I have made a couple of cards today using our sponsor's stamps. STAMPlorations
is kindly giving away a $10 gift certificate to our winner.
Here are my DT cards -
My first card was created by cutting a piece of watercolour card to 4" x 5.25" and then heat embossing the sentiment in white. I masked off the word 'Mother' so it didn't stamp as I wanted to make this a more generic card that could be given to anyone. I love the words on this set. It is called Mom Subway Art Builders #3 - Quiet Strength
Once the embossing was dry, I used Stampin' Write markers to scribble onto the card and then used water and a brush to dilute the colours. Once that was dry, I decided to die cut my piece with a Lil' Inker Stitched Rectangle die.
The little hearts are from a new set of mine called 'Say What? Speech Bubbles' die set from Clearly Whimsy Stamps. I was lucky enough to win a challenge over at ShowCASe your Style a few weeks ago and had a gift certificate to go shopping. I ordered a few goodies and I will be inking up my new stamp set soon.
The hearts were used to fill the space where the word would have been.
I would like to enter this card into the challenges at
- Valentines with optional Hearts
613 Avenue Create
- I nearly made it with the optional challenge but couldn't pick something from Column 5 :(
For my next card, I went with the Blackboard Technique but not using the usual supplies.
I found a pot of Blackboard paint the other day and in my divine wisdom I had to buy it. Why? I dunno, but I did ;)
I slapped on some paint onto white card stock and once it was dry, I embossed straight over the top using another Subway set
from Stamplorations. I would also usually mask the word 'mom' and swap it for something else as I use the word 'mum' but I really like the font and decided to keep as it is.
I sponged a bit of white ink around the edge to give it more of a chalky look.
So, with this paint I could have actually used chalk and written something on there but the question is how long would it have actually stayed there lol. I'm sure there is a technique to make the chalk stay on... maybe hairspray or something?? Maybe I should paint a wall in the house.... nah, too much chalky mess to clean up ;)
I would like to enter this card into these challenges -
Many thanks to Shery at STAMPlorations
for being our sponsor this week! Our Design Team have outdone themselves using stamp sets and digital images on their projects.
Thanks so much for looking xx