Thursday, 14 June 2018

Summertime #1 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend was a lovely one and your week has started well too. I’m using some brand new stamps that I have owned for a while, ahem two years minimum, but this is the first time I have inked and stamped with them. No idea why it has taken me so long but nevermind here is the first card I’ve created with them …

A 5" x 7" male birthday card
Okay to post
All the inky details

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge TIMI Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge 

Stamping Sensations Challenge Anything Goes
That’s Crafty Challenge A Summer’s Day
Time Out Challenge #111 Holidays optional twist of a one layer card
I went for summer holidays and not a one layer cardf

I have no idea why it has taken me so long to get around to using these lovely stamps but I’m very happy that I finally broke them open and inked them up. I used a mix of re-inkers and watercolour paints to colour most of this view. I also used ink blending tool and foam to create puffy clouds once the watercolouring was finished. Also I used a newly purchased stencil to add a little detail to the card, some very old patterned paper to matt the image onto and a snippet to die cut the sentiment from lol!

I deliberately didn’t use any embellishments or sparkle on this card as I’m creating a batch of male birthday cards that will post without any extra charge. I’m getting a box put together to give to my mum when we see her in a few weeks. So along with using stamps that hubby purchased me several years ago I’m also able to shine my halo because I’m making a box of cards for mum lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Sheena Douglass: A5 A Little Bit Scenic All Aboard stamp set; Create a Flower 8” x 8” A Leaf of Graph Paper stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Crafters Companion Die’sire Happy Birthday die
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; ink blending tool & foam

Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
300 gsm card/Craft UK 5” x 7” card
Patterned paper from my very old stash
Snippets: Sheena Douglass stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Versafine ink pad: black
Tumbled glass ink pad
Distress Re-inkers: Broken China; Vintage Photo; Mowed Lawn; Barn Door
Watercolour pencils
Collall all purpose glue


brenda said...

That's a fabulous image Karen, what a lovely masculine card it makes, thank you so much for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations June challenge.

B x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Karen, brilliant image and so colourful, love the sky, colouring is fabulous, Kate x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I love this card Karen. Your stamping is superb and you’ve done a wonderful job with the colouring too. We all know that mens cards can be difficult sometimes but you’ve absolutely nailed it here. I’m sure that your Mum will be thrilled with your card collection, well done you! Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x