Saturday 22 June 2019

Less is More Challenge #398

Good morning, crafters

It's new challenge day over at Less is More and it's time for the one you either love or hate...yep, it's One Layer challenge time.  Here's the cue...

Our sponsor for June is Uniko so remember, by playing along you'll be in with a chance of winning our monthly prize!

Our April winner, the lovely Maria Rodriguez is joining us as guest designer, so please do pop over to her blog to say hi and to see what she's created.

Ok, on to my sample cards, and this time I have two for you, here's the first...

I wanted to use spots to have a go at the bokeh technique and I'm really pleased with how this turned out.  I've tried it before using white pigment ink for the spots but wasn't so happy with it.  This time I die cut some circles from a post-it note to use as masks and ink blended in layers moving them around.  They do lose their tackiness a little when trying to reposition them over blended ink that's still damp, but luckily the blurred effect is ok for this technique!  So this was simply blended in layers using the same colour ink.  The sentiment was then stamped in crisp black ink for a lovely contrast.

Materials used:

  • Die: Hero Arts - Infinity Circles Dies (for masks)
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Bundled Sage; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stamp: MFT - Bokeh Builder

Challenge entries:

Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #346 - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Challenge #100 - CAS
STAMPlorations - June CAS Card Challenge - Anything CAS Goes

My second card was very simply, just stamped...

The stem/leaves were stamped first, then the petals, then the centre of the flower, and finished with the sentiment below.  That was it, I chose to add nothing more.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Uniko - Flower Power #5 (flower), Flower Power #6 (sentiment)
  • Ink: Altenew - Just Green, Pinkalicious, Warm Sunshine; Versafine - Onyx Black

Thanks so much for popping by, even if you're wary of one layer cards please do have a go and play along.  Some of my favourite cards are the super simple one layers, so you never know, you might just love OLCs more than you think! 

Enjoy your weekend :)

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Beer Cheers

Hi guys

It's been a while since I shared anything so I'm popping by tonight to share a card I made for my boss for his birthday.

I find masculine cards especially difficult but I'm pleased with how this one turned out.

I began by embossing a panel of white cardstock using a streamers and confetti embossing folder.  Next I stamped the beer glasses from a set which was free with a magazine, and also had co-ordinating dies.  I coloured the image with ProMarkers.  I die cut the 'cheers' from some gold glitter cardstock and once again from some fun foam, and stacked the two together for some dimension.  The panel was adhered to the base on fun foam, the glasses on 3D foam pads and the cheers adhered below.

Materials used:

  • Embossing Folder: Hobbycraft - Streamers
  • Stamp: Bubbles & Fizz - Free with Papercraft Essentials magazine (and co-ordinating die)
  • Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Coloured with ProMarkers
  • Die: Paper Smooches - Birthday Words

Challenge entries:

STAMPlorations - June Challenge - Stamps and Birthdays
STAMPlorations - June CAS Card Challege - Anything CAS Goes
Seize the Birthday - Challenge #167 - Anything Goes
Uniko - Challenge #53 - Anything Goes + Optional Twist Masculine

Thanks so much for visiting, I hope to share more very soon.

Sunday 2 June 2019

Happy Little Stampers June 2019 CAS Challenge

Hi guys

It's time for another CAS challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  As usual, the other HLS challenges will all be going live over the next few days.

Here's what we want to see for the June CAS Challenge...

I'll get straight to my card, and I used some stamps I've had for a while which were a freebie with a magazine last year...

This was super simple to make.  The image and sentiment were stamped in Memento ink and the image coloured with ProMarkers.  I cut it out with a pierced square die and then die cut another square using the same die but from blue cardstock.  I adhered these together slightly offset and then mounted them to the card base using 3D foam.  That was it :)

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Bright & Breezy - Free set with Creative Stamping magazine
  • Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Coloured with ProMarkers
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Pierced Square Stax

Thanks so much for popping by, I hope you'll find time to play along and enter your funny cards over at the main challenge blog.

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