Thursday, November 14, 2019

Slider Card with NEW Enjoy the Ride | Art Impressions Challenge #270 Couple Cards


Hey everyone! It's challenge time on the Art Impressions blog. This time we are making couple cards, what a great way to get some inspiration for anniversaries! Head to the Art Impressions blog to see all the cards created by the design team and also enter your own creation into the inlinkz tool. You just might win a prize!

For my card I'm using the Enjoy the Ride stamp set and to mix it up I also made this card a interactive card, using the Art Impressions slider die.

To start with I stamped the image of the couple with the dog riding the tandem bicycle on to Neenah 80lb cardstock, using alcohol marker safe ink. The Copic markers I used are listed below. Then I fussy cut the image out. I left a wide white border this time.


After fussy cutting I started on the background. I used a Kindred Stamps Forest stencil for the trees. I used a combination of Distress ink in Pine Needles. How have I not used that color more!? And also Peeled Paint but in the Distress Oxide ink. I used a makeup blending brush to blend those colors over the stencils. 

This card really did come together quite easily and fast, after the coloring. the slider die is die cut with black card stock. I used the long rectangle negative piece from the slider to heat emboss the sentiment "life with you is wonderful" with white embossing powder. I cut a piece of white card stock to fit in the slider and hole punched one side of it. I also used a corner rounder on the corners, that gives it more of a tag shape. I also tied a knot of baker's twine through the hole punch hole. 


Before adding the slider to the card I cut a piece of the checkered pattern paper from the Heidi Swapp Wolf Pack paper pad. Then I added some strong dry adhesive to the back of the slider. Make sure you use a bone folder or something to flatten the creases. I attached the inside black cardstock piece with the white heat embossed sentiment inside. The couple on the bike has a foam adhesive circles on the back. It took a bit of playing with the slider mechanism and the stamp image to make sure that it would slide open enough to read the sentiment, but basically the foam circles work as a stopper to keep the slider from sliding all the way out. 

For a final touch I added another sentiment from the set that says "Better together". I simply stamped it on to white card stock with black ink. 

Copic Markers Used:
BV00, E11, E00
E35, E34
Y15, Y02
B02, B00
BG11, BG13, BG15
R29, R14
W9, W6, W3, W1, W0

That's it for this card! Thank you so much for joining me today. Happy stamping!



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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Using stencils with Colored Pencils | The Rabbit Hole Designs Guest Design

Hey everyone!
 I'm so excited to be guest designing for The Rabbit Hole Designs for the month of November. I have a card process video for you today too! I've been hooked on their stamps since I discovered the Caffeinated Dino. <--- check out that blog post here. For this card I decided to use the Caffeinated reindeer. This guy has a lot of attitude! I'll also be playing with the Diamond Flower stencil, I thought it looked a lot like a poinsettias.


Watch the video here or on Youtube


To start with I stamped the image of the Caffeinated Reindeer and used the Diamond Flower stencil to stencil the design on to Neenah Solar White 80lb panel. You could also use a light ink and blend that over the stencil to get your guides for the coloring, I did it this way so that I didn't have to mask the caffeinated reindeer.

I'm using Prismacolor Pencils for the stencil coloring. The colors I used are listed below.

Prismacolor Pencils Used:
PC925 Crimson Lake
PC122 Permanent Red
PC922 Poppy Red
PC911 Olive Green
PC913 Spring Green
PC989 Chartreuse
PC938 White

This did take quite some time to do, pencils are a slower coloring medium anyways but it was relaxing and I usually have a Youtube video or some show playing in the background. Then I started coloring with Copic Markers. These are much quicker of a coloring medium. Since this reindeer has big attitude I thought a gold candy cane robe would be appropriate. 

Copic Markers Used:
Deer- E77, E35, E34, E43
Slippers - W6, W3, W1
Nose - R29, R14
Robe - YR23, Y15, Y02, Y00
Coffee Cup - G14, YG03, YG01
White Parts - W1, W0


The background and the reindeer add a lot of color and texture to this card so I kept the sentiments simple by heat embossing with Alabaster embossing powder on to pattern paper. I popped this up with some foam tape. I used the #reindeer fuel sentiment on a piece of Fog card stock, die cut with a speech bubble die. I added dimension to that one with a couple of foam dots. 


Who else has received those fabulous sequins from The Rabbit Hole Designs in their order?! I've been using mine up! They were the perfect item to add to the centers of all of the Diamond Flowers. The yellow/green ones paired so well with my color combination. 

You can see the inside of the card in the video. I did keep it simple as I normally do. That is it for this card! If you haven't seen what else The Rabbit Hole Designs has to offer make sure you check out their website. <--- click
Also there is a fun Facebook Group too! <---click 

Thank you all so much for joining me today!

Jessica ❤


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Brutus Monroe Blog Hop | Fall / Autumn Inspiration

Hey everyone! Today I'm sharing my card for the Brutus Monroe blog hop. We are challenged to make Fall projects. I've been wanting to use this Jeepers designer toner sheet, which even though Halloween is over with it still works for the current season. 



While I waited for my laminator to warm up, I started trimming my foils into strips that would work on my Jeepers designer toner sheet panel. Also a great way to use up some scraps! It was a little tricky to get the foils to stay put but the parchment paper folder helps to hold everything together. I use the parchment paper to protect the paper and foil from the heated rollers and so that it doesn't roll up in the laminator. There are some spots that didn't get foiled on the designer toner sheet. Honestly, I think that is because my laminator is old and not the best, so I usually get spotty coverage. I do wait for the foil and paper to cool before pulling the foil. 


I used some Distress Oxide inks that coordinate well with my red, gold and orange foils to create a more obvious ombre. The ink does sit on top of the foils. I use a micro fiber cloth to buff the ink off so that the foils shine again. 



