Hello, hello! Erica on the blog today with a couple of cards made with the same supplies but they look quite different, if I may say so myself.
Apparently this is the worst summer in 38 years in Denmark and I can only conclude it’s a fact, it’s been absolutely awful! More rain and wetness than should be allowed, that’s for sure. Meh… Anyway, it’s not all bad as it’s been the inspiration for these cards so let’s get to it, shall we?
First off, I wanted to make a little card for my niece so I started with the Hello Alice stamp set and stamped it up first with black ink and then VersaMark ink, sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and heat embossed the whole thing. Grabbing my Zig markers I coloured it in using browns for the hair, as my niece is a brunette, and the wellies in a turquoise green colour as I have wellies like that. I thought it would be a nice touch for her as she’s my little mini-me. The umbrella I did in a purple ombré look as she likes purple. Once I was finished with the colouring I set it aside to dry.
The Hello Alice stamp set has a coordinating creative cut too, which can be purchased as a bundle, and I love having matching dies to all my stamps.
A while back I made some cards with the first batch of the new Distress Oxide inks, click here to see that post, and now I have gotten my greedy mitts on the second lot of them so naturally I used this post as an excuse to use them right away!! Grabbing all the blues I have, I used a die as a stencil to do a rather dramatic cloudy scene by ink blending them and boy, they layer so fantastically. I sprinkled some water on it and lifted the colours to make it look like it was raining. The grass I did much the same way, only using a couple of shades of green. Both the cloud and grass die cuts are from My Favorite Things, as is the little banner I stamped part of the sentiment on.
As the background is very colourful, but still simple in a one-layer card kind of way, I wanted the sentiment to be a big splash and what better one that the big Happy stamp? I heat embossed it in white as there was very little white left on the card after all the ink blending. To bring back a bit more lightness I cut the banner out of white too and stamped the rest of the sentiment, ‘Don’t worry, be’, on it in blue Distress Oxide ink.
Alice I added to the card using foam tape and did the same with the banner, because I am a #foamaddict and I can’t deny it. The last final flourish to the card was to add a few Clear Round Drops as they look like rain drops.
My second card I did quite similarly; I stamped up Alice again, only this time directly onto a card panel, and coloured her in using the Zig markers again. This Alice got blonde locks and a bright red raincoat and matching wellies. The background is another ink blending piece only this time I did it in one colour all over. It also got splattered with water to add the look of rain drops.
I die cut the cloud out of white linen card stock and added it to the panel using foam tape. The grass is another die cut, which I layered in two pieces on top of each other. One is green card stock and the other is white with a pattern, which is stamped in green ink. This one didn’t have the space for the big Happy stamp so I picked the words ‘happy summer holidays’ from the stamp set. I stamped them in blue ink on a banner I had cut out of grey card stock using the dotted banner in the Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames creative cut set. This I also added to the panel with foam tape.
To finish off the card I adhered it to a card base just slightly bigger than the panel itself and added a generous sprinkling of Crystal Clear sequins and that’s that! Two cards using the same supplies in different ways created two very different looks. I hope you like them!
That’s all from me for today but I will be back again soon enough!
Happy crafting from Erica