Tuesday, August 20, 2019

My Sweet Petunia Team Tuesdays and more Picket Fence Studios August Release


Hi,
The reason I chose these three cards for my Team Tuesday post on My Sweet Petunia is that all three cards have stamped images with either very solid areas on them or thick black lines. A MISTI is essential when using stamps like these.

For the first card, I used an image from Trick or Treaters - all of the images in this set have large solid areas. I placed the stamp in my MISTI and used Memento Tuxedo Black ink as this is safe with Copics. To get the best impression, I carefully placed the image on the door of the Misti making sure that the solid areas were adhered to the door without any bubbles between the stamp and the door. I stamped the image 3 times using my regular sized Misti onto Neenah Solar White 80 pound card stock.  I colored the image in with Copic Markers. I die cut Thankfully from black card stock and I cut the shadow from vellum. I stamped the sentiment from Girl Boss onto Neenah Solar White using Hero Arts Pumpkin ink. I did use my Misti and stamped this three times to get a crisp image.


For this card the solid areas areas are smaller but nonetheless they are a very important part of the image. I carefully adhered this to my Misti door and stamped it 3 times with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I used Copic Sketch markers G000, G00 and G02 to color in the dress. I added some colored pencil to the "nooks and crannies". Her hair is E31, E33, E35 and E37 with some colored pencil details. For the background I used Layers of Clouds stencil and my Life Changing Blender Brushes with Distress Oxides Picked Rasperry, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar. I die cut the trees from Woodsy Forest twice from Neenah Solar White card stock. I adhered this together with some Gina K Designs Connect Glue and then added them to the panel. Then sentiment is from If You Have It Haunt It and I used Memento Tuxedo Black and my Misti.


With illustrative heavy line designs such as this witch from If You Have It Haunt It, I found my Misti to be an integral component for precision stamping. I stamped the witch 4 times in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The background was made using the Funky Rainbow Stencil with my Life Changing Blender Brushes. I used Distress Oxide ink in Abandoned Coral, Carved Pumpkin and Persimmon. I colored in the pumpkin with Copic YR18. I knew I wanted to leave this image as black and white so this is why using my Misti was so important. The sentiment is from Hey Girl. 

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Picket Fence Studios August 2019 Release







Hi, I have a quick card today. It was truly very simple to make. I used the Glass Window Sunshine and one of my smaller Life Changing Blender Brushes to add Distress Oxides. I used Shaded Lilac, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade. I applied the ink onto an A2 sized piece of Ranger Distress Watercolor paper. After I was done the ink blending, I gave the panel and all over spritz with Sheer Shimmer Spray.

I used Fran Girl for my main focal image and colored her in with Copics. I used E23, E21, E01 and E00 with some R20 for her skin. I added BG72 for eye shadow because why not! For her bathrobe, I used RV11, RV14 and RV19. For her book and slippers I used Y11, Y15 and Y18. I used the coordinating die cut and popped her up on some 3M foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black. The sentiment is from the set Is My Eyeliner Straight?  from last month's release.

Thanks for stopping by. I will be back with more cards later in the week.
Susan

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Moody Blues or Bright Blues: New Impression Obsession Challenge



Hi, Impression Obsession has a new challenge with a prize up - the Moody Blues. Go to the blog for more inspiration and details. For my card I decided to go with bright blues since it has been a rainy summer here in the swamp.

I stamped Three Little Birds in Memento Tuxedo Black using my MISTI. For Copics, I used B60, B63 and B69 and for the yellows Y11, Y13 and Y35. The leaves were colored in YG11, YG13, and YG17. I added some drop shadows with C0, C1 and a smidge of C3. Easy peasy. I die cut this panel using one of the Hero Arts Infinity Rectangles.

I stamped the sentiment from Everyday Quotes 1 my fav sentiment set ever I think. I used some white heat embossing to make it pop. I die cut that same paper using the 6-1 Rectangle Frames die. I used the largest outline.

I mounted all onto a piece of light blue gingham patterened paper. I did mount the bird panel with some 3M foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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Reverse Confetti Blog Hop: Anything But A Card


Hi, For today's blog hop at Reverse Confetti our theme is Anything But A Card! I knew right away I wanted to make a scrapbook page of the day we adopted our two new rescues, Dory and Peaches. Reverse Confetti has so many great stamps and die sets that can be used to make scrapbook pages.



First, I pulled out my Memory MISTI for this project. The Memory MISTI is perfect for scrapbooking because it allows you to both stamp and hold objects in place with the magnetic platform. I have extra magnets just for this purpose. I pulled out another piece of Bazzill Lily White and sprayed some Gold Shimmer Mist spray on it. I also added some stitching on this layout.

I used Scalloped Striped PanelGrid Stitched Tag Die, Stitched Hex Tag, Love and XOXO as part of my journaling, Party and Celebrate and Circle of Hearts Cover Plate. I also used Bold Blooms and the accompanying dies. For journaling I used My Tribe. I will add my own hand written journaling later as my handwriting is horrible lol!

