Monday 10 December 2018

Purple & silver baubles.

Hi everyone, I'm back with a card for the 
CAS Mix Up Card Challenge where the theme is emboss resist.
I love this technique and you can do it with so many colouring mediums.

My elements are emboss resist, stamping, sponging inks and diecutting.

I stamped the Gradation stamp in silver versacolor ink then embossed it with silver embossing powder. It's a large stamp so I only inked the area where the large dots fade into smaller dots.

I always find it easier to lay large stamps face up on my table then press the cardstock over the top, although a stamp press would help to get good ink coverage too.

Next, I sponged on a few distress inks with a finger dauber. I've added an extra diecut layer to give the baubles dimension and popped the top one up on some foam dots.

I'm also linking up to the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday
where the theme is b is for? I've gone with baubles.

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At Addicted to Stamps & More it's anything goes.

For Stamplorations CAS Challenge it's anything goes, I'm not doing the optional colour twist.

At Inkspirational, it's anything goes Christmas.

At Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge, I'm taking the anything goes option.

Stamps: Impression Obsession Gradation; Annabelle Stamps Gifted Swirls sentiment.
Inks: Versamark; versafine black; versacolour silver.
Other: Elizabeth Crafts ornaments 2 and Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die; Wow extra fine silver and clear embossing powder ; bling and silver paper and cord from stash.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Sunday 9 December 2018

Sparkling white snowflakes.

Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying the weekend.
I'm behind with my Christmas cards so needed a quick and simple design to try and catch up!

I diecut the snowflake from a cereal box, inked it with versamark and then heat embossed with Wow white twinkling embossing glitter. So sparkly in real life!
 I diecut another snowflake from white card and glued them together for dimension then popped it up on a foam dot.

The sentiment is from a set I've had for years and never used!
Inked with versafine black then embossed with silver fine metallic powder.

I'm linking up to the mostly white challenge at AAA Cards..

At Addicted to Stamps & More's an anything goes theme.

and to the Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge inhe theme is embossing.
I've used wet embossing.

Andn Says Stamp Work it Wednesday its Ho Ho Holiday!

At Outside the Box the theme is holiday sparkle and shine.
Memory Box Lindeman snowflake die; MFT Seasonal sentiments stamp; versamark and versafine ink; Wow silver metallic fine and white twinkle glitter embossing powders; hammer card base.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Saturday 1 December 2018

More alcohol ink on yupo.

Hi everyone, I'm using up the leftovers from the AI and foil tag I made a little while ago.
The tag used the positive of the fern and this is using the negative. I diecut a white fern to fill the gap.

There are a few challenges I'm linking to:

At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday it's anything goes,
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At Simon Says Work it Wednesday they are celebrating the holidays.
 I've gone with anything goes CAS, although there is an optional twist to use rainbow colours.

At CAS on Friday the challenge is to make a CAS christmas card.

For your blog

The Card Concept has a holiday treats pic for inspiration.
I've gone with the colours red and green and my card is CAS style.

Penny Black framed fern die; yupo paper; alcohol inks; gold foil; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x