Monday, 31 May 2021

Botan Peony


Hello and Welcome
It's my turn to host the TLC (Technique Lovers Challenge) this week over at Splitcoast Stampers.
For my technique, I am using the Eclipse Technique.
I do love using this technique especially for sentiment on my cards.  After I create a background, I hate to cover it up with a sentiment so this technique is perfect for that.
You can use any die-cut for this technique as long as it's not got too many cuts in it as you will need to glue it all back together into the front of your card.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a piece of white cardstock and placed it into my Misti.  I stamped this large Botan Peony with some Versafine Clair Nocture and clear heat embossed it as I knew I was going to watercolour it and didn't want any bleeding with the ink.
  • I got out some Picked Raspberry and some Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink and rubbed them onto my non-stick craft mat.  Using a wet paint brush, I painted in the flower using the Carved Pumpkin, then added some shading and details with the Picked Raspberry.
  • When the piece was totally dry, I splattered with my black Posca pen.
  • I took the panel and die-cut the 'Celebrate' sentiment right in the center of the card.  I set that all aside.  I use a little tray to hold all the pieces as you will need them to fit back into the cut away areas.
  • I took some leftover white paper scraps and die-cut the sentiment 3 more times.  I glued them all together and then on the top, glued the one I had cut from my panel.
  • I glued the flower onto a piece of black cardstock, then fitted the die-cut sentiment back into place and all the little cut away pieces.
  • Finally, I glued it onto a heavy white card base and added 3 black enamel dots.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- SAY IT WITH FLOWERS
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES


Supplies
Stamps- Botan Peony (Picket Fence)
Inks- Distress Oxide (mentioned above), Versafine Clair 
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Celebrate Die (MFT); Spellbinder Platinum; paintbrush; Posca pen; 
Nuvo glue; black enamel dots; clear embossing powder; heat tool

Saturday, 29 May 2021

Big Hugs

 


Happy Saturday!
As some of you know, I have been playing around with a salad spinner and my Ranger Alcohol inks.
It is a super fun technique to try with lots of possibilities.
I also just got this new die from Lawn Fawn and wanted to try and use it on my card.

So here's what I did to create my card.....I've included a little video as well so you can see what I did.

I got my salad spinner at the Dollarama Store for $4.
  • I began by cutting a piece of Yupo paper 3 3/4" x 5".  For those of you that don't know what Yupo is, it is a plastic coated paper used with Alcohol inks.  The ink sits on the surface of the paper and doesn't soak in.  That way, you are able to move the inks around and they dry super quick too.

These are some of the backgrounds I created with this technique.  As you can see, I ended up using the one on the bottom left.
  • I placed the piece of Yupo paper inside the bottom of the salad spinner.  My spinner has open areas on the sides so my paper just fit in there perfectly.  You could also secure it with a piece of tape if needed.
  • I dropped some Ranger Alcohol ink onto the Yupo paper, sprayed with some Rubbing Alcohol and placed the lid on top. 
CAUTION!!
Do not spray Ranger Blending Solution as it is a resin and is harmful if inhaled.  
My Rubbing Alcohol came in a spray bottle and is ok to spray.  
I did use some Blending Solution on the red and green sample above, but I just dropped some on the paper instead of spraying it on.

  • After securing the lid, I spun away.  The fun part is opening the lid....a different surprise every time! If you are not happy with how your print has turned out, just add more rubbing alcohol or drop on some Blending Solution and spin again.  You will get different results depending on what you are using to blend with.


  • When I was happy with the inking, I set it aside to dry.
  • I took out the newly released die called Sending Big Hugs and die-cut it out 3 times.  
  • Since I thought using the whole die cut on my card panel covered up too much, I altered it by cutting off the 'sending' part of the die.
  • I glued them all on top of each other so they would be raised on the surface of my card.
  • I wanted to add a bit of colour to the die, so I inked it up along the bottom edges using some Tumbled Glass and some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks and a finger dabber.
  • I glued the Yupo paper onto a piece of white cardstock, then onto a white card base.  
  • I pop dotted the sentiment over the background and then added a matching blue button over the 'i'.


