Archive for July, 2012

Just Add Ink have a Colour Challenge this week.  I decided to make a card and little gift bag and I thought I would play with some of my retired stamps, inks and DSP.

Stamps: Happy Moments (retired)
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black, Pattern Pack II DSP
Ink: Going Gray (retired), Brocade Blue (retired) Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal (retired)
Accessories:  Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, Label Collection Die, Rhinestones, Scorepal, Ribbon, Cropadile

I started with a base card made from Basic Black cardstock.  I then added a piece of Whisper White cardstock that was slight smaller than the base card.  Next I added a piece of Patterns Pack II DSP (retired).  With the DSP I used the colours Brocade Blue, Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal and Basic Grey as I decide to play with the colours.  I then used a scrap strip of Whisper White cardstock to which I stamped happy birthday multiple times.  I decided not to use the stampamajig as I wanted the words to be a little uneven.  Adds a bit a character, I think.  I then used the Beautiful Wings Embosslit die to cut out multiple butterflies in various colours.  I cut the Black butterflies in half and used them as highlights behind the White Butterflies.  I added the Butterflies to the card going from largest to smallest.  To make the gift bag I used a 21cm x 27 cm Basic Black cardstock which I scored using the scorepal.  I adhered the box together using sticky strip and added Patterns Pack II DSP (retired) to the flap.  I trimmed the flap using a template I made with the Labels Collection framelit die.  I punched two holes using the cropadile and added matching ribbon.  To finish off, I added Happy Birthday stamped on the smallest of the labels created using the Labels Collection framelit die.  I distressed the label by sponging and added some butterflies and a rhinestone.

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Erik’s Birthday Card

Stamps: Extreme Elements, Organic Outlines, Afterthoughts, Pennant Parade  Paper:   Garden Green,  Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Basic Gray, Pear Pizzaz, Real Red, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breese, Old Olive, Basic Black Accessories:  Owl Punch, 1 3/8 ” Circle Punch, 1 1/4 ” Circle Punch, Blossom Builder Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Ornament Punch, dimensional, White Gel Pen

I thought I would post the Birthday Card I made for my son.  He loves Angry Birds at the moment so I thought I would make a card with Angry Birds on it.  I had a look on the internet to see what others have done and looked at the app on my phone and this is what I came up with.  I made a tri-fold card using 12″ x 12″ Garden Green cardstock.  I cut the cardstock in half, and then scored it at the 4″ and 8″ using my scoring pal.  It is amazing how easy it makes scoring.  I then trimmed 3 panels of Whisper White cardstock to be slightly smaller than each panel of the Garden Green base card.  I stamped all three panels with one of the stamps from the Extreme Elements stamp set.  On the first panel I used Baja Breese ink, the second I used Cherry Cobbler ink and on the last panel I used Old Olive ink.  With the last panel I left the centre white so that I can write on my son’s card.  I then stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment and Wish Big using Basic Black ink.

To make the Red Angry Bird I used the 1 3/8″ circle punch.  I punched out two circles, one in Whisper White and the other in Real Red.  I offset the white circle for the tummy and then trimmed with my paper snips.  I punched out two real red petals using the Blossom Petal Builder punch and trimmed and put them behind at the top.  For the eyes I used the Owl Punch.  The Blossom Petal Builder punch for the beak and the Boho Blossom Punch for the black tail.  I then sponged the edges of the real red cardstock and used the white gel pen to add some character.  I added the Red Angry bird to the first panel using dimensional.

To make the Black Angry Bird I used the 1 3/8″ circle punch.  I punched out two circles, one in Basic Black and the other in Basic Gray .  I offset the basic Gray circle for the tummy and then trimmed with my paper snips.  For the eyes I used the Owl Punch, the Blossom Petal Builder punch for the beak and I trimmed the eyebrows and mohawk freehand and added some white gel for highlights.  For the Green Pig I used the 1 3/8″ circle punch.  I used the Owl Punch to make the eyes, the ears and the nostrils.  The snout, eyebrows and mouth were cut freehand and the white gel pen was used to highlight the snout and the edge of the pig.  I then sponged the edges to add dimension.

To make the Yellow Bird I used the Ornament Punch for the body and the tummy, the Blossom Petal Builder punch to make the beak, the Boho Flower punch for the black tail.  I used the Owl Punch for the eyes and the black heart for the back of the head.  I trimmed the eyebrow by hand.  I sponged the edges of the bird and used the white gel pen to highlight the edge.  For the small blue bird I used the 1 1/4″ punch.  The Owl punch for the eyes and the heart for the top of the head.  Boho Flower punch for the black tail and I trimmed the beak free hand.  I finished of the bird by sponging the edges and adding white gel highlights.


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