Hello and welcome! Not a usual day for me to post a card, but I spent some time yesterday using some new stamps I got for a cause and thought I'd share the cards today. I do like to keep my blog a happy place but there is no denying that the happenings in Eastern Europe are constantly on my mind so when I received the newsletter from Power Poppy (you can also read it on Power Poppy's blog) about the free Sunflower digi stamps and an option to purchase another digi for a fundraiser to help Ukraine I had to get them.
You can get Power Poppy's sunflower stamps here (there are 4 freebie sets) including the digi for the fundraiser. You do not need to make a purchase to get the free stamps.
Both were done in a CAS-ish style.
On the first card (above) I used the Sunshine of my Life set. As I usually do with digi stamps, it's been colored with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. After coloring, I used one of my favorite stamps, the retired Whimsy Stamps script border on the bottom of the card. The background was a little bit too plain so I decided to add some stenciling. Finally ran this through my big shot machine using Avery Elle's Wonky Stitches die then adhered to the card base.
And here is my second card:
This has also been colored with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, I used the same border stamp again and this time I simply tore the bottom edge of the image panel then added some paper piercing. Some silver cord I recently found a roll off at a thrift store was tied around the image panel, edges inked with light blue ink, did some old fashioned paper piercing using my old Stampin Up piercing template and then adhered onto a white card base.
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Daring Cardmakers - Cards for Ukraine // Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Feminine // Crafty Gals Corner - Flowers // Fab n Funky - Handcolored Image // Simon Says Stamp - Favorite Things (Script Border Stamp, Faber Castell Pencils and I love flower stamps although these stamps are new) // Digi Choosday Challenge - AG // Everybody-Art-Challenge - B is for...(Blooms, Blue) // Ike's World - AG // A Place To Start - AG // Colouring in Scrapland - AG // Crafting Happiness Challenges - AG // Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge - AG // Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - AG // Path of Positivity - AG // Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - AG // Crafty Friends Challenge - Flowers // Creatalicious Challenges - AG // Happy Little Stampers - Stencils (1st card) // Let's Craft & Create Challenge - AG // Sweet Stampers - CAS (2nd card) // A Gem of a Challenge - AG // Sweet Stampin - Keep it simple (2nd card) // Colour Crazy Challenge - Coloring //
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Your sunflower cards are gorgeous. The coloring is fantastic. I love seeing all of these tribute cards across social media. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create.ReplyDelete
What beautiful cards; I have never worked with digi stamps at all and feel somewhat intimidated by them.ReplyDelete
I use a word processing program to insert the image, then resize and print. Unfortunately my printer ink does smear sometimes as I have an ink jet printer.Delete
Absolutely beautiful Ellie - I made a card with the stamp on the left a couple of weeks ago, and i think I need to get the fundraiser stamp as well now. May I ask ... how do you stencil behind a digi image without making a mess of the image itself?? 9may be a daft question I know!!)ReplyDelete
I usually just eyeball it and hope for the best not to stencil where the image is :) But if I'd absolutely not want any stenciling shown then I'd tear up a little post it note and stick pieces of it over the image where needed.Delete
Both beautifully done Ellie, like you I find the Ukraine situation so disturbing.ReplyDelete
On my tablet which I rarely use for commenting and that means I can't read your challenge list so if I've not thanked you anywhere you'll understand why.
Beautiful Ellie, fabulous colouring on both..ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..
Like soooo many I find the Ukraine situation very disturbing. Ellie I do like you Dutch Folk art creation lovely. Thank you for sharing both of your exquisite creations with Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Hope to see you again soon for a NEW challenge. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!ReplyDelete
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Beautiful cards Ellie - yes, the situation in Eastern Europe is appalling, and I am glad to see so much support for Ukraine from the card making community.ReplyDelete
Amazing cards - both of them! I love the way you used the colours blue and yellow - absolutely beautiful. Gorgeous projects in these times. Great design and background. And a wonderful colouring. I like the script border. It´s really special.ReplyDelete
Thanks a lot for entering the EAC challenge.
Such beautiful cards! The typed verbiage is perfect with the colors and the silver bow is a wonderful touch! So happy you shared with us at Path of Positivity! ~KatrinaReplyDelete
Two beautiful cards. Thanks for joining TTCRD and 613 Avenue Create challenges. AneshaReplyDelete
Beautiful cards! Absolutely lovely. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Challenge. Good luck!! - Linh (DT)ReplyDelete
Both are absolutely gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Thank you for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends this time around- good luck!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! xxx
These are both so pretty.ReplyDelete
These a just lovely - and poignant.ReplyDelete
These are lovely cards and I'm off to purchase the set. Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at Pammie's Inky Pinkies.ReplyDelete
Very lovely cards! Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start!ReplyDelete
These cards are beautiful, lovely images, fabulous colouring and designs- the script stamp is the perfect choice to finish.ReplyDelete
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Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.
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Two gorgeous creations! I must say, I really like how you have used the script and of course your colour choices are perfect to shout out to the world that we support the people of Ukraine. Thank you for playing along with our theme at Everybody Art Challenge with these two beautiful cards. Hugs, LesleyReplyDelete
Beautiful cards! I love the sunflowers and attention to detail on the layouts! I hope to see more of your creations again soon! Thanks for participating in A Gem of a Craft Challenge! ~Michelle, DT PolkadoodlesReplyDelete
Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes Challenge 6 at Gem of a Challenge!ReplyDelete
Eine superschöne Karte. Danke daß du bei den Sweet Stampers mitmachst.ReplyDelete
Two really special and beautiful cards! The images are amazing and I love the script border you used with that pretty soft blue stencil! Thanks for playing with us at Ike's World Challenges this month! Nan, DTReplyDelete
I love your card, thanks for sharing it with us at the Let’s Craft and Create Challenge Blog.ReplyDelete
Hugs Ilonka DT
I love your card, thanks for sharing it with us at the Creative Crafters Challenge Blog.ReplyDelete
Hugs Ilonka DT
Magnificent cards, Ellie! A perfect use of the blue and yellow combo. Great coloring. Thanks so much for playing along at Ike's World. We hope to see you again in our next challenge, too. Good Luck.ReplyDelete
Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.ReplyDelete
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx
This is just so super cool. Love the technique of stamping and stenciling on your projects!ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining Creative Moments.
Hugs from Africa!
The text adds a great touch!ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Add a Flower challenge.