Crafty Meraki japanese peony

It’s Friday again already? Anybody else feeling the days and, well, September just rushing past? I can’t believe it’s almost October! Today I have another “just because” card for you. I’ve used Studio Katia’s Japanese Peony. I stamped it on the edge of my precut card panel so that the flowers would have sharp edges to go in the bottom corner of my card and I coloured it up with Copics. You can find a list of colours at the bottom of the post. I then fussy cut it and put it on foam pads.

The background is made using a feathery stencil by Altenew and Distress Oxide Ink in the colour Pumice Stone. I’ve made up the sentiment from a small text strip and a die cut “you” with a few enamel dots around it.

Copics used: RV10, RV32, RV34, RV17, R39, G21, G43, G46, BG99, N5, N9

Polkadoodles Winnie fairytale dreamer

Detailed images can be fiddly to colour up, but they are also fun. There are some quite small details on this image, but it’s also what makes the image stand out. Winnie Fairytale Dreamer is from Polkadoodles and I’ve coloured her up with Copic markers as usual.

Copics used: E00, E02, E13, E15, E08, E18, E19, E49, E97, YG61, G43, G46, BG99, RV63, RV66, RV99, W0, W1, W3, W5

Alex Syberia autumn harvest

Alex Syberia Design is out with a new release today and I’ve been lucky to be asked to guest design for it! For my first project I’ve made a slimline card using this harvest stamp. There is an Instagram Hop for this release today as well.

After I had coloured it all up, I finally came up with a layout I wanted to try. As much as I keep telling myself it’s only paper, it’s still a bit scary to just tear up the paper with your coloured image after you’re not only done with it, but really happy with it (especially that pumpkin)! Thankfully it didn’t only work, but I got it pretty much how I’d pictured it.

I used kraft cardstock for the base of the card and the paper that is peeking out from behind the coloured panel is from the latest Maja Design release. I’ve used a die and enamel dots from Altenew and then embossed an MFT Stamps sentiment on matching orange cardstock.

Copics used: YR24, YR27, E08, E18, E19, YG21, YG93, YG97, YG99, V22, V25, V28, BV23, BV25, BV29, R12, R43, R46, R37, R39, W0, W1, W3, W5, W7, YG21, G21, G94, G99

MFT Superstar – Clean & Simple

Here is my second card for the annual Superstar Challenge at My Favorite Things. This time I’ve taken a massive leap out of my comfort zone and made a simple card without a coloured image. I spent some time carefully stamping up snowflakes in various sizes and colours and then I used only a small portion of what I’d stamped up for this card. I’ll probably use another part of the panel (and show you the other colour I stamped up at the same time) at a later date. But for now, let’s take a look at my entry in the Clean and Simple Genius category.

I have used one of the Stitched Rectangle dies for the panel and then the inner frame is cut out using the Inside and Out Stitched Rectangles. Merry is made using the Impact Alphabet dies and Christmas is from a die set called Merry Christmas. I decided to go for white on white with the bigger letters and then I used RV99 (Copic) to colour Christmas in a matching colour to the snowflakes.

I’ve used foam tape and vellum to raise the letters off the homemade background. I made the background using the Serene Snowflakes stamp set and stamped the snowflakes at random with 4 different shades of dusty pink and then embossed some white snowflakes on top. It’s a bit of an unusual colour for Christmas cards and snowflakes, but I think it works well, actually.

Crafty Meraki – Sympathy rose

For today’s card, as my Crafty Meraki post of a the week, I’ve used Colorado Craft Company as my primary focus. The stamp is called Big & Bold Sympathy Rose. The stamp is quite large, so you need to cut it to make it fit on an A2 card. I opted for an angle a bit different to what is usual for this stamp and I picked some semi-random colours to colour it up. The flower is stamped with Ink On 3’s Fadeout ink.

As the stamp itself takes up so much space, I opted to leave the card reasonably simple. Just a bit of frantage over the coloured panel, a sentiment and some enamel dots in a match colour.

The sentiment is from MFT Stamps, the Smile Maker set, and is embossed in white on dark green card stock.

Copics used: R30, YR00, R12, R43, RV34, YG61, G43, G46, BG99