Thursday, August 6, 2020

Cards for Kindness | 10 cards 1 card sketch

Hey everyone! Today I'm sharing the cards I made for the Art Impressions current challenge. This time the challenge is a little different. Art Impressions is partnering with Scrapbook.com for their Cards for Kindness event. If you haven't heard about this fabulous event head on over to the Art Impressions blog where they have links to everything you will need. 


I used several Stacker sets for my 10 cards. To make this really easy I created a card sketch to play off of. I've never been very good at creating the same thing repetitively so I used the sketch as more of a starting off point.  You can find the card sketch down below. I hope it inspires you to create your own lot of cards to send in! 

I started with stamping all of the Art Impressions Stackers ( the ones I have... so far) with Gina K. Designs Amalgam ink, on Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock. There a quite a few designs in this category and the ones I'll be using are the; Turtle, Duck and Dog Stackers. 


For the most part I colored all the turtles the same, along with the dogs and ducks. Except for one stack of ducks. I thought it would be fun to have some gray colored ducks on a rainbow background. So that is the exclusion from the rest. I'll have the list of markers down below for the different combinations I used. To make this easier on me, I did repeat quite a few markers, while coloring all the critters. 

Here is the card sketch that I came up with. Please feel free to use and share.


For a few of the cards I mixed up some shapes using a few Art Impressions dies like the large banner and rounded rectangle. I also used some of the smaller dies to die cut black card stock and emboss the sentiments on with Alabaster embossing powder. I love a good white sentiment on black card stock. The "oh hi" I brought in from another Art Impressions set, We're Here. 


I also used Tombow markers on a few. The diagonal watercolor line is easy to do with masking tape on watercolor paper.


A couple of my favorites are the rainbow card stock striped backgrounds. I took colored card stock in rainbow colors and trimmed 1/4in pieces. Then adhered those strips to the card panel. I also added splatter with the gold watercolor paint. I love a little planned splatter on backgrounds and I used anything from paint to sequins. 

I do have to say it was fantastic practice coloring the same images multiple times. Plus, playing with different color combinations and textures always puts a smile on my face. Like revisiting the basics. 



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


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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Coffee Gift Card Holder | Art Impressions Sparkle and Shine Challenge

Hey everyone!

It's the second week of the Sparkle and Shine challenge over on the Art Impressions blog.  I thought I would use the Pand-tastic set again. This time I'm pairing it with the Coffee Gift Card Holder die set. The Pand-tastic set is currently on sale too! 


I stamped the pandas with Gina K. Designs Amalgam ink on Neenah Solar White 80lb card stock. I'll have the list below of the markers that I used. After coloring I used scissors to fussy cut the pandas out. 

Mean while I used the coffee cup die on Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock. Then ink blended over the white card stock with Distress Oxide Inks. I used Twisted Citron and Abandoned Coral. After splattering the ink blending with clean water I set those aside to dry fully. For the cup wrap I used some pretty teal card stock and finished die cutting the inside card holder and also die cut the cup top in glitter card stock. I love added shine and sparkle with glitter card stock.


For the card bases I used a older stencil from Dylusions and Black Soot Distress Oxide ink. I also embossed the sentiment with Alabaster embossing powder on black card stock. The punny sentiment works so well with the coffee theme!


After adhering the coffee cup die cut to the card base and adding on the panda and sentiment, I also used a couple of glitter pends on the black parts of the panda bears. I used the Scrapbook. com glitter brush and also the classic Wink of Stella. Both are a fine glitter pen, but the Wink of Stella is a more golden color then the other. Which you can kind of see in the photo above. 

Copic Markers Used:
W9, C7, C5, W4
C1, R81

That is all I have today! Thank you so much for joining me. Happy Stamping. 


