Friday, March 22, 2019

A Messy House Is... | Copic Color Scene

Hey guys!

Today I'm sharing a card and video using the A Messy House TF set. I think these cards would be great to send to a friend that has been overly busy. A little reminder to relax and take some time for ones self. Check out the video below for the process of this card!

Watch here.

 Now this stamp set, A Messy House TF, was designed to be used as a Tryfold but I like to do something different. So I created a flat card but used the images to add dimension and depth. I started by stamping each of the 3 images on to separate Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock. I could have stamped two of the images on the same cardstock to save some paper but I wasn't really sure how I was going to go about making this card. In the beginning I have a plan to make a tryfold style card but it just didn't turn out that way. 

I colored the lady first. I knew that I wanted her to be the certain of this card and have the most color. So I used red and aqua to really make her stand out. Then I colored her surroundings in grays and tans. I really like how this turned out color wise. I think all those neutral colors really do draw your eye to the relaxing among the mess. A lot of the shading for this was used using the E04 Copic Marker which is one of my favorites for adding shading. 

If you look closely you can see that the animals are almost the same color, I added a bit more yellow to them to help them stand out. I also made the items the cats are on a bit darker and added red and aqua to the dog to match the lady. 

For the splatter background I masked the lady then used a stencil, distress ink and a blending brush to add some texture in the same color as the mess. I used the same color of Distress Ink on the floor. I did fussy cut the images on the left and right out then inked the edges with a black marker. I glued them on to the piece that I just ink blended on, with the lady, and added the sentiment from the A Messy House TF set with black ink on gray cardstock. That is it! I hope you take some time and watch the video, it would mean the world to me. 

Copic Markers used:
W0, W1, W3, W6
C1, C3, C5, C7
E31, E34, E35, E04, E51
E74, E59, E15
YR27, Y21, YR23, Y18
R89, R83, R29, R17, R05, R02 
RV09, BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11

Thank you for stopping by! Happy Stamping!

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Bursting Love | Kindred Stamps March Release

Hey guys! First off, don't forget to leave a comment on all the participants of the blog hop, you may win a prize! More info below. It's been a bit since I've played with Alcohol Inks and I thought the Kindred Stamps release for March Bursting Love would work well with a dramatic background. Check out the video and links below for more.

Watch the video here.

As you saw I used Alcohol Inks in colors; Gold Mixative, Snow Cap Mixative, Pitch Black, Limeade, Lettuce
The only other things I used for the background was the blending solution and some rubbing alcohol to add some texture. Plus a lot of lung power since I didn't want to go find a straw lol. Once I had the background to a point that I liked I set it aside to dry. Once it was done I chopped it down to 4'' by 5 1/4'' and added the green cardstock that matched the green of the Alcohol Inks fairly well. 

I used Copic Markers to color in the characters, list of colors used below. Then stamped the sentiment with white embossing powder. I'm trying out a new brand for embossing powder and so far I think I like it! It seems pretty white and went on smoothly. For this sentiment I did end up stamping and embossing twice. I also cut the triangle for the corners form a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock. 

For the inside I used a trial piece of the Alcohol Ink background that didn't work out as well as the one I used on the front. I like that it brings a bit of the texture to the inside! I love the Happy Burstday sentiment so I knew I had to use that with the little creature! To add some more depth and fun to this card I also die cut the creature using a hexagon die then added a Action Wobbler behind it so it pops up and wiggles. Cracks me up! 

I hope you enjoyed the video and don't forget to check all the information below! Thank you guys so much for stopping by today! 

Copic Markers used:
W9, W6, W3, W1
C7, C5, C3, C1
E81, E77, E74, E31, E43

The entire Kindred Stamps March release will be available Friday, March 22nd at 8am PST/11am EST. Be sure to check out the Kindred Stamps blog on Friday for the full product release as well as the complete line up of all the Kindred Stamps Design Team projects from release week! If you visit and comment on all of the designers' blogs this week, you could win $15 in Kindred Stamps shop credit! So join the Fan Club and release event, show the design team some love, and get ready to empty those wallets this Friday!

