Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Joyful Wishes

 


Hello
So glad you stopped by.
Meet today's card.  
A simple one using a brayered 'roll off' sheet I keep when Gel Plate printing.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • Once again, I went into my stash of inked up paper and found this one.  I had rolled some acrylic paint onto white cardstock while printing with my Gel Plate.  Like I have mentioned before, I like to keep them even if they look like quite a mess when you are rolling them off.
  • I placed the paper into my Misti and stamped the Poinsettia Collage with some Versafine Clair ink then clear heat embossed it as I wanted to add some more paint over the top and didn't want to smear the ink.
  • The roll off sheet was pretty dark, so I added some white with my Posca Paint pen in places to help the pattern emerge a bit.  I splattered using that pen too.
  • I cut the stamped image out and glued it onto a piece of navy cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.
  • I glued some pearls onto the flower center and pop dotted the sentiment strip (pre-printed) over the background.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- MAKE YOUR OWN BKG


Supplies
Stamps- Poinsettia Collage (IO)
Inks- Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.); navy cs
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Sentiment Strips (SSS);
white pearls; pop dots; white Posca pen

Sunday, 21 November 2021

Noel

 


Welcome
Meet today's card.
Couldn't be more simple to create using a piece of cardstock that I rolled excess paint off onto while Gel Plate printing and an embossing folder. 

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by looking through my stash of inked pieces, found this one and thought it would make a pretty card.  It was a piece of white cardstock that I had rolled paint off my brayer onto while Gel Plate printing.  I like to keep my 'roll offs' just for this reason.
  • I took the panel and placed it into the Perfect Poinsettia embossing folder and ran it through my die cutting machine.  This folder from Altenew is a 3-D and gives such a wonderful impression.
  • Next, using a sanding block, I sanded the paper carefully to remove some of the pink paint on the panel.  I love how it looked.
  • I splattered with my white Posca pen to add more interest and to give a snowy feel to the flowers.
  • I made sure to keep one of the little pieces that I cut from the paint roll off to use as the sentiment flag.  I placed the small piece into my Misti and stamped the 'Noel' onto it with some Versamark ink and then white heat embossed it.  
  • I glued the sanded panel onto a heavy white card base, then pop dotted the sentiment at the top.
  • Finally, I added a few clusters of some tiny white pearls.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- MAKE YOUR OWN BKG
Allsorts- ONE FOR THE GIRLS


Supplies
Stamps- Noel (Impression Obsession)
Ink- Versamark
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Perfect Poinsettias (Altenew); acrylic paint; brayer; sanding block;
pearls (Dollar Tree); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Lawn Fawn eb powder; Posca pen

Saturday, 20 November 2021

Celebrate the Season

 


Hello and Welcome
I'm still going through my inky backgrounds to try and use some of the many I have accumulated.
Here's one I did awhile ago using Ranger Alcohol inks and some blending solution on Yupo paper.
I thought the greens would work for a holiday inspired card.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • Like I mentioned above, I found this piece in my stash.  I used a piece of Yupo paper and dropped various shades of green Alcohol inks onto it, then added some Blending Solution and Rubbing Alcohol to help move the inks around.  For those of you that might not know, Yupo paper is a plastic coated paper that allows inks to move on the surface.
  • I placed the inked piece into my die cutting machine and cut it with the Hemstitch rectangle.  
  • I got out some white cardstock and die cut the Snowflake Window frame 2 times and glued them together.  It fit perfectly inside the Hemstitched area.
  • While the glue dried, I stamped the sentiment strip in my Misti with some black Versafine Clair ink, cut it out and pop dotted it over the die cut.
  • I glued it all onto a heavy white card base and finally added a green gem to the center.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- MAKE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND
Craft Rocket- WINTER/SNOW
Jingle Belles- BANNER HOLIDAY


Supplies
Stamps- Taylored Expressions-Simple Strips Christmas
Inks- Versafine Clair
Paper- Yupo; heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Hemstitch frame die (Spellbinders); 
Snowflake Window (MFT)

Monday, 15 November 2021

Patchwork Christmas


Good Morning
The weekends seem to fly by and at this time of the year, there is less time to create.
That being said, I really wanted to try a technique featured over at Splitcoast Stampers called
Super simple to do and a great way to use up some of you paper scraps.
I chose some holiday themed paper in red and green for my card.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by looking through my dp's until I found some papers that I liked.  
  • Following the tutorial on SCS, I cut my paper into 1" squares and then glued my papers onto a piece of white cardstock that was 3 x 3.
  • I cut them as per the instructions and glued them onto another piece of cardstock.
  • Using a postage die, I cut a piece of white cardstock and glued that onto a card panel that was 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 square.  
  • I glued a piece of red cardstock over that, then pop dotted the patches onto the red.
  • I die cut the 'Merry' from some white and some red, glued them together off setting them a bit and then glued them over the patches.
  • I stamped the sentiment strip and pop dotted that over the die cut.


