Monday, 24 June 2019

Catch a Star

Good Morning and Welcome.
We enjoyed such a wonderful sunny, warm summer weekend here.
My card depicts the feeling of playing out in the garden in the summertime.

So onto my card details.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and placed my acrylic Rectangle Mask from A Colorful Life Designs over that. I just love how easy these masks are to use and no more taping or paper tearing.
Next, I inked up my acetate sheet with some Cracked Pistachio and some Broken China DOX inks, sprayed with water and pressed onto my white cardstock.  I repeated that process until I was happy with the coverage.
When that was all dry, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the flowers first, the girl and then the sentiment with some Blueprint DOX ink.  I clear heat embossed the girl to help make her pop and I also rubbed some ink along the bottom edge to help ground the flowers.  
I removed the mask and glued the piece onto some navy cardstock then onto a plain white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- Summer Fun
Seize the Birthday- COVER THE CARD
International Art and Soul- STARS and /or STRIPES

Marvelous Rectangle Masks
Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- Meadow (Inkadinkadoo); Handwritten Happiness (MFT); 
Whimsy Silhouette (Jenni Bowlin)
Inks- Distress Oxides (Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Blueprint Sketch) (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); navy cs
Accessories and Tools- Rectangle Mask (A Colorful Life Designs); clear eb powder; heat tool;
Tombow clear glue; Misti (My Sweet Petunia); acetate sheet; Mister (TH)

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Something Different

Good Morning
Meet my card. 
 Trying something different to get a unique look using this fun stencil called Tribal Blanket and my Distress Oxide inks.  It's good to change it up now and again and I like to challenge myself to use what I have in a new way.

I decided to give this card a 'beachy' look by creating some waves. 
I began by cutting some printer paper into wavey lines to use as masks for my card front.
I placed one the wave masks onto my card, laid down the stencil and rubbed on some Salty Ocean DOX ink.
I lifted the mask and leaving some white space, masked the next area and stenciled in using the same stencil and some Peacock Feather DOX ink this time.  I repeated that process using some Blueprint Sketch and Cracked Pistachio at the bottom, each time leaving a bit of white space.
When that was all dry, I took my ScorBug which is a little tool that adds perforated dots, and scored along the wavy lines to add interest.
I die-cut the Happy Birthday sentiment 3 times from white cs, then glued them together to help give them stability and to raise them up on my card front.
I then glued it over my stenciling.
I added some Navy Sparkle Nuvo drops, then simply mounted it onto a plain white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Tribal Blanket
Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Adding my card to these challenges:
Seize the Birthday- COVER THE CARD
Crafting by Design- HAPPY BIRTHDAY
(I added 3 scored lines with my ScorBug)

Stamps- None
Inks- Distress Oxides (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Tribal Blanket (A Colorful Life Designs); makeup blender brush (Amazon);
Happy Birthday die- (MFT); Nuvo Drops; Tombow Clear glue