Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Embossing Challenge #165

Time for a new challenge over at SweetStamps.com. This week we are having a combined Weekly challenge and Monthly Technique challenge and theme is Anything Goes + Embossing. I have made a simple "almost one layer" card using a die and a butterfly stamp. I embossed the diecut and the butterfly using pearl embossing powder. On top of the black cardstock the pearl actually ended up looking like silver, but I like it.

As always don't forget to join in on the fun this week for a chance to win some amazing prizes. Make sure to visit the SweetStamps blog for more information and the complete Challenge Rules.


Products from SweetStamps.com used on this card:


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Simple Sunday #9 - Thanks

It's time for another Simple Sunday card and video and this time I am making a very clean and simple card using a leaf die from Whiff of Joy and a flower from Prima. 

I added some splatter to the background with Dylusions Spray Ink and also used some letter stickers and pearls.
















































I have also uploaded a tutorial video that you can find on my YouTube channel or here below.

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I also entered this card to the following challenges:
Seize the Sketch

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hello

I am sharing a card today that I made for the Swedish shop Skraplagret. I have used some new Prima products. It is a bit different and a bit more distressed than normal for me, but it is always fun to do something different. I am still having a bit of a craft block which is probably also the reason why I am doing stuff that isn't usually my style. I am just trying to get the "mojo" back. 




Products from Scraplagret:
Prima Princess - Collection Kit
Prima Princess Flowers - Once upon a Time
Prima Princess - Brads
Bazzill Thunder Trio - White
Bazzill Juneberry Trio - Juneberry
Prima - Ingvild Distressing Tool

Friday, April 11, 2014

Uniko Studio April Release

Today is new release day over at Uniko Studio and this month they are releasing some fun and versatile stamps. Unfortunately I didn't get the stamps in time to make a card for today but Beverly has some great projects on her blog so make sure you check it out.

Here are the new stamp sets being released today:

Flower Power #4 £4.95
Copyright Uniko Studio 2014

First up is Flower Power #4, the next in the Flower Power Series. As you can see the set features a 2 step stamping flower, Spring themed sentiments and a couple of fun accent stamps. 
















The second product being released this month is a new Background Building set.
Background Builders: Vines £9.95
Copyright Uniko Studio 2014

Background Builders: Vines is a new and exciting background building set with the usual long stamp images which can be used to create an all over background design. Beverly has also added two non linear 2 step stamping images and a variety of 2/3 step stamping flowers and leaves to be used on their own or pair with the vines. 










Usually there would be a Design Team Blog Hop today, but due to *hiccups* the team are still waiting for their goodies. Instead we'll have a BONUS Design Team Blog Hop on Saturday 26th April where all of DT will have samples to share using the April Release. This means that there will be more prizes up for grabs! Until then check out the Uniko Studio blog for some amazing cards using the new release.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Simple Sunday #8 - Thank You

Today I am sharing another Simple Sunday card and video here on the blog and today I am using a stamp set from Uniko Studio and some Distress Inks. I ended up using an orange color to make this card and honestly I do not know why that was. I don't really like orange and usually try to avoid using it, but somehow the ink pad just spoke to me and I had to use it. I had hoped that the color would be more bright and vivid, but it ended up just being a boring orange in the end. But it doesn't really matter anyway.





I also uploaded a tutorial video that you can find on my YouTube channel or here below.

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I also entered this card to the following challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch
CASE Study 
Little Tangles 
Keep it simple!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Dies Challenge #163

Another week has passed and it is as usual time for another weekly challenge over at SweetStamps.com. This week the theme is Dies and I have made a simple and almost one layer card using a wonderful butterfly silhouette die and some distress inks. 

The story behind this card is a bit funny perhaps and the finished card is actually because of a huge mistake I made. I did the card with a black panel in the beginning leaving just a small white border around it. I drew some faux stitching lines around the edges and embossed the sentiment in white. Then I decided that maybe I should spray some Perfect Pearls Mist on the card, so I did. Unfortunately I managed to get a little bit more mist on the black panel than I had anticipated so I took a paper towel and started wiping some away. It would have worked out just fine if I had made sure that my white pen (the one I used to draw the stitching) was completely dry. In this case it wasn't and I ended up smudging the stitching lines and got white ink everywhere. Not pretty at all!
 So I removed the black piece and I was planning on redoing the whole thing when I realized the card looked a lot better without the panel. So I just stamped the sentiment in black instead and the card was done. Yay!

As always don't forget to join in on the fun this week for a chance to win some amazing prizes. Make sure to visit the SweetStamps blog for more information and the complete Challenge Rules.


Products from SweetStamps.com used on this card:



Other products used: