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Monday, September 25, 2023

Twofer - one for any occasion and one for Halloween

I made 2 cards using the same image from Tim Holtz' Wicked hipsters stamp set, one card I made for any occasion and the other for Halloween.

1) ANY OCCASION in pink monochrome

The text translates "you are wonderfully nice and beautiful" and I like it because I think it fits for a just because kind of card, but even a birthday one for that matter. I stamped the sentiment inside a solid and outline circle stamp from Tim Holtz.
I stamped the image onto the background and masked it before stenciling behind it. I also used some text stamps from Aall & Create for some extra detail. The hair scarf and the pearl necklace are stamped onto a patterned paper and cut out.

This card is for:
Alphabet Challenge - M IS FOR MONOCHROME
Cardz 4 Galz - #208 Use a Stencil, A Sentiment and An Image

2) HALLOWEEN in orange and black

For this card I used distress inks, Mica stain and a stencil to make he background. I cut out a panel from a Halloween DP, used sentiments from different stamp sets and added some die cut sweets.
I don't really use Halloween cards, but they're so fun to make. If you happen to know someone or some place who could put them to use, like a charity or oganization or collector, then please share...

This card is for:
Addicted to Stamps and More - #454 Any Occasion

Saturday, September 23, 2023

INK #299 - Clean and Simple

At INKspirational our challenge for the next two weeks is CAS - Clean and Simple - with an optional twist of Inspired by a Movie.
I did something unusual for me, I used a colored cardbase, one in a warm light grey color. I think the color matches the greys of the owl. I stamped the Aall&Create image onto the card base and onto a white paper, then I cut out parts of the image and popped it up on foam. The sentment is a sticker and says: another year older...

This card is also for:
Craft Rocket Challenges - #107 Clean and Simple
Krafty Chicks - #682 Clean and Simple
AAA Birthday - #53 Animals


Monday, September 18, 2023

Maculine card with Pinkfresh glitter drops

I have invested in a few stamp sets from Aall & Create and I do have much fun creating with them, This card started out with an unevenly stamped image on a background,  so I made my card design based on that and  added the popped up circle with an even stamped image to hide the imperfection. I used brown and green inks and a Tim Holtz stencil and I used a text stamp with kraft colored ink on top - it's subtle but you can see it IRL or if you zoom in. A sticker sentiment was added - saying "birthday again?" and 5 Pinkresh ombre glitter drops - my new favorite kind of embellishment at the moment.

This card is for:
Allsorts - #746 Masculine
Critter Crazy Challenges - #78 Anything Goes with a Featured Critter
Creative Knockouts - #503 Your Fav Embellishment

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Fuzzy hugs

I need to build up my collection of Christmas/Winter cards, and so I found the sketch over at Ty STampin' on Tuesday perfect for this purpose.
I used some cute stamps from Mama Elephant and papers from Carta Bella. I added an irridescebt snowflake sequinalong with sparkly sequins for snow.
The photo isn't the best, they are renovating the facade of the building where I live and the scaffolding is blocking the daylight so it feels quite dark with little natural light.

This card is for:
Try Stamping On Tuesdays - #624
Krafty Chicks - #681 Christmas
Moving along with the Times - #158 Christmas


Wednesday, September 13, 2023

INK #298 Moodboard

At Inkspirational we have a moodboard for you to play with and the possibilities are endless. I was inspired by the autumn leaves.
I used a stencil from Sweet Poppy to make the maple leaf outline, fussy cut it, inked with Distress inks and Oxides and used a nature stamp from Nellie Snellen. The background is made with a stencil from Aall & Create.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see what my INK-teamies have made.

This card is also for:
We Love Stamping - Trees and Leaves
The Male Room  - Leaves

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

TioT - Fantasy

Over at Try it on Tuesday our new challenge theme is "Fantasy". For this challenge I  didn't go with fairies, unicorns, monsters or troll, but a fantasy world where an octopus is wearing a hat. I think the image is so cool, it's from Aall&Create and it's brand new to me. I think it's perfect for a male recipient.
I used purple, blue and green Distress inks and used a stencil with a baby wipe to lift some of the color off. I also I used a text stamp on parts of the background. The photo doesn't show it well, so I tried to do a close up photo as well. I added one leftover paper strip, some cheese cloth and a few Pinkfresh Studio Ombré Starry Sky bling.
This card is also for:
Creative Crafting Uncles - #44 Animals
I Spy With My Little Eye - Anything Handmade for Boys or Men

I decided to make a second nd similar card using another image from the same stamp set and the same supplies. I masked off the whale and colored it with water and grey distress ink