Wednesday, May 22, 2019

friendship is the sweetest flower...

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Rosemary here today with another card made using the new Dear Daisy stamp set as well as the Delightful Sentiments stamp set.

I don't often watch crafty videos, but recently I started watching videos posted by the amazing Kristina Werner.   She posted a video on coloring images in a dramatic way using ZIG Clean Color markers.   After watching the video several times I decided that I wanted to use one of the color combos she used to color the image I used for my card today.   I started by stamping the image using VersaFine CLAIR Acorn ink on smooth bristol paper.  I then began by coloring the image using the Carmine Red marker from my collection of ZIGs and clean water.   A small amount of color is laid down and then spread out using the water.  Once the first layer was mostly dry I added in some orange.  I finished up by adding in dark brown to deepen the shadow areas.  The leaf was colored with ZIGs in mid green and olive green along with a little bit of dark brown.  Once the image was completely dry I trimmed it out with my detail scissors.  The sentiment was stamped using VersaMark ink on vellum, embossed in white and then trimmed down.  I adhered the flower to a kraft cardstock panel that was die cut with the largest Stitched Dot rectangle and then I adhered the vellum strip on top of the flower.   I really quite pleased with how the flower turned out!

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Daisy Birthday Wishes

Hi there it`s Tracey here today and I am excited to share some more inspiration with you using the new Dear Daisy clear stamp set! I love how some of the daisies in this set are grouped together and all are grouped with the leaves making it easy to create a pretty scene!

I wanted to use the Elegant Stitched Dot Edge Dies and I wanted both my images and my sentiment to rest on the upper portion of my card front. I started with a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card panel and used the trio of daisies for my card. I set it on an angle so that I could stamp my sentiment from the Delightful Sentiments stamp set, tucked under the right side leaving me enough room to die cut the panel with the single point die and leaving space below the point. The images were coloured with Copic markers, three shades for the flower leaves and two colour each for the flower centres and leaves.  The panel was popped up with foam tape before be adhered to the white, landscape card base. The white on white creates a very elegant vibe to the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and we'll see you next time!

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Dear Daisy

Hello and Happy Monday!
Bunny here with my new favorite stamp set Dear Daisy!!!
Inspired by the coral tones of Tracey and Rosemary's cards last week, I decided I needed to try their beautiful color schemes too!

After using Wow Embossing Ink and Wow Silver Embossing Powder on Ranger water color paper, I colored with Catherine Pooler Ink available in the A Jillian Vance Design store, I used
Samba, Rockin' Red and Party Dress on the daisy's petals, Sauna and Limoncello in the center and Lime Rickey and Grass Skirt on the leaf using my Tim Holtz Fine Tip Water Brush.
Then deciding which die to cut it with, when I laid the circle on there, I had an IDEA!
Do a partial die cut and fussy cut the leaf! So that is exactly what I did!
The photos below shows my process....

Start with your watercolored image

Place your die where you want it to cut, however the part you DO NOT want to cut, do not put your top plate over that area....  Run it through your manual die cutting machine.


Then I rotated it to cut more of the other side of the circle, still without cutting the leaf off.

Here you can see the circle is cut out, except for the part of the leaf that I fussy cut the rest of the way.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!

Then I layer the colored image which I had cut with the Polka Dot Circle Die Set on top of a Black die cut of the Basic Circle Backdrop Die Set. Jillian's dies layer so that you get that 1/8 of an inch difference between sizes so that black just peeks out but still gives a nice backdrop.
My all time FAVORITE Cover Plate.... Stitched Plaid Cover Plate Die always makes a great background! Always remember with that die, you will need the Metal Adapter Plate because it is so intricate and may need run thru the die cutting machine a couple of times, rotation after each pass.

TADA!!!  And there you have card for Monday! No sentiment needed!

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I also did another quick card using Dear Daisy shown below and watercolored with Catherine Pooler Ink as well!

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Thanks for building me up!

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

I'm swinging in today to share a fun masculine card!

I started by making the tools, which I simply used the 'tool dies' with a light grey cardstock and a kraft cardstock. I did a little 'trimming' with the kraft die cut pieces, just so they are only the 'handles' for the tools. (I also used a silver glitter cardstock for the tiny little  holes in the saw handle.) After, I used a light blue cardstock with the stitched dot rectangle die and then added my tools to the die cut panel. For the 'saw' I used some foam tape on the back to give it a little more 'pop' than the others.

To finish things off, I added some foam tape on the back of the panel before adhering it to my card base. Then I added a little sentiment on a piece of white cardstock and then doubled up the foam tape on the back before adding it to my card. Simple and fun, yeah?!...

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Enjoy your day!

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Just for you

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

I'm swinging in to share a simple and fun card with you!

I started with making my background. I used a clear gloss embossing paste and simply mixed in some gold glitter to it. After I used a palette knife to spread it onto my card. I did a couple panels with this process and then chose the one I liked best to use. ;)

Once dry, I used the stitched dot rectangle die with the panel and then added foam tape to the back and added it my card base. Next, I used some pink cardstock with the laurel leaves dies and then tied a little burlap twine around them. Once done, I adhered them to my card and then made a little 'banner' with white cardstock and stamped on my sentiment using black ink. After I added it to my card using foam tape on the back. Easy peasy, right?!...

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Happy Birthday Bloom

Hi there, it's Tracey back today and I created a card for you with colours that I hope brighten your day. This is my first time using the Delightful Daisy Create a Card die. Now that we are starting to see things bloom in our gardens I wanted to NOT make this a traditional white daisy--I have been seeing nothing but white snow for the past 6 months so I thought some colour would was in order!

The main bloom and large centre from the die set was cut with Bristol Smooth cardstock. I blended Dried Marigold and Ripe Persimon Distress Oxide inks on to it leaves focusing the darker orange towards the centre of the flower. It took a bit of blending to but it was worth it. I splattered a bit of water onto the flower and picked it up with paper towel and set it aside to dry.

While it was drying I stamped Happy Birthday from the Delightful Sentiments set on to the flower centre and left it white. The tiny bumble bee from the same stamp set was stamped, fussy cut and coloured with Copic markers. I added that to the sentiment circle.

 Rather than use it as a shaped card I decided I wanted to add it to a card panel so a 4 1/4" square card base was formed and I cut a 4" square panel to go on top of the base. I sprayed some gold spray ink on the smaller panel and when it was dry I adhered it to the card base. The flower centre was added to the leaves with foam tape and the entire flower was added to the panel also with foam tape.

The finish it off I add some Nuvo Glitter Drops in Honey Gold

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