Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Christmas Candles, Drinks with Love

Hi there. Welcome to another spectacular bloghop at Stamplorations with Sweet Cherry Cards, which is always fun, lively and so colourful.

Today I have 3 great projects for you.


The 1st project are traditional Christmas candles- one of the more popular items that we associate with Christmas as it signifies light that shines with brightness for all to see.

The stamp used here is Stamplorations Christmas Candles Large. In this project I decided to colour them up using a loosely painted style with the gansai tambi watercolour paints, that I like and which is quite a fun style to do actually. 

Here I have added a copper finish to it to make it look a bit vintage which is another style I like. So change up things abit and try different media to give your projects a twist. With this project you can either frame it as a picture or adhere to black cardstock whichever you prefer.

Here it is again!


For the 2nd project, I created a background stamping multiple times and did negative painting with distress inks.

The Stamplorations stamp used is one of my favourites which is Tropical Drinks and as I live in the tropics and we are known as consumers and makers of rum and rum products especially at Christmas time we make a drink called 'ponche de creme' which is like eggnog but with lots and lots of rum. We also make a drink called 'sorrel' which is also named after the fruit 'sorrel' and that too has rum added to it.

The distress inks used were mustard seed, spiced marmalade, peeled paint, twisted citron, candied apple and scattered straw.

Here is the finished card again.


For my 3rd project, here is that cute giraffe from Stamplorations Tweet Love. I just wanted to colour him up one more time. Instead of giving him dark spots I opted for gray spots.

Using a toothbrush dipped in paint from my gansai tambi watercolour set, I began splashing the white cardstock with yellow, orange, red and green paint.

For the background, I cut out cloud shapes which I then stuck together as a mask to create the beautiful cloudy sky as you can see here, using the window die that I intended to use, as a guide.

The next step was to colour and die cut the giraffe and the balloons which I did using copic colours and the corresponding dies in the Tweet love set and the project was then pieced together. Here is the card again.

Hope you enjoyed the 3 projects and don't forget to check out the other guest artists on the bloghop and comment for an opportunity to win a $15 shopping spree at Stamplorations.

We at Sweet Cherry Cards along with Stamplorations team do wish you a wonderful holiday and a happy 2019. Have a wonderful season.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Colour pencils, inks and tropical drink; irridescent coffee basket;animals in the night sky

Oh wow...its time for another Blog Hop at Stamplorations. I am so happy that Sweet Cherry cards is a part of such a fun event. 

Today we have another great selection of cards for you. The three I have here have a more CAS style of card making.

The first card is called irridescent coffee basket. The stamp I used here is Stamplorations Blooming Spring Coffee Basket. Its a delightful stamp which can be coloured and presented in so many ways. For this card I used several embossing powders.

To get the look I did, I combined 3 different embossing colours; Clear lemon, Lime Green and Irridescent. 

Now the funny thing was that the combination happened in error as the plan was to do a rainbow look on the stamped image but I forgot I had not returned the excess powder to its container and I added the next colour as I was trying not to let the ink dry too fast as it was a very hot day and well you can guess what happened next....I ended up with this lovely blend. So I said why not...mix them up and see the effect, so I added irridescent powder to the blend and embossed a new stamped image. Here is the embossed image on a circular shaped card base.

Here I added one of the very appropriate messages from the stamp set, 'Java a nice day' . Now doesn't that make your day..........

Here is the card again.....

For my next card, I went tropical with the Stamplorations 'Tropical Drink stamp.

For this one, I brought out my Prismacolor colour pencils for a change in technique.

First I stamped the image in brown rather than black for a change. Then I began colouring the image starting with the cute umbrella. The colour pencils used were PC938, PC1027, PC924, PC903, PC909, PC904, PC1021, PC1083, PC911, PC910, PC912, PC909, PC916, PC922, PC918, PC913, PC1023, and PC917.

To colour the glass, I first coloured the outer edges and gradually moved inward and then upward with lighter strokes.

For the message I used one of the stamps from Stamplorations 'Imagine' clear stamp set, 'The Good Life'   To highlight the drink I painted with Ranger's Citron Twist distress ink., which you can see in the completed card. Here is another look at the card.

For my 3rd card I chose the cute stamp and die set Tweet Love......arent they adorable......coloured in copics. It looks like theyre looking through a doorway up into the night sky.

The animals were first coloured in Copics using Y18, Y13,YOO, Y35, Y21, B00, B02, B000, V09, RV34, RV32, RV11, E11, E00, E13, E15 and E18. Using the corresponding die cuts I cut out the 3 images.

After completing that part of the card, I then began preparing the night sky background with cardstock from my stash and double sided tape to make the background more dimensional.

After completing the background, I stamped one of the messages from the same 'Tweet Love' stamp set on the same paper from which I used, to cut the shapes and adhere them to the inside of the frame.  Here is the card again...

Hope you like today's cards and I look forward seeing you back here at Sweet Cherry cards. Don't forget to check out the other cards from the rest of the design team and comment for a chance to win the prize at today's Stamplorations Blog Hop. Have a sweet cherry day!.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

3D Believe Diecut with Patterned Transparency and Candy Cane Surprise

Hi there and welcome to another fantastic episode with Sweet Cherry Cards. I am always excited to be a part of the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog.

Today's card features 3 different techniques- 3D die cut, fun ways to use patterned transparencies and adding surprise elements.

When I first saw this patterned transparency, I fell in love with it and I knew I had to use it to create something really pretty, like this card. Using the diecut 'believe' from Simon Says Stamp, I cut the word out of gold glitter cardstock.

 The patterned transparency is partially backed with green striped paper. For the 3D diecut I added mini strips of double sided tape to the back of the cut out and carefully placed it back into the area left by the die cut.

Now, I know alot of people like surprises (like me) especially at christmas time, so I decided to add a surprise element to the card- candy canes by power poppy, coloured with copics. When you open the card you are pleasantly surprised by a coloured image of a christmas staple- the candy cane. The canes are also backed on green striped paper with a strip of gold musical notes at the side for fun!

The copic colours I used were GO2, YG09, Y21, YG03, YR02, R35, R27, YG05, E13, YR04, G07, Y35, G28, YG17

Here is the card again

Have a sweet cherry day and dont forget to check in with the other designers on the bloghop. We welcome your comment, letting us know how we have inspired you in your cardmaking.