Friday, August 16, 2019

Underwater Scene with Art Impressions Octopus Flip set


Hey guys!
I have another Flip card to share with you today. This time I'm using the Octopus Flip card set. These flip card stamp sets make such cute little scenes and you can have them hold up the sentiment in so many different ways. This time I used a die from the Flag Double Stitch Die set to have the octopus hold a flag sentiment.


I started by stamping the octopus flip image on to a piece of Neenah 80lb Solar White card stock, with Amalgam ink. Using purple orange, pink and blue Copic markers to color in my image. I left just a bit of the image white like I do a lot when coloring. While coloring the Octopus I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with the background. I decided on a simple underwater scene. 
All the Copic markers I used are listed below. The sand was easy, simple blending of some E markers adding a little definition and interest. I wanted this simple because I knew I was going to ink blend over the top of it. I added texture with a few of the darker markers by adding small dots through out the sand. For the water I did streaks or flicks of blue starting with the darkest color at the top, then fading to the lightest blue. Also adding more of the darker colors through out the panel.


I used Distress Oxide ink in Faded Jeans and Frayed Burlap to darken the edges. Using the makeup blending brushes I was able to get pretty close to the image with out masking or inking over it. I also blended Distress Oxide inks in Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade on a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock, that I trimmed down with the second to largest Rectangle Double Stitch die. I concentrated the color around the outer edge because I knew it would mostly be covered by the Octopus copic colored panel.  I adhered those panels together then added a black card stock layer below the orange and pink blended card stock before gluing everything to a side fold A2 card base. 


I used both sentiments that come with the Octopus Flip stamp set. Stamping them onto Neenah 80lb card stock with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. I let the ink sit for a moment to dry before running it through my die cutting machine with the banner die from the Flag Double Stitch die set. 

I could have made the inside similar to the front but I kept it simple and easy. I used a smaller Art Impressions Rectangle Double Stitch die and stamped the flip image of the Octopus. Using the same Copic markers I mirrored the coloring. The points of the flag should be on the other side to make it more mirrored, but that is ok! 

Copic Markers Used:
BV04, BV02, BV01, BV00
YR04, Y21, RV55, RV52
B14, B02, B00, 
W3, W1, W0

Background:
B29, B16, B14, BG11, B02, B00
E43, E35, E34, W31, W3, W6

Thank you for joining me today! Happy Stamping!!


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Friday, August 9, 2019

Caffeinated Girlfriends for Art Impressions | Coffee Card Challenge


 Hey everyone! Today I'm sharing another coffee themed inspired card. I couldn't resist coloring up the Girlfriend blend set! Don't forget to enter in your own coffee cards in the current challenge


Using a stamp platform, I stamped the Girlfriend Blend image on Neenah 80lb Solar White card stock with Gina K. Amalgam ink. I really had coffee on my mind for this one. Which is why I kept my coloring to mainly neutral tones. I used BV00 to add shading to the caffeinated ladies light skin tones. Blending that out with E51 and E00. I shaded in a table for them to lean on and sketched in the blue sky, B41 & B00.



Once the coloring was done I used the largest Hexagon Double Stitch die to die cut the Girlfriend Blend image. Since I was die cutting I went ahead and die cut a green card stock with the Stitched Rectangle Double Stitch die and also the ovals, or petals/leaves. Twice with a shimmer green card stock and four times with a Chartreuse felt. The oval die is from the Tag Double Stitch die.


I added a strip of Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate card stock to the bottom of the image. For the sentiment, "Never underestimate the power of being properly caffeinated." I heat embossed with white embossing powder on Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate card stock. 


Copic Markers Used:
W9, W6, W3, W1, W0
C5, C3, E81, E77, E74
E59, E51, E43, E35, E34, 
E31, E18, E17, E15, E07
E00, RV55, RV11, R81, 
R83, R27, R17, R14, R12
B41, B00, BV00

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


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Friday, August 2, 2019

Clean and Simple Sloth Flip Card | For Art Impressions



Hey everyone! I wanted to create some flip cards this month. The first one I'm going to show you is this Happy Birthday design using the sloth flip card set, which I paired with the Flip card die


I used various Copic markers (list below) to color in the sloths. Stamping both the front and back on to Neenah 80lb Solar White card stock.  I kept the shading simple and used a very limited amount of markers. I've said it before, but I love the full colored packaging of Art Impressions stamps because it gives you such a great example of how to color and shade! 

Once I was done coloring I fussy cut both of the sloth images out. I decided on a easy watercolor background using a Everyday Tintable from Concord and 9th. These have a emboss resist background pattern and I chose the herringbone for this card. I got out my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor set and used several of the paints to create this blue to green gradient wash background. 


While that dried, I used the Flip card die and followed the easy directions on the back of the packaging, to create a Neenah 110lb Solar White card base. I accidentally scored all the way across the card base instead of just the areas around the flip portion. Luckily it didn't cause any issues, with this design. The Sloth Flip Card set also comes with some fun sentiment stamps but this time I used the die words from the Flip card die set for the Happy Birthday, I die cut those using black card stock. Before I adhered the Happy die cut, I scored a piece of light gray card stock that is trimmed to cover the flip portion of this card. This gave it a decorative border and added some interest. It also helped to conceal the score mark. 


I trimmed a portion of the watercolor background down and saved the strip for the inside. I adhered the large portion of that to the front of the Flip card. Then attached the sloths over top, positioning them so it looks like they are holding up the Happy! I did the same for the backside of the sloths and the small strip of watercolor. I also used the black Kuretake watercolor paint to add some shadows to where the sloths are sitting.  

Copic Markers Used:
E77, E74, W3, C1
E31, E35

Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors:
50 Pale Aqua
57 Turquoise Green
52 Ocean Green
20 Black

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




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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Tombow Dual Brush Watercoloring | Encouragement Hop


Hello everyone! Today I'm participating in the Encouragement Card Hop. I hope you take a moment to the watch video! Any information about the hop can be located in the description box on Youtube. 


Don't forget to hop to the next person in the line! All Products I used can be found listed below. 




















Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
Jessica ❤


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Art Impressions NEW Challenge #262 Coffee Cards | Watercolor and Colored Pencils

Hello Ai Fans! I'm the featured designer on the Art Impressions blogs for the new challenge Coffee Cards! I hope you come join in on the fun there.




The products I used are listed below. 


Koi Watercolors Used:
Yellow Ochre (bears)
Perm. Yellow Deep (bears)
Burnt Umber (bears)
Payne's Gray (bears)
Quinacridone Rose (hearts and cheeks)
Cobalt Blue Hue (shirt)
Cerulean Blue Hue (shirt)
Black (background)
Sap Green (background)

Prismacolor Pencils Used:
PC943 Burnt Ochre
PC1082 Chocolate
PC995 Mulberry
PC208 Indanthrone 
PC938 White
PC1077 Colorless Blender

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 



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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Texture Paste and Neon Aqua Pigments | Brutus Monroe Blog Hop


Hey guys! Today I'm participating in the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop. The hop order is down below so don't forget to check everyone's beautiful creations! I've had a fabulous time guest designing for them this month, Thank you. I wanted to share one last design with you, before my guest design month is up. 


All products used will be listed below. This was a result of a experimentation with Neon Aqua Pigments (I just can't get enough!!) and Texture Paste. I started off mixing together the Neon Blue, Yellow, Red and Green Aqua Pigments with the paste, until I had a nice bright color. I took a mixed media paint brush and scooped up the tinted Texture Paste. Then applied that to a piece of black cardstock, applying one swipe like you would with regular paint. This created those colorful stripes! Super easy! But man, what a great neon texture. I would like all of the neon products lol! 