For all my die cutting, I used Sun and Sea, Darling Dots and Ice Aqua. All are from Reverse Confetti and matched my theme colors perfectly. To assemble, I placed the pieces and changed it around several times. When I had reached my final layout, I used a dry adhesive to attach most of the items. I added some sequins and called it done! 

Entire Blog Hop - you will find lots of inspiration throughout the hop


Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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Monday, August 5, 2019

My Sweet Petunia, Picket Fence Studios and Thermoweb Collaboration





Hi,
It was so hard to chose which Thermoweb products to use. Finally, I selected the Gina K. Designs Glitz Glitter Gel in Turquoise and Deco Art Pearl Foil which is also by Thermoweb. This may look like a tricky card to make but it was not at all.



Like all blog hops there are prizes. Each company is giving away a $25 gift certificate! Leave a below and comments along the way to enter for a chance to win!

I have a video below to show you how I made this.

I was a little leary of this experiment. How would the Gina K. Designs Glitz Glitter Gel react when the panel was put through the laminator without any protection? Would the foil adhere to where I wanted it to? These were a few of the questions I had but it turned out so easily.

First. I taped the Heart of Flowers stencil to an A2 sized piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock. I then taped off a diagnonal line using 2" Post-It Note tape. Using a palette knife I added Transfer Gel by Thermoweb through the stencil. I left this to dry overnight as I had a few other things to do. Using Transfer Gel gives the card panel a plastic surface on which to adhere foil.

Once the transfer gel was dry, I lined up the stencil and taped it down again. This time I applied the  Gina K. Designs Glitz Glitter Gel. I let this dry. Then came the big experiment. I put the silver foil over the transfer gel segment. The Glitz Glitter side was completely exposed to the heat of the laminator.

I had warmed up my lmainator for about 20 minutes ahead of time on the hot setting. I placed my panel between a folded piece of parchment and ran it through the laminator. The foil attached perfectly and the Glitz Glitter Gel remained intact.

To finish the card I added the die cut Seriously out of black card stock and a sentiment strip. I called this done for sure! LOL! Give this a try. It was fun!
Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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Impression Obsession Die Cut Obsession: A Crabby Tag










As you read this, I will be at the beach with my family and grandchildren. My grandson has a cute little blue bathing suit with crabs all over it. I have seen pictures of him in it all summer. Now I get to see him in person. Anyway his bathing suit is the inspiration for the tag.

My first step was to stamp Holiday Hanger from our Fall/ Winter collection onto Neenah solar white using white embossing powder. This stamp was designed to be a beach themed Christmas garland. However, why not use it as garland for a beach party! Love getting multiple uses out of my stamps.

Using my third largest Life Changing Blender Brush, I added Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch onto the panel. I then die cut it using  tagStitched Tag die.

To make the crab, I die cut all the pieces from Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock. I colored the pieces in with my Copic Sketch markers R12, R14, R17 and R29. I assembled the crab onto small circle of paper. I popped up the main part using some 3M foam tape. To add the effect of shimmering sand, I added Vintage Photo Distress Stickles and moved it around with my fingers. I set this aside to dry. I then added some googly eyes.

I wanted to make the crab appear to be sitting on sand at his part so I die cut some cream card stock using the tag die. I ended up not using the Stickles on this part because it seemed to take the eye away from the crab. I assembled the tag. I stamped You Are Awesome from Everyday Quotes 1 on the sentiment strip and dangled that from the fabric sky.

Thanks for stopping by,
Susan

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Friday, August 2, 2019

PIcket Fence Studios: More From the July Release

Hi,
I am up on the Picket Fence Studios blog today. I have a couple of cards from the July Release. For this first one I really wanted to use the Peacock Mandala stencil. This stencil has so very many possibilities. But for some reason on this day, I decided to make a more subdued card. I stencil Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink through the stencil using my Life Changing Blender Brush (3rd largest) onto Neenah Desert Storm 80 lb card stock. I trimmed the panel to 4 x5.25". I then mounted this onto an A2 sized card made also made from Neenah Desert Storm.

For the sentiment, I embossed Good Vibes onto vellum. To keep the tone on tone look I used Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. It has a nice shine and a color that lies between silver and gold. I added some cream enamel dots and called it done.


For my second card, I decided to brightened things up quite a bit - must have been a different day and mood lol! I white heat embossed Vortex of Hearts onto some bright pink card stock trimmed to 4 x 5.25". I mounted that on a pastel yellow polka dot background. 

I then die cut the shadow portion of the Everything die out of vellu. I used Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock for the word. I carefully pieced this together using a liquid adhesive. This is really easy to assemble but I can be a bit of a clutz! I added a sentiment strip saying happy that was white heat embossed. I did pop this up with 3M foam tape. I added some Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets for added interest. And there is another one done lol. 

A lot of the sets in this release are so easy to use. Go take a look at the store.
Thanks for stopping by;
Susan