I'm also entering this card in the City Crafter Challenge - Use it Up
and the Altenew February challenge.
The coffee cup , sentiment and the tag were left over from the first Coffee Lovers blog hop and the
rose is off a practice sheet. I've been playing around with Altenew's Vintage rose set, trying to get it right - this is one of my better attempts. The trick is getting the right ink combination as well as stamp placement. I really love this stamp set!
|The die is called Butterfly Drift, from Simon Says Stamp. The spray is Heidi Swapp Color Shine.|
The sentiment on the black card is from Stamplorations and the sentiment on the white card is from Altenew.
I have used very old, but favourite stamps from Hero Arts and made my tag stencil/mask from a Papertrey Ink die.
I've used a combination of inks - Simon Says, Memento dye and Distress for the stamping and added a bit of copics and watered down inks for the shading and splatter. The Mum sentiment is a freebie from a magazine - it's my Mum's birthday in a few weeks.
I am entering this in the Avery Elle monthly challenge,
the Addicted to CAS challenge and A Blog Named Hero challenge.
This stamp set is from Kaisercraft, I love the graphic rose. I stamped with Memento Luxe Nautical Blue and then
watered it down with a lighter shade to colour it in and add a bit of splatter.
The handmade paper has been in my stash for many years and I thought it would suit an 80th Birthday card.
The silver makes it more special I think.
The sentiment is from Just Rite. The tag is from a Papertrey Ink die and the butterfly die is from Memory Box. The wooden numbers are from a discount store and coloured with chalk ink.
I notice that the theme for CASology is Monochrome, so I shall enter their challenge - I hope this is CAS enough, but possibly not enough white space.
I'm also entering the Simon Wednesday Challenge which is to add texture.
The sunflower image and sentiment are from the Bloom Sketches set. I stamped the image using distress markers applied directly to the stamp. Then I used distress markers and glitter pens to add more colour and detail to the bloom. Next I made a mask and spritzed some Colour Shine over the image.
I'm also entering this in the Stamplorations Anything Goes challenge and the CASual Friday challenge, which is a watercolour theme.
ETA: I'm also entering this in the Addicted to CAS challenge - which is to *Mask* and Addicted to Stamps Challenge -make your mark.
I wanted the colouring to look a bit sketchy too. I stamped with Hero Arts black ink, clear embossed and then coloured with Twinkling H2Os. I think next time I might use a crackle embossing powder over the top to make it look like a stained glass window. I don't have the cracle embossing powder so it's now on the wishlist!
The sentiment is from an old hero Arts set.
I decided to use my new distress markers this time. I scribbled on an acrylic block, blotted on the white card stock and also spritzed with white Color Shine. The colours I used were Pickled Raspberry/Ripe Permisson/Seedless Preserves and Peacock Feathers. I die-cut the panel with my favourite Lil' Inkers stitched rectangle die and then cut a piece of dry embossed car stock and swiped with versamark ink and finally silver embossed. Then I stamped and embossed the sentiment , die cut the vine and put it all together.
I am also entering this card in the City Crafter Challenge #249 Love Metal and the Addicted to Stamps challenge - Make Your Mark.
I think this is is self explanatory - I stamped the sentiment and flowers, with a tiny bit of masking.
I added the Brushos in stages, using a spritzer and aquabrush and moving the colours to blend. I tried to keep as much white space as I could to keep the card CAS, but it's a bit tricky with the spritzing. The stamp set is CASual Friday's Wonderful Words - beautiful set!
The first step was to create the patterned butterflies. I sprayed some Heidi Swapp Color Shine over some white card stock and let it dry. Then I took a stencil and used various colours of Distress ink to sponge over a stencil, spritzed it lightly with white Color Shine and left it to dry. Next I die-cut a piece of white card using the SSS Butterfly Drift and keeping the pieces in place sprayed the Color shine over the butterflies. I then removed the die-cut pieces and replaced them with the black outline and the patterned butterflies and backed it with white card. I hope that all makes sense.
I finished it off by stamping the sentiment, also from SSS, adding the bling and mounting it on the black card base.
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