It took a couple of hours for this to be dry, but I let it sit overnight before running the neon texture panel through my die cutting machine with a rounded rectangle die. I've ruined a die before, by doing something similar but being very impatient. Paste is hard to clean off of stitch dies, small crevices. This was fully dried so I had no issues. 

I adhered a light gray card stock to a top fold Neenah solar white 110lb card base, then I centered the neon texture paste panel on top. For the sentiments I used a few from the Super Sentimental set. I loved these fonts together, so I stamped them on to a scrap piece of Neenah solar white  card stock with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. These stamps have amazing details! I added some dimension with white craft foam behind each sentiment before adhering them between the neon paste stripes. I used the Ultra Bond Adhesive from Thermoweb, with the craft foam, still a favorite combination of mine.


The part that took the longest was adhering all those sequins down. I used a little extra Multi Medium Matte glue then I normally would when applying sequins, but the paste is texture paste and I didn't want those sequins popping off the front of my card! Using tweezers and a poke tool really help make this task easier. All the sequins are from Doodlebug and come in a variety pack of 12 colors. I chose the colors that were the closest to the Neon Pigments. Don't neon sequins sound fun!? lol. Oh and if you are OCD like me, yes there is 18 sequins per stripe... 😄🤷‍♀️

That's it from me! Thank you so much for joining me today. I really appreciate it. I have scheduled for next week, the video on experimenting with Neon Aqua Pigments and texture paste (other mediums too). So I hope you keep an eye out for that! 

Don't forget to follow along on this fun Blog hop with the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team. Thank you for having me this month! 

                              JESSICA <----you are here


Jessica  ❤


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Friday, July 26, 2019

Yoga On Art Impressions | Selective Fussy Cutting


Hey guys! I'm back with another birthday card! This time I'm fussy cutting the Yoga Set. These two ladies are part of the whole group image but can be easily cut apart from the rest to be used separately.


I stamped the Yoga set image on to a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock with Amalgam ink. For these ladies I used Copic Markers to color them in. The list of colors I used is below. Once I had them colored up I used my Fiskars scissors to fussy cut them away from the rest of the group. I also used a craft knife to get into some of those harder to reach areas. The lady in purple does have a pony tail but it couldn't be salvaged, so she has a shorter hair cut. 


I've been experimenting in the craft room so the background was a trial run but I like the way it came out. For this I used Black cardstock, a stencil and texture paste mixed with Neon Aqua Pigments (neon pink and neon blue). This gave me a lovely pastel pink, purple and blue background. Which pops against that black cardstock! I let that dry and mounted it to a Neenah Solar White 110lb A2 sized cardbase. 


The Yoga mats I made for the ladies, are cut from pink and blue craft foam using the second to smallest Art Impressions Rectangle Double Stitch die. Normally I use the foam as a dimensional but I liked the texture of this craft foam and thought it fit well with the Yoga theme. Using a larger rectangle die I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb cardstock and adhered the yoga mats. Then I stamped the sentiment "Keep calm and yoga on" in black ink using my stamp platform in case the foam got in the way, which it didn't! Next I stamped the balloon that also comes in the Yoga Set. I situated it so that it looked like the yoga person at the top of the sentiment was holding it. Since the balloon was a little long, I stamped it again on a scrap piece of cardstock, colored it in and fussy cut it out. 


I attached the white cardstock panel to the texture emboss with some strong glue. Now all I had left to do was adhere the ladies to their yoga mats and attach the cut out balloon. I used some scrap craft foam  behind the presents and cake, so that they were even with the Yoga ladies. 

I forgot to get a photo of the inside but I did use another sentiment from the Yoga set that says... 
"It's just a birthday! Nothing to get bent out of shape over!
lol! 

Copic Markers Used:
W6, W3, W1, W0
E59, E77, E74
E51, E35, E31, E00
Y00, Y02, Y21
YG01, G40, YG41
BG13, BG11, BV11
RV93, RV55


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



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