Monday, 17 June 2019

Stretch Your Stamps - You Can Do It!


Today I have a easy card where I created a flying bird out of a sitting bird.

I stamped and the bird from Tropical Birds twice onto white cardstock. I used Copic markers and coloured one of the birds fully and for the second one, I just coloured the wing.

I used a co-ordinating die to cut the bird, but for the wing, I used my scissors and fussy cut it. The wing has nice smooth curves so it was really easy.

Then I played around a bit to position the wing behind the bird to make him look like he's in flight.

For the background, I stamped the branch and tiny flower from Tropical Toucans a few times down oneside of the panel, and around the edge of a white 4.25x4.25 card base.

I stamped the sentiment from Tropical Toucans, leaving space for my bird above it.

I backed the panel with a narrow black mat and then glued it to the card base. I popped the bird up with foam tape and added a few jewels from the Luau mix to the flowers.

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Stretching a Stencil with Masking (feat. Alexandra Renke)



Congratulations to this week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper, Julie (mfb).

I chose this card as my inspiration:



I focused on Julie's:
-inkblended 'circular' focal image
-coloured sentiment strip

I changed:
-season/occasion
-technique
-colours

I used an Alexandra Renke stencil and masked a portion before blending Catherine Pooler inks over it. Then I turned the card and repeated the masking and blending to form a symmetrical focal image.

I created a black sentiment strip with a wonderful die cut from Tonic December Skies paper.

Here's a quick video:




Friday, 14 June 2019

Hello Friend (Heffy Doodle / Therm O Web Collaboration)


I'm excited to be on the Heffy Doodle blog today as part of the collaboration with Therm O Web. I tried lots of new products and techniques to make this glitzy friendship card!


Thursday, 13 June 2019

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Faux Enamel Beach Scene (Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop/GIVEAWAY)


Do you love collecting enamel pins? I created a card with a faux enamel scene using new stamps, dies and stencils from Pretty Pink Posh!


Today is the first day of blog hops to celebrate this new release and I've got the blog hop list and prize details below.

I created my scene by cutting the new Beach Scene die from white cardstock and colouring it with Copic markers before coating it with embossing ink and then embossing it with clear embossing powder. TWELVE times! lol! This gave a thick, glossy, faux-enamel look to my scene. I had a couple of small issues, including warping and cracking, so be sure to watch my video to see how I fixed those!




There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly from comments left along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 6/17/2019. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Outside/Inside Card with Pink & Main


I'm on the Pink & Main blog today with this outside/inside card.

I also have a video on my YouTube channel showing how I made it: