Author: luciegcards

Black, white and brown…

Hello everyone!

Well there’s an interesting colour combo over at the Color Throwdown challenge this week – black, white and brown! Totally not my colours at all, and I spent quite a while mulling over what I could create with this combination. Of course, now that I’ve created my card, lots of other ideas have popped into my head!

Anyway, onto my card. I decided to pull out the Beautiful Day stamp set – one of my very first Altenew sets, which just doesn’t get enough use by yours truly, even though it is so gorgeous!

I stamped the flower layers using my new Altenew ‘Delectable Delights’ brown inks. I just love Altenew inks – super coverage and they make it so easy for layered stamping! I used all four inks for some flowers and I created a focal point white/brown flower by using the three lightest inks and the three more detailed stamps. I then die cut the Simon Says Stamp Clustered Leaves die from black pearlescent cardstock and assembled my card.

I added a simple die cut sentiment from Poppystamps and a few Nuvo glitter drops to finish off my card.

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Deco roses

Hi Everyone!

Happy Sunday!

I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. I decided to use some older Poppystamps Deco Roses corner dies that I’ve had for eons! To die cut the roses, I used some mirror card and a left over background that I had created using Ken Oliver Colour Bursts and some Cosmic Shimmer pixie powder. I really must get inky and create some new backgrounds soon – it’s so much fun to just get inky at times, isn’t it?

Anyway, I embossed a Deco sentiment from Woodware and then assembled my card. Think this one took me longer to photograph than create! It’s so difficult to capture that pixie Powder shimmer!

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Luna sponged heart

Hello and Happy Saturday everyone!

Today, I’ve been trying out a new technique – applying Cosmic Shimmer luna paste with a sponge. I would never have thought of it, but I saw Simon Hurley’s video about sponging glitter paste (via the new CAS Stencil challenge blog) and thought I’d give it a whirl with luna paste.

I used the Mosaic Heart stencil by Simon Says Stamp and I love how it turned out – the coverage is much thinner than applying it with a palette knife, but it’s still so shimmery in real life!

I was originally planning to cut part of the stencilled heart off to create my CAS card (the heart is really quite large!), but I couldn’t quite bring myself to do so! Instead, I cut around it so that part of the image hangs off the edge, preserving the beautiful heart!

To finish off the card, I added a die cut sentiment also by Simon Says Stamp.

I’m entering this into a number of challenges:

CAS Stencil challenge – sponging

Time Out challenge – loving

Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – stencil

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge – something new (my new Moonlight Sea luna paste)

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Heart stems

Hello friends!

I am so honoured to be the Guest Designer over at the Case This Sketch challenge this week.

There’s a fabulous new sketch to play with – I had a lot of fun coming up with my card!

I cut four thin strips of cardstock to create an ombre-effect base. I then cut the Impression Obsession heart stems and added four of them to my card. Finally I added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted to finish off my take on the sketch.

I can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with!

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A pocket of berries

Hello everyone!

I’m playing along with the current Case This Sketch Challenge today.

When I saw the sketch, I decided to do some partial die cutting with an image from the Penny Black Sunny Wishes set.

After embossing the image, I used a circle die to cut part of the image and fussy cut the rest.

I used the same circle to cut part of a background I created ages ago using some distress stains. I then cut the rest of the panel using a rectangular die so that I had stitching all around the panel, rather than just where I had cut the circle.

I adhered the panel and the image to the card base and finished off my card with a die cut sentiment from Mama Elephant.

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In the frame

Hello everyone!

My latest Simon Says Stamp order arrived this morning! Always a good way to start the day!

Anyway, I had resisted buying the Outline Floral Frame at the start of Diecember and my resolve lasted all of 28 days when I snapped it up in the Simons Diecember sale. I couldn’t wait to play with it!

I decided to colour it using my Twinkling H2O watercolours! This is seriously shimmery in real life!

I added a Happy Birthday die cut, also by Simon Says Stamp, and a few Nuvo glitter drops to the centre of the flowers to finish off my card!

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday challenges where the theme is ‘something new’.

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