Thursday, 16 August 2018

Kind of Batty Release Blog Hop - Day 2

Good morning! It's Day 2 of the Kind of Batty release from Catherine Pooler Designs - there are some new autumn and halloween goodies now available in the store!

My first card is probably my favourite - the bright rainbow of colour peeking out in all that black and white makes me happy, happy, happy!

I cut the 3 layers of the 3 of a Kind die from white cardstock and then used Copics to create my rainbow. I glued them together and popped them up over a black strip. I stamped one of the sentiments from the matching stamp set. Easy, but effective!

My second card uses Hello Autumn - one of the new layering stamp sets - I went for a 4-seasons kind of look with my colour choices.

I stamped and cut the leaf 4 times, blended matching ink on each corner of a white panel and then stamped my sentiment  (from Rose Garden) before popping up the leaves on top.

Be sure to hop and comment for a chance to win. 5 winners will be announced on Catherine's Blog on Monday, August 20.

Catherine Pooler
Chrissie Tobas
Susan Powell
Karen Baker  
 Jen Carter  
Jenny Colacicco  
Kelly Martin  
Ardyth   <<You are here>>

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AJVD - Sunflower Smiles

I'm on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with this card and a video with some tips for masking and colouring techniques!

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Ellen Hutson - Alcohol-lift with Stencils

I'm on the Ellen Hutson blog and YouTube channel today with a really fun alcohol ink technique that uses stencils and blending solution to create these cards.

Monday, 13 August 2018

MCV106 - Joy

We're off to a slow start in the gallery for the current Muse: ChristmasVisions - lots of people on summer holidays, thinking Christmas is months away.... LOL! I hope that Chriss' gorgeous card will inspire you:

I focused on Chriss':
-black cardbase
-pops of greenery
-white sentiment
-technique background for die cuts

I started by creating 2 alcohol-ink backgrounds - one with 5 shades of green Copic refills, one with 2 shades of red Copic refills and one purple-y Alcohol ink to keep the red pinky rather than orangey. (yes, you can use both together!).

I die cut my holly using Modern Christmas from Essentials by Ellen, and the JOY die cut from Concertina Tag.

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Saturday, 11 August 2018

FS601 - Happy Birthday

Congratulations to this week's Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper, NerdyBeth!

I chose this card as my inspiration:

I focused on Beth's:
-black background
-birthday theme
-colourful sentiment
-embossed polka dots

I changed:
-no image
-inlaid die technique

I love the look of bright colours on a black background and this simple card was pretty easy to make - I cut the die with white and coloured it with Copics. I then cut it out of a black panel and inlaid the coloured die cut into it. Before I adhered the black panel to my white card base, I dry embossed it with an old Cuttlebug embossing folder.

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Muse 278 - Celebrate

Here's my card for this week's Muse Card Club where Anita gave us this pretty inspiration:

I focused on Anita's:
-floral theme
-colour combination

I heat embossed my Roses All Over background with Soft Mango embossing powder before adding some colour with Catherine Pooler inks. I cut my sentiment 3 times, heat embossed the top layer with Oyster Glintz powder and stacked them up.

Here's a quick video:

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Friday, 10 August 2018

WOW! Embossing Creative Guest

I'm on the WOW! Embossing Powder blog today - I'm a Creative Guest and I've got a video showing how I made this sparkly, rainbow birthday card!