Saturday, June 15, 2024

So Kind

The only stamping on this card was the sentiment. I think the fractured look of the designer paper made this card an eye-catcher. Thoughts? 




Stamps:
   Priceless

Paper:
   Crisp Cantaloupe 4 x 8, 3-1/4 x 1/8
   Mint to be Fab DSP 3-1/4" Sq.
   Pool Party Scraps, 3-1/4 x 1/2
   Basic White Scraps, 3-3/4" Sq. (Inside)

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento
   Pool Party

Technique:
   Sponging
   Die Cutting

Accessories:
   Layering Circles Framelits
   Basic Rhinestone Jewels
   Sponge
   Adhesive

First, I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of Basic White. 

I then die cut it, using the Layering Circles Framelits. 

Next, I sponged the circled sentiment with Pool Party ink.

I then die cut the same size circle from a scrap of Pool Party. I adhered it behind the Basic White circle.

Next, I added the two circles to a strip of Basic White scrap, and attached it to a Pool Party strip. 

I then adhered the Mint to be Fab DSP panel to the center of the Crisp Cantaloupe card front.

Next, I adhered the sentiment, Pool Party strip, and the Crisp Cantaloupe strip to the DSP panel.

Lastly, I added a few rhinestones and adhered a Basic White square to the inside of the card.

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Friday, June 14, 2024

Photograph

I like the faux vintage photo technique. Thoughts? 




Stamps:
   Guy Greetings

Paper:
   Pecan Pie A-2
   Basic Black 5-3/8 x 4-1/8, 2-5/8 x 3-5/8
   Going Places DSP 5-1/4 x 4
   Glossy White 2-1/2 x 3-1/2
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Pecan Pie
   Crumb Cake
   Cinnamon Cider
   Jet Black StazOn

Technique:
   Faux Vintage Photos

Accessories:
   Antique Corners & Sliders
   Masking Paper
   Sponge
   Tissue
   Glue Dots
   Adhesive

First, I masked about 1/4" on all four sides of a glossy white panel, using Masking Paper. This created the border around the photograph.

I then stamped my image, using Jet Black StazOn ink. Allowed the ink to dry. 

Next, I sponged on shades of browns. I used Crumb Cake, Cinnamon Cider, and Pecan Pie. 

Let the panel dry completely.

I then wiped the panel with a bit of tissue to pick up any ink before it smudged. 

Next, I carefully removed the masking paper. I left the border as is, but you can deckle the edges, tear it, or add a few spots. I added some photo corners from my stash, using a glue dot for each one.

I then adhered it to a Basic Black matte.

I adhered the Going Places DSP panel onto a Basic Black matte, and then onto a Pecan Pie card front.

Next, I added the vintage photo panel onto the top half of the card front. I used liquid adhesive, but you can also use dimensionals or your favorite adhesive.

I then stamped the sentiment on the lower half of the card front. I stamped directly onto the DSP, but you can also choose to add a tag or decorative die cut. I did not want to draw the attention away from the photograph.

Lastly, I added a Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Something Borrowed

The heat emboss resist technique is fun and easy to do. Have you tried it? 




Stamps:
   Botanicals for You

Paper:
   Basic White A-2, 5-1/4 x 4 (2)

Ink:
   VersaMark

Distress Ink:
   twisted citron
   blueprint sketch
   spiced marmalade
   mustard seed
   peacock feather
   picked raspberry

Technique:
   Heat Emboss Resist

Accessories:
   Black Embossing Powder
   Something Borrowed Embellishment
   Glue Dot
   Heat Tool
   Adhesive

First, I heat embossed the sentiment in the center of the Basic White panel. I used VersaMark, Black Embossing Powder and a heat tool.

I then let it cool down a bit.

Next, I added the background colors. I used the distress inks from my supplies. You can use any medium that you like. The embossed sentiment will resist any colors.

I then used a paper towel to make sure there was no ink waiting to be rubbed off on the sentiment.

Next, I adhered the panel onto the Basic White card front.

Lastly, I added an embellishment and adhered a Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Black Bird

I used a brayer to apply ink onto the emboss-resist woodgrain background. You can also use a blending brush, sponge, or swipe the ink pad over it. Thoughts? 




Stamps:
   Best Birds

Paper:
   Very Vanilla A-2, 3-1/2" Sq., Scrap (Tree Limb), 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside) 
   Color Me Irresistibly DSP 5-1/2 x 4-1/4
   Basic Black Scrap (Bird)

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento
   Daffodil Delight
   Pumpkin Pie
   Crumb Cake

Blends/Blendabilities/Markers:
   Early Espresso ~ Dark Brown
   Garden Green ~ Vivid Green

Technique:
   Die Cutting

Accessories:
   Birds & Blooms Thinlits
   Brayer
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

First, I applied ink onto the Color Me Irresistibly DSP, using a brayer and some Crumb Cake ink.

I then adhered the panel onto the Very Vanilla card front.

Next, I stamped the Very Vanilla 3-1/2" square. I used Tuxedo Black Memento for the sentiment and Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Crumb Cake for the bird's background. I adhered the panel onto the card front.

I then stamped the tree limb on a scrap of Very Vanilla. I colored it, using my Blendability Markers.

Next, I die cut the tree limb and the bird. I used a scrap of Basic Black for the bird. 

Lastly, I attached the die cuts to the card front, using dimensionals, and adhered a Very Vanilla panel to the inside of the card.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Peek a Boo Too!

How fun to just relax and color. I chose to use markers and watercolor pencils. What do you like to use? 




