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Thursday, June 23, 2016
I started with a piece of whisper white cardstock cut to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 and stamped the branch image using tip top taupe to create the background. I inked up the stamp avoiding the stem piece so only the top part of the stamp was used. I change the orientation of the stamp so that the pattern was more random looking. The sketch challenge called for a diagonal stripe of cardstock across the front of the card so I added the dotted lace ribbon in tip top taupe (now retired) across the front of the whisper white piece. Here is the sketch challenge image:
For the main focal square on the front, I created a mason jar full of flowers using the Jar of Love bundle - Jar of Love stamp set and coordinating Everyday Jar Framelits. I stamped the floral images from the stamp set using the following ink colors: pool party, flirty flamingo, dapper denim, peekaboo peach, sweet sugarplum, and emerald envy. After stamping everything, I used the coordinating dies to cut all the images out. Having coordinating dies really makes creating floral arrangements super easy.
I stamped the middle size jar onto some whisper white cardstock with versamark and heat set in black embossing powder. I then stamped the flower stems using emerald envy ink and then applied a light wash of dapper denim ink to give the appearance of water in the jar. I used the coordinating dies to cut out the jar.
I laid all my die cut florals onto the jar image making sure to get the arrangement I wanted and then picked the entire arrangement up with a piece of Press n' Seal. I have talked about this great craft room tool before but basically Press n' Seal allows you to pick up floral arrangements like this or multiple die cuts in one piece so you don't lose your original placement. You can then add adhesive or dimension to the images and place them onto your card one die cut at a time with everything else sticking to the Press n' Seal without again losing that original layout. This stuff is awesome!
I cut a piece of vellum to 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 and adhered the jar to the vellum using Tombow Multipurpose glue. I then used the Press n' Seal to align my floral arrangement onto the vellum and adhered the images using glue and dimensionals. This vellum piece was added to the card front with Tombow glue and I set a large acrylic block on it to make sure the glue dried in place.
The sentiment is from the Jar of Love stamp set and was stamped onto a scrap of tip top taupe using Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I cut this down to a banner shape and adhered to the card front using dimensionals. The entire card front was then adhered to an A2 top folding card base made from tip top taupe. That finishes the card for the Mojo Monday challenge.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
I stared with a piece of watercolor paper and a scrap piece of acetate. I actually used the backing sheet to the stamp set for this technique. I used distress inks for the coloring and smooshing in the following colors: cracked pistachio, mustard seed, and abandoned coral. For the technique, you just smoosh your ink pad directly onto the acetate sheet, add a squirt or two of water, and then smoosh the ink onto the watercolor paper. This technique allows more control over the color as opposed to creating a wash background. I did this using all three colors allowing them to blend together between colors. I dried this completely and then added another layer of color using the same technique. After the second layer dried, I applied some ink splatters using a paint brush in the same three ink colors.
Next I stamped the umbrellas and umbrella handles onto some watercolor paper with Versamark ink and heat set those images with white embossing powder. I used the same distress inks to color the images and then cut them out using the coordinating framelits called Umbrella Weather. I adhered the umbrellas to the card front using some foam adhesive. I then used the same framlit set to cut out two clouds from vellum and then the heart shaped rain drops. I adhered those to the card front using Ranger Multi Matte Medium and that worked out great because you can't see it behind the vellum. I stamped the sentiment from the Weather Together stamp set in Archival Basic Black ink. The entire card front was adhered to a landscape fold A2 card base made from crumb cake.
This was my second attempt at creating this card. I attempted to do a ink blended background and it just didn't give me the look I was going for. I am still not sure I am loving this card...what do you think?