Thursday, April 26, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

Good morning! Ardyth here with a simple, fresh Mother's Day card. I was inspired by the current Muse Challenge.

I started by blending Lime Rickey ink on a white panel, making it darker along the bottom and fading it out as it moved up. I die cut this panel with a Stitched Dot Rectangle die and stamped the sentiment from Mother's Day in Black Jack ink.

I die cut the tulip and stem from the Watering Can die set from white cardstock. I 'coloured' the stem by tapping the Lime Rickey ink pad directly on to it. For the tulip bloom, I used sponge daubers to blend Shea Butter and Polished ink, leaving a white highlight in the centre. For some definition and drama, I blended Party Dress just on the very edge of the bottom of the tulip.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

aqua roses for mom...

Hello friends!  Hope you are having a wonderful week.  We will be into May next week and that means Mother's Day is right around the corner!  I have a Mother's Day card that I made using some older (but absolutely awesome!) A Jillian Vance Design products:  Blooming Rose die and Mother's Day stamp set.

As I thought about what I wanted to make for this week's project I started thinking about what dies I had not used in sometime, remembered the lovely Blooming Rose die and decided to give it some love.  Then I remembered the technique called faux embossing.   With that technique you die cut an image multiple times from one color and then adhere everything to a panel of the same color of cardstock.  Thus creating the same type of raised image that an embossing folder would create.  To be honest this is a rather time consuming technique, but one that provides a beautiful result.  Once I had adhered all the roses I die cut the panel with the largest Stitched Dot rectangle die.  I die cut some vellum using the small die from the Minnie Pearl Tag die set and then embossed the sentiment from the Mother's Day set in white.  I added some aqua/white bakers twine to the tag and then adhered it to the card using rolled up glue dots.  Going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hello Bloom ~ Watercolored Pop Die Cut Card

Hello everyone... Helen is here. Today I have a Hello Bloom card that I create with Bloom Stamp Set, Grande Greetings - Hello Word Die using the cardmaking technique called Eclipse Die Cut or also known as Pop Die Cut.

I stamped the gorgeous image from Bloom Stamp Set on a watercolor cardstock with Midnight CP Ink using Mini MISTI.

After that I colored it with Pearlesscents Watercolor Paints with loose-watercoloring technique. Once I was done coloring it, I dried the whole image with craft heater and then I added some black pearl watercolor paint splatters on the background.

I trimmed the panel into 5.25" x 4", 1/4" smaller that the A2 card base size.

After that, I die cut the watercolored panel using the Grande Greetings - Hello Word Die. This die is perfect for this Eclipse / Pop Die Cut technique. After cutting the panel, make sure to keep all the pieces! 

I added the background panel on a black card base with dries-clear adhesive glue, after that I added the negative pieces of the word die on the card, too. And then, I added the word Hello right inside the negative space with 3D foam tape to give the Pop effect to it.

I finished the card with some of the Pure Gold Satin Sequins.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you all have a fabulous day!

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Experimenting With INKboss Impression Plates -- Happy Birthday Cards!

Hello, Lisa Hoel here with some INKboss Inkpressions Plate 'experiments'! I wanted to try out some different techniques and I think they worked out pretty well. ;-)

I love the Celebration INKboss plate and I just had to make some bright festive cards using it!

For this card, I inked the plate with Ranger embossing ink and ran it through my Big Shot. I then sprinkled the paper with blue embossing powder and heat set it. I really liked how the color came out so even because of the powder coverage. The shine and texture from the powder makes a nice finish.

For this card I again inked the plate with embossing ink and ran it through my Big Shot with plain white cardstock. I embossed it with clear embossing powder and heat set it. After it was embossed, I blended various colors of Distress Oxide Inks right over the top of it. Any excess ink on the embossed part wipes right off with a paper towel. The white of the paper showing through is a nice effect.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great and creative week. =)

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clear embossing powder, blue embossing powder, Tiny Attacher tool, washi tape, cardstock, Distress Oxide Inks - Blueprint Sketch, Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Doilies and Hello

Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Happy Friday!!

Today, I'm sharing a simple and sweet card with you.

I started with my background, which I stamped on my doilies in different sizes and used a soft blue ink with them. After, I used the polka dot rectangle die with my panel. Easy peasy, right?!...

Next, I added my card panel onto my card base. Then used some white cardstock with the hello die and layered it three times. To finish my card off, I added my hello in the middle of my card and added a touch of white twine at the top. Simple and sweet, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sweet Rainbow Celebration

Good morning! Ardyth here with a sweet rainbow card using some dies in an unexpected way! 

It's so much fun to get 'more' out of our stamps and dies by using them in clever ways that the designer may not have had in mind. Here, I have used a flower die (Buttercup Blossom) to create a scalloped circle focal point. True, the 'circle' only has 6 scallops, but by layering it with another one, you can see the circle start to take shape.

To create a background that would help my sentiment panel be the main focus, I thought it would be fun to use the shape of the flower to guide some rainbow ink-blending. I laid the white flower on the panel, and drew pencil lines to divide it up. I masked each section, and erased the pencil line BEFORE blending ink into it. This rainbow of Catherine Pooler inks is so vibrant, and the inks react so well with water to creat even more interest!

Here's a quick video:

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

fruit of the spirit...

Happy Wednesday everyone!!  Here we are half way through April and spring has still not arrived in most of the country!   Hoping that spring arrives soon!!  I have another simple design today made using the PEARfect stamps and dies.

I'm still determined to make a dent in the amount of patterned paper that I have.  As I was rummaging around my small work space I pulled out this piece of patterned paper that came in an issue of Stamper's Sampler Take Ten magazine.  Generally these pieces of patterned paper have four different patterns on it so using the piece was perfect for my card.  I also found a piece of bright green cardstock that was perfect to die cut the pear from.   I stamped the sentiment (Galatians 5:22-23) in VersaFine CLAIR Green Oasis ink and then die cut it with the pear.  I die cut all the rectangles using the Stitched Dot Rectangle dies and then layered everything on an off-white cardstock base.

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