Wednesday, June 24, 2020

You are the Coolest Card (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)

Hi everyone! :o)

Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this CAS (clean and simple), You are the Coolest Card. :o)

To make this card, I was inspired with my own card that I made last summer (here). I used same products, went with similar design and used same color scheme, but went with different layout, used different sentiment and added highlights with a white pigment ink pen. 

I used stamps from a beautiful Jane's Doodles 'Cool' stamp set

How I made my card...

I stamped the sundae on a watercolor paper and colored it in watercolor technique using Distress Inks. After drying, I fussy cut the image and traced edges with a black marker.

As the watercolor paper I use is thin and I needed a thicker image, I stamped another sundae on a white cardstock paper scrap, colored it with a grey marker and fussy cut the sundae, this time leaving thin white border around it. I glued the watercolored sundae over it and the image was ready.

Next up was a card base. I glued a rainbow patterned paper stripe on a white side folded card base. I stamped the sentiment on a white cardsotck paper panel. I cut two more white cardstock paper panels, slightly smaller than the panel with the stamped sentiment, glued them together and then glued them on the back of the panel. I stacked panels to add dimension to my card without using a 3-D foam.

I glued one more white cardstock paper panel inside the card to make it sturdier.

Lastly, I glued some 3-D foam squares on the sundae and placed it on a card. As a finishing touch, I drew white highlights on the image and my card was finished. I love how it turned out!! :o)

Card measurements: 127 mm x 95 mm (x 5" x 3 3/4")

List of supplies:
  • Jane's Doodles 'Cool' stamp set
  • white cardstock paper
  • watercolor paper
  • Lawn Fawn 'Really Rainbow' petite paper pack
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Mustard Seed
    • Festive Berries
    • Twisted Citron
    • Cracked Pistachio
    • Salty Ocean
    • Tea Dye
    • Walnut Stain
    • Ground Espresso
  • Stabilo Fiber Tip Pens (Markers):
    • light grey 68/94
    • black 68/46
    • Uniball Signo White Pigment Ink pen
    • UHU liquid glue
    • 3-D foam squares, 5 x 5 x 2 mm
    • rounded acrylic block
    • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
    • bone folder
    • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. 3/0
    • scissors
    • water
    • paper towels

    I'm linking my card to following challenges:
    Note: bold text and challenge badge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

    1) Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge, Week 25 - Anything Goes
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    2) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    3) The Cat's Pajamas, TCP Tuesday Challenge #369 - Patterned Paper

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


    Sunday, June 21, 2020

    Karate Green Belt Card (AAA Cards Game #168 GDT)

    Hi everyone! :o)

    I was delighted to be asked to be a Guest Designer at AAA Cards for a Game #168, after I won 1st place in their Game #164 One Image. I love playing AAA Cards challenges, as their challenges are all about CAS (clean and simple) cards, my favorite card design. :o)

    The Game #168 theme is One Corner + optional twist Use Masking.

    Card design needs to be CAS. Here is a CAS definition from AAA Cards blog:

    Note: there are various CAS cards definitions on various blogs.

    And here is my take on the challenge: CAS (clean and simple), one layer, Karate Green Belt Card. :o)

    I made this card for my niece Tea (9), who trains Karate for six years. This Monday, June 15th, 2020, she had her fourth Karate exam to earn a Green Belt. She earned it!! :o)

    Tea earned Green Karate Belt
    Photo credit: GKV

    Tea loved the card!! :o)

    If you like, you can see cards I made for her when she earned previous Karate Belts (Yellow here, Orange here, Red here). :o)

    How I made this card...

    To make this card I used a super cute Mama Elephant 'Tiny Ninjas' stamp set. LOVE!!! :o)

    I wanted to create movement on my card. Amazing technique shared by Christine Drogt of Create a Smile stamps was my inspiration (here).

    I stamped the adorable ninja directly on a white top folded card base. I made a mask from a post-it paper and glued it over the stamped ninja. Then I stamped same image 5 more times, without inking the stamp.

    After the ink dried completely, I colored stamped images with colored pencils. I added extra shades with markers (fiber tip pens) and my card was finished. Super easy and fun!!! :o)

    Card measurements: 89 mm x 127 mm (3 1/2" x 5")

    List of supplies:
    • Mama Elephant 'Tiny Ninjas' stamp set
    • white cardstock paper
    • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
    • TOZ Artist Color colored pencil, light green
    • TOZ Fantasy colored pencil, skin color
    • TOZ Hlapić colored pencil, pink
    • Stabilo colored pencil, dark grey
    • Caran D'Ache Prismalo Aquarelle colored pencils
      • dark pink
      • oker
      • light green
      • mid green
      • black
      • Stabilo Fiber Tip Pens (markers)
        • Pink 68/26
        • Light Green 68/43
        • Dark Green 68/36
      • round acrylic block (d = 70 mm)
      • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
      • bone folder
      • scissors
      • post-it papers (for masking)

      This is my first try on this technique: create movement with stamps. I'm satisfied how my card turned out and will surely make more cards in the future using this technique. :o)

      I hope you'll like my take on the challenge and get inspired. :o) Stop by the AAA Cards and see amazing creations from the Design Team made for this challenge. The challenge ends on July 4th, 2020, so there is plenty time to share your CAS cards with us. :o) For more information about the challenge rules and prizes, jump over to challenge post at AAA Cards. :o)

      I'm linking my card to following challenges:
      Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

      1) Addicted to CAS, Challenge #187 - One Layer
      This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

      2) Penny Black and More, June Challenge - Favourite Stamps
      This is my 1st entry to this challenge.
      My favorite stamps are cute images, size: small. :o)

      3) STAMPlorations, CAS Card Challenge, June 2020, Anything CAS Goes
      This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

      Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


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