Monday, September 26, 2016

Harvest Buddies My Favorite Things

Here are some cards that I got to make this weekend using the Harvest Buddy Stamp Set from My Favorite Things.   The first card was stamped and colored with Copic markers.    I used a stencil to add some color to the main panel.   To frame up the scene I used the Stitched Fishtail Frames and added my sentiment on top of stitched mini scallop circle.  

Stamp Set: MFT Harvest Buddies
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Lawn Fawn Merman
Papers: Canson Watercolor, MFT Orange Fizz, Summer Splash, Insulation Pink
Tools: MFT Stitched Fishtail Frames, Stitched Mini Scallop Circle, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

 Next up, the same stamp set but a scene created with the images, die and stencils.   
No sentiment on the front, I can add it to the inside when I am ready to send the card out. 

I colored the images with Copics and cut them out.   I used a stencil and die to create a light  background.   I used the Cloudy day stencil from MFT and sponged on some light blue ink.   Next I used the Stitched Basic Edges and cut out some masking paper and sponged on some green ink for grass.   I added some sequins to add some sparkle.   

The panel was cut out with Blueprints 13 and layered on a panel cut from Sno Cone paper with the Blueprints 2 die.   The panels were then layered on a Kraft card stock.

Stamps: MFT Harvest Buddies
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, SSS Sea Glass,  SSS Mint Candy
Papers: MFT Kraft, Sno Cone, Smooth White, Copic Xpress it
Tools: Blueprints 13 and 2, Pretty Pink Posh 4 and 6 mm sequins

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge Geometric - Jump for Joy

 This weeks challenge is Geometric shapes.   I incorporated rectangle frame for the card to tie to the challenge.   The panel was sponged with Distress inks and then splattered with water and distress ink markers.   The images were colored with Copic markers and popped up on the card with dimensional tape.  

Stamp Set:  Lawn Fawn Jump for Joy 

Check out the link below for the challenge details. 

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fairy Tale Dreams - My Favorite Things

Here is my entry for the My Favorite Things 2016 Card Design Superstar Contest.    I wanted to create a card based upon an idea of a fairytale where the prince is coming to rescue his princess.   Stay tuned for the princess card!  

I first stamped the houses from the London Mouse stamp set in light grey ink and colored in with a light grey Copic marker.   Next I stamped and masked the Prince from the Magical Dragons stamp set and stamped the dragon that appears to be flying.  The sentiment comes from another MFT stamp set, Magical Unicorns.   I heat embossed the image using white embossing powder and cut it out with Rectangle Stax 1.    The main panel was created with MFT Smooth White card stock and then die cut with the Wonky Stitched Rectangle Stax.

All products MFT unless otherwise noted: 
Stamps: Magical Dragons, Magical Unicorns, London Mouse
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Grout Grey, Versamark
Papers: Grout Gray, Smooth White, Copic X-press it, Gravel Gray
Tools: Wonky Stitched Rectangle Stax, Rectangle Stax 1, Copics, Recollections Detail White Embossing Powder, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear 6 mm and 4 mm sequins, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle, Stamping masking paper

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Impression Obsession Jacky

I love Halloween!  I can't wait for fall and cooler days and leaves changing on the trees.  I have been obsessed lately with buying Halloween or Fall images.   So many companies have come out with such great stamp sets this year it has been difficult to resist.   For today's card, I used my Gansai Tambi paints and watercolored the card to get a really deep and intense color.  

I stamped the card with the Jacky stamp and the grave stone stamps.   I covered them with Liquid Frisket and allowed it to dry.   I then watercolored with very concentrated paint and layered the colors.  I spritzed with water and lifted the water to create halo effects around the image.   I  splattered with some white paint and then added some sparkle with my Spectrum clear brush.   The whole watercolor panel was then placed on top of a top fold white A2 card and then wrapped with twine at the top.  I hated to trim it down since I like the white border from painting the card front. 

Stamps:  Impression Obsession Jacky, MFT Grave Situation
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice
Papers: Canson Watercolor, MFT Smooth White
Tools:  Gansai Tambi Watercolors, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle, MFT Twine

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Booyah! and Distress Ink Blending

I have three cards to share today with some different ways that you can create backgrounds with Distress Ink Blending.   All three cards are using the super cute, adorable Booyah! stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  

First up - simple ink blending on watercolor paper.    I used four colors of distress ink found below for my color palette.   I blended over the ink 3 layers to get the bold color.   I used Canson watercolor paper and the ink blends very well over the paper.   No water was added.  

Next up is Distress Ink blending with water and splatters to provide some more interest to the background.    Ink blend your colors and then spray with a Distress sprayer to get little and bigger water droplets.   Let the water sit on the paper about 30 secs and then lift up.    Then spritz with a marker and Tim Holtz spritzer with some brown ink.   Using the same stamp set, I created another ghostly halloween card. 

My third card is blending many inks and using a stencil on top with water and ink sprayed with water.  
Using several different inks in rainbow order will give blending in-between the inks with a new color.   for example the blending between Squeezed Lemon and Tumbled Glass will give you a green color.   This was also blended on watercolor yardstick and then using a stencil, spray the stencil with water and place onto the inked background.   Dry and then put a darker ink (I used Hickory Smoke) on the stencil and spray with water.   Then lay ink side down on the background and leave for 40-60 seconds.   Lift up and dry the panel.     You get a ghostly effect from the stencil.   The stencil I used was a Tim Holtz Shatter stencil.    

See below for supplies and color inspiration!   Thanks for joining me today!    I will be back to share some more Fall/Halloween cards!   

Card 1: 

Supplies used:  Lawn Fawn Booyah,  MFT Grassy Edges, TE Spooky Clouds, MFT Blueprints 15, SU Basic Black card stock,  Canson Watercolor paper, Distress inks noted above, Recollections White embossing powder, Pico Embellisher clear, Wink of Stella clear

Card 2: 

Supplies:  Lawn Fawn Booyah, TE Spooky Clouds, Lawn Fawn Little Town Border, SU Soft Suede Stampin' Write, Bristol smooth card stock, Recollections Detail White Embossing Powder, Distress Inks noted above, Clear Pico Embellisher, Wink of Stella Clear

Card 3: 

Supplies:  Lawn Fawn Booyah, Lawn Fawn Stitched Tree Border, Recollections Detail White embossing powder, Tim Holtz Shatter stencil, Pico Embellisher Clear, Wink of Stella Clear

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