CAS Mermaid

I almost forgot to join the AAA Cards challenge this week, and couldn’t find the stamp I’d originally planned to use. A really quick pivot and I ended up creating a totally different card instead. Not my finest work created in a big hurry on the evening before the challenges closes, but it’s quite cute and will go into my charity bin for someone to enjoy 🙂 You can’t see it in the photo but the waves have a shimmer spray on them and it’s ever so pretty in the light! I used the ‘Mermaid for you’ stamp set by Lawn Fawn and ‘Mermaid scales’ stencil by Gina K Designs.

I don’t know what’s happened to the image – my phone is showing the post correctly, but the website is showing the photo squished horizontally so it looks square instead of the A2 size it is … so very odd!


Ink blending bliss

Thanks to learning ink blending tips from Gina K at the start of my cardmaking journey, ink blending is one of the techniques that I get the greatest pleasure from, it’s such a relaxing thing to do. A recent video of Gina’s gave me the inspiration to create this card for the AAA Cards clean and simple challenge this week, to ink blend with at least three colours.

I used Gina K inks in blue denim, light and medium lilac, turquoise sea, wild dandelion and peach bellini, with stamps from Season’s Greetings also by Gina K Designs.

CardMaynia, Challenges

Rainbows make me happy

I’m obviously still in a rainbow kinda mood… day 25 of CardMaynia done.

I created this one for the Just Add Ink challenge to CASE your own card – this is a revamp of a card I created a year ago. I always liked the original layout and feel, but wanted a more rich vibrant and cleaner card this time round.

I’m also entering this one for the CAS on Friday challenge of Butterflies, and the Less is More challenge of Rainbows. I don’t usually combine challenges, but couldn’t resist this time round.

Butterflies dies from Sizzix and inks and sentiment (from Sketched Flowers stamp set) by Gina K Designs. Gina’s inks and paper make ink blending so easy!

The original card I CASE’d is this one: