Thursday, 17 June 2021

In the Moment


Welcome
Just popping in with a card I made using two great stencils from A Colorful Life Designs.

Before I get into the steps of making my card, I want to thank-you so much for your continued support and wonderful, uplifting comments.
I have been struggling to get it all done....visiting your blogs and trying to figure out what I will do about my Followers when Feedburner goes away in July. 
I am so busy with my little ones (5 little daycare kiddos), working long hours and not finding much time to be on the computer.  I will be coming to visit you all as soon as I can.  
If anyone has ANY helpful tips about what to do with Followers on Blogger, please let me know.  I really don't want to have to pay for a service.  I am feeling very overwhelming by it all as I am totally not computer savvy!! 

Well enough said.
Here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by cutting a white cardstock panel.  I placed the Cloud Edger Stencil from ACLD over my panel and inked it up with some Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and a hint of Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks.  I used a light touch as I wanted the clouds to look fluffy and not heavy.  I inked the stencil along one edge and kept moving it down until the card panel was all inked up.
  • I removed the Cloud Edger and positioned the Landscape Rays over the panel and inked with more of the same inks that I had used for the clouds.

  • I removed the stencil and placed the panel into my Misti.  I inked up the trees from Frog's Whiskers with some Versafine Clair ink and stamped it over the background.  
  • Next, I stamped the sentiment from Daisy Bucket and added 3 black gems.
  • I glued it onto a heavy white card base.


Here are the stencils I used to create my card:


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


Supplies
Stamps- Wind in the Pine (Frog's Whiskers); Enjoy the Moment (Daisy Bucket)
Inks- Distress Oxides (see above); Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Stencils (ACLD); TE Blending Brushes; Misti (My Sweet Petunia);
black gems

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Sending Some Happy

 


Good Morning
Just sending you some happy today as I play with this sweet stencil by Vicki Boutin.
I used some of my favourite colour combinations.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a panel from white card stock and positioned the Fresh stencil over that.  I wanted to have a large open area for a sentiment, so I took a piece of scrap paper and tore it to use as a mask over the stencil.
  • I began inking up the stencil using some Peacock Feathers DOX ink over just the flowers.  I added some Blueprint Sketch ink just over the flower centers to help make them pop.  I used some Cracked Pistachio to ink up the leaves next.  
  • Leaving the stencil and mask in place, I splattered using my white Posca pen and set it aside to dry.
  • I die-cut the sentiment from Lawn Fawn and altered it by cutting it down.  (the die actually says Sending Big Hugs but it covered too much of my card front so I cut it down)  I inked up the die-cut using some of the same blue inks in an ombre fashion.
  • The panel was dry by then, so I removed the stencil and mask and placed it into my Misti to stamp the small sentiment under the masked area.
  • I glued the die-cut into the masked area and added a matching blue gem to dot the 'i'. 
  • I glued it all onto a white card base.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies 
Stamps- Tiny Words (SSS)
Inks- Distress Oxides; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Fresh stencil (VB); Sending Big Hugs die (LF); sponge dabbers; 
white Posca pen; scrap paper for masking; blue gem; Misti (My Sweet Petunia)

Sunday, 13 June 2021

Swinging By

 


Welcome
Meet today's card.
I have a few little people in my life that have birthdays coming up so here is one of the cards I made.
I thought it turned out pretty fun!

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a piece of heavy white cardstock for my base.  I pulled out the Hanging Vines Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs and placed it over my cardstock.  Using some Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink, I inked up the stencil on the top of the panel, then moved it to the bottom and did some more inking. ** I knew what sentiment I wanted to use when I finished the inking, so I was careful to leave some space for it between the vines. **
  • Next, I wiped off the stencil and repositioned it at the top and inked it up with some Peeled Paint DOX ink and repeated that for the bottom.  
  • Lastly, I repeated the whole above process using some Rustic Wilderness DOX ink being sure not to totally covering the first inkings.


  • I had some ink left on my blending brush so rubbed that along the edges and in the center. 
  • I diluted some of the Rustic Wilderness ink and splattered all over the panel with a wet paintbrush and set that aside to dry.
  • I stamped the Mini Monkey from YNS, painted it with some diluted DOX ink and die-cut it out.
  • I stamped the sentiment from Studio G and clear heat embossed it to make it pop against the busy background.  
  • I glued the panel onto a piece of dark green cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.
  • The last step was that I pop dotted the little monkey to the one side.  



Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look

Supplies
Stamps- Mini Monkey (YNS); Happy Birthday (Studio G)
Inks- Distress Oxides; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Hanging Vines (ACLD), clear eb powder; heat tool; TE Blending Brushes;
paintbrush

Saturday, 12 June 2021

Tropical Blooms





Hello and Welcome
Some pretty today using this great new stencil called Layered Tropical Blooms from A Colorful Life Designs.  
Who doesn't want to think about tropical right now.  Sun, water, cool breezes, nice drink in hand....well I digress.  

So here's what I did to create my card. 
  • I began by cutting a piece of white cardstock for my panel.  I positioned that into the corner of my Misti.  HELPFUL TIP: use your Misti with layering stencils to get the exact placement for each layer.  I laid stencil #1 (flowers) over my paper and rubbed on some Picked Raspberry and Candied Apple Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush.  
  • I removed the flowers stencil and laid down stencil #2 by simply placing it back into the corner of my Misti.  I rubbed on some Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint over the leaves.  
  • I splashed on some water over the flowers to lift some of the colour and add interest.  I splattered with my white Posca pen.
  • Next, I placed the panel onto my ScorPal and using my ScorBug, I added the perforated line.
  • I placed it back into my Misti to stamp the sentiment. 
  • I mounted it onto a piece of pink cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.




Here is the stencil I used:


Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs
(affiliate)

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies
Stamps- Fragile Foliage (Altenew)
Inks- Distress Oxides, Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Stencil (ACLD); TE blending Brushes; Posca pen; Misti (My Sweet Petunia);
ScorPal; ScorBug; paintbrush