New Cards for sale – 1 August 2017

Hi All

A new series of Handmade cards available for sale or for custom order.

100% of proceeds will be donated to The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research.

If you wish to purchase any of these cards go to My Cards for Sale page on this blog.

 

Icecream chicks-1Icecream Chicks – TWC206

Biker Leo-1-3Biker Leo – TWC210

Do it good-1Do it good – TWC213

Small Moments-1Small Moments – TWC212

Happy Trails 9Happy Trails – TWC211

Hi Bunny-1Hi Bunny – TWC209

 

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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

Challenge yourself

Hi Everyone.  Just a quick post today to enter this card into three challenges.

The hearts from My Favorite Things ‘All Heart’ were stamped in Versamark Ink, heated embossed with Zing Red Glitter powder, cut out with matching die and popped up on craft foam.  I then masked off the square on the black cardstock and applied Hero Arts Pigment Ink in ‘Unicorn’ over a Faber Castell diamond stencil.  The sentiment, also from My Favorite Things ‘All Heart’ was embossed in Hero Arts white powder, as was the line from Concord and 9th ‘Stripe Builder’ stamp set.  The most challenging thing about this card was taking the photo…who knew how tricky it is to take a photo of black cardstock!!!

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I’ll be linking this card up with the following three challenges:

Casology ‘Diamond’ 

Week 258 - Diamond

Cas(e) this Sketch #231

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The Challenge #92

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Thanks for stopping by today.

Handmade by Pip


Supplies

Stamps: My Favorite Things, Concord and 9th

Dies: My Favorite Things

Inks:  Hero Arts, Versamark

Other Multi Media: Zing Embossing Powder, Hero Arts Embossing Powder

Cardstock:  Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, Black

Other: Ozito Heat Gun, MISTI, ATG Gun

Stamping Bella Beauties

I’m really loving the Stamping Bella images from the Danielle Donaldson collection.  They are so lovely to colour and I’ve matched them with some Unity Stamp Company sentiments.

All the images are coloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils on Fabriano Artistico EW watercolour paper.  I used Clarity Stencil Brushes and Altenew Crisp Dye Inks to blend the backgrounds over Kaisercraft and Faber Castell stencils.  I selected each stencil by matching an element of  the image and using complementary colours.

I wanted to add a few extra details to the images so on two of them I added white gel pen dots.

This one I  added Wink of Stella shimmer pen and a touch of matching gel pen to the bow.

Finally I used my Brother Scan n Cut to fussy cut each image and used adhesive foam (tape and squares) to create some dimension.

Such fun…more to come.

 

Handmade by Pip


Supplies

Stamps: Stamping Bella

Colouring: Derwent Inktense Pencils

Stencil: Kaisercraft, Faber Castell

Inks:      Altenew Crisp Dye Ink, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black

Cardstock:  Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, Fabriano Artistico EW 300gsm, Strathmore Bristol

Other: MISTI Stamping Tool, Foam Adhesive, ATG Gun, Brother Scan n Cut

 

 

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

 

Yeah…You’re so Tweet

So…I happened to be out shopping at Spotlight for craft supplies the other day…no surprises there!  I saw a lovely 6×6 paper stack by DCWV called The Glitter Basics Stack which was on sale so of course I had to have it and I knew the small scale patterns would be perfect with the Altenew Bold Alphabet Dies.

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I started by diecutting the letters and built them up with extra letters cut out of black cardstock and adhered together. The background is stamped in Versamark  with the My Favorite Things ‘Garden Florish’ background stamp to give a slightly darker colour than the cardstock colour.

I then used the My Favorite Things ‘All Heart’  stamp set for the sentiment and birds.   The bird image is coloured with Inktense pencils and then diecut with the matching dies.

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Once it was all put together I added  Wink of Stella glitter pen over the birds and ta-dah … it’s finished.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

 

Handmade by Pip


Supplies

Stamps: My Favorite Things, Altenew

Dies: Altenew

Colouring: Copics, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Gansai Tambi, Inktense Pencils, Prismacolor Pencils

Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Other Mixed Media: Wink of Stella Clear

Cardstock:  Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, My Favorite Things Cardstock ‘Orange Fizz’

Other: MISTI Stamping Tool, Double Sided Tape, ATG Gun