Monday, 26 October 2020

Warm Winter Wishes


Welcome
So glad to be posting another holiday card.  
I am back to work and so super busy that I have had no time to stamp. I have been keeping all the little daycare hands busy crafting and creating for Halloween which has been so super fun.

So here are the details on how I created my card.
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  Whenever I am using my Gel Plate, I keep a stack of paper nearby to brayer off the excess paint.  This panel was one of those roll-offs.  I just used some acrylic paint from The Dollar Tree.
  • The panel looked a bit dark, so I used an old credit card and scrapped a bit of white acrylic paint over it to help break up the colour a bit.  This is always a good tip if you have made your background too dark.
  • Next, I placed the panel into my Misti and stamped the large snowflake from Colorado Stamp with some Versamark ink.  By using my Misti, I was able to stamp twice and get a good impression.  I poured on some white Wow embossing powder and heat set.
  • I placed the panel back into my Misti and stamped the sentiment from the same set with some Versafine Clair Noir.  I clear embossed that as well so it would show up better over the painted background
  • Using my white Posca pen, I splattered with white to mimic the look of snow.
  • I simply mounted the panel onto another piece of white cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.


 Hope you are having fun creating some holiday cards.  With so little time, I am glad to have some backgrounds made that I can pull out from my stash.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- THINGS THAT BEGIN WITH 'B'  (brrrrrrr)

Supplies
Stamps- Warm Wishes Snowflake (Colorado Stamp)
Inks- Versafine Clair; Versamark
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Wow Clear EB powder; white EB powder;
Posca Pen; brayer; acrylic paint; credit card

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Little Wonder


Hello and Welcome
Today, I needed a baby card for a little girl and I thought this bubble background would work perfectly for that.  
I made this bubble background a few weeks ago and it was the perfect backdrop for this sweet little digital image from MelonHeadz.

So here is what I did to create my card.

  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I filled up an old coffee cup with water and added some Dawn Dish soap to the water and then some Picked Raspberry Distress Reinkers and mixed well.  Using a straw, I blew bubbles with the mixture and pressed my cardstock panel over the bubbles until it was covered.  TIP: blow the bubbles past the top of the cup so you don't get the impression of the top of the cup on your panel.
  • I set the panel aside to dry completely.
  • While that dried, I printed this cute little digital bunny image from the Melonheadz site, then fussy cut it out.
  • Using my Copic markers, I coloured in the image with some pinks and purples to match the bubbles in the bkg.
  • I placed the dried bubble bkg. into my Misti and stamped the sentiment along the bottom using my Versafine Clair ink, then clear heat embossed it.
  • I pop dot mounted the bunny over the sentiment, then using a black Signo marker, I drew in the extended whiskers on the bunny.
  • To add interest, I added some Glossy Accents to the bunny's ears, nose and bow which you really can't see in the photo but it did add a lot of interest and some texture.
  • I mounted the panel onto a heavy white card base.

Here is what the panel looked like when I added the bubbles.  I like to make a few at a time.



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Have a great week.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Crafty Catz- ANYTHING GOES


Supplies
Stamps- Baby (Autumn Leaves); Digital bunny (Melonheadz)
Inks- Distress Reinkers; Versafine Clair, Copic Markers
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Dawn dish soap; straw; Misti (My Sweet Petunia); clear eb powder; 
heat tool; Glossy Accents (Ranger); Signo black marker


Monday, 12 October 2020

Autumn Splendor

 


Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends.
I am feeling blessed to have my immediate family with me and so glad that all my extended family and friends are doing ok during this time of the pandemic.

To celebrate this beautiful time of the Fall leaves changing and nature evolving, I wanted to create a card.
So here's what I did to create my card.

  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I did some more bubble painting for my background.  I simply filled up an old coffee mug with water, then some Dawn dish soap.  Mixed that well and added some drops of Peeled Paint Distress re-inkers to give the colour.  (To see another bubble background I did go here)   
  • While the bubbles dried, I looked through my sentiments to find one that worked.  This is an older one for a company called Serendipity that I believe is now out of business.  I love the font and it is the perfect sentiment representing the changing seasons. I placed the stamp into my Misti and stamped it with some Versafine Clair Noir.  I clear heat embossed it to make it pop against the bkg.
  • Next, I got out my Leaf 1 and Leaf 2 stencils from A Colorful Life Designs and decided what leaves I would use around the sentiment. 
  • I positioned the leaves and used my Distress inks to stencil them randomly around the sentiment.  I used Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Peeled Paint and some Aged Mahogany Distress inks for my leaves.
  • I splattered using my black Posca pen and then mounted the panel onto a piece of black cardstock and then onto a heavy white card base.



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.



Here are the stencils I used.
Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Adding my card to these challenges:
My Time to Craft- AUTUMNAL COLOURS

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I'm so grateful for all your visits and most encouraging comments.

Supplies
Stamp- Live Each Season (Serendipity)
Inks- Distress; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Leaf Set 1 and Leaf Set 2 (A Colorful Life Designs); Dawn Dish Soap; 
straw; sponge dabber; Posca pen; Misti (My Sweet Petunia); clear eb powder; heat tool

Friday, 9 October 2020

Shadow Leaves


 Welcome
Here is a card I made awhile ago and never had a chance to post.
I just played with my inks and this great leaf set from Tim Holtz to create my card.

