Sunday, July 25, 2021

Penny Black - Mountain Magic

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card using one of the new stamps from Penny Black, Mountain Magic (40-751).

The background is a panel I made a while back, smooshing alcohol inks on acetate.  Even though there is the white card stock behind the AI panel, you can still see the translucent look with using acetate instead of Yupo or glossy card stock.

I stamped the row of bulrushes in Archival black ink.  Even though it does dry and shouldn't smudge, I always turn the panel over and put the stamped side against the card base to protect it.  I framed with black and added a simple sentiment (Happy Snippets 30-358) 

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Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Mountain Magic, Happy Snippets (both Penny Black)
Paper:   White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Black card stock (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:   Alcohol Inks:  Ranger; Versamark
Accessories:   Acetate sheet, blending solution, Rectangle die (Spellbinders), white embossing powder, heat tool

PB Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes

Friday, July 23, 2021

Twofer #40 Challenge

Hi everyone.  I am getting in just under the wire with the latest Twofer Challenge #40.  I have a lot of bird stamps, dies, and stencils, but I had to ink up my latest bird stamp purchases, Stay Chirpy (Polkadoddles) to use on both cards.

This is such a fun stamp set.  I saw my dear friend, Leslie (Running with Scissors) showcase it on her blog HERE.  I had to get on-line right away and buy it. :)  Then it sat until today.

For my first card, I used some stencils for the background; Rolling Clouds (My Favorite Things), and Slimline Grassy Hillside (Lawn Fawn).  I used my soft blending brushes along with distress inks (Broken China, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness).

Stamped my Birdhouse and bird in black ink and heat embossed in clear.  Stamped another bird on a separate piece of mixed media paper and fussy cut before watercolouring with Zig markers.  The birdhouse was also watercoloured with Zigs.  Crystal Glaze was added to the birds eyes and hearts.  A simple sentiment (comes with the stamp set) was stamped to finish.

For my second card I watercoloured the background by wetting my mixed media paper and brushing on blobs of ink in colours of the rainbow.  I added more water and blended the colours a bit.  Stamped the two birds twice; once on the card front and second on a separate piece of mixed media paper.  I heat embossed and fussy-cut the birds before adding just small touched of colour with my Zigs.  I glued the birds over top of the stamped images and drew in the legs with a thick black marker.

The sentiment (Up, Up & Away Sentiments - PaperTrey Ink) is stamped in black and clear heat embossed to match the images.  This set was a gift from a sweet friend.  Thanks friend!

There is still another day left before the challenges closes, so if you have time, come play along!

Card #1:  hey tweetie
Stamps:  Stay Chirpy (Polkadoodles)
Paper:   White card base (Neenah 110 lb.), Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks: Broken China, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento); Zigs
Accessories: Rolling Cloud stencil (MFT), Slimline Grassy Hillside stencil (Lawn Fawn), blending brushes, clear embossing powder, heat tool, paint brushes (#2 & #4 Round), Crystal Glaze

Card #2: Rainbows & Sunshine
Stamps:  Stay Chirpy (Polkadoodles); Up, Up, & Away Sentiments (PaperTrey Ink)
Paper:   White card base (Neenah 110 lb.), Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento); Zigs
Accessories:   water mister, paint brush (#6 Round), thick black marker


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Floral Garden

Hi everyone.  Back with another 6" square card.  This time I'm using a new to me stamp, Floral Garden (Simon Says Stamp).  This would work great for a slimline card too, making two different designs by using only half of the image on each card. :)

I started by lightly sponging Squeezed Lemonade distress ink at the top, and Mowed Lawn ink at the bottom.  Once everything was watercoloured, I added a little more ink to the sponging, using Mustard Seed at the top to bump up the colour.

The image was stamped in black ink and clear heat embossing.  I then watercoloured the flowers using my distress markers.  I'm finding it much easier to get stronger shading on the flowers.  I'll list the colours I used below --- there are lots! :)

I stamped the sentiment (comes with the same stamp set) in versamark on black card stock and heat embossed in white.

For the inside, I sponged more colour on the one side and stamped and watercoloured just a few of the flowers ...

The only finishing touch I added was a bit more sponging (as mentioned above) and a little bit of dots added with a white Posca pen.

Sending this card to the NBUS #28 Challenge ... using lots of new stamps this month! :)

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Floral Garden (Simon Says Stamp)

Stamps:  Floral Garden (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Black card stock (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:   Black (Memento); Distress Inks / markers:  Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Clear Embossing Powder (Simon Says Stamp), Paint brushes (Blick #2 & #4 Round), sponges, White Posca pen

NBUS #28 Challenge

Monday, July 19, 2021

Penny Black - Set Sail

Hi everyone.  I'm back using another stamp from the new Penny Black release, Dream & Discover.  This set is called Set Sail (30-842).

Very simple CAS card .... I know that's a double simple, but the card really is!

I placed a piece of temporary tape to create a horizon line on the right hand side of my card.  I sponged lightly with distress inks - Mustard Seed and Salty Ocean.  The boat is stamped in black ink, heat embossed in clear, and fussy-cut.  I watercoloured the image using Zig markers, which are very vibrant.

To finish, I stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set in black ink.

Close-up ...
I'm sharing this card over at CAS on Friday Challenge #209 - Sunshine. :)  Perfect challenge for this time of year.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

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Set Sail (30-842) Penny Black

Stamps:  Set Sail (Penny Black)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean (Tim Holtz); Zigs
Accessories:   Clear embossing powder, heat tool, sponges, masking tape

CAS on Friday #209 - Sunshine