Sunday, June 20, 2021

Deer Hunter

Watercolor makes every single card unique. Even when my results inspire me to make a duplicate, it is impossible. I may come close, but each is still a one-of-a-kind. What are your thoughts?




Stamps:
   Noble Deer
   All Year Cheer II

Paper:
   Basic Black A-2
   Glossy White 5-1/4 x 4
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Black StazOn

Re-inkers:
   Crushed Curry
   Rose Red
   Night of Navy
   Island Indigo
   Garden Green

Technique:
   Plastic Wrap (Cling/Seran)
   Watercolor

Accessories:
   Aqua Painter
   Cling/Seran Plastic Wrap
   Mister
   Paper Towel
   Adhesive

I misted my glossy panel with water and added ink beginning from the lightest to the darkest hue. I dabbed with my paper towel if needed and/or sprayed more water. I then covered the panel with some cling wrap, scrunching it here and there. I then set it off to the side to air dry. It is important to not apply heat and to be patient.

Once it was completely dry, I carefully removed the plastic wrap and marveled at the beautiful background.

I then stamped my image and sentiment directly onto it. 

The tutorial that I somewhat followed is found at JoZart. I did not use any starch on mine because I did not have any on hand. 

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Saturday, June 19, 2021

Love OSW#13

 If you strategically die cut a panel, you can use the negative space to make another card. This designer series paper frames my sentiment beautifully. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Great Big Greetings

Paper:
   Very Vanilla A-2, 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)
   Share What You Love DSP 5-1/4 x 4 (negative side from card 12 - oval die cut)

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento

Technique:
   Die Cutting
   One Sheet Wonder

Accessories:
   Layering Ovals Framelits Dies
   Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
   Adhesive

I used the negative space from an oval die cut to create this card. So, the first step was to die cut an oval from the center of a 5-1/4 x 4" panel. I used the die cut itself on the previous card.

I then took the panel and placed it on my card front. I lightly penciled in the oval as a guide for my stamping. I removed the DSP panel.

I then stamped my large sentiment inside the oval. If you have a Stamparatus or MISTI, you may want to use it to get a good impression on the sentiment.

I then gently erased the pencil marks and then adhered my DSP panel.

Lastly, I added a few pearls and adhered the other Very Vanilla panel to the inside of the card.

Here is the 12 x 12 one sheet wonder template that I used:



The circled pink number refers to the card number where the piece was placed. 

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Friday, June 18, 2021

Love OSW#12

I stamped directly onto this beautiful designer series paper (DSP) to create my card front. I think keeping it Clean And Simple (CAS) adds quite a bit of elegance to the card. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Love What You Do
   You're Priceless

Paper:
   Very Vanilla A-2, 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)
   Share What You Love DSP 2-3/4 x 3-3/4 oval

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento

Technique:
   Die Cutting
   One Sheet Wonder

Accessories:
   Layering Ovals Framelits Dies
   Adhesive

First, I die cut an oval from my DSP panel. I did make sure to center my oval on the panel so that I can use the negative space on another card.

I then took the oval and stamped my image directly onto it.

Next, I took my card base and stamped my sentiment on the bottom center of the card.

Lastly, I adhered my oval above the sentiment, and attached the Very Vanilla panel to the inside of the card.

This is the template that I used to cut my DSP:



The circled pink number refers to the card number where the piece of DSP was placed.

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Love OSW#11

Create a bit of interest by placing your sentiment on a diagonal. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Floral Phrases

Paper:
   Very Vanilla A-2, 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)
   Share What You Love DSP 5-1/4 x 4 (cut on diagonal and pulled to each opposite corner)

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento

Technique:
   One Sheet Wonder
   Stamparatus/MISTI/Stamp-a-ma-jig

Accessories:
   Stamparatus/MISTI/Stamp-a-ma-jig
   Adhesive

First, I cut my DSP panel on a diagonal. I simply lined up my two corners on the cutting line of my cutter and cut. You can choose to have the diagonal run on the other direction. Your choice.

I then adhered the DSP in place, aligning the paper to each corner. Top half was aligned to the top left corner, and the bottom half was aligned to the bottom right corner.

Using my precise stamping tool, I aligned my stamp and stamped it inside the diagonal opening. If you do not have a sentiment that fits this opening, you can simply add it using a tag.

Here is the template I used to cut my DSP:



The circled pink number refers to the card number where the DSP piece was attached.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Love OSW#10

For this card, I simply turned my paper over to the other side. Using double-sided designer series paper doubles the possibilities of creating unique cards. It's like looking in your rearview mirror. You have seen it, but now you are seeing it from a new perspective with fresh eyes. Thoughts?




Stamps:
   Hello
   Love What You Do

Paper:
   Very Vanilla A-2, 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)
   Share What You Love DSP 5-1/4 x 4

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento

Technique:
   OSW

Accessories:
   Bright's Collection Button
   Share What You Love Embellishment Kit
   Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
   Adhesive
   Glue Dots

First, I adhered my DSP panel to the card front. This is double-sided DSP, so you have a choice to make. I chose the striped side.

Next, I stamped and adhered my tag using dimensionals. I used a tag from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit.

I then used a glue dot to attach a button above the sentiment. I also added a few pearls to the bottom right corner.

Lastly, I added the other Very Vanilla panel to the inside of the card.

