Happy Friday crafty friends! I hope you’re having a good week. It’s time for another Daring Cardmakers Challenge and this week Nat is our host. As the title of this post suggests, this week’s challenge is all about stencils. She would like you to use stencils on your card this week, whether in the form of:
Stamp + stencil + die combos
Stand-alone stencils for ink blending, texture paste, and other media
Layered stencils to create colourful backgrounds
And if you don’t yet have any stencils in your stash, you can create your own masks/stencils with your existing die collection, or even some free-hand cutting for fun edges
For my project I used a Tim Holtz tartan stencil and some pixie powders to create my background paper. This is one of my favourite ways to use stencils. I taped the stencil onto some white card on my glass mat and then lightly sprinkled some pixie powders (I used three colours) across the stencil. I then lightly sprayed water until the powders had been activated but not too much water that you lose the details of the stencil. I then carefully peeled off the stencil and turned it over onto another a blank piece of card and press it with some kitchen roll to create a negative print of the stencil. Once it’s dried I cut a square panel which I mounted onto a black layer and a blue layer to complement the colours I used.
I then added a Tim Holtz modern flower die cut (layered with gold and black) and added some gold nuvo drops to finish it off.
I hope you will hop on over to the Daring Cardmakers Challenge blog and share your makes too, there is some beautiful cards from the design team to get you started if you need a wee bit of inspiration.
Happy Friday everyone, I hope you are all doing well and have had a good week. It’s time for a new challenge at the Daring Cardmaker Blog and this week Shabneez is asking you to make your background the star of your creation. Get out those paints, sprays, pastes or even inks and watercolours to wow us with your masterpieces!
I’ve been loving playing with pixie powders recently so I pulled out Candy Pink, Scarlet Mist, Mango Blaze and Spearmint. I picked a recently purchased stamp, Rosie Posey by Julie Hickey Designs and the lower case alphbet die set also from Julie Hickey.
I started to sprinkle my pixie powders around some plain white card with a view to stamp some roses on leaves onto the background. I sprayed with water and then used a waterbrush to spread the colours and make sure all of the white is covered. Once it was completely dry I stamped roses over the yellow areas and some of the red and the leaves over the green areas. Once the ink had totally dried I cut the word birthday out of the background and set the letters aside. I cut five more sets out of the letters (my black card is very thin!) and glued them together. Once I glued the background to the card, I added the black letters to the spaces and then off set the colourful letters slightly to create a shadow effect.
The finishing touch was to add a left over strip of the background inside the card.
I hope you will check out the beautiful creations from my talented design team colleagues, they always make such fabulous cards. I look forward to seeing your makes for this fun challenge.
Thanks for visiting the Ginger Ninja Crafts Blog, I hope to see you again soon!
I was going for a night sky look so I used navy cardstock and added a few stars (cut from mirror card and a scrap of left over paper that had some ink spray on it. I then mounted it on a pink mirror card and added one of the sentiments from the same stamp set, heat embossed in silver on the navy card.
It’s always tricky to get a photo that shows shine and shimmer when it’s lying flat so I took another one on one of my shelves!
I hope that your day is also filled with unicorns and glitter, or if not maybe pizza and wine (that’s what I’m hoping for!). Please let me know if you head on over to the Snarky Stampers blog, I’d love to check out your creations.
Hello again! I think this is the first time I’ve posted twice in the one day, I hope you’re not too sick of the sight of me!
I’m back with my second card for the ABC Christmas challenge and this one is B for Berries. I had been gifted a few wooden stamps by someone clearing out their craft stash last year and I thought I would use this lovely holly one from Heritage Stamps. I heat embossed it in gold and then painted the leaves and berries with cosmic shimmer pixie powders mixed with a little water.
I then added a few splashes of the red and gave the berries a bit of glossy accents to make them stand out. Once the ink and glossy accents was dry I mounted it on some gold and red card.
I hope that you like this card and if you do why not like the post or leave a comment. Thanks so much for visiting the blog.
