Friday, 9 November 2018

Festive foliage

We have another of our challenges in the run up to Christmas over at Daring Cardmakers this week - we’d like to see winter flowers and foliage on your cards this time.

Of course the prompt made me think of my Festive Foliage stamp set so I’ve used that for a CAS design with an eclipse sentiment. I used markers to ink up the stamp and the MISTI to stamp multiple times to build up depth of colour. I used two shades of green and two of brown.

The sentiment has been given subtle sparkle with Wink of Stella and a few tiny gems add a bit extra festive glimmer.

As Retro Rubber has an “anything goes” theme for #rrcb99 and I’ve had this stamp set for at least six years I'm hooking up there and my card also fits this month’s Fan Club Christmas Challenge at Splitcoast - join us to find out how if you’re a Fan Club member!

Stamps:
Festive Foliage (mine is the original Waltzingmouse Stamps set with 2010 copyright, the same design is now available from Gina K)
Peace Stamp n Cut (Hero Arts)

Paper:
Bristol board

Ink:
Memento markers (Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy, Rich Cocoa)
Zig Clean Colour marker (Dark Brown)
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate)

Other:
Die from Peace Stamp n Cut (Hero Arts)
Copic marker
MISTI
Nail art gems
Clear Wink of Stella pen
Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 3 November 2018

November elements

Alarmingly we're into another month already! As Christmas is fast approaching, our challenges at Daring Cardmakers are starting to have a bit of a festive theme. The mood board for this month could lend itself to other things though if you don’t celebrate Christmas or are still in avoidance mode!

As usual with a “elemental” challenge, just chose at least three elements from the inspiration picture to kickstart your project. I chose the silver ribbed bauble,  NOEL sentiment on separate tiles and the colour scheme. I used a piece from my scraplings pile for the card base.

The bauble is embossed with silver powder on silver mirror card - I think it turned out with quite a stylish look.

Stamps:
Holiday Ornaments (Waltzingmouse Stamps, no longer with us)

Paper:
Bristol board 
Silver mirror card

Ink:
Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Pumice Stone)
Versamark by Tsukineko 

Other:
Silver detail embossing powder
Square Nestabilities by Spellbinder
Silver gel pen
Corner Chomper 

Here’s our inspiration this month:


We’d love to see which elements inspire you!

Friday, 2 November 2018

October's link in the chain

I joined in again with the Card Chain Challenge for October.

From the options for the month I chose the sketch and the theme of clocks and made this one layer card which has gone to Cat. A one layer card is ideal if you're airmailing something, I find!

I stamped the top leaf and masked it, then the second leaf and the sentiment, masked those and stamped the clock. Lastly I masked clock and the edges of the card and sponged with Antique Linen before stamping the flourishes in the same colour for a tone-on-tone effect.

Fineline marker pen defines the sentiment strip and Copics add colour to the leaves and drop shadows to the various elements to give it some illusion of depth. I added a bit of sparkle with some Wink of Stella on the leaves, too.

There are still a few days to sign up for the November challenge (the last one of the year) if you fancy being a link in the chain. It's lovely to get a special hand-made card as well as sending one you've made.

Stamps:
Time to Stamp (CHF, sadly no longer with us)
Falling Leaves (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)
Vintage Flourish and Dinkie Vintage Flourish (Indigo Blu)

Paper:
Bristol board

Ink:
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Antique Linen)

Other:
Copic markers
Low tack tape
Brown fineline marker
White paitn pen by Posca
Clear Wink of Stella pen

Thanks for stopping by!