February 14, 2014

Sealed With a Kiss Card

I made this card a few weeks back using a kiss stamp I got for Christmas.  I took some pink and white cardstock, cut squares and then stamped and clear heat embossed the stamp in a dark pink.  I did the same (minus the embossing) for the 'love' sentiment and affixed the panels to the red cardstock base using a mix of glue and pop dots.

February 9, 2014

JustRite Iris Card

I made this card for JustRite's Botanical Bliss challenge, to use a flower and/or butterfly on your card.

I started out by stamping the frame from Botanical Medallions and Banners in purple ink on white cardstock.  I die cut it out using the co-ordinating die (Nested Oval Medallions).  I then stamped the iris from the same stamp set and die cut it out using an oval die from Spellbinders.  I used a Versamark pen and dusted the image with Perfect Pearls.  It turned out too pale, so I added more colour with markers. You can't see it in the picture, but there's a fantastic shimmer to the flowers.

I stamped another piece of white cardstock with Elegant Fronds and embossed it with a light green/aqua embossing powder.  I then rubbed some purple and blue gelatos onto the unembossed sections.

I layered a piece of light purple ribbon on top of a darker shimmery ribbon, and wrapped it around the embossed panel.  I glued the panel on a purple card base and then glued the medallion on top.  The Iris panel was added with pop dots and a die cut butterfly glued to the side.

February 8, 2014

Rose Bouquet Card

I made this card for Penny Black's Website Wonder Contest.

I used the Rose die from their new Happy Everything collection.  I die cut several roses and coloured them using a mix of gelatos (red and black with a touch of metallic red for the flowers, plain green for the leaves and stems).  I then painted over the colour with water to blend it all in.

While those dried, I embossed my cardstock and stamped the sentiment from Penny Black's Hello Gorgeous set.  I attached the flowers using a mix of glue and pop-dots, then added a strip of glitter ribbon.

February 7, 2014

Rainbow Wishes

This card is for Papertrey Ink's 7th Anniversary Timed challenge.  You have 7 minutes to grab supplies and 17 to craft your card.

I started out by grabbing my supplies - and some extras just in case I wanted something extra I hadn't thought of when planning my card.  I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of my cardstock, then stamped the balloon on a separate piece.

I masked the bottom of the card and stamped some grass using a flourish piece and the bottom of the bouquet (turned upside down) from Simply Jane, and the tips of the grass from Daydreamer.

I stamped the left cloud, masked it and decided where to put the other cloud and masked that one too. Then I stamped the rainbow.  I was starting to panic about my timing and so grabbed the wrong red marker when colouring it (I should have used a lighter shade) and wasn't as careful about the lines as I'd have liked.

To finish off, I fussy cut the hot air balloon and used pop-dots to apply it to the card.

I considered adding another hot air balloon behind and to the right of the first, but looked at the time and decided I didn't have time for it.  Though, thinking about it now, had I stamped it on the card instead of cutting it out I would have...  Ah well.

The rainbow, clouds, sentiment and balloon are all from the Up, Up and Away set.

I made the card in 13:25.

February 6, 2014

Sexy Cupid Valentine

I made this card for 2 challenges.  I haven't done a Kenny K challenge for a while, so I coloured the sexy cupid image while watching TV earlier this week and whipped up the rest of the card today.  It's going into their Love challenge.  I added a few hearts so I could also enter it in Simon Says Stamp's Heart challenge.

 The cupid was coloured with pencil crayons, including highlights done with metallic pencil crayons (which are fantastic).  I added some glitter gel pen to the wings for a tiny bit of sparkle (it doesn't work over pencil crayons, so the wings are mostly pencil crayon free, just a little silver for shading).

I die cut a Spellbinder's heart to go behind her, and die cut an edging on my black patterned/embossed paper.  I wanted her to aim at something and so made a heart shaped rosette (with a die I got for Christmas).

I may go back and write 'Be Mine' or something equally cheesy on the heart.  Or not.