Studio Carabelle

Vintage foiled egg

Hello Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the ‘Can You Handle the Pressure‘ challenge where the twist is Easter.

My original plan was to create a large vintage foiled egg with a WRMK embossing folder. But then I was concerned that the challenge would expect us to also include an embossed background… so I pulled out the Pebble embossing folder by Carabelle Studio again!

Then I felt that the card STILL needed something extra so I added a vellum sprig cut from the Sylvan Sprig by Poppystamps.

Finally I added a Memory Box sentiment to complete my card.

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Embracing Green

Hello Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the ‘Can You Handle the Pressure‘ challenge where the twist is green. Have I mentioned how much I love this challenge! It’s fabulous to actually use my collection of embossing folders!

As Easter is fast approaching, I decided to incorporate that into my card. I chose the Pebble embossing folder by Carabelle Studio because I always think it looks like eggs! (On that note, why are there NO Easter embossing folders??? I tried to get one that Darice made a few years ago but apart from that I don’t think I have seen any others… quite odd really!).

I decided to incorporate green by adding foliage to a die cut egg. However, after I had die cut the My Favorite Things Fab Foliage dies, I decided to switch things up a bit! I die cut an egg which I then coloured green with my Distress Oxide inks and then adhered the white die cuts!

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Heart-felt happy anniversary

Happy Thursday everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Poppystamps challenge which has the theme of ‘Heart-felt’ and challenges us to use a heart and/or felt!

So I knew I wanted to add two colourful felt hearts to this beautiful Poppystamps True Love Stem… but could I find my felt anywhere? Nope! It’s completely disappeared! I know I only use it once or twice a year but I must have tidied it into a clever spot when I did some reorganising….

Luckily I found a few lilac and white scraps and coloured the white scrap using an alcohol marker. I coloured the rest of the die cut with distress inks and adhered it to a panel that I’d embossed with a Carabelle Studio folder. Finally I added a sentiment by Sugar Pea Designs – instead of the valentine’s card that I’d originally planned, I converted  my designto an anniversary theme!

Now, who wants to bet that I’m going to find all my felt this evening?!

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Circles Collage

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Happy Monday! Today I’m playing along with the  Freshly Made Sketches challenge using another part of the fabulous Carabelle Studios Circle Collage background stamp that I used yesterday.

Using my MISTI, I inked up 3/4 of the stamp with Antique Linen distress ink. I then watercoloured the backgrounds of each circle before stamping the image again using Frayed Burlap distress oxide. Colouring the image this way means that the ink lines don’t get too blurry.

To complete my take, I added a sentiment by The Ton Stamps.

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AAA Cards One Inch Strip with small stamps twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using a strip of just one inch of your card base only. Our optional twist for this challenge is ‘small stamps’!

Although I have a zillion small stamps, I didn’t actually use them for this challenge. Instead I used parts of a Carabelle Studio background stamp (Circles collage). I stamped various circles from onto an inky background I created with distress inks some time ago, leaving a space in the centre of the one inch strip. I then lifted some ink from the centre of the circles using water.

I was originally going to add a die cut sentiment, but how many sentiment dies do I own that are less than an inch? The answer is not many…. and those that I do have didn’t really work so in the end I went with a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages set which fit perfectly in the space.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Asa, who has come lovely cards on her instagram feed!!

Hope you can play along with us!

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