Monday, October 11, 2021

Digi on patterned paper


 I am trying to try new things (or new to me) in cardmaking.  Today's effort is using printed paper as the background for a stamped image (which, in this case, is a digi stamp from Bugaboo).

I printed the Bugaboo image on a snippet of patterned paper -- purposefully choosing a pattern that was muted and not distracting.  I then  used a circle die to cut it out.  Using the same die, I cut a circle in the middle of a second, coordinating printed piece and inset the stamped image into the space. They are both mounted on a car made from SU River Rock card stock. I think the lighter circle really draws the eye without the pattern competing with the print. What do you think?.

 The sentiment is Hello, a die from Stamplorations, with a few pale pink sequins added for interest.

Using two patterns was inspired by the current Butterfly Challenge. Mrs. A is also introducing another of her amazing fancy folds, but combining the stamping on patterned paper and inset die-cuts was as much challenge as I was up to.

This card is for these challenges:

Butterfly Challenge #162 -- Level 2: 2 patterned papers and colors (I believe I have all three -- light and dark lavender and pale pink.)

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2141 -- anything goes

Pixie's Snippet Playground # 413 -- use snippets (center image and sentiment from snippets)

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper

Word Art Wednesday #511 -- anything goes

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Coffee cup

Today's card is an attempt at watercolor. Occasionally I follow along with the watercolor challenge at SCS, and this week's challenge involved creating a top-down view of a coffee cup, using shadows to outline the exterior. I traced a jar for the circular coffee portion of the mug and lightly sketched in where the handle would go. The rest was all painting.

To create the coffee rings, I brushed paint on the bottom of  a small jar and stamped.  I did the same on the envelope and added some splatters. (I love matching envelopes and usually forget to make one when I'm working on a card.

The Hello sentiment is a Stamplorations die.  I used Espresso alcohol ink to color the sequins that are scattered about.

This card is for these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- card and matching envelope

Word Art Wednesday #509 -- anything goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2138 -- anything goes

Watercooler Wednesday -- All things masculine

Monday, September 20, 2021

Autumn fun fold


Today's card features another fun fold I discovered on SCS. I think they call this one a pull-out panel fold? I wanted to make a fall-themed card, and I thought I had a bunch of snippets of patterned papers with fall leaves on them. Once I went digging, I didn't find as many as I thought I would, but I managed to find four different patterns to use. (If you look at the photo with the card extended you see a light-colored almost impressionistic leaf print on the first panel, a mutlicolored fall leaf pattern in the oval, a monocolored print in the third panel, a different monochrome print in the final panel, which is matted on another snippet of the paper used in the third panel. 

The "fall" is from Purple Onion and is white-embossed.  On the fourth panel, there's a small border of maple leaves from a set by The Alley Way.  I think the maple leaf die is from Memory Box, and the oval and scallop are good old Nesties.

This card is entered in these challenges:

Double D Challenge -- leaves

Die-Cut Divas -- anything with die cuts

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- lots of layers

Pixie's Snippet Playground #412 -- use snippes (all the patterned papers)

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned papers

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2138 --anything goes

Word Art Wednesday #509 -- anything goes


Friday, September 17, 2021

Cutaway corner


 

Today's card features a technique I found on SCS, called cutaway corner -- and the name tells you everything you need to know about this technique.  It's a great way to feature a pretty paper. 

Fittingly enough, I was making a card for the Butterfly Challenge, and I'm pretty sure the patterned paper I selected was part of a  prize packet from Mrs. A. It's certainly lovely paper featuring butterflies. I used a stitched circle die to cut away the lower right corner, and adhered the patterned card stock to a pale pink card.  

I used a snippet of off-white to cut the solid butterfly, and a snippet of medium gray that was barely big enough for the filigree butterfly and sentiment. (Things got a little nerve-wracking when I tore the sentiment while cutting it, and I had just enough of the snippet left to try one more time with the sentiment.) The sentiment (from The Alley Way Stamps) is white embossed. The beautiful butterfly dies are from Simon Says and they are popped up on foam tape.

This card is for these challenges:

The Butterfly Challenge #161 --Level 2 (faux stitching around circle and shimmering pink.)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- lots of layers

Die Cut Divas -- anything goes

Pixie's Snippet Playground #411-- use snippets (butterflies and sentiment)

Word Art Wednesday #509  -- anything goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2137  -- anything goes

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Woven Christmas card


 Hi

Today's card was inspired by this card that Karen Dunbrook posted on her blog. She used scraps of paper she stenciled, but since I can't part with even the smallest snippet of Christmas paper, I decided to try the technique with those.

I trimmed the pieces to random widths (normally if it's less than an inch wide, I throw it away -- I do have some standards!), then arranged them in a pleasing pattern. It was surprising how quickly the weaving was big enough to fill a card.

To finish it, I stamped a Stamplorations sentiment and added a couple of red sequins.

Easy-peasy, quick and I think it's an interesting look.

This card is entered in these challenges


Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge #556 -- anything Christmas

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper

Pixie's Snippet Playground #410 -- use snippets

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- anything goes

Word Art Wednesday # 506 --anuything goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies # 2134 -- anything goes

Stamplorations Never-ending anything goes challenge -- use Stamploration products (sentiment)


Monday, August 23, 2021

Something different


 Spritzed and splattered isn't generally my style, but I went ahead and tried a technique with lots of spritz and splatters. Here's the result.

This card is made from four colors of Distress Inks. Press on craft sheet, sprintz, pick up the color with watercolor paper, let dry. Add ink splatters. Ink image (it's a tomato plant from Impression Obsession), spritz, stamp. Let dry, then paint with Distress Inks.  Add script or other filler stamps.  Splatter with white paint. Add sentiment (I think that the sentiment is an I-O stamp, too.).

As I said, lots of spritz and splatters. It was fun.

This card is entered in these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday: Spritz and Splatter

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: add a sentiment

Double D Challenge: Fruits and Veggies

Word Art Wednesday #506: anything goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2134:  anything goes


Friday, August 20, 2021

Pining for fun

 

I was looking through embossing folders a few weeks and and found a stamp set I'd never used hidden among the EFs. (The pineapple stamps and die also included a tiny -- like 1-inch wide -- EF that I guess is supposed to look like pineapple bark. It's pretty similar to the Sizzix EF I used here, only way smaller. The set is called Totally Tropical, and I think it might have been a prize from one of Hazel's challenges.). 

 When I saw this sketch on SCS, I thought of that set and found the perfect patterned paper to go with it. The pineapple is colored with pencils, and the sentiment is white-embossed. The pineapple, sentiment panel and angled panel are all made from snippets selected to match the patterned paper.

This card is for these challenges:

Double D -- Fruits and vegetables

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- add a sentiment

Simon Says Stamp Monday -- dry embossing,

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper

Word Art Wednesday #505 -- anything goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2133  -- anything goes

 


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