Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Remember


Hello and Welcome
Meet today's card.  I need to make some sympathy cards to have on hand; always a tough one to create in the moment.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I sprinkled some green Brushos onto the bottom corner of my panel, then sprayed with a bit of water to activate the colour crystals.  Using a straw, I blew the inks in an upward motion.  I repeated that process using some blues next.  * For those of you that are not familiar with Brushos, they are highly pigments granules of colour that are activated with water.  You can sprinkle them onto your paper or use them diluted to watercolour*
  • When I was happy with all the inking, I let the panel dry completely.
  • Next, I laid the Flower Head stencil from A Colorful Life Designs over my inked panel with some Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink.  I just love the look it gave.
  • I placed the panel into my Misti to stamp the new to me sentiment from Impression Obsession with some Versafine Clair and clear heat embossed it.
  • Using my black Posca pen, I splattered the corner of my flower right over what would be the flower center.  I added some dots to that as well using my white Posca pen.
  • I added it to a piece of navy cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.


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



Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Supplies
Stamps- Happy Memory (Impression Obsession)
Inks- DOX, Brushos, Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Flower Head stencil (ACLD); straw; Posca pens; clear eb powder;
heat tool (Ranger)

Monday, 18 January 2021

Snowy New Year

Hello and Welcome

I need an intervention....put down that snowflake stamp!!!
I love it because it's big, easy to use to fill a card front and I love the look of it.
I told myself, 'embrace the things that make you happy'.  This snowflake and bubbles...yes please!

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I decided to make a bunch of 'bubble' backgrounds.  I did this one using some Blueprint Sketch and some Peacock Feathers Distress re-inkers.  Simple put some water in a cup, add some dish soap then drop in some ink.  Mix well then blow some bubbles with a straw and catch them onto the paper.  So fun.  *when I bubble paint, I add one colour of re-inkers to my soap mixture, then instead of dumping that out after a few backgrounds are made, I just continue to add different colours to the same mixture to create different bkg.*

  • When the background was totally dry, I placed the panel into my Misti, inked up the snowflake with some Versamark ink and pressed it onto my panel.  I added some white embossing powder and heat set it.  
  • I left the piece in my Misti and stamped the sentiment with some black Versafine Clair and clear heat embossed that to help it pop against the background.
  • I took my white Posca pen and added splatters all over the panel to give it a really snowy look.
  • I mounted the panel onto a heavy white card base and added a black gem to the center of my snowflake.
 

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies
Stamps- Christmas Cheer (TT); Warm Wishes Snowflake (Colorado Craft)
Inks- Versamark, Versafine Clair Noir; Distress Re-inkers
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- dish soap; straw; white eb powder; clear eb powder; white Posca pen; black gem

Sunday, 17 January 2021

Snowflake Thanks


Good Morning
I hope you are well during these difficult times.  
After Christmas I like to take some time to make thank-you cards and this is one I came up with.
I've really tried to think of the many ways I can use this snowflake stamp to create different looking card designs.  This one was pretty simple to do.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a panel of heavy cardstock and got out the Marvelous Masks Circles from A Colorful Life Designs.  This set has the stencils and the masks included.  I placed the smallest stencil to the side of my card base and rubbed on some Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink using a blending brush.
  • I covered the area I just inked with the circle mask and laid down the next size of circle and inked that with some Shaded Lilac DOX ink.  I repeated that process using a bigger and bigger circle stencil and mask and applied more DOX inks; Cracked Pistachio and finally more Peacock Feathers.
  • I dried the ink, then placed it into my Misti and stamped the snowflake from Colorado Craft using some Versafine Clair ink.  
  • Next, I stamped the sentiment from Your Next Stamp right down in the corner.
  • To add interest to my card, I randomly stamped some text and then added some markings using an old gift card and more Versafine Clair ink.  
  • I splattered using my Posca pen, then added a black gem to the snowflake center. *it's amazing how much these little additions add to the interest of the card!*
  • Lastly, I mounted it onto a piece of black cardstock, then onto some soft lilac then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- LAYER IT UP
As You Like It- FAV COLOUR COMBO and WHY?
(I love blue with greens and purple...feels so soothing to me)
Sweet Stampers- SNOW/ WINTER


Supplies
Stamps- Warm Wishes Snowflake (Colorado Craft); Everyday Sentiments (YNS); 
Overlapping Texture (ALL and Create)
Inks- Versafine Clair Noir; DOX 
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); coloured cs 
Accessories and Tools- Marvelous Masks Circles (ACLD); blending brushes (TE); old gift card;
Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Posca pen; black gem

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Winter


Good Morning
Here is a simple monochromatic card I made while playing with some of my favourite colours of Distress Oxide inks and my new blending brushes from Taylored Expressions I got for Christmas.  

I wanted to make a layered stenciled card so here is what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a panel cut from heavy cardstock.  I centered the 2 Column Shadow Mask from ACLD over my cardstock and inked it up with some Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks.  
  • I left the above stencil in place and then positioned the Icy Snowflake stencil over that up in the top corner.  I rubbed some Chipped Sapphire DOX inks over the snowflake. It reminded me of looking out a window.
  • Next, I removed just the snowflake stencil and splattered over the piece with my white Posca pen.
  • I removed the Column stencil and placed the panel into my Misti to stamp the sentiment from Impression Obsession.  I clear heat embossed it to help make it pop against the bkg.
  • I mounted the piece onto a piece of matching blue cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base. 


 
Here is the Icy Snowflake stencil I used.

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
CAS Mix Up- SPLATTERS
Cardz 4 Guyz- LET IT SNOW

Supplies
Stamps- To Everything (Impression Obsession)
Inks- DOX; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); coloured cs
Accessories and Tools- Icy Snowflake (ACLD); 2 Column Shadow (ACLD); 
Posca pen; blue gem; TE blending brushes; Misti (My Sweet Petunia)