If you are interested, I previously posted 2 other cards showing this technique.

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

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Send A Smile 4 Kids- CARDS FOR DADS


Supplies
Stamps- none
Inks- Distress Oxides (listed above); Alcohol inks
Paper- Yupo, heavy white (Scribes Nook-Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- salad spinner, Ranger Blending Solution, Rubbing Alcohol, die- Lawn Fawn, pop dots

Saturday, 22 May 2021

Rainbow Celebrate




Welcome
Meet today's card.
Just a fun one I created using lots of rainbow colours of Distress Oxide inks and one stamp from Stamplorations with a repeated pattern.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut my card panel from a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I looked through my Distress Oxide inks and settled on these colours in order.... Picked Raspberry, Barn Door, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and finally some Blueprint Sketch.
  • Next, I positioned my card panel into my Misti with one of the stamps from the Mixed Media set from Stamplorations, inked it up with some Picked Raspberry and stamped it to the far left.  The great thing about using the Misti stamping tool is that it has a grid to help guide your stamping.
  • I continued to repeat stamping the pattern by moving my panel in my Misti and using the above mentioned colours.
  • When I was happy with the stamping, I splattered using a wet paint brush with all the colours by diluting them on my TH Glass Mat.  I also used my Posca black pen for a bit more drama.
  • When the panel was totally dry, I placed the 'celebrate' die carefully over the stamped area and secured it with a piece of low tack tape.  I ran it through my Spellbinder Platinum to die cut it out.  Be sure to keep all the pieces intact...I use a little tray to contain it all...you will need all those little cut away pieces!
  • I stamped the small sentiment under the die-cut area with some black Versafine Clair in my Misti.
  • I die-cut the sentiment 3 more times from some white cardstock and then glued all the 4 pieces together.  
  • I glued the panel onto a piece of black cardstock, then fit the 'celebrate' back into the cut away area.  I fit and glued all the small pieces back into place to create an embedded or otherwise called an eclipse sentiment.  
  • I glued it all to a white card base, then added 3 black gems to pull it all together.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
STAMPlorations- NEVERENDING CHALLENGE

Simon Says Wed.- USE DIES or PUNCHES
Addicted to Stamps and More- DIES AND/or STENCILS


Supplies
Stamps- Mixed Media (STAMPlorations); Tiny Words (SSS)
Inks- DOX (all mentioned above); Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); black gems; Posca Pen; paintbrush;
Celebrate die (MFT); Spellbinder Platinum die cutting machine; Nuvo glue

Sunday, 16 May 2021

Butterfly Wishes



Hello and Welcome
Meet today's card.
A simple one with a bit of a twist.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I placed the Butterfly Mask from A Colorful Life Designs over my cardstock and grabbed some Distress Oxide inks.
  • Using my TE Blending Brushes, I started at the center of the butterfly and rubbed on some Mustard Seed DOX ink.  I kept blending using Carved Pumpkin and then finally some Picked Raspberry DOX ink. 
  • When I was happy with all the inking, I decided to add a twist.......and cut it out!  I don't usually cut my stencil pieces out but this one worked perfectly for that.  It was super easy to cut out too.
  • I placed the butterfly into my Misti, stamped the sentiment with some black Versafine Clair and clear heat embossed it.
  • Next, I cut my card base from white cardstock, added a pink border and then pop dotted my butterfly to a piece of white and glued that to the card.
  • I added 3 little pearls for the finishing touch.


