Tuesday, May 19, 2009

May Inklings Cyberstamp Challenge 1, Part 2

When Lin Mei posted her first challenge for the Inklings cyberstamp, I also thought of this card which I had also made a few weeks ago but hadn't posted yet. Once again I decided that I could easily whip up another version of it with different paper, as well as finish sticking together one that was a UFO (Un-Finished Object). The card was inspired by this card by Amy, which was made ages ago but has stuck in my head as a great use of patterned paper.

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Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss
Stamp Set: On Your Birthday
Inks: Real Red
Accessories: Raspberry Tart DSP, Flower Fusion, Flower Fusion Too, Circle Ice Rhinestone brads, Circle Fire rhinestone brads

I had made most of this one at the same time that I had made the Raspberry Tart one, but I didn't finish it straight away as I was waiting for my died Pretties flowers to dry. I colour my flowers using the markers, mainly because it's the cleanest way to colour them (not that I am against inky fingers). Even though using the markers doesn't get them as wet as some other colouring methods, with darker colours I have found it prudent to give them a long time to dry, and then a bit longer just to make sure, other wise you'll return to your project some time later and find the ink has bled into the cardstock underneath.

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Cardstock: Not Quite Navy
Stamp Set: Thoughts & Prayers
Inks: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Bella Bleu DSP, Pretties Kit, Flower Fusion Too

And finally, this one was completely made on the night. I am so loving the Urban Garden paper! The Basic Gray and Not Quite Navy flowers near the top were created by double punching cardstock: punch the shape once, then put the punched out shape back into the punch but rotated so it will be punched in a different place and create a brand new shape. The easiest way to do this is to attach a scrap of paper (using temporary adhesive like Dotto) to the punch so you have something to hold on to and you can position the shape much more easily. I coloured the Pretties flower on this one with my Kiwi Kiss marker, however because it was being layered on top of a darker colour I didn't worry about making sure it was dry first since any bleeding is unlikely to show.

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Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Basic Gray
Stamp Set: Occasional Greetings
Inks: Basic Gray
Accessories: Pretties kit, Felt Fusion Too, Clear Rhinestone brads, 5-petal flower punch, Boho Blossoms punch


Nerida said...

I love all three of these creations. Thanks for the idea about punching the flower, It looked like something out of the flower fusion kit. But now I know.

Night Owl Designs said...

Beautiful trio of cards Carol, the pink really caught my eye!