Friday, 28 January 2022

Let There Be Light


Happy Friday and good Morning.
I don't know about you, but I need more sunshine in my life!
It is so cold, damp, dark and snowy where I live right now.
So I thought I would make a warm, sunny feeling card.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I pulled out this scrap of white cardstock that was cut off the bottom of a larger sheet I had applied Gesso over the top of with a palette knife.  It was for another card I was working on.  I thought the Gesso would add such great texture and it did.
  • I got out my Gel Plate and rubbed my Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink pad right in the middle of my plate.  I then rubbed some Mustard Seed DOX ink on either side of that, then using my brayer, blended it all smooth and took the print.
  • When it was dry, I placed it into my Misti and rubbed it with my anti-static bag as I wanted to clear emboss it.  The bag helps the embossing powder stick just to the freshly inked area and not the whole card front.
  • I stamped the flowers to one side, the sentiment along the other side and clear heat embossed them.
  • I splattered with my white Posca pen.  When dry, I glued it onto a piece of white cardstock, then black and finally onto a white card base.
  • I added some black gems for interest.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Time Out- FRIEND QUOTE
Paper Craft Crew- FLORAL LOVE


Supplies
Stamps- Wildflowers (Purple Onion); See the Light (Impression Obsession)
Inks- Distress Oxides; Versafine Clair
Paper- Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); black gems; Hero Arts eb powder;
Anti-static bag; Gesso, Gel Plate, brayer; white Posca pen

Wednesday, 26 January 2022

There Are No Words


Hello and Welcome
Adding another card to the stash after I found this blue piece of cardstock that I had rolled my brayer off onto while Gel Plate printing. I thought it would make a lovely background for this tree stamp by Inkadinkadoo that I scored at the Second Hand store for .50 cents.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • Like I mentioned above, I found this piece of cardstock that I had used to remove paint from my brayer while Gel Plate printing.  I always keep those sheet even if they look super ugly at the time.  I inked up this tree stamp with some Versafine Clair and stamped onto the blue.  I clear heat embossed the trees to help make them pop.
  • I splattered using my white Posca pen and set aside to dry.
  • I cut a white card panel for my card front.  I inked up the stamp again with black Versafine Clair and stamped the trees onto one side, then inked and stamped again on the other side.  I wanted the look of a continuous tree line all across the front of my card.
  • I placed the white panel into my Misti and stamped the sentiment.
  • I glued the white panel onto a piece of black cardstock, then onto a white card base.
  • I pop dot mounted the blue stamped trees over the white background, matching up at the level of the ground.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Double D- WHITE AND BLUE

Supplies
Stamps- Trees (Inkadinkadoo); Sympathy Sentiments (Penny Black)
Inks- Versafine Clair
Paper- Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); white Posca pen; scrap paper;
Hero Arts clear eb powder; foam tape

Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Colourful Smiles



Good Morning
Hope you are having a great day.
I found this colourful background in my stash and wanted to try and use it in some way.  
I got some new stamps before Christmas and this fun Leafy Leaves background was calling to be tried on a card. 

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I bought some Bleeding Tissue paper on Amazon after seeing a video online using it.  So super simple to use.  The package I bought had a lot of tissue in it so it will last quite awhile.
  • I cut a piece of white cardstock, then tore pieces of the tissue paper and laid them all over my cardstock randomly but being sure to cover all the areas.
  • I liberally sprayed the whole panel with the tissue paper on it with water and pressed the tissue securely against the cardstock. 
  • I set it aside to dry completely which takes awhile since you need a good amount of water for the colour to transfer.
  • When it was dry, I took off the tissue paper and revealed these lovely colours.
  • I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the Leafy Leaves from Simon Says with some Versafine Clair black ink.
  • I splattered the whole thing using my black and white Posca pen.
  • I die cut the sentiment in white and the outline for the sentiment from the panel.  
  • I glued the white sentiment onto the cut away shadow and let them dry.
  • I glued the inked cardstock onto a heavy white card base and pop dotted the sentiment back into place.
  • I glued the little heart over the sentiment.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Get Creative- ANYTHING GOES


Supplies
Stamps- Leafy Leaves (SSS)
Inks- Versafine Clair 
Paper- white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Bleeding Tissue paper (Amazon); Misti (My Sweet Petunia);
Sending Smiles die (SSS); white and black Posca pen; water mister (TH)

Monday, 24 January 2022

Wounded Wings


Good Morning
Here is today's card made using my Gel Plate, some Distress Oxide inks and this beautiful Butterfly Mask from A Colorful Life Designs.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by getting out my Gel Plate, brayer and 2 Distress Oxide ink pads; Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet.  Working with Distress inks on a Gel Plate is so super simple and required little clean up, just a baby wipe or some water and a cloth.
  • I pressed the Wilted Violet DOX ink into the center of my plate, then added some Blueprint Sketch along each side.  I smoothed out the colours using my brayer.
  • I pressed the Butterfly Mask onto my plate and used the end of my paintbrush handle to gently press the mask onto the plate to get good contact.
  • I carefully lifted off the mask which removed some of the colour and rubbed a piece of white cardstock over the plate to lift the print.
  • I splattered it with my white Posca pen and let dry.
  • When it was dry, I placed it into my Misti and stamped this new to me sentiment from Impression Obsession called Broken Wings.  
  • I kept it simple by gluing it onto a white card base.