Here is the mask I used:

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs


Adding my card to these challenges:
Sweet Stampin- THINGS WITH WINGS

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies
Stamps- Fragile Foliage (Altenew)
Inks- DOX, Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont)
Accessories and Tools- Butterfly Mask (ACLD); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); 
TE Blending Brushes; Wow clear eb powder; heat tool; pearls

Saturday, 15 May 2021

Special Thanks

 


Good Morning
I needed a special thank-you card for one of my daycare families that so graciously gifted me with a gift certificate for Mother's Day...so appreciated.
So, I'm back again with another SALAD SPINNER card.  
Honestly, it is so fun and easy to do and quite addictive.
To see my previous card, look here.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by cutting a piece of Yupo paper.  For those who are not familiar with Yupo, it is a plastic coated paper and is used with Alcohol inks.
  • I placed the Yupo into my salad spinner and dropped some Alcohol inks onto the paper.  I added some blending Solution to help the colours move.

  • I placed the lid securely onto my salad spinner and spun away.  If you aren't getting the coverage you want, just add more inks, Blending Solution or some Rubbing Alcohol
  • Ok...now the fun part, open the lid to see what you have got.
  • I let the piece dry and in the meantime, I die-cut the 'thanks' 4 times.  I inked one of them with my Distress Oxide inks (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean) and then glued them all together.
  • By now the piece was dry so I splattered with my white Posca pen to help add more interest. 
  • I glued the inked panel onto a piece of blue then onto a white card base.  I glued the 'thanks' in the center and added the little pearls.
**If you want to clean your salad spinner when finished, I just used more Rubbing Alcohol, then rinsed it out with some soap and water.**



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies
Stamps- none
Inks- Ranger AI, Distress Oxides
Paper- Yupo; white cardstock (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Ranger Blending Solution, Rubbing Alcohol, Thanks die (MFT)
Rubbing Alcohol, salad spinner, Spellbinder Platinum, white Posca pen, pearls

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Delicate Flowers

 


Welcome
Meet today's card.
It has such a textural, unique look and was all done with the help of a piece of bubble wrap.  I watched a video by Tracy Evans and I was off to try it out.  I will be doing it again for sure.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I took out some Dina Wakely acrylic paint and squeezed a small blob onto my TH Glass mat.  Using a small piece of bubble wrap, I picked up some of the paint and dabbed it onto my cardstock.
  • I continued that process, changing colours until the whole panel was painted up.  I set that aside to dry completely.
  • When it was totally dry, I rubbed the whole panel with an anti-static bag, then I pulled out this beautiful set called Fragile Foliage from Altenew.  I placed the painted panel into my Misti and stamped the flowers with some Versamark ink.  
  • I white heat embossed the flowers.  (Be sure to use the anti-static bag or you will have white embossing powder stuck all over the front of your card panel.)
  • Using a small leftover piece, I stamped the sentiment from the same set with some black and clear heat embossed that.
  • I glued the main panel onto a heavy white card base, then pop dotted the sentiment into the corner. 


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies
Stamp- Fragile Foliage (Altenew)
Inks- Dina Wakely paint, Versamark, Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- bubble wrap, Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Wow eb powder; 
anti-static bag, TH Glass Mat

Monday, 10 May 2021

A New Day




Good Morning
Meet today's card.  
I am loving playing with this Sun and Surf stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.
I wanted to make a card of encouragement....I think this speaks to that.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of white cardstock and placed the Sun and Surf stencil over it.  I masked off the top part of the stencil and then inked up the water using some Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks. 
  • I moved the mask and then using some Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold and a hint of Barn Door Distress Oxide inks, I inked the sunshine.
  • I removed the mask and using a circle die, I cut it out. 
  • I placed the circle into my Misti and stamped the Praise Silhouette over the stenciled background with some Versafine Clair ink and then clear heat embossed it to make it pop.
  • I set that aside and cut my card front.  I placed that into my ScorPal and used my ScorBug to add some details to the background.  It added a lot of interest.
  • I glued the scored panel onto a white card base, then pop dotted the circle over that.  I pop dotted the sentiment as well. 



Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs
Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- FEMININE


Supplies
Stamps- Big Wish (Technique Tues.); Praise Silhouette (Impression Obsession)
Inks- Versafine, Distress Oxides
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Sun and Surf stencil (ACLD); Infinity Circle dies (HA); 
TE Blending Brushes; Misti (My Sweet Petunia); ScorPal; ScorBug; pop dots