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Friday, July 17, 2020

Coloring on Kraft cardstock - Art Impressions Pand-tastic set



Hey everyone! I have a panda card to share with you all and a card process video. I'm using the 3 celebrating pandas on kraft card stock with Prismacolor pencils and Copic Markers. I added in some glitter card stock confetti and Black Sparkle embossing powder to add some sparkle and shine. Perfect to use with the Pand-tastic set but also coincides with the current challenge on the Art Impressions blog!  


Watch here or on youtube

You can find the list of markers and pencils I used below. Along with the video for this card. 
I love using a white pencil on kraft card stock. For this card I also used the 50% Warm Grey pencil to add shadows to the white areas of the pandas, blending that out with the white pencil. The black areas of the panda's are colored with Copic markers. 


Art Impressions dies are some of my favorites to create focal points for cards. I used a Rectangle double stitch die on a piece of light gray card stock also die cutting the center with a Oval double stitch die. Using the oval die cut I ink blended Speckled Egg Distress Oxide and splatter with water and a sparkle pen. To add some interest to the light gray rectangle frame I stamped the accessory stamp of bamboo with Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink. 


I used quite a few different die sets on this card and for the sentiment banner I used the Banner double stitch die set. This is one of the smaller banner dies and fits the sentiment "Create a little Panda-monium!" I took the opportunity to add more sparkle to the sentiment by embossing it with Black Sparkle embossing powder. I also took some glitter card stock and a confetti die from my stash to create the confetti above the panda heads. 

Copic Markers Used:
W9, C7, W4, C5
YG67, YG03
Y15, Y13

Prismacolor Pencils Used:
PC938 White
PC1054 50% Warm Grey
PC939 Peach
PC122 Permanent Red

Thank you for joining me today! Happy stamping. 

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Creating a Distress Oxide ink Background | New Art Impressions Challenge


Hello Ai Fans! 

For the Rustic/ Americana challenge I first thought of the barn from the Barnyard Cubbie set. Reminds me of seeing all those large old barns while on a road trip! I paired my barn with the WC Mountain set too. These mountains make for a perfect background setting. I hope you enjoy the card video process below. 


I stamped the mountains that are the farthest away in a light gray ink and the ones closer in a medium gray ink. I also used some masking paper from Inkadinkado. You can find this masking paper in the Ai shop! After stamping the mountains on to the masking paper I used scissors to fussy cut out the images. Then I layered those over top of the stamped images on my card front. This made it much easier to ink blend with Distress Oxide inks. 


I wanted to keep the rest of the ground layer simple. Using two more Distress Oxide inks and a strip of masking tape, I created straight edges to ink blend Peeled paint and Frayed Burlap. Before blending the Peeled Paint ink I did use masking paper again. This time stamping and fussy cutting the fence image. Same kind of technique that I did for the mountains. 


I used the coordinating die for the barn and die cut it. Then placed it on my card front. This is a cubbie stamp and die set but I decided to keep all of the windows pieces and glue them back into their respectable places. So none of the doors or windows will open with this design. I like to mix it up and use these cubbie designs in different ways. 



I can't wait to see what you create for the Challenge Rustic/ Americana. Thank you so much for joining me today! Happy Stamping

 
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Friday, June 26, 2020

Possums are adorable! Art Impressions stamp set

Hello everyone! I'm back again to show you just how cute possums can be! We do have possums here in the Pacific Northwest and I've seen a few of them in person, mostly at night. I try to just avoid them. Since I had a Possum stamp to play with. I googled some photos for color inspiration and my GOODNESS possums can be quite cute when they want to be! Bonnie did an excellent job capturing their adorable side while illustrating these stamps. One of the little guys is hanging from a balloon which makes for a perfect little scene. 


There are a couple of steps to creating this simple scene. I stamped the balloon possum and the standing possum on to a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb card stock that is already die cut with the third to largest Rectangle die. These critters are situated so that the balloon will be cut off of the scene.  To add that back in to the scene I stamped the balloon again on to a scrap piece of card stock. One of my favorite design choices when creating scenes is to add some kind of an element that will hang off of the focal point shape. Just like the balloon and clouds for this card.


