Tuesday, June 25, 2019

My Sweet Petunia Team Tuesdays: Shifted Emboss Resist with W Plus 9 Designs Tropic Fever






Hi,
I am up on the My Sweet Petunia blog today showing how to use your MISTI to do some offset stamping! I know the coloring challenge is going on right now but I have really wanted to play with this Tropic Fever stamp set and do some stamping of florals as well.

I offset this stamp because I wanted to achieve a softer look. I first stamped the background from Tropic Fever with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then shifted the card stock over and up 1/4" or one square up and one square over in my MISTI. I then inked the background stamp up again but this time with Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink. It might seem strange to emboss and then stamp but essentially this is a shifted embossed resist. I needed to do this because even with heat setting, it takes forever for white pigment ink to dry here in swampy Florida!

I have a video below showing how I did the offset stamping and the rest of the card making process.




Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Old Bike, New Card: Impression Obsession Old is New


Hi,
Today over at the IO blog we have cards made with past releases. These stamps are just as cute as when they were released! So head over to the IO Blog to see what inspiration we have for you.

As we are inundated with rain, I think a lot of people could use sunshine. I used two of our clear sets, Riding Pretty and Sunshine along with the Sun and Stars die. It was an easy card to make. I stamped the bike with IO Hybrid ink in Navy and added it to the card using a liquid adhesive. I then stamped and colored in the floral bouquet and popped it up on top of the basket.

I then cut the sun die in two shades of yellow paper. I added Glossy Accents to the center. On the background panel I stamped Sunshine in a cool light gray ink. This added more interest to the panel. I finished off the card with some washi tape and a sentiment strip. That was it.

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Picket Fence Studios Bunnies and Hens

Hi,

I am up on the Picket Fence Studios blog today! Normally, I have a video but life happened. I will be back with one next time. However, I do have two cards from the last release. The first up is Peach and Piper on polka dots.
  I did not get to work with these adorable bunnies last release so I knew I wanted to this time. As soon as I saw the Grunge Polka Dot background I knew I had the perfect background for these two cuties. I stamped the background in a pink ink first. I definitely recommend using a MISTI as this is background has a lot of solid polymer. I stamped the bunnies in a light grey ink using my MISTI. I tried to color correctly but I am still learning no line coloring so I give myself a pass on them lol! To add the appearance of fur, I used Caran d'Ache Luminance pencils in Brown Ochre 10%, Brown Ochre 50% and Brown Ochre. I found finding the fur direction to be challenging - keep an eraser handy! I think next time I will use my Polychromos as they make a nice sharp mark. I added black dots to the eyes and nose and added a bit of white gel pen to pop a highlight. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx black ink. For my next card, I just had to use the hens...why not they are adorable too.
To form the front panel, I used an A2 sized panel of Distress Watercolor Paper. I taped on the Dandelion stencil and sprayed Hero Arts Butterbar Ink Spray all over it. I did use a spray box. I then used some stitched circle dies to cut three windows into the panel. I popped the panel up onto a top folding A2 sized note card. Then I stamped the hens with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored them in with Copics. Honestly, I don't remember the colors but these hens are so cute you could use any color or even a rainbow. I adhered them flat onto the back panel so they were hanging out the window. I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx black using my MISTI. You really need to use a MISTI when stamping on watercolor paper as the texture will require you to stamp a second time. And that is it. Thanks for being here today!
Have a wonderful weekend! 
Susan 

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Impression Obsession: Pastel Die-Cut Floral Bouquet


Hi,
 It is Die Cut Obsession Monday over at the Impression Obsession blog.  Every two weeks, the IO blog highlights cards made with die cuts. I love that we are doing this as I admit my go-to is stamping. I am trying really hard to work on layering and die cutting. For more inspiration from the design team, go here.

For today's card, I challenged myself to use nothing but dies. There is no stamping on this card. It took about 45 minutes to make which is quick for me. Most of the time was spent in choosing colors of card stock.

