Saturday, 9 June 2018

Woo Hoo, it's Saturday ...

Morning all,

It's the weekend and the weather looks good, of course, it may not be quite as good as last weekend but then .. I WAS in an idyllic location and crafting with good friends so please forgive my rose tinted spectacles on that front!

Anyway, if you stopped by my blog yesterday (and if you did then THANK YOU) then you may have seen an interesting technique deploying paint, a glue stick (yes, I know we all have them and wonder why!) and foiling! Yesterday's example used foiling sheets which were super easy but I like to mix things up so I tried again but this time using sheet gilding which proved messier - heaven knows how messy it might have become if I'd gone with gilding flakes - you KNOW how static they can be, clear up always reminds me of how hard it must be to herd CATS! I really rather like the slightly more distressed appearance you get by using the glue stick rather than any superior gilding glue, check it out for yourself below

My card
The leafing made it really difficult to photograph but I hope this shows it better
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White 12½cm square, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 11½ and 12cm square
  • One piece of chocolate card cut to 12cm square
  • Snippets of card in white, kraft and chocolate
  • Using one snippet of card I dry brushed the pink paint and allowed to dry
  • Positioning the stencil over the pink panel I applied glue stick adhesive through the stencil, smooshing with my fingers to ensure good coverage
  • Removing the stencil I placed the sheet leaf over the glue stick'd area and burnished before leaving to dry
  • Once dry I used the rectangle dies and cut nesting rectangles from the white, kraft and chocolate card stock and a small banner from a separate white card snippet
  • I stamped the sentiment using black ink and edged the image panel using the brown ink
  • Having cleaned my stencil I then used it again, this time with an Aldi stencil brush, and lightly applied colour through, to co-ordinate with the circle/pink theme
WeRMemory Keepers rectangle and banner dies
CAS-ual Friday "WTF" stamp set
Memento tuxedo black, rich cocoa and rosebud inks
Dylusions stencil, glue stick and unknown manufacturer of sheet leaf
Paper Artsy fresco paint "dolly mixture"
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Creative Knockouts - challenge No. 249 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Cute Card Thursday - challenge No. 533 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Aud Sentiments - challenge No. 205 - ANYTHING GOES + A SENTIMENT
  4. Moving Along With The Times - challenge No. 73 - GIRLS BIRTHDAY
  5. Craft Rocket - challenge No. 49 - BIRTHDAY
I can't lay claim to having discovered the above technique, I spotted it whilst trawling the internet and came across a video by Sara Naumann, if you are interested it appeared in my blog post yesterday so you can check it out here.

And now, since it's Saturday, here's my LIM entry .... and THE perfect chance to ink up a new set of Art Impressions stamps recently acquired in Florida! Woo Hoo - NBUS deployed!

My card
And a closer view of the image panel
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White 14½cm square, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 13½cm square
  • One piece of purple card cut to mat
  • Image and sentiment stamped using black ink, I used the Birthday sentiment on the inside of the card and the front of the envelope only
  • Pencils used to colour, blended with sansodor and a paper stump
Art Impressions UM3580 "In the tub" and Anita's art deco birthday sentiment
Memento tuxedo black  ink, Faber Castell polychromos pencils to colour
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 373 - FRIENDSHIP
  2. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 299 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 23 - ANYTHING (hand coloured) GOES
  4. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 147 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. CCEE - June 7th challenge - VIRGIN (unused) STAMPS ONLY - this one returned with me from my recent vacation and has never previously been inked


Kathyk said...


Sarn said...

Another fabulously foiled card and a super LIM card too. Brilliant!

Happy Saturday xxx

Cards by Maaike said...

great cards, love the shine on the first and the cheeky Art Impressions one

Ankie vd Polder said...

What a funny card. Love those ladies. Have a nice weekend, Ankie

Pat said...

Two super cards Kathy, and more pretty foil on the first and what a fun image on the second, beautifully coloured and a great sentiment too. x

Sherri said...

This is a great card for girlfriends! Love the image and perfect sentiment! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

Deb said...

Fantastic cards Kathy, love the one with the leafing, it is stunning and looks so different in both photos! The second is such a fun card!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!


Lillianb said...

Fab makes Kathy, Love those ladies


crafty said...

A lovely fun card. Thank you for joining in the QKR Stampede challenge this week.

Billie A said...

Your card is so cute. I like those sweet fun ladies. thanks for sharing over at Colour Crazy Challenge. Billie A
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Nonni said...

That's a hilarious sentiment... Really made me laugh! Your coloring looks great and I love the simplicity and clean lines of your card. Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

Jackie Reader said...

Great foiled card, thank you for entering at MAWTT, Jackie DT Member xx

Cathy said...

Fantastic cards Kathy, LOVE the look of your foiling and the girlfriends card is hilarious! Too true, Cathy x

Dorothy S said...

Those AI gals are always good for a smile - yours are so cute! Thanks for joining the QKR Stampede challenge this week. Dorothy S, DT member

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely and fun Art Impressions card you have made here which fits perfectly the Colour Crazy Challenge this week. Fantastic sentiment. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Colour Crazy Challenge Design Team Member).

Neets B said...

Sorry I'm so late, Kathy! Worth a visit though, I love those Art Impressions images, really must get some. You've made this so fun and colourful. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x