Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Rainbow in the Clouds


Welcome!
Meet today's card.
I was asked to create some cards for New Grandparents so I was up to the challenge.
It also gave me a chance to play with this wonderful Cloud Edger stencil and mask from A Colorful Life Designs....so fun to play with!

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I started by cutting my card front panel with some heavy white cardstock.  I got out the Cloud Edger stencil and my Distress Oxide inks.  (Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Dusty Concord)
  • Beginning at the top of the panel, I applied ink using my blender brushes inking heavy in some areas and lighter in others along the edges of the mask.  I kept moving the mask down my panel using the above mentioned colours until I reached the bottom.
  • Using my white Posca pen, I splattered the whole panel and set aside to dry.
  • I die cut from the center of the panel with this Spellbinders die (I'm sorry I have no idea what it is called).  
  • The sentiment was computer generated, then die cut with the same die I used to cut from the panel.  
  • I fitted and glued the die cut piece back into place using pop dots and then pop dotted the sentiment over that.
  • It was all glued onto a piece of blue cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Here is the Cloud Edger mask I used.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- FAV. TECHNIQUE
(Love to stencil)
Corrosive Challenge- ANYTHING GOES
Just Us Girls- RAINBOW COLORS


Supplies
Stamp- none
Inks- Distress Oxides listed above
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Cloud Edger stencil (ACLD); blending brushes (TE); 
white Posca pen; Spellbinder die

Monday, 22 February 2021

Big Hug


Welcome
Today, I am featuring 2 cards I made for my boys using this great stencil from A Colorful Life Design called 
Really a good one for creating a card during this difficult time.  
This stencil comes with the mask as well and is so easy to use to make some quick cards for friends or family.  
Card #1 shows my card using the stencil and card #2 shows what the mask looks like.

So here's what I did to create my card #1.
  • I cut my card panel, then positioned the Heart Hug stencil over my panel.  
  • Using some Distress Oxide inks (Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple), I blended the ink over the stencil with my blending brushes.
  • Leaving the stencil in place, I splattered with my white Posca pen to add some interest.
  • When all was dry, I stamped the sentiment from Hampton Arts over the heart with some Versafine Clair Noir and clear heat embossed.
  • I mounted the panel onto some orange cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.




 Card #2


  • For card #2, I again began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and the same Distress Inks as above and my blending brushes.  This time, I used the mask instead of the stencil to give a different look.
  • When I was happy with the inking, I removed the mask and stamped the sentiment from Studio G with some Versafine Clair and clear heat embossed it.
  • I mounted this one onto a piece of red cardstock and then onto a heavy white card base.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Shopping Our Stash- IT'S ALL ABOUT FAMILY


Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs


Supplies
Stamps- Love You to the Moon (Hampton Arts); Love You in the Morning (Studio G)
Inks- Versafine Clair Noir; Distress Oxides (listed above)
Paper- heavy white cardstock (Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Heart Hug Stencil and Mask (ACLD); Blending brushes (TE); 
Wow clear embossing powder; heat tool; white Posca pen

Sunday, 21 February 2021

Art Soul




Welcome
I hope you are all safe in your part of the world.
It's the weekend, so that meant I had some time to play...yeah!
I played with my Distress Oxide inks and a paint brush this time, inspired after watching a live from Vicki Boutin.  

So here's what I did to create this card.
  • I cut a piece of heavy white cardstock to use as my card front and pulled out my Distress Oxide inks.  (Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Abandoned Coral and Mustard Seed)
  • I pressed the Mustard Seed Distress Oxide onto my non-stick craft mat and diluted that with some water.  Using a paintbrush, I painted some onto my card base in a circular motion, creating the small circles.  I made sure to dry the first layer of colour using my heat tool before painting on the next colour.  
  • I continued in the same way, painting circles around circles using the other colours mentioned above.  It helps to have the paper a bit wet and the ink very diluted.  
  • When all the circles were painted and I was happy with the design, I stamped in some details in the background with the same inks as the circles.  I used some of the wet ink left over on my non-stick mat and dipped the large script into that and stamped with it to give a more diluted look to the text.
  • I stamped the sentiment from Hampton Arts and clear heat embossed it.  
  • The panel looked so flat, so I doodled around the circles and then splattered using my Posca pen.
  • I glued it onto a piece of yellow cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- FAVORITE TECHNIQUE
(watercolouring, just one of the many)
Just Us Girls- RAINBOW COLORS


Supplies
Stamps- Art Soul (Hampton Arts); Faded Text (TH); AALL and Create (338)
Inks- Versafine Clair; DOX inks
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- paintbrush; non-stick mat (TH); Posca pen; Wow clear eb powder;
heat tool (Ranger); Pigma Micron pen

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Fantastic Job




Welcome
Meet today's card.
I tried out a 'new to me' technique that was really fun.  It was a challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers called Camo Fun....you take one stamp and repeatedly stamp over your panel with different complementary colours.  So fun with so many possibilities.  


So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of white cardstock for my card front and positioned the Marvelous Deckle Rectangle Mask from A Colorful Life Designs over it.  I love these masks for creating a card with a clean, white border.
  • I got out my Simon Says Stamp set called Amazing.  It has so many different shapes with great sentiments.  I chose this dot circle to create my background.  I began by inking it up with some Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink, then continued stamping with some Peeled Paint and lastly Peacock Feathers until the panel was covered. 

  • When I was happy with the stamping, I splattered using my black Posca pen and sponged around the edges before removing the mask.
  • I dried the panel with my heat tool, then placed it into my Misti.  I rubbed it with my anti-static bag, then stamped and clear heat embossed the sentiment from the same SSS set. Such an encouraging set of sentiments in that set.
  • I glued the panel onto a heavy white card base, then added the 3 black gems.

This card is going out to a special friend who has worked so hard all during this pandemic and is now taking courses online while still working.  I think everyone can use all the encouragement possible during these difficult times.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Adding my card to these challenges:
Papercraft- FOR A LOVED ONE
Always Fun- ANYTHING GOES

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.


Supplies
Stamps- Amazing (SSS)
Inks- Versafine Clair Noir; DOX 
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Marvelous Rectangle Mask (ACLD); black gems, Posca Pen; 
clear eb powder; heat tool; anti-static pad; sponge dabber