Guess what! I’m a guest designer with Gina K designs for their June release. Seeing as Baby R came early I only just got to creating with the Nature’s Touch card kit. It was the perfect kit to get started on making some thank you cards to send out to friends and family for their gifts and treats to celebrate Baby R, from a distance of course!
Making CAS cards is a challenge for me as I love going overboard with the layers and embellishments, but CAS cards are perfect for bulk cards, just change up the color for variety!
To create these cards I started by stamping the floral image from the The Best Flowers stamp set with copic friendly ink onto heavy weight card stock. I colored them in using different color combinations (I will list them below). After I was done coloring I embossed the sentiment in gold onto the card base. To assemble the card I trimmed down the colored card stock, layered it with a card stock to match the floral image, and finally glued it down to a card base. That’s it! 30 mins and you have 3 cards!
As always, thanks for stopping by and here are a list of supplies that I used :
Hey, I shared these cards on the Pink Fresh Studio Facebook group’sCard Sketch Challenge, but I didn’t get a chance to share on the blog or my Instagram, and thought I’d put up a quick post since its a perfect time to share as the Daily Marker 30 challenge is going on!
Using the above sketch I made these two cards.
For the first card, I stamped part of the image from the Fleur 1 stamp set on two corners of the a A2 piece of heavy weight white card stock, with watercolor friendly black ink along with the sentiment from the Thanks word series stamp set. I then colored in the images using Nuvo watercolor pencils for a ‘messy’ look. Once the panel dried I added some silver Nuvo drops and added it to a card base.
Popping in with a short post to explain my disappearance! Little Baby R joined us 9 days early! We have been enjoying new baby cuddles, washing lots of bottles, changing diapers and adjusting to being a family of four in quarantine.
I’ve been wanting to break into my pretty pink posh baby collection for a while, and it finally happened 😆 took me over 3 days to make this card and 3 more trying to photograph and write up this post!
While making the card I learnt that coloring tiny images is not my thing! Next time I’ll probably ink blend or try another technique! Once my letters were colored (I used polychromos colored pencils) and die cut, I die cut an extra set of letters, and ink blended them to create a shadow. To create the background I used a heart stencil and again ink blended in rainbow order using the same colors as the ‘shadow’ letters. To finish off the card, I foam mounted the letters to the background and added some nuvo dots.
In case you missed my little announcement, you can read about it here. And that’s the reason that these were never posted on time! But I enjoyed making them and loved the results I figured I’d share anyways! Maybe inspire you to make some summer themed cards. I used the color scheme from the Ink Paws Challenge over at Newton’s Nook Designs.
I got a little excited, and ended up making three cards. Believe it or not, I’d had these sets for years and they were brand new, proof that I need to buy less and use more!
I found the perfect paper pad from Doodlebug Designs in my stash that matched the color scheme, so I used that to make some CAS cards, and one detailed one, cause if you know me, then you know I need to go a little extra on my cards!
For the first and also most detailed card, I started by stamping ALL the images from the Summer Scoops stamp set in watercolor friendly black ink on to heavy weight white card stock. I used my derwant inktense colored pencils to color in the images, trying to stick with the color scheme. Once the images were dry, I fussy cut them. To assemble the card, I started to create the background with some ink blending using a strips stencil. You can always use pattern paper, but I have been enjoying practicing my ink blending lately. To finish the card I adhered the fussy cut images using foam tape and glue to add layers to create dimension. Finally stamped a sentiment from the same set in black ink and added a few nuvo drops.
For the second card I used the Party Pops set (which is retired), and stamped and fussy cut the images. Using some pattern paper I created a card front and foam mounted the stamped images. I finished off with a sentiment from the same set along with some nuvo drops.
For the last card, I only stamped the sentiment! The rest is just diecutting, very unusual for me, right? I used the same pattern paper pack for the card front, and also die cut the balloons from the Balloon Shaker Die Set, I left one as it, and made the second one a shaker with the help of some foam tape and acetate. I stamped the sentiment on the back of the shaker from the Uplifting Wishes and filled it with Summer Sequin Mix from Pretty Pink Posh. After I adhered the balloons to the the card front I added the string die cut along with a few more sequins.
And that’s it’s! Thanks for stopping by and as always, here’s a list of products I used:
What a week? Definitely one for the books! While my blog and Instagram may not show it, I’ve been having many one on one conversations and trying my best to make small changes, so do your part no matter how small it is. That aside, I decided that I need to craft a little to distract myself, but had zero ‘mojo’, so decided to use the Butterfly reflections Ink Mood Board that Jane from Papercraft4fun shared with me!
I started with only the shaker card in mind, but ended up with extra colored die cuts, which I didn’t want to waste of course!
For the first card I used the main stamp at the focal point, I colored (with copics) and die cut and created a shaker using some acetate and Pretty Pink Posh sequins in Enchanted Garden (in 4mm and 6mm). I added the sentiment to a piece of wood print pattern paper, added the acetate shaker piece, and added it to a card base.
