Tropical Oasis

Tropical Oasis Frangipanis Card By Christina Barnes Stampin' Up! 2020 Dot Dot Stamping

I think I could really do with spending some time in a Tropical Oasis after all that we have been through with the bushfires over the last few weeks, and undoubtedly difficult times still to come.
Instead, I have actually made a card!!
Woo hoo…….
Tropical Oasis Card by Christina Barnes Timeless Tropical Coastal Weave Embossing Folder Dot Dot Stamping
My card features products from the Tropical Oasis Suite by Stampin’ Up! from the new mini catalogue, and available until 2nd June 2020.
The background features a new Embossing Folder called Coastal Weave – I love this one, and a strip of the lovely bright Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper.
The beautiful frangipanis (my favourite flower of all) are from the Timeless Tropical stamp set and dies, have been stamped and then lighted coloured using a blender pen.

Tropical Oasis Card Inside by Christina Barnes Stampin' Up! Dot Dot Stamping

I am going to pop my card up on the current Case This Sketch challenge.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

Pink Embossed Magnolia

Just a quick post today to share one of the cards we will be making at my upcoming Big Shot Basics class on the 6th. 7th or 8th of July.
Pink Embossed Magnolia
Such a beautiful embossing folder, it is just so elegant, and works for any occasion.
I will be sharing some other ideas for this one at the class and also here in a couple of weeks.
The Petal Pink layer of this card has been run through the Big Shot with the Magnolia Embossing Folder, and then sponged with Whisper White craft ink to give the white areas of the petals.  The centres of the flowers have been coloured with Blender pens and So Saffron ink.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

Black and White Challenge

Our challenge at Crafty Boots for the next fortnight, is to make Black and White projects.
My card features the gorgeous Butterflies Thinlits dies from Stampin’ Up!

Such a beautiful butterfly, it is one of my favourite dies, and makes it so easy to make a lovely card quickly and easily.
Make sure you share your Black and White projects with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.
Happy stamping!
Chris

 

Freshly Made Sketches 191

My card this morning uses a combination of the sketch from the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge, which I have combined with the current Just Add Ink challenge of using Topography.  This is my second entry in the Just Add Ink challenge but I wanted to show a completely different way of using script or lettering on your projects.
Here is the sketch:

FMS191

I have kept my card very simple, and it really only took me a few minutes to make.

I have used a white card base, and separate white layer which I have run through the Big Shot with an embossing folder which came as a free gift with a magazine.  Then I have lightly sponged some ink on the area I wanted highlighted, just using a sponge dauber.  Then a couple of strips of patterned paper attached behind the white layer before adhere it to the card base.  It’s a great way of using up some of those thin strips of patterned paper, or coloured cardstock, that we all manage to collect.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Masculine Star Card

Continuing on with our current Star theme at Crafty Boots Challenges, this week I have a masculine card to share with you.

I know a lot of people find masculine cards difficult to make, to be honest though, I really enjoy making them, and I know a lot of men enjoy getting lovely handmade cards, just as much as the ladies do 🙂

The background of the card uses some Sahara Sand cardstock which has been run through the Big Shot inside the Alphabet Press Embossing Folder.  I have then sponged some Basic Grey ink over the raised areas.  The stars have been cut out using the Stars Framelits, and the birthday greeting comes from Itty Bitty Banners stamp set.  Just a couple of small finishing touches – some Candy Dots which seem to be getting used a lot at the moment, and some paper piercing around the stars.

I do hope you will pop on over the the Crafty Boots Challenge Blog and check out all the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and why not make a starry project to share with us?  We would love to see it!

Happy stamping!
Chris