Moving on to the rest of the card I stamped a whole bunch (16 in total.. I lost one somewhere) of the oak leaves that are part of the Fall Essentials stamp set, on to Alabaster 100lb card stock with Raven Detail ink. Then used Copic markers in shades of green to color them in. Can you guess what I did next? Yep.... I fussy cut them... luckily they are easy but there was a lot! 



I used the sentiment from the Fall Ya'll stamp set. Stamping it with Brutus Monroe clear embossing ink and heat embossing using the Wicked embossing powder. The perfect shade to match all those green leaves. 

Blog Hop List
        Jessica You are here

Alright you guys, that is it from me today! Thank you so much for joining me and don't forget to continue on with the blog hop for more fall inspiration!
Jessica ❤

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Snowman Flip Card | New Art Impressions and Simon Says Stamp collab stamp set!

Hey everyone! Today I have a card tutorial video for you featuring the New Holiday Flip Card set from Art Impressions and Simon Says Stamp. This set is only available on the Simon Says website! For this card I'm using the coordinating Flip Card die that is sold separately. The video can be found below along with more information. 


Watch the video here or on Youtube.

These flip cards are fun! This set is an extra large set. So you do receive 4 total images. The front and back of the snowmen and penguins. Also there is an abundance of sentiments that are great for mixing together! 


When you open the card the snowmen are flipped around!

Copic Markers Used:
W6, W3, W1, W0
RV000, Y38
R29, R14
G17, G14, YG01
B16, B14, B12
V25, V22, V20

You can find even more flip card stamp designs on the Art Impressions website. There are quite a few of these in the line! <---- click

Thank you so much for joining me today. See you on the flip side!😄


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Adding Texture to Pattern Paper with Glitter

Hey everyone!
Jessica here. Today I'm using the Jawbreaker paper pad to create a fun colorful card. I loved the colors in this pattern and really wanted to play off of those.


I cut down a piece of the pattern paper with the maroon and navy blue swirls to 3.75 inches by 5 inches. Using a circle die, the new Brutus Monroe Foundation circle dies would work great for this, I die cut a piece of inexpensive card stock and used the circle frame as a mask. I got out the Fallen Snow glitter glaze and the Mixed Media Conversations stencil. I added the stencil over the card stock mask and then began spreading the glitter gel over the top. I love the shift in this glitter! So pretty.


While I waited for the Glitter Glaze to dry I used a flag die from my stash and die cut a piece of card stock that coordinates well with the Jawbreaker pattern paper. I used the sentiment "Sent with Love" from the Super Sentimental set and heat embossed with Alabaster embossing powder. 
The Glitter Glaze didn't take long to dry, I waited a couple of hours. I then adhered everything to a A2 card base. Super sentimental but that Jawbreaker pattern paper and the Glitter Glaze pack quite a impact!

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Jessica ❤


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Friday, November 8, 2019

Spinner Holiday Card | Art Impressions tutorial


Hey everyone! I'm back today with some more inspiration using The Stamping Village Holiday Seals stamp set, there is also a card tutorial video below. This time I'm making some interactive spinner cards. These cards are super fun to receive!


For my spinners I'm using the Art Impressions penguin and the Pink and Main cocoa (or coffee) mug. I stamped both images on to a piece of Neenah 80lb card stock using Copic safe black ink. These images are quick to color, even though I doubled my work by stamping each image twice.

You can check out the video below to see the entire process and I'll also have the Copic Markers I used listed below.

Watch here or on Youtube

You can find more information about The Stamping Village Holiday Seals stamp set and the first video I did using this set for a video hop on the Art Impressions Youtube channel here.  Please note that the giveaway has expired but there is still a ton of inspiration!


Using one of the smaller circles from the Art Impressions Circle Double Stitch die I cut out each colored Holiday Seal. Then used the next largest circle die on the blue Distress Oxide ink card stock and on the front of a A2 cardbase. For these cards I am using a side fold card base. 

I sandwiched a piece of clear thread between the two holiday seal circle images and centered those in the larger circle die cut on the front of the card. I add dry adhesive below and above the card front circle die cut so that the penguin and mug images would be suspended there. Then I layered the Distress Oxide ink blended piece over the top. 


I used a lovely piece of forest pattern paper and die cut the word "snow" twice from that and also twice from some white craft foam and adhered those together. Then I added those to the left side of the card front. For some added shimmer I die cut the six snowflakes from the Art Impressions Snowflake die set and adhered some to front of the card and a few to the inside of the card with a heat embossed sentiment from the Penguin Cheer set

To prepare your card to be received by your recipient of choice, just write your sentiment like normal being aware of the circle die cut on the front. Then twist the holiday seal image a dozen times or so, gently, close the card and place in a envelope. When the person receiving the card opens the card to read your message the image with twirl. Super cute right!?

Copic Markers Used:
W6, C5, W3, Y13
YG67, YG63, YG61
R29, R14
W1, W0

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




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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop | Subscription Items

Hey everyone! Today for the Brutus Monroe blog hop we are creating with some of the November subscription items. I have the Stamp of the Month for November, which is this cute little snow globe. These versatile stamps arrive to your door for just $5 a month. Card process video is below!!


There are a lot of different subscription items that Brutus Monroe offers. So make sure you head to the blog to see them all. I personally love the stencil subscription at the moment! If you have a favorite let me know in the comments. 

Watch it here or on Youtube


Copic Markers Used:
E77, E74, E59, E35, E34, E18
C7, C5, C3
YG67, YG63, YG61
R29, R14
Y18, Y02
BG10, W0


Blog hop list
                       Jessica <--- Hello! You are here.
Cassie


Thank you so much for joining me today!

Jessica ❤

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