Friday, October 19, 2018

Distress Oxides and Lots of AUTUMN LEAVES w/Dawn

Hello crafty peeps! I wanted to pop in today to share a couple of cards I created on World Cardmaking Day.

I shared these throughout the day on Instagram. However, thanks to that pesky Instagram algorithm, many of you may have missed them. I noticed when looking at the insights for those posts that they only reached a couple of thousand accounts vs. the 20+ thousand that follow. What can you do, right?

So, on to the goodies! I decided that I wanted to pull out my all time favorite stamp set for World Cardmaking Day - Autumn Leaves.

I just adore this set! I can pull this one out on any day of the year and come up with a card. No fail. I ended up with 4 cards all similar in design but unique in their own way by swapping an item or two.

For this card I did some Distress Oxide Ink stamping on Kraft cardstock. I used the timeless "rock n' roll" technique when inking. I inked up the stamp with one color and then added another color ink to the stamp around the edges and such before stamping.

I added a few splatters of ink to the background for a little interest since the layout of the card was very simple. I trimmed the panel and mounted it to a black card base. For the sentiment I used our Birthday Wishes stamp set and heat embossed it in Liquid Platinum.

The pattern stamping for all of these cards was created exactly the same way. I arranged all of individual images on my MISTI stamping tool. Then inked them up, stamped them. Turned my cardstock 1/4 turn, inked the stamps up in a different color, and stamped again. Turned the cardstock 1/4 turn again, inked in another color and then stamped.

For the next card, I again used Distress Oxide Ink. This time I skipped the multi-color inking and chose to stamp on our Coal Mine cardstock.

I'm in love with the rich sophisticated color palette and decided to swap out my sentiment to keep with the same style. Our Grateful Greetings stamp set was perfect.

I created another stamped panel, again on Kraft, but with solid inking. I wanted to switch up the orientation, so I went with a landscape orientation this time.

I stuck with the Grateful Greetings for my sentiment again. I stamped it in Distress Oxide ink and then clear heat embossed it. I added a little vellum behind the sentiment label and popped it up with a bit of foam tape.

And finally, just because I do love a good white card base, I had to create one on white. I used several of our PURE COLOR dye inks to stamp my background pattern.

I used the exact same layout as the previous card, but reached for the Birthday Wishes stamp set again for my sentiment. You can never have too many "birthday" cards!

I hope that you enjoyed todays cards! As always, thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Merry And Bright w/Kara

Hello! Kara  here and I'm starting to build up my Christmas card stash so that when the time comes I am all set and am not scrambling to get my cards done. I thought a few small stamps from the new Butterfly Mandala set could make a beautiful holiday background!

I started by making a light pencil line vertically in the center of my card panel. I used that line as a guide for stamping the leaf and bud stamp in a straight line. Once they were stamped straight it made filling in the rest very easy to eyeball. You could certainly draw more lines with your ruler to get them absolutely perfect, but I think it turned out great.

I added a bit of color with my Copic markers to the leaves and buds as well as to the Merry in this awesome sentiment from Be Merry. I added a bit of shadow to it with a die cut piece in black cardstock. It helps the sentiment stand out from the background.

I think this design is easily reproducible for mass production. It's bright and festive with just a minimal amount of coloring! Thanks for stopping by. Have you started your holiday cardmaking yet?

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

VIDEO: Making the Most of Your Dies w/Dawn ft. WOODLAND BASICS DIE

Hello crafty friends! Did you get some crafting done yesterday for World Cardmaking Day? Are you stretching it out all weekend? No judgement here!

Just in case you are, I thought I'd pop in and share a couple of cards with you. I've shared these on YouTube and Instagram, but had yet to share them here.


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These cards were a lot of fun to create. They look much more complicated than they are. There's a couple of steps to them, but each one is pretty simple and straight forward, and the process is the same for both.

I started by creating an ink blended background. For my autumn themed card, I ink blended Distress Oxide inks onto a Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock panel in Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple. I used the Woodland Basics Die to cut several leaves from the resulting panel and set them aside.

For the stamping in the background, I created a quick stamp by die-cutting the same leaves from fun foam. I adhered the fun foam die cuts to an acrylic block and used them to stamp an all over pattern in Fairy Dust ink on a standard A2 cardstock panel. I then adhered some of the colored leaves directly over the stamping - some with liquid glue and others with foam tape to pop them up.

I filled in the gaps between the pattern with Nuvo Jewel Drops in Grey Mist. For the sentiment, I heat embossed "Grateful" from our So Very stamp set in white onto Black Cardstock and die cut it using the So Very Die. I used the same heat embossing for the rest of the sentiment from our Beautiful Butterflies stamp set.

The Christmas version followed all of the same steps. For this one, I used Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxides for the ink blending and die cut the holly leaves from it - also from the Woodland Basics Die.

For the sentiment, I die cut the word Merry - from the Christmas Tag Die - and used the resulting negative die cut. I heat embossed "Christmas", from the Be Merry Sentiments stamp set, in white underneath the die cut "Merry".

I finished it off with dots of Nuvo Jewel Drops in Strawberry Coulis.

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I hope you enjoyed todays projects! Have a fantastic weekend!

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