Our challenge this week at Sentimental Sundays is to create ‘Cards for Kids’, and make sure to include a sentiment! We are sponsored by Digital Delights by Louby Lou. They kindly provided the design team with images and I used this super cute Humpty Dumpty image for my card. I embossed some Core’dinations to make it look like he was sitting on a wall and inked up a sky behind him. I hope he doesn’t fall!!
Make sure you check out the rest of the DT’s fantastic creations and then share your work with us too!!
There is a fantastic new sketch up at Skipping Stones this week. I have been so busy but the sketch was so CAS and lovely I had to give myself some time out and plat along!
I moved the flower elements (after turning them into birds) so that they were at an angle. I then replaced the sentiment with a ribbon and went with a sentiment on the inside only. You would imagine with such a simple sketch I would have been able to follow it to the letter….I have never been good at doing what I am told though ;p
One of the definitions I found of clean and simple cards (CAS): ‘A clean and simple card has limited layers and sometimes just a card base. It leaves a lot of “open space”. It uses little or no embellishments. CAS cards should be easy and quick.’
I think I managed to comply with the definition of CAS
There is another superb sketch by Lea Lawson over at Skipping Stone designs again this week – check it out here. I am really loving their sketches and am having great fun challenging myself to use the one SSD stamp set I have in various ways on the sketches! I had great fun with this one this morning….
This was also my first ever try at paper piecing – the cardboard sleeves on the take away coffee cups just in case you didnt notice. Not the most elaborate paper piecing in the world but after cutting out 4 coffee cups and their sleeves it was as fancy as I was getting this morning! Because of the paper piecing this also qualifies for entry to the Moxie Fab World paper piecing challenge, once I am not too embarrassed to enter it in it!!
Well I cant quote the raven on this one because I shall be using him forever, not nevermore!! I love the work of Poe so when I won this LaBlanche raven stamp from Cards n Scraps I was so delighted. I am using him in a work on progress that I cant wait to get done and reveal. The raven is just perfect for the project , and even though others may find him creepy, I love him! This tag was just me trying him out and seeing what he looks like. I embossed him onto the tag and over stamped a script stamp all around him. I stamped the script stamp off onto some scrap paper first so I could have it faded looking. I stamped some cogs using some stamps I made myself from the cogs Tim Holtz die and added a paper flower with a cog in the center just for a bit extra steampunk-ish-ness! (apologies about making up a word there but I am sure you all understand!)
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The challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show is to show some embossing. I made a quite masculine card and embossed the background with the TH brick embossing folder. I then used an old vintage envelop to hold a tag – which I also embossed with another TH folder. I had great fun inking everything up to make it look grungy and vintagey to match the envelope. The envelope I did nothing to, it is exactly as I got it. The ticket is also an original vintage ticket.
Here is a shot of the tag too:
Two cards today, again using those pesky scraps from my desk. It doesn’t seem to matter how much I use them I can never seem to finish them all!! The fist card was super fast, a Kraft card base, a scrap of red card that I edged with my doily edge punch and topped with some ribbon. Stamped the sentiment and popped the heart doily on top. Took literally 2 minutes to put together.
This card took a bit longer. I drew out the shape and folded the red card stock and cut the shape out. It took a while to get it all even looking and kept it very simple then just stamped the sentiment and made a tiny white bow with my bow easy (love that tool!) and added the little red prima flower.
Ooh la la ma cherie, a hot lips valentines card ;p I love the sentiments in the stamp set I used, its the Sizzix France set. One of the bargains I got in the Sizzix sale – €1.99 for the set and I have used it a lot already!! The text has come out a bit strange in the photos, not in focus for some reason, hmmm. My hubby took the photos for me so I could just blame him. But then he was nice enough to take the pictures for me so I cant really complain can I?! Thank you J
PS: Katie – the lips card is for you – mwah!! ;p
Take a cheap plain wooden Ikea frame (€1.99 for a 3 pack), a tester pot of paint, paper scraps and some dies and stamps and what do you get? A very happy Nicole as I got to use up more scraps and ‘scraps’ of paint also I painted the frame the pretty aqua blue colour and stamped the butterfiles on it with a’pearl’ paint dabber. When dry I added a coat of Distress Crackle glaze. For the inside of the frame I used a scrap of turquoise and stamped a script stamp on it again using the pearl paint dabber. I then die cut the hearts and layered them together. They also got a coat of the distress crackle. I left the central swirl of the heart unstuck so that it would hold a passport photo.
Here is an example of them holding a ‘passport’ photo. I promise it is passport size. The only actual photos I could find when I went to photograph this was of me at the age of 16, it was much too depressing to put into the frame ;p
I am going to enter this over at Simon Says stamp and show as the colours really bring me straight back to my childhood. I adore the colour blue and any shade and variation of it. This colour reminds me of the first time I was allowed to pick a colour to paint my bedroom. I think I need to paint some rooms blue in my house now! Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Friday
For my Sentimental Sundays Colour challenge post please click here.
This weeks Say it With over at Annabelle stamps is so Say it with Emboss resist. I love this technique and loved playing with this one and getting all inky
I embossed my grass stamp using Forest Moss distress ink and then clear embossing powder. I then used my inks to add some simple colour. Pop on a sentiment and made myself leave it at that. Nice and clean and simple and great inky fun to do!!
PS: Keeping on my emerging scrap usage theme from this week – this card was made using all scraps again!!