Friday, January 18, 2019

Ham it up | Chalkboard look


Today I'm making a couple of cards that could be used for Valentine's or just a hello to a friend who you haven't seen in a while. I thought that the Ham it up stamp set from Art Impressions would work perfectly for this and I was drawn to the flying pigs image. 

Watch the video here.




For these I was inspired by the look of a chalk board art. So I attempted to create my own chalk board design with Distress Oxide Inks, white embossing powder and Prismacolor Pencils. 



For one card I used a Soft Navy color from Simon Says Stamp and the other I used a Black cardstock. The pink showed up on the Navy blue a bit better. To start these I sketched out a city scape design on some masking paper and trimmed it out. I also stamped the pigs and heat embossed them then stamped the pigs one more time on another piece of masking paper and fussy cut that out.

I layed the mask for the pigs over top the embossed area and the city scape at the bottom of the cardstock. Then I started ink blending. I used Distress Oxide inks for this since they are a partly a pigment ink and will sit on top of the dark cardstock. 

Once I had enough ink down I pulled the masks up to reveal the start of my design. Then I started coloring. Using light colored pencils (list below) I colored in the pigs then traced the buildings so that they had a definition. They navy cardstock I used the darker colors of pencils on the buildings to color them black. On the black cardstock I only added some white highlights. 

I trimmed the panels down to 4in by 5 1/4in. The navy panel is cut diagonally and popped up with foam tape over top the mustard/floral pattern paper. I did the opposite for the black cardstock.



Prismacolor Pencils

Flying Pigs
PC938 White
PC1093 Seashell Pink
PC1018 Pink Rose
PC929 Pink
PC1077 Colourless

City Scape
PC938 White
PC1063 50% Gray
PC1067 90% Gray
PC935 Black
PC1077 Colourless Blender

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



Unfortunately the pattern paper used is no longer available. 
Pinkfresh Indigo Hills
There is a version 2 available at most craft suppliers though.    

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

CAS Card Design | Kindred Stamps Slay

Hey guys! Welcome back! Today I'm going over how I go about making a CAS (Clean and Simple) card design. There are a few things that I like to keep in mind when creating these types of cards and I go over that in the video. 

Watch the video here.

So if you have never tried a CAS design before I hope you give it a try. Honestly I don't make very many of these type of cards but it is nice to get back to the basics per say and create on a more simple scale. 




Copic Markers Used
C7, C5, C3
R85, R83, RV91, RV11
E81, E59, E51, E31
Y13, 

Micron Pen 01


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Friday, January 11, 2019

Valentine Bears | Art Impressions


Today I'm working on a couple of Valentine's Day Cards (or really any occasion) using the Valentine's Day Bears 5005 set. I also used a similar design to use as both a vertical and horizontal card. I decided to mix it up and go with bright tones. 




I love playing with color. That is why there are two card designs. I couldn't decide on which color to use. Since I was already making two cards I went ahead and made one in a vertical layout and the other as a horizontal. They are quite similar with slight differences. For the vertical layout I adhered everything flat to the green cardstock then used adhesive foam to pop it up against the white panel. The horizontal layout was created with the bears and the "you" sentiment popped up while everything else is flatly adhered. I used the you from "you perk me up" a sentiment also found in the Valentine's Bear stamp set. 

Thank you all for the warm welcome to the Art Impressions Design Team! I'm so happy to be here and I hope you find some inspiration everyday.


Copic Markers
Bears - C1, C3, C5, E81, W0, W3, RV52
Sweater - R89, R37, R14, R12
Heart on Sweater - R89, RV55, RV52
Love - Y00, Y02, Y18, Y38, R14
and of course 0 Colorless Blender


Happy Stamping!



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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Art Impressions Challenge: Pretty Pastels | Valentine Otter

Hi Ai Fans!
I'm so excited to be showing you my first project as a new Design Team Member for Art Impressions! I just adore Ai stamps! So if you are coming over from the Art Impressions blog challenge post, Welcome! But if you haven't seen what the other designers have made and you want to join in on this fun challenge just click here



For this card I created an Alcohol ink background using Cool Peri, which when combined with the blending solution creates a wide arrange of pretty pastel colors, perfect for this challenge! I also sprayed rubbing alcohol in a mister over the top of the Alcohol inks then set that aside to dry. (Please note safety instructions before using alcohol inks)

I love this little Otter and his amazing heart sweater! I colored him in with Copic markers (list of markers below) and sketched in a simple rock for him to be anchored on. Then I fussy cut him out with the little rock drawing and inked the edges with a black marker. 

I backed my alcohol ink background with black cardstock and layered that on to a A2 sized card base. Then I used Vellum cardstock to diffuse the colors behind the Otter. But he still blended in quite a bit. To fix this I cut a piece of white cardstock down to a 3in by 3 1/4in rectangle, just big enough to fully back the otter image. I adhered the otter to the vellum then glued the vellum piece to the white cardstock, putting glue only where the otter would hide the adhesive from showing through the vellum. 

There are some great Otter punned sentiments but surprisingly I used the I love you with the heart in place of the word love. I thought it coordinated so well with the hearts on the sweater.




Copic Markers Used
Otter: E74, E77, W6, W3, W1, W0, RV91
Sweater: V20, BV01, BV02, BG10, BG11, BG13
Flower: YG41, YG03, RV91, R85
Rock: C1, C3, C5, C7, W3

Thank you guys for stopping by!










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