Friday, 22 September 2017

Wrinkled and Embossed

Splitcoaststampers used my friend Loll Thompson's great video on "Tissue Paper Watercolouring and Techniques" to demonstrate this week's Technique Lovers' Challenge "Watercoloured Tissue Plus Embossing".  It's such a fun technique and I really enjoyed using it again.  Here's the card I made:

I coloured a piece of tissue paper with various blue Distress inks. When dry, I wrinkled it up and glued it to a piece of white cs, leaving some of the wrinkles in place. When the glue was dry, I rubbed white pigment ink over the wrinkles and sprinkled with a sparkly white embossing powder.

I added a die cut snowflake and sentiment, cut once out of sparkly cs, and twice out of white cs, gluing them together for added dimension. I framed the panel and popped it up on fun foam.

There's no time limit on SCS challenges so do give it a try!

Ink - Distress Broken China, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, and Chipped Sapphire; ColorBox Frost White
Paper - white cs, SU white shimmer cs, tissue paper
Size - A2
Accessories - Lil Inker Joy die, unknown snowflake die, Judikins White Diamond embossing powder, Impression Obsession frame die

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

A Tag on a Card

Merry Monday's current challenge is to add a tag to your card using texture, bling, and die cuts.

I had the most perfect tag in my UFO box so I turned it into this card:

I've got texture from my embossing folder background, die cut trees, and bling in the form of glitter all over the trees.

The background on the tag was made with blue and green Lindy's sprays (quite sparkly IRL).  I used my Tim Holtz tree line die, and stamped and heat embossed the sentiment at the bottom.  I went over the trees and the snow line with a Quickie glue pen and sprinkled with glitter. 

Thanks for dropping by today!

Stamps - Rubber Soul sentiment
Ink - ColorBox aqua
Paper - mixed media and white cs
Size - A2
Accessories - SU embossing folder, Die-namics tag die, aqua ribbon, Tim Holtz tree line die, Lindy's blue and green sprays, clear embossing powder

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Pink Poinsettia, Red Berries

Trying to get lots of Christmas cards done, so was sparked by the Christmas Card Throwdown's colour challenge of pink, red, and green.

I had the perfect stamp that lent itself to the three colours:

I stamped on watercolour paper and painted the image with my Gansai Tambi paints.  I added a very pale pink wash around the outside of the image but it scarcely shows up in the photo.

It's bordered in red cs and embellished with some pearls in the centre of the poinsettia.

Thanks for dropping by!

Stamps - Penny Black florals, Great Impressions sentiment
Ink - Archival Jet Black
Paper - cream and red cs, watercolour paper
Size - A2
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, white pearls

Monday, 18 September 2017

White Embossed Poinsettia

I've made a card for a couple of great challenges:

The Addicted to CAS challenge is:

The Flower Challenge has Tic-Tac-Toe this month:

I chose the left hand vertical column - embossing, gems, and white - and created this card:

I stamped and heat embossed the poinsettia twice on vellum and then fussy cut one whole flower and one just the inner part of the flower.  I layered the two and slightly curled up some of the petals.

I die cut a deckle-edged background layer and stamped and heat embossed my sentiment in silver.

I added silver gems to the centre of the poinsettia.

Vellum is so easy to fussy cut when it's heat embossed so I might make a couple more of these in other colour variations for my Christmas stash.

Stamps - Penny Black poinsettia, Rubber Soul sentiment
Ink - ColorBox white and silver
Paper - white cs, heavy vellum
Size - A2
Accessories - white and silver embossing powder, silver gems, Nestabilities deckle-edged rectangle die