Adding my card to these challenges:
Sweet Stampin- USE RED
Crafty Calendar- ANYTHING GOES
Dragonfly Dreams- CHRISTMAS/ WINTER
Christmas Kickstart- CHRISTMAS SNIPPETS


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies
Stamps- Taylored Expressions-Simple Strips Christmas
Inks- Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white cardstock (Scribes Nook-Waterloo, Ont.); dp from my stash
Accessories and Tools- Merry die (The Stamp Market);  Postage stamp die (Spellbinders); TH paper cutter; pop dots; Nuvo glue

Sunday, 14 November 2021

Sending Joy


Hello
I hope you are all doing well.
I'm getting there with finishing up some more Christmas cards.  
But, I must admit....once I start making them, I find it hard to stop!!  

Anyways, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by pulling out my Lace Doily stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.  I just love the look of this beautiful design.  I positioned it onto a piece of heavy white cardstock, then using a palette knife, I spread a thin layer of Gesso over the stencil.  I wasn't too worried about getting full coverage with the Gesso but just added enough to make the design appear.
  • I removed the stencil and set the cardstock panel aside to dry.  Be sure and wash your stencil asap to remove the Gesso.  If for some reason it sticks on and won't wash off well, I soak mine in some Oxiclean and warm water.
  • When the piece was dry, I got out some Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink and I rubbed over the whole thing with an inking brush.
  • I let that dry for a bit, then carefully, I mean very carefully, I wiped over the top of the piece with a baby wipe to remove some of the colour that sat on top of the Gesso.  If you wipe it too hard or with something that is too wet, the Gesso will move and you will lose your pattern and design.
  • I die cut the 'joy' from Simon Says with a previously inked cardstock. ( I keep all my 'failed' pieces just for this reason.)  It is a 2-part die so I cut the backing in white and glued them together.
  • I cut one snowflake (SSS) from white cardstock, then another from white cardstock (Spellbinders) but I left it in the die and added some ink over to give a bit more detail.
  • I glued the snowflakes into the corner, then added the Joy die with the blue gems.
  • I glued it all onto a matching piece of cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.


 Here is the stencil I used:



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Adding my card to these challenges:
Krafty Chicks- CHRISTMAS
(doilies are vintage I think)
Creative Artiste- ANYTHING MIXED MEDIA

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

Supplies
Stamps- Taylored Expressions-Simple Strips Christmas
Inks- DOX, Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Gesso, Lace Doily stencil (ACLD), palette knife, Blender Brushes (TE), JOY die (SSS),large snowflake (SSS), small snowflake (Spellbinders), gems

Friday, 12 November 2021

Tall Trees

 


Welcome
Meet today's card.
Pretty simple to create using this lovely stencil called Pine Tree Duo.  It's just one of the new releases from A Colorful Life Designs.  
There are a few different designs and I think they would make wonderful all season or even great masculine cards.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • My card is an A2 size (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) so I cut a piece of white cardstock 3 3/4 x 5.  I like to have a border around my card base.
  • I placed the panel into my Misti and rubbed over the whole thing with an anti-static bag as I wanted to heat emboss it.  I stamped using the Friends background stamp from HA with some Versamark ink and white heat embossed.
  • Next, I laid the Pine Tree Duo over the embossed panel and inked it up with some Peacock Feathers and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide ink with an inking brush.
  • I removed the stencil and wiped off the ink left behind on the text, revealing the resist the heat embossing creates.  It adds great interest too.
  • To add further interest, I used my ScorPal and added the perforated line beside the inked area.
  • I stamped the Merry Christmas greeting onto a piece of white cardstock, then inked along the edges with some more of the Rustic Wilderness.
  • I glued the inked panel onto a piece of blue cardstock that matched the background colour and then onto a heavy white card base.
  • I pop dotted the sentiment over the panel, then added the little green gems.

Here is the stencil I used:

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

Adding my card to these challenges:
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- STARTS WITH U<V or W
(Winter white)


Supplies
Stamps- Merry Christmas (IO); Friends (HA)
Inks- DOX; Versamark, Versafine
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencil (ACLD); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); green gems (Dollar Tree);
TE inking brushes; ScorPal; Lawn Fawn white eb powder; heat tool