I've been playing hooky today. After an exhausing day yesterday, flying up and down to Athens to have our passports renewed, I figured I would not get much work done today. So instead of working, I had a play in my craftroom and decided to try and make two cards for the August Twofer challenge, using my set of nesting circle dies (Lifestyle Crafts). After all, one of the perks of being self-employed is that you can choose to work weekends if that is more convenient...
Anyway, I started by running a panel of white Neenah cardstock through my Cuttlebug 6 times, using three sizes of circles.
For my Christmas card, I used a mini blending tool and Iced Spruce DI to add a little shading to the edges of my circles. I stamped the snowman's faces using a small stamp set from a Hunkydory kit that I bought during a sale. Not my usual thing, but I was thinking I could use it to make a batch of cards to donate/sell at the animal wellfare sales that are being organised during the winter season. And I have to say, the stamp set is totally cute, containing loads of stamps to build your own snow people in varying sizes and with varying accessories. After adding some colour to the noses, I assembled my snow people using thin foam tape.
For the background, I masked off the sky area and blended Broken China DOI ink using one of my Clarity brushes. To finish off, I white heat embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set and added two scarves using a piece of hemp twine I found lying on my craft table.
For my monster card, I used my NBUS Monster Mash set by Lawn Fawn and was thrilled to discover that I could use all of the images (except the tiny solid heart) on my 2x3 circles, the same number I had used on my Christmas card. I stamped the images using black ink and coloured them in using several of the 10 Tombow markers that I bought in Athens yesterday. I heat embossed my sentiment in white onto a panel of black cardstock, before adhering this panel to my white card base and adhering my circles.
Hello and welcome! When I read that this month's theme for CAS Watercolour was Sunflowers, I was reminded of a large panel that I created a long time ago when I was playing with my brushos. I had stamped the sunflower image (In Bloom: Anna's Flora, Winnie and Walter) using gesso. After the gesso was dry, I wet my panel using clean water and a large brush and then sprinkled brushos on top. The hardest part is always to be patient and let the brushos and water do its thing. The beauty of using this technique on larger sheets is that you can create more than one card when you're done.
For my first card, I used a die from the Custom panels die set by Avery Elle to cut my panel and adhered it to a cream card base. The sentiment is from the Handwritten Borders set by Simon Says Stamp.
For my second card, I simply cut my panel using my paper trimmer and stamped another sentiment from the SSS set onto my cream card base.
For this card, I used the rainbow outline die cut that I was left with after creating my previous card.
I stacked it onto 2 black die cuts and added it sideways next to my stamped sentiment (Like your style, SSS). I added some black and white striped washi sheet (Lifestyle Crafts) onto my card base before glueing down my panel, and rounded the top right corner.
Hello and welcome! I have a clean and simple rainbow card to share today.
I started by creating a striped rainbow panel using the chisel nib of my Copics and then die cut the linked hearts (Paper Smooches) from my panel as well as from black cardstock and inlaid my rainbow pieces into the black outline. The sentiment is from the Birthday Messages set by Simon Says Stamp.