Friday, May 24, 2019

O' Frap! | Spring Chicken for Art Impressions

Hey guys!
With the release of those cute Hedgehogs and adorable Pandas, I decided to explore more of the cute critters in the Funny Farm line of stamps. I chose the Spring Chicken set and also the Oval Double Stitch die. It was not my intention to make the background the shape of a egg but it does work so well! 


I started with stamping the 2 chickens with Gina. K. Amalgam ink then coloring them with Copic Markers. I do have the list of markers I used below. This time I used maily cooled tone grays to match the same tone of the gray cardstock. After I was done coloring them, I fussy cut the pair out and inked the edges with a Memento black marker. 


For my fun egg shape I trimmed a piece of Gina K. Lemon drop cardstock with the Art Impressions Oval Double Stitch die. I believe I used the second from largest. To get the rays I ink blended 
Distress Oxide Ink in Tumbled Glass, through a radiant rays stencil. It didn't quite reach the bottom of the oval. But I easily remedied that with the green cardstock, which was a scrap and already had a curve. I use the same oval die on the green cardstock so that the stitching would continue all the way around. 

I've also been using some colored craft foam to create dimension lately. I cut some of the orange foam with a Art Impressions Circle Double Stitch die and also a darker yellow cardstock. I layered those so that the cardstock was on top and the orange craft foam is only glimpsed from the side. 

I cut two colors of gray cardstock with two different types of edge dies, just to mix it up and add more texture. 


For the sentiment I used a Distress Oxide ink in Abandoned Coral. I love this sentiment, I am not a morning person and only coffee will get me up and going. To create the speech bubble I sketched a oval around the sentiment and added a point. Then fussy cut it out and erased the pencil marks. I popped this up with some foam dimensional squares. 


The inside I used another fun sentiment from the Spring Chicken set, which I paired with the party hat wearing chicken. 

Copic Markers Used:
W6, W3, W1, W0
C5, C3, C1
E77, YG63, B00,
R05, R02,
Y38, Y35, Y21


That's it from me! Thank you for stopping by today. Happy Stamping!

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Ride the Wave | Art Impressions Loads of Fun


Hey everyone! This week I'm playing with the NEW Loads of Fun set. I had to make this granny live her dream of surfing! There is a lot of crazy texture on this card and I'm loving the mix so much.


I first stamped and fussy cut the lady, trimming of her ironing board legs to make it a surf board. I used a lot of gray tones on her since she is facing away from the sun. Which, I think, threw my white balance on my camera off, into the cool tones. lol! One of my favorite ways to die cut waves is using a cloud border die but using the negative side, the side with the more pointy ridges. I used a cloud border die on some Tonic Luxury Embossed paper to get that effect.


The ink blending is made using masking tape to block off the middle section of a piece of Neenah solar white 110lb cardstock. I used my blending brushes for this, and also a wave stencil for the bottom area. This was trimmed down with a rectangle stitch die. For the slate cardstock, I used a larger rectangle stitch die to die cut first, then layered some Deco Foil Mettalix gel over it using the same wave stencil.


The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed using white embossing powder to the upper portion of the ink blending cardstock. Can you believe that I don't have a ampersand in any of my die sets! I was suprised!! Luckily, I have hung on to some Thickers, from years ago, and had a perfect one to use, made from white foam. 


Copic Markers Used:
W6, W3, W1, W0
E81, E34, E31
BV11, BV04, BV02, BV01, BV00
Y38, R83


Alright guys, that is it from me! Thank you for joining me today. Happy Stamping! 



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Thursday, May 16, 2019

New Art Impressions Challenge | Shaped Cards

Hey guys! Ok, so I might have went with the most basic shape, rounded rectangle, but it is still a shape! Don't forget to check out all of the designers and see  their amazing examples for the new Art Impressions challenge, Shaped Cards! 


For this one I knew I wanted to create a little scene using two of the three hedgehogs from the Hedgehog set. These guys coordinated pretty well with each other and I like that they look happy, like they are playing a game! 

I've been wanting to bring in colored pencils with Copics lately. I used Amalgam ink to stamp the critters on to kraft cardstock. This set also has a few smaller stamps, I used those to decorate my scene a little more. The deflated ballon is stamped in two directions and I also utilized the edge of the cardstock to mask some of the confetti so it looks like more is scattered on the floor. 


