Thursday, February 20, 2020

New Twister Llama | Art Impressions Challenge #276

Hey everyone! It's the second week of the Art Impressions Challenge Movers and shakers. This time we have the new Twister series of stamps and dies to share and it's also my birthday! I'm loving this sassy interactive llama card. Check back on Friday where I will have a video using another one of the Twist Sets!

These Twister sets come with the front and back of each stamp image, plus the coordinating dies to cut them out. The dies do die cut the little forked notch at the top and bottom. This is what makes them flip or twist! There is an extra die set that you will need to die cut the middle frame. That set is called the Twister Frame die and comes with a couple of fun extra happy birthday sentiment and star dies.  


Background Ink Blending
Stamps & Dies: Art Impressions Llama Twist Set, Tagged Stitch Dies
Distress Oxide Ink: Dusty Concord, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade
Ink: Gina K. Amalgam Jet Black, Versafine Clair Nocturne
Card Stock: Neenah 100lb Solar White 
Stenciling: Simon Says Stamp Firework (discontinued) DecoFoil Metallix Gel White Pearl

First I used the Twist Frame set to die cut the frame on the front of the card base. Then I started ink blending. I used a clear cutting mat as my ink blending surface. Using three Distress Oxide ink colors I started at the top with the Spiced Marmalade. I decided to keep trying out the Scrapbook.com dome daubers. I'm still gathering my thoughts on those but they do work pretty well with the oxide inks. 

Once I had a smooth blend I used firework stencil and some Deco Foil Metallix Gel. Unfortunately, the stencil is discontinued. I debated on using it because of that, but it went so perfectly I just had to! I love how the Distress Oxide inks tint the Metallix Gel a little! I wanted to add a bit more to the background so I splattered it with a bit of Copic Opaque white. You can use white Acrylic paint too. 


The sentiment is so fantastic and works perfectly with the llama! I first die cut part of the long stitch tag leaving off the tag part so I just had the three stitch sides. Then stamped the sentiment in the center with Versafine Claire Nocturne ink. 


I stamped both llama stamps on to Neenah 80lb card stock and used the above Copic markers to color with. The images are easily die cut with the coordinating dies. I just used some trusty liquid glue to adhere those two pieces together and then gently slide the prongs through the die cut window. Now the llama will twist and move with you open the card! 

Thank you so much for joining me today! Don't forget to check out what the rest of the Art Impressions Design Team did with the other sets of Twisters! There are quite a few images released. Plus you still have time to enter into the challenge for the next week for the Movers and Shakers Challenge

Happy Stamping!



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Monday, February 17, 2020

Thanks Wiper Insert Card


Hey everyone! Today I have a i-crafter design team project to share with you. This time I'm using the Pop-up Wiper Insert, Floral Garden die set and a stamped sentiment on the inside with the Amaze Me stamp set. You can find more photos on the i-crafter blog post here.

I had a lot of fun creating these little mushrooms. I used several different colors of card stock; ranging from a dark red, red, to a rustic orange. The other mushroom that is on the left is more neutral colors using white, kraft and cream colored card stock. 

Assembling Die Cuts
Dies: Floral Garden, Pop-Up Wiper Insert (i-crafter)
Card Stock: Schoolhouse Red, Lipstick Red, Burnt Orange, Peacock Teal (Simon Says Stamp)
Neenah 110lb Solar White, Neenah Desert Storm 100lb, Raven (Brutus Monroe) Rustic White (Papertrey Ink)
Adhesive: Multi Medium Matte

I ran the mushroom dies through my die cutting machine, several times to get the correct amount of each color I will need. This is all done after the background is ink blended, more information on that is below. I adhered these right to the background, intentionally overlapping some of the mushrooms on the outer gray frame. The "THANKS" die cuts can be used on the inside for the wiper but I chose to make it my BOLD sentiment. 


Before I assembled the mushrooms though I did ink blend the background with a few distress inks and oxide inks.

Ink Blended Background
Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn
Distress Oxide Inks: Peeled Paint
Card Stock: Bristol Smooth, Smoke 
Dies: Rectangle Double Stitch dies (2 sizes to create the gray frame)

I used some basic ink blending daubers to blend on to Bristol Smooth card stock. Starting first with the Tumbled Glass distress ink. I darkened the edges with Stormy Sky then used the greens on the bottom area. I used one of the skinny makeup brushes to swipe the Peeled Paint distress oxide ink on the bottom. It's fun and easy to do and gives a bit of grass blade texture. 



