Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hibiscus Bouquet - Anniversary Card

For this card I used the Altenew Hibiscus Bouquet Stamp Set.  I must admit that I really have to practice with these stamp sets when I get a new one, but it was fun. I did a lot of masking with this card, but since I have the dies I used them and cut the masks out of 2" post-it tape because it's solid sticky and cheaper than the other forms I've found,  I just kept stamping and masking and basically filling up the area shown.  I used Altenew inks and stamped the ink pads on a craft mat so I could paint with the ink and a bit of water.  I noticed I had to act fast because it didn't really move easily once it was on the paper if dilly-dallied.  I pulled out some stitched border dies and cut some pink layering paper to cut both main panel and the pink layer.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment using the MISTI.  Thanks very much for reading, and the materials used are listed below.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Flower Challenge #13 - I would love the $25.00 voucher from Casual Fridays if I were to win (fingers crossed)



Altenew October 2017 Inspiration Challenge (I love this company).



Materials Used:
  • Altenew Stamps, Hibiscus Bouquet and 365
  • Inks Used, Versafine Black Onyx, Altenew Rouge, Frayed Leaves, and Sunkissed
  • Gold Gelly Roll
  • Canson 140 lb. Cold Press
  • Black and Mild Pink paper, but I don't remember the brand

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Happy Sunday to you!  I'm submitting this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.  I have made this one as part of a package I plan on sending to my two grand daughters with one more to follow.  To create this one I used some watercolor paper and stamped the little elephant very faintly and then painted it with a mix of Payne's Gray and Chinese Ink watercolor pencil.  I mixed in some pink for the ears and cheeks and used a Micron pen to draw in the eye.  I used a set of alphabet stamps I really love from Lawn Fawn to die cut the circular letters for her name and used Hero Arts Shadow Ink for that.  I stamped the 'Sending' in gray and hand drew the little hearts and colored them in with the watercolored pencil paint.  I die cut the stitched heart and painted it with the same color as the handrawn hearts and stamped 'Love' in gray to match the rest.  To finish it off zI used some border dies to form the side edges and adhered this to a pink card base.  Thanks very much for reading this and the materials used are listed below.

I also formed the letters in the shape I wanted and slapped a piece of Press & Seal to them to hold the shape I wanted and adhered with some Tombow Mono Multi-Adhesive.


This was a draft of what I wanted to create.

Materials Used:
  • Mama Elephant, Ella & Friends
  • Altenew, Baby Zoo for 'Sending' and 'Love'
  • Lawn Fawn, Owens Alphabet stamps and dies
  • Lawn Fawn, Stitched Borders
  • Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils
  • Hero Arts Shadow Inks
  • Canson 140 lb. Cold Pressed Paper
  • Cannot Remember Brands, Pink Cardstock and Stitched Hearts