Color Throwdown Featured Stamper

Hello once again everyone. I am extremely pleased to announce I am the featured Stamper for the new challenge beginning at Color Throwdown, after winning the challenge with this card HERE.

This week, the swatch is:

Black, Turquoise, White

And here is my card:

I was drawn towards a Christmas themed card and decided to use my Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the month from January 2020. I remember the colours in that kit, and the range of layering snowflakes.

I began by stamping the snowflake background in a light grey ink (neutral fee colour) using most of the layering snowflakes in the stamp set. I then used a couple of rectangles from a stitched die set – but putting the central piece back in.

The turquoise shiny card stock was embossed using a dotty embossing folder – I think it looks like little drops of snow in the background – and placed so it peeked through.

The same turquoise card stock was used to die cut the three snowflakes, adding some double sided tape on the back in case I wanted to glue the down completely – but I only stuck the centres down, leaving the rest kinda just hanging there – more dimension.

The sentiment and the banner outline heat embossed in Wow! embossing powder white detail, and then I actually fussy-cut the banner out. Yep – another but of fussy-cutting….wonders will never cease!

So there we are – I hope you can join this challenge. These colours are amazing, and leave a lot of scope for different themes – I look forward to having you join us this week. xx

I shall also be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge atg Christmas – option to use silver

52 card Christmas Challenge – Christmas and Embossing (wet and dry embossing)

Merry Little Christmas Challenge atg Christmas

Cardz 4 Galz – CASE your wardrobe

A new challenge is starting at Cardz 4 Galz – and from the title you may get our topic this time – CASE an item or your wardrobe. Use an item of your clothing and use it as your inspiration.

Here is my card:

Here is my item of clothing:

Yes – I used polka dots………….

I began by stamping the flowers and stems from Altenew ‘Angelique Motifs’ – mixing the colours a round a little – I do like to use colours not ordinarily seen with particular flowers!

I then used the Avery Elle ‘Polka Dot Plate’ die and some dark blue shiny card stock.

The sentiment is also from Altenew, from the ‘Wild Flora’ stamp set.

I hope you can come along and join us. I’d love to see your creations in our gallery, and to see what item of your wardrobe you took inspiration from.

xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Happy Little Stampers dies challengeanything goes with dies

Simply Create Too use flowers

Creatalicious Challenge atg – option pink and purple (not taken)

Crafters Cafe Feminine

Purple and Grey Daffodils

Hi there. I have a couple of cards to share today – both made with the same stamp set – yet completely different looks:

I used the Altenew ‘Build-a-flower Daffodils‘ stamp set, but this time went for purple daffodils. I know – artistic licence anyone?

For the first purple card, I stamped the outline, then the darker two layers in purple – I didn’t stamp the base colour layer. The leaves are from another Altnew stamp set – I wanted two layer leaves, and not daffodil stems, as I knew I wanted to create a whole bunch of flowers bunched together.

Once stamped and die cut with the matching dies, I arranged as you see.

The second card is where I stamped the outline of the daffodils, and one of the detail layers to create a background, with a couple of the little daffodil centres stamped to fill any gaps – all in shades of grey. The sentiment is also from Altenew – white heat embossed on a black strip.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Twofer Card Challenge flowers

Trimmies Craft Challenge birthday

Unicorn Challenge – use dies

here Is A Place to Start – create your own background

Happy Little Stampers atg with dies Challenge use dies

Rainbow Card Challenge Vivaciously Violet

Birthday Roses

Hello yet again. I have a card to share absolutely brimming full with roses:

I started by using a Stampin Up stencil and Cosmic Shimmer Texture Paste on a base layer, and whilst that was drying, I stamped and die cut the Altenew ‘Rosy Outlook’ images several times.

The sentiment is also from Altenew – forgetting that the ‘y‘ from ‘happy’ has a fault in it – so I took a black art liner pen and coloured the ‘fault’ in.

I played with the arrangement several times, and used 3D gel and my ‘go-to’ glue – the Tonic Deluxe adhesive.

Here is a close-up of the shimmer on the paste:

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Happy Birthday

Fab’n’funky Challenge Roses

Stamplorations stencil challenge atg stencil

Arty Divas atg

Seize The Birthday birthday with option of food and drink (option not taken)

Black and Pink

hello once again. A new challenge has started at Cardz 4 Galz, and this time we want to see your ‘black and pink’ creations. The creation can be anything paper-craft related, as long as it follows our theme – and you can enter up to three times.

Here is my card:

I stamped the tulips in a set of Altenew pink inks, then die-cut with the matching die set. I arranged onto a black and white background – I think the paper is from Stampin Up – then added a white panel I had embossed with a Crafters Companion embossing folder.

I hope you can come and join us this time round, and I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Dragonfly Dreams Challenge – add a flower/flowers

A Bit More Time To Craft anything goes

Crafters Cafe Challenge – Flowers

Altenew April Inspiration Challenge Photo Inspiration

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeFlower Power

Blue Roses

I have a card to share today, as I found this stamp set again when I was cataloging my stash on the newly released Android version of Color My Life. I have been waiting for this app to become available on Android since I saw Justine Hovey’s video about it. You can see her video here.

Here is my card:

I stamped the roses from Altenew’s ‘Classic Beauty’, then masked them off to stamp the leaves, using Altenew inks.

I then used a stitched die from ‘Card Making Magic’, but as the rectangle was a little too large, I then used one edge of one of the dies to cut the rectangle down – so the rectangle itself was outside of the die cut area.

The dots embossing folder from Tattered Lace was used on some light brown card, so the background could be neutral, and also some Centura Pearl white/silver card stock – to add a little shine to the background.

The sentiment is from my ‘go-to’ birthday sentiment set from MFT.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

CAS Colours and Sketches – sketch

Seize The Birthday Birthday with option spring fling

Sweet Stampin’ Bloomin’ Wonderful

The Card Concept – photo inspiration

AAA Birthday – Birthday with dots and/or stripes

Hippo Birthday

Hi. I have a fun card to share today – and not a Nuvo drop to be seen:

I used the Big Picture Book Hippo from Simon says Stamp – die cut out of white, and some grey added in places for some shading.

The leaves from the Altenew stamp set were stamped using all three layers, then I had a play with the layout.

I felt that the hippo could be peering through some leaves and greenery to wish someone a happy birthday – that was the way my mind was going, anyway…….

I added some green sequins – instead of Nuvo drops – for some added bling and dimension.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdown multi tonal greens and black and white

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challengeuse some green

Seize The Birthday Birthday with option of a touch of green

Time Out Challenges Birthday with option of die cutting or fussy cutting