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Happy Birthday Sean

March 18, 2017

My son-in-law is celebrating his birthday today so I thought I would share the card I made for him.  I actually used the sketch at Mojo Monday to create this card.

I started by tearing both ends of a strip of the  Carried Away Designer Series paper (you can earn this for free with a qualifying order until the end of this month) before attaching to the left hand side of Whisper White card.  I cut the balloon from Night of Navy card using the Up and Away Thinlits Dies and attached it to Whisper White card.  The panel is attached to Night of Navy card and then the card front using dimensionalsI stamped the cloud image from the Lift Me Up stamp set three times onto Whisper White card using Mint Macaron ink and cut them out using the matching Up and Away Thinlit Die.  The clouds are attached using dimensionals and snail so that they sit over the pieces on the card front.

To decorate the inside I stamped the birthday greeting from the Lift Me Up stamp set using Night of Navy ink.  To add a little more definition to the greeting, I stamped the cloud image three times using Mint Macaron ink.

I hope he has a fabulous day doing what he loves.

Bye for now,

Kris

 

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March 17, 2017

So here I am with another challenge card this time for the Global Design Project.  I love sketch challenges and this is a fun sketch to play with.  In fact I liked it so much I created three different cards using the same sketch.

This card also adds a challenge to use the bubble wrap technique.  I had never done this, so I got out some bubble wrap and used my Sponge Brayer to add Pink Pirouette ink to the wrap.  I placed it onto Whisper White card and transferred the design to the card using only slight pressure.  I was surprised at just how much the design transferred, especially as I was using such a light coloured ink.  I embossed a piece of Pink Pirouette card using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and attached it to the stamped Whisper White card.  I wrapped the join with some 1/8″ Silver Ribbon and attached it to scored and folded Smokey Slate card.   I stamped the flower image from the That’s The Tag stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I cut the image using one of the Layering Circle Framelit Dies and then stamped the greeting from the same stamp set using the same black ink.  I added a little colour to the flower using Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers.  I cut a scollaped circle from Pear Pizzazz card using the Layerng Circle Framelit Dies and attached it behind the image circle.  The whole piece is attached to the card front using dimensionals.  Once the image panel was in place, I tied a small length of the same Silver Ribbon to the left of the stamped panel.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the same flower image from the That’s The Tag stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and added some colour using the Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers.

I am happy with the card and also happy to have finally inked this stamp set.  I’d love to hear what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Match the Sketch

March 16, 2017

My upline, the lovely Stephanie Pike, posted a list of challenge blogs for our team to use when we lacked inspiration.  I decided to play along with the sketch challenge at Match the Sketch this week.   I also liked the idea of the Paper Players challenge to use green (any green) and white.  Even though I didn’t get my card posted in time for the Match the Sketch challenge, it still meets the criteria for both challenges.

I knew that the Every Occasion stamp set would work perfectly for this sketch and settled on the tree image.  I stamped it nine times onto Whisper White card using Garden Green ink.  I punched out the images using the 1″ circle punch.  I attached the images to Garden Green circles cut using the smallest Layering Circle Framelit Die and attached them to Whisper White card.  I wrapped a length of Garden Green card with the Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon and attached it below the trees.  I stamped the greeting from the Star of Light stamp set below the ribbon using Garden Green ink.  I tied a bow in another length of Whisper White Organza Ribbon and attached it to the card front using a Glue Dot.
The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Garden Green card.

Inside the card I stamped another of the greetings from the Star of Light stamp set, once more using Garden Green ink.

Well,  what do you think?  I know its early but you can never have enough Christmas cards.

Bye for now,

Kris

 

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Fab Friday 107

March 14, 2017

Today I am playing along with this week’s challenge at Fab Friday.  I had a card laying on my desk which used the Wetlands stamp set and I thought it would be perfect for the layout.

