I enjoy making all sorts of different styles of cards, in particular, I love making vintage style cards. But sometimes I also love to make Clean and Simple (CAS) cards, and sometimes I like to make them very clean!!
This card is a colour challenge from CAS Colours and Sketches challenges, using the colours below. I used Stampin’ Write markers to colour directly to the stamp, using the three colours on the one stamp. Originally, I had planned to add a sentiment and perhaps a few splotches, but in the end I decided I liked it just like that.
What do you think? Would you have added more to it? Leave me a comment and let me know. Happy stamping!
When I first started stamping in 2008, this was one of the first techniques I was taught . I’m sure there are other names for it but that’s what we called it, the Darth Vader (from Star Wars, for those that don’t know) Technique.
The reason this was one of the first techniques I was taught is because it uses Stampin’ Write markers to ink the stamp, and at the time, you could buy these markers individually, making it a cheaper way to get more colours in my stash.
Both the stamps were inked with markers on this card. So why is it called the Darth Vader Technique? Once the ink is on the stamp, it’s important to “huff” onto the stamp, the humidity from your breath keeps the ink damp enough to create a nice clear image.
I did a video of making this card on my Facebook page this morning – you can find a link to the page on the sidebar, so please drop in and say hi and leave a comment.
The card used the Elegantly Said stamp set, Scalloped Contours Dies and the Hand-Penned Designer Series Papers.
Another week of Christmas inspiration with Week 5 of the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop.
Eventually, I will surpise you with a non-traditional coloured Christmas card, but not this week…..
I have used some of the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper for my card, and have coloured part of it using a Blender pen.
I have only coloured the part that is inside the frame, made using the Heirloom Frames Dies and Embossing Folders, using the same colours as the DSP, Garden Green and Real Red, with a touch of Soft Suede for the branches.
I have also used Stampin’ Write markers to colour the finer areas rather than the Blender Pen, which I have used on the larger areas.
The sentiment comes from the #Elfie stamp set which has been die cut using the Ornate Frames Dies….. perfect fit!!
And a very small piece of the Real Red Curly Ribbon to finish off, which has been knotted in the centre and the ends frayed.
Tammy is joining us again this week with another of her gorgeous cards, this time a great fancy fold card featuring the Jolly Seasons Dies.
I love Santa with his reindeer, such a great die.
Did you notice Rudolf, with his red nose?
Thanks for sharing again, Tammy. Gorgeous card!!
If you would like to see what the rest of the Heart of Christmas team did for this week’s hop, you can find all the names on Claire’s blog here.
My card today uses the colours of the current Just Add Ink Challenge, which are Rococo Rose, Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow.
Gorgeous colour combination!
I have used the Butterfly Wishes stamp set for this card, with a few different techniques.
The branch has been coloured using Stampin’ Write markers in the two different colours, and then stamped off twice before stamping onto the piece of white cardstock.
The flowers, which I am not all that happy with, were stamped in the pink and then coloured using Stampin’ Blends, but I didn’t get as much shading as I wanted.
The butterflies were all stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink, and then lightly coloured with Stampin’ Blends in the Rococo Rose colour.
A touch of Wink of Stella on the flowers and some rhinestones for the centres.
Have to add some shiny stuff!!
Today I made my very first stamping video tutorial.
I was pretty nervous, and it was daunting, but I did it anyway.
And I am really happy about it, and plan to do heaps more.
The card that made in my video uses the stamp set For The Love of Felt, which I needed to complete the For The Love of Felt kit.
So here is the set of cards I have made:
The colours are lovely and bright, great on a cloudy, cold and dismal day like we had here today!
Which one is your favourite?
I think I like the orange one best.
The leaves were left over from the kit, and the flowers coloured using Stampin’ Write markers.
You can see all of the details on how I made the cards on the youtube, I hope you enjoy it. Please subscribe and give me a thumbs up and some love.
My card today is CASE of the card that is on Page 76 of the Annual Catalogue.
If you don’t know what I mean by “CASE”, it means Copy And Share Everything, and means to use the card layout as inspiration, to copy some or all aspects of the original card.
This is the card that I have copied from the catalogue:
And here is my version:
I have kept the green theme for colours, only I have used Old Olive and Pretty Peacock, the same as the colours in the gorgeous ribbon, and copied the layout.
The leaves from the stamp set were coloured using Markers, Old Olive for the leaves and Soft Suede for the branches for a subtle difference. Then I have double stamped, so instead of re-inking the stamp for the second lot of leaves, I have just stamped again for a lighter colour.
The stamping at the top and bottom of the panel were stamped using my Stamparatus – my new favourite tool! I’m wondering how I lived without it. I have used other stamp positioners in the past, some quite similar, but this one is absolutely the best!