Friday, 13 March 2020

Witty Words

I've used another stamp from the 'Word Wit' set to make a birthday card.  Not much to say about it really, the dog was stamped onto a scrap of watercolour paper and coloured using water-based pens and the witty words were stamped onto another piece and cut out with scissors. used a piece of dotty paper and embossed some larger dots onto a scrap of toning card with two little banners punched from yet another scrap of brown card.

A lovely bright and sunny morning but yesterday started like that and later on we had some heavy showers/storms - hopefully it will stay dry today.

Words - from Word Wit stamp set by Stampin' Up
Dog -  from Tim Holtz dogs stamp set
Banners - punch from Stampin' Up

Monday, 9 March 2020

Under the Weather

There was a magazine freebie recently which I was unable to resist - a stamp and die set with a weather theme.  What particularly pleased me was that the umbrella die included both a whole shape of the open umbrella and also the part which could be cut separately for the coloured sections - very good for a freebie I thought so thanks Clearly Besotted for such a good die.  I cut two layers in white and carefully lined them up and glued together before cutting out the top sections using scraps of blue and pink card so that these could be 'paper-pieced' into the shape; finally I used one of the stamps to add grey to the handle (using the Misti) which made that straightforward.  The wording at the top, the clouds and raindrops were from the stamp set, although the clouds had to be fussy cut with scissors.  The message at the bottom used a stamp which I've had for ages.  The sky effect was achieved by smooshing some distress ink onto a glass mat, spritzing with water and then sort of mopping it up with a square of watercolour paper.  There are several umbrella stamps within the set which I've not used yet - plenty of possibilities.

Stamps and Die set designed by Clearly Besotted - free with recent magazine
Get Well - stamp from a really useful free set which I've had for ages
Background made using Faded Jeans Distress ink on watercolour paper

Sunday, 8 March 2020

Snippets Challenge #373

I have my snippets card ready to take along to the Playground this week and if you take a look by following the link you will see the great prize(s) on offer this time - no less than five unusual cat stamps.  There is the usual great card for inspiration.

For my card I've used a fair few snippets - the background paper is from a pad I've had for ages - long since lost the cover and there are only a few oddments left.  I've also managed to use up a good number of white card snippets because I stamped the main word image on one in black and then die cut into a banner shape; this was followed by inking in various colours and stamping again on different pieces of white card so that I could cut out the words to apply making the 'message'  multi-coloured.  Of course I still have all the other pieces left so that I can cut them all out and use for several more cards in the future.  I found some bright pink snippets to cut a layer for the banner and also an oval for the sentiment.  Finally used some snippets of ribbon to add a bow.

Stamps used - from Birthday Wit set by Stampin' Up
Banners - Sizzix dies for SU
Ovals - die set from Tonic