Posts Tagged ‘Poppystamps’

Add a Little Funny!

Monday, June 20th, 2022

 

What better day to add a little humour to than a Monday? FUNNY is today’s prompt for Scrap ‘n Stamp’s Random Acts of Cardness challenge. A few cute images and a punny sentiment, and I had my card:

 

 

I find this sentiment particularly funny as it’s a little more unexpected than some of the usual critter puns. Since it was also the perfect reason to play with these fun Lawn Fawn goat stamps (and dies) again, it was even better. For the water, I die cut a Poppystamps whittle wave background, then trimmed it so I could use it as a mask on the card base with some salty ocean distress ink. Stamped and embossed my sentiment, and my CAS card was done!

 

 

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A Whittle Winter Snowman

Friday, December 17th, 2021

Happy Friday! One week today… Christmas Eve! Are you ready? I’ve got a card for today’s Random Acts of Cardness prompt, WINTER – and apart from a little drying time, it was quick and easy to make, perfect for this time of year.

 

 

This card also gave me a chance to use three new-to-me supplies – the Photoplay falling snow coverplate for my background, my whittle friendly snowman die and distress mica spray for the scarf and hat band. For my winter sky, I tried a technique Jennifer McGuire recently showcased. On Yupo paper, I added a generous amount of blender solution before adding blue alcohol pearl ink, and then smooshed a second sheet of Yupo paper on top. This definitely solves my tendency to add too much ink! I like the wind-blown look the smooshing added, as well.

For my whittle snowman (who is obviously not so “whittle’), I cut his head and body out of white cardstock, his hat and eyes from a scrap of black and his nose from an orange scrap. The hat band and scarf are from a scrap of white that I sprayed with holly branch mica spray – I’m impressed with how evenly it coats the paper and leaves a velvety shimmer. The sentiment is from a Lawn Fawn tag set – I chose it as it fit perfectly on a circle the same size as my snowman’s head. 😀   It’s popped up on a circle of fun foam for a little dimension.

 

 

If you make a wintry card, I hope you’ll link it up for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the store! Have a great weekend.

 

Water You Up To?

Monday, August 30th, 2021

And here we are… the last Monday and second last day in August! Today’s Random Acts of Cardness prompt is WATER, and I’m sharing a couple of different watery cards with you today. In both, I tried to incorporate water in both theme and technique. Here’s my first one:

Not over my love of Whittles dies yet! Here I’m using Whittle Dolphin and Whittle Sunshine for my card, along with a sentiment from Whittle Sealife Sentiments. (Possibly the only thing I don’t love about Whittles is typing it over and over…) 😂  For the main panel, I did some two-step ink smooshing – first smooshing the bottom third in a puddle of salty ocean distress ink + water, making sure some “splashed” up the panel. Once that was dry, I smooshed the top part in some tumbled glass ink + water – which hardly shows in the photos. I used the same inks, plus some weathered wood, to watercolour my dolphin. The sun is coloured with squeezed lemonade and carved pumpkin. After I die cut my panel, I had enough left over to stamp and emboss the sentiment on a piece and cut it into a banner. For the card base, I swiped the salty ocean ink all around the edges of it to coordinate.

I made a number of smooshed card bases at the same time (sitting outside on our deck, it was lovely!), and used a second one to make another card.

For this one, I played with distress oxide inks and one of my favourite smooshing techniques – using plastic wrap! Keep in mind, I’m a clean and simple cardmaker… this is about as technique-y as I get. 😉  After smooshing my panel in tumbled glass, salty ocean and faded jeans oxides, I crumpled some plastic wrap and pressed it on top before letting it dry. (Plastic wrap, bad, I know; but I do save and reuse it, so there’s that.) For a little variety, I used wilted violet (along with weathered wood) to watercolour my dolphin, Whittle Happy Octopus and Whittle Shark. The panel is cut with a deckle die, as is the sentiment, even though there’s no die that exact size – I just cut it twice!

Thanks for checking in today, I hope your week is off to a great start!