Warm Wishes

Monday, 27 August 2018

 This is a sample card I made for our Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoaststampers about our changing weather. I picked Autumn for my card, as this is my favourite time of the year. I love the colours of Autumn, and yes, the cooler weather.

I started my panel by die cutting with my wonky rectangle die, as there is nothing worse than doing it after I have the ink on my panel. I then proceeded to use distress oxide inks for my background, using fossilized amber, bundled sage, spiced marmalade, ripe persimmon and candied apple. 
Once I was happy with my sponging, I sprinkled my panel with water droplets. I then stamped the trees using Ranger Archival inks in coffee and sepia.

To finish I attached my panel to a dark brown card base, then stamped my sentiment using Ranger Archival vermillion ink.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. You can find the products used below.

Life's Path

Sunday, 26 August 2018

It is always amazing to me what can be done with a little ink and shaving cream. I adore these colours, guess that is why I used them! 😃

For the inspiration challenge at Splitcoaststamper today we visited a store called One Kings Lane. I picked this acrylic box as my inspiration piece.

I made the butterfly die a couple of weeks ago, stamping the image on the die cut today using Ranger Arhival Ink Jet Black. 

You can find the Shaving Cream Stenciling Technique under my Awesome Tutorials page, which is what I did for both the butterfly and my background, just using different colours.
I have also used alcohol inks previously, but for this card I used re-inkers, as shown below.

The stamp is from High Hopes and is called Life's Path, which I stamped in Ranger Archival Paradise Teal. The stencil is MFT called Framework. Once I finished the card I added Wink of Stella to the butterfly.
I hope you have enjoyed this card today and would like to thank you for visiting.

Shake Up Summer with Scrap' Stamp

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Welcome to the Scrap'n Stamp Shake Up Summer Blog Hop.
We are happy you have joined us today.

There are SEVEN Tonic Die and Shaker sets to give away for this hop. We will choose SEVEN lucky commenters, one from each designer and one from Facebook, who will win one of the SEVEN Tonic Die and Shaker sets available. The winners will be announced on the Scrap'n Stamp Blog  September 1st, 2018.

And, Scrap'n Stamp will be offering 20% off all shaker windows.

Now that I have finished with the business it is time to move on to the cards that I have made for today.

This is Peace & Joy, using one of the Tonic Star Die and Shaker Set. I wanted to keep it light and use non-traditional Christmas colours. I die cut a small star using acetate and stencilled the star randomly around my card panel. Using the die that comes in the set, I die cut the star and added the shaker bubble. I then added the pink sequins, that include snowflakes, to the bubble and covered with a piece of white tulle, then attached the panel to my card base.
Here is a close up photo showing the tulle. I stamped my sentiment using Ranger Archival ink in Vibrant Fuchsia and added a few crystals to finish.
This photo shows the dimensions on the card. I really like the softness on this.
For my second card I went bright and bold, being as it is still August. 😊
This shaker card is made with an acetate window. I use fun foam when I make this a shaker this way, as then I don't have to deal with the sequins sticking to the sides of the opening. As I am running the fun foam through my machine, it flattens, so I glue two pieces together. 
I started this shaker by stamping my card panel with the Primitive Chevron Background stamp using Ranger Archival ink in Shadow Gray, then heat embossed with shimmering embossing powder. I painted parts of the chevron using my Zig Clean Color Brushes in Turquoise Green, Carmine Red, Pink and Light Green. 
I stamped the flowers from My Favorite Things Love Buds Stamp Set, using Ranger Archival Inks in Vibrant Fuchsia, Paradise Teal and Vermilion Red, then watercoloured with the Zig colours. I lined up where the panel would be and stamped the sentiment, splitting it to make 2 lines.
To put it together I added acetate to the back of the card panel, added the mixed crystals to the card base and covered with the panel. To finish, I styled the flowers a bit and glued them to the card panel. 
Thank you for joining us for today's hop. Next up is Laurie.