Here is the mask I used:

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 Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Crafts Galore Encore- ANYTHING GOES
The Creative Crafters- ANYTHING GOES
We Love Stamping- ANYTHING GOES/ WINGS

Supplies
Stamps- Wounded Wings (IO)
Inks- Versafine Clair, DOX
Paper- white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Butterfly Mask (ACLD); white Posca pen; Gel Plate; Speedball brayer;
Misti (My Sweet Petunia)

Sunday, 23 January 2022

Reflections


Good Morning
Meet today's card using the same great Heron stamp from Magenta that I used the other day.
I wanted to try a new technique for the background so I thought this stamp would work perfectly with it.

I don't know about you, but I am often inspired while watching TV shows.  On one of them, I saw a painting in the background that got me thinking.  Basically, the saturation of colour was in the center and then spread out from there.  I put on my thinking cap and tried to figure out how to recreate that look.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by cutting a piece of Yupo paper.  For anyone who is unfamiliar with Yupo, it is a plastic coated paper used with inks.  
  • I took out some Ranger Alcohol inks and Ranger Blending Solution. Colours:  I'm guessing...Sailboat blue, pool and lettuce by Ranger. I need to get better at writing down the colours. When I get time to create, I just getting into a creating mode and forget!
  • I squeezed a line of the Blending Solution down the center of my Yupo, dropped on some Alcohol inks and using an old gift card, dragged the colours upwards on the panel.
  • I repeated that process again with more Blending Solution and Alcohol inks but this time, pulled the inks downwards.  Very simple process.  I just kept doing that until I was happy with the coverage.
  • The inks dries almost instantly so it was easy to move onto the next step.
  • I placed the panel into my Misti and stamped the Heron along the center of the panel with some Archival Black ink.
  • I glued the panel onto a piece of navy cardstock, then onto a white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
We Love Stamping- ANYTHING STAMPED OPTION WINGS
CASology- RENEW
(take a deep breathe, try something new and look ahead hopefully)


Supplies
Stamps- Reflective Blue Heron (Magenta)
Inks- Ranger AI; Archival Black
Paper- Yupo (Amazon); white cardstock (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- old gift card; Ranger Blending Solution; Misti (My Sweet Petunia)

Saturday, 22 January 2022

Happy Hello




Hello and Welcome
Just a fun simple card today using the 6 Circle Shadow stencil from ACLD.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a piece of white cardstock and positioned the 6 Circles stencil over it.  
  • Using my TE Blending Brushes, I inked up the circles with my Distress Oxide inks.  Here are the colours I used:  Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed and Blueprint Sketch.
  • When the panel was dry, I added interest using the Detail Petals plate die.  It creates a pattern without cutting through the cardstock.
  • I looked at the panel trying to figure out what to do next and started looking through my dies.  I found this Hello and thought it worked so well.  I decided to do an eclipse sentiment so I die cut the hello from the inked card panel and set it aside...be sure not to lose any of the little pieces as you will need them all when fitting back into place.
  • I die cut the 'hello' 3 more times with some white cardstock, then glued them all together adding the one from the inked panel on the top.
  • I glued the panel onto a piece of pink cardstock, then onto a white card base.
  • I fitted the 'hello' back into place and glued all the little extra pieces to create the raised look that the eclipse technique gives.  
  • Lastly, I added 3 little pink gems to match.



Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:


Supplies
Stamps- none
Inks- Distress Oxides 
Paper- Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Ont.
Accessories and Tools- 6 Circle Shadow stencil; TE Blending Brushes; Hello die (Amazon); 
Details Petals cover plate (SSS); pink gems

Friday, 21 January 2022

Finding Nature


Hello and Welcome
Meet today's card.
I was inspired to use this Reflective Blue Heron stamp from Magenta after seeing some wonderful cards done by my friend Christine Alexander.  You can see them here.
Christine used Alcohol inks on her Gel Plate, but I am going to use some Distress Oxides on mine.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I got out my Gel plate and rubbed on some Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers  and a bit of Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink right in the middle of the plate. (I added the ink on the top and bottom like a mirror image)
  • I used my brayer to blend the colours, keeping them separate on each side.
  • Now as a disclaimer, this is not my original idea but I watched Lydia Fiedler do this on one of her lives...are you ready for it?  I carefully folded my Gel Plate in half, being sure that the center areas touched each other.  Crazy right!
  • I laid the plate flat and then rubbed my white cardstock over it to take the print.
  • Next, I placed the inked piece into my Misti and stamped the Heron with some Versafine Clair ink.
  • I glued the panel onto a piece of blue cardstock, then onto a white card base.
  • I debated about whether or not to add a sentiment but decided to leave it as is.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
As You Like It- FAV COLOURING MEDIUM
(My fav is my Distress Oxide inks.  I can use them on my Gel Plate, watercolour
with them..so many ways to use them)


Supplies
Stamp- Reflective Blue Heron (Magenta)
Inks- Distress Oxides; Versafine Clair
Paper- white (Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Gel Plate, Brayer, Misti (My Sweet Petunia)