Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Peace, Love and Joy

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a Christmas card done with Stenciling Gesso and then sponging ink over top to create a soft, dreamy background (video by Eileen Godwin).  I have done this technique before ... click HERE or HERE. :)  

I used the beautiful Festive stencil from Tim Holtz, pouncing over top with a finger dauber sponge that had been dipped in a little gesso.  You need so little gesso for this technique.  It acts as a resist and once you sponge over top, the design appears.  I sponged with Salvaged Patina and Mowed Lawn for the background colours.  

The deer (Inspired - Penny Black) is die-cut from black card stock and I used the same to add a frame on two sides of my main panel before popping it up on foam to add dimension.  The sentiment (Christmas Sentiments - Penny Black) is stamped in black ink to finish.

Close-up ...
I'm sending this card over to the Rudolph Days January Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes.

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Stamps:  Christmas Sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Salvaged Patina, Mowed Lawn; Black (Memento)
Accessories:   Festive stencil, gesso, finger dauber, sponge brushes, Inspired die (Penny Black)

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Friday, January 20, 2023

Together

Hi everyone.

A few days ago, I posted a card using Mica Powder stenciling onto black card.  I set the mica powders using Sticky embossing powder (Ranger) and it worked really well.  Then my friend Susan suggested that the same sticky powder might work with gilding flakes.  I had to give it a try.

It worked so well!  No mess and fussing with glue.  I added Versamark to my image (Together - Penny Black), stamped onto black card stock, sprinkled Sticky powder over top and then heat set.  I pressed some gilding flakes into the image and burnished using Rub-it Scrub-it pad (Ranger).  I briefly reheated to set everything.

I used Cosmos Gilding Flakes - Persian Dawn.  The sentiment (Smiles - Penny Black) is heat embossed with Princess Gold embossing powder to finished the card.

Close-up ...

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Stamps:  Together, Smiles (both Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:   Versamark
Accessories:   Sticky Powder (Ranger), heat tool; Persian Dawn gilding flakes (Cosmos), Rub-it Scrub-it Pad (Ranger), Princess Gold embossing powder

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Sunday, January 15, 2023

Mica Powders on Black

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card I made using Sticky powder to adhere mica powders through a stencil onto black card stock.

I'm really happy with how this turned out, but taking a good photo has been hard.  The colours are more subtle than this, and the flowers are a mix of blue and purple ... oh well. :)

Sending the above card to Stencil Fun January Challenge.

And also to Seize the Birthday Challenge #253 ... no topping today. :)

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Stamps:  Cosmos (Technique Tuesday - retired)
Paper:   White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:   Versamark
Accessories:  Fading Florals Stencil (Simon Says Stamp); Sticky powder (Ranger); heat tool; Pearl-Ex Mica Powders (spring green, interference violet, turquoise), powder brush, white embossing powder, white acrylic paint pen (Posca)
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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Pink and Gold

Hi everyone.  Today's card was made for the Color Hues Challenge #55 - Light Pink and Gold.  I do love pink ... :)
I smooshed the background panel with a mix of Worn Lipstick distress ink and Delicate Gold ink.  I used gold foil card stock to die-cut the sweet pot of hearts,  Plant Our Love from Penny Black.  To finish, I added a white sentiment banner at the bottom, heat embossed in gold with Smile from the Stampendous Spring Sentiment set.  The panel is popped up to add some dimension.

This was a quick and easy card to make, although it took me a while to figure out what die to use with the background. :)

Here's a close-up ...

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Stamps:  Spring Sentiments (Stampendous)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.); Gold Foil card stock (Tonic)
Ink:   Worn Lipstick distress Ink; Versamark
Accessories:   water mister, Plant our Love die (Penny Black), gold embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool

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