Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Papercraft Challenge #23...

Hi! Welcome to the October challenge at the Papercraft Challenge blog. We have a new challenge on the first of every month. This month onwards we are also bringing some mid-month inspiration. Do visit the Papercraft Business site for some great tools that can help you take your papercraft business to the next level. Like the awesome Papercraft Business Planner that helps you keep track of your favorite challenges!

The theme for October is – Tag, You’re It!

I love making tags, they are just so cute! So I combined tiny tags with a card as my inspiration. I also decided to a short break from stamping and used loads of die-cutting.

  • Take a bunch of paper scraps and die-cut two tags from each color. I used blues and greens as I wanted to make a masculine card. I used an old Sizzix tag die set to cut my tags.
  • Die-cut the letters h’, ‘b’, ‘u’ and ‘2’ with the alphabet dies. I used Quinn’s alpha and number dies by Lawn Fawn.
  • Layer the tags and add a dot of glue at the top of the tag.

Here is one of the tags.

  • Cut small rectangles and adhere the tags to them with glue.
  • Cut a mat out of white cardstock and ink it lightly with blue.
  • Stamp the sentiment at the bottom. I used the Sentiments of Hello stamp set by Poppy Stamps.
  • Mount the inked panel on foam tape and adhere it to the card base. Also add the small rectangles popped up on foam tape.

Here is another look at the card.

I hope my card inspires you to create something beautiful. Do remember to check out the Papercraft Challenge blog for inspiration from the rest of the design team. There are lots of cute creations that you will love! 

The winning prize: Magnolia - Romance Tag Doohickey

You can get more information about Papercraft Challenge Planner here. It is an invaluable tool for all crafters who love taking part in challenges. The Papercraft Business site also has tools that can help you take your papercraft business to the next level. 

Looking forward to hearing from you.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Happy Little Stampers October Challenge...

Hi! The October challenge at the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies is now on. You can create anything, as long as you use dies.

I often give card sets as gifts. This set was meant for my brother and I deliberately kept the colours gender neutral. The sentiment is also such that they can be used for many occasions. Here is the card set. 

The die I used is the Scalloped Border die by Lil’ Inker. I cut out a bunch of scraps of coloured cardstock and assembled them to create an ombre look. Here is a closer look at the panel.

The sentiment is from the Fresh Freesia stamp set by Altenew. 

Here are the individual cards. 






I created a simple box using the same cardstock as the card bases and put the cards in with matching envelopes.

Hope you find my card inspiring and pull out your dies to play. You can check out the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge blog for more inspiration and also link your creations. Looking forward to seeing your cards in our gallery.

Entering this card in the following challenge:


Thursday, October 3, 2019

More Partial Die-Cutting...

Hi. I am back with another card using the partial die-cutting technique. This time around I used a word die to create a floating die-cut panel on the card. The original post and video are again by Jennifer Mcguire and you can check it out here.

I started with a panel of watercolour paper that I cut to fit the front of my A2 sized card. I used the watercolour paper by Little Birdie. I love this paper as it is a bright white and very thick and sturdy. The die is Simply Hello by Altenew. I placed the die on the white panel and die-cut it such that the top and bottom were still attached. I used my craft knife to carefully trimmed away the rest of the paper.

I took a grey card base and stamped the flower sprigs from the Beautiful Day stamp set with grey ink to add some texture to the background. I also die cut the Simply Hello die several times out of black cardstock and layered them together. The white panel was popped up with foam tape. I added the layered die-cuts under the 'hello' word, slightly offset to create a shadow and give stability to the word.

Here is a closer look at the panel.

The bloom is from The Japanese Mum stamp set by Altenew. This is my first stamp set from the build a flower series and I absolutely love it! I stamped and heat embossed the outline with silver embossing powder and coloured it with Camlin Artist Watercolors.  I stamped the leaves and berries from The Beautiful Day And Peony Bouquet stamp sets in grey and yellow and die-cut them with the coordinating dies. I splattered some diluted yellow ink on the white panel and then arranged tye die-cuts over it. Here is a closer look.

Here is another look at the completed card.

I am very happy with the way this card turned out.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

HLS October Watercolour Challenge:

Just Add Ink #477: