Saturday, 12 June 2021

Modern Merry Christmas

Congratulations to this week's Featured Stamper Laura! (ScrappyHappy)).

I chose this card as my inspiration:

LIST: colours (pink, green, aqua, grey, red), layered die-cut, ink-blended circular flowers, stamped sentiment strip

INCLUDE: colours, circle shapes,

MODIFY: circle baubles instead of flowers, Christmas

EXCLUDE: Sentiment Strip

SPIN: Square card, sparkly holographic cardstock

I was attracted by the deep colours and dimension and blending on this pretty vertical garden.

I used the bubble mania die and inkblended the oval pieces that cut out of the bubble outline, leaving a white highlight, which really adds to the dimensional look and using a darker colour of ink on one side for more contrast and dimension

I finished with 3 layers of the AJVD Merry Christmas die in black cardstock and topped it off with a layer cut from holographic cardstock from lawn fawn.

Friday, 11 June 2021

Rainbow Limes! (5K Together Video Hop)

Today my video combines two of my favourite things - LIMES and rainbows! 

I've been invited to celebrate with Erica and Maria as part of a video hop so be sure to watch how I was inspired by each of them and how I used two of my favourite direct-to-paper ink techniques. 

Then hop and comment for a chance to win! (details below)

Hop Details:

Comments must be left (on YouTube, not here) by June 23rd at 11:59 PM Pacific time. Winners will be announced on June 25th on both Erica’s and Maria’s YouTube channels.

Monday, 7 June 2021

Black and White cards for Any Occasion

Today's video is all about using black and white to make high-impact cards for any occasion! I explored different techniques and supplies to add lots of visual interest! 

And after watching, if you're craving colour, you can head to Inkhill Revival, where Kerri is showing unexpected and exciting ways to add colour to your cards!

Start with my video here:

Sunday, 6 June 2021

Butterfly Birthday

Congratulations to this week's Featured Stamper, Jaque (jeddibamps).

I chose this card as my inspiration:

LIST: colours (pink, white, gold), white frame, intricate floral die cut, ribbon/yarn, bee, birthday sentiment

INCLUDE: white frame, pink and gold, white outline images, 

MODIFY: masked frame and sentiment strip, changed technique to stencil/blended ink, gold splatter, 

EXCLUDE: bee, ribbon/yarn

SPIN: Square card

I started by masking off a border and an area for my sentiment on a square piece of white cardstock. I laid the Butterfly Background stencil down and blended Tiki Torch, Pucker Up and Flirty Fuchsia through. Before I removed the stencil and the masking tape, I splattered Altenew gold watercolour over top.

When I removed the stencil, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment, and then used Ellen Hutson Essential Square dies to cut a negative frame from the panel. I popped the frame and square up with foam tape and added some gold gems.

Monday, 31 May 2021

Getting More from a Tag Die / Crafty Meraki First Anniversary Video Hop


Good morning! Today I'm excited to be part of Crafty Meraki's First Anniversary Video Hop! 

I made a unique layered tag/gift card holder/graduation card, and I used just one tag die to create these 3 different sizes - watch my video to find out how. And then hop along and comment for a chance to win $100 worth of Crafty Meraki products (all details are in the video description box on YouTube)!

AND don't forget - if you shop on the site, use code ARDYTH10 for 10% off your order!

Sunday, 30 May 2021

Butterfly Thanks

Congratulations to this week's Featured Stamper, Diane!

I chose this card as my inspiration:

LIST: colours (blue, green, red, orange, yellow), leaves, flowers, layered sentiment strip, dark mat

INCLUDE: stamped background, colours, horizontal sentiment        

MODIFY: flowers to butterflies, butterflies stamped among the leaves, sentiment is individual letters popped up

EXCLUDE: die cut flowers, generational stamping in the background

Saturday, 29 May 2021

Craft Roulette #63

This is the result of last nights Craft Roulette challenge, where I was one of the Guest Crafters. 

Here are the 4 parameters we came up with:

Project: 6 inch sketch (Mary had 2 we could choose from)

Colours: cool

Element: car or truck

Random: envelope

I often find larger cards to be a challenge - many stamps and dies are scaled for smaller spaces. But the sketch had 4 windows, so that helped.

I cut 4 squares from some of my cool-coloured gel plate backgrounds and added some tone on tone stamping with Ellen Hutson's Wonky Background set.

I cut and coloured the card and people from Penguin Palace's Sweet Ride set, and cut out my sentiment using some Ellen Hutson word dies.