Friday, 21 October 2016

Just Add Ink Challenge # 334

Happy Friday everyone! One more sleep till the weekend and we are very lucky in New Zealand to be having a long weekend as Monday is a public holiday. We aren't going anywhere but just nice to have an extra day to spend with the kids! 

We have a very stylish photo to inspire you for the Just Add Ink challenge this week:

There are so many different things on that table, lots of inspiration so I can't wait to see what catches your eye!!

My eye immediately went to the teal blue and white block in the front of the photo with Ugmonk? on it. That, the wood underneath and the red banner turned into this on my card:

To replicate that blue/white block, I stamped the 'happy' and heat embossed in white on white CS. I then used my mini-blending tool and Mama Elephant 'Ocean' pigment ink to colour around it. I die-cut it out using a rectangle die and then cut a red paint chip so it would show a tiny red edge when underneath. I popped the blue rectangle on top of the red with some foam tape.

For the rest of the sentiment I stamped the 'birthday' in red ink twice and then fussy cut around it and put it on foam tape. I used a larger rectangle die to cut out some patterned paper (yes, I know, I haven't used any paper for months!!!), adhered it to the card front and then glued on the rectangle pieces. 

It seemed a bit bare so I stamped out three balloons in the same red ink twice and then again with Versamark Ink so I could heat emboss them all with clear powder. This gave the balloons some shine. I fussy cut them out and put two of them on foam tape. A few teal blue and clear sequins finished it off nicely!!

The stamps are all from Whimsy Stamps 'Happy Everything'. The paper is from Rosies Studio 'In Style' and the sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

You have until next Wednesday October 26th to link your projects to the Just Add Ink challenge and for any ideas, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team came up with. Look forward to seeing your projects in the Gallery!!

Take care

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Reminder: Time Out Challenge # 68

Hi there, I'm popping in with a reminder about our current TIME OUT challenge. We have a card for you to CASE by the amazing Ardyth of Maskerade:

I love the colours she used, they have an Autumnal feel about them and the hint of gold along the bottom is gorgeous!! You can be inspired however you like by Ardyth's card. You could use the design, the colours or the flowers...its totally up to you!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Marina of My Perfect Life and I'm sure she will have another stunning card for you as a reminder.

For my card I was inspired by the flowers, the colours and the design of the card itself. I love how the flowers are flowing up the panel, so this is what I came up with:

I cut a panel of white CS slightly shorter than my card front and went to town stamping the flowers and leaves across the card. Once I was happy with the design, I stamped the sentiment in black and put lots of foam tape on the back. For the gold glitter strips I put a strip of double-sided tape along the top and bottom edge of the card front, tipped on gold glitter and rubbed it in with my fingers. The panel was then put on top. Nice and simple!!

The leaves and small rounded flower are from Altenew 'Vintage Flowers' and the other flowers and sentiment are from Simon Says Stamp 'Thinking of You'.

You have until Wednesday October 26th to link your project to the TIME OUT 
challenge and if your struggling with ideas, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team and our Guest Designer Marina have created for you. Looking forward to seeing your designs in the Gallery!!

Take care

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - October Release - Day 3

Welcome back everyone to Day 3 of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps October release!!

Introducing our new stamp set 'Powerful Words':

This set has the most beautiful brush-stroke font and the bigger words are large enough to be a focal point on a card themselves. For my card I wanted to make the words the star of the card design:

I chose to use the word 'Miracle' and as miracles are such amazing, happy things I wanted to convey this with some bright and happy colours!

I cut a panel of water colour CS the same size as my card front and heat embossed 'miracles' in gold. I then decided to do some 'smooshing' with my clear stamp block. I used my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers for this. Each pen was brushed on the block and I added a little water with a brush, mixing and moving it around to a 'roundish' shape.

Next came the fun part. I simply pushed the block on to the panel, held it there for a few seconds and then removed. I used my brush to move around any puddles and fill in any areas that were missed. I did this with each colour, not worrying about whether they would mix or not. Once I had dried the panel with my heat gun, I stamped the rest of the sentiment in black. It was then adhered to the card front and some gold sequins added from Pretty Pink Posh.

I'm going to link this card to the Virginia's View Challenge # 24 where the theme is 'Focal Point'.


If you would like to purchase this stamp set or any others from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps  please don't hesitate to use my special 'Girl Friday Code' to save yourself 15% on your purchase. Every dollar counts these days, especially with Christmas on the way!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at the new release products. If you've missed the previous two days, pop over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps  blog to see what the other new stamp sets are like.

Take care