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

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

Fare thee well…

A couple of farewell cards I made last week to go down to the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research for sale.

The first card has a background  blended with Distress Inks over a Cloud Stencil and word cut out with Little Letters dies from My Favorite Things.  Plane and heart smoke trail stamps are Plane and Simple from Lawn Fawn.  A bit of Glossy Accents on the plane wing and propellor.

The second card is a nod to the work the Malaghan Institute do.  Letters cut out from Bronze Metallic card stock with Bold Alphabet Die from Altenew.  Chemistry die cuts are from My Favorite Things Chemistry Set and sponged with Distress Inks.

So thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Handmade by Pip


Supplies

Stamps: Lawn Fawn

Dies: My Favourite Things, Lawn Fawn, Altenew

Stencil: My Favourite Things

Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Colouring: Copics on X-press It Blending card

Cardstock: Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, Metallic Card Stock

Other: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (used for copic colouring), MISTI Stamping Tool, Glossy Accents

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

Yay…First Blog Post and a card for Graduation Season

I thought it would be fitting to have my first blog post about graduation as it seems to be graduation season around the world.  Congratulations to everyone graduating.

My daughter graduated last week with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Human Genetics) from Victoria University, Wellington and is currently studying for her Masters of Biomedical Science.  She is working on a research project shared between Victoria University and the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research.  If you look on my “Cards for Sale” page you will see that all proceeds from the sale of cards from this blog will be donated to the Malaghan Institute.

There is also a link on that page that will take you directly to the Institute’s website if you wish to learn more about research they are undertaking.

Now, onto the card…or should I say ‘Card in a Box‘.   Continue reading