Friday, June 14, 2019

Flag Day inspired card | Art Impressions Eagle Window to the world stamp set

Hey Everyone!
This month I'm using some of the Windows to the World stamps. This Eagle window caught my eye, and with it getting warmer in the Northwest, Americana decor is popping up everywhere! Today is also Flag Day (June 14th, 1777) in America. Perfect time to combine the eagle with these red white and blue pattern papers.


I first stamped the Eagle Window image with Gina K. Amalgam ink and colored it in with Copic markers, colors listed below. I used a Gelly Roll white pen to add a few highlights through out the image.  This went really quick and I also used minimal markers. Images like these window stamps, are great for the summertime, when we might be a bit more busy. All of them  are so picturesque,  they can simply and easily be the focal point to any card front.


This image has a beautiful sentiment that surrounds the square image but I trimmed that off and added a sentiment "Home Grown" from the Succulent set. I thought that sentiment fit so well and I really enjoy mixing stamp sets together. I knew I wanted to add a gold border with embossing powder around it. This is easily done by swiping your clear embossing ink pad across all the edges. 


The pattern paper I used for today's card is from the Pebbles America paper pack. Unfortunately it is another bundle of pattern paper that I've stashed away for years, I've linked to a similar one below. I love that I am using my pattern paper more instead of hoarding it! To add a bit more stars I used a die set from Papertrey Ink and die cut the three sketch stars from vellum. I adhered those to the card in a cluster with liquid glue and added the heat embossed sentiment "Home Grown" from the Art Impressions Succulent set. I left the inside blank. This card could be used for anything, from celebrating someone in the military, to July Fourth greetings to a friend.

Copic Markers Used:
W9, W6, W3, W1, W0
E77, E74, Y18
B99, B95, B93, B91
YG67, YG45, YG03

Thank you so much for joining me today!
Happy Stamping!



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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Clean your Stamps | How I do it 2019


Hey Everyone!
Today I'm sharing a video showing you how I clean my stamps and what products I've been using. I've been seeing a lot of new cardmakers, which is so exciting! And I wanted to create a few videos on some tips and tricks. So if you have a different product that you use, or another tip for cleaning your stamps, leave it in the comments on Youtube!

Watch the video here.

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Easy Desk Memo Board | Art Impressions Challenge #258

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Welcome back to another challenge from Art Impressions! This time the Design Team is making desktop decor to showcase the new laugh lines sets. I got to play with this lovely snarky lady!

For my project I decided to create a very simple memo board. I've had this silver frame from the Dollar Tree and it's just been floating around my craft room. I've used it for props and such, so luckily any frame will work for this project. The one I picked up will hold a 5x7 in photo, which I thought would be big enough to write a reminder or memo but small enough for a desktop. Also, keep in mind that you could hang this too. I recommend Command Stripes! 


I cut a piece of 8.5x11 inch Neenah 110lb cardstock down to 5x7, make sure you measure the exact size you need for your frame. Honestly this was pretty easy and I could recreate these for gifts pretty quickly! I stamped the lady in the lower right corner with the help of a stamp platform using Gina K Amalgam ink. 


I colored her in with Copic Markers, colors listed below. I used my favorite colors but you could easily customize those if you are recreating for a gift! To ground the lady from the Laugh Lines Never too Old,  I used some cool gray markers. I like the look of the wavy edge, Similar to the one I did with the Hedgehog card , so I utilized that design again. Keeping it lighter so that I could stamp one of the laughable sentiments. Picking just a few of the sentiments from the Laugh Lines Never to Old set was the hardest part!!


I used one of the smaller Art Impressions Banner Double Stitch dies and heat embossed the fun "Never too old to Party" sentiment in white. and adhered it towards the top. There is a lot of white space and that is so that you have plenty of room to write your message! I used a regular sharpie to scribble some notes down. If you have calligraphy skills or really nice handwriting you could do some fun things! My handwriting is basic and it's a struggle to get it that legible! Work in progress....  


To clean this memo board I just used some hand sanitizer and a rag and the sharpie erases very easily! You could also gift a small set of dry erase markers in fun colors that coordinate with your image coloring. I think that would be a nice customization!


Copic Markers used:
Skin
BV02, E11, E51, R83
Teal
BG18, BG13, BG11
Red
R29, R17, R05
Yellow
Y18, Y13
Gray
C7, C5, C3, C1

Thank you so much for joining me today! Happy Stamping! 



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Friday, June 7, 2019

Road Trip window card | Art Impressions card process

Hey everyone! 
Today I'm sharing a fun card using the Road Trip set. I thought this would be fun to make a comic book style card where you fill in die cut shapes with stamps. 


I started with die cutting a panel of white cardstock using Art Impressions Square Double Stitch dies and a few rectangle dies. I made sure to check to see if the stamps would fit in the die cut pieces before cutting. I did use some of the dies twice to get the desired look.



On another Neenah 80lb cardstock panel I took the die cut piece and placed it over it, then traced the die cuts with a pencil. Now that I had a layout of where to stamp I began doing so with some black ink. A few of the stamps are a bit larger then the die cut areas I had mapped out for them. I used a post it note to mask off those overhangs so that the images would only be in their designated areas.


