Friday, June 26, 2015

The Big Occasion at Craft for the Craic

This month at Craft for the Craic we want to see what you've made for The Big Occasion - and don't shoot me, but I made a Christmas card.

I had just received an order from Simon Says Stamp and couldn't resist using embossing paste with the Falling Snow stencil, on top of a background inked with Tumbled Glass.  I used the same ink to edge the die cut trees and cut some Tim Holtz festive words from black card.  I added some sequins and just had to use my new Wink of Stella glitter pen on the words.  It's a shame the camera doesn't pick up the lovely shimmer.

There's still time to enter The Big Occasion at Craft for the Craic - Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Graduations, Exams Good Luck - anything craft, from cards to crochet to cakes!  Show us what you've made at Craft for the Craic

I'd like to enter this into:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Jingle Bells - 12 days of Cardstock - no patterned paper

Ger x

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Masking at Online Card Classes

I've really enjoyed Maskerade at Online Card classes but haven't had a minute for homework!  However I did take a little time to play last night.

I die cut Simon Says Stamp clouds from a piece of acetate and laid the negative on some card, inking through with Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Bubblegum before using the same ink on a Hero Arts swirly background stamp and stamping onto the acetate mask.

Next I stamped the little dog from Simon Says Stamp set Pillow Talk, stamping again on some scrap paper to create a mask for the dog before stamping his little pillow.  It was late and I wasn't in the mood for colouring! So I just outlined the little pooch and his pillow with a pink Copic marker.

I stamped a sentiment from the same SSS Pillow Talk set and added some enamel dots before mounting the card onto some pink card.

I'm hoping to use the die cut acetate clouds as masks on another project, and get some more class homework done, there were so many inspiring ideas!

Ger x