Sunday, October 5, 2014
Hello! I was super motivated in the card making department yesterday, so I hope you have a beverage and free time! There are a lot of pictures coming! :)
For this first card, I decided to do bold with a pop of color. I used a fun new stencil that looks like basket weaving, along with white and black accents. I made this one for a challenge, so I'll blog more about it at a later date. Here's a close up:
I used the above Cardmaps sketch to create this card. I used Echo Park's Hear and Now collection, as well as Paper Smooches feather dies. To get the fun finish on the feathers, first I masked off the bottom portion and then blended on some deep pink ink. While it was still masked, I applied Versamark and clear embossing powder over it. (As it turns out, my clear powder also has flecks of white in it, so it added a bit more character to the feathers.) Once that was dry, I masked off the next section and used silver embossing powder this time. I used the same silver powder for the sentiment and finished everything off with silver glitter enamel dots. My new favorite things! Here's a close up of the details:
For this next card, I started by masking off the square in the center, then applied the confetti stamp using Versamark. I covered it with clear powder and then applied distress ink in Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers, blending in the center to get the fun purpley color. I cut the Winnie and Walter sentiment out of glitter cardstock using my Cameo. That's it! Here is a close up of the details:
I made this next card for my hubby's bday (and you can see that I took the picture after I had already written in it. :/) First I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and used clear embossing powder over it. I masked off the top area of watercolor paper and then got it really wet with my thick paintbrush. Then I pressed two colors of ink onto a large stamp block and spritzed them with water. I took a smaller brush and started to dab the ink on in a somewhat random pattern. Usually I'm not very good at this, but I really love how this one turned out. Once everything was dry, I used my clothing iron and a paper towel to take off the embossing powder, making this a completely flat front with no dimension. I backed the paper with matching blue paper and that's it!
I wanted to make a cute fall card, so I grabbed some fall-colored distress inks (Crushed Olive and Peacock Feathers - because teal) and blended them over a stencil I made with my Cameo. Then I stamped the fox from Sweet Stamp Shop with a brown ink and covered the parts I wanted to stay white with rubber cement. I then blended Spiced Marmelade over it. When I took off the rubber cement, some of the color from the top of it smeared on to the image, so I ended up blending it all with a clean blending pad. I like how it turned out. I used two different patterns of woodgrain washi to mimic logs that the little guy might be sitting next to and then added a coordinating button with white buralp twine. Here is a close up of the details:
For this card, I started by stamping two rows of this fun border stamp from Avery Elle on the bottom of the kraft card base. Then I adhered the speech bubble at the top, which was cut using a Lawn Fawn die. I stamped some pretty Peonies from WPlus9, added the Simon Says Stamp sentiment, then threw on some enamel dots. I love how it turned out. Actually, when I caught this out of the corner of my eye, I thought the bottom of the card looked like burlap, which made me love the result even more. Here's a close up of the details:
This is a card I started on WCMD-eve. I stamped the Paper Smooches images and then masked them so I could use a stencil and apply transparent embossing paste over it. Once the paste was dry, I masked the snowmen again and then used Broken China distress ink to blend over the falling snow and under the snowmen. I did some paper piecing and some coloring with colored pencils to color everything else in. Here is a close up of the details:
Well that is it for me! I hope you enjoyed seeing what I made yesterday and I hope you made time for yourself to make some cards as well! Until next time...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Hey, all! I stumbled upon one of the most amazing blog hops this past Monday...a coffee lovers' blog hop! I start my day with my version of a mocha (coffee, sugar free chocolate, stevia and coconut milk) and my family knows not to talk to me until I've had some in the morning. :) I just knew I had to play along. :) I originally posted this card to my instagram page because the hubs was on the computer after I made this and just couldn't understand my immediate need to use the computer. Silly boy. :)
Here is the card I made:
I don't have a dedicated "coffee lover" stamp set, so I pulled the coffee cup from the Paper Smooches Warm Hearts set and stamped it with some creamy brown chalk ink. Then I filled in one of the hearts with a colored pencil and covered the entire cup with glossy accents. Unfortunately my glossy accents is old, so it dried kind of yellow, but you get the point. I put a tiny strip of coordinating pink cardstock onto the kraft cardstock base, then adhered the front to the card. Simple and to the point. And coffee. My favorite things. :)
That's all for today! Thanks for stopping by to take a look!
Until next time...