Sunday, 19 September 2021

Little Fox Birthday

 


Welcome
Meet today's card.
I made it awhile ago for a little person having a birthday.
Stencil over stencil...fun technique to try.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of white cardstock.  Using the Drizzled Lines stencil from A Colorful Life Designs, I rubbed on some Picked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink.  I rotated the stencil and inked again to create a crisscross pattern.  
  • Leaving that stencil in place, I put the Falling Sticks stencil also from ACLD, right over the top and rubbed on some Peacock Feathers DOX ink.  I love the pattern I was able to make for the background.
  • I placed the stenciled panel into my Misti and stamped the greeting.
  • Using a circle die, I die cut the center of the panel as I wanted to make that my focal point.
  • I placed that circle into my Misti to stamp the circle outline and that little heart.
  • I pop dotted the circle back into the background, matching it up.
  • Next, I stamped this sweet little fox from the Little Ones set by Photoplay with some black ink and fussy cut it out.  I clear heat embossed the image so it wouldn't bleed when I watercoloured it.
  • Using some DOX inks (same colours as above) that I diluted with a bit of water, I painted in the face of the fox.  
  • I mounted the card panel onto a white card base, then pop dotted the little fox head into the stamped circle space.

Here are the stencils I used for the background:


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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies
Stamps- Little Ones (Photoplay); Everyday Circle Tags (Avery Elle)
Inks- Distress Oxides, Verafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencils- ACLD; Misti (My Sweet Petunia); foam tape; 
clear embossing powder; heat tool; TE Blending Brushes; 
Infinity Circle Dies (Hero Arts)

Saturday, 18 September 2021

Harlequin Sphere

 


Happy Saturday
Meet today's card.
A really fun one using a new stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called Harlequin Sphere.  
Lots of possibilities with this stencil.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • First, I cut a piece of white cardstock and positioned the Harlequin Sphere stencil over my paper.
  • All the inks used on my card are Distress Oxide inks.  
  • Beginning in the center of the stencil, I rubbed on some Spiced Marmalade using a small blending brush. I rubbed in a circular motion all around the center.  Moving outwards, I inked with some Carved Pumpkin, Crackling Campfire then some Barn Door and finally some Dusty Concord.
  • When I was happy with the inking, I shifted the stencil and repeated that process again using the same colours.  I love how the Oxides blend together to create new colours.
  • I removed the stencil and splattered using a black Posca pen and set aside to dry.
  • When the panel was all dry, I die cut using this die from Simon Says.  I cut the outline portion from the panel, then the letters from a piece of white and glued them together.
  • I glued the inked panel onto a white card base, then pop dot mounted the sentiment back into place, matching up the design.


Here is the stencil I used:
Harlequin Sphere

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Daring Cardmakers- GOING ROUND IN CIRCLES
Love to Craft- ANYTHING GOES


Supplies
Stamps- none
Inks- Distress Oxides (all colours mentioned above)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont)
Accessories and Tools- Harlequin Sphere stencil (ACLD); Posca pen; die (SSS);
Brush Ink Applicators (i Crafter)

Friday, 17 September 2021

Inky Leaf Botanical Print

 


Welcome
I love using things from my garden to create with.
This one was done using a fern leaf growing in my backyard.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • This print was done using my Gel Plate and Distress Oxide inks.  So I went out into the garden and picked this leafy fern, then got out my Gel Plate, brayer and some Distress Oxide inks.
  • I pressed some Blueprint Sketch DOX ink directly onto my plate along the side, then pressed some Rustic Wilderness on the other side, leaving a bit of space between the colours.  I used my brayer to blend the colours together.
  • I laid the leaf onto my plate, then rubbed my white cardstock over the print.  I partially lifted my paper that was on the print, carefully removed the fern and pressed my paper back down on the plate.  By doing the printing this way, you get such details from whatever you are using. The trick for getting this look is to NOT remove your paper from the plate all the way before removing the leaf.
  • I placed the print into my Misti and stamped the large sentiment and clear heat embossed it.
  • I splattered with my black Posca pen, then glued it onto a white card base.

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


Supplies
Stamp- Scripted Bold Sentiments (Pinkfresh Studio)
Inks- Distress Oxides (TH); Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Gel Plate, Brayer, Posca pen, fern from garden, 
Misti (My Sweet Petunia), clear eb powder (Lawn Fawn)

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Happy Anniversary


Welcome
I so appreciate you came to see what I have been up to.

I made this card a couple months ago for my husband when we celebrated our 38th Anniversary.  
He loved the simplicity of it and the wood background.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of white cardstock and I rubbed different colours of Distress Oxide inks  directly onto the paper, spraying with water and blending as I added more and more colour.
  • When I was happy with the inking, I embossed the inked panel using the Tim Holtz Lumber embossing folder.  This folder is amazing and gives deep woodgrain impressions on your paper.
  • I rubbed some Black Soot DOX ink randomly over the top to highlight the grain of the wood, then set it aside to dry completely.
  • I stamped the heart from Studio G onto a piece of black cardstock with some Versamark ink, then white heat embossed it.
  • Using a red Copic Marker, I coloured in the heart and then added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze over the heart to help make it pop.
  • I glued the woodgrain panel onto a piece of red cardstock, then onto a black card base.

Well that's all for today.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- LOTS OF LAYERS
Watercooler Wed.- ALL ABOUT OCCASIONS (Anniversary)


Supplies
Stamps- Heart in Circle (Studio G)
Inks- Distress Oxide ( Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Rusty Hinge, Black Soot), Versamark
Paper- Michaels; Accessories and Tools- Lumber EB folder (TH); Nuvo Crystal Glaze; heat tool; 
Lawn Fawn white embossing powder

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Spinner Ink Background Tutorial


Hello and Welcome

I have the pleasure of writing a tutorial for Splitcoast Stampers called
Spinner Ink Background
You may remember the backgrounds I made using the Salad Spinner?
You can see my other cards HERE, HERE and HERE

Here is the link to my Splitcoast Stampers Tutorial:


So here's what I did to create this card.
  • I used my salad spinner to create the background on a piece of Yupo paper using my Alcohol inks. See the tutorial for all the details.
  • I used the Diagonal Stitched Plaid Die to add interest to the inked background.
  • I splattered using my black Posca pen...I like a little bit of black as an accent.  I set that aside to dry.
  • I found a piece of paper I had inked in similar colours in my stash and die cut the sentiment from Simon Says using that.  It is a 2 piece die.  After I cut out the letters, I glued it onto the white outline piece of the die.
  • I glued the inked panel onto a white card base, then foam taped the sentiment over the background.


Thanks a lot for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies
Stamps- none
Inks- Alcohol ink (Ranger)
Paper- white cardstock (Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Ont.); Yupo paper (Amazon)
Accessories and Tools- rubbing alcohol, die- SSS, Salad spinner, 
Spellbinder Platinum die cutting machine, Posca paint pen, 
Diagonal Stitched die (Pinkfresh Studio)

Monday, 13 September 2021

Comfort and Peace

 


Hello and Welcome
Meet today's card.
Another sympathy card made for a friend who has requested to have a few on hand.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of white cardstock.  Using some Wilted Violet and some Dusty Concord, I rolled my brayer directly onto the ink pad and rolled the colours onto my white cardstock until I was happy with the coverage.  
  • Using the Simple Mosaic stencil, I added some detail using the same inks mentioned above.  The subtle stenciling adds a lot of interest and depth.
  • Next, I placed the inked panel into my Misti and stamped the thistles and sentiment.
  • I splattered using my black and white Posca pens.
  • I rubbed my Versamark ink pad along the edges of the card front, then white heat embossed, again, just to add more interest.
  • I foam taped it onto a piece of purple cardstock, then onto a white card base.


Here is the stencil I used:


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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.


Supplies
Stamps- Nature Flowers (Art Journey); Sympathy Sentiments (Penny Black)
Inks- Distress Oxides; Versafine Clair, Versamark
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Posca paint pens; Misti (My Sweet Petunia); 
Simple Mosaic Stencil (ACLD); Speedball Brayer