Sunday, 18 July 2021

Reflection

 


Hello and Welcome
Meet today's card. 
  Calling it 'reflection' and doesn't that speak to the last year and a half we have had?

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • The background is simply done using a Gel Plate.  I rubbed my Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink pad directly onto the Gel Plate on one side, then rubbed some Salty Ocean on the other side leaving a bit of space in between them as to not contaminate the pads.  
  • Using a brayer, I blended them together a bit leaving a bit of a line down the center for interest.
  • I pulled out this lovely set from Visible Image called Dragonfly Reflections to use for the stamping.  
  • Next, I stamped some of the circles and the shapes you can see in the background with some Blueprint Sketch DOX ink.  I also inked around the outside edges.
  • I placed the panel into my Misti to stamp the dragonfly, splattered with my white Posca pen and set it aside to dry.
  • Using a small piece of scrap cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from the same set and then added some inking and distressing along the edges.  I glued that onto a piece of black cardstock.
  • I mounted the finished panel onto some black cardstock and then onto a heavy white card base.
  • Lastly, I pop dotted the sentiment over the dragonfly.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies
Stamps- Dragonfly Reflections (VI)
Inks- Versafine Clair; DOX inks mentioned above
Paper- black cs; heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Gel Arts plate; TH brayer; Misti (My Sweet Petunia); pop dots;
white Posca pen

Saturday, 17 July 2021

Flower Sympathy


Good Morning and Welcome to the Weekend!
Creating time is happy time for me.
So meet today's card.
A friend asked for some sympathy cards so this is one I came up with.  

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by pulling out a monoprint I had done using the Circle Make Circles stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.  To make a monoprint, apply ink to the back of the stencil, spray with water and press onto your paper.  I used Kitsch Flamingo, Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide inks.  You will create a more watercoloured look rather then straight ink through the stencil.  
  • Next, I pulled out these Dog Rose Panels A & B dies.  I die cut my monoprinted panel using Panel A and made sure to keep all the cut pieces on a tray, ready to be fitted back into place.
  • I die cut using both A & B panels with some black cardstock.
  • I glued the black Panel A onto a piece of heavy white cardstock and glued the inked pieces I had carefully saved, back into place. I left some white areas open for interest.
  • I glued the black Panel B over that and set it aside.
  • Onto my main panel.  Using my Gel Plate, I rubbed my Wilted Violet and some Seedless Preserves DOX ink pads directly onto the plate.  Using a brayer, I blended the colours together and then rubbed some white cardstock over the plate to get the print.  I thought it looked a bit too bright, so using some diluted white paint, I did some dry brushing to tone down the colour a bit.
  • Also, using my finger, I dabbed white acrylic paint along the edges for interest.
  • While that dried, I took a piece of black cardstock, rubbed it with my Anti-static bag, stamped with some Versamark ink then white heat embossed the sentiment from SU.
  • I glued the Gel print onto a heavy white card base, then the flower panel over that and finally pop dotted the sentiment to the side.  


Here is the stencil I used:

                                                        Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- EMBOSS IT
Sweet Stampin- CREATE YOU OWN BKG
Allsorts- FEMININE

Supplies
Stamps- Sympathy (SU)
Inks- Versamark; Distress Oxides (mentioned above)
Paper- bl cardstock (Michaels); heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Circle Makes Circle (ACLD); white acrylic paint; paintbrush (for dry brushing);
Dog Rose Panel A&B (Altenew); Gel Plate; Speedball Brayer; Lawn Fawn white eb powder;
Spellbinders Platinum die cutting machine


Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Christmas in July

 


Welcome
Christmas in July seems to be everywhere of late, so I decided to make a very simple card to get my holiday creating started.  I guess it's never to early to begin!!
This card would be a simple one to recreate especially if you are doing multiples.

I dug into my stash of inked papers and this is what I came up with.  

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I found this piece of inked paper in my stash.  I love the colour blends, it reminded me of a cozy sweater.  I made it while playing with my Gelli Plate.  I always keep extra paper nearby to roll off my brayer when inking the plate and this was one of those roll off sheets.  Like I said in a previous post, use your roll offs for creating backgrounds.  For this one I used my Distress Oxide inks (Broken China, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves)
  • I took the inked panel and die-cut it using the Nordic Winter die from Tim Holtz.
  • I glued that onto a piece of white cardstock, then onto a white card base.
  • Using a leftover strip of white cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches in my Misti and then pop dotted it over the die-cut background.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- MID WAY TO CHRISTMAS
Shopping Our Stash- CHRISTMAS IN JULY
The Male Room- CHRISTMAS IN JULY



Supplies
Stamps- Holiday Cheer (Paper Smooches)
Inks- Distress Oxides (colours listed above); Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Nordic Winter die (TH); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); brayer; 
Spellbinder Platinum die cutting machine; Nuvo glue; pop dots

Sunday, 11 July 2021

Under the Lights

 


