Friday, 21 July 2017

Beeping Birthday | ft. Lawn Fawn "Beep Boop Birthday" | Fusion Challenge


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you are having a great day.

Today I have a super sweet card that can be used for either a boy or a girl's birthday. I was asked to create this card for a friend's nephew, but wasn't given any direction on what he might like. So I had to wing it.


To begin, I stamped the two robots from Lawn Fawn's "Beep Boop Birthday" stamp set, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly Card stock. I then cut the panel down at angles to add some interest to the card.

I then stamped the greeting and balloon string from the same set, I used the solid balloon image with silver Delicata ink.

I coloured the two robots in with the cool grey Copic markers. I like to use the cool greys for metallic images as opposed to the warm greys that I typically reserve for critters and shadows. Before I started with Copics and colouring images I would never have imagined the need for more than one set of grey markers; now, I cannot get enough.

After the balloon was dry, I used my clear Wink of Stella pen to give it some shine and covered it with Glossy Accents by Ranger. Then I set the top piece aside.

For the silver background panel, I prepped it with my powder tool and used the little gear and key pieces from the Beep Boop Birthday set. I wanted some to be darker and some to be lighter and some to barely show up at all. I used CTMH Slate, Whisper and Steel Wool inks for some and VersaMark ink with clear embossing powder for others.

To finish off the card, I raised the white piece up on foam tape to add some dimension then adhered the entire thing to a standard A2 sized card base.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't all ready, please follow me over on the right sidebar so you don't miss any future posts. Toss me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

This card is for:
Fusion Challenge
For the challenge, I went with just the sketch for inspiration, I had considered doing some foiling, but turns out I don't have a foil that worked well with this card. Maybe next time.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Birthday Shaker Card | ft. MFT "Magical Unicorns"


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you are having a great day.

Today I have a super fun shaker using MFT stamps, Lawn Fawn dies and a greeting from Clearly Besotted. While I try, and believe me I do try, to keep cards completely within the same brand, sometimes it's hard. I don't have a lot of MFT dies, so any scene I create will either be flat or will have to have something from another company. And while OCD tells me this is important, my creativity says "go wild"!

And really, why shouldn't we? Why limit ourselves, when the thing we are looking for is right there?


To begin, I used my two largest of Lawn Fawn's "Stitched Rectangle" dies to cut a border and inner piece for my shaker. I then took the inner piece and used two of the "Stitched Cloud" border dies to create the fluffy clouds that lay out my scene. With the left over pieces I used the three stitched cloud dies from Lawn Fawn's "Spring Showers" die set.

I then stamped one of the unicorns and the castle from MFT's "Magical Unicorns" stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock and coloured them in with Copic markers. I used Spun Sugar Distress Ink to add just a touch of shading to the clouds and the background, otherwise it would just look flat. No one likes that.

To set my scene I used one of the cloud pieces on the back part of my panel, laid out the clouds and the castle. Any pieces that were hanging over the edge of the panel, I just trimmed off. This makes the scene look continuous and more natural (as natural as a unicorn running through the clouds can be).

I prepped the front cloud piece with my powder tool and stamped the greetings with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. The "Happy Birthday" is from Clearly Besotted's "Beautiful Friends" set.

Maybe it's just me, but I don't have a lot of greetings that say Happy Birthday, so I find myself going back to the same ones time and again. It would be nice if more of the sets included a birthday greeting, or maybe I just need to be getting my hands on some different sets.

I doubled up my foam tape and used my powder tool along the edges in hopes that my shaker bits wouldn't stick. Not sure it worked this time around, but I assure you it does help.

Finally I mounted the entire piece on a standard A2 sized card base.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't all ready, please follow me over on the right sidebar so you don't miss any future posts. Toss me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Enchanted Birthday | ft. Clearly Besotted "Once Upon A Time"


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you are having a great day.

Today's card was an absolute joy to create. I got to use a few new items, a new stamp set from Clearly Besotted, new Bling from Recollections and a new bottle of Ranger's Multi Medium Matte Adhesive, which isn't really a new thing, but it was a new bottle, and that's kind of the same thing.



To begin, I stamped the princess and the carriage images from Clearly Besotted's "Once Upon A Time" stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock. I coloured both images in using Copic markers then I masked them off.

I also cut a round mask, because I wanted a moon in the background without the defining lines of a stamped image. I then used Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress inks for the grassy areas, Gathered Twigs for the road, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and just a touch of Seedless Preserves for the Sky. I then removed the moon mask, and used Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed for the Moon.

I then removed all the masks and used my clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen over the carriage and her outfit to make them sparkle. It's a brand new Wink of Stella, so when the light catches it, it looks amazing. I so wish my camera would pick it up better than it does.

To create the stars I mixed some of the White Gold Tansai Gambi watercolour with my Copic Optic White on my acrylic block and splatter it across the sky. I then used the white stars from Recollections' Metallic Iridescent Glitter Shapes with Ranger's Multi Medium Matte adhesive.

The Happy Birthday greeting is from Clearly Besotted's "Beautiful Friends" stamp set; stamped in Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink.

To finish it off, I mounted the panel on a blue sparkly piece of cardstock to give it a coordinating boarder and then adhered the entire piece to a standard A2 sized card base.


This card is for:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:

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