Mica Feather

Card making keeps me sane 😀 Today I’m playing to two challenges with the same theme. Just Us Girls Challenge #530, Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge Feathers, and the OLC-no sentiment challenge #416 at Less is More.

For this one layer card, I dry embossed a Spellbinders’ Resplendent Rectangle onto the card base and then, leaving the die in place, I outlined with a clear sparkle gel pen. Then I stamped the Stampendous ‘Peacock Feather’ with Versamark, added some sticky EP and applied different shades of Pearl Ex.

STAY SAFE everyone, Blessings & HUGz, Joanna

A card for Easter

In this time of confinement, my dear Aunt of 86 years old will have a smile when she’ll receive my card. I wanted this one to be extra special to welcome spring. I used the CAS(E) this Sketch #366 design to the tune of the Memory Box Spring Fling Shallenge #60.

The largest circle was die cut several times with the Memory Box Windham collage set. The middle circle was cut in vellum and the Altenew frame circle was heat embossed with Wow Perfect Plum EP. The Alexandra Renke Tulip Bud was also heat embossed with Perfect Plum and White Pearl EPs. Plum foil twine was added with a plum rhinestone.

STAY SAFE, Blessings & HUGz, Joanna

Iridescent Pink Hibiscus

Playing with the Color Throwdown Challenge #587 palette (of pink, gray, green and kraft) to Freshly Made Sketches #429 designed by Judy.

Some acrylic iridescent medium, through a snow fall stencil onto white textured card stock and heat embossed with clear EP. The leaves are from Concord & 9th and Waffle Flower. The flower is a Memory Box die. A “Merci” die cut from Frantic Stamper (Thank You) …for visiting 😉

STAY SAFE, Blessings & HUGz, Joanna

April CAS Mix Up 2020

Welcome to a brand new challenge at CAS Mix Up, hosted by our very talented Loll. Inspiration from our Special Guest Mac and our design team plus Videos are on the blog to kick start your creativity.

I sprinkled Brushos, Ost. Blue & Yellow, onto mixed media paper and spritzed with water. After it was dry, I stamped half of the largest Penny Black Butterfly Trio with Versamark and gold heat embossed. Using bleach, straight out of the bottle, I brushed some over the wings. Once dry, some Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors white gold was applied for some vibrancy to the same area. Four drops of Emerald Liquid Pearls were added to the edge of the flutter.

Do join in on the fun, thank you so much for stopping by,

Pearlescent Leaves

It’s a Double Challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches #364, so being confined to my craft room I’m a happy camper.

My favourite leaf stamp, Dylusions FURTHER AROUND THE EDGE Stamp Set, was stamped several times onto Bristol Paper and then heat embossed with Silver pearl EP. I made this card twice 😛 , because I learnt that when using Zig markers, the colours tend to fade/change colour/or disappear with Glossy Accents. On my second attempt, I used Tombow brushes and clear heat embossed. Some liquid pearl dots were added for the texture theme at Addicted to CAS Challenge #181.

STAY SAFE, blessings, HUGz, Joanna

Two for One

An all white card for the Less is More Challenge #416 and AAA Cards Case Game #162. I used Memory Box’s Leaf Outline Die to die cut and, at the same time, create a stencil by using the negative. On my card base, I partially die cut MFT’s Stitchable Dot Circle. Using my homemade stencil I applied Versamark within the circle and White Pearl heat embossed. Then I glued the die on top and added a pearl thread for interest. Quick and easy.

STAY SAFE everyone, blessings & HUGz, Joanna

Retro 70’s

This was a toughie, still not sure, …but here goes! Inspired by the chair photo challenge at Inkspirational #209, I used the CAS(E) this Sketch #365 design.

Some stripe stamping, some ink blending, with Sizzix Atomic Element for a border, along with a string of leaves. This just may be my Father’s Day card 😉

STAY SAFE, thank you for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna