Thursday, January 29, 2015

For this card I wanted to try Yana's technique. I used  MFT Sour apple card stock and Blue raspberry for the sentiment (Clearly Besotted All Occasion Sentiments), embossed using Zing Orchid.  I used the double sided tape and Hero Arts Palm Fancy.  I like the way it came out but learned I need to cut from the card side not the tape side.  MFT Stitched rectangles die for the sentiment

online card classes day 4

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Today's class was chocked full of ideas that I wanted to try.  Wow Ladies, you out did yourselves.  The first technique was the double embossing paste that Jocelyn Olson demonstrated.  Rather than watercolors, I first mixed my embossing paste with a few drops of Worn Lipstick re-inker and applied it over Simon Says Tiny Dots stencil over a pale pink cardstock from my stash.  After that was dry, I used translucent embossing paste over Crafter's Workshop mini climbing vine stencil just at the bottom.  Of course  I had no plan when I started this but was thinking of some kind of baby card.   I realized when all the embossing was dry that I wanted to add a colored image to the card and chose Penny Black Bundle of Joy since it was a framed image.  I did a quick, simple coloring using Copics and Wink of Stella clear on the pink flowers.  I then tried two additional techniques.  I covered a piece of the same card stock with the same mix of embossing paste and distress ink, let it dry and then ran it through my Big Shot with Serendipity Baby die.  This didn't work at all, even though it was dry, it stuck and pulled away from the embossing paste.  So I cut it again and then applied the embossing paste.  Also not easy on such a small piece.  But it worked.
The image and the die are applied with dimensional tape.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

I so loved Kristina's card and I thought it might be quick (which since I only had about 2 seconds to spare today) and it was!   Here is my take on the card.

online card classes clean and simple

Mama Elephant stamps and a variety of pigment ink stamps, Avery Elle Dotted border die

This is a clearer picture than the first one.

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Gorgeous Flowers Blooming just for you!

Happy New Year! We hope you have had a wonderful time over the holidays and wish you an amazing 2015!

Today we are excited to be sharing a new release of beautifully illustrated flower stamps from Make it Crafty. They are intricate and delicate with lots of detail and are the perfect choice for many occasions.

These gorgeous new flowers are available in both digital and rubber and the rubber stamps also come with a hand written sentiment, which of course you could use between all the different flowers.

If you have gotten here without starting from the beginning you can click HERE to start at the top.

I am so happy to be participating in Make it Crafty's January Blog Hop.  The two stamps that I am using are Birthday Daisies and Roses of Love

I stamped PTI's Stone cardstock with MFT'S wood plank background stamp using MFT Grout Gray hybrid ink.  Over that I stamped MIC's new Birthday Daisies using MFT'S hybrid Licorice Black.
For the colored panel I stamped Neenah Solar white in MFT'S Grout Gray to create a very soft image.  The image was colored with my new Faber Castell Polychromos.  These are an ink based pencil and I love how smooth they go on the paper and how well they blend without a build up of wax.
I then attached the ribbon from my stash to the back of the image and attached it with dimensional tape. 

For the Roses of Love I wanted to try a watercolor resist so I stamped with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I watercolored with with Kuretake watercolors and then tried the hot iron technique to remove the embossing.  It almost worked, you can't feel the raised embossing but you can still see a little shimmer of it on the image.  I then took Simon Says Stamps Stitched Square dies and placed three together on the image and ran it through my big shot but kept them attached to each other with washi on the back side.  I matted with a piece of Bazzill gold metallic paper onto PTI 120 lb white cardstock and embossed the sentiment from the stamp in Filigree gold embossing powder.  

Direct Links to the stamps I used:

Hop over to Zoe's next! 

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