April 10, 2016

Night Castle Card

This is another card I made for Simon Says Stamps' birthday challenge.

I started this card by die cutting the castle and trees from black cardstock and then inking them with white pigment ink where they embossed through the die.  I took a piece of glossy cardstock and stamped a moon, then die cut the frame out of it.  With the die in place, I used red, 2 blue, and black inks to fill in the background, leaving the edges white.

For the stars I added some white paint dots, then I used a Versamark pen for the moon and more star dots and and sprinkled on glow in the dark embossing powder.

I attached the white cardstock to a black base and then used pop dots to attach the castle and trees.

April 7, 2016

Simon Says Stamp's Birthday Challenge Card

I made this birthday card for Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge.  I took a piece of dark purple cardstock that I'd previously cut a circle out of and then die cut 3 of the Dahlia die (2 out of lighter purple cardstock, and one from white cardstock).  I then die cut and embossed a banner and stamped Happy Birthday on it.  I glued the banner down high enough so I could add the recipient's name in later, then glued the flowers to the side of the circle.  I also added a punched butterfly with some purple sparkle pen lines to the upper corner.  To finish the card I added 3 pearls to the flowers.

April 5, 2016

Powerpuff Girls Card

One of my acquaintances is a huge Powerpuff Girls fan, so I made them a custom designed card for their birthday.  I used images from the internet as a template and then drew the three protagonists.  I traced the drawings onto cardstock and inked them with a black marker, then coloured them in.  I glued small triangular strips of coloured vellum to the girls, attaching the points to the white base, as colour streams.  For the background I used a Crayola airbrush - which turned out a bit more splotchy on the pink than I'd intended, but overall I liked it.  I glued the white base piece to the sprayed cardstock, and used pop dots on the girls so they'd stick out a little.

Inside, I drew an image of one of the show's bad guys, Him. I should have used the Powerpuff Girl font for the message text, but I didn't think of that in time.

I'm submitting this card to Simon Says Stamp's Anything Goes challenge.