SIP 82 – natural elements

Challenge 82 at Stamp Ink Paper is natural elements, a refreshing prompt that makes me think of the warmer seasons to come. I used a wood grain embossing folder for the background panel to start the natural elements right away. I added some twine and some spray inked, die cut feathers. Finally, I kept the…

S.I.P. 81 – black, white and…

Hey there! The colour challenge at Stamp Ink Paper this week is black, white and a bit of colour: As February is coming up and I have been seeing so many fantastic black, white and red Valentine’s Day cards, I chose red as my additional colour. I have been drawn to cards with embossed layers…

S.I.P. 80 – maker’s choice

Challenge 80 at Stamp Ink Paper is… Too much freedom? I have always been one to colour inside the lines, using the conventional colours so that the result is “correct”. Slowly, I am trying to experiment and push my boundaries to make things that are a little more exciting. This card… is not one of…

S.I.P. #79 – anything but Christmas

I am getting a head start on doing more card challenges in 2017 with the latest Stamp Ink Paper challenge #79 – ANYTHING BUT CHRISTMAS! I admit it was fun to get away from the seasonal cards. I haven’t really been creating since I finished making for that craft fair at the beginning of December…

S.I.P. 56 -Christmas In July

The Hallowe’en decorations are slowly starting to fill the shelves of our favourite stores, but Stamp Ink Paper took it one step further this week: I opened up my Christmas supply box and got to work: I used some Hero Arts stamps for the ornament and stamped sentiments. Beside it is a jewel die cut…

S.I.P. 53 – Case the DT!

Stamp Ink Paper‘s challenge this week is to case the design team! Pretty exciting! Each card was gorgeous and tempting, but I ended up choosing Justin’s: I chose this one because I loved the colour scheme and that the elements worked really well together. Full disclosure though, a part of why I chose this one…

S.I.P. 52 – maker’s choice

It’s cardmaker’s choice at Stamp Ink Paper this week to celebrate their first anniversary! This is of course always a fun one, and here’s what I came up with: I used metal embellishments, including the hot air balloon (all Recollections I believe). I’ve got Heidi Swapp spray ink and a Tim Holtz stamp for the…

SIP 51 – sunsets!

The timely and seasonal Stamp Ink Paper challenge this week is SUNSETS! What a great combination of colours! Here is my interpretation: This card has lots of different patterned paper, Jillibean Soup stamps for the sentiment and kite (Staz On grey ink) and DoCrafts yellow gem stone embellishments. I got to mash together a bunch…

SIP 49 – burlap flowers

It’s a floral challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper this week: In my ongoing effort to go through older supplies, I took out the last of my burlap flower stickers. I used spray ink to colour them. The back panel is dry embossed and had punched corners and inked edges. The sentiment (Art-C) is stamped….

S.I.P. 48 – Sing and Rejoice

The colour challenge at Stamp Ink Paper is very pretty this week: I have had a stack of fortune cookie fortunes just waiting to be put on cards, and this one needed a final touch so it got one: Thanks for stopping by! This card is available here.

S.I.P. 47 – one element

I was stoked to to this week’s challenge at Stamp Ink Paper! It was to focus on one element: This could lead anywhere, and this is where it took me: I love the pennant and the summer fair feel to it. The font makes it look almost circus-y. I need to learn how to add…

S.I.P.#41 – wedding greeting card

Hello! The challenge at Stamp Ink Paper this week is a wedding challenge. I don’t have any coming up this year, but I did have some appropriate stickers so here we go… I recently bought some Hero Arts origami animals stamps and thought they could do nicely for this challenge. I love any chance to…