Friday, April 19, 2019

Dog Stack Slider Card | Art Impressions

Hey Guys!


I've been really enjoying the Art Impressions Stacker sets and knew I wanted to play with the dog stacker. Honestly anything with a Dachshund and I want to color it, but this is truly a fun dog pile! I also made the paw print with dies, so easy!


I started with die cutting the slider mechanism, per the instructions on the back. A good dry adhesive is what I used. Some quick measuring and I cut the slider pull with a watercolor paw print pattern paper. Then attached a small piece of black ribbon in a loop using the Tiny Attacher and ink blended the slider frame with a distress ink. Gradually blending out to the white cardstock.


The last two details took some trial and error. I used a small blending brush to flick a Distress Oxide reinker  and water mixer on to the white back panel. So messy! A random brown box does well to keep most of the spray contained, plus reusable!

So those tiny little dots took some time to dry even after heat setting. While I waited I started on the paw print. For this I was able to use 2 dies, the smallest from the Double Stitched Oval die set and the tiny oval from the Double Stitch Tag die set. It's a little oblong and if I had a nice heart shape I could have used that as the large pad, that would be super cute. This is when I also chose to stamp my sentiment. This one says "Happy tails to you my pal" . Using a clear sitcky ink and white embossing powder.


The fun part was coloring the dogs, using Copics, my plan was to have 3 different shades of dogs . Once again I was inspired by the packaging art! But, I didn't see the little guy at the top! So he's the only one in grays. lol. Which I thought worked and made a second one just like the first! The copics I used are listed below. 

Copics Used.

Beige - E81, E43, W3
Tan - E31, E35, W3
Dark Brown - E77, E74, E59
Gray - W6, W3
Tongue - R14

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Best Friends Art Impressions Challenge | New Cowgirls Clear Set

This week we are featuring the Art Impressions NEW Girlfriends Cowgirls and Yoga clear set! To help celebrate, the challenge theme for this release is best friends. To enter enter for a chance to win check out the recent challenge over the on the Art Impressions blog. 

I stamped these ladies on a piece of Neenah 80lb Solar white cardstock with Gina K. Amalgam ink. For the list of Copic Markers that I used for this card, see below. I did try to go with a more simpler blending and following the shadows from the example on the Ai packaging. 


I've been seeing sage greens and rusty reds together for spring, and chose that as my color inspiration for this card. I used a piece of pattern paper from Heidi Swapp's Wolfpack, which I thought paired well with the little cactus die and the fun sentiment "Forever Fun Forever Young". I forgot to take a picture of the inside. I used one other sentiment that comes in this Cowgirls Set to make this one a birthday card. 


Also, since I'm still testing out those blender brushes I used a technique that when I started making cards was all the rage. Ink blend those edges! I very lightly blended with walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink around the edges of the pattern paper and the banner cut out. I used the Art Impressions Double Stitched Banner die set to trim out these young and fun ladies. 


For final touches, I added a small cactus die cut that I paper pieced together using 2 different colors of cardstock. I colored them using some Copics and a few sequins that matched the rusty orange\red color I used a few times. All products linked below. 

Copics Used:
BV00, E00, E11, E51, R83
Y21, Y26, Y13
B99, B95, B93
E77, E35, E34, E31, E43, E07
G40, G43, C7, C5, C3
W0, W1, W3

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Masking Stamped Images and Backgrounds for Ink Blending | Kindred Stamps Polynesian Adventurers

Hey guys! Welcome back!! Today I'm sharing this super cute and simple card using the Polynesian Adventurers set from Kindred Stamps. I created this one by using 2 different stamping techniques. One to cover the stamped images and the other to create a simple Distress Oxide ink background.

Watch the card process here.


For the images I used Gina K Amalgam ink and stamped them on a piece of Neenah 80lb Solar White cardstock. That is my usual for Copic coloring. While I had the stamps out I also stamped them on Inkadinkado masking paper and trimmed them to fit over the first stamped images. This creates my first mask.