For card stock, I used Neenah Solar White 80lb, W Plus 9 Designs Coal Mine (the dark grey), Dove Grey and Cashmere card stocks. I used a sheet of shimmery white vellum and laid that over top the Cashmere card stock. I cannot find a link to a shimmery card stock but I think Graphix has one

For the dies see the list below, but you could do this with any dies you have. I simply die cut 2-3 of every die I used and then arranged a bouquet until I was happy with it. All of the florals in the back are adhered flat. The large white leaf stem is adhered with 3M Foam tape. I then adhered the hello die cut with Golden Matte Medium! Easy! You could change this up to a wedding or anniversary card by swapping out the sentiment or adding a sentiment strip. I decided not to add sequins or clear droplets because they were pulling my eye away from the bouquet..

So get out your dies and play. If you are a go to stamp card maker, I would definitely suggest this exercise!

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Picket Fence Studios June 2019 Release: It's One Hot Release


Hi, I have some cards to share with you from Picket Fence Studios' June Release. You can see the full release here. I had a blast with this release. I think I have made 6 cards so far and would have made more but life happened. The first card is a Window Pop Up card. I got the directions from Jennifer McGuire's blog. I used my two fav sets along with the dies - Hen House and One Hot Chick. I also used Chirp, Chirp and Poppy Blossoms for additional details.


I used One Hot Chick and the dies for this card as well. I used the Dandelion Stencil and sprayed Hero Arts Butterbar Ink Spray through the stencil. I then die cut the three circle windows. After doing some easy Copic coloring, I added the hens to the windows. The panel is popped up with some 3M Foam tape.


Next up is a card with our new BFF - Claire. I love her outfit and those glasses. I need to color them as sunglasses lol! I used some quick Copic coloring again and added white gel pen details to her dress. I added Nuvo Deluxe Glaze to her glasses. The sentiment - hysterical and true - is from A Natural State of Sarcasm. 


For my last card, I used the large Desert Succulent and the word die cut seriously. I used multi-ink stamping to stamp the succulent. I have listed the colors below. I die cut Seriously from Gina K Designs Ocean Mist. I used Bazzill vellum for the shadow die. Such a fast and easy card to make. 

Thanks for stopping by and please head over to the PFS Store to see more of the new release!
Susan

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

A New IO Challenge: I'll Drink To That


Hi,
We have a new challenge over at the Impression Obsession blog - "I'll Drink to That"! Make a beverage related card with IO products and enter the challenge here. You will also find inspiration from other designers there as well.

For my card, I used the clear stamp Citrus Set by Nola Chandler. Way too much fun!!! I just wanted to make a wreath out of those lemons - perhaps because I am already working on some Christmas card designs yikes!!!

This is a square 5x5 card. The base is made from Simon Says Stamp Lemon card stock. The gingham panel is from Lawn Fawn - I love this pad and should buy a back-up. For the circle panel, I die cut a 4" circle using a nesting circle die set. I then inked it up with Impression Obsession's Lemon Hybrid Dye ink and my next to largest blender brush. Once that was finished I sprayed it with some Sheer Shimmer Mist!

Everything else was colored with Copics. For the lemons I used Y11, Y15, Y18 and BV00. For the white pith of the lemon I used E0000. For the leaves I used YG11, YG13, and YG17 with a smidge of R01 for some contrast. For the seeds I colored each in with my white gel pen. I finished it all off with a button bow - which took more time to make than the coloring did!!!!!! I need bow lessons.

Thanks for stopping by
 and remember to head over to the IO blog to play along with us.
Susan

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Impression Obsession Fall Winter 2019 Release Day 3

Impression Obsession: Reverse Kite Die and a Little Bunny



Hi,
Today at the Impression Obsession blog we are focusing on using die cuts. One thing that is new at IO Stamps is that we are now carrying products from Serendipity Stamps which means we are carrying this amazing, reverse dies. Reverse or negative dies are dies that cut shapes/designs into the paper but does not cut out an edge. I just love  the simplicity of using dies like this because it makes a card so easy. If you were to reposition the die you could create a great background - will be back with that version. I am traveling yet again so did not have time to do that.

For this card, I placed the die in the middle of the paper and tacked it down with Post-it Note tape and ran it through my die cutting machine. I added a piece of acetate from Hero Arts onto the back and made a shaker card using some 3M Foam tape and a bunch of different sequin mixes! 

I die cut the hill from a landscape border and added a simple sentiment so that the focus is on the dies. The little girl I colored in very simply with RV10, RV11, RV13 and RV14. I used W00, W1 and W3 for her fur. She is not flying a kite because she is just a little girl. I will post that version later. 

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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