Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Sending Rainbows for a Birthday

This easy fun fold card was created for the granddaughter of a friend of mine - the little girl is turning nine shortly.

The front panel was made from seven cardstock colours of the rainbow and I added part of the sentiment at the left. Inside, the rainbow was stencilled and I glued very thin strips of cardstock in the same colour order to a piece of printer paper and die cut the word "rainbows". A birthday sentiment was added under the word and I also stamped and die cut a sun. A few clouds were die cut from white glitter paper and strategically placed so the rainbow word would be covered when the card is closed. I added a panel inside for a place to write a message. 




Enjoy,

Alyson 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Northern Lights Card

The Northern Lights technique is an oldie but a goodie... the effect is so neat. It does result in inky fingers... very inky fingers! 

The background was created on a piece of white cardstock using a variety of ink colours. The black base (hills) was hand cut and used to create a guide to stamp the trees and then glued in place. The sentiment was embossed in white and the card front, followed by a border piece of white cardstock and then a green background were all adhered to the card base. A white gel pen was used to add some stars in the night sky.



Enjoy,

Alyson

Monday, May 16, 2022

Double Trouble 111 - Kraft plus Dots and/or Stripes

Welcome to Double Trouble Challenge 111! 

This week, Kraft is the name of the game. Thing 1 requires you to use Kraft on your project. Thing 3 wants you to add dots or stripes. The small graphic is below - please visit the Double Trouble challenge blog for more information. 

I began with a green card front and wove (largely spaced) Kraft pieces across. Each of those pieces is either dotted or striped. I die cut two circles and added them at the bottom. Two floral images were hot foiled in gold and coloured - they were added inside the circle along with a sentiment. I tied some green twine around the base of the images and added a few gold gems around the circle. 

Come and join us at Double Trouble and show us how you interpret this challenge.

You have two weeks to link up your project.

I am also linking up my card with the Crafter's Cafe challenge (use of dots and stripes). 

We can’t wait to see what you create! 

Enjoy,

Alyson

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Petal Smiles

This card looks so easy... but it was very time consuming. 

The petals each have five layers so I chose three blue-green colours plus grey and silver. The petal images were die cut multiple times and I arranged the inside pieces so no petal had repeated colours. They were then arranged starting at the bottom of the card and working toward the top. I embossed the sentiment in silver and adhered it to the top right of the card. Some enamel gems were added to finish it off! 

Enjoy,

Alyson

Saturday, May 14, 2022

White Pigment Ink Birthday

I posted a couple of cards about a week ago that used this same technique of stamping with white pigment ink and then using darker ink on top. This card was created when I taught this technique. 

I purposely chose a dark blue cardstock piece on which to stamp - white ink doesn't show up on lighter colours. The leaves were stamped first in white and then in a dark blue but offset from the white images. The sentiment was stamped in the same blue ink and the card front was adhered to a white card base. I added some white Pops of Colour around the card and that was it! 

Enjoy,

Alyson


Friday, May 13, 2022

Birthday Floral Sprays

These two cards took HOURS upon HOURS to create! The only stamping on each is the sentiment - the floral pieces are all die cuts. Some of those pieces are tiny! 

I embossed a light coloured piece of cardstock with a floral pattern and adhered that to the white card bases. All the floral and leaf pieces were die cut from white, pink or blue cardstock (depending on the card). Some pieces were inked with the coordinating ink colour to add depth and then everything was glued together with the appropriate stem(s). The pieces were adhered in a spray leading from the top left to the edges of the card. I stamped the sentiments and coloured the word "happy" in an ombre pattern with similar coloured markers. The last step was to add some shimmer to the large flower centres and place a few dew drops around the spray. I also finished the inside of each card. Whew! 




Enjoy,

Alyson

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Acetate Partial Die Cut Card

 This cute card was inspired by my friend, Trina Wirihana. The card base is a piece of acetate.

The image was stamped, stencilled and die cut only along the bottom edge. I purposely used a piece of cardstock larger than what I needed so I could trim the top along the edge of the acetate base. I die cut three more pieces - two from printer paper and a third from white cardstock. The cardstock is on the back inside panel as a place to write a message. The printer paper pieces were adhered to the back sides to cover the adhesive. I also ink splattered the floral piece. 

I added a strip of holographic paper along the bottom (both sides) and brushed the flower centres with a clear shimmer brush. A holographic foiled sentiment was added at the top. 


Enjoy,

Alyson

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Sweet Friend Blue Diamonds

The background of this card was created from a series of die cuts made with a triangle border die. They were layered on top of each other to form diamonds in three shades of blue. 

The flowers and leaves were die cut in various darker colours with a touch of light pink and the sentiment was stamped in sapphire ink and added at the side. Some dew drop gems were added around the floral spray. 




Enjoy,

Alyson

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

TSOT 555 - Carnation Smiles

Welcome to Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge 555!

The optional theme this week (in addition to the sketch) is to use pastels. I did only the sketch. 

I recently ordered the new kit from Gina K. Designs and it contains this gorgeous layered carnation stamp image. That was the basis for this card. The flowers, leaves and berries were stamped and die cut. I found some patterned paper in my stash that worked very well with the colours in the flowers. The woodgrain panel was created by dragging a grey ink pad over a piece of white cardstock. That was adhered to a Cricut cut scalloped piece of black cardstock. The sentiment was die cut from black cardstock, stacked three times and added to a vellum shadow layer. I added some gold metallic thread and gold sequins under and around the flowers and brushed the darkest flower lines with a gold shimmer brush. The flowers were adhered with thin and regular foam tape to add some dimension. 


Come and join us at TSOT and show us how you interpret the sketch shown above. 

You have two weeks to link up your project. 

We can’t wait to see what you create! 

Enjoy,

Alyson


Monday, May 9, 2022

AH 472 - Kind People Card

Welcome to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 472!

It's an interesting sketch this week - there are so many possibilities for interpretation. I chose to stay true to the sketch. 

The mint background was embossed with a stitched circle embossing folder and adhered to a black base. I die cut several rectangle outlines and left the two gold ones open. The others had paper adhered behind them - one with the white embossed sentiment and the other with alcohol inked patterned paper. I added a white and gold ribbon between the gold pieces and used that same ribbon behind the die cut flower. I also added some gold metallic thread behind the flower and brushed the outline with a gold shimmer brush. 


Come and join us at Atlantic Hearts and show us how you interpret the sketch shown above.

You have until Sunday evening to link up your project. 

We can’t wait to see what you create! 

Enjoy,

Alyson