After Copic coloring everything I decided that the possum hanging from the balloon really needed a gift in his paw. It's a drive by present toss... I guess even possums can social distance. 😄 The little present comes from the HM Birthday set. This set does have dies for all the images but I chose to fussy cut so that I didn't have a white border. 


I used a couple of cloud dies to die cut a light gray card stock and to tie in the sentiment. I also used a Echo Park stencil and a tone on tone technique using Gine K Dusty rose card stock and ink. I found that the Art Impressions Palette works GREAT for a stencil blending mat. I usually use a cutting mat but it's dirty. So put those palettes to use when your water coloring or stenciling!


For the inside I used the adorable curled up sleeping possum stamp and the coordinating sentiment that says " It's just a birthday no need to play dead." lol. 



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




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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Over The Hill Birthday Card | Art Impressions Challenge

Hello everyone!

Who needs a good laugh? I think we all do! These new Laugh Line sets from Art Impressions are sure to make you or someone smile. I'm using the Dance it Out set for the challenge #285 Make Me Laugh on the Art Impressions Blog. 

Art Impressions Blog Challenge #285 Make Me Laugh

I first stamped this ole' geezer on to Neenah 80lb Solar White card stock with copic friendly Gina K. Amalgam Ink. The Copic Marker colors I used will be listed down below. After coloring him up I did fussy cut him out. There are a few small nooks and crannies but it didn't take long. I did cut right up to the black line of the stamp image and then used a black marker to color the white edges. That way any fussy cutting mistakes will be less noticeable. 

Art Impressions Blog Challenge #285 Make Me Laugh

Before adding him to the card though I used a piece of blue card stock from Simon Says stamp and adhered that to a top fold A2 sized card base. Then I got out the Art Impressions Rounded rectangle dies and the Oval Dies. These will help me create a very simplistic scene. 

I knew I wanted to use the sentiment "Over the hill and still running wild!". To tie it in with my card I used second to largest Rounded Rectangle die to die cut a piece of Neenah 80lb Solar White card stock. For the "hill" part I used a piece of green card stock and the largest Oval die After positioning where I wanted the green oval and the stamp image to be on the Rounded Rectangle die cut I used the same Rounded Rectangle die to die cut the green oval. That way the stitching detail would go all the way around this simple scene. 

Art Impressions Blog Challenge #285 Make Me Laugh


I layered and adhered the stamp image and die cuts together then attached to a the front of the card base. I used a Misti to stamp the image with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. ( I love this ink for sentiments) 

The inside is simple but I had fun using the geezer image again and another of the fun sentiments. 

Copic Markers Used:
E04, E51 E00
V25, BV00, V20
Y15
E35, E34, E31
C5, W4, W3, C1

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


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Friday, June 12, 2020

Watercolor Dog House Cubbie Scene | Tombow Dual Brush Markers

Hey everyone! Today I have a fun card using two Art Impressions stamp sets. 


For my post last week I used the Greenery Invites Set along with the Frog set. I loved how those paired together and I thought I could practice some water coloring using the Greenery Invites stamps. Those paired with the Dog Cubbie set makes for a whimsical fun card perfect for any dog lover!


To create the background I used a light gray ink (any color will do, you wont see this part) to stamp the Dog House Cubbie. I then to multiple stamps from the Greenery Invites set, mostly the smaller ones, and stamped those around the dog houses. Instead of a dye ink I used a couple of green Tombow markers.


Then I used water to blend out the ink and also added a few more green colors. On another piece of Canson watercolor paper I stamped the cubbie and the dogs with Versamark Claire Nocturne ink and used more Tombow markers to paint the images in, 


After using the coordinating die to die cut the images, I Layered the Dog House Cubbie over top of the first watercolor piece with the background foliage. This completely hides the first stamping of the cubbie with the light gray ink. I then painted in the ground area and added the dogs. I love the little weinie dog on the top! 

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

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