Happy Tuesday everyone, how’s your week going? I’m back with another project painting with pixie powders, this time using pinks and purples.
I heat embossed this butterfly stamp in a few different colours first to see the different effects (using white, silver, clear on black ink and sparkly on black ink). Then I used pixie powders (aubergine dream, silver dream, purple violet and scarlet mist) to give these butterflies some pretty wings before fussy cutting them out.
The background was made with the same stamp (heat embossed with clear powder) and blending distress oxide (picked raspberry) and distress ink (shaded lilac) and then lightly spritzing it with water. I followed the sketch from the current fusion card challenge and used a stamp die for the square.
The finishing touches were some nuvo drops in black. I added some of the background paper along the bottom of the envelope and a butterfly inside the flap of the envelope.
I used a stamp set that I’ve had for ages from Altenew called “You are” for the waves and I used a sentiment stamp from Letter it. I stamped the waves and heat embossed in white. I then added some water to pixie powder (emerald green and teal wash) and painted the waves. They have a lovely sheen and I thought the colours complemented the blue card to make some pretty waves.
I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment using the Wow embossing glitter in Calypso. I made a glittery panel to mount the sentiment on by heat embossing a piece of scrap card with the same embossing powder. I then popped it on using 3d pads to give it some dimension. The finishing touch was to add some bubbles using nuvo crystal drops in ivory sea shell.
What do you think? Have you used pixie powders to paint? I think they must be my most reached for supply at the moment, do you have any other techniques using them? Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, it’s so lovely interacting with people on here, always makes me smile!
Happy hump day crafty people! I thought I would share this card for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge which has the theme Christmas. I loved this card so much I made it in a bunch of different colours!
The background was made with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie powders and I tried to use a piece with some white areas to look like the reindeer was standing in snow! The reindeer die is an old one and I can’t remember where it was from but I really love it. I added an eye and a nose using nuvo crystal drops.
I hope that you like my reindeers and that you are all having a lovely festive week.
Thanks so much for stopping by and hopefully I will see you again soon.
Happy Monday crafty people! I hope you all had a good weekend and this week has a productive start. Today I’m sharing my entry for the 349th Freshly Made Challenge. The sketch is as follows….
Initially I was hesitant to take part as I was a bit intimidated by all that white space but I decided to interpret the sketch with a bit more colour and have a go anyway! I used a die and stamp from this Meadow Flowers set free with the current issue of Papercraft Essentials magazine.
I also used a honeycomb stencil and two of the Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders (Rich Gold and Scarlet Mist) to create the panel. I used a black sharpie to outline the edges of the panel and mat layered it on some sunny yellow card.
I used the “Bee happy” sentiment from the stamp set and cut the bee from yellow and black card and vellum. I cut and paper pieced these three layers to give the bee it’s stripey body and soft vellum wings. To finish off the card I added a few sequence for a bit of bling.
I’d love to hear what you think of my card and if you are entering this challenge too. Thanks again for stopping by the blog and I hope to see you again soon.
I used some background paper that I had created with a stencil and some pixie powders a while ago and the stamps are from the MFT adorable elephants set. I hope you like it and thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week
Hey crafty people, hope you are having a great day. It’s another beautiful sunny day here in Scotland and I’ve been busy working on some orders for my Etsy shop and a custom order through facebook. Today I’m sharing my entry for the Freshly Made Sketches card challenge #FMS344 (http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/ ). The sketch for this week’s challenge is….
My other inspiration for today’s card is one of my cats, Pepper. Pepper is the oldest of our three cats and I’m sure the other two will make an appearance on here soon!
When I saw the Fluffy Furball stamp set by Clearly Besotted it reminded me of Pepper so much so I had to buy it! I created the blue background using pixie powders (addiction still going strong!!).
I hope you like my card and I can’t wait to see all the other entries to the challenge. It’s amazing seeing all the different interpretations from one sketch. Have a great day.