52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Friday, 22 October 2021

Penny Black "Spinning" Halloween Card

This morning I have made this halloween card, using two Penny Black cling stamps:  "Spinning" and "Spooky Wishes".

I have stamped in Versafine Clair inks and coloured with Posca Pens and Distress Oxide inks. 

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Lavinia Stamps "Fir Cone and Holly Wreath" Card

I recently saw part of a tutorial by Jo Rice and decided to make a card loosely based on her design using Lavinia Stamps. 

I used the following Lavinia Stamps:  Fir Cone Branch, Mini Holly, Fairy Charms, Pipin and the "Spirit of Christmas" sentiment all stamped in an assortment of Versafine Clair Inks.

Funky Fossil "Graffiti Wall" stencil


I've been playing today with Funky Fossil products, creating this grungey style card.

I've used a sheet of the Funky Fossil "Texture" patterned paper as the base and then laid the Funky Fossil "Graffiti Wall" stencil over the top, applying three shades of Distress Oxide Ink through the stencil (Rusty Hinge, Candied Apple and Rustic Wilderness).

I used the Funky Fossil A7 "Inky Grid" stamp for the corner details and their "Artsy" stamp set for the main sentiment, both stamped in Versafine Clair "Twilight" ink.  Finally, I inked the edges and added some splatters of Posca Pen.

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Julie Hickey "Happy Profile Die Set" Anniverysary Card #2

Here are two more makes, where I have used up some of the off-cuts of patterned papers from previous projects.  I've used the same layout for both cards, just in different papers and inks.

Again, I've used the Julie Hickey "Happy Profile Die Set" for the main sentiment.  The stamped "Anniversary" sentiment is from a Hobby Art set called "General Greetings" stamped in Memento "Rhubarb Stalk" red ink and Versafine Clair "Rain Forest" green ink.


Julie Hickey "Happy Profile Die Set" Anniversary Card

Today, I've been making cards using up scraps of patterned papers I had in my stash. This is the first of three cards.

For this card, I used papers from a 6x6" Trimcraft paper pack, which I think was called "Floral Fusion".

I've used assorted dies from various manufacturers including Spellbinder's, the Memory Box "Pippi" and "Isabella" butterflies and the Julie Hickey "Happy Profile Die Set" which I have coated in Wow! Clear embossing ink and Wow! Rich Gold embossing powder and heat set.

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Funky Fossil Designs "Snow Crystal" stencilled Christmas Card

I've made another style of Christmas card this morning, using products by Funky Fossil Designs.

For the background, I used three Distress Oxide Inks (Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon.  Applied as a wash with a paint brush, graduating the colour from dark to light.

Once dry, I placed the Funky Fossil "Snow is Falling" stencil over the top and used "Speckled Egg" Distress Oxide Ink through the stencil.

I rubbed the surface with an anti-static bag and then lay the Funky Fossil "Snow Crystal" stencil over the top and applied Wow! Clear embossing ink through the stencil.  After lifting the stencil, I then coated the area with Wow! Rich Gold Embossing Powder and heat set.

I used the same process for the "Noel" sentiment, which is part of the Funky Fossil "Elegant Ornaments" stamp set.

Finally, I used a metallic gold pen to draw a line around the edge of the card.  I used a white pen to add highlights to the snowflake.

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Funky Fossil "Winter Wonderland" snow globe card

Today, I've been playing with my Funky Fossil Designs stash, deciding to use three of their stencils:  Snow Globe, Petal Burst and Snow is Falling, with Distress Oxide inks, taking inspirations from a recent Eileen Godwin tutorial.

I paired these with two Funky Fossil stamp sets:  Winter Wonderland and Festive Phrases for the sentiment. I stamped in two shades of Versafine Clair inks:  Nocturne and Morning Mist.  I added some white dots for snow using a Posca Pen.