Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Card Sketch Wednesday #33-2017

Today we start with this card sketch.


Tantalaya's take on the sketch is a great one.



The sketch challenge I turned on its side. I used the Butterfly stamp set from Concord & 9th for the main sentiment. I used the 49 and Market paper in the purple, the yellow and silver papers are from a DCWV set. I then finished off the card with sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I like sketches because they give the guideline and when you want to can break the rules and think outside the box.- Tantalaya

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sympathy Tuesday #33-2017

This sympathy card by Tantalaya is just lovely.


For this card, I used the bleaching technique. I stamped and embossed the same image from the Concord & 9th Hello Lovely stamp set on black paper with black embossing powder. I then took bleach and I keep a separate brush that I only use for when I am bleaching and began coloring in my image. to help move the bleaching process along I used my heat tool and when there were areas I wanted lighter I would add more bleach. I finished it with the sympathy sentiment and behind that, I put a piece of vellum as a shadow accent. - Tantalaya


Monday, August 14, 2017

Youth Monday #33-2017

Tantalaya's card is adorable and perfect for our Youth Monday.


This card I used a Wild Rose stamp fox and child. I stamped it in MFT Hybrid Black ink and I used Spectrum Noir color pencils. To get the soft smooth look I did use Gamsol and a paper blending stump to remove the lines from the color pencil. Then I added a sentiment from a sweet n sassy stamp set welcome baby. Then I just mounted it to a pattern paper that was in the same color family and attached it to an A2 size base. - Tantalaya

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Shine and Sparkle Sunday #33-2017

Tantalaya starts her week with this wonderful shiny card.


I used the Concord & 9th Hello Lovely stamp set.  I stamped it with Versa mark ink and embossed it using the Enchanted Gold embossing powder from Nuvo. Giving high impact and still, keeps it simple. I finished it off with a thanks sentiment embossed in white.- Tantalaya

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Shapely Saturday 32-2017

Let's see what fun shape Kimberly has for our card this Saturday.


How about a cute cupcake shaped card?  Sizzix hit it out of the park with this super cute die set.  The set is all inclusive so all you have to do is choose the paper!  The “old item” I used here is the card stock.  I pulled bits and pieces from my stash of leftovers.  I die cut the paper and put it all together.  Easy Peasy. - Kimberly

Friday, August 11, 2017

C.A.S.E A Card Friday #32-2017

C.A.S.E. is also another way to give inspiration for using older supplies in a new way.

This is the card we are using today.


Kimberly is up to the challenge.


Nautical cards are among my favorite to create.  For my card, I went with the nautical theme, the woodgrain background and the dry embossing.  I dry embossed the background panel with a Tim Holtz embossing folder (old Item) and attached it to the card base.  I adhered the rope type embellishment with Tim’s tiny attacher tool to the woodgrain cardstock and adhered that to the panel.  The stamped image is from one of Tim’s mini blue print sketch sets (old item).  I colored the image with water based markers and accented with glossy accents.  The sentiment is Penny Black (old item).  - Kimberly




Thursday, August 10, 2017

Technique Thursday #32-2017

Today we are going to use mixed media as our technique.  This basically means that you use more than one medium in making a card.

Kimberly has a wonderful texture on her card.


This month, we were asked to use three types of different media and to use something we have had for over a year.  The three media I used are:  Distress Oxide Inks, Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint (old item) and Archival Ink.  I applied Distress Oxide Inks to a gel plate and smoothed it out with a brayer.  Then I used large bubble wrap to create the circles.  Next, I applied Dina Wakley paint to a butterfly Art Foamie with a brayer.  I applied the paint with a brayer because I wanted to create a light, semi-transparent image.  I stamped the sentiment (old item) with Shadow Grey Archival Ink.  Again, I chose a light ink to keep the image semi-transparent.  I adhered the panel to black card stock and attached to the card base.- Kimberly

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Card Sketch Wednesday #32-2017

A sketch can allow you to use your old stash in a new way. Here is today's sketch.


Kimberly did a smashing job with it.


This month, we were asked to use three types of different media and to use something we have had for over a year.  The three media I used are:  Distress Oxide Inks, Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint (old item) and Archival Ink.  I applied Distress Oxide Inks to a gel plate and smoothed it out with a brayer.  Then I used large bubble wrap to create the circles.  Next, I applied Dina Wakley paint to a butterfly Art Foamie with a brayer.  I applied the paint with a brayer because I wanted to create a light, semi-transparent image.  I stamped the sentiment (old item) with Shadow Grey Archival Ink.  Again, I chose a light ink to keep the image semi-transparent.  I adhered the panel to black card stock and attached to the card base.- Kimberly





Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sympathy Tuesday #32-2017

A striking sympathy card from Kimberly.


The anchor is a Tim Holtz Blueprint Sketch stamp (old item), embossed with fine white embossing powder onto watercolor paper. I used several colors of distress ink (old item) and an ink smooshing technique to create the background. The embossing powder created a nice resist.  I used distress ink to color the sentiment (old item – I don’t recall the designer) and adhered to the panel.  Next, I adhered the panel to blue card stock and then to the white c/b.  - Kimberly



Monday, August 7, 2017

Youth Monday #32-2017

Kimberly has a wonderful spinner card that any kid would love.



