Friday, April 28, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
I decided to get out my new Distress Oxide inks and play around with the background. I stamped the metal image in Versamark ink repeatedly on a piece of Distress Watercolor paper and heat set with white embossing powder. I then started playing around with 3 ink colors - Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, and Worn Lipstick. I love how these Distress Oxide inks are chalky and give a different look to your projects.
I added some ink splatters using my Finetec gold watercolor and some splatters of the same distress inks. I stamped the heart image with Versamark ink onto some vellum and heat set in gold embossing powder. I then fussy cut the image out and adhered to the watercolor panel with foam tape. The I adhered the panel onto a piece of Mint Macaron yardstick from Stampin Up. The entire panel was then adhered to a top folding A2 card base made from thick Whisper White from SU!
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
I stamped the flower image onto some whisper white cardstock in 8 different Stampin Up ink colors: Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Pool Party, Dapper Denim, and Wisteria Wonder. I then stamped the leaf with Smoky Slate.
I then stamped the flower centers using Versamark ink and heat set them using gold embossing powder. I fussy cut all the images out using my paper snips.
I added some ink splatters to another card panel made from Whisper White cardstock. I used my acrylic block and "smooshed" the Smoky Slate ink pad onto the clear block. I then added some water to the ink and flicked the ink off the edge of the block to add some great ink splatters to the background. I added some gold splatters using my Finetec Mica Watercolors.
I then arranged the flowers onto the card front in a circle shape to form the wreath and added the leaves. The wreath was adhered with dimensionals and Tombow multipurpose glue. I stamped the sentiment and banner onto some vellum using Versamark ink and heat set that with some of the same gold embossing powder. The banner was die cut using the coordinating dies.
I then adhered the entire panel onto an A2 top folding card base made from thick Whisper White cardstock. I added some clear sparkling sequins to finish off the card.
You can watch my video on how I made this card on my YouTube Channel HERE, or watch below:
Thursday, March 23, 2017
I started with a piece of watercolor paper and painted stripes using my Dapper Denim reinker. I then cut out the detailed smaller dragonfly in the Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper and outline dragonfly image in vellum. I also cut out the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits from vellum.
I painted the back of the vellum dragonfly with the same Dapper Denim ink and then adhered this to the glimmer die cut. I added some gold thread to the back of the dragonfly using a glue dot an then adhered this to the vellum circle. I stamped the "hello" sentiment from Thoughtful Banners onto a piece of Dapper Denim cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossed in white embossing powder.
I cut down the watecolor panel to 4 x 5 1/4 and adhered this to a Sweet Sugarplum panel cut to 1/8 inch larger. This was then adhered to a top folding A2 card base made from thick Whisper White. I then adhered the dragonfly focal piece to the front and that finished the card.
You can watch my video on how to make this card on my YouTube Channel HERE, or watch below:
Monday, February 27, 2017
The next technique was creating the rainbow background by ink blending several colors of Distress Inks. I started with a piece of watercolor paper and blended the rainbow of colors using my mini ink blending tool. I then spritzed the panel with some water to make the ink react with the water and picked it up with a paper towel. This gives the panel the cool bleached spots. I then spritzed the entire panel with some shimmer spray to add some glitter.
Next I cut out the hello sentiment using the Hello You Thinlits three times and adhered the die cuts together to give a chipboard effect. I then traced the outside of the die with a pencil onto a piece of vellum and cut this out with my paper snips. This gave my sentiment the vellum background that looks like an additional die cut.
To learn more about the techniques, you can watch my video on my YouTube Channel HERE, or watch below:
Monday, February 20, 2017
I started with some watercolor paper and stamped the flower images in daffodil delight inks and then used my aqua painter to add color from a calypso coral watercolor pencil. This gave me a gorgeous watercolor look to the flowers with little effort or skill. It's super easy to use your aqua painter to blend the watercolor pencil with the already stamped image on watercolor paper. Next I used the coordinating dies to cut out the flowers. I also scribbled the old olive and bermuda bay pencil onto an area of the watercolor paper and just blended with the my aqua painter. I used this area to cut out the stem and leaves.
I took a piece of whisper white and blended on some pool party ink and then added splatters of black and silver inks. I then adhered the flowers to the panel and add this to a basic black top folding A2 card base with a strip of DSP. The DSP tied in the black ink splatters and the black die cut sentiment. The "hugs" sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and I cut it out 3 times and adhered all the die cuts together for a chipboard effect.
I am in love with these watercolor pencils and this bundle. The pencils are so easy to blend and the colors match the Stampin Up inks perfectly. The Special Reason bundle has the most gorgeous flower images and the coordinating die cuts make cutting out the images a breeze.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
I used the new Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to create the chicken wire background. I applied an ink pad to one side of the embossing folder (the side with the Sizzix logo) before running it through my Big Shot and you get this fantastic technique. Be sure to lightly apply the ink or you risk getting ink into the wells of the design which will not give you that wire look you are going for. Super cute huh?
I then stamped the chicken image from Hey, Chick and used my blender pen to color in the image. I then cut out the chicken with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and also cut out another larger square with the coordinating color. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and heat set that with white embossing powder.
To see a video on how to make this card and also see the chicken wire technique, you can watch it on my YouTube Channel HERE, or watch below: