Stenciling

February 1st, 2015 - Art, Cards

Video 10

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Hello!

Here is the card for this week. I created the background for this card using a striped stencil and some evergreen bough distress ink. Next I die cut the three smallest balloons from the balloon wafer thin dies from Simon Says Stamp from some pattern paper. I added the sentiment onto the largest balloon and adhered everything to the card base.

 

Here is the video:

 

Material:

  • Card stock – Mint, Simon Says Stamp
  • Striped stencil
  • Post it tape
  • Distress inks – Evergreen Bough, Ranger
  • Blending tool
  • Pattern Paper
  • Balloons wafer thin dies, Simon Says Stamp
  • Cuttlebug machine
  • Distress marker – Walnut Stain, Ranger
  • Click Click stamps and dies, Sizzix Framelits
  • Birthday Messages, Simon Says Stamp
  • Archival ink – Jet black, Ranger
  • Black pen
  • Foam squares
  • Double sided tape
  • Cutting Board
  • Bone folder

Colouring with Coloured Pencils

January 25th, 2015 - Art, Cards, Colouring

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Hello!

Today I coloured an image of an alien girl with coloured pencils. To create a 3D effect I used two shades of each colour. I started out with the lightest one pressing very lightly and colouring the whole area. Next I go in with the darker shade pressing to get the full colour. Once I have done that I go in with the lighter shade pressing harder to blend out the darker one.

 

Here is the video:

 

Material:

  • Card stock – solar white, Neenah
  • Alien Stamp set
  • Archival ink – Jet black, Ranger
  • Coloured Pencils
  • Birthday Messages, Simon Says Stamp
  • Distress Markers, Ranger
  • Water Brush
  • Cutting Board
  • Bone folder

Stamping off Stamps

January 18th, 2015 - Art, Cards, Embossing, Stamping

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Hello!

I made this card today using a technique that I call stamping off stamps. To do this you ink up a large background stamp, for this I used a striped stamp I created myself. Once it is inked up I used another stamp with a swirly design and stamped that onto the background stamp. This takes away the ink in that area from the background stamp.

Once I had done that onto my card base I added details with my white gel pen. I added some shine with some liquid pearls from Ranger and stamped and embossed the greeting together with some lines onto the card!

 

Here is the video:

 

Material:

  • Card stock – Sea Glass, Simon Says Stamp
  • Chalk Ink, Colorbox
  • Cardboard
  • Foam
  • Stamp set, Panduro Hobby
  • White gel pen
  • Liquid Pearls – Platinum Pearl, Ranger
  • Cutting board
  • Bone folder
  • Posts It tape
  • Birthday messages, Simon Says Stamp
  • Versa Mark
  • Emboss dual tip marker
  • Embossing powder – white, Hero Arts

No Line Colouring – Distress Markers

January 11th, 2015 - Art, Cards, Colouring

Video 7

 

Hello!

Today I have created this card using distress markers. Before I printed the Ava digital stamp from Saturated Canary I faded out the lines, using Photoshop, to create the no line colouring effect. I When colouring a no line colouring image with distress markers you have to be really careful with not going over the lines. As you add colour the lines will go away and they are not visible anymore. Therefore you have to be careful and remember how the image looks like. A tip that I usually use is to print another copy of the image with black lines that I have next to me as I colour. This makes it a lot easier as I colour to know where the shadows would be.
 
Once I had coloured the image I stamped the Birthday wishes stamp from the Birthday Messages stamp set from Simon Says Stamp onto the side of the piece. I then added dashed lines around the outside and then adhered it to a card base.

 

Here is the video:

 

Material:

  • Ava, Saturated Canary
  • Distress Markers
  • Water colour paper
  • Card stock – Solar white, Neenah
  • Heat Gun
  • Black pen
  • Coloured Pencils
  • Birthday Messages stamp set, Simon Says Stamp
  • Memento – Tuxedo Black
  • Double sided tape
  • Cutting Board
  • Bone Folder

No Line Colouring

January 4th, 2015 - Art, Cards, Colouring

Video 6

 

Hello!

 

Today I created a card using the no line colouring technique. I started out by printing the Party Hardy digital stamp from Saturated Canary onto some Neenah Solar White #110 Card stock. Before I printed the image I faded out the lines using Photoshop. I then coloured the image in like I normally would except once the colouring is done the lines does not show up. Therefore I went in with a black pen and filled in the lines that are meant to be seen, such as the eyes. Once I had done that I stamped one of the sentiment stamps from the Birthday Balloons stamp set from Simon Says Stamp onto the side of the card and it was done!

 

Here is the video:

 

Materials:

  • Party Hardy, Saturated Canary
  • Pro-markers & Flex-markers, Letraset
  • Card stock – Solar white, Neenah
  • Black pen
  • White gel pen
  • Birthday Balloons stamp set, Simon Says Stamp
  • Memento – Tuxedo Black
  • Cutting Board
  • Bone Folder

Distress Inks

December 28th, 2014 - Art, Cards, Embossing

Video 5

 

Hello!

 

Today I have created this card chow-casing a technique using distress inks. I really like distress inks since they are so versatile. I created that piece using Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac and Shipped Sapphire distress inks. Once I had created that piece I die cut the Happy die from Simon Says Stamp and embossed it with some Black Sparkle embossing powder from Ranger. I then stamped the birthday stamp from the Happy stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. Next I adhered the water-coloured piece down using some foam squares and then the happy die cut to that. I also adhered an embossed balloon from the Birthday Balloons stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and a die cut balloon from the Balloons wafer thin dies from Simon Says Stamp. I drew the string and the card was done.

 

Here is the video:

 

Material:

  • Clear block
  • Distress inks, Ranger
  • Spray bottle
  • Water colour paper
  • Heat gun
  • Cutting Board
  • Bone folder
  • Cardstock – Sea Glass, Simon Says Stamp
  • Cuttle Bug machine
  • Happy die, Simon Says Stamp
  • Cardstock – Solar White #110, Neenah
  • VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder – Black Sparkle, Ranger
  • Happy stamp set, Simon Says Stamp
  • Embossing Powder – White, Hero Arts
  • Balloons die, Simon Says Stamp
  • Birthday Balloons stamp set, Simon Says Stamp
  • Embossing Powder – Gold, Ranger
  • Foam Squares
  • Tombow mono multi liquid glue
  • Black Pen

One Layer Card

December 21st, 2014 - Art, Cards, Embossing, Stamping

Video 4

Hello!

Today I have created a One Layer Card. I did this by cutting out a mask and then stamping circles on to the card. I then embossed the large Happy Birthday stamp from the Birthday Balloons stamp set from Simon Says Stamp onto the masked area. Next I tied some ribbon around the card and it was done!

 

Here is the video:

 

Materials:

  • Cardstock – Sea Glass, Simon Says Stamp
  • Post It Tape
  • Lots of Dots Stamp Set, Simon Says Stamp
  • Distress ink – Tumbled Glass & Broken China, Ranger
  • Mini Blending Tool, Ranger
  • Birthday Balloon Stamp Set, Simon Says Stamp
  • Cutting bord
  • Bone Folder
  • String
  • Mono Multi liquid glue, Tombow

Colouring with Pro-markers & Flex-markers

December 14th, 2014 - Art, Cards, Colouring

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Hello!

 

I created this card by printing the “Balloon Wishes” digital stamp from Saturated Canary. I printed her onto some Neenah Solar White #110 card stock and coloured her in using a mix between pro-markers and flex-markers. These markers are similar to Copics but a lot cheeper and I find that they work great.

 

Here is the video:

 

Materials:

  • Card stock – Solar White #110, Neenah
  • Pro-markers & Flex-markers, Letraset
  • White gel pen
  • Bone folder
  • Cutting bord

Heat Embossing & Die Cutting

December 7th, 2014 - Art, Cards, Embossing

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Hello!

This card features die cutting and heat embossing. I started out by die cutting the second larges balloon die from the “Balloons” Wafer Thin Dies from Simon Says Stamp. Once I had done that I stamped one of the Happy Birthday stamps and the two balloons from the Birthday balloons stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I tied a bow around the bottom of the balloon and adhered it onto the card base.

 

Here is the video:

 

Material:

  • Cardstock – Sea Glass, Simon Says Stamp
  • Cardstock – Solar White #110, Neenah
  • Birthday Balloons Stamp Set, Simon Says Stamp
  • Archival ink – Jet Black, Ranger
  • Tombow mono multi liquid glue, Tombow
  • Foam Squares
  • Embossing Powder – Clear, Ranger
  • Heat gun
  • Emboss Dual Pen, Emboss
  • Versa Mark mini ink pad
  • Balloons wafer thin dies, Simon Says Stamp
  • String
  • CuttleBug Machine

Colouring with Distress Markers

November 30th, 2014 - Art, Cards, Colouring

Hello!

 

Welcome to my blog!

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I have created this card using the stamp set Popcorn the Bear Birthday Hugs from Crafter’s Companion. I stamped the bear and coloured it using Distress Markers. I also mixed some Liquid Pearls from Ranger, in the colour Platinum Pearl, with some water and added that to the bow!

 

Here is the video:

Material:

 

  • Popcorn the Bear – Birthday Hugs, Crafter’s Companion
  • Watercolour paper
  • Archival ink – Jet black, Ranger
  • Compact stamp press, Fiskars
  • Distress markers, Ranger
  • Distress ink – Shaded Lilac, Ranger
  • Liquid pearls – Platinum Pearl, Ranger
  • White gel pen – Choose, Pilot
  • Foam squares
  • Cardstock – Cotton Candy, Simon Says Stamp