Today's hop list is:
Scrap'n Stamp Blog with Tara
You are here ~ Kia ~ you are here

Fabulous Fall

Friday, 24 August 2018

Well, I am sad to say this is my last post on behalf of Your Next Stamp. I certainly have enjoyed the month playing along with their latest release along with some oldies but goodies, which includes the sweet image I used for this card, called Sandy Squireel Autumn Greetings. 
This card was done following a challenge of either a sketch layout or colour choices. I decided to go with the colours, ones I love from this picture.
I used a stencil to do my background along with one of my favorite techniques called Shaving Cream Stenciling, which is located under my Awesome Tutorials Page. I used all the colours that are in the picture, and threw in some turquoise. I then stamped my image using Ranger Sepia ink and watercoloured the squirrel with my personal set of watercolours. I die cut the panel with my deckled oval die, sponged the edges in Tim Holtz Distress Inks Ripe Persimmon and attached it to the base using foam tape. I stamped the sentiment using Ranger Plum ink and added a few gumdrops to finish. 
Isn't he just too cute.
Thank you for joining me today.

Coleous Hello Friend

Back today to share this very easy card made using a Coleous Leaf. I have made a few of these kind of cards over the summer. We are nearing the time when I won't be able to do this.

I used a single Coleous Leaf which I ran through my Platinum machine with watercolour paper and paper towels. I die cut the leaf using my Altenew frame die, then cut another piece of the frame for the deep purple border. I added a die cut label with a simple sentiment stamped in purple ink that is attached on foam dots and a few bubble drops to complete this card.

Thanks for visiting today, and I hope you have enjoyed this simple card you can make from your garden.


Wednesday, 22 August 2018

 Playing along over at Your Next Stamp today with this monochromatic card using the cute as can be Happy Bird-day Stamp and Die Sets. 
I cannot recall if I have ever done a monochromatic card with colour. The closest I have come is using all white, so this was a bit of a challenge for me.
I decided my best bet was to pick some designer paper in a colour I liked and the rest would follow. 😉
I die cut panels for both the front and inside of my card, using 4 different patterns. I then stamped the birds using Ranger Archival Paradise Teal ink on Ranger Distress Watercolour Paper. I used Schmencke Cobalt Turquoise to paint the birds and once finished added Wink of Stella. I stamped the birds music notes with the Paradise Teal, giving it several passes to get that dark colour. I also added Wink of Stella to it. I attached the birds using foam dots, stamped the inside sentiment which is from Life's A Hoot stamp set, and added another bird inside. 
For a chance to win a stamp set of your choice head on over to Your Next Stamp and comment before August 24th, 2018.

Thank you for stopping by.

All you need is love

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

 I am up at My Sweet Petunia today with this card. 
It came about as it has been ages since I have used stencil embossing paste. 
 I use my Misti for just about everything, including stencilling. I use either paper towel or saran underneath to keep my Misti clean, but the magnets are the important part as they keep everything tight. I also put a piece of painters tape rolled up under the card panel in the middle to keep that down, and stencil away. It is rare to get seepage underneath, or if I do it will be minor, as you can see below in the close up picture. 
I die cut my panel then did the stencil paste work and waited for it to dry, then added the colour, being Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick and Peacock Feathers. 
I die cut the smaller panel using the same die as the rectangle, just shortened it in the die. I also die cut the circle and the heart. Sponged the heart with the worn lipstick, and stamped the sentiment in Ranger Archival Paradise Teal. I sunk the circle in the the negative and glued on the heart, then added some Wink of Stella to the heart. 
I hope you have enjoyed this card and thank you for visiting my biog.

Sending you Love

Monday, 20 August 2018

 I am back with you today to share a card I did for Scrap'n Stamp.ca
I am using a Penny Black Stamp called Effulgent, which means brilliant, shining brightly, radiant. So I used bright radiant colours for fall, being Tim Holtz Distress Ink Markers in Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed and Festive Berries, along with Gathered Twigs and Forest Moss for the branches. 
This stamp is one of the Penny Black Brushstroke series of stamps, that makes colouring with markers a breeze and a lot of fun. 
I add the colour and spritz lightly with water before stamping, which can change to no spritzing, depending on what I think is needed. I then smooth out the stamping with my watercolour brush.
I used the same technique to do the branch for the inside of the card as well, except for not adding the Festive Berries, which kept it lighter. 
I stamped my sentiment using Ranger Archival in Sepia, on the front, and die cut the smile sentiment from Copper Glitter paper.

