Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary to my lovely Mum and Dad! Here’s the card I gave them today – I created the background with distress oxide inks and then used it as a base for some inlaid die cutting using a die from Nellie Snellen.

I lightly dusted some regular distress ink die onto the background using a stencil from Simon Says Stamp and then stamped a sentiment from Ellen Hutson. I then added a few die cut glitter hearts to finish it off!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Rainbow Maker, Day 6 Cards

Day 6 of Online Card Classes’ Rainbow Maker class covered ‘additional rainbow ideas’. I tried out Kristina Werner’s rainbow dot art technique. I don’t have many colours of Nuvo drops, but I do have a lot of Ranger enamel accents as I snagged a bargain from Simon Says Stamp a little while ago, so used those.

Anyway, I wanted to stick with simple dots and thought my current favourite embossing folder from Studio Carabelle would provide the perfect template for this!

This was so much fun to do!! I finished off the card with a simple sentiment using a Mama Elephant die cut which I dipped into Rainbow embossing powder. Love the effect!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG

Glittery Yay

Hi There!

The Freshly Made Sketches challenge is celebrating 300 sketches this week and here is my take on their fabulous sketch.

I used a die from Clearly Besotted, plus a Tim Holtz/Sizzix embossing folder and patterned paper from My Minds Eye.

After cutting out the ‘yay’, I coated it with sparkle embossing powder – this card really sparkles in real life – will add a close up later!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Rainbow Maker, Day 3 cards

Hi everyone!

I’m still playing catch up with Online Card Classes’ Rainbow Maker class. Day 3 was all about rainbow die cutting and I was totally intrigued by May Park’s ‘poke-out die-cutting’ technique as I love inlaid die cutting, but it does take a very long time. I must admit I was a bit sceptical but this card came together so quickly! Definitely one to use again and again.

All dies and stamps are by Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Rainbow Maker, Day 5 cards

Hello everyone!

Day 5 of Online Card Classes’ Rainbow Maker class was all about rainbow stencilling mediums! I had such fun playing with my inks, stencils and pastes today! Have made a lot of backgrounds, but not yet converted them into cards so I will add them to this post when I’ve done them.

Anyway, as you can see, I did manage to convert one background into a card. The background was created using the ‘heat embossed overlay technique’ with a Dutch Doobadoo stencil and some Hero Arts white satin pearl embossing powder. I love the effect of this technique – but it was so difficult to capture in a photo!

Anyway, I finished off the card with a sentiment from Walter and Winnie which I cut from some glitter paper, plus a few glittery stars!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Tropical giraffes

Hi everyone!

After watching the Online Card Classes Rainbow Maker videos for today, I was itching to get ink smooshing, but I also wanted to do a card for this week’s Less is More challenge (tropical colours). So I tweaked my rainbow a bit (but that’s ok, right?) and came up with a smooshed background using Altenew’s inks. I used the gorgeous giraffe dies from Poppystamps and a couple of dies from Memory Box and Simon Says Stamp to complete my card, which I’m also entering into this week’s Casology challenge (safari).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.