Friday 21 May 2021

Chorus Line

Thought this card might raise a smile or two to brighten this dull and damp and windy morning.  These chicks were sitting on my desk after having been stamped, coloured and fussy cut and as I looked at them I was reminded of a chorus line dancing across a stage.   Quite a simple card to make really with some layers and a little watercolour swooshed across the background with a few splatters added before popping the chorus line in place with a stamped greeting.

Chicks - Hey Birthday Chick from Stampin' Up
Sentiment - combination of three different stamps

Tuesday 18 May 2021


 I've been revisiting quite a lot of stamps and stamp sets which have been in my stash for some considerable time and perhaps haven't been inked as often as they should.  After all I'm sure I felt they were 'must-haves' at the time and I guess I'm not alone in being guilty of not using them enough.  Thinking back I seem to recall this set was part of a class I attended a few years back where the price included a set of stamps so maybe they wouldn't have been my first choice but even so they were used quite a bit at the time.  Not really lighthouse weather today, very windy and dark with lashing rain as I'm typing this. 

To make this card I started out by die cutting an oval from a square of white card which I then embossed to give it some texture.  Another square was used to stamp the little scene to place behind and the lighthouse was stamped onto a scrap and fussy cut.  Simple greeting and that's another card for the box.

Stamps - High Tide Stampin' Up (retired)
Embossing Folder - Braided Lines from Crafts Too 

Sunday 16 May 2021

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #403

Time for another challenge over in the Snippets Playground and this time there is a clever card from Liz who is a regular playmate.  This showcases the super useful prize which is on offer this time, especially if you struggle with masculine cards.  Well worth taking a look and maybe having a go yourself - you will also use up some of your snippets - something we all seem to have loads of. My card has been made entirely from snippets apart from the base card blank.

It always interests me to see how different techniques seem to 'go the rounds' now and then before disappearing for a while, only to return once again.  Something which seems to be in the limelight at the moment is stamping onto coloured card, embossing with white and then colouring using watercolour pencils.  This is what I've done using a scrap of beige card which, once coloured, has been die cut and layered onto a piece of toning pink.  More toning snippets have been used to add other elements to the design and that's my dabble into the white embossed watercolour technique for today.

Image - stamp from Simply Sketched Stampin' Up (long retired)
Ovals - Tonic dies
Border and Sentiment Banner - Daisy Mae border die set
Sentiment -  punch from Stampin' Up (no longer available)