Sunday, June 25, 2017

Happy Birds with Yana

Hello friends! This is Yana and I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

I love to create my own patterns using stamps and I’ve been wanting to stamp a pattern using the images from the Happy Birds stamp set. I finally have stamped one and I love the way it turned out.

I mounted 3 of the 4 birds (I didn’t use one with the spread out wings) onto a long clear block and stamped repeatedly onto a white cardstock panel using black ink. You can stamp these one by one, but it saves a lot of time when stamping multiples at a time.

This stamp set has additional dashed and dotted details that can be stamped onto the birds bellies, so I stamped those onto some of my images. At this point my pattern was looking black and white and, truth be told, rather boring.

I didn’t want to do a lot of Copic coloring, so I looked for a simpler and faster way to color the bodies of these birds. Most of them have a perfectly round body, so using a circle stamp to add color did the trick. After looking through my stash I came across a ball from the Big Deal stamp set and used the back side (the flat side) to add ink onto most of my birds. I went with Last Leaf, Falling For Blue and Ocean Drive ink colors. To add color to the non-round bird I made a mask and stamped just the belly using Wild Mango.

I still had a lot of white left on my pattern, so I used Copic markers to color in bird’s tails and feathers on their heads. I didn’t do any shading, just added a flat layer of color. I also used Copics to add shading around my images and create the illusion of dimension. I outlined each bird with C3 and blended it out using C1 and the Colorless Blender markers.

I adhered my panel onto an A2 top folding card base and added a sentiment that reads “I Hope This Puts A Big Smile On Your Face”. At this point I also adhered googly eyes onto some images (this is how I envisioned these birds right from the start) and used Nuvo Drops in white and a white gel pen to color some of the black stamped dots on bird’s bellies white.

Have fun stamping!

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WPlus9 Happy Birds Stamp Set
WPlus9 Happy Birds Stamp Set
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WPlus9 Big Deal Stamp Set
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WPlus9 Falling For Blue Dye Ink
WPlus9 Falling For Blue Dye Ink
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WPlus9 Last Leaf Dye Ink
WPlus9 Last Leaf Dye Ink
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WPlus9 Wild Mango Dye Ink Pad
WPlus9 Wild Mango Dye Ink Pad
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WPlus9 Ocean Drive Dye Ink
WPlus9 Ocean Drive Dye Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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Hero Arts Self-adhesive Googly Eyes
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White Two Pack
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Copic Sketch Marker C1 Cool Gray
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Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Best Friend Ever With Kara

It's officially summer here in the US and I couldn't be happier! I had to pull out my Friends for All Seasons: Summer set to celebrate. I love making cards to send to friends 'Just Because' and this sentiment is perfect for that.

I started by using the three speech bubble stamps in the set to create a diagonal background. I drew one diagonal pencil line from corner to corner to get my pattern started. I stamped the speech bubbles alternating between Lake House, Nautical Navy, and Black PURE COLOR Dye Ink. I stamped and die cut about ten little bones to fill in the empty speech bubbles. I adhered them with dimensional adhesive and trimmed them anywhere they hung over the edge of the stamped panel.

I used the large Bold Banner Die to anchor my sentiment and main focal image. With such a busy background I love to leave stamped lined images uncolored. All that blue in the design needed a little pop of red. A die cut and Copic colored (R29) heart does the trick!

Now I just need a few more and I'm all set! Thanks so much for stopping by. See you again soon for July Release Week!

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Watercolor Ranunculus Two Ways with Kelly

Hello Crafters! When I started out with today's card my goal was to do really simple watercoloring to show you how easy it is to achieve beautiful results with minimal effort. The effort was so minimal in fact, I ended up with two cards. Ha!

The clean and simple card was where I started and it was just as simple as I envisioned it. I really just dropped color over my white heat embossing and let it dry. BAM. Beautiful card. It helps when you're starting out with such amazing stamps!

After I finished the first card, I had all this gorgeous Distress Ink that I was about to waste by just wiping it away. Sounds almost blasphemous right? I decided that I could at least swoop some water color paper through it and have a piece to practice my hand lettering.

Instead I ended up with a background that I really loved. Since I already had all the pieces and parts out, it took no time at all to do a bit more heat embossing to create my second card.

You can watch both cards from start to finish in the video below.


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I love how both cards use all the same products but are two completely different styles. Versatile stamps are something we can all use.

Thanks so much for visiting!

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Wplus9 Beautiful Bouquet: Ranunculus
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Wplus9 Silver Lining Dye Ink
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS
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Copic Sketch Marker C1 COOL GRAY
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Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12 Pad
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
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