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Stick Together

Lil Stinker

Arabian Nights

Bursting Love

Sloth Flip Card | Art Impressions Blog Challenge

Hello guys!
There is a new challenge over on the Art Impressions Blog for the release of the new Flip Cards! I hope you have joined in on the fun!! For this challenge I used the new Sloth Flip Card set. These little guys look so happy and chubby, just hanging out. I tell ya some days Sloth mode is in full force around my household. 😄

For this card I used the coordinating Flip Card die which is super handy and has great instructions on the back to follow. So that gave me the card base. To add the branch/leaf background I used a piece of Canson watercolor paper and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. I created little leaf shapes with my watercolor brush using several green paints. Then add lines to each group, which acts as branches. I also used some Prismacolor pencils to define my lines a little more and add some shading and texture to the leaf painting. 

I stamped the sloths on a different piece of cardstock then used Copic Markers to color them in. I was inspired by the colors on the packaging which I thought went well with all the green I had already used. I fussy cut the Sloths out then used a black marker to ink the edges. 

I stamped the 2 sentiments on to a piece of wood paneling cardstock using white embossing powder then stamped and colored the back side of the sloths with the same colors of Copic Markers. I could of replicated the vine/leaf design from the front but for this one I didn't go that route. I do like to keep the insides more clean and simple.

Copic Markers used:`
C7, C5, C3
W6, W3, YR23
E74, E31. E18, E07, E04

Prismacolor Pencils used:
PC908 Dark Green
PC989 Chartreuse
PC946 Dark Brown

Kuretake Gansai Tambi paints used:
#51, #53, #54, #47, #20, #10

Friday, March 15, 2019

Anniversary Card | Copic no Line coloring | Art Impressions Design Team

Hey Guys!

This week I'm mixing up the Love Birds and Sweet Wishes sets, to make some anniversary cards. I love the beautiful floral wreath paired with the cute love birds. For this one I tried no line coloring with Copic markers. Colors I used are listed below. 

I stamped the the wreath and birth images with a light gray ink, which gives me the no line color effect. Then colored them in with Copics. To add texture I used a 3D embossing folder for the wood pattern background. Then used Distress Ink in Pumice Stone to add color and really make the texture show. To add even more texture I add a circle of pattern cork paper. It was fun to mix up some patters.

I thought the wreath needed a cute little tag. Both of the Love Birds and Sweet Wishes have great sentiments so I added the one from Sweet Wishes to the little tag from the Tag Stitched Die set and attached it to the wreath with some glue after tying a baker's twine bow through the tag. The sentiment Happy Anniversary is embossed on black card stock with white embossing powder. 

Copic Markers Used:
YR27, Y35, Y18, Y13
R17, R02
BG75, BG18, BG13, BG11
G17, G14, W6

I hope you enjoyed this card design today! Thank you all so much for stopping by. Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Shrinky Dink Shaker Bits | Demon Hunter Shaker Card

Hey Guys!

Today I'm sharing a Kindred Stamps project using stamps to make Shrinky Dinks for a shaker card. I'm using the Demon Hunters set, which is just sooo perfect for me. In this set it has 3 characters and a lot of great sentiments but it also has a car image! Now this may be my dream car... so I know I had to utilize it in a special way. 

Oh and I'm happy to announce that this video is my 13th video for Kindred Stamps and it is up on the 13th of March..... I'm taking that as good luck! 

Watch the video here.

I started this shaker card by stamping out all of the images and sentiments that I possibly might use. You know I don't have a solid plan, well rarely, I tend to create on a whim. I set those aside and pulled out the Shrinky Dink material that I bought. The stuff I'm using is a bright white plastic material. There are different kinds out there so make sure you get the stuff that will work for the project that you want to do. 

I also had to go and get a new Staz-on ink pad. It's been a while since I've used that ink and it was pretty dry. You may or may not know that Staz-on ink is a solvent ink so it does have a strong chemical smell. But it works fantastic on slick surfaces like the Shrinky Dink material. I've also used Staz-on on glass!

