Birthday card: Owl

Happy birthday

What:

Another simple card with coloured stamping; Copic for the owl and pencils for the log.

Supplies:

  • stamps:
    Lawn Fawn – critters in the forest
    Crafty Impressions – happy birthday
  • dies:
    Lawn Fawn – critters in the forest
  • colour:
    Copic Sketch markers
    Caran d’Ache supracolor soft
  • embellishments:
    Purple Peach hearts/stars stickers

Birthday card: Kites

Happy birthday

What:

The first of two cards designed with a much cleaner, simpler look in mind. My first attempt at Copic colouring.

Supplies:

  • stamps:
    Lawn Fawn – Smitty’s ABCs
    Lawn Fawn – sunny skies
    Lawn Fawn – critters in the forest
  • dies:
    Lawn Fawn – sunny skies
    Lawn Fawn – critters in the forest
  • colour:
    Copic Sketch markers

Card: Brayered landscape

Hello

What:

I’d seen some examples of interesting brayered backgrounds go past in my Pinterest feed and was curious enough to give it a go. This is my attempt using Distress inks and torn paper for the masking, with a bit of sponging for the yellow glow.

Supplies:

  • stamps:
    Unity – dreams, make ’em happen
  • dies:
    Memory Box – puffy clouds
  • colour:
    Memento – tuxedo black
    Distress ink pads
    Ranger liquid platinum embossing powder
  • embellishments:
    clear Wink of Stella

Birthday card: iPhone

Happy birthday

What:

A card for a gadget-loving friend.

Supplies:

  • stamps:
    Clearly Besotted – text me
    Avery Elle – cake & candles
  • colour:
    Versamagic – cloud white
    Hero Arts – Hero Hues – black
    Knorr Prandell – embossing powder – transparent
  • paper and card:
    Paperchase – A6 cropping block – metallic
    First Edition – paper pad – Noir et Chic

Birthday card: MST3K 50th

Happy 50th birthday

What:

Made for my other half’s 50th birthday. It took a while before I struck on the MST3K theme — obvious in hindsight — and set about making the elements. I downloaded a cinema seats silhouette, printed it and fussy cut it out. The flying saucers were stamped, coloured and fussy cut; one was suspended on an acetate strip in a window in the card. The saucer beams were cut from acetate and coloured with a Copic marker.

Inspired by:

The background starry sky was inspired by Easy Galaxy with Distress Paints at KWernerDesign.

Supplies:

  • stamps:
    Rico Design – aliens & robots – flying saucer
  • colour:
    Distress paints – salty ocean, evergreen bough, mustard seed, black soot, picket fence
    Sakura – Gelly Roll pens
    Copic Sketch marker
  • paper and card:
    acetate

Birthday card: Piccadilly line

Happy birthday

What:

Made for my neighbour, who is a driver on the Piccadilly underground line. Inlaid circle die cuts formed the tube roundel and I coloured some baker’s twine with marker to make it closer to the Piccadilly line colour. One slight oops — as he pointed out, I overlooked Heathrow Terminal 5.

Supplies:

  • stamps:
    Bo Bunny – sentiments stamp
  • dies:
    Sizzix – framelits – circles 2
  • colour:
    Cosmic Shimmer – embossing powder – silver shine metallic
    Copic Sketch marker
  • embellishments:
    The Homemakery – baker’s twine – powder blue
  • paper and card:
    Prima – paper pad – cartographer

Card: Just a note

Just a note

What:

A quick note card to send along with a package to my mum. I took trial piece of embossing and fussy cut a flower pattern from it, laid it over some Distress-inked stencilling and added the dragonfly (I love this die-cut).

Supplies:

  • stamps:
    Clearly Besotted – sweet little sentiments
  • dies:
    Clearly Besotted – dragonfly die collection
  • stencils:
    That Special Touch – moroccan mask
  • colour:
    Distress ink pad – tumbled glass
  • texture:
    Sizzix – embossing folder – groovy flowers
  • embellishments:
    Enamel Accents – white
    clear Wink of Stella
    sequins