Sunday, 13 October 2019

More merriness in pink

This card was originally meant to be a very CAS one, but after stamping my sentiment, I realised the placement was wrong. So I started again and created the card featured in my previous post. However, I did not want to waste my first panel, because I really liked the subtle colouring onto my pink cardstock, so I decided to fill up the entire panel with more stamping and subsequent colouring. And I'm glad I did, because I do love how this came out in the end.


I'm playing at:

Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas...for the cure


As always, the first JB challenge in October is 
all about pink holiday cards
And for every card that is being linked up 
this fortnight, the lovely Jingle Belles, 
Lauren and Stephanie, will each be donating 
2 dollars to the US Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Penny Black and More - Pretty in Pink 
(in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month)

SSS WCMD - Anything goes

SSS Wednesday - Christmas

WWC242 - All about occasions


ATSM - #362 Make your mark





Merry

I was determined to play along with this new CAS challenge in blogland. Since the linky will be closing soon, I set out to create a card this afternoon using the wonderful stamps by Pinkfresh Studio that arrived with the Creative Stamping magazine on Thursday.


After stamping and white heat embossing (SSS) one of the large flower clusters towards the bottom of my soft pink cardstock, I used CP inks in Polished and Seafoam to colour in my images with the help of a Zig blender brush.

I die cut the Merry sentiment (Merry & Bright, Essentials by Ellen) from my stamped panel and 2 more times from red cardstock. I adhered my card panel to my pearlescent card base and then inlaid my sentiment stack for a camouflaged CAS look.

I'm playing at:

Perfectly CAS - #1 Flowers 


Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas...for the cure


As always, the first JB challenge in October is 
all about pink holiday cards
And for every card that is being linked up 
this fortnight, the love Jingle Belles, 
Lauren and Stephanie, will each be donating 
2 dollars to the US Breast Cancer Research Foundation

SSS WCMD - Anything goes

SSS Wednesday - Christmas

ATSM - #262 Make your mark





Thursday, 10 October 2019

Twofer Sweets

Hello everyone. I'm so happy to be guesting at the Twofer Card Challenge this month after this set of cards was selected as the Unconventional winner of the August challenge.


As you may have gathered from my two cards above, this month's theme is SWEETS.


And in case you're as yet unfamiliar with the Twofer concept, the idea behind the challenge is to create two cards using the current prompt and following the challenge guidelines below.


I started my project by die cutting a small heart repeatedly from strips of cardstock, so that I could use those strips as stencils to create my candy hearts. For each row of hearts, I used a small amount of Aleene's True Snow and a single drop of reinker in the colours Bellini, Limoncello, Mint to Be, Sweet Sixteen and It's a Boy (CP Designs) and applied that through my 'stencil' onto watercolour card. After the embossing paste had dried, I fussy cut around all the hearts and stamped various sentiments (Three Amigos by Mama Elephant) using the matching inks (except for the yellow hearts, that required a darker colour of ink in order for the sentiment to show up). I arranged several of my hearts to fill a circle shape, using liquid glue to adhere them and then added a few more on top. I used foam tape to mount my die cut panel on top of my card base and then added my sentiment strip (Label Love by Altenew, stamped in Sweet sixteen ink and trimmed down).


For my second card, I blended several inks onto the hearts I die cut when creating my stencils and then applied glossy accents to give them a yummy chocolatey look. After the glossy accents had dried, I arranged nine of my chocolate hearts onto my die cut panel (Marshmallow cardstock by Bazzill, stitched rectangle die by SSS), stamped the sentiment (Happy Every Day by SSS) and then adhered the hearts using liquid glue. I foam mounted my panel onto my brown card base.


That's it from me, so now it's up to you! I hope my cards have inspired you to go and check out the Twofer Card Challenge blog to see what Darnell and the other DT members have created and maybe play along.

I'm also linking up my cards at:

SSS WCMD - Anything goes

My chocolate card is also playing at:

Day of the Month Card Club - #8 World Card Making Day

HLS - Anything goes with dies