A One Layer Card over at Simply Less is More Challenge #411 with the theme “Off Center”. My card base is green, in other words this is my white space, to which I stamped an old favourite, Dyan Reaveley Further Around the Edge stamp, with Versamark and pesto green EP. Then with Polychrome colouring pencils I first coloured the leaves in white and gradually added two other tones of green. I masked the leaves and ink blended a little green to the bottom of the card. I lightly salted this still humide surface with the same pesto green EP. Finally, I stamped a Lawn Fawn BEE in gold, to which I applied some Liquid Pearls.
Wanting to play with Alcohol Inks, I initially wanted to make a one layer card to play along with the CAS(E) this Sketch #355 made in the past by Sam Simpson. Using my Gelli Plate, I applied a layer of gloss gel medium onto mixed media paper. Once dry, I added some clear alcohol and a little green and blue onto this, now, non porous surface. I then stamped and heat embossed a tiny feather, but it just didn’t POP. Determined to make this work I added these Alexandra Renke blooms, added Nuvo Drops with light blue glitter centres, and framed with some gold liquide Pearls. Then to flatten the curled OLC, created by the medium, I cut and matted this piece onto a white card stock base. The white “hugs” word die was layered 4 times over dark blue card stock. Here’s a close-up 😉
For this card I used Memory Box Antique Garden Label which I partially die cut on a vertical angle. Then I silver pearl heat embossed the rounded edges and continued all along to include the partial die cut garden bouquet. I added a torn piece of vellum behind to complete the card; rounded the edges; and finally, stamped “Je pense à toi” (Thinking of You) and silver pearl heat embossed. Nuvo crystal drops were added for interest.
Having fun in my “K”raft ROOM 😀 The Color Throwdown #575 Challenge is green, gold and kraft plus the beautiful tree photo on the Inkspiration Photo Challenge #203 are my starting point. Using the Penny Black Woodland Beauty fur tree, I stamped: first in white (offset) then in green and added Gold Sparkle EP to half of the tree. I added more snow with a white pastel crayon, along with some Nuvo Crystal Glitter dots to boost the scene. The SSS “noël” die cut in white, was also given the same treatment. The border was also heat embossed with this Gold Sparkle EP.
The watercolour background of Living Coral was diffused with a water spray bottle and some toothpick doodling. The True Blue snowflake was glitz heat embossed and 3 snowflakes were stamped and white heat embossed.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great 2020 with plenty of new beginnings, Joanna
Welcome back to another journey with the CAS Mix Up Challenges. This New Year, 2020, offers many opportunities towards card techniques and designs, may this one fulfill your card world and bring JOY to you and your family. Our very talented Hideko is challenging us to do Partial Die-Cutting. Remember to take a look at the videos on the blog for more inspiration, along with our special guest Tristan and the design team.
For this card, on my white card panel, I used Alexandra Renke’s Magic Poppy and die cut only the top part of the bloom (I had dry embossed before so that I’d know where to heat emboss the raspberry EP on the stem). I framed this white panel onto a navy stitched rectangle die cut. I also die cut the flower part on same navy card stock. Before adhering the partially die cut panel over the matting, I glitz heat embossed the aperture where the bloom would be and the navy petals which I used for leaves. Once matted, I popped the bloom with some foam tape and slightly angled it to the navy base. I also used some foam tape for the petal/leaves. “Sincères Sympathies” (Deepest Sympathy) was also raspberry heat embossed.
Hope you’ll join the design team and our special guest, Tristan, in the CAS Mix Up! Gallery, can’t wait to see your creations. Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz,
Just one last card before the end of the Year 2019! Playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch #352 by Chrissy Larson. Some die-cutting and some glitz heat embossing with a little snowflake stencilling and a gold washi strip.
Happy festive season to all, filled with love, health and kindness. A warm thank you for all your precious comments and visits throughout the year, they encourage me to create …no matter what the outcome. I send you all my BLESSINGS …Happy New Year! Lotsa Luv, Joanna