I embossed Whisper White card using the Seaside Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Soft Suede card.  I punched both ends of a narrow strip of Soft Suede card using the Triple Banner Punch and attached it to the card front.  I stamped the birds from the Wetlands stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and used the Pacific Point Watercolour Pencil and a Blender Pen to add some colour.  I attached the stamped card to Pacific Point card.  I stamped the greeting from the Wetlands stamp set onto Whisper White card using Soft Suede ink and punched it out using the 1-3/4″ circle punchI attached it to a 2″ circle punched from Soft Suede card.  I attached the greeting to the bottom of the bird panel and then to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card I stamped the birds once more and added a little colour with the Pacific Point Watercolour Pencil and a blender pen.

A simple card but that is my favourite kind.

Bye for now,

Kris

 

 

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Freshly Made sketch 277

March 13, 2017

I had a chance to create a card using the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches recently.  Unfortunately I forgot to post in time so missed the cut off for the challenge.  However, using the sketch gave me an opportunity to try out a new stamp set – High Tide.  I have had this set for a while but this is my first creation.

I stamped the first image for the lighthouse from the High Tide stamp set onto Whisper White card using Sahara Sand ink and stamped the second image over the top using Soft Suede ink.  I stamped the sand image using Crushed Curry ink and added the water image using Island Indigo ink. 014-6 I stamped the grass image using Always Artichoke ink and added the birds using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I attached the stamped panel to scored and folded Soft Suede card.  I stamped the greeting from the Build a Birthday stamp set onto Whisper White card using Soft Suede ink. 015-6 I punched one end using the Triple Banner Punch.  I attached the greeting to a banner created using Soft Suede card before attaching to the card front.

To decorate the inside of the card I stamped the sand image using Crushed Curry ink and stamped the sea bird image over the top using Soft Suede ink.  You have to play a little with the sand image, because it has a cut out space designed to fit around the bottom of the lighthouse, but by stamping one end first and flipping the stamp upside down, I managed to fill across the width of the card.

I  can see that I am going to have to get this stamp set out a bit more and experiment.  The great thing is that you can create your scene however you wish – use all the stamps for a detailed scene or pick and choose to create a completely different look.

What do you think?  Do you love this stamp set too.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Happy Anniversary

March 11, 2017

My youngest daughter Emma and her husband Jason are celebrating their wedding anniversary today.  Congratulations to you both.

You are probably getting sick of hearing my say this but I used the same idea that was shared by Jessica Taylor to create this card as well.  This time I added three strips of Floral Boutique Designer Series paper across Whisper White card.  I added the greeting from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set using Night of Navy ink.  I attached the stamped Whisper White card to scored and folded Thick A4 Whisper White card.  I stamped the flower from the You’ve Got This stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the flower using Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Watercolour Pencils and a Blender Pen.  I cut out the flower and attached it over the designer series paper using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside I added a strip of Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper to the bottom of Whisper White card.  I stamped the flower once more using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it the same as I did the flower on the front of the card.  This time I only cut out the flower and attached over the designer series paper.  The panel is then attached to the inside of the card.

I am unable to be with my daughter to celebrate but I hope they have a lovely day doing something they love.

I think I have shared all the cards I have made using this layout for now.

Bye for now,

Kris

 

 

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Same sketch Take 2

March 10, 2017

Here I am using the same card sketch that I used yesterday but today’s card has a completely different feel.  This time I added three strips of the Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper across Very Vanilla card.  I stamped the greeting from the Urban District stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I attached the Very Vanilla card to Basic Gray card and then scored and folded Basic Black card.  I stamped the screwdriver and the spanner images from the Nailed It stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the images using Basic Gray, Basic Black and Old Olive Watercolour Pencils and  a Blender Pen.  I cut the image out using the matching Build It Framelits Dies.  The screwdriver and the spanner are attached to the card front over the designer series panels.

To decorate the inside I attached a narrow strip of Basic Black card behind one long edge of the Designer Series paper before attaching to the bottom of Very Vanilla card.

So there you go, the same layout but this time to create a very male card.  I am kind of chuffed about that because male cards are not my strong point.

Anyway, I’d love to hear what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

 

 

 

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