Thursday 5 May 2022

Allsorts Challenge #674

 Just made it  for this Allsorts challenge with only a few hours to spare.  The theme is **anything goes with an option to go scenic**.  For my card I've gone with a garden gate showing a small part of the scene visible on the other side of the wall.  The aperture was cut into the piece of card before embossing the brick wall and then stamping and die cutting the other elements to build up the card. Final addition was a kaleidoscope of golden butterflies.  Lots of lovely inspiration from the design team and still a few hours left to enter if you fancy going into the draw for a prize..

Brick Wall - Stampin' Up brick embossing folder
Gate and Flowers - Grace's Garden stamps with matching die set Stampin' Up (retired)
Butterflies - Die which came with a magazine some time back (smallest ones used here)

Tuesday 3 May 2022

Penned Petals

 I have some scraps of the DSP (designer series papers) for this set of stamps and dies so I've been using them up to make a few cards.  The images were stamped onto white card and coloured using Inktense pencils and a water brush before die cutting.  I don't think the DSP is still available so I will have to find something else suitable when I next use these stamps.  

Stamps and dies - Hand Penned Petals Stampin' Up

Sunday 1 May 2022

Snippets Challenge #427

Time to visit the Snippets Playground again and I hear there is Maypole dancing so I hope the weather is better there than it is where I am - grey and rainy today, typical Bank Holiday weather I guess. Everything apart from the  base card came from the Snippets mountain..  I started with a piece of yellow background paper left over from some sheets which I printed recently for another project and everything else came from the white card snippets - always seem to have far more white bits and pieces for some reason.  The largest white piece first had a beehive-shaped aperture cut into it followed by stamping the curved words and then embossing it with a honeycomb pattern using a stencil.  This aperture was backed with a small white die cut honeycomb.  The bees and flowers were stamped, coloured and die cut and there was a small strip of the yellow paper remaining so I cut a decorative edge to it before layering it across the base of the front, adding a stamped and die cut 'Hello'.  Do follow the link and pop along to see a great card for inspiration as well as the lovely prize which will go to the lucky person whose name is drawn at the end of the two weeks.

Honeycomb stencil - free with a magazine ages ago 
Stamps and Dies - Honeybee set from Stampin' Up (retired)
DSP - from Paper Boutique USB