Monday, 3 October 2022

Feeling Grateful


Welcome
Meet today's card.
I wanted to use the newly released stencil called Mega Flower from A Colorful Life Designs to make a sunny, happy feeling card.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • As always, I cut a piece of white cardstock and placed it onto my Make Art Station.
  • I placed the Mega Flower stencil over my cardstock.  Beginning at the center of the flower, I inked up with some Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink.
  • I moved outwards over the stencil and inked next with some Carved Pumpkin and then finally some Mustard Seed on the outer edges.
  • I moved the stencil a bit to fill in some white area left along the side and inked again, filling up my whole card front.
  • I splattered with my black Posca pen to add interest.
  • I placed the finished panel into my Misti and stamped the sentiment to one side.  
  • I glued the panel onto a piece of red cardstock, then onto an A2 card base.
  • I added some white dots to the flower centers and 3 black gems around the sentiment to finish it off.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies
Stamps- Let Us Be Grateful (IO-retired)
Inks- DOX, Versafine Clair
Paper- Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.
Accessories and Tools- stencil (ACLD); TE Blending Brushes; Make Art Station (Ranger);
black and white Posca pen, Misti

Sunday, 2 October 2022

Give Thanks


Welcome
Our Canadian Thanksgiving is coming up next weekend, so I was feeling inspired to create some cards.
I was even more inspired after watching one of Vicki Boutin's Friday Night Lives where she did some inking using a sheet of acetate.  
* I call it acetate inking and you can find more examples of this on my blog using the search button *

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • Like I mentioned above, I watched Vicki's live and wanted to make some Thanksgiving cards using some colours inspired by Fall.  Vicki calls her technique 'kissing' and it is very easy to do.
  • I cut a piece of white cardstock, got out a sheet of acetate and my Distress inks. The colours I used were:  Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Barn Door, Peeled Paint and Rusty Hinge.
  • I rubbed each colour, one at a time onto the sheet of acetate, sprayed it with a good amount of water and pressed and dragged it over my cardstock.  I dried each layer and I wiped off the acetate between each inking until the cardstock was covered with colour.
  • I splattered with my black Posca pen to grunge it up a bit more.
Here is what it looked like:

  • After the panel was totally dry, I die cut the leaves and the letters from the sheet.
  • I pulled out a piece of brown cardstock and embossed it using a folder from Carabelle to add interest.  I glued that onto an A2 size card base.
  • I glued the leaves in the top corner, adding some pop dots just under the tips of leaves to raise them up.
  • I glued the 'thanks' letters cut from the same inked sheet, just under the leaves.
  • To finish my card off, I tied a small piece of twine around the stems of the leaves.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Shopping Our Stash- Leaf Me Alone
Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES


Supplies
Stamps- none
Inks- Distress 
Paper- heavy white- Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Ont.; brown
Accessories and Tools- Leaf Fragments (TH); Thanks (MFT); 
Texte Grunge eb folder (Carabelle); sheet of acetate; black Posca pen

Saturday, 1 October 2022

Let's Gather


Welcome and Happy World Cardmaking Day!!!
Fall is here and the cooler temperatures are in the air.
Today's card features a great new stencil called Leaves and Acorns from A Colorful Life Designs.
A very simple one to create.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a piece of white cardstock and placed the Leaves and Acorns stencil onto my Make Art Station.  
  • I began inking just the middle area with some Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink.
  • I inked above and below with some Carved Pumpkin DOX ink and then finally some Mustard seed just along the top and bottom edges.
  • After removing the stencil, I inked along the edges of the stenciled panel with more of the Mustard Seed ink.
  • I took the stenciled panel and die cut the leaf from the center.
  • I stamped the sentiment onto the leaf, then splattered the card with my black Posca pen.
  • I glued the panel onto a piece of red cardstock, then onto an A2 card base.
  • I tied a piece of twine around the stem of the leaf, then pop dotted it back into place on the card front.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Shopping Our Stash- LEAF ME ALONE
My Time to Craft- AUTUMN COLORS THEME

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

Supplies
Stamps- Gather (IO)
Inks- Versafine Clair, DOX
Paper- Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.
Accessories and Tools- stencils (ACLD); TE Blending Brushes; Make Art Station (Ranger);
black Posca pen, twine, Thankful Leaves (Concord and 9th)

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Special Delivery


Welcome
Today's card features 2 of the new releases called Delivery and Dream Stars from A Colorful Life Designs.  They are just perfect for creating some fun baby cards.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a piece of white cardstock and placed the Delivery stencil over my paper.  
  • I inked it up with some Peacock Feathers and some Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink.
  • When I was happy with the inking, I die cut it out using a circle die.
  • I placed the circle into my Misti and stamped the sentiment just under the stork with some black ink. I splattered with my white Posca pen and set aside to dry.
  • Using the Dream Stars stencil, I inked that up onto another piece of white cardstock using the same colours as mentioned above.
  • I glued the stenciled stars panel onto an A2 card base, then popped the stork over that.

Here are the stencils I used:


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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies
Stamps- Welcome Little One (IO)
Inks- DOX, Versafine Clair
Paper- Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.
Accessories and Tools- stencils (ACLD); Make Art Station (Ranger); white Posca pen;
TE Blending Brushes; Infinity Circle dies (HA)