Today’s tutorial was about colour blocking. As usual, I would have been done a long time ago if I hadn’t decided to do a “reverse” kind of colour blocking. I stamped three shades of cardstock with a silhouette image background stamp. This was not a problem other than it took about 4 repeats of inking and stamping to have good dark ink coverage on all the cardstock. Then blah, blah, blah and then I had to cut my own shadow for the Thinking of You on my Scan n Cut and then blah, blah, blah and then it needed matching mats and then blah, blah, blah. Finally, it needed a liberal dousing of Shimmer Spritz and a dash of Stickles to finish. My friend Dianne is right………………it takes me hours to make a card.
This card will never make my favourites list, but it turned out well. It looks better in real life than in a picture as the glitter spray never photographs too well. It is a 5 X 6.5 inch card which I rarely make, but I needed the extra room for the blocks. I have lots of the stamped cardstock left to make more cards in this style as Laurie Willison did but no time to do so. I must don a mask and risk my life to get some groceries.
Here is the second set of cards from today’s lesson. The first card is a shaker card. The second card has the dot layer of the stamp as the background.
Today’s instruction came from Jennifer McGuire. The first instruction was how to create a DIY ink pad using Distress Ink refills. From there, Jennifer showed multiple ways to use the ink pad to create many cards. Although all the cards began with the DIY ink pad, the finished results were all creative and unique.
I have the Altenew Botanical Leaves stamp set that Jennifer used, and it is one of my favourites, so I decided to use it for my cards as well. This post will be in 3 posts as I made several cards. I experimented a lot with the DIY ink pad adding different colours as the pad started to dry out. This resulted in a nice mix of colours.
Here is the first set:
This will be my last card for the bloghop as I have been called into work today. I just received this background stamp from Picket Fence Studios and I wanted to use it. I had bought their ghost stamp for Halloween that says “Let’s get sheet faced together”. As it turned out, I never found the time to make the card and send it to the person I had in mind for it. I didn’t want the same thing to happen with this stamp………………………………….so here it is………………………fresh from my mailbox.
The sentiment is from Verve Stamps, a company that I only knew about through them being a sponsor on the Coffee Lovers Bloghop. I bought a number of their stamps on a close out sale.
The main coffee cup is from a recent Hero Arts Kit. I had hoped to make more cards from this multi-image kit, but maybe next blog.
Sandra has made a card for the Penny Black May Anything Goes challenge.
Here is her entry:
Penny Black Stamp Set – Toadilly
Pattern Paper – Doodle Bug
Ribbon – Michael’s
Cardstock – Stampin Up
Ribbon – Michael’s
Gem – Doodle Bug
Sandra has quite an extensive collection of Penny Black Stamps. Sandra has made a lovely elegant card using one of her many sets.
Here is Sandra’s entry:
Cardstock – Stampin Up, Bazzill and Neenah
Holly Jolly Penny Black Stamp Set
Pattern Paper Cosmo Cricket & Simple Stories
Here is another card that Sandra created for the Autumn Colours challenge on the Penny Black blog.
Supplies: Mini Halloween, Scary Halloween and Be Very Scared stamp sets from Penny Black, Graphic 45 patterned paper, Bazzil card stock, Doodlebug sequins, Michael’s ribbon and Copic markers.
Sandra has been busy making some cards to enter into challenges. One such challenge that she found was with the Penny Black stamp company.
Here is her entry:
Supplies: Penny Black Be Very Scared stamp set,Graphic 45 patterned paper, Dew Drops, Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic markers and Neenah and Bazzill card stock.
Take a look at the challenge at:
Supplies: Penny Black Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, Bazzill Stampin Up and X-Press It cardstocks, Copic markers, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Grapic 45 patterned paper and Michael’s ribbon.