It is Monday and I am back with fresh inspiration for the Inky Paws Challenge #63.
I needed some thank you cards to send to my friends and I knew I wanted to play with alcohol inks for the pink challenge. I used pink shades of inks and a bit of gold and pearl mixative. This is the design I came up with.
I gold heat embossed the beautiful snowflakes from the NND Beautiful blizzards stamp set. I cut the embossed alcohol ink backgrounds with a stitched rectangle die and gave it a gold mat.
I used 2 different embossing powders and 2 different gold cardstocks to match the embossing.
Then I adhered the panels to the a stitched scalloped frame from Frames and tags.
The sentiment is a Simon Says Stamp die cut several times from white cardstock, golden cardstock and white glossy cardstock. I stacked them together and adhered to the card front.
I hope you like my set of cards and you got inspired to play along the Inky Paws Challenge #63. Hope to see your creations there. You have until Friday (19th Jan) to link up your project to be eligible to win the 20 USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.
Thanks for stopping by, see you soon with another fun project.
Have a lovely day,
I wanted to share these cuties with you I made for a sweet friend of mine as a present. She loves koalas and I wanted to turn the cute images from the Sugarpea Designs+Simon Says Stamp Stamptember collaboration set into little Santas.
I started with stamping an colouring the images with Copic markers and I die cut them with their coordinating dies. The Santa hats are from the MFT Beast Friends stamp set.
For the tags I used the small tag from Sugarpea Designs to cut them from heavy weight white cardstock which I previously covered with silver glitter tape. I adorned the tags with some green metallic branches (also part of the tag die set). I adhered the cute koalas on each and finished them with a thin red ribbon. A bit of Spectrum Noir sparkle pen and glossy accents of course I had to add.
The card I kept similarly clean and simple too. I die cut a stitched rectangle from white cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot machine one more time with the swirls background die from Simon Says Stamp. I die cut a stitched strip from the same green metallic cardstock and heat embossed a Hungarian sentiment (Scrapfellow) on it with silver embossing powder.
I gave it a silver mat using silver glitter tape and assembled the card. The same finishing touches I applied here too: glossy accents on the nose, black glaze pen on the eyes, Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen on the Santa hat.
I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes, to the Work it Wednesday Challenge (use something new) and to the Sugar Pea Designs Anything goes Challenge too.
I hope you like it an will return soon for more inspiration.
I hope you all had a lovely holiday and it is still the time of relaxation. For us it is the winter break for the kids so we spend a lot of time together playing. The end of the year did not go as planned crafting-wise, I am still going to the post office to send out my belated holiday wishes. I have made a lot of cards which I did not manage to blog, this card set was one of them. But as the Paper Smooches Winter Holiday Challenge is still open, I will share it now.
A couple of weeks back I attended a lovely course on Online Card Classes and learnt a great background technique with distress inks from the gorgeous Kristina Werner. I started with stamping the cute snowman couple on Bristol Smooth cardstock and masked them off using masking paper and the coordinating dies. I also added a strip of post-it tape to create snow.
Then I applied some distress ink and lifted some of it with a wet paintbrush. I heat set it and repeated again. After I felt ok with the result and it was all dry, I white heat embossed some beautiful snowflakes (SSS) all around the snowmen.
After removing the masks, I coloured the couple with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers. I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and glued it on a gold or silver mat. The sentiment is a stacked die cut for more dimension, it is also a Paper Smooches die.
When the cards were done, I added some google eyes or eerie eyes from Doodlebug. A little Spectrum Noir shimmer, glossy accent and a tiny pearl finished off these cute cards. Which one is your favourite?
Hope you don’t mind some more holiday themed cards till the new year. Please pop in again soon for more inspiration.