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Monday, 24 April 2017

CASE a card Monday #2


Since Kristina Werner was my Saturday Spotlight, I'm casing a make of hers for my CASE a card Monday today.

Here's a reminder of some of the ways you can CASE a card.

Just match the color combo.
Change the theme/sentiment.
Flip it horizontally.
Match how they used an embellishment.
Try the technique they taught.
Use their card as a “sketch” to start with.

Any or all of the above.
If you do CASE someone's card, please link back to the original in your post to give credit for the inspiration.

So this is what I made

and this is Kristina's make and I stayed pretty faithful to her original inspiration, stenciling on Kraft.

I used different stencils and some colours were similar and some different.

I backed my kraft pieces onto black cardstock, because I didn't white emboss my large word. Also I used a word die rather than a stamp using some lustre cardstocks that went with my inks, and I left a narrower gap around my kraft cardstock, but looking at them together now I think I prefer Kristina's larger 'frame'.

I did white emboss the rest of the sentiment onto black cardstock as Kristina did, but I just used one or a few small words on one small piece of cardstock rather than the 2 long pieces that Kristina uses, but the design is very similar and has taken a lot of inspiration from Kristina's work.I  I did also add a few sequins to my finished cards because...well know me 😉

This is what I used for my cards:

Plain Black Cardstock
Kraft Cardstock
Distress Ink Pads (I used 3 shades in a colour group on each)
Various stencils from my stash
Whimsy Shapeology Die Set - Sympathy, Heartfelt and Condolences
Versamark Ink
White embossing powder
Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins

I used word stamps from various sentiment collections, but if you wanted a good set to go with these word dies, the new Deepest Sympathy Set from Whimsy Stamps is perfect, I just don't have this one yet.

Here's some individual photos of my cards for a closer look

If you would like to see how Kristina made her cards, I have also included a link to Kristina's YouTube post below.

YouTube Link

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I cased Kristina's work, I'll be back tomorrow with another Technique Tuesday.

Thanks so much for dropping by!

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Whimsy Stamps - Wee Stamps - Freesia


Now I have some free time and the internet seems to be behaving a little better, I'm catching up on some makes from the last few weeks.

This post also serves as a reminder for The Ribbon Girl  April Use Any Image Challenge.

You can find the challenge here, and you still have a week to enter your project, you make any project as long as it has an image on it.

My card today uses Freesia, from the Whimsy Stamps, Wee Stamps collection.

This cute little bunny was released in March and although it was perfect for Easter makes, I think it works just as well for birthdays and other occasions. So a birthday card is what I made using a sentiment from the newly released Vintage Birthday Frames Sentiment collection from Whimsy Stamps.

I coloured my little bunny with my distress ink markers.

I also used the following items from The Ribbon Girl

That's all for today but I'll be back again tomorrow, have a great Sunday!

Saturday, 22 April 2017

I Spy - MFT Sketch Challenge 329


I was inspired by the sketch from this week's MFT Sketch challenge and managed to find a bit of time to play along.

I recently bought the adorable Ninja-mazing stamp and die sets from MFT and I wanted to create a bit of an Japanese looking theme on the card to go with the set.

Stamping in black ink on red...check...but what to use? I decided that the Wavy Coloring Book Background Stamp would create the effect I was after. 

I turned the sketch horizontally and changed the size of some of the elements a little to make my card.

To create the little scene in the centre of my card I first made a mask with a circle centre and used MFT Red Hot premium die ink and my blender to make a sun and then stamped an image from the stamp set over the top with Onyx Black Versafine Ink and coloured in with a C7 Copic marker. I layered this on top of some vellum.

I stamped and coloured my Ninja, (don't faint but I coloured him with Copics, I dug them out, but I've given away several and didn't really have enough shades of grey for the black, so I had to make do with a C2 and a C& only lol),  and tucked him behind the layers when I glued them to the centre of the card. I cut a thin strip of black cardstock and then stamped and cut my sentiment and added that to my card. I finished with a little Shuriken.

This was the original Sketch
Sketch Challenge 329 #mftstamps

I used the following MFT products:

MFT Wavy Coloring Book Background Stamp
MFT Ninja-mazing Stamp Set
MFT Ninja-mazing Dienamics
MFT Double Stitched Rectangle STAX
MFT Premium Dye Ink Cubes Set 9
MFT Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-namics

If you want to enter yourself you can find the challenge here

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