Wednesday, February 27, 2013

still addINKtive - STSS - By The Tide

Well, another week has flown by, so it's time for Spot That Stamp Set at still addINKtive.  This week we are highlighting the sets By the Seashore & By the Tide.

I have used Jaydee's great sketch at the Paper Players to create this card:-

I have used the fish & lace coral from By the Tide.  I inked my stamp with Versamark & then Island Indigo ink, which enabled me to clear emboss the outline of the fish.  I watercoloured the image & then added a layer of wash using Frost White Shimmer paint.  He has a lovely shiny but imperfect finish, just like the real thing!  :)  He's been fussy cut & popped up on dimensionals.  The coral was clear embossed on the gold metallic background & then highlighted with some white sponging:-

The net panel was created by stamping the woodgrain background image twice (at right angles) onto vellum & then white embossing.  I sponged around the edges with white ink as well.

A simple bradded sentiment panel finishes off the card.

We hope you can join us at still addINKtive this week, by showcasing up to three projects you have made with either of these sets.  You can find the awesome creations that the SA Design Team came up with here.

Here is the Paper Players sketch & you can find the challenge, including the Design Team projects here:-

Card Components (All SU)
Island Indigo, Gold Metallic, River Rock, Whisper White & Vellum Cardstock, By the Tide & Woodgrain Stamp Sets, (Sentiment = retired), Versamark, Craft White, Island Indigo & Marina Mist Inks, White Shimmer Paint, White Gel Pen, White & Clear Embossing Powders, Word Window Punch, Gold Brads

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

still addINKtive Challenge #5 - Colour & Sketch

This week at still addINKtive, Bron & Kathy have provided a cool sketch & colours to play with.  You can use either the sketch or the colours for your project, or you can combine both together.  I rotated the sketch 90 degrees & came up with this:-

Here are the challenge components:-

I chose to make a really clean interpretation of the sketch.  I was inspired by the lovely Christine Blain & her pretty card to use one of the flowers from the Secret Garden stamp set to create the feature panel.  I randomly stamped the same image in both Wisteria & Raspberry.  I then punched out a circle through both layers for the sentiment to show through.  A simple raspberry ribbon finishes it all off.

The rest of the still addINKtive Team have some wonderful creations to inspire you.  We hope you can join us this week.  :)

Card Components (SU)
Whisper White & Basic Gray Cardstock, Wisteria Wonder & Raspberry Ripple Inkpads,  Secret Garden Stamp Set, Sentiment (retired), 1.3/8" Circle Punch, Raspberry Ripple Ribbon
Non SU
1.1/2" Circle Punch, Circle Die

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

STILL ADDINKTIVE - STSS - Vintage Verses Mini Flowerpot

This week at still addINKtive it is Part II of Spot That Stamp Set highlighting the Sale-a-bration sets - Vintage Verses, Madison Avenue & Feeling Sentimental.  I have used Vintage Verses:-

You may have noticed that Kathy & Lisa have used the same sentiment, but mine looks a little different.  That's because I used the digital version of these stamps, so I was able to remove the border & resize the imagery to a size that suited both my card & ticket tag perfectly!  Gotta love that.  :)

I thought I would make a new version of my flowerpot card, filled with geraniums.  The blooms have been die & fussy cut, & then each layer has been separated by dimensionals.  There is a magnet on the back of the pot so you can remove it from the card & place it on a metal surface.

You can also pull a hidden sentiment section out of the pot:-

If you would like to try this design yourself, you can find the link to my tute in this post.

We hope you can join in the fun at still addINKtive this week & show off your SAB creations!

Card Components (All SU)
Calypso Coral & Sahara Sand cardstock, Festival of Prints DSP stack (retired), Versamark & Illuminate Glimmer Ink, Sahara Sand marker & Colour Spritzer Tool (flowerpot), White Embossing Powder, Secret Garden stamps & dies, Papillon Potpourri stamps, Petal Cone die (flowerpot), Square punch (banner ends), Ticket punch, Butterfly punch, Hole punch, Delicate Designs border embossing folder, MDS SAB disk - Vintage Verses/Patterned Occasions (heart), SAB Indigo ribbon, Pearls & lots of dimensionals  :)
Non SU

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

still addINKtive Challenges #4 - Colours & Sketch

This week at still addINKtive we are back to our normal Colour & Sketch Challenge - you can use either the colours or the sketch as the basis for your project, or you can combine them both, which is what I have done:-

 Here is the sketch, as well as the gorgeous colour palette:-

Rather than cut a fancy mat to go under the rectangular panel, I decided to make a "stamped" mat of flowers.  The best part of this decision was that I used digital stamping, so I didn't have to mask up all 33 of those blooms!  

Using MDS content in Microsoft Publisher, I was able to resize the flowers from the Bloomin' Marvelous SAB stamp set, so that my bashful blue flowers were the largest, then slightly smaller crumb cake flowers &, finally, small espresso blooms.  To add a touch of interest to each flower, I used a versamark marker to add iridescent ice embossing powder to the centres.  You can almost catch a glimpse of it here (look at the flowers in the top left):-

I used the debossed side of the vanilla panel, as it was much softer & more in keeping with the delicate look I was after.  A double seam binding bow & a raised sentiment panel finish the card.  Plus, I printed a trio of flowers for both the envelope & the insert:-

We hope you can join in the fun at still addINKtive this week, & being the first challenge of the month, there will be a prize up for grabs!  :)

You can check out the challenge & the the amazing DT samples HERE or you can find all the links to the DT blogs HERE.

Card Components
Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue cardstock, Petite Pairs stamp set, MDS One Big SAB disk (digital stamp images), Large Oval & Scallop Oval punches, Fan embossing folder, Vanilla seam binding, Versamark ink, Iridescent Ice & Early Espresso embossing powder