After coloring them, I used the Inkadinkado masks that I had already trimmed out and laid them over the top of my colored images. Now I can start on the background. For this I'm using the second masking technique. Thermoweb's Purple Tape is super popular and has been out for a little over a year now. This is my first time using it! I used it as the mask to create these color blocks in my background with Distress Oxide Ink. It is a very simple design but I love how masking creates these dimensional one layer cards that are so easy to mail! 


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Copic Markers Used:
Skin: BV04, E31, E34, E35, R83
Hair: E59, E15, E18, E35
Clothes: Y21,Y35, E81, W3, R39, R37, R14
Rooster: Y21,Y35, R39, R37, R14, BG09, BG15, BG13


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Friday, April 12, 2019

Watercolor Hopping Girlfriends | Art Impressions


Hey guys! The challenge #254 has started for the release of the new Girlfriends clear stamps sets. Perfect time to break out this Art Impression Hop Hop set! I thought these ladies looked like they were up to some spring picnic shenanigans with all their fun hopping objects. 


I stamped the ladies with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink on Arches watercolors paper. Using my Koi watercolor set I water colored these ladies and the background, adding in a bit of a finish line in white to seem like they are racing to win! 


Once my piece was dried I trimmed it down to attach to a A2 card base. I added a black and white stripe of pattern paper on the left and some lovely jewels that match the colors of the hopping ladies clothes. 


For the sentiment I die cut the smallest Double Stitched Oval die on white cardstock. Then stamped the sentiment from the Hop Hop Set with Distress Oxide ink. Placing on the top left of the card, then trimming off the top that overhangs.

That is it from me guys! Thank you so much for joining me today. Happy Stamping! ❤




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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Paper Piecing with Kindred Stamps Polynesian Adventurers

Hey guys! I have a new video and card to show you today. I used the Kindred Stamps Polynesian Adventurers set and did some paper piecing with the boat image! I love the texture I was able to achieve by stamping the sail part on canvas cloth. 

Watch here

I'm going to keep this really short as far as the blog goes but I hope you enjoyed the video. 


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Friday, April 5, 2019

You Keep Me Grounded | Copic Coloring Simple Scene


Hey Guys! Today I'm working on some girlfriend coffee scene cards. For these I used the fabulous Coffee BFFs set . Which has a great image of these two ladies and 2 coffee themed sentiments. I wanted to create a simple scene for these ladies and play around with Copic coloring textures, specifically clothing. 


I stamped the Coffee BFFs image on a piece of Neenah 80lb cardstock and used various copic markers to color them in. I do have the list of colors below. One of my favorite patters/ textures to color is leopard print. Which is really easy. I started with a lighter brown (E31)and colored the entire portion of where the animal print will be. Then I used a darker marker (W9) and made squiggly lines, half circles and dots all over. After that I added a bit of color by adding in orange (E34) and yellow (Y13). 


I fussy cut the ladies anywhere that was located above the brown wood and layered a piece of embossed white cardstock underneath. I also used a light gray (C1) marker to enhance the texture of the embossing. 

Using one of the dies from the Flag Double Stitched Die I die cut it using kraft cardstock and stamped the sentiment " you always keep me grounded". I love all the white with the fun splashes of colors in the center! 


Copic Markers Used:

C7, C5, C3, C1
W9, W6, W3, W1, W0
E81, E77, E74, E59, E51, E35, E31
E18, E17, E15, E04
B99, B93, B34
BG18, BG15, BG13, BG09
G94, G43, YG5
Y26, Y13, YR27
RV55, RV52, RV09

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


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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Avocado Copic Coloring | Flat One Layer Card

Hey Guys! So this card was made in the beginning of the year but I just never got around to actually finishing the edits and doing the voiceover. I really like how this one turned out and thought I would share it with you guys now.

Watch here


As you saw this was pretty simple to do. I hope you enjoyed it. It was good practice to see what kind of blending I could get with my green Copic markers. Since this I've done a variety of different cards using Copic markers and a few with a lot of green blending. I'm still looking into adding just a few more to my collection when I get a chance.

Thanks for stopping by today!



    Copic Markers Used:

Brown Edge | E59, E35, E31, W9
Green | G99, YG67, G17, G14, YG03, YG01
Avocado Pit | E59, E35, E31, E81
Shadow | W3, W1, W0, colorless blender


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