The inside holds the gift card and has a interactive wiper motion. As the recipient opens the card the banners at the top come together and make the inside sentiment. (I'm still working on a video for the two wiper die sets from i-crafter, hopefully will be up soon.)

Materials for the Inside
Dies: (i-crafter) Pop-Up Wiper Insert, Floral Garden
Stamps: (i-crafter) Amaze Me
Card Stock: Same as outside, (Papertrey Ink) Clear Card Stock
Adhesive: Glossy Accents

I used the large wiper die first, to die cut the mechanism. I creased all the scored marks with a bone folder and used a strong liquid glue to adhere down. Again I will have a video up soon and will update this post when that is ready. I know it can be hard to visualize how these go together.

The wipers are die cut with a clear plastic card stock. It's easiest to align these while the card is fully open. Getting these as straight as possible is important before adding the banner. I did cut my sentiment stamp, from the Amaze Me stamp set, in half and stamped each part on to the banner halves.

Then added another mushroom on the inside. I love that you can add in the gift card holder using the coordinating die or stamp and decorate the rectangle to hold your message.

Alright that is it from me today! 
Thank you so much for joining me. 

Jessica ❤


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Friday, February 14, 2020

Creating a Tea card using Art Impressions Stamps and Die sets

Hello Everyone! I have a new card up on the Art Impressions blog using some of the new stamps and die sets. This time I'm making a tea themed card, which is a little unusual for me! I'm not a tea drinker really but I've met some fabulous crafty friends who are and this would be a perfect card to send to one of them. 



You can watch the video tutorial here or on Youtube.

Here are the Copic Markers I used.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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Friday, February 7, 2020

Fun Fold Card with Art Impressions Twist Ties

Hey everyone! This week for Art Impressions I'm using the Dog Twist Ties stamp set. I was really inspired by the sentiment "sending you a teenie weenie hug", So cute! I am a dachshund lover. I wanted a color combination of purple, green and teal, fun but calming colors. 


The fun thing about these Twist Tie style of stamps and dies, is that they lock together. The directions on the back of the package are easy to follow and give you the measurements to create your own tryfold card base. Art Impressions does carry tryfold bases but I found it simple to create my own. 

Stamping and Die Cutting
Stamps and dies: Art Impressions Dog Twist Ties
Ink: Gina K Amalgam Obsidian Black
Card Stock: Neenah Solar White 110lb
Coloring: Copic Markers 

Following the directions on the back of the packaging I scored a 9 1/2'' x 5 1/2'' card base at the 2 3/4'' and 7'' marks. The flaps are where you will stamp the weiner dog stamps. Each one has a little L on the bottom corners that you don't ink up but align that with the corner of your panels. 

After stamping each dog on their panels, I used the coordinating dies and sent them through my die cutting machine. Now That I have everything cut and stamped, I can start coloring. I colored one of the dogs black and tan like my little weiner dog Sobe and the other in brownish reds. Copics colors listed below.


The rest of the card
Stamps: Art Impressions Doggy Kisses Set (Paw Print, inside sentiment) Dog Twist Ties (sentiment)
Dies: Art Impressions Rectangle Double Stitch die
Distress Oxide Inks:  Lucky Clover, Dusty Concord, Peacock Feathers
Ink: Versafine Clair Nocturne 

Using a small acrylic block I stamped the paw print in two different colors all over the front of this card. The paw print is from a different Art Impressions stamps set. I also used one of the sentiments from that set on the inside. First though, I used a Distress Oxide ink to ink blend the inside and stamped the sentiment from the Dog  Twist Ties. 


The second sentiment on the inside is stamped on a small rectangle die cut. My way of covering up my very crooked first attempt at stamping that sentiment. lol. 


Copic Markers
W6, W4, W3, W1, W0
C5, C3
E57, E35, E34, E31
R14

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



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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder | Art Impressions #275 Give it away challenge


Hey everyone! Today is the Art Impressions second week of the Give it away challenge #275. For this one we are using some of the new gift card dies! For this card I used the Coffee gift card holder and the Small Alphabet stamp set.


