November 20, 2014

Sweet Birthday Card

I've avoided using embossing paste due to the expense (both of the paste and for the stencils) and mess, but finally broke down and got something similar, light modelling paste.  I made some stencils of my own using my Silhouette and some acetate sheets, though I didn't use one for this card.  This card was patterned off of this card by Jennifer McGuire.

I started out by cutting my cone and wafer out of gold cardstock.  I then scored the diagonal lines using a score board.

For the ice cream scoops, I put some ink on a piece of plastic (I used a spellbinder's package, as it had edges to keep the modelling paste contained so I didn't make too much of a mess and could easily clean it off), then used it to colour some modelling paste.  The pink dye ink turned out to be too light, so I added some watercolour marker to it (scribbling on another part of the plastic and then mixing the colour in).  I used a palette knife to spread the paste onto the card in the lightly penciled area.  I used another marker for the blue ice cream, after cleaning off my palette.  I pressed the wafer into the paste.

I used the same markers to colour the stamps for the sentiment so they'd match.  A few hours later my card was dry with a very cool almost spongy texture to the ice cream.

November 14, 2014

Space Scene Card

Since I posted a space card yesterday I figured I'd post another one today.  I made this card for a science fiction fan I know using Stampscape stamps and techniques.

I used a piece of glossy cardstock to stamp on, so I could blend the different inks.  I started off by stamping the astronaut, then I masked an area off to be the planet and stamped the satellite (so part of it would be behind the planet, making it look further away.

I stamped the astronaut and satellite again on scrap paper, which I fussy cut out and sprayed with repositional adhesive so I could use them as masks.

With the figures masked, I masked off the sky and started inking the planet using different shades of red and black.  I used a marker for the black spot.  I then masked the planet and sun and inked in my background space in shades of blue with black at the edges.

After removing the masks, I inked the sun and gave it an aura of yellow glitter glue and added some grey marker to the satellite and astronaut.  I then stamped in some meteorites to show that space isn't empty.

I mounted the card on black cardstock and added 2 mini spaceships die cut out of metallic cardstock.

November 13, 2014

May Your Holidays be Out of This World

I've got a rather unorthodox Christmas card today.  Using markers I coloured the Lil Lads and Lasses image, Futuristic Willow, that I'd printed and cut out with my Silhouette, in holiday colours and then had to fit a card around it.  I thought of the sentiment and the rest flowed from there.

I cut a panel out of black cardstock and punched a bunch of stars out of it.  I layered that on a piece of neon yellow cardstock, which in tern was glued to a black cardstock base.  The sentiment was written on a piece of red scrap paper in metallic gel pen (and finishes inside on a second banner).  I die cut a circle out of gold cardstock and rubbed some red ink on it to make it look more shadowed, then die cut the red and green spaceship.  I attached all the pieces and voila, a space themed Christmas card.

I'm submitting this to Simon Says Stamps' Wednesday challenge, We're Seeing Stars.

November 7, 2014

Candle Card

This is a card that was pretty easy to make.  I cut the candles out of cream cardstock on my Silhouette and lightly inked the edges of the dripping wax so they'd stand out a bit.  I punched a ton of branches out of green cardstock to stand the candles on, and embossed a piece of red cardstock with a music notation folder.  I glued the layers on and added the yellow cardstock flames (with some orange ink added) to finish it off.

November 6, 2014

Happy Holidays Fairy

This is a similar card to one I posted a while back, only with a different colour scheme and some other minor changes.  I embossed a piece of dark blue cardstock and stamped Happy Holidays in white ink pigment on it.  The stamp is a digital image (Lil Lads and Lasses: Jackie Frost).  I coloured her with markers and die cut the circle.  I layered the circle on a die cut snowflake and put everything on a white card base.

November 4, 2014

Angel Holiday Card

I started this card with a piece of dark green cardstock for the base and a piece of slightly smaller white cardstock for the front panel.  I stamped the angel and then die cut an oval next to it.  I stamped the harp and then started punching out lots of branches.  I lined the oval and glued a piece of music notation (a scrap piece from a public domain song I printed on resume paper a few years ago) behind it.  I added some red glitter gel pen to the stamps (the angel's corset and various flowers) before gluing the front panel onto the card base.  

I very lightly inked three poinsettia flowers (cut on the Silhouette), and glued them together.  I used 3 daubs of a thick gold embossing paint in the center.  I took a sewing pin with a bead on the end and added beads I bought that form an angel and glued it to the back of the poinsettia before gluing the poinsettia to the page.  To finish, I added a few gold embossing dots at the ends of some swirls.

I'm entering this in Simon Says Stamps' Anything Goes challenge as well. 

October 31, 2014

Snowman Card

This was a pretty easy and fast card to make.  I used a snowman embossing folder and cut out the embossed shape, then coloured the appropriate parts with markers.  I die cut the snow bank and used a gel pen to write the sentiment.  Finally, I embossed the card base with snowflakes (I'd left a bit of border along the top rather than bottom by accident, which is why I used the debossed rather than embossed side for the front)

I'm submitting the card to Simon Says Stamp's anything goes challenge.