Love and Friendship

This category includes: Valentines Day, engagement, wedding, anniversary, friends

Dream and Discover

Hello again!

In between all my festive cardmaking so far this month, I’ve also found time to play with some stamps and dies that Penny Black kindly sent to me from their latest Dream & Discover release.

I just couldn’t wait to ink up the Jellyfish from the beautiful Swimming By set (30-845)! First of all, I blended some distress ink using an oval mask and stamped some seaweed (from Swimming By and Starfish Wishes (30-847) sets) before removing the mask. Then I stamped the beautiful Jellyfish using a light ink. I coloured in the image using my Twinkling H2Os before stamping the image again in Distress Oxide ink. This is when I realised that my colouring was far too soft, but I couldn’t use my Twinklings again because I didn’t want the oxide ink to bleed. So I turned to my Prisma pencils instead! Finally I added some sequin bubbles and a sentiment from the Snippets set (30-283)!

For my next card, I used the beautiful Seashells set (30-843). I love these shells so much! Super easy to fussy cut and a joy to colour! I wanted to add a little something different to the background so I cut up a die cut from the Wonky Squares die (51-424) to resemble a net!

For my last card today, I used the fabulous Tropical Paradise dies (51-643) which I coloured using distress inks before adhering to a partially-blended background. The sentiment is from the Grateful Heart set (30-467).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Oh Hello There

Hi there everyone!

Today I’m using my brand new Poppystamps Fern and Daisy Pop up Easel die set that I bought last week. This was quite a splurge so I wanted to make sure I used it straightaway! I thought that it would be perfect for the colour combo from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge (pink, orange, green and purple).

I coloured the die cuts with various distress inks and then added a glittery Simon Says Stamp sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

White Stems

Hi there!

I must confess when I saw the sketch at this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge, I was a little stumped. I’m predominantly a CAS cardmaker and thought I may have to get inky and create a busier card.

However, by the time I got round to creating with the sketch, I thought I’d try to create more of a CAS card. Using four distress oxide inks, I stamped a brushstroke stamp from the Flora and Fauna Texture set and then adhered four Simply Graphic die cuts on top. I added a Tonic Studio sentiment and a few sequins to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sunrise Fawn

Happy Friyay everyone!

Next up today I’m playing along with the Color Hues challenge.

I’m using the same Penny Black supplies as the last card I blogged – the beautiful Grazing Fawn die (51-672) and the fun Geometric Borders (51-196) – although these are pretty difficult to see.

To create the aqua background, I used Tumbled Glass, Salvaged Patina and Peacock Feathers distress oxide inks. I had originally tried blending regular distress ink but couldn’t get a decent contrast between Salvaged Patina and Peacock Feathers. I think I was maybe a little heavy handed with my initial layer of Salvaged Patina…. In any case I switched over to distress oxide and was happier with the contrast.

So here are my two ink blended Fawn cards together – Sunrise and Sunset! Which colour combo do you prefer?

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sunset Fawn

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with colour challenge over at the Just Us Girls Blog.

After entering my original card (below), inspiration struck me and I created a second one, using a bolder pink (Picked Raspberry instead of Kitsch Flamingo) and the same orange and red. I even used the same die beautiful Penny Black Grazing Fawn die (51-672) and then I added a little interest to the background using the Penny Black Geometric Borders (51-196).

For my original card I blended Kitsch Flamingo, Carved Pumpkin and Candied Apple distress ink.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy Father’s Day 2021

 

Happy Father’s Day to my dear Dad!

My dad prefers very CAS cards but I couldn’t resist just adding a little bit of interest to the background on this card!

I die cut the Simply Graphic irregular circle frames from white card and adhered them to my card base. Next, I coloured the Scrapping Cottage Vintage Car die with distress inks. Jalopies are a special shared memory for my dad and I and so I HAD to buy this die when I spotted it in a sale years ago!

I used a Simon Says Stamp  Star die and then snipped the die cut in a few places so that I could arrange the stars to reflect the sketch. I also die cut a few smaller stars.

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from an old Hero Arts wood-mounted stamp. They’ve released this in a clear stamp set now and although I’m quite tempted to buy it, my old wood-mounted stamps still give a great impression.

I’m entering this into the Male Room Challenge where the theme is Dads or Grandads.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.