I"m not really happy with the color combination of this one but the coffee cup is super cute. I like that you can make it a gift card holder or just use it as a large die cut. Lots of possibilities.

Coffee Cup gift card holder
Die: Art Impressions Coffee gift card holder die set
Card Stock: Neenah 110lb Solar White, Papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel, Melon Berry, Autumn Rose
Ink: Versafine Clair Nocturne 

I used a die cutting machine and the card stock listed above, to cut all of the pieces out for the coffee cup. There are so many different dies that you can use to embellish your cup. I chose the sleeve, one of the two hearts and the adorable stamp that you can customize for many different occasions. 

A few tricks I found are to die cut the lid and inner gift card holder pieces twice. It's easier to adhere one holder piece between the two cup lids then attach the second one over top, just below the lid. The front holdier die cut will be a little longer but you can easily fit the gift card through the die cut diagonal slots. 


The background
Stamps: Art Impress Small Alpahabet
Stencils: Tim Holtz Coffee Stain
Ink: Distress Oxide Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
        Versafine Clair Nocturne
Card Stock: Brutus Monroe Lunch Bag

The background was easy. I just used a stencil and two different Distress Oxide inks. I wanted the sentiment on the front to be a little crooked and messy. The front of the card says "Life is messy" and the inside the says "coffee helps". 

A few extra things I did to embellish the coffee cup further is to add white gel pen highlights in the lid. I also used the Scrapbook. com sparkle pen on the hearts and glossy accents over the top of the hearts and gel pen lines. 


Thank you for joining me today!
Happy stamping.



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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Black Light Copic Coloring and Neon Aqua Pigments


Hey everyone! So I had this idea to try to color an object like it was under a black light. I knew the Neon Aqua Pigments would work well as a background. But I had to play around with some Copic markers to figure out what would be the closest to a black light glow. Now I am shooting for white under a black light which has a blue purple effect and I thought I would color one of the monsters to look darker like he wasn't as black light reflective. 


Black Light Coloring
Stamps: Brutus Monroe Monster Slefie
Dies: Art Impressions Square double stitch die
Ink: Raven Detail Ink
Card Stock: Neenah 80lb card stock
Copic Markers: BV04, BV02, BV01
B02, B00, BG11, BG10, BG000

I used my stamp platform and stamped the monsters on to white cardstock using Copic friendly black ink. Then used the colors of markers listed above. I like the way this turned out but I'm thinking a ultra violet color combination would have been cool too. But I used what I had and made it work for this card. 

Once done coloring I fussy cut the monsters out leaving a white border which I colored in to act like a glow around these cute little guys. Then die cut them with a square die at an angle. This did cut off several of the smaller monsters, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do.


Neon Background
Stamps: Brutus Monroe Super Sentimental
Neon Aqua Pigments: Pink, Yellow, Blue, Green
Card Stock: Ultra Black card stock
Embossing Powder: Brutus Monroe Alabaster
Tools: Watercolor paint brush, Gelly Roll white pen, Tonic cutter

For the background I used a really dark black thick card stock and splattered it with the above Neon Aqua Pigments. I also took the watercolor brush and and smudged it on to the card stock. I let that dry then die cut it with the same square die I used on the monsters. I also trimmed down the left over pieces into 1/2 inch strips.

used another piece of black card stock that is trimmed to 4 x 5 1/4 in. I placed the large die cut square in the center and added the left over strips around the square diamond shape. Then placed the monsters at the bottom of the diamond square where they fit perfectly. Using my favorite sentiment from the Super Sentimental stamp set I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. There a couple of small accessory stamps in that set as well. I used the cluster of hearts to add an extra detail.

Everything is adhered to a A2 size card base and I also used a white gel pen to highlight the neon splattered card stock.


Alright that is it from me. Sadly this is my last post as a member of the Brutus Monroe inspiration team. I look forward to seeing what the new team does with these fun products. 
Thanks so much for joining me today!

Jessica ❤




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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Copic Colorway Thank You Berry Much


Hey everyone! I have a new card up on the Brutus Monroe blog using the Berry Special stamp set. I had fun using this color combination with all of the different fruits. Check out the list of colors I used down below. 


Find all the detailed information on this card on the Brutus Monroe blog.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Jessica ❤


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