Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Blossoms and Paisley


The blossoms and background image are from the Always on My Mind set from SweetStamps.  I colored the blossoms with Chameleon Pens, dry embossed them and popped them up on foam tape then added acrylic centers.  The panel is also popped up on foam tape.

Chameleon Pens color: PR4 and I held the color nib to the blender solution for 4 to 5 counts on the larger blossoms and three on the smaller.  Also BK4 to color the blossom edges.

Images: SweetStamps: Always on My Mind
Paper: Remember When - black textured, all others unknown
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, London Fog
Accessories: Eyelet Outlet & Brads - acrylic stickers, Diamond Stickles for butterfly body and designer paper flowers
Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers Mini, Perfect Cutting Mat, Xacto craft knife, Martha Stewart - scor board, butterfly punches, Quickutz - panel dies, large stems, Cuttlebug - small stems Spellbinder - border die

The following items can be found in the SweetStamps store: 
http://shop.sweetstamps.com/Always-on-My-Mind-Clear-Stamp-Set-SS4409-SS4409.htmhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/searchquick-submit.sc?keywords=chameleonhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/Memento-Ink-Pads_c444.htmhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/Stickles-Glitter-Glue-DIAMOND-sggdiamond.htm

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Valentines


Here's a couple Valentines using non traditional colors. I really like the way this first card turned out with the pale colors and elegant flourishes.  The border images add just the right touch to create interest. 

I used the Chameleon Pens to color the hearts blending the color to the blender nib for approximately 17 on the left and 20 seconds on the right to color the large area and only a second or two for the smaller pink areas and about 5 for the long right edge.  Colors: BL3, PK3

The border images come as a set of four and I used two for this card.

Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps: 4 Sided Background Block, Dot Heart, Sentiments 1
Paper: Bazzill - light teal, unknown white
Ink: Ranger Big and Juicy - Gum Drop, Memento - Tuxedo Black
Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers Mini for 1/8" border using an Xacto knife for cutting, Scor-Pal for embossed lines, Stampin Up embossing folder for base design, Cheery Lynn flourish die, detail cutting scissors
Accessories: foam tape, Aleene's tacky glue to attach the flourish die cuts, Chameleon Pens Colors: BL3, PK3
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I used the Chameleon Pens to color the hearts on this card, using the VO4 pen.  After the color was applied I went over the image again with the blender to add lines and streaks and got a variation of results.

Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps: Heart Cube, Sentiments 1
Paper: The Paper Company - colors, unknown white
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Spray Stains - Dusty Concord and Picket Fence for background mist
Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers Mini for 1/16" border using an Xacto knife for cutting, Scor-Pal for embossed lines, Spellbinder circles frame, detail cutting scissors
Accessories: foam tape, 1/8" white ribbon, Chameleon Pens colors VO4 and blender

White on Gold


Here is a very easy card to create and would work perfect for wedding, Valentine's Day, anniversary or just a general card.

I embossed lines/frame with the Martha Stewart scorboard and a metal ball stylus, this also created a guide for the mask.
Paper was torn using the Perfect Tears from Perfect Paper Crafting and placed inside the embossed lines and secured.  I covered the open space with VersaMark, removed the mask and poured on the gold and heat embossed.
Using the same ink I stamped the flourish image and poured on the white powder and heated.  Did the same for the sentiment using the gold powder
Next I scattered the card with loose Aged White which is chunky pieces and applied heat from the bottom of the panel so it doesn't blow away and it's ready to mount to the base with foam tape.

I darkened this photo so you can better see the out of the box white embossing.

Images: SweetStamps - Decorative Elements, Live Laugh Love Roses (love)

Paper: Recollections heavy weight, DMD Inc. white mini groove

Ink: VersaMark

Powders: Micro White, 24K Gold, Aged White

The following items can be found in the SweetStamps store: (the first item is linked to the Globecraft and Piccolo site - same owner as SweetStamps):

www.shop.globecraftpiccolo.com/Enamel-Powder-MICRO-WHITE-eepmicrowhite.htmhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/Enamel-EP-AGED-WHITE-eepagedwhite.htmhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/Enamel-EP-24k-GOLD-eep24kgold.htmhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/Live-Laugh-Love-Roses-Clear-Stamp-Set-SS4600-SS4600.htmhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/Decorative-Elements-Set-S601-S601M.htmhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/Perfect-Tears-3-Tool-Set-PT100.htm?categoryId=-1

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Pink Dahlia


My card features the dahlia image, sentiment and a couple of the ATC stencils paired up with the Ranger Distress Sprays and colored with Chameleon Pens. 

I used Chameleon Pens to color the image; if you aren't familiar with this product - one marker will do the job of three or more markers of the other brands on the market. In the link above you'll find videos to help you better understand how their system works.  If you decide to purchase click the badge in the upper left side bar to receive a discount.
Colors: flower center - Y03, blossoms PK3, zPR4, leaves and stem - 0L3, Y03 

The pink panel is watercolor paper misted with water and then misted with two colors of distress sprays while wet and once dry the white spray was added.  I then used a couple of the ATC stencils and sponged the design to add character.

Images: SweetStamps - Dahlia, Beautiful Day

Paper: Beckett Expression Radiance - image panel, The Paper Company - white textured, unknown watercolor paper and green for border

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry

Ranger Distress Spray Stains: Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Picket Fence

Tools:  1/8" Perfect Layers Mini from Perfect Paper Crafting, Scor-Pal, SweetStamps ATC stencils, sponge

Accessories: foam tape to pop up the image panel, EK Success - Pink Sticko

The following items can be found in the SweetStamps store:

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Palm Sunset


It's very cold right now in the northeast section of the US and I'd much rather be in this setting on the card than where I am today, but I can only dream!

I used the masking and sponging techniques to create the scene starting with the water. I punched a one inch circle from sticky note paper for the sun then sponged on the sky colors and used what was left in the sponge to go over the sun once the mask was removed.  To form the clouds I tore sections out of scrap paper; if you need a visual/photo check out this blog post. The black was stamped after the sponging was completed using a stamp positioner and stamping several times to get a good coverage.

The brads are actually die cut circles attached with Aleene's tacky glue and covered with Paper Glaze.

Images: Just For Fun - Palm Trees, Tiny Flying Crane

Paper: Stampin Up Whisper White for image panel, Die Cuts With a View yellow, teal and designer paper, Remember When black

Ink: Ranger Distress ink - salty ocean, squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, spiced marmalade, Memento - Tuxedo Black

Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting - 1/16" and 3/16" Perfect Layers Mini, Perfect Cutting Mat, Cuttlebug Tiny Tags die for circles

You Brighten My Day


Here's a quick and easy card using Ranger Distress Sprays Stains and one of the Art Stencils from SweetStamps and the clear stamp sets named You Brighten My Day.

I cut the panel to desired size, attached it to the stencil with painters tape and sprayed then carefully blotted the stencil with a paper towel and removed it from the cardstock.  It's that easy!

The stems of the flower were stamped on the panel as is the sentiment.  The blossoms are stamped, colored with Copic markers and cut out then popped up on the panel with foam tape.

Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers Mini and the Perfect Cutting Mat were used to cut the 1/16" border using an Xacto craft knife.

Copic colors: Y38,17,13, RV29,25,23,21

Paper: The Paper Company - white, Remember When black, unknown white for stencil design
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black

The following items can be found in the SweetStamps store:

 http://shop.sweetstamps.com/Art-Stencil-VICTORIAN-ROMANCE-as46022-as46022.htm  http://shop.sweetstamps.com/Distress-Spray-Stain-EVERGREEN-BOUGH-THTSS42259.htm  http://shop.sweetstamps.com/COPIC-Sketch-Markers_c662.htm  http://shop.sweetstamps.com/You-Brighten-My-Day-Clear-Stamp-Set-SS4407-SS4407.htm  http://shop.sweetstamps.com/Tuxedo-Black-Memento-Ink-Pad-mptuxedoblack.htm?categoryId=-1

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wildflowers


The patterned panel was created by inking with VersaMark over the Moroccan Tile stencil and Royal Sterling enamel for heat embossing.  The small hearts were also heat embossed with the Royal Sterling then covered with Glastique gloss.

The butterfly is a Globecraft and Piccolo bookboard accent heat embossed with Aged White enamel using Enamel Embossing Powder Fluid Adhesive.

Image: SweetStamps - Wildflowers
Paper: Beckett Expressions Radiance for image, Die Cuts with a View dusty purple, DMD, Inc. white mini groove
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Tools: Spellbinder oval dies, Xacto craft knife, Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers Mini, Perfect Cutting Mat, eBosser for cutting the dies
Powders and accents: Globecraft and Piccolo - Aged White, Royal Sterling,
Stencil: SweetStamps - Moroccan Tile
Copics: flowers and stems - Y38,35,32, YG67,63,61,V09,06,05,04,01, background - B00,000,0000, G85,52,20

Memento marker: Elderberry - used to color the edge of the DCWV white core edge

The following items can be found in the SweetStamps store:
http://shop.sweetstamps.com/Wildflowers-1015F-1015f.htmhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/COPIC-Sketch-Markers_c662.htmhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/Memento-Markers_c442.htmhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/ATC-Mini-Art-Stencil-MOROCCAN-TILE-asm008-asm008.htm http://shop.sweetstamps.com/Tuxedo-Black-Memento-Ink-Pad-mptuxedoblack.htm?categoryId=-1 http://shop.sweetstamps.com/Tiny-Hearts-Flowers-Stars-Flourishes-A144-A144.htmhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/Butterfly-Accents-A148-A148.htmhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/Enamel-Embossing-Powder-Adhesive-EEPA.htmhttp://www.shop.globecraftpiccolo.com/Glastique-GLOSS-Finishing-Glaze-4-oz-gfggloss4.htm http://shop.sweetstamps.com/searchquick-submit.sc?keywords=ebosserhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/Enamel-EP-AGED-WHITE-eepagedwhite.htmhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/Enamel-EP-ROYAL-STERLING-eeproyalsterling.htm

Monday, December 29, 2014

Stamptangle Border


Here's another Stamptangle image which I so enjoy coloring, it's better than being a kid again because our coloring supplies today are better than crayons!  There is no right or wrong in coloring the Stamptangle images and it gives us a chance to use a wide range of colors as we unwind from the busy holiday season.  You can see pages and pages of Stamptangle images here

I was having fun with the Chameleon Pens again too.  Most of the areas were created after blending the color nib to the blender nib for three to four seconds and if I thought it was a little dark I lightened up with the blender pen.

Chameleon colors: BV4,BL3,BL6,BG4,YL2,OR4,YO3,RD4,GR3,YG3,OL3,PK3,VO4,PR4

Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - StampTangle Border 3, Sentiments 1

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black

Paper: Stampin Up - Brilliant Blue, Die Cuts with a View - yellow textured, DMD Inc - white mini groove, Beckett Expressions Radiance for image

Accessories: foam tape to the pop the border, unknown gems and Paper Glaze to attach to card

Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers and Perfect Cutting Mat, Xacto craft knife, Spellbinder border die

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Snowman


This card will work for Christmas or just as a winter card and this snowman looks pretty happy to see the flakes are still falling!  I used the Globecraft and Piccolo products to create the bookboard snowman.   I didn't have all the colors needed in enamel gels so I heat embossed the entire snowman with white embossing powders, colored with Copics then applied the  enamel gel one section at a time to avoid the color from running.  
The snowman, tree, punched snowflakes and mica chips snow are attached with Aleene's tacky glue.  The pearls are attached with the glossy glaze.

Snowman: Piccolo - Snow in Love with You accents
Tree: Lea'bilities - Pine Tree dies
Mica Chips: Martha Stewart
Paper: Stampin Up - Cool Caribbean, unknown white and red, Die Cuts with a View glitter white, Heidi Grace Designs designer paper
Tools: EK Success - snowflake, eBosser for cutting tree, Perfect Paper Crafting tools for cutting borders
Accessories: Spellbinder - pearls

The following items can be found in the SweetStamps store (a couple of items are linked to the Globecraft and Piccolo site - same owner as SweetStamps):
http://shop.sweetstamps.com/searchquick-submit.sc?keywords=a113  http://shop.sweetstamps.com/Enamel-Embossing-Powder-Adhesive-EEPA.htmhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/Pine-Trees-Dies-458947-458947.htmwww.shop.globecraftpiccolo.com/Enamel-Powder-MICRO-WHITE-eepmicrowhite.htmhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/COPIC-Sketch-Markers_c662.htmhttp://www.shop.globecraftpiccolo.com/Glastique-GLOSS-Finishing-Glaze-4-oz-gfggloss4.htmhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/searchquick-submit.sc?keywords=ebosser