So here is what I did.

  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock. Using the Leaf Prints stamp set (love these) I inked up a leaf with some Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink, sprayed with water and stamped.  
  • Without reinking, I stamped again and again onto the panel to give a faded, shadow effect.  
  • I repeated that process covering my card front using various stamps from that same set. You can see where I accidently dropped on some water but it added to the look so I left it.
  • When I was happy with the coverage, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment with some Versafine Clair, then clear heat embossed it.
  • I simply mounted that onto a piece of white then brown, then onto a white card base.


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

Adding my card to these challenges:
Everybody Art- MONOCHROMATIC


Supplies
Stamps- Leaf Prints (Tim Holtz); Scripted Bold Sentiments (Pinkfresh Studios)
Inks- Distress Oxide; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Mister (TH); clear eb powder; heat tool

Monday, 5 October 2020

Patchwork Quilt

 


Hello and Welcome.
I picked up a few new stamps and a die a couple weeks ago and wanted to have a chance to use them so this is the card I came up with.
I hope you can see the embedded sentiment....it looks so amazing IRL...pretty simple to do too.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by looking through my stash of inked papers.  I try to soak up leftover inks when I'm finished working on a background as not to waste any.  This one had soaked up lots of blue Distress Oxide inks.  I'm guessing but I think the colours were Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans and some Blueprint Sketch.  
  • I placed the inked piece into my Misti and stamped this new to me stamp called Grungetangled (fun name isn't it!) with some Faded Jeans Archival ink.  It really made for a fun look.
  • I die-cut the sentiment Live, Love, Laugh from the panel and set aside being sure to keep all the piece together. 
  • I die-cut the sentiment 4 more times then glued them all together.
  • I glued the stamped panel onto a piece of white cardstock, then fitted the die-cut back into place and glued in all the little extra pieces that made up the pattern.
  • I added some matching blue gems for interest, then glued it onto a heavy white card base.


Thanks so very much for all your kind comments and for coming by and taking a look.
Hope you have a great week.

Supplies
Stamp- Grungetangled (Sentimentally Yours) 
Inks- Archival, Distress Oxides
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Live, Love, Laugh die (Frantic Stamper); Cuttlebug; blue gems;
Misti (My Sweet Petunia)

Sunday, 4 October 2020

Nature Transforms

 


Hello and Welcome.
Happy Card Making Day 
although it was yesterday but I'm making it into a weekend event for me.
I have had no time to craft since I've been back to work and so busy on the weekends just catching up.
I really needed some time to play which makes me happy.

So here is the card I made using a fun bubble background.
Here are the details.
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I filled up an old coffee mug with some water and a few drops of Dawn dish soap, added some Distress Re-inkers and blew bubbles using a straw.  When the bubbles came to the top of the cup, I pressed my paper into them.  I repeated that process until my card panel was covered.  While I was at it, I made 2 panels so I could have one on hand for another card down the road.  Here is what they looked like:



  • While the bubbles dried, I stamped the flower heads from the Visible Image called Creative Chaos onto some left over paper I had inked with more Distress Oxide inks  (I think I used Peacock Feathers, Broken China and Seedless Preserves) using some Versafine Clair ink.  I did clear heat emboss them to help make the black pop.
  • Next, I fussy cut out the flower heads and set them aside.
  • The bubble panel was dry so I stamped the flowers onto the bubble background, then I glued on of the flower heads over the stamped image and the other one was pop dotted for interest, right over the first one.
  • I stamped the sentiment and details, then splattered with my black Posca pen to add more interest.  I did some markings using an old credit card too.
  • I mounted the piece onto some purple cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.

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

Supplies
Stamps- Creative Chaos, Wings of Change (Visible Image)
Inks- Distress Re-inkers; Distress Oxide inks (TH); Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- old coffee mug; straw; Dawn Dish soap; clear eb powder; heat tool; 
black Posca pen; old credit card

Friday, 18 September 2020

Have a Holly Jolly



Hello and Welcome
I have to say, with being back to work, I have had little time to create so I am really happy to say that I now have a good start on my holiday cards.  

So meet today's card.  
I just love this stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.  It was fun  to create a simple card that is flat and  easy to mail using a different technique to ink it up.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and positioned the Snowflake Net stencil over my card panel. I got out my baby wipes and some Distress re-inkers.
  • This baby wipe technique is a bit messy so I would suggest wearing rubber gloves but it is worth it as it gives you are really lovely effect.
  • I took a wet baby wipe, folded it a few times and added a few drops of some Peacock Feathers Distress re-inker onto it.  I pressed the wet baby wipe onto the stencil to transfer the ink.  
  • I repeated the process using the wipe again with some Salty Ocean and then some Wilted Violet Distress re-inkers.  The re-inkers are highly pigmented so you don't need a lot.
  • When the piece of dried, I placed it into my Misti and stamped the sentiment from Technique Tues. with some black Versafine, then clear heat embossed it.
  • I thought it needed something to help pull the design together, so I doodled a border around the edges.
  • I added a black gem for interest, then mounted the panel onto a heavy white card base.


Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs


Supplies
Stamps- Holly Jolly (Technique Tues.)
Inks- Distress reinkers; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Snowflake Net (A Colorful Life Designs); Misti (My Sweet Petunia);
black gem; baby wipes; gloves; Signo black pen; clear eb powder; heat tool