Monday, 30 April 2018

Welcome to another week, last day of April too!

Morning all,

Got some new stash recently and felt I should crack the seal and make a masculine card. Been a while since I've done a whole lot of stencilling but I've recently rediscovered the joys .....

My card
  
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of grey card, cut to mat
  • Snippets of card in white, black and grey
  • Hero Arts border stamped (twice) on the card front
  • Using a sponge applicator I stencilled the grey ink on to the snippet of white card before stamping the number image using the same ink
  • Focal image and sentiment stamped using the black ink
STAMPS: Hero Arts CL696 "notebook essentials", Stampers Anonymous THJ009 "saying stuff"
Stamp/stencil set THMM104
INKS: Versafine onyx black and Ranger Archival shadow grey
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Corrosive Challenge - challenge No. 4 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 80 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Aud Sentiments - challenge No. 202 - MASCULINE + A SENTIMENT
  4. Seize The Birthday - April 26th challenge - ANYTHING GOES


And on to another stencilled card, this time, considerably more feminine .... I'm currently loving the tone on tone cards and this one is no exception


My card
  
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of black/foiled pink DCWV card (from the rockstar stack) cut to mat
  • One piece of scrap card with an aperture cut to suit
  • With my mask taped in place I sponged the rosebud ink first through the sunray stencil and then again through the dotty stencil before removing the mask and stamping the Penny Black foliage - all using the same ink
  • Sentiment stamped using black ink
  • Stardust stickles used to embellish
STAMPS: Penny Black "Tweet Tweet", Clearly Wordsworth V009 "Everyday Greetings"
STENCILS: Tim Holtz set No. 5 INKS: Memento tuxedo black and rosebud
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Stamping Sensations - April challenge - ONE FOR THE GIRLS
  2. Jo's Scrap Shack - challenge No. 231 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Stamps and Stencils - April challenge - IN THE MEADOW, albeit a little "lateral"!!!
  4. Cute Card Thursday - challenge No. 527 - PRETTY IN PINK
  5. 4 Crafty Chicks - challenge No. 400 - CAS (Clean And Simple)
And finally, it's been such a long time since I used a sketch .....

My card
And a closer view of my image
  
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of blue DCWV textured metallic card, cut to mat
  • Snippets of white, blue textured card and blue polka dot textured card
  • Metal charm and iridescent snowflakes
  • Image and sentiment stamped using black ink
  • Pencils used to add colour
STAMPS: MFT BB-40 "Polar Bear Pals" and Paper Artsy "JOFY17"
Prismacolour scholar pencils, Memento tuxedo black ink
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Sweet Stampin' Christmas - April challenge - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  2. Fashionable Stamping - challenge No. 134 - ANIMALS
  3. CRAFT Challenge - challenge No. 465 - ADD A CHARM
  4. Chrimbo Crackers - challenge No. 157 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
And the sketch? It was a facebook challenge in the Card Making Tips group, set by KarenL

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15 comments:

Lillianb said...

Great cards Kathy, I must crack on with Christams cards as I find I have not many

Lilian

Sarn said...

Superb . . . all of them. Really loving all the stencilling and tone-on-tone colouring.

Cute Xmas card too - perfect for the sketch xxx

Pat said...

Great cards Kathy and love your new stash and the stencils complement the stamping so well. x

brenda said...

A beautifully feminine soft pink creation, many thanks for joining in with our 'For the Girls' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Lots of lovely pink here for the girls and I like your stencilled backdrop too. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

Debbie Dickson said...

What a cute smiley polar bear! Thank you for joining the CRAFT challenge this week.

pinky said...

Beautiful cards Kathy. The pink feminine one is absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
Pinky

Christine said...

Congrats on getting such great new supplies and on using them to create wonderful cards. Love the pink!
Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack!
Blessings,
Christine
DT Member
https://withaverygratefulheart.blogspot.com

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome use of stenciling. Love that masculine bday card the best. Thanks for joining in at STB

Suze said...

Great masculine card. You have certainly been busy with all those cards. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Tracey T said...

Love these MFT polar bears - used them for my cards last Christmas. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey

toni said...

Fabulous cards! Love the one you have submitted for our in the meadow challenge, so very pretty and a great concept using just one colour, great stuff! Thank you for joining in with our challenge. Toni x

Mia Puh said...

Great Masculine card
Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments Challenge
Hugs, MiaPuh DT Aud Sentiments

Shirley Chillman said...

Wow what a super Christmas card.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
www.shirlsartwork.com

Mrs.B said...

A great collection of cards and it's a lovely Christmas card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
Avril