I have made a card for the world carmaking day challenge issued by Papertrey. The challenge was to be inspired by Japan or Japanese Art. Since I LOVE Japanese Art and designs, I have made a card with real Japanese paper that I was given by a Japanese friend.
Stamps: In bloom (Papertrey)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Distress Ink (Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose)
Accessories: nestabilities, Japanese origami paper, Copic markers, Gina K luxury cardstock, stickles.
I have made card for the first challenge issued by Claire, at Walzing Mouse Stamps. A couple weeks ago a friend sent me this beautiful set (In Bloom - Papertrey) and it is great to color with Copics. I LOVE the background designed by Claire Brennan, it is part of a Christmas set called Very Vintage Christmas. The challenge was to use green, so I stamped the background with Bamboo Leaves (Memento) and I used a ribbon that I like a lot (New Leaf - Papertrey).
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Stamps: In bloom, Text style (Papertrey), Very Vintage Christmas (Walzing Mouse Stamps)
I have been working on a wood box for a 10 year old girl. Her favourite colour is purple, so I painted a wood box that I got from my local craft shop with Folk Art Amethyst metallic paint.
I am going to enter this project for the latest Kitchen Sink Challenge #17. I punched a strip of pink cardstock with one of my Martha Stewart's punches. I also used peel-off stickers to embellish the border.
The butterfly has been stamped with Memento Inks and I added some Stickles to make it shine.
I have made another card for the latest challenge issued by Flourishes (FTTC33). The challenge is called "Mix it up!", I used patterned paper, peel-off stickers (borders and corners), my newest Nestabilities dies (label 9), Ranger gold embossing powder, Distress Inks and handmade paper. What a mix!!!!
The peel-off stickers were originally silver, I coloured them with a purple a marker for peel-off stickers. The waterlily has been watercolored with Distress Inks (Dusty Concord, shabby shutters, Peeled Paint).
It seems like I cannot stop stamping berries. I am creating a lot of things with these berries and I will show them on this blog.
I used my new nestabilities (Label 8) and one of my favorite border punches from Martha Stewart. The red nestabilities border has been distressed with Fired Brick Distress Ink. I used ivory cardstock, then I created my own distressed border.
Stamps: Multi-Step berries (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Remember (PTI) to create some spots around the berries.
Inks: Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Landscape, Spring Rain (Palette), Bamboo leaves, Pear Tart, Sahara Sand, Lady Bug (Memento), Blue (Encore), Ultramarine (versacraft), Fired Brick (Nestabilites)
Accessories: Nestabilities (label 8), Martha Stewart border punch, dark red ribbon, patterned paper (Basic Grey), Gina K pure luxury cardstock.
This week I played with my stamps a bit . I masked a nice circle stamp from the Happy Birthday Cupcake set (Kitchen Sink Stamps) and I stamped the center of the circle with one of the stamps for the Sweet Pea set (Flourishes).
Usually, I stamp the background but, this time, I challenged myself to use patterned paper.
I really liked how it turned out and I think I am going to make more cards like that.
This week Flourishes challenge was to use pearls, and it is NOT difficult for me to use pearls, I love half pearls from Kaiser Craft so much.
I love this card, I think it's very elegant. For the background I used one of the Basic Retro Backgrounds from Papertrey. I am using this set A LOT. Also, I wanted to use the smallest images of the Sweet Peas and Nasturtium set (Flourishes).
Stamps: Nasturtium and Sweet Pea(Flourishes), Retro background (Papertrey)
Inks: summer sunrise (Palette PTI), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
This time I am going to show you a 3-D project I make with Kitchen Sink Stamps and Papertrey stamps. This is a birthday gift I made for a friend of mine. This tin has now safely travelled from Finland to California.
I stamped the berries with Multi-step berries from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
I used mainly Memento, versamagic and Palette inks.
I laminated the top panel so it doesn't get dirty.
The berries have been double embossed with UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel), they are very shiny in real life. The stripes have been stamped with Plaid Plus (Kitchen Sink Stamps) and the circles are from Papertrey (Borders and Corners).
The panel you see below covers the inside of the lid. It is off-centered. Initially, it wasn't like that , then I realized that its position caused problems to open the tin, so I had to reposition it. Better off-centered than damaged :D
I stamped the background with polka dots from Papertrey, the mug is from the Anniversary PTI set (Everyday classics). The sentiment is from the Little Lady set (one of the first PTI sets).
The panel you see below is laminated. I used the anniversary set and boxes, bags and tags (PTI)
Stamps: Multi-Step berries, Plaid Plus (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Boxes, bags and tags, Little Lady, Everyday classics, Polka Dots, Borders and Corners (Circles) from Papertrey.
Inks: I used mainly Memento, versamagic and Palette inks
Accessories: laminating pockets (no machine required), nestabilities, ivory cardstock and red cardstock, red ribbon, red rhinestone, metal tin, UTEE.
This is my first attempt at using kraft cardstock. I wasn't really sure if I liked it but I wanted to give it a try. Now, I know for sure that I will use this cardstock more often. I used two different types or kraft cardstock, the one in the first picture is lighter, the one in the second picture is darker.
I distressed the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink, and in the second picture, I made some clouds with Broken China Distress ink.
I usually use flowers in my cards, so I always struggles with baby cards.
Also, just a few weeks ago, I realized that I don't have any stamp set for baby cards and I decided to order the new Multi-step baby set released by Kitchen Sink Stamps. I combined the Multi-step baby stamps with the star stamp that came with Papertrey Anniversary Set - Everyday Classics.
I have two very similar versions, the difference is in the ribbon and the blocks color. In the first sample, two baby blocks are brighter than the others.
I stamped the star with Sky blue brillance ink and I embossed it with clear embossing powder mixed with stardust glitter (unfortunately, this doesn't show well in the picture).
Welcome back to my blog! Today, I have a card that I will enter for the Flourishes Fit for Royalty Challenge The challenge consists in making elegant cards or using regal embellishments.
To make my card more elegant, I used half pearls, peel off stickers to decorate the corners and I punched a border with a border punch. I think that the Sweet Peas designed by Marcella Hawley for Flourishes are pure elegance and you don't really need too many embellishments.
Stamps: Sweet Peas (Flourishes), Remember (PTI) for the swirls in the background
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Paper and Frayed Burlap (Distress Ink)