... Morning! I'm here with my weekly blog for Seven Hills Craft shop - you can get all the stamps and dies there!! I've got a few cards to share with you today - they all feature hearts. I guess I've been inspired by Valentine's day and all the challenges about. I'll start with a card I've made for my mum - just because I can and because I love her to bits!!
Inks: Gina K - Innocent Pink, Peach Bellini, Sweet Corn, Sandy Beach, Stormy Sky; Versafine Clair - Tulip Red; Delicata - Golden Glitz
Dies: Concord & 9th - Cozy Up
Accessories: White Card; Gina K Card - Innocent Pink; Copic Marker; Gems
I think you all know that I love Concord & 9th's turnabout stamps and use them quite often. I'll add a link at the end of this post to show how to use them. I used my MISTI to stamp two background pieces one using the colours above and one in shades of blue and green.
I'm submitting this card to The Paper Players - PP#527 where they want us to use Hearts and/or Stars - I did both! Also to Love to Craft Challenge Blog - LTCCB#55 where it's Anything Goes.
After I stamped the background panel, I trimmed it to 5" square, edged it with a red marker and glued it to a square card. I used the scallop edge heart die from Cozy Up (there is a matching stamp set) to cut a piece of pink card onto which I stamped a greeting in bright red ink. I think it's perfect for my mum. I then added lots of tiny pink stars around the words (the stars come from Lucky). I sponged gold ink around the heart and adhered it in the middle of the card. I finished the front by adding some tiny gems - some of which are also stars and hearts!! On the inside, I cut a mat layer of pale pink card. On the white piece I created a greeting using words from Kindhearted, and added some of the tiny stamps as decoration.
My next card uses the blue and green background along with a die cut black heart.
Inks: Gina K - Key Lime, Sea Glass, Applemint, Stormy Sky; Memento - Summer Sky; Versamark
Dies: Concord & 9th - Geode
Accessories: White Card; Stampin' Up! - Basic Black; White Embossing Powder
This is a top folding A2 (US size card - 5½" x 4¼") card. I cut a strip of the stamped background 2¼" wide and adhered it down the centre of the card. I used the larger heart die from the Geode set to cut out a black heart. I stamped the word 'love' (from Give Thanks) in Versamark and heat embossed it with white powder. I made sure to remove all particles of white powder before heating to make sure that only the word embossed! I used dimensional pads to adhere it towards the top of the card. On the inside, I cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than the base. I created the greeting by stamping the heart (from Give Thanks) in lime green and added the words in grey.
I'm submitting this card to Inkspirational - INK#232 where the theme is to use hearts - done!!
I have another Valentine card to share - I love my hubby lots, and he's worth two cards! Besides, I enjoy making them.
Inks: Gina K - Key Lime, Sea Glass, Applemint, Stormy Sky; Memento - Summer Sky; Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: Concord & 9th - Geode
Accessories: White Card; Clear Embossing Powder; Silver Thread; Zig Clear Colour Watercolour Brushes; Shimmer Spray; Tim Holtz Watercolour Card
Sorry the picture is a bit dark - it was rather challenging taking photos!! I stamped the geode heart using Versafine Onyx Black on water colour card and heat embossed it with clear powder. I applied water all over the heart and then touched the Zig watercolour pens to the card. I repeated this several times to get the depth of colour I wanted and finished with a spritz of shimmer spray. I then set the heart aside to dry. Meanwhile, I made the card. I stamped the words in black, found some silver thread in my stash which I looped and adhered to the card. Once the heart was dry I used the co-ordinating die to cut it out and attached it with dimensional pads. I kept the inside really simple - I stamped the geode heart using matching inks and finished by adding the word 'love' in black.
I'm submitting this card to Just Us Girls - JUGS#570 where the cue word is 'Valentine', to CAS on Friday - CASOF#198 where the theme is 'Love', and Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge - HLSWC#02 where it's Anything Goes.
My last card is a clean, simple thank you card for my stash.
Inks: Gina K - Key Lime, Sea Glass, Applemint, Stormy Sky; Versafine Claire - Nocturne
Accessories: White Card; Stampin' Up! - Basic Black
I had a strip of the blue and green background card left, so I trimmed a piece to 1¼" wide and adhered it to the front of the card. I added thin strips of black card above and below the patterned piece. I finished by stamping the large word 'thanks' from Give Thanks in bold black ink. The inside is blank for my own message.
Here are all the challenge graphics:
And before I go, I promised to add a link to the Concord & 9th page on how to use Turnabout stamps.
That's all from me today - hope to see you again soon.