This week we have a sketch challenge. Our sponsor for this challenge is DRS Designs. They have the coolest set of stained glass stamps that allow you to convert your regular stamps into “faux” stained glass panels. For my card I am using Large Stained Glass – 1133P, but they also have an arched, oval, and small rectangle versions. For the flower pattern, I used Delicious Doodles – Apple Blossom. For my other examples, I used three different flower digis from A Day of Daisies. Vs me trying to tell you how do use this stamp, I will refer you to a YouTube Video by the Frugal Crafter – Lindsay Weirich - Stained Glass Look With Any Stamp. To color my images I used Derwent Watercolour Pencils on Neenah Solar White 80lb paper.
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This week’s challenge is a colour challenge. I had some funny with my distress inks and trying to blend the greens and blues. For the red/pink tone, I simply mqtted the final image on a rose card stock. To make the coloured background, I took various distress inks and smooshed them on my craft matt. Next I sprayed the inks with water, and smooshed a piece of watercolour paper into the ink. I repeated this process until I got the desired finish. Once dry I stamped the paper with a silhouette windflower stamp by Magenta Stamps called Wildflowers – Umbells. The Sentiment is from Verve Stamps.
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I make cards for the Belmont Nursing Home as a special “Pay it Forward” for the wonderful care they provided my Mother. They needed some thank you cards and unfortunately Sympathy card, so I made them up a variety of cards for their needs.
For the thank you cards, I used a stamp set by MFT - DC Thankful Thoughts, various Stampin Up inks and gems from my stash
For the sympathy cards, I decided to keep things simple and used various embossing folders. The sympathy sentiments come from Verve Stamps - Forever in our Hearts
I wanted to make a clean and simple card, yet elegant at the same time. I purchased a number of beautiful Flourish die cuts by Marianne Designs – LR0344 Anja’s border Elegant. I die cut/embossed the flourish on plain white card stock and backed it with a textured blue. The sentiment is from SSS - HANDWRITTEN BORDERS.
I made my card using Taylored Expressions – SEASONAL TREES Die Set TE448. I wanted to make a sympathy card, so I opted for a white on white feel, with minimal colour. I first cut out the trees. On another piece of card stock I estimated how deep the sky/land should be and with Distress Inks (Broken China, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, and Mowed Lawn) Lightly inked the background. I also added a small seagull from Impression Obsession’s – Sea Birds Die. The sentiment is by Verve Stamps - Forever in our Hearts.