After stamping the car from the Demon Hunters set I cut them out and then used my heat tool to shrink the cars down. I did this on my glass media mat and used a metal spatula so I didn't burn my fingers. I also used a large acrylic block to set over the shrinky dink cars so that they cooled flat. I did try to use my tweezers because that is my go to tool for holding items. But the tip left a hole in the shrinky dink material. Those are my tips!

I used the Kindred Stamps Forest stencil to create a background with several Distress inks then die cut a circle for the shaker portion. I colored the characters off camera but I have the list of copics I used listed below. The rest of the shaker portion you can see in the video on how I put this card together. 

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Forest Stencil
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Copics Markers Used:
100, W9. W6, W3, W1, W0
C7, C5, C3, C1
E34, E74, E77, Y18
BG13, BG15
B95, B99, B12, B16

Friday, March 8, 2019

No Line Coloring | Rainbow Duck Stackers

Hey guys!

Today I'm sharing a no line colored pencil card. I used the very cute Duck Stackers set along with several of the fantastic Art Impressions dies. I hope the rainbow colored ducks bring a smile to your face today!

I stamped the ducks from the Duck Stacker set with a light gray ink, then started coloring. I decided to make this a rainbow card so I picked out some Colored Pencils that would match the cardstock I wanted to use for the rainbow banners. I have a list of the pencils I used below. I colored these on Kraft cardstock which really makes these colors stand out. 

After the coloring, I did A LOT of die cutting. Using the largest Hexagon from the versatile Double Hexagon Stitched Die set, I used it to add the stitching on the top on bottom of the colored duck strip. Then for the black and white stripe pattern paper and one large white hexagon as the backing.

After the hexagon die cuts I used one of the Flag Double Stitched dies to cut the cardstock that I had already selected to match the ducks. I stacked these so that the middle was on top and that the points of the banner met up with the large white hexagon die cut. I add all those items to a Kraft cardstock card base. 
For the sentiment I simply used the 3rd to smallest die from the Banner Double Stitched using white cardstock and stamping the sentiment from the Ducks Stackers set. 

Prismacolor Pencils Used:
PC1077 Colorless Blender
PC938 White
PC925 Crimson Lake, PC923 Scarlet Lake, PC122 Permanent Red
PC1033 Mineral Orange, PC1032 Pumpkin Orange
PC917 Sunburst Yellow, PC915 Lemon Yellow
PC1096 Kelly Green, PC913 Spring Green, PC989 Chartreuse
PC1100 China Blue. PC903 True Blue
PC931 Dark Purple. PC956 Lilac
PC994 Process Red, PC993 Hot Pink, PC928 Blue Pink
PC1054 50% Warm Gray, PC1050 10% Warm Gray
Prismacolor Fine liner 0.03 (for facial details)

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Happy Stamping!

Friday, March 1, 2019

Spring/ Easter Scene with Art Impressions Sweet Easter

Hello Ai Fans!

Happy March! Today I'm making some Easter/spring cards and using the Sweet Easter set. I created a little scene but used some corrugated cardboard to add some extra interest and texture to this sweet scene card.

I stamped the bunny, first, on to a piece of Neenah 80lb cardstock cut at a 4'' square. I masked the bunny then stamped the flower pot so that it is behind situated behind. Then I stamped the little parade of chicks and the sign. 

Using Copic markers I colored in each of the little critters and the flowers. Then added the ground and shadows. Don't forget I have all the Copic colors listed below. 
The sentiment was stamped until after the coloring was done that way it wouldn't fade because of the alcohol inks. 

I trimmed a piece of dark gray cardstock to 4 1/4'' square to back my scene. I've had these corrugated cardbases for some time and I used half of one to add some interesting texture. You could also use just a corrugated box and cut it. Fun way to use different materials! This card turned out to be a 5'' square card. The last step was to add some shimmer to the flowers using a clear glitter pen.

Copics Used:
0CB C1, C3, C5, C7
W0, W1, W3, E31, E35
Y02, Y13, Y28, Y38, YR27
YG01, YG03, YG67, G14, G43
BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
V25, V06, RV55

Alright guys thank you so much for stopping by today! I love these little spring critters and I hope you like this card.