I started coloring by shading the scene with Copics in various W's and E's, as always colors used listed below. Once the shading was done I colored the images with colored pencils. This is a light shading effect but helpful for me when using colored pencils, I tend to loose my shadows easily. 

I colored the quills on the hedgehog similar to the they way I colored the beavers fur in this blog post/video. I knew I was going to be using the green leaf cardstock from SSS so I was able to choose colors that coordinated well. Then that panel was trimmed down with the largest die from the Rounded Rectangle A2 Double Stitched set and since I already had it out I used the same die to cut a A2 card base and a piece of green leaf cardstock from Simon Says Stamp. 


The one thing I wish I would have done was move the sentiment with the banners a little more to the right. I didn't want to center it on the card front. However, I was excited to see that the larger Flag Double Stitched die nestles inside the 3rd to smallest of the Banner Double Stitched die.

The flag die is cut from the green leaf cardstock to create a spot so that I could heat emboss the sentiment. I used the green cardstock as a guide to center the sentiment stamp. Versafine Clair in Nocturne and Hero Arts Clear embossing powder was used for the heat embossing. Now I can adhere all my layers together.


For the inside I kept it simple and used several of the same dies to layer with. I stamped the 3rd hedgehog, the one leaning on the cacti, with amalgam ink and colored the same as the others. The sentiment I used on the inside is another fantastic one from this set!


Copic Markers used:
W6, W3, W1, W0, E81, E34, E31, R83, Y38

Colored Pencils used:
PC938 White
PC947 Dark Umber
PC941 Light Umber
PC943 Burnt Ochre
PC909 Grass Green
PC1005 Lime Peel
PC913 Spring Green
PC989 Chartreuse
PC916 Canary Yellow
PC915 Lemon Yellow
PC940 Sand
PC914 Cream
PC140 Eggshell
PC1050 10% Warm Gray

Alright guys that is it from me! Thank you for joining me today. I'm loving the challenge entries so far this week and I hope you all take some time to enter! 

Happy Stamping!



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Friday, May 10, 2019

New Art Impressions Housework set

Hello Ai Fans!

Happy Friday! This Housework set had me laughing after reading all the wonderful sentiments in it. I couldn't wait to color this glamorous lady! I love that she's wearing her pearls, heels and a fancy dress, which I had to paper piece with this shimmer textured cardstock. She had me laughing, but wait until you see the inside. lol!


I started this design out by stamping the lady from the Art Impressions Housework set, using Amalgam ink. All the images are colored with Copic Markers, except the dress portion which I stamped on to a piece of Tonic Luxury Embossed paper and fussy cut out. Then adhered over the stamped dress. It is very hard to see in the photo but it has a floral embossed pattern and is a shimmery aqua color. 

Since the challenge for this week is shape cards I wanted to play around with shapes. I cut the colored card panel using the largest Double Stitch Hexagon die and a rectangle stitch die, only cutting part of the hexagon. I layered a piece of pattern paper (Pink Fresh Indigo Hills) behind. This pattern cardstock already had a bit of texture and splatter to it but I added more by using a couple of Distress Oxide inks. I was going for a coffee splatter kind of look lol. Which seems to be the mess I clean up almost daily. 


I also stamped the sentiment using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and clear embossing powder on to a piece of vellum. Then, I cut the stamped vellum with a Flag Stitch die. Vellum can be tricky to adhere but I find that you can't see the adhesive through the sentiment or with the splattered background, I just used my ATG to do that. 

I like to add just a bit of the front of the card to the inside of the card. For this one I used the hilarious cat riding the robot vacuum image, which is also included in the Housework set! All I had left was to stamp another great sentiment and add a strip of pattern paper to the bottom. 
That cats face Lol! 



Copic Markers Used:
C5, C3, C1
E51, E35, E31
Y26, Y21, Y13
R85, R81, BV00
BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10
Colorless Blender

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



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Friday, May 3, 2019

Using small stamps to create backgrounds | Art Impressions Doggie Kisses

Hello Ai Fans!

Today I'm sharing this card I made using the Doggie Kisses set but focusing more on using those smaller stamps. I've been trying to write down color combinations that interest me and this one uisng; Coral, Blue, Mustard, Lavender and Gray really captured my attention, so I knew I had to make something using those specific hues.


I started off with cutting the oval in the center using the Double Stitch Oval dies. The one I used is one of the smaller sizes that comes in the set, but I wanted something that would just barely show the dog. Luckily clear stamps make it very easy to see how things will look before you stamp and die cut!

To stamp the bandage, I used several Gina K Inks in the colors mentioned above, exact colors listed below. I do stamp in clusters and in threes at first then fill in from there. Through out the process I just kept in mind that I also wanted larger white areas so that I could add a few more elements.


In those larger areas is where I stamped the lavender paw print and the sentiments for the front. It was fun just stamping instead of stamping to color. It's like making your own pattern paper. I did go over the bandages with a W1 and W0 Copic marker just to give them some depth. Totally optional step though. 


Now for the inside I was able to line up the dog where I wanted him to show through on the front of this card. After that I simply closed the lid of my stamp platform and used a piece of 80lb Neenah Solar White cardstock to stamp on to. Then I colored a simple scene with Copic markers. I thought the sentiment mentioning the dog cone was hilarious, so I used that on the inside with the coordinating image. Then adhered that to the inside.  


I've always liked making window cards and I love the way it looks with the pattern stamping using the smaller stamp images on the front. It's also a great way to experiment with some color combinations. I usually search by season or sometimes you just see a color combination that inspires you.

Copic Markers Used:
Card Front - W1, W0
Inside - W6, W3, W1
C5, C1, E74, E77
E31, E3, RV91

Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Stamping!


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Monday, April 29, 2019

Thanks fur all you do | Kindred Stamps & Thermoweb Collab

Hey guys! Today I'm sharing this card I made using the A Bit Spotted set from Kindred Stamps and also Thermowebs new Flock Transfer Sheets, Toner Transfer Sheets and some fun Gold Sequins Foil.  I was really curious about the Flock and wanted to give that a try. Now, I did this the hard way. I thought I had to transfer the flock in order to use it. So I used some Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock and covered it with Transfer Gel. 


If you watched this video of me using the gel with a pallete knife, well, let me tell you the Deco Foil Stencil Pal is a must for this. It made the process of laying a thin EVEN layer of Transfer Gel unbelievably easy. I let the gel dry for a hour and then used my Laminator, and both the Green Envy and White Latte colors, to transfer the flock on to the the cardstock. I did this so I could die cut the flock. The clouds and grass are both die cuts from this experiment.
Now you can go ahead and just die cut the Flock Transfer sheets and use them exactly how they are. Which makes this process a bunch easier. Using the flock with the Transfer Gel is definitely a technique I want to combine with a stencil. 


I love the look of the flock images. I know I've said it a thousand times, but I love texture. I really like using different texture elements on my cards. So pairing the flock with a distress ink blended background and a bit of shine with a foil dog tag was fun to create. I was intrigued by the Toner Transfer Sheets and really wanted to explore foiling die cuts. So using a piece of the Toner Sheets I used my laminator once again and some Gold Sequins Transfer foil. This worked so well! After it cooled I ran that piece through my die cutting machine with a small tag die. Of course I'm calling this tag a dog tag!


The, A Bit Spotted set was used with Amalgam ink and colored with Copics (List below, it's a small list, cause, ya know Dalmations are easy to color!) I did fussy cut these little guys out, leaving just a hint of a white border. I also used a standard hole punch to create tennis balls! I punched a few holes with the left overs of the die cutting the dog tag and used a white gel pen to create small tennis ball like details. Then place done in the grass and the other was slightly cut and placed on the center puppies mouth. I love how this could be used for either a Mother's Day themed card or a Father's Day. Perfect for this time of year.


Copic Markers used:
W6, W3, W1, W0, R83
R39, R27, R14, BG13, BG15
Colorless Blender

Thank you guys for stopping by today! I love how this card turned out and I really wish you could see the shine of the foil and the texture of the flock in person. Thank you Thermoweb for letting me experiment with some of your awesome products! Have a great day!

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

90's Inspired Light Up Card | Pear Blossom Press Power Pack Blog Hop

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I really enjoyed using the power pack for this 90's inspired light up card. I think it fits well with my clear phone inspiration! I have a video to show you my process of this card below. 



Watch here:

I can't say that I didn't mess up! Everything from using the wrong adhesive and creasing the copper tape. But I got it to work and it was a fun challenge figuring out how to do this with the added challenge of a clear card. The easiest part was using the power pack, tape and lights! The rest... well.... totally me. lol!

This photo might only be here because I wanted the dinosaur in something! 

Products I used are listed below.


I love the look of the inside! It's like a little party of confetti! 
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