Stamps:
   Pretty Kitty

Paper:
   Wisteria Wonder A-2
   Basic Black 5-1/4 x 4
   Basic White 5 x 3-3/4, 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento

Blends/Blendabilities/Markers:
   Rich Razzleberry
   Old Olive
   Smoky Slate
   Pink Pirouette
   Wisteria Wonder
   Melon Mambo
   Calypso Coral

Watercolor Pencils:
   Daffodil Delight
   Early Espresso

Technique:
   Coloring

Accessories:
   Fine Tip Glue Pen
   1/8 & 1/16 Circle Punch

First, I stamped the sentiment and the image, using Tuxedo Black Memento.

I then used my Blendabilities/Blends/ and Markers to color in the image. You can use any medium and any colors you like.

Next, I grabbed the watercolor pencils and colored in the top part of the panel with a bit of Daffodil Delight.

I then colored in the bottom portion of the panel with a mixture of Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight.

Lastly, I adhered two Black dots to the kitty's eyes and added a Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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Monday, June 10, 2024

Mixed Messages

Who knew I could be successful at creating a mixed media card? Thoughts? 




Stamps:
   Postage Collection
   Postage Due

Paper:
   Wild Wheat A-2
   Basic Black 5-3/8 x 4-1/8
   2019-2021 In-Color DSP 5-1/4 x 4
   Stamped Bubble Wrap Scrap 2 x 5-1/4
   Hand-Stamped Washi Tape Scrap 3-1/2 x 3/4
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Wild Wheat
   Copper Clay
   Various Colors on Washi Tape

Technique:
   Mixed Media Collage

Accessories:
   Basic Rhinestone Jewels
   Bird Sticker
   Corduroy Button Brad
   Flower Brads
   Adhesive

First, I searched my scrap pile for leftover useable bits. I found a bit of my hand-stamped washi tape and a piece of bubble wrap stamping.

I then checked out my stash of stickers. I found a beautiful one that was gifted to me by my daughter-in-law. Yeah!

Next, I played with the pieces on the DSP and adhered the Bubble Wrap scrap on the left edge. 

I then adhered the bit of Washi Tape at an angle on the bottom of the DSP.

Next, I attached the sticker to the top right corner of the panel.

I then adhered the DSP panel onto a Basic Black matte to make it a bit sturdier. 

Next, I added the Corduroy Button Brad and the two small flower brads.

I then adhered the panel to the Wild Wheat card front.

Lastly, I added a few rhinestones and adhered a Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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Sunday, June 9, 2024

The Gates

Create interest by having the card open in the center. The ribbon holds the flaps shut. You can untie it, or simply lift it off. What do you think? 




Stamps:
   Floral Phrases

Paper:
   Tranquil Tide 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored @ 2-1/8, 6-3/8; 2-1/8 x 3-3/8
   Fresh Florals DSP 2 x 5-3/8 (2)
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside), 2 x 3-1/4

Ink:
   Tranquil Tide

Technique:
   Double Gatefold Card

Accessories:
   Basic Rhinestone Jewels
   White Ribbon
   Adhesive

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Saturday, June 8, 2024

Pretty Bird

I made a card for a mixed media challenge. Mixed Media means that various mediums must be used on your card. For example, watercolor, stamping, stickers, jewels, etc. What do you think? 




Stamps:
   Charming Sentiments

Paper:
   River Rock A-2
   Basic Black 5-3/8 x 4-1/8
   Watercolor 5-1/4 x 4
   Basic White Scraps, 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Soft Sky
   Almost Amethyst
   River Rock
   Tuxedo Black Memento
   Wild Wheat
   Copper Clay

Technique:
   Watercolor
   Bubble Wrap Stamping
   Mixed Media

Accessories
   Butterfly Gems
   Sticker
   Adhesive

First, I watercolored the background panel. I used Soft Sky, Almost Amethyst, and River Rock on a Basic White Panel. I then dropped water drops to make the panel a bit splotchy.

Once the panel dried, I stamped the sentiment across the top of the panel, using Tuxedo Black Memento.

Next, I adhered a bit of Bubble Wrap stamping that was left-over from a previous card. To make your own, grab a bit of bubble wrap, ink it, and gently stamp on cardstock. I attached mine to the bottom left corner of the Basic White panel.

I then added a bird sticker that I had in my stash.

Next, I adhered the panel onto a Basic Black matte and then onto a River Rock card front.

Lastly, I added a few Butterfly Gems and adhered a Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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Friday, June 7, 2024

Chic Stencil

I made a stencil using a die cut. The main thing to remember is to keep it in place as you apply ink. Thoughts? 




Stamps:
   Season of Chic

Paper:
   Orchid Opulence A-2
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 (2)
   Basic Black Scrap

Ink:
   Lemon Lime Twist
   Pink Passion
   Orchid Opulence
   Tuxedo Black Memento

Technique:
   Die Cutting

Accessories:
   Chic Dies
   Basic Pearl Jewels
   Butterfly Gems
   Sponge
   Brayer
   Adhesive

First, I die cut a stencil, using the Chic Dies and a scrap of Basic Black cardstock.

I then secured the stencil to the lower part of a Basic White panel, and applied Lemon Lime Twist ink, using a brayer. Note that I applied ink past the stencil edges to accent it.

Next, I added the sentiment to the top right side of the panel, using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

I then added two florals, using Pink Passion and two others, using Orchid Opulence.

I then adhered the panel to the Orchid Opulence card front.

Lastly, I added a few Butterfly Gems, Pearl Jewels, and adhered a Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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