Tuesday, July 26, 2016

You've Got This: Floating Re-inker

Hello crafters! Sorry I've been M.I.A. for a while, I have been helping my Dad get his house ready to sell and it's been a lot of work, but we're almost there!! 

Now, onto the crafting.

I have a fun, and addictive technique to share with you today. I've included a photo tutorial to show the process. I used the stamp set {You've Got This} with the flower as the "focal" point of this card and used for the technique. 

The How-to's: 
Using Watercolour paper, you stamp your image (an outlined one) with VERSAMARK ink, add you embossing powder (I used white) and heat set until the powder is completely melted. 

Next, add water to your image, but only ONE section at a time. This will prevent your flower sections from bleeding into one another.  

Next, add your ink to the water you just added - while it's still wet and the colour will spread into the section with the water... like magic!

Continue to add your ink until you are finished, skipping petals. 

You can see how the ink is spreading differently in each petal, adds a nice effect and no two cards will be exactly alike!

First part is done!

Now that the flower portion is finished, you can move onto the leaves and stem.

When all your colour is added and dry, you can mount it and embellish your card as desired. 

I kept the embellishments quite simple, as the flower is so pretty it doesn't need anything to distract from it. I hope you like this project and will try it out for yourself. 

Thanks for stopping by, happy stamping!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Seaside Shore: Circle "Spotlight" Background

Hello...... finally today, we get some relief from this hot, humid yuckiness (not sure if that's a word?) we've been experiencing for months. I got the rest of my weeding done, we desperately need some rain, my lawn looks like a hay field. 

Well, weather aside... 

Onto my card for today. I used the {Seaside Shore} stamp set - one of my fav's. It's weird that I always enjoy the fish stamp images, as I don't enjoy fishing... I love this set, fisherman/woman or not! I used a base of Calypso Coral, with a Night of Navy layer. 

I decided to "spotlight" some of the images by diecutting some circles to my top card stock layer and have Whisper White underneath to make the images "pop". I think it turned out pretty good?! I did use some of the matching {By the Shore Designer Series Paper} for the background on the top circle. I hope you like my card, have a great day!! 

Thanks for stopping by, happy stamping!

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Flurry of Wishes for Christmas in July

Hello there! I have been seeing Christmas cards and projects all over the place this month. I did make a holiday themed card last month and haven't shown it yet, so why not now?! 

I used the {Flurry of Wishes} stamp set from the Annual Stampin' Up! catalogue, it was carried over from last fall/winter holiday catalogue. It was one of my favourites so I was super happy it stuck around. It seems weird to share something with "flurry" on it, since we are in a heat wave and drought. I don't think I'd mind a change in the weather a bit, as I dislike sweating. Those snowflakes wouldn't last too long with this heat!!! Anyhoo... I used several blue tones to create my card base. I used Dapper Denim, Pacific Point and Night of Navy. You can't go wrong with blue tones for snowflakes. I decided to do an emboss resist technique for my card. I started by stamping with versamark and white stampin' emboss powder - heat set it and then started adding my colours with an aquapainter. 

I stamped my sentiment with Dapper Denim Classic ink and added some clear embossing powder and heat set. Did you know you could emboss with Classic ink pads? They are juicy enough that the powder will stick and you can have a rainbow of colours to emboss!! I added some {Night of Navy Solid Baker's Twine} to finish my card off. I took some photos during the "creation" process, you will find them below. I hope you like it, and have a super day!!

The "How-to" on an emboss resist card: 

It's really fun and no two cards will be exactly alike! 

Thanks for stopping by, happy stamping!

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