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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Inspired By Stamping : Thinking of You Cards - Masuline


Today's card set is all about "Thinking About You" for the males. I don't know about you but I find Masculine Cards are the most challenging to make. I have to plan and play with inks, cards and paper to co-ordinate with the stamps for just one card. 


I ended up making 3 cards and turning them into a set as I loved the contemporary feel of the stampset and designer paper so much.
To add pops of colour I used Distress Inks as I feel this bring out the colours of the designer series paper.
For the black Ink I used my favourite Versafine Onyx Black.


To help define the paper and the inks I used strips of Black card stock.  All card bases are white for a clean and simple look.


The stampset used for this set is " Masculine Tags". You can see that you can make this stampset your own. 



Saturday, 11 April 2015

Designer Spot Light : Inspired By Stamping

Hi lovely crafting peeps and welcome to today's blog post. Today I will be using some masking fluid that I found at my local art and craft store. 


I first stamped the floral image from the "Tulip Bouquet " stampset with Jet Black Staz On ink. 


I then used an old brush and painted with Masking Fluid over the image with the masking liquid conscious of staying within the stamped image. 


I chose 3 Distress Ink colours to use for the base to apply a wash colour over the image. To spread the ink over I used a flat brush. I made sure I first brushed the water colour cardstock with water so the distress inks can spread over the card stock without streaking. I used my craft mat to pick up the distress inks.



Once the ink has dried I used my rubber cement eraser to pick up the masking fluid leaving the white cardstock appear through the colour wash.


I then matted on black cardstock then placed on a white card base. 
 For the sentiment I have used the Big Hello stampset and heat embossed on vellum cardstock. 

To help embellish I have used heart die cuts with red glittered cardstock  and placed them over the card.

I hope today's card inspired you to used other masking mediums other than post it notes or masking paper. I have found this method rather quick and easy.



Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Easter Card


Today's card is all about the Easter. I played with my copics (which I am still learning to use) and my new Lawn Fawn Stampset "Eggstra Special Easter" and co-ordinating dies.
I have chosen 2  six by six paper packs - Lawn Fawn " Let's Polka" & Kaiser Craft "Happy Snaps".

The chevron bow ribbon is crushed curry from Stampin Up.

Copics used are E25, E29, E33, E93, 
YR07, YR14 YR15, 
Y08, Y13, Y17,
RV06 & RV09,
V01 & C2
B06 & BG01

I have accented the bows on the bunny with Glossy Accents and brushed the eggs and hearts with Wink of Stella Clear to add a little shimmer.

I have used Chesnut Roan to stamp the sentiment and momento Tuxedo Black for the bunnies and eggs.



I have entered this card in 2 blog challenges





Sunday, 29 March 2015

Inspired By Stamping : Big Hello


Hello lovely peeps, for today's card I have played with the Spring Lilac's paper pad. 
Lots of paper layering going on here from the flower to the background.

I have sponged all layers around the edges with Crumb cake.

The colour combination I have played with naturals ivory and rich razzleberry.
To make the sentiment pop on the rich razzleberry cardstock I have used white heat embossing powder.
To embellish the flower I have used an Antique Brad.




















Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Honey Bee - Inspired By Stamping



For the background I have used a honeycomb background sponged with gray ink and  then sponged with Unicorn White pigment ink for a shadow effect.

Cardstock colour combo is whisper white & basic black. 

Inks used are Versmark , Versafine Onyx Black, Basic Gray & Unicorn white.

Embossing Powders - Superfine white detail and Clear Gloss.