Thursday, June 30, 2016

Scribbling Technique plus VIDEO

Hello. Today I'm sharing a card set I created for Heidi, the owner of Simon Says Stamp. Since these cards will be sent from Simon Says Stamp, I thought it was fitting to use THIS stamp set featuring their Simon. I discovered a "happy accident" while creating these cards and a new "scribbling" technique was born.

(*Please note that I was at a craft retreat when I created these cards so the pictures are a bit different than my usual set up) 

Here's the video explaining the "scribbling" technique...


I started by die-cutting THIS die from THIS watercolor cardstock several times. I applied two different colors of distress ink to a piece of thin recycled plastic packaging. One color on top, the other on the bottom. I sprayed it a few times with water and placed it down on the die-cut piece. As I was moving the color around to encourage it to blend, I realized that my finger was making a scribble pattern. I liked the effect, so I went with it. Here's a closer look...



It gives a subtle effect but adds texture. I finished off the cards by coloring and die-cutting Simon using THIS die and adding a birthday greeting using THIS stamp set. I also added a paw print on the back of the cards as well as the envelope to pull everything together...

You can also cut die-cut words or shapes from it...

I hope this inspires you to give this scribbling technique a try! 

Thanks for visiting and have a great day! 

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Layered Watercolor

Hi there! I hope your week is going well. I wanted to share a card I created featuring Layered Watercolor...

I used THESE Zig Markers as my watercolor medium and did a similar technique as seen in THIS previous post, but took it a step further and added more watercolor layers on top to intensify the colors and give it an artsy, organic look...

I started by stamping the floral images from THIS stamp set on a panel I cut using THIS die. I used THIS ink since I was working with watercolor and didn't want it to smear. I quickly colored the images using the watercolor markers and then gave them a spray with water. I let it dry completely before adding a second wash of watercolor on top. I repeated the process to add a third layer on top, leaving most of the color on the image.

I finished off the card by adding the greeting. I cut THIS word die from some black cardstock and added THIS on top followed by a coat of THIS. I stamped the sentiments from the set to go in front of the die-cut word and mounted the panel on to a black cardstock using THIS foam for dimension.

I love the build up of color using this technique. I hope you give it a try. Thanks for stopping by.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Patterned Acetate Card Bases

Hello. It seems like everywhere I look I see pineapples! I love this growing trend and was immediately drawn to the adorable pineapple image in THIS set. I used it to make these simple cards...
Another fun product I used on these cards is THIS patterned acetate pad. I cut down the 12x12 size to create card bases for something different...
After heat embossing the pineapple image and sentiment with THIS gold embossing powder, I colored in the images using THESE markers. I die-cut the panel along with the colored mats using THIS die and embellished using THESE enamel dots.
Since you can see through the acetate, I adhered the same size square panels behind each one to hide all the adhesive. Also, if you look closely at the yellow striped and yellow polka dot card, I created a fun pattern by scoring the cards a little off the center. This way it creates a fun new pattern instead of lining up the patterns perfectly back to back...
I also used some of THIS foiled cardstock as a mat on the pink striped card. I think it's my favorite card of the bunch...

I like to use THIS strong adhesive when I'm adhering things down on a slick surface like acetate. 

Thanks for joining me today. I hope this inspires you to try some acetate cards. They are so fun!

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