This week at Try Stampin on Tuesday, we are using this sketch for our projects, with the option of adding some Metallics.
For the background of my card I have used some of the Symbols of Fortune Designer Series Paper which has the gold foil embedded in it. The circle element is a die cut from the Encircled in Beauty Dies, with a strip of the Layering Designs Vellum to the right.
The main stamped image I have kept soft and subtle by using Stampin’ Write Markers to colour the stamp from the Elegantly Said stamp set. The colours I have used are Fresh Freesia for the flower, Soft Succulent for the leaves, and then some Basic Grey and Smokey Slate. Make sure you come over to Try Stampin on Tuesday blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created with this sketch, and please join in, we love to see your creations. Happy stamping! Chris
The flowers have been fussy cut from the Designer Series Paper and then coloured. There are so many different ways to colour images but I thought I would try something a little different with these flowers because I wanted them to pop out from the card, so I wanted some nice colour intensity, but because it’s DSP, I didn’t want to be doing too much blending or brushing. So I have used the Wink of Stella, and some Polished Pink ink, which I put onto the smallest of our clear blocks. The liquid in the Wink of Stella makes it easy to put the colour down and also adds that lovely glittery shimmer at the same time.
I hope you will pop over to Try Stampin on Tuesday to see what the rest of the Design Team have done with this great sketch. And maybe you will share your own creation with us. Happy stamping Chris
Here is the sketch for this week’s challenge for Try Stampin On Tuesday, along with an extra challenge to make something see through.
I am using the Stampin’ Up! Calming Camellia stamp set for this card, along with some of the Heart and Home Designer Series Paper.
It’s always difficult to take photos when there is Window sheet involved, however, the right hand side of the front of my card is Window Sheet which the small squares have been adhered to. The Camellias have been stamped in Fresh Freesia ink and then coloured with White Craft Ink and Blender pen. I love the subtle look of this technique.
The inside is stamped with leaves and swirls in the lovely soft green Soft Sea Foam which you can see behind the Window Sheet panel.
And I have also stamped on the back of the card.
The small squares and ovals have been die cut with the retired (unfortunately) Stitched Shapes Dies.
Such a fun sketch! Why don’t you make a card using this sketch and share it with us at Try Stampin On Tuesday, we love to see all your ideas. Happy Stamping! Chris
I have used one of Stampin’ Up!s Decorative Masks to create the background for my card today. These are such a simple but effective tool which would also be fantastic for using on scrapbook pages, art journal pages, and a heap of other things.
Something else I will be experimenting with, they are so easy to use, and it makes it super easy to create a quick background.
So I have gone with some yummy Grapefruit Grove cardstock for my main colour, and sponged….. Flirty Flamingo ink through the Decorative Mask.
Yes you read that right. You could, of course, use Grapefruit Grove ink and that would work too, but right now I don’t have Grapefruit Grove ink 🙂 and I liked the depth that the Flirty Flamingo ink added over the base colour.
Add some strips of off cuts and left over pieces of patterned paper and cardstock, and some white Baker’s Twine, and that’s a really quick and easy card.
The ends of both white off cuts have been punched using the Classic Label Punch, (another super versatile piece of equipment!) and the words are from Butterfly Gala stamp set.
Inspiration for my card came from the current Sketch Challenge at Just Add Ink.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you will know that I LOVE a sketch challenge 🙂
My card features the Flower Fair Framelits Dies and matching Flower Patch stamps. The flower shapes have been cut out of the black layer of cardstock, and then placed over some Melon Mambo cardstock. Then some smaller flowers have been stamped onto the pink layer to look like the centres of the flowers.
I just love these lovely bright colours, especially on the first, snowy day of winter! Yes, we had snow this morning, and our snow man is still standing!
Hope you will join our sketch challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges.
I can’t believe how quickly this month has gone by, and the last week of April brings me to my final week as Guest Designer with Just Add Ink. I have loved playing along with this great bunch of lovely ladies, and really enjoyed sharing my ideas with all of you.
This week’s challenge is to use this sketch for your inspiration:
I have used the sketch to make a masculine card, featuring the Moon Lake stamp set and the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack.
The image has been stamped in Early Espresso ink and then some light colouring added using Markers, and the circle layers cut with Framelits.
Thanks again to the ladies from the Just Add Ink team for having me along this month. Make sure you check out all the inspiration from the Design Team here.