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Saturday, 22 July 2017

MFT Stamps Sketch Challenge #342


It's been a long time since I joined in with the sketch challenge over at MFT Card Challenges, so I thought I'd dash off a quick card using the new MFT Stamps Happy Hippos clear stamp set.

I used the hippo with the present and the 3 little birds, stamping them on some Bristol Smooth paper  and colouring them with my Zig Clean Color markers, using Turquoise Green, Yellow Green, Light Green and Bright Yellow. I cut them out with the matching dies and set them aside.

I made an A2 vertical top folding card base and used a little Sno Cone Ink and the Mini Cloud Edges stencil to sponge a few clouds directly onto my card base. I cut some Limelight and Gumball cardstock with one of the Grassy Edges die and finished the edges with a stitched rectangle die, stamping a sentiment from the same set onto the top layer before gluing them both to my card base.

I cut some while and patterned paper with one of the Basic Scalloped Edges dies and finished with the same stitched rectangle die, gluing both to the top of my card. Then I added the hippo and birds with some foam tape and finished with a few enamel dots. You could omit the dots as it doesn't really need them, I just felt they helped balance the card.

If you want to join in with this week's challenge you can find it here, but you only have till Tuesday evening.

Thanks for visiting!

Altenew & Simon Says Stamp - Leaf Background Card


I have a few cards to share with you today but as they are all different I've split them into different posts. I'm really trying to work my way through my draft folder and clear some of the backlog this weekend, or some cards will never see the light of day here.

So the next few posts may be short on text.

This card is made using the leaf die from Altenew's Graden Treasures set and a the You die and You Matter stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.

I used Distress Oxide inks in Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron for blending and stamping.
I also used Blueprints 31 from My Favorite Things, Altenew Gold embossing powder, Gansai Tambai Starry Colours watercolour paint and a few gold and mint sequins from Little Things by Lucy.

I highlighted the leaves with a Sakura Gold Star Gelly Roll pen.

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, 21 July 2017

Whimsy Stamps July Release Day 3


We're on the last day of our new release show case and to round off my cards today I have 2 makes with clear stamp sets to share with you.

The first uses Paper Polly Dolly.

This little cutie comes with several outfits you can dress her up in and for this card I chose the Bee outfit. The set also comes with a set of matching dies (which I don't have so I did have to fussy cut this one), to make life easier for you, and the die set actually allows you to make an additional cat outfit.

I've just realised that I completely forgot to add her little antennae!

I coloured her with my Zig markers and popped her on top of a shaker card that I made with the Honeycomb Pattern Die. The sentiment is also part of the set.

For my second card I made a background using the smooshing method, with Distress Inks and Gold Watercolour paint from Gansai Tambi.

I paired this with some gold lustre cardstock and then stamped and gold heat embossed some flower images from the Little Birdie Told Me stamp set, coloured them with my zig markers, and fussy cut them. I popped them up against my gold frame with some foam tape.

The sentiment stamped on the bottom of the frame is from the Simple Sentiments set.

I finished off with a few gold and clear sequins.

Thanks for joining us during the release.