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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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Simple Scene Card | Art Impressions Challenge


Hey everyone! Have you joined the Art impressions challenge Animals and Nature? I love my critter stamps and this Frog set is super cute. Some of the Ai Design Team members are using a Possum stamp set. I can't wait to play with that one. Never knew I would want a Possum stamp. 😀


For this card I kept it really simple and stamped two of the frog images on to a piece of Neenah 80lb cardstock. I colored those images up with Copic Markers and then stamped the sentiment "I find you ribbiting", using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. I've really been enjoying that black in for sentiments. You really get some nice crisp images and even it does dry really quickly. Though, please don't mind the cat or dog hair that was stamped along with the sentiment. 😹🐶


The pattern paper I used is something that is discontinued but it worked so well with the colors of the tulip that I had to use it. I die cut the pattern paper with a Rectangle die. The frog scene and a piece of purple craft foam is die cut with a Rounded Rectangle die. I adhered everything together then attached those to the front of a card base that already had a piece of light gray card stock adhered to it. 


To finish it off I added a few purple sequins. 

Copic Markers Used:
V09
V06
V22
YG67
YG61
YG03
YG01
G14
E31
W4

Thank you for stopping by today. Happy Stamping. 

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Friday, June 5, 2020

Frog Themed Thank You Card, Art Impressions


Hey everyone! I have a cute little mash up card design, using the Greenery Invites and Frog stamp sets. If you haven't checked out the new challenge for this week head on over and see what Niccole created. The challenge prompt is animals and nature, I hope this card gives you some inspiration to participate in the challenge!


These stamps do not come with dies so I did fussy cut everything. It really didn't take long! I stamped the frogs and greenery wreath on to Neenah 80lb Solar White card stock. I used Copic markers to color these images in. The Copic list is down below. 


After fussy cutting my images I also did some embossing with embossing powder. I used clear embossing powder on the corner foliage after die cutting a piece of blue card stock with the second to largest Rounded Rectangle die. I also used clear embossing powder on the fly. This time stamping that image onto vellum with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and then embossing. The last thing I embossed was the sentiment, no surprise I used white embossing powder on black card stock. 


For the inside I used the "thank you" sentiment ( I love the font ) and the circle scribble from the Greenery invites. I also stamped the little fly form the Frog set again. I love how this turned out and I had a blast using both of these fun stamp sets together.




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


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Friday, May 29, 2020

Birthday Cards using Parkoo Alcohol Markers

I have some fun cards to share with you using the Birthday Cake stamp and die set. Now this set doesn't come with sentiments but let's be honest... who has a ton of fun and perfect sentiments stamps that could be used with this set? I know I do! 


My first card I used some rainbow colors to color in the gigantic cake. These are simple two marker blends, a lighter and darker shade. I made the shading even easier on my self and just followed the example on the packaging. I paired this one with a sentiment from the Birthday Laugh Lines set. 

I used the coordinating die after coloring each cake then used the die again to die cut some craft foam in coordinating colors. I adhered those together with liquid glue and attached to stenciled background. 


Since I went with rainbow colors for my first card I used more pink and purples colors for the second. I thought one of the sentiments from the Yoga set would pair nicely with this one. Honestly I have so many ideas running through my head using other Art Impressions sentiments and some of the other cakes! 


Parkoo colors used:

Cake  1.
2 Old Red, 12 Coral Red
22 French Vermilion, 24 Marigold
35 Lemon Yellow, 49 Pastel Green
47 Grass Green, 174 Spring Dim Green
76 Sky Blue, 182 Frost Blue
83 Lavender, 75 Dark Blue Light
CG1 Cool Grey
CG4
CG6

Cake 2.
 121 Fluorescent Coral Red, 18 Peach
138 Light Pink, 147 Pale Lilac
35 Lemon Yellow, 49 Pastel Green
76 Sky Blue, 182 Frost Blue
83 Lavender, 75 Dark Blue Light
CG1 Cool Grey
CG4
CG6
 
I hope you enjoyed these cards. I love a good Birthday themed stamp set.

Thank you everyone for joining me today. Happy Stamping! 

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

NEW Circlet sets and Art Impressions All Layered Up Challenge

Hey everyone!

Welcome back. Today is week two of the Art Impressions Challenge All Layered Up and the design team is featuring the newly released Circlets. There are two designs this time; a cute little tea scene and the one I'll be showing today, the Tropical Circlet

If you haven't made a Circlet card before there are some pre-made card bases that you can purchase from Art Impressions. But on the back of the packaging for each of the circlets, they list instructions on how to make a tryfold card. This is what I tend to do and it is super easy. I bet some of the other design team members did something even more creative, so don't forget to check out the Art Impressions Blog.


For my first layer I stamped the leaves circle then used the coordinating die to die cut the center.  The second layer is easily done by tracing the center of the cut out. Then aligning the second stamp, in this case it's the Adirondack chairs and umbrella. 


The last layer is aligned the same way after die cutting  using the coordinating die for the two chairs scene. After tracing the die cut portion, I lined up the third layer and stamped it. These final layers all have a sentiment around the outer edge.  

One of my favorite ways to dress up these circlets is with stencils. I love stencils and I though this Circle Illusion one would work perfectly. I ink blended some inks in some coordinating colors. 


Looking for more inspiration using the Circlets? Check out these two posts

Here is a past video on my channel using the Pasture Circlet set.

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



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