Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas and Monochromatic Florals

Hi, I am back on the blog featuring our technique of the week - use a monochromatic theme. I decided to use our Botanical Layers set along with three analogous shades of pigment ink.

Please excuse the following pictures. I had intended to post a video but when I looked at the footage - a whole section was missing!! In my defense this was the third video I had shot that day......ok no excuses.

First, using my Misti and the lightest of the colors I stamped the bottom image of the flower all over the light blue card stock to make a pattern. IT IS IMPORTANT TO HEAT SET BETWEEN LAYERS.

Next, again using my Misti, I stamped the second layer in the mid-tone ink.

A reminder to heat set between layers as we are using pigment inks which sit on the surface of the paper and are not absorbed very far into it.

Next using a regular acrylic block and the darkest ink, I chose the cluster of small dots to stamp the flower center.

In the set there is a filler stamp that is great for adding detail to blank spaces. I used the lightest ink for this step. 

For the sentiment I used Versafine Onyx Black and as I had assembled the card, I needed to use an acrylic block. This was obviously not the best of days in the craft room lol!!! The sentiments were from Wishful Thoughts.

 I did die cut the panel with the Inside Scalloped Rectangle. I added foam dots to the outside part of the frame and mounted that onto the card stock. Then using a dry adhesive added in the flat center panel.

I hope you liked this card and the long winded tutorial! Thank you for visiting my blog.

Craftin Desert Divas Products:
Wishful Thoughts
Inside Scalloped Rectangles

Botanical Layers

Friday, May 25, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas using Washi Tape for Ombre Effect

I am on the blog this morning with a card focusing on our technique of the week - ombre! We all have lots of washi tape or at least I do. While I was deciding on what to do for this post, I happened to have the washi tape drawer open and came up with the idea of using it to make a strip of color for my card.

Here is my card:

First, I selected a range of colors that varies from dark to light. I really wanted to use pink on this very rainy day so I chose these tapes. I cut a strip of paper to 5 1/2" by 1 3/4".

I then wrapped the paper sequentially with each tape starting with the darkest at the bottom. I then adhered the strip to my card base using 1/2" Scor-tape as the back of the strip is very slippery. A strong, dry adhesive is needed.

I then colored the parakeet from Birds of a Feather - love this set. I used YG11, YG13, YG17 and G29 for the greens. For the yellows I used YG00, Y11, Y13, Y17. I attached my bird to a sentiment strip that i heat embossed Happy Birthday from Happy Sentiments. I popped up my bird with foam tape. I added some lime green enamel dots for accents - not sure which brand oops!

Here is my card again:

I hope you like the card and thank you for visiting my blog.

Craftin Desert Divas Products:
Happy Sentiments
Birds of a Feather

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Technique Tuesday - My Sweet Petunia MISTI Blog Hop

Hi! Welcome to my blog and the Technique Tuesday/ My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop and Giveaway. I am so happy to be sharing a card and You Tube video with you today. I was inspired by a video Therese Calvrid did on the Altenew You Tube channel here. I wanted to try this technique with an open line image. Here is my card which looks like a hot mess.........:

Here is the video which shows you what to do and what not to do lol!!!

Now to the prizes. You must leave a comment on at least one blog in the hop to be entered into the drawing. Two people will be chosen to win one of the prizes. One prize is a $50 gift certificate to Technique Tuesday and the other is a $50 gift certificate to My Sweet Petunia!!!!!!  No comments after Monday, May 28th at midnight will be accepted. Winners will be announced on the Technique Tuesday and My Sweet Petunia blogs on Tuesday, May 29th!  Next on the hop is the FABULOUS Amy Kolling!

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas' May Release Kindness stamp set

 For my post today, I have a card I am entering in the Flower Challenge (see link below) using the soon to be released stamp set Kindness from Craftin Desert Divas. I stamped the image three times in striped formation in Versafine Ink on Bazzill heavy weight vellum. I then heat embossed the image using gold embossing powder from Ranger. For the background I simply used the direct ink to paper technique using four pigment inks to achieve an ombre look- Avery Elle Pixie, Raspberry and Cherry along with W Plus 9 Crushed Cranberry. Then sentiment was gold heat embossed onto Bazzill Black Licorice card stock. Very simple card to make!

I am entering this card in The Flower Challenge at http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.com/ for the month of May. The challenge is to use flowers with vellum. Come along and play.

 Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoyed the card!