Monday, October 25, 2021

Carlene's Tea

I am always torn between coloring images ahead of time and having them ready to add to a card, or waiting to choose a color scheme to match a card base or background paper. What do you do? Thoughts?




Stamps:
   Kind & Caring Thoughts

Paper:
   Powder Pink A-2
   Afternoon Tea DSP 5 x 3-3/4
   Just Add Color DSP 4 x 2-3/4
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento

Markers:
   Various - Personal Choice

Technique:
   Coloring
   Distressing
   Splatter

Accessories:
   Stampin' Up! Tea Stain
   Distressing Tool
   Adhesive

This teapot and cup are found on a 12 x 12 sheet of Stampin' Up! black and white DSP. There is a row of them. I cut out a set and colored the images using various markers.

Next, I distressed the edges and splattered a tea stain to age the paper a bit.

I then matted it with a panel of DSP and adhered it to my card base.

Lastly, I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the card.

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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Big Eyed Owl

This card will take all of two minutes to make. It is a Clean And Simple (CAS) card. I added the mice at the bottom because too much white scares me. What do you think? Does it work? Thoughts?




Stamps:
   Spooky Cat

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

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black

Technique:
   CAS

Accessories:
   Washi Label Punch
   Halloween Night Washi Tape
   Halloween Night Baker's Twine
   Googly Eyes
   Glue Dots
   Adhesive

First, I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White and punched it out using the Washi Label Punch.

I then stamped the owl and added googly eyes, using glue dots.

Next, I wrapped the black and orange twine around the card front and tied a bow. I positioned it so that the owl would seem to be perched upon it.

I then stamped mice at the bottom, running past the owl.

I added the sentiment using a bit of washi tape.

Lastly, I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the card.

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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Haunted House

I do believe I got carried away sponging all of these backgrounds. They are a bit spooky and creepy. I added a few die cuts and stamped a bit to celebrate Halloween. Boo! What do you think?




Stamps:
   Sweet Home
   Grateful Greetings
   Year Round Fun II

Paper:
   Basic Black A-2
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (2), Scraps
   Daffodil Delight Scraps
   Pumpkin Pie Scraps

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black
   Cajun Craze
   Daffodil Delight
   Night of Navy
   Pumpkin Pie
   Tip Top Taupe

Technique:
   Die Cutting
   Sponging

Accessories:
   Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies
   Sponge
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

First, I sponged my background from the bottom up: Tip Top Taupe, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Night of Navy.

Next, I stamped the fence across the card front.

I then stamped and die cut the house. I attached it using dimensionals.

I then stamped and die cut a ghost. It was also attached with dimensionals. 

I stamped and fussy cut three pumpkins on Pumpkin Pie scraps. I added these to the lower right-hand corner with adhesive and dimensionals.

I then stamped the sentiment and a couple of bats.

Lastly, I adhered the other Whisper White panel to the inside of the card.

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Friday, October 22, 2021

Peony Birthday

I colored directly onto the stamp, using my Stampin' Up! markers. I then huffed onto the stamp to moisten the ink, and stamped on my paper. This distINKtive stamp set accents the image in all of the right places that you shine like a true artist. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Prized Peony
   Peaceful Moments

Paper:
   Bermuda Bay A-2
   Highland Heather 3/4 x 5-1/4
   Artistry Blooms DSP 5-1/4 x 4
   Basic White 3-1/4 x 4, 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Mossy Meadow

Markers:
   Gorgeous Grape
   Mossy Meadow
   Old Olive

Technique:
   Die Cutting
   Markering

Accessories:
   Peony Dies
   Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack
   Dimensionals
   Fine Tip Glue Pen 
   Adhesive

First, I colored my peony stamp. I used Gorgeous Grape for the flower and bud. I then used Mossy Meadow for the leaves and Old Olive for the stems.

Once colored, I huffed or breathed on the stamp to moisten or refresh the ink. I then stamped onto the Basic White piece.

I die cut the peony and stood back to admire it.

Next, I cut a panel from the discontinued Artistry Blooms DSP. 

I die cut the scalloped edgelit in Highland Heather and adhered it to the left side of the DSP panel.

I adhered the DSP panel to the card base.

I then stamped the birthday sentiment using Mossy Meadow. I stamped it on the top right corner of the DSP. I added a gold framed element from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack. I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen as the adhesive.

I added the peony with dimensionals and scattered sequins where I pleased.

The Basic White panel was adhered to the inside of the card.

Here is another card with a different section of the same 12 x 12 DSP sheet.


Peony Birthday Too


As you can see, the DSP can make a difference.

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Scary & Sweet

Who doesn't like candy corn? I had a few strips left in my stash with this candy corn on them, so I added them to a card base, added a sentiment and a couple of ghosts. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Grateful Greetings

Paper:
   Tangerine Tango A-2
   Motley Monsters DSP 1/2 x 4-1/4 (4)
   Whisper White Scraps, 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black
   Tangerine Tango

Technique:
   Die Cutting
   Punching
   Sponging

Accessories:
   Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies
   Curly Label Punch
   Sponge
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

First, I stamped, punched, and sponged my Halloween tag.