I started coloring all my images with Copic Markers, listed below. I stamped the car and the lunch box so that I could fussy cut those out. I wanted to layers those over the top to add some dimension. I also took one of the sentiments from the Road Trip set and heat embossed it 3 times on black cardstock using white embossing powder. Then trimmed off the excess paper so that there was a bubble effect around the sentiments.



I used my ATG to adhere the die cut panel over top of the copic colored images and attached the sentiments. For the inside I used a sentiment from the Art Impressions Hop Hop set, which says "Admit it life would be boring with out us"! I can easily add a die cut sentiment that says Happy Father's Day, to make this a fun and slightly out of the box Dad card. I know, when I was little, I often asked my dad, "Are we there yet?!" on family road trips! 

Copic Markers Used:
W6, W3, W1, W0
YG67, YG41, YG03, G14
E43, E35, E31
BG13, BG000, Y13

Happy Stamping!


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Friday, May 31, 2019

Rainbow Cozy Cat Cubbie | Watercolor Pencils on Kraft cardstock


Hey everyone! I hope you guys have been enjoying these fun cubbies for the challenge Furry Friends. Today I wanted to share this fun card I made using the Art Impressions Cozy Cat Cubbie. I still had the rainbow background I made for the Hero Arts 45th Anniversary blog hop and I thought it would look cute with this playful stamp set.


I stamped all my images out on some kraft cardstock.  I selectively stamped the cat bed a few times, I did that by inking certain areas of the cat cubbie that surronds the bed. I'm going to fussy cut those images out so the rest of the lines wont be seen.


This time, instead of using Copic markers, I used watercolor pencils. This is a inexpensive set I found at my local craft store. I've never used them on kraft cardstock and was pleasantly surprised by how well they colored. These pencils are not name and only numbered, so I wont be listing those today. The kraft cardstock I'm using is just regular cardstock from Neenah. So, it does not take to a lot of water well, but these watercolor pencils react and blend really easily. For all the white areas I used a white Prismacolor pencil.


I used a piece of black cardstock and stamped most of the sentiments and the yarn ball, all over half of the panel. Then I used clear embossing powder and melted that with a heat gun. I took the full panel that was die cut with the Hero Arts circle confetti die and adhered a piece of white craft foam behind it.

If you would like to see how the rainbow background was made check out this blog post on the Art Impressions blog.
Or click here and head on over to my you tube video showing the process.

 Once it was dry I sliced the panel at a diagonal and adhered one half to my black cardstock. Last step I adhered the kitty cubbie and extra bed, then attached the little cozy kitties to areas on the cubbie. 


Alright guys that's it from me! Thank you so much for joining me today!



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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Tubular Hamsters | Art Impressions Challenge #257 Furry Friends

Hey guys!

Today the Art Impressions Design team are sharing our card examples, using some the NEW Critter Cubbie sets, for the Challenge #257 Furry Friends. I hope you have already participated! But if you haven't yet, you still have plenty of time. ❤



The one I'm using is the Hamster Wheel set! These little guys are super cute. There are a few dies in this set that don't have a stamp, a flag and a small banner, I used the banner with some Aqua glitter cardstock and decided to make these birthday themed! 

I first stamped all the images on to several pieces of Neenah 80lb cardstock. I colored them using some Copic markers, colors listed below. I tend to search a lot on the interwebs for color combinations and saw one that had aqua, yellow, orange and a light peach. I opted out the peach for the light beige for this one. 


This was the first one I created. After coloring the images I also die cut the Fog Gray cardstock with a rectangle stitch die, the large Hexagon Stitch die I used three times; once with Tim Holtz Motiff Resist paper, I also used Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink and makeup blending brushes to show the resist pattern. Another with Papertrey Inks Dark Chocolate cardstock (partial die cut), the third die cut of the Hex die I used orange craft foam. I've been really into the colored craft foam I found at Michaels and I've been having fun color coordinating since I bought the variety pack. I'm also still loving and getting great results using the Therm-o-Web Ultra Bond glue to adhere the foam. 

I stamped the sentiment with Gina K Amalgam ink, who guessed I was going to use the one that says "Totally tubular!? Then die cut the sentiment with a smaller Tag Stitch die. 


The difference between the two are pretty small. I did use the party sign from The Holiday Mansion Birthday set. The first one I think I placed it too far back but I still like both. I loved that that set pairs really well with these furry hamsters! Also, like the Holiday Mansion set you have several doors that open so you can place these little hamsters inside of them for a peak-a -boo effect. I utilized that feature on the second card the one with the floral background instead of the woodgrain. 

Alright that is it from me! Thank you so much for joining me today. 





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Monday, May 27, 2019

Watercolor Succulents with Distress Oxides | Save the Crafty Youtuber


Hey guys! I'm so excited to be sharing this video I made for the Save the Crafty Youtuber Video Hop. These hops are such a great opportunity to see different styles of crafty creators on the youtube platform. Plus not to mention the generous giveaways!

So check out the video below and take a look at all of the info in the description box for the giveaway rules and information.


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