I hope you have enjoyed this card. You can find many more Penny Black products at Scrap'n Stamp.

Hello Beautiful

Saturday, 18 August 2018

I made this background a couple of weeks ago using coffee filters and photo paper.  So fun, and who would think you could get something this pretty by using those two items.

You can find the technique and a video here.

I die cut the panel with my stitched rectangle die and framed with a bright yellow paper, which I also used to computer generate the "beautiful" label. The poppy flowers and leaf are die cut from Ranger Distress Watercolour Paper and painted using Daniel Smith Lemon Yellow paint.  Once dry, I attached them to the card panel using foam squares. I stamped the mini hello using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink. 

I kept the inside minimal, making it about the background and the birthday sentiment from Penny Blacks Sprinkle and Smiles Stamp Set. 

Thank you for visiting today.

Hoppy ...

I did this card for a friend's birthday, which was yesterday, so I can share it with you today. She loves green and animals of all kinds, so the frog was my pick.

Such an easy card to put together using my Neat and Tangled Balloon Stencil and some Twisted Citron distress ink. 

I first did the stenciling of the balloons on my card base using sponge daubers. 

On watercolour paper I stamped the frog and painted using the citron ink and a tad of Daniel Smith's Lemon Yellow for his eyes. 

I die cut the circle from vellum paper and attached it to my card base using vellum tape, then attached the frog on foam dots. I then stamped the sentiment and finished with a few embellishments.

A fun card to make for a fun birthday.
Thank you for visiting today.

MISTI meets Crackerbox So Suzy Stamps

Friday, 17 August 2018

Welcome to today's blog hop between My Sweet Petunia with Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps.
I have done a couple of cards to share with you for today's hop, but first I should take care of business.

Yes, we have prizes to be had. We will choose two lucky commenters from the hop to win one of two prizes: a $50.00 shopping spree at My Sweet Petunia and a $50.00 shopping spree at Crackerbox & So Suzy Stamps. You must leave your comments no later than Friday, August 24th, at 11:59 PM Central time. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 28th on the Crackerbox & So Suzy Stamps and on My Sweet Petunia blogs.

Now on to the cards I made for today.
First up is "The Greatest Oak". I fell in love with this sentiment when I saw it, along with the tiny acorns and thought they would be perfect together. 

I first did a distress oxide background using autumn colours in Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Ripe Persimmon and Fossilized Amber. I sprinkled with water and once dry I flecked on some Delft Blue water colour, then die cut with my antique frame die. 
In my Misti I stamped the sentiment using Ranger Archival ink in Sepia, giving it a few passes to get a good impression. 

I then stamped the acorns on water colour paper, heat embossing with gold embossing powder and painted with Quinacridone Gold. I styled the acorn and attached it to my panel using foam dots, and finished with a few gumdrops.

For my second card, I went Christmas, more specifically I went red and more red, and decided I would paint Mrs. Claus' boots.
On red card stock I stenciled using my snow stencil and Nuvo Glitter Embossing Paste in white and set aside to dry.

In my Mini Misti I stamped the boots and hat on Ranger Distress watercolour paper and painted using Daniel Smith Pyrrol Red, painting several layers to get that rich red. I added Gold Kuretake Zig pen to the buckle and clear Wink of Stella to the fur areas.

In my Misti I stamped my sentiment to the panel using Ranger Jet Black ink. I then attached the red panel to a white card base. I styled the boots and hat, then attached them to the card, hanging the hat off one of the boots.

I was happy with the finished result. 

I do hope you have enjoyed these cards. I have included links below covering the products I used.

Now on to the rest of the hop. 
Next up is Martha Lucia Gomez