Saturday, June 27, 2015

Pretty Peacock

Happy Saturday!  It's a beautiful day here in my neck of the woods.  I created this card for a make and take evening at my friend's home.

The stencil is from Dreamweavers.  I taped the stencil to 80# white card stock and smoothed black stencil paste over the entire stencil and remove the stencil.  Once dry, tape the stencil back onto the dried paste and sponge Stamp and Stick Glue over the entire stencil image.  Then we took various colors of FX Powder and Pearl Ex  and stippled the powders over the stencil.  Remove the stencil and let dry.  A fun technique to use with your brass stencils.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Brusho Background

This card was also created for our May stamp club challenge.  Of course, I almost always deviate from the sketch:)

The background was created by sprinkling various colors of Brushos on glossy paper.  Then the Brushos were spritzed with gold spray and then wrapped with cling wrap and left to partially dry.   You remove the cling wrap and leave air dry or dry with a heat gun.  Love, love this look and thanks to Karen and Pat for sharing this technique!

The main image is from Impression Obsession and the sentiment is from Endless Creations.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Modeling Film, Alcohol Inks and Gelatos

The design of this card used Memory Box dies - both the flowery background (Tanglewood) and butterfly (Darla) - for our recent stamp camp.

I started with A2 size watercolor paper.  On the front of the card, I scribbled two different colors of blue Gelatos (one is metallic though hard to see in the photo) and then wiped with a baby wipe to spread and blend the colors evenly across the watercolor paper.  The Tanglewood frame is cut from white card stock and adhered to the front of the card.

The butterfly die is cut from Modeling Film from Wendy Vecchi.  Various blue colors of alcohol inks along with silver are sponged onto the film.  Then heat the film with a heat gun and bend.  The film immediately hardens to the shape you have molded.  You can reheat the film and re-bend.  Awesome stuff to play with!  The sentiment is stamped onto a Spellbinder's banner die cut and sponged with distress ink.