For the second card, I decided to make a wreath with the leftover colored pieces. I used a Pretty Pink PoshScallop Circles Dies and used it too build the wreath. I used the same sentiment as the first card from the Floral Frames stamp set, this time embossed in gold. Added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh sequins in Enchanted Garden (in 4mm and 6mm) as a finishing touch.
One last look at the pair of cards, along with a list of supplies that I used below :
Confession : 90% of my stamp collection is floral! I finally figured out how to shade and color them, and I am obsessed, I have a handful of critters and should probably challenge myself with those BUT florals are so much more fun! What are your favorite type of stamps to use?
That being said, with the current Newtons Nook Design challenge, I had to sneak in one last card before it closed as the theme was perfect for me!
I decided to try out the new trend of slimline cards using my new dies from Mama Elephant, which make layering so much easier! I stamped the floral wreath from the Happy Little Thoughts stamp set three times with embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder on watercolor paper. Then I (practiced) watercoloring using my gansai tambi watercolors. After the coloring dried I embossed a sentiment from the Floral Fringe stamp set in middle of card.
As usually, here’s a list of products that I used;
Time to make 2 cards : 30 mins. Time to photograph/edit : 40 mins. Time to clean up craft space for next project : 3-5 business days!
Yup that was my afternoon yesterday, I really needed to disconnect and what better way then to craft! But now I am left with a HUGE mess to clean up! Good thing its cleaning day, right? I wanted to craft, but I couldn’t think of anything to make, zero “creative mojo”! That’s when I remembered the PinkFresh Studio Facebook Card Challenge, this sketch ended yesterday, but I still wanted to share the cards on here, but a new one should be out later today.
Using the sketch above I created two cards! Couldn’t decide which one to share so shared both! Will let you know next week if that’s allowed or not!
If you know me then you probably know by now that my favorite color combo’s are gold and black and rainbows! We could all use a little brightness in our lives so I think rainbows are a necessity these days!
For the rainbow card I embossed the background stamp in white embossing powder, before ink blending I used a circle die cut to create the cut out pattern to match the sketch. I set aside the diecuts and ink blended using a set of distress oxides with my blending brushes, I went back and forth between the colors to avoid harsh lines. Once I was done, I used a microfiber clothe to rub off the access ink and expose the white embossing. I adhered the background to a white top folding notecard, and added the circle diecuts back using some foam tape to add dimension. I finished off using a sentiment embossed in white on black cardstock that I trimmed down and adhered in the middle of the card.
For the second card, I used a different background stamp, but this time embossed in gold. I cut out the circles in the same way as first card, but this time I discarded the diecut circles and adhered the background to a black notecard with some foam tape. I embossed the sentiment in gold on to black card stock and double foam taped it on to the center of the card. I really wanted to add some gold jewels, but couldn’t find mine, so I used some nuvo drops instead!
Thanks for stopping by and as usual here’s a list of products that I used;
Happy Monday and Happy June! Can you believe its June! LIKE WHAT! Wasn’t it March like yesterday! Well when life turns into an endless loop, its hard to track days as they all just mush together. At least we have some sunny days and the potential of seeing people to look forward to these month, and that made me think its the perfect time to share this set of rainbow cards!
I got a little carried away with while creating the backgrounds, as I was testing out a few different brushes, so why not use them all since I gave so many products that will work well with cloud background! All products I use will be listed at the end of the post.
For the first card, I diecut a stitched rainbow and stitched it using floss in rainbow order. To finish off I stamped a simple hello sentiment in black ink. I trimmed it down a little before adhering it to a A2 size card base.
I almost threw this card out as I messed up with cloud diecuts that were TOO BIG! But after a little encouragement and searching through my stash, I found some smaller diecuts to hide my mess, cause who want to throw away a jewelrainbow! I finished this card the same as the first using a simple hello sentiment in black ink.
What’s better than rainbows and butterflies? Rainbow butterflies, of course! For this card, I stamped one of the images from the Beautiful Butterflies stamp set repeatedly and colored them to create a ‘rainbow’. Once colored, I adhered them to my background adding foam tape to a few to add a little bit of dimension. Finished off the card with a matching sentiment from the same set and some nuvo drops.
For the last card I used a ‘vintage’ Pretty Pink Posh stamp set from 2015! It was a limited edition so unfortunately not available anymore, which is a bummer as I never got the dies back then as I didn’t have a diecutting machine back then! BUT fast forward almost 5 years and this set was still brand new and unstamped, that is why I don’t need to buy more stamps! Just like the butterfly card I colored the images in a rainbow pattern, and fussy cut them, before adhering them to a cloud background using some foam tape for dimension. At which point I realized I didn’t add a sentiment! So I used a leftover vellum cloud, and heat embossed a sentiment onto that!
And that’s a wrap! Thanks for following along! As promised here is a list of all the supplies that I used :