The stamp set I used is by Avery Elle (old item).  I stamped the fish onto water color paper and colored with water based markers.  I used a Lawn Fawn die set to create the spinner.  The fish is attached to a penny that is hidden behind the circles to allow it to spin around the card.  Any child would love an interactive cute card!  The card base and patterned paper is also by Lawn Fawn.- Kimberly

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Shine and Sparkle Sunday #32-2017

We add an additional challenge for the month of August.  Use something that you have had for over a year.

Kimberly has this wonderful shine and sparkle card. 


Closeup

I created this card by adhering a paper napkin to white c/s.  Next, I applied clear versamark ink to the entire panel.  Finally, I sprinkled a good amount of Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder (old item) and melted with a heat tool.  This is a quick and way to create a card with stunning results. - Kimberly


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Shapely Saturday 31-2017

This is the day for shaped cards and with football season coming, this card is appropriate.


Card open

Our family really enjoys football and my sister-in-law is a super Ohio State fan, so I made the card for her.  The card is from the Circut cartridge called Autumn Celebrations. I sized it to be about 7 inches long so that the dots on the Sizzix embossing folder I used would look the right size.  That meant that I would have to make a separate front that could fit into my Cuttlebug.  I also had to do part of it on one pass and then carefully line up the dots to do the end of the panel since the embossing folder is only 5.5 inches long. I used distress ink along the edges and gently rubbed with a blending tool across the dots to make them show a little more.  The inside was written by my Explore.  The Block O was done on the Explore using Varsity Letters. The buckeye leaf was done by sizing and welding leaf shapes together. The buckeye itself was actually made by reshaping circles in Design Space and then cutting in vinyl since it was so small.- Denise

Friday, August 4, 2017

C.A.S.E A Card Friday #31-2017

It is always fun to see how a C.A.S.E. card will be the same and how it will be different.  How would you C.A.S.E. this card?


Here is my card with some variation.


I used a Zizzix embossing folder that was a thank you motif instead of the birthday.  I also decided to use various blue cardstock from my stash to make an ombre effect instead of rainbow. I cut strips 3/4" x 5 1/2" and arranged them on my embossing folder in the order I wanted them to be on the card separating them slightly. I was able to send it through my Cuttlebug without securing them, but you could use washi tape to hold the cardstock in place.  I trimmed the ends slightly and then notched them at the bottom before attaching them to a black card base.  The sentiment is from an American Craft sticker set called Thank You- set 1 stuck to a label made from the same card stock as the lightest blue. - Denise


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Technique Thursday #31-2017

The embossing technique we are using today uses an embossing folder on wax paper to make a transfer to use on the card stock.  Two videos showing the steps for this can be found here and here.


Close up

I ended up really liking this technique. I cut several sheets of wax paper and choose six different embossing folders to experiment with.  I used two sheets of white card stock for each piece of wax paper that I had embossed (one on each side of the embossed wax paper).  I did not crumple the was paper first. The one for the background of this card was a wave embossing folder by Darice. After transferring the wax image to the white card stock, I went over it with a blending tool and Distress Oxide ink (Salty Ocean) very lightly.  I loved how the pattern showed up like magic.  The image is from Unity Stamp Company called Spirit of a Mermaid. I colored it with colored pencils.  I then put Wink of Stella on the tail and crown to make it more magical. The sentiment base was colored with one of the same colored pencils I used on the tail and then smoothed out with Gamsol. The sentiment is from the same set. - Denise

I really liked this technique because I don't have a lot of background stamps, but I do have a lot of embossing folders, so this gives me a lot of options to do various backgrounds. I did find out that medium to larger patterns work better.  I used a houndstooth that didn't really show at all, it was all just crinkles.  Here are some more examples.






Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Card Sketch Wednesday #31-2017

The card sketch we are using today is very versatile and could be used in a lot of different ways.


This is my use of the sketch.


I used the same stamp as yesterday (from a Unity Stamp Company set called Time to Enjoy Life), but in a totally different way.  I stamped the image in black Versafine ink and used clear embossing powder to heat emboss it.  I then used water and Perfect Pearls to paint the image.  I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss a patterned paper from My Mind's Eye called Indie Chic- Ginger and then cut it into three pieces. I rounded the edges of these and really liked how the subtle patter looked after it was embossed.  I usually only use embossing folders on plain cardstock, but using a pattered paper really gave it a new dimension.  It was all mounted on a black card base.  The birthday sentiment was also heat embossed and came from Gina K (Framescapes). - Denise. 







Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Sympathy Tuesday #31-2017

Today we go for a soft look in a sympathy card.



I have been playing with my new Distress Oxide inks.  I stamped a flower image from Unity Stamp Company set called Time to Enjoy Life with Versamark on whited card stock.  I then used clear embossing powder on the image and set it with a heat gun.  I used the following colors of Distress Oxide ink - Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint, and Wilted Violet.  I used an blending tool and went over the areas, but didn't mind when they went outside of the lines since I wanted it to be a sort of soft dreamy look.  I then sprinkled it with water, let it sit for a few seconds and then blotted it with a tissue.  It left watermarks that were a little too stark for me, so I went over the areas lightly with the same color which softened the watermarks, but still left them. I blended the violet color on another piece of cardstock to use as a mat. and put it all on a black card base.  I stamped a sentiment from a set called Remembering With You in Versafine ink. - Denise