Technique – ink blending

Featuring ink blending

Octopus army

Happy Friyay friends!

I loved a card that Impress Cards shared in a recent email – and as I had the stamp, I knew that would have to be my wood stamp for Day 8 of the Daily Marker 30 Day challenge! I coloured the cute images using my Twinkling H2O paints but quite honestly I’m not that happy with how they turned out. Still, I decided to press on with my card anyway and masked off the images to create the background using a Create-a-Smile background stamp and some blended distress ink. To finish off the card, I added a sentiment by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sweet buds

Hello everyone!

Day 6 of the Daily Marker Colouring Challenge on Instagram and Day 6 of my personal challenge to use my older wood-mounted rubber stamps.

Today’s chosen stamp is called ‘Sweet Buds’ by Penny Black and is from 2012! I so enjoyed playing with this one again!

I stamped and coloured the image and then I embossed a frame using a circle die. I then masked around the circle and blended a little grey distress ink. The sentiment is by Penny Black.

This was such a fun one-layer card – and although I’ve already shared my DT creation for AAA Cards Challenge this week, this card also fits our theme and optional twist!

Anyway, I’m entering this card into three challenges: Penny Black & More,  CAS Colours & Sketches and a new-to-me challenge, Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Merry Whittle Christmas

Happy Christmas Eve everyone!

Just thought I’d pop in and share I card I made using the super cute Poppystamps Whittle Deer! Have you seen the range? So cute and brilliant price point.

Anyway, I used the Memory Box Countryside Circle die to cut my base card. I then added an ink blended background behind the scene and added the Whittle Deer and a star.

I decided to add the kraft circle to frame the scene and then stamped a My Sentiments Exactly sentiment to complete my card.

I’m going to enter this into the current Poppystamps Challenge – Merry and Bright.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Advice from Mr Frosty

Hi everyone!

I just LOVE the My Favorite Things Frosty Friends stamp set! Today, I’ve paired my favourite snowman from the set with the fabulous Snowman’s Advice stamp from Newton’s Nook and a super Avery Elle background die.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Cheery Mr Snowman

Hello everyone!

I’m so excited that one of my favourite challenges is having a DT call over the next couple of weeks. I love playing along at Freshly Made Sketches, so here is my take on their current sketch – and my entry for the DT call.

I had originally planned a one-layer background, but after creating a blended background with regular distress ink, I tore the front of the card when I was removing the masking tape. Argh! In the end, I cut out my panel and adhered it to another base card. Before adhering it, I applied some luna paste through a Tim Holtz stencil. Oh my! I love this paste so much – it is so sparkly!

I stamped, coloured and cut a cute snowman from the My Favorite Things Frosty Friends set and added that to the centre panel and finally added a small Clearly Besotted sentiment to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Advice from a Snowman

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the current challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches – it’s a fabulous sketch and perfect for quick and easy cards.

As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to use the fabulous new Snowman Advice stamp by Newton’s Nook. I thought I could pair it with some snowman patterned paper, if I had some…. so I went to my paper mountain and found at least SIX different snowman designs! Honestly! SIX!!!

I just had to choose a Basic Grey design. Isn’t it cute? I miss Basic Grey so much. I have many fond memories of being in the Craft Barn in Lingfield back in the day, choosing 12×12 sheets from their new releases…. at least I still have my own Basic Grey mini paper mountain in my craft room!

Anyway, onto the card. I embossed the wording and then blended Altenew and distress inks over it, before wiping the excess from the embossing.

I cut a rectangle of patterned paper and adhered both to my card base. Super quick and simple! I may use this design for some of the Christmas cards I have left to make!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.