Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Saturday, 25 March 2017
Today I am showing a card I made with Dreamerland Crafts Happiness Is stamp and a printed background. To find out how I created the print go here. Next I sponged over some distress ink and spritzed with water. Then I added pink lines with my Wink of Stella pen, white paint splatters, and stamped the words loved and charming in black VersaFine ink. When I stamped with the VersaFine I first stamped on a scrap piece of paper to get off the extra ink.
I finished by colouring the Happiness Is image from Dreamerland Crafts and then I added dollar store washi tape, ribbon from American Crafts, pearls, gems, and a sentiment from Lawn Fawn's On the Mend stamp set. I put a layer of craft foam between the card front and the panel for support (it goes through the mail better then foam squares). I attached the panel to the card front with Be Creative tape.
Here are the two cards side by side. I used an overly inky job one the left one to create the background print on the right one.
Friday, 24 March 2017
I create this A2 card by cutting a slightly smaller panel then the card front and running it through my Cuttlebug with an Cuttlebug embossing folder.
I adhered this, along with two strips of patterned paper and a strip of American Crafts ribbon to the card front. Then I stamped a Tim Holtz sketch nautical stamp onto a die cut circle and glued this and three sequins to the front. Lastly, I added the lawn fawn sentiment from the Critters on the Savanna set, along with a black dash line around the boarder.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Today I'm used Dreamerland Crafts' "Happiness Is" stamp. The little girl is sitting on some logs in the stamped image but I thought it would be fun to cut out the logs and have her sit on some ribbon instead. This is another steller image from Dreamerland Crafts. I love this image. The girl is super sweet and who doesn't love kitties??
To create this background I die cut a rectangle just a bit smaller then my 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card front. Then I put down red and white striped washi tape here and there; after, I took a stencil (any one will do) and covered the background in white embossing paste. I let this dry overnight. Then I covered the background in bronze paint, letting the washi tape show through here and there. When the bronze was dry I added pink, blue, and mint Martha Stewart craft paint. I was sure to let some of the bronze and washi tape show through. I then took my distress reinkers: picked raspberry, evergreen bough, peacock feathers and broken china and dropped them here and there, moving the paper around to create the desired effect. I left this overnight. It didn't dry.
There was much to much ink on the paper to dry at all, so I took another piece of paper the same size, sandwiched the pieces together and ran then through my Cuttlebug embossing machine. I ended up with a second background (which was dry) and the original (still a bit wet). I added clear embossing powder the original and heat set it. This gave it beautiful shine and saved my fingers from becoming discolored.
The last touch to the background was adding the words: enchanting, charming and loved in VersaFine pigment ink. Since, pigment ink stays wet for some time I added clear embossing powder to these words and heat set them for a fun effect. I added some old Amy Tangerine ribbon with some black and white twine and the coloured Dreamerland Crafts' "Happiness Is"image.
I'm very pleased with the way the background came out. You can see the detail in these photos.
Lastly, I added the sentiment (from an old MFT stamp set) and the sequins (from Micheals).
Hope you are enjoying Spring!! :) We are waiting for our crocus to arrive. (So are the squirrels- they enjoy eating the bulbs!)
Thursday, 9 March 2017
I created this card with Dreamerland Crafts' new "Always got your back" stamp. The bkg stencil and the sentiment are from SSS. I love all the sweet pastels on this card! :)
Wednesday, 8 March 2017
I made this card with the new Dreamerland Crafts "Always got your back" stamp. I'm low on gems so I have been dipping into my button collection. The flower and flourish dies are from MFT. The paper is a very old Basic Grey 6x6 paper pack. The pack did not come with the right shade of red so I coloured the patterned paper with my ruby Promarker. I purpose offset all the paper rectangles for a "patchwork look." This Dreamerland Crafts card, is one of my Mom's favorite cards.
Friday, 3 March 2017
I made this card with the new Dreamerland Crafts "Always got your back" stamp. These colours remind me of the early 80s.
To create this card I coloured the "love to hear from you stamp" from Dreamerland Crafts and grass with Promarkers. I used a colourless blender to get the puff balls in the grass. Then I stamped the image again, on a post it note and cut it out to create a mask. I sponged tumbled glass distress ink over the background to create the sky, and added water droplets to give more interest. The sentiment is from a MFT stamp set.
I used Dreamerland Crafts "Relaxing Guitar Music" stamp to create this watercolor. I started by stamping with Vintage Photo distress ink. I thought this would give it a "storybook look." I used distress inks and markers to create this look. The sentiment is from an SSS stamp set.