Saturday, 24 February 2018

MCV94 - Sending Joy

Oh my, I had so much fun with this technique inspired by Lindsey for the current Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge!

Here's Lindsey's inspiration:

I focused on Lindsey's:
-white die cut

I used the sketch from a current Stamp Nation challenge and will link up there as well.

The Wreath die and Joy die are both from the Winterhaven Stamp of Approval collection and are not yet available at Catherine Pooler's shop.

I used:

Friday, 23 February 2018

Concord & 9th February Release - Wonderful Florals & Matching Dies

Today's my third post as a Guest Designer for Concord & 9th's February release. I've been having a ton of fun with these amazing products!

Today we're featuring Wonderful Florals and Matching Dies.

For my first card, I used the full floral stamp, but kept the card, stamping and frame monochrome in greys and silver. Then I die cut the wonderful letters out of watercolour cardstock and coloured the bottom of each one with a Zig Art & Graphic Twin Tip marker before adding water and letting the colour run up to the top. 

For the second card, I stuck with the florals, and used the graphic stripe set to create a background for one of the standalone flowers. I watercoloured the flower and leaves with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I finished the card with one of the stamped sentiments included in this versatile set.

For a more graphic look, I used the Zig Art & Graphic Twin Tip markers again, and created a circle of rainbow colours. To get the colours to blend, I used a wet brush over top of the colouring. Then I cut the 'wonderful' die from a slightly smaller white circle and popped it up over the rainbow.

I used:

Light Bulb Moment, Muse 254 - Hello

I'm on the SugarPea Designs blog today with a video showing how I made this card, inspired by Kim, for this week's Muse Challenge.

Here's Kim's inspiration:

I focused on Kim's:
-animal theme
-popped up sentiment

I used:

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Sunday, 18 February 2018

FS576 - Smile

Congratulations to this week's Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper, Susy Kegel (aka Boss).

I chose this card as my inspiration:

I focused on Susy's:
-pink florals
-multi-coloured plaid
-one-word sentiment

I changed:

I used some of the new Catherine Pooler Designs products plus an older background stamp. I used Be Mine ink, which is a pretty, pink ink, but was part of the latest Stamp of Approval collection and isn't available in the store yet. I linked to It's a Girl, which is another pretty pink ink from Catherine.

Here's a quick video:

I used:

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Muse 253 - The Sweetest

Are you sick of me? That was a heck of a week - so many cards with so many amazing new goodies!

Anyway, I managed to squeeze in some time for Muse, where Tracey gave us this adorable inspiration:

I focused on Tracey's:
-bear with a heart
-blue and green background
-white sentiment on black

I used:

Friday, 16 February 2018

Concord & 9th February Release - Birthday Stacks

This is my second post as a Guest Designer for Concord & 9th, featuring their fabulous February release.

Today, I'm featuring the Birthday Stacks Stamps and Dies and WOW! I could work with these products forever! There are so many possibilities!

I started with the candles stamp and matching die. I stamped the candles at the bottom of my panel and then created a mask out of masking paper with the die before stamping a row above. I kept going until I had all these candles on the card. I cut the top row with the die for some texture and interest and popped the panel up on a plain white card where I had stamped my sentiment.

I did some copic colouring in cool greys and yellows and added some Stickles for sparkle. You could do the exact same idea with the presents and the balloons stamps.

Next up, this celebrate edge die. I fell in love with it and I will use it a lot! Here, I cut it from a white panel and carefully coloured each letter with a copic marker. I added a strip of silver for sparkle and stamped one of the little sentiments. Quick and easy!

This set comes with solid stamps that you can use to fill in the outline shapes quickly, or you can use them on their own like I did for this card and the next. I started by stamping CELEBRATE in rainbow inks, using my MISTI and some tape to mask each letter. I then stamped my balloons with two colours each, to create dimension. There is a string stamp in the set, but can you believe I lost within about 2 minutes of opening the package?! Grrr! I hate that! After searching everywhere, I gave up and drew my strings in.  I cut the edge of the panel with the decorative edge.

OK, this is the card you make when you have 2 minutes before you're leaving for the party. Or does that not happen to you?! LOL! Cut a coloured panel and cut out the celebrate die. On a white card, stamp a bunch of the balloon-fill-in circles in bright colours. Add some glue and you're done!

Finally, although this is a birthday set, You can use it for other occasions. Here, I stamped the balloons over and over, turning them and creating a fun background. I then took the solid stamp and inked up a few with lime and aqua inks and added a die cut thanks (we're featuring these next week).

There's a lot in this post, but I really feel like I've only scratched the surface of these amazing products. I know there are 3D options you can make with them - I can't wait to give them a try!

I used: