Sunday, November 27, 2016

Foil Christmas Card

Sharing another Christmas card I created for our stamp club exchange and I will also be sharing this at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Christmas To Die For".


The die is from Memory Box and foiled using the Minc from Heidi Swapp....thanks to my friend, Pat!  We recently had a play date and had fun creating foiled images from die cuts.  The sentiment is a stamp from Penny Black.  The silver glitter paper and black card stock are from The Paper Cut.  The embossed background is an embossing folder from Tim Holtz's collection.  More Christmas goodies to share later!


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Stamp Club Exchange

Here's one of the cards I have created for our annual stamp club exchange next month.  I am also entering it in the Simon Says Monday challenge.


The two dies are from Penny Black and are sold as a set.  The background die has several trees and the foreground die has a larger tree along with the forest critters.  The sentiment is from Tim Holtz (Sizzix) and the inks are Distress inks.  

I began by creating a 2-1/2" square water colored with Distress markers onto water color paper.  I adhered the background die onto this water color piece.  I then used Spellbinder's Nestability squares to create a frame which I adhered with foam tape.  Lastly, I glued the foreground die around the edges and attached to the frame which adds a 3D effect to the image.  I water colored some additional  card scraps with the same Distress inks and die cut with Tim's holiday sentiments.  Glitter was also added to the forest scene prior to adhering to the card front.  



Friday, November 18, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's the Thanksgiving card I created for a few friends.  I will be submitting this card to Simon Says Monday Challenge.


The image is from Impression Obsession and colored with Copic markers.  I added clear Wink of  Stella to parts of the butterfly and leaves but doesn't show up in the photograph.  The sun in the background was created with Distress Inks.  This was a time consuming image to color but very relaxing:)

Friday, November 11, 2016

Pretty Peacock

This card has been sitting on my desk for a year and a half!!!  Finally, getting around to posting it!  I created this card for a group of friends getting together to share ideas.


I believe this technique should be available on-line at Stampendous since it is a metal stencil technique.  I applied matte black embossing paste over the stencil.  Once dry, place the stencil back on top of the image and tap a glue pad over the entire image.  Then start tapping various colors of Pearl Ex or other similar product with a stencil brush over the image and let dry.  I'm sure I did an awful job of explaining the technique but an internet search should come up with a much better explanation.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

November Stamp Club Challenge

Another Christmas card design done!  I will be entering this card in the Simon Says Monday challenge this week.


This is the sketch one of our members provided for this month.  Most of the card is Tim Holtz...Coordinations paper, die sentiment, tattered poinsettia, distress inks and poinsettia embossing folder....and distressed the edges with his distress tool and sand paper tool!  Tim always inspires me!  The kraft paper is from SU.  To add bling to the card, I added  gold Wink of Stella brushed onto the poinsettias embossing folder.  I used fired brick and vintage photo distress inks on the edges.  Otherwise, the card is pretty self-explanatory.  

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Foil Technique

Here are two more foil technique cards I created.  I am unable to locate colored metal anywhere!  These two colors, at one time, were available from Spellbinders but they appear to be out of stock.  I believe they sold this metal for jewelry making.  I also like using this heavier metal with alcohol inks.  I was able to purchase 38 gauge metal from Dick Blick but only in silver, copper and bronze.


On the purple metal, I did not add any Staz-On ink.  I inked the snowflake embossing folder with Versamark ink and ran through my Vagabond.  Then white/glitter embossing powder was added and heat set.  The snowflake die is cut from white glitter paper.


I did add dark blue Staz-On ink to the blue metal prior to running through my Vagabond and the Versamarked embossing folder.  Looking forward to playing more with this fun technique!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween My Friends!

I love my Distress Inks from Ranger (Tim Holtz) and I used chipped sapphire, dusty concord, scattered straw, persimmon, hickory smoke and vintage photo.  I blended the colors with the round blending tool also from Ranger.  I created several of these cards for friends:)


The image is from Inkadinkado and stamped in black archival ink on water color paper.  After the distress inks are applied, I misted water over the entire image to create specks since the water reacts nicely with distress inks.  

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!