work best if I have some idea of what I’m going to do so after a lot of research, a lot of thinking and a few sketches I dove into the blue!!! Continue reading