Here is the template I used to cut my DSP:


The circled pink number refers to the card number where the piece was attached.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Love OSW#8 & #9

 Applying ink directly onto an embossing folder can really make a card look artsy. Below are two cards: one with ink and one without. Which do you like better and why? Note that each card includes a list of supplies used right below it.


Love OSW#8


Stamps:
   Love What You Do

Paper:
   Very Vanilla A-2, 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)
   Share What You Love DSP 1-1/4 x 4-1/8

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento

Markers:
   Real Red
   Always Artichoke
   Crushed Curry

Technique:
   Dry Embossing

Accessories:
   Lovely Floral 3D Embossing Folder
   Basic Pearl Jewels
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive
   Share What You Love Embellishment Kit (Tag)

Applied color directly onto the embossing folder using the markers listed above. I then ran it through the embossing machine. 

Here is the same card, but void of color:

Love OSW#9


Stamps:
   Love What You Do

Paper:
   Very Vanilla A-2, 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)
   Share What You Love DSP 1-1/4 x 4-1/8

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento

Technique:
   Dry Embossing

Accessories:
   Lovely Floral 3D Embossing Folder
   Basic Rhinestone Jewels
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive
   Share What You Love Embellishment Kit
   24" Baker's Twine


In all honesty, I made card #9 first. I ran the card front through the embossing machine using the Lovely Floral 3D embossing folder. I felt it was rather plain, so I added color to the embossing folder and created Card #8. It is definitely louder than its predecessor. 

I stamped the sentiment on a tag.

Then I adhered a strip of DSP to the bottom of the card front, attached the sentiment using dimensionals, and embellished each card. The other Very Vanilla panel was added to the inside of the card.

Here is the template I used to cut my 12 x 12 sheet of DSP:



The circled pink number refers to the card number where the piece of DSP was used. This entry is for cards 8 and 9. 

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Monday, June 14, 2021

Love OSW#7

How many ways can you arrange three squares on a card front? When you have two-sided designer paper, you are able to double or maybe triple your number. Here is a design with the center square yelling for attention. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Love What You Do

Paper:
   Very Vanilla A-2, 5-1/4 x 4 (Basic White?)
   Share What You Love DSP 1-1/4" Sq. (3)

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento

Technique:
   One Sheet Wonder

Accessories:
   Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
   Share What You Love Embellishment Kit (Twine)
   Filigree Brads
   Adhesive

Since a card measures 5-1/2 x 4-1/4, you will always have a strip of designer paper left over from a 12 x 12 sheet. Here, I took the strip and cut three squares measuring 1-1/4 inches. I flipped the middle square over to show the reverse side. I think it created a nice contrast to the other two squares. 

I then stamped my sentiment and added a few embellishments. The other panel was adhered to the inside of the card. Note that since there is Basic White on this DSP, you can choose to use it on the inside of the card. 

Here is the template I used for cutting my 12 x 12 sheet of DSP:



The circled pink number refers to the card number where the piece of DSP was placed. Tomorrow I will show you how I used pieces number 8 and 9.

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Love OSW#5 & #6

 Cutting designer or printed paper on a diagonal gives your card that extra pizzazz. Don't you think?


Love OSW#5


Stamps:
   Love What You Do

Paper:
   Very Vanilla A-2, 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)
   Share What You Love DSP 5-1/2 x 4 - Cut diagonally 1" inward from each end

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento
   Old Olive

Technique:
   One Sheet Wonder

Accessories:
   Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
   Adhesive

Notice that this is no "ordinary" diagonal cut! First, I measured one inch down from the top left corner and marked it. I then measured one inch up from the bottom right corner and marked it. I aligned the two marks on my paper cutter and cut. 

The bottom half was adhered to card 5 above and the top half was adhered to card 6 below.

Love OSW#6


Stamps:
   Love What You Do

Paper:
   Very Vanilla A-2, 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)
   Share What You Love DSP 5-1/2 x 4 - Cut diagonally 1" inward from each end

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento
   Old Olive
   Blackberry Bliss

Technique:
   One Sheet Wonder

Accessories:
   Velvet Ribbon 4-1/4"
   Tacky Tape or Tear & Tape
   Adhesive

After I adhered the DSP onto the card, I stamped above or below using stamps from the Love What You Do stamp set. 

Since this DSP has a flower design, you do want to make sure it is facing in the right direction before cutting and adhering. 

This is the One Sheet Wonder Template that I created for these cards. The pink circled number refers to the card number where the DSP was used.

Love 12 X 12 OSW Template


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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Love OSW#4

Here is card 4 of 13 using a one sheet wonder template that I created. I made this template to use every bit of designer paper. I also used a special stamp on this card. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Statement of My Heart

Paper:
   Very Vanilla A-2, 2-5/8 x 3-3/4, 5-1/4 x 4
   Basic Black 2-5/8 x 3-3/4
   Share What You Love DSP 5-1/2 x 3

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento

Technique:
   Die Cutting
   OSW

Accessories:
   Layering Ovals Framelits Dies
   Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
   Adhesive
   Dimensionals

First, I adhered my DSP panel to the center of the card front.

Then I stamped my sentiment on the Very Vanilla piece and die cut it using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.

I then took the next larger size and die cut the black cardstock to frame my sentiment. This was then attached to the center of the card front using dimensionals.

Lastly, I adhered the other Very Vanilla panel to the inside of the card, and I added a few Artisan Pearls to the card front.

This is the template that I created for this One Sheet Wonder Project:



The circled number in pink refers to the card number where the DSP piece was placed.

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