Hello and Welcome
Meet today's card.
An easy one to create using my Gelli Plate.
So many people seem to be intimidated by a gel plate, but honestly it couldn't be easier for creating fast and fun backgrounds.
I will walk you through it below.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut my card front panel from a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I got out my Gelli Arts Plate, a brayer and some Distress Oxide inks....Blueprint Sketch, Broken China and Wilted Violet.
  • I took the ink pads and pressed them directly onto my Gelli Plate, leaving a bit of space between the colours as not to contaminate my ink pads with the other colours.  
  • Using a brayer, I rolled over the Gel plate to blend the colours. *be sure to have an extra piece of paper handy to roll off the excess ink from your brayer.  These often make wonderful backgrounds as well or can be used to die cut *
  • Next, I place the Dot Circle Stencil from ACLD over my Gel plate and using my tweezers, I gently pushed the stencil onto the plate being sure to make good contact with the plate.
  • I lifted off the stencil removing some of the ink from my plate, set it aside and rubbed my cardstock panel over my plate.  Voila, I had my background.
  • I dried the ink completely....{DOX inks take a bit longer to dry so use a heat tool or just set aside for a bit.}  When dry, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the silhouette image from Impression Obsession and then the sentiment from Visible Image using some Versafine Clair ink.
  • I mounted the inked panel onto a heavy white card base.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.


Here is the stencil I used:
Dot Circle

                                                        Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Adding my card to these challenges:
Allsorts- MASCULINE
Love To Scrap- ANYTHING GOES


Supplies
Stamps- Rock Silhouette (IO); Just Be Happy (VI)
Inks- Distress Oxides (colours listed above); Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Dot Circle (ACLD); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Brayer (Speedball);
Gelli Arts Plate

Friday, 9 July 2021

Livin' Life



Welcome
Meet today's card.
Super simple one using Vicki Boutin's Art Crayons, inspired again by one of her Friday Night Lives.

Before I add the details of my card, I want to send out a
BIG THANKS
to all of you that have decided to follow me.  I am so grateful!!


So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut my card front from a piece of heavy white cardstock.  Using the Vicki Boutin Warm set of Art Crayons and a piece of acetate, I began adding my circles.  I rubbed the pink Art Crayon first directly onto the acetate in a circular shape, used a wet paint brush to dilute it and then pressed it onto my cardstock.
  • I repeated that process over a few times with the pink at the top and bottom, then used some orange and then yellow to create the circles. 
  • I dried the panel, then rubbed some of the pink Art Crayon onto my non-stick craft mat, diluted it with water and used that for stamping the script in the background of the circles.
  • I used the leftover ink to add some splatters then added more black ones with my Posca pen.
  • While that all dried, I die-cut the sentiment from Frantic Stamper 3 times...2 from white cardstock and one black one for the top.  I glued those all together and set aside.
  • Looking at my panel, I realized it needed something more, so I doodled in the lines to define the circle shape.
  • I glued the inky panel onto a piece of pink cardstock, then onto a white card base.
  • Finally, I glued the sentiment over the circles and added the little heart.


Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- HELLO SUNSHINE
CAS on Friday- SUNSHINE


Supplies
Stamps- Script (Penny Black)
Inks- Vicki Boutin Art Crayons
Paper- heavy white- Scribes Nook Waterloo
Accessories and Tools- paintbrush, acetate sheet, die- Frantic Stamper, Spellbinder Platinum, 
black Posca pen, Nuvo glue, Signa fine line marker

Sunday, 4 July 2021

Listen


Welcome
Today's card features a background I did with some shaving cream and this great stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called Flower Head.  This stencil is large and makes the perfect backdrop for stamping.

So here's what I did to create my card:
  • I cut a piece of white cardstock as my front panel and positioned my stencil over that.
  • Next, I got my shaving cream ready by spraying some out onto a paper plate and tinted it with some Distress Re-inkers.  I used the end of a paintbrush to swirl the colours together to blend them.


  • Using an old gift card, I picked up some of the tinted shaving cream and pulled that over top of the stencil.  
  • I removed the stencil and set aside to dry.  When dry, I used a clean credit card to go back over the top of the shaving cream to remove all the excess and was left with this lovely image.
  • I placed the shaving cream background into my Misti, then stamped the dragonfly and the sentiment from Visible Image with some Versafine Clair ink.
  • I glued it onto a piece of white cardstock to act as a border, then onto a piece of black cardstock and then finally onto a white card base.
  • Lastly, I added 3 black enamel dots just under the sentiment.



Here is the stencil I used:

                                                       Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Craft Rocket- SUMMERTIME


Supplies
Stamps- Just Be Happy (Visible Image); Dragonfly Reflections (Visible Image)
Inks- Distress Re-inkers; Versafine Clair
Paper- black cardstock; heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Flower Head Stencil (ACLD); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Shaving Cream (Dollar Store); old gift card; paper plate, black enamel dots