Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Double framed flowers, creating a stencilled background, Florals and stitches

Hi there and welcome to another fantastic episode here at Sweet Cherry Cards. I am currently a guest designer for Stamplorations and I really enjoy being part of their bloghop.

Today I have some exciting techniques that you can use in your card making. This first card showcases a beautiful bunch of flowers in a double frame .

The stamp used here is Stamplorations 'Radiant Roses' which are coloured in a beautiful lilac/purple hue. I checked up the meaning and they convey a feeling of 'love at first sight' and I can tell you when I saw this stamp it really was 'love at first sight'.
To colour this beauty I used the following copic colours
V09, V06, V04, RV32, YG17, YG05, YG03, YG01


After colouring these roses I felt the best way to capture their beauty was to encapsulate them within a beautiful frame and the double frame look makes them more compelling and more elegant. For the message I used a word stamp from Stamplorations coffee bloom 'Thank you Mocha Much ' but I covered part of the message with tape as I just wanted the words 'Thank You'. So after inking the stamp I removed the tape and stamped the image underneath the roses.



Here they are again.


The second card shows how to make a diecut stencilled background using the Stamplorations stamp and die complimentary set called ' Tweet love.'


To make this card I first created the stencil using the bird die, cutting in a triangular design.




After taping the sides down I begun stencilling the pattern using distressed inks in the following colours- mustard seed, spiced marmalade and peeled paint, to create the background on which I would place the giraffe.


Using copics I coloured the giraffe with the following colours- E15, E13, E11, Y21, Y35, E02, C5, W04, W02, W0 AND BLICK'S WARM Black. For added effected I glazed it with glossy accents.



Here is the completed card with the bird coloured in Copics, E13, E11 and cut ot and placed next to the die cut message Birthday Wishes also by Stamplorations. To tie in the bird background to the giraffe image I added the words 'Little birdie told me'


I havent used stitches on cards for a while and I decided that it would make an interesting twist as an embellishment for this floral card.


For the first step, I distressed the background using the following colours wilted violet,mustard seed,spiced marmalade.


Using a wet paintbrush I splattered water all over the background to distress it. For the message I used the Stamplorations 'Power to Imagine' Stamps for the message on the front.

Before I added the florals, I stitched diagonal lines to the top and bottom of the background panel. The florals were die cut out of lilac and yellow cardstock using the Stamplorations Spring flower Layering Dies. I also diecut the floral background out of green cardstock and cut off the leaf parts to add some variation of colour to the floral bunch. Here is a 2nd look at the completed card.

Hope you like today's cards. Dont forget to check out the other designers on this blog hop and comment for a chance to win $15 worth of yummy goodies at the stamplorations store. Have a sweet cherry day!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Reindeer conversations

Have you ever wondered what little reindeer are often up to ?...well sometimes they meet up and have reindeer conversations... about peppermint, candy canes, cakes, gingerbread houses, presents, hot cocoa and lots more.....

Hello again and welcome to another sweet cherry design for the Merry Little Christmas Blog. Today I am adding some more sweetness with these cute adorable reindeer images from CC Designs



This reindeer christmas card shows how to put together a festive scene with different products. For this card, I used stamps and dies from CC designs, Art Impressions and Sizzix. From CC Designs we have Reindeer Games, Christmas wreath stamp and die set from Art Impressions and Stamps and dies from Sizzix Holiday Shadow Box.

To colour the images I used Copic and blick markers in the following colours

R27, R35, R43, YR04, E15, E13, E11, E00, B02, B00, LEAF GREEN AND CHARTREUSE

The wreath was die cut using the matching die from the Christmas Wreath set by Art Impressions while I cut the reindeer using a pair of scissors. From the Sizzix Shadow box set I used the word die 'Christmas' and cut it out of some red glitter cardstock, I also selected the slope and the banner die and cut the shapes out of white cardstock.

Here is the card again


Hope you like this card and please check out the other designers at the Merry Little Christmas Blog. Have a sweet cherry day!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

3D Circles, Distressed Rainbow and Copic markers with Stamplorations

Hi there and welcome to another episode at Sweet Cherry Cards and another exciting Stamplorations bloghop with some wonderful designers.. Right now the citizens of my country , Trinidad and Tobago, are unfortunately experiencing flood conditions with some having lost everything including their homes and for that I am sad so these are dedicated to them and the hardworking first responders and other volunteers as we look forward to a brighter day!.

Today I am featuring 3 cards with different techniques. The first card shows 3 D circles, the second is a rainbow coloured theme and the 3rd is simply coloured with copic markers. Enjoy!

3D Circles



This 3D Circle card is a very simple technique but delicate as it requires several layers of colour to get the right effect.
For this technique I used watercolour hot pressed paper and distress inks in the colours frayed burlap, twisted citron, mowed lawn, fossilized amber and mustard seed. The fun Stamplorations "Imagine" Clear Stamp Set was very appropriate for this technique as the words in this set go so well together. Using the word 'imagine' as the focus word, I arranged the other phrases around it.

Using a nest of circle dies, I selected the largest one for the word 'Imagine' and then fitted the remaining phrases within the smaller circles. Using a pencil I drew on the inside of each circle, overlapping them with the main circle for the word 'Imagine'. I lightly erased the circles and then began painting.

After the first coat dried, I stamped the words using Memento Rich Cocoa.
I then added 3 layers of distressed ink until I had the desired 3D effect

The background was layered on green cardstock, accented with grey and white paper and embellished with baker's twine.

Card #2
Colours of the Rainbow

This is a bright fun card..very summery or some would say tropical. In this card I am using Stamplorations 'Tropical Drink' stamp hence the reason I selected such vibrant colours.

The image was stamped and embossed with white embossing powder and then coloured using distressed inks in mustard seed, spiced marmalade, twisted citron,mermaid lagoon,pickled strawberry.


To further enhance the image, I coloured the background using mustard seed and twisted citron.


The completed artwork was matted onto bright summery papers. The die cut words Birthday wishes was cut out of vellum and glitter glue was added to it.

Card#3
Copic and Coffee makes for a great combination

This is such a sweet card. The lovely stamp used was Stamplorations 'Bloomin' Spring Coffee Basket' Stamp. Being a coffee drinker I naturally love this stamp. I also love my copic markers.


The markers used were Y13, Y21, Y19, Y35, YG17, E18, E15, YG09, E13, E11, E00, R20, R000, G21, C01, G00, 100.
I started with the donuts first which was being coloured in the lightest colours.


After the donuts, I coloured the cups in light browns, dark browns and black.


I finished up the with the yellows and greens as I coloured the sunflowers and the basket.


The 'Thank You Mocha Much ' is from the same stamp set and they were embossed in green on green paper and embellished with baker's twine, some gems. The completed coloured image was cut out and placed on bright yellow cardstock.

Hope you like all of the cards today and please stop by the other designers on the Stamplorations Blog Hop. Have a Sweet Cherry Day!