Monday, February 19, 2018

Color Throwdown challenge | Get Well Soon Card

This is one of those cards that you don't need a whole lot, hopefully, but it is always good to have on hand. Maybe a friend breaks an arm or a co-worker sprang an ankle; this will let them know you are thinking of them while they recover.

This is for the Color Throwdown challenge #480. Find all the details and other entries here. <------click





I used the Bo Bunny off the wall stamp that looks like a brick pattern to make the background. I first stamped it a Simon Says Stamp Slate Gray ink. I did not try to make it a perfect background but I did use my Tim Holtz stamp platform to get even pressure. Then laid down some various Copic sketch markers in purple and cool gray shades to add more texture and contrast to the brick pattern. I ran the brick pattern through my big shot with the largest wonky rectangles die and then cut off all the stitching which left an interesting shape and more of the dark gray cardstock shows through.

I stamped 3 of the larger comic book bubbles and colored the insides in with shades of green Copics. I wanted to keep each one slightly different so the shading varies from bubble to bubble. I list all Copics used down below. 



Copic Colors Used:
Vo6 Vo9 

YG23 YG00

C01 C05 C07

Colorless Blender

Papertrey Ink Products Used:
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Smokey Shadow Cardstock <-------- click
So Striking Stamp Set <------- click


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Friday, February 16, 2018

Video showing Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Kit | Backgrounds for cards


Alright it's a little late on Friday night but I did get this video up on my You Tube Channel <------ click to see more videos by me!

In this video I'm showing the Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink kit and how I made backgrounds for cards using one of them. Below is the video and at the end of this post is the links to all products used.



For the cards I used a few Papertrey Ink dies and the second background created in the video. 




For this first card I die cut the balloon and balloon string from the alcohol ink background. I adhered those to a card base made from Neenah dessert storm in 80lb. Then I die the Happy part of the sentiment 3 times from Neenah solar white in 80lb also. The "birthday" word was stamped on to dessert storm cardstock with Versafine ink in Onyx Black. Then added some dots with clear Nuvo drops to add some interest. I also used my ole' corner rounder, I haven't used that in quite some time.




For the second card I used the negative from the die cuts of the first card. I wanted to use as much of this alcohol background that I could. I turned the negative cut of the balloon into a die cut using Papertrey Ink dies. I added vellum to the cover of the shaker and put gold specs inside. The Hooray came from the same die set as the balloon. I added a bit of the shimmer to the Hooray sentiment and also corner rounded opposite corners on this one.

These cards were made for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add a die cut. To see more entries or to play along with this challenge please visit here. <------ click

Papertrey Ink products used
Gold specs <------------click
Adhesive sheets <------click
Ballon Shaker die <----click
Teal Cardstock <-------click 
Happy Die <------------click
Vellum <---------------click


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Monday, February 12, 2018

Copic colored card | Waffle Flower Birthday Enveloper stamp


Today got away from me, so this post is going up a bit late. I'm trying to stay on the schedule of posting every Monday, Wendesday and Friday with an included video for every Friday post. Also If you didn't know, this blog is now located at JessicaMayDay.com. I wanted everything to be more stream line. So now, this blog, my youtube channel and Instagram are all Jessica MayDay (instagram Jessica_MayDay)

FYI: I list to all products used down blow.


This card is entered in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge. <------ Click to see the post and join in. 
and the CAS-ual Friday's challenge <------ click
This stamp is from Waffle Flower and is called the "Enveloper Birthday". I first stamped the 2 images using a stamp platform because the images had so many solid parts. I wanted to get a solid impression. 

I have a list of all the Copic colors that I used for the coloring down below. I knew I wanted a ombre background of blues and I had already decided that I was going to put a large red heart on the top middle portion even before I was finished stamping. 


The heart took a couple of steps. First I die cut the larger heart from my stamped image panel. Then I took a scrap piece of Neenah cardstock that I was testing color combinations on and die cut, then colored the heart in red shades of Copics. Finally the 3rd heart and the smallest was die cut using vellum. I used my Xyron to adhere it to the red heart and then embossed the layered red and vellum hearts with clear embossing powder. I did 3 layers so it is very glossy, kind of like an epoxy embellishment.

I added the white gel pen highlights and colored in some of the solid black flowers to give more contrast. I also used a Gelly roll glaze pen in black and outlined most of the images and used it to darken the eyes and hair/ fur. 

Have you used embossing powder to change up your die cuts like up above? I love my Signo White gel pen but are there any others that maybe you favor that I should know about? Let me know in the comments!



Copic Sketch Markers:
BG 09, BG11, BG13, BG15

E00, E04, E34, E43, E81

R24, R29, R39

Y00, Y02, Y18

YG01, YG61

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heart die I used not available. Shown below is closest. 



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