I then stamped and die cut my two ghosts.

Next, I cut the Motley Monsters DSP into strips. I adhered two strips to the top and two strips to the bottom of the Tangerine Tango card base.

I attached the tag and ghost using dimensionals.

Lastly, I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the card.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Goblin Field

This vampire is ready for his night out on the town, while the skeleton is quivering, knowing he is running on EMPTY! It is all about fun and sugar highs. Do you celebrate Halloween? Thoughts?




Stamps:
   Cookie-Cutter Halloween
   Timeless Textures
   All Holidays

Paper:
   Pumpkin Pie A-2
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (2), Scraps

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black
   Cajun Craze
   Daffodil Delight
   Night of Navy
   Pumpkin Pie
   Tip Top Taupe

Markers:
   Real Red

Technique:
   Die Cutting
   Sponging

Accessories:
   Cookie-Cutter Punch
   Sponge
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

First, I sponged my background from the bottom up, blending the colors into each other. The order of application was Tip Top Taupe, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Night of Navy.

I then stamped and punched out my vampire and skeleton. I colored in the vest and lips on the vampire with my Real Red marker.

Next, I stamped the fence, black birds, sentiment, and a few bats. 

I adhered the panel to the card front and attached the vampire and skeleton using dimensionals.

The other Whisper White panel was adhered to the inside of the card.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Peaceful Deer

Do you like this quiet, peaceful scene? I think sometimes we create by accident. I was challenged to use a reflection technique, and when I was done, I was amazed. I am my own worst critic, but I liked this card. More than likely, I will never be able to recreate it again. Thoughts?




Stamps:
   Nature Sings

Paper:
   Bashful Blue A-2
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (2)

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black
   Daffodil Delight
   Bashful Blue

Markers:
   Personal Choice

Watercolor Pencils:
   Personal Choice

Technique:
   Reflection
   Sponging
   Watercolor

Accessories:
   Acetate Panel
   Blender Pen
   Sponge
   Adhesive

First, I sponged the top half of the Whisper White panel with Daffodil Delight. 

I then stamped the trees and the deer.

I watercolored the lake using Bashful Blue. 

Next, I used the acetate panel to add the reflection on the water. I lined up the front legs of the stag, and the rest fell into place.

I then used watercolor pencils to color in the trees and the deer. I used two greens on the trees and two browns on the deer. I used the blender pen to pull down color onto the base of the trees and to add a bit of movement to the water where the deer stood. I used the markers for defining lines on the deer.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment and adhered the other Whisper White panel to the inside of the card. 

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Moonlight Bat

This was an excellent technique to highlight the various Halloween silhouettes. The spooky tree is one of my favorites. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Spooky Fun

Paper:
   So Saffron A-2
   Basic Black 5-1/4 x 4, Scraps
   Glossy White 5 x 3-1/2
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside), Scraps

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black

Alcohol Inks:
   Stream
   Wild Plum
   Butterscotch

Technique:
   Alcohol Ink Baubles
   Die Cutting

Accessories:
   Halloween Scares Edgelits Dies
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

I followed the tutorial found on SCS for ALCOHOL INK BAUBLES. Just click on the link and see the step-by-step instructions as well as a short video.

I then stamped my witch on a scrap of Whisper White. I die-cut the witch, bat, and tree. 

I adhered the tree and bat directly onto the background using my liquid adhesive. 

I attached the witch using dimensionals.

Next, I stamped my sentiment and adhered the background panel onto the Basic Black panel and then onto the card front.

Lastly, I adhered the other Whisper White panel to the inside of the card.

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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Halloween Skeletons

Here is a fun Halloween card with a sponged background. This is a very quick and easy card to put together. Thoughts?




Stamps:
   Cookie-Cutter Halloween
   Timeless Textures
   All Holidays

Paper:
   Pumpkin Pie A-2
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (2), Scraps

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black
   Cajun Craze
   Daffodil Delight
   Night of Navy
   Pumpkin Pie
   Tip Top Taupe

Technique:
   Punching
   Sponging

Accessories:
   Cookie-Cutter Punch
   Sponge
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

First, I sponged my background. I began at the bottom and sponged a layer of Tip Top Taupe. I then added a layer of Daffodil Delight, followed by a layer of Pumpkin Pie. Next, I added a layer of Cajun Craze and Night of Navy topped it all. Notice that you want each layer to bleed into the next.

I then stamped all of the images and sentiment using Archival Basic Black. I stamped a fence across the panel. I then added a few bats and a couple of black birds, along with a sentiment.

I stamped and punched a couple of skeletons on scraps of white and attached them using dimensionals.

Lastly, I adhered the other Whisper White panel to the inside of the card.

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