Saturday, August 17, 2019

Stamping with Floral Layering Stamps

Hello friends!
 I have a fun share about layering stamps.
The new Floral Stamp Set "Antique Rose" comes with 3-4 layers of stamps. 
I am sharing a project that require only one of the layering stamp.

I mixed two colors and stamped one of the roses and leaves for the background.
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Not only this shows off the etched lines of the Antique Roses Stamps, it also gives pops of colors.
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I then topped it off with a bold sentiment "You" with pattern paper.
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This sums up today's simple card. 
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Friday, August 16, 2019

Create Scene Cards with Gelli Plate

Hello friends!

A while ago, I mentioned that I started to play with Gelli Plate.
Well, I am happy to say that I have some wonderful experiments with the Gelli Plate!

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The Card Printing Kit is what I used and it is now out of stock. 
The best size for card-making, I think, is Gelli Art 5x7.
If you like to have more control, the Gelli Art 3"x5" is more suitable. 

Be sure to get the Rubber Roller, too. It is essential to spread the ink in the Gelli Plate.
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This time, I created with the Penny Black Paradise Stamp and have two variations with the same stamp.The first one didn't quite turn out as envisioned, but at the end, I decided to share it.
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For this card, I applied the background color FIRST and then stamped the image after.

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My 2nd card did turn out BETTER than I anticipated. I changed up my process this time.

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I stamped and embossed the image in Versamark and then created the background with the Gelli Plate. The colors turned out rich and gorgeous.

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The beauty of a Gelli Art 5x7 acts like an "ink-absorber". The ink transfer completely and smoothly! That's what most appealing to me. Sure, you can do ink-blending, but the Gelli Plate is for  printing. It is definitely something different from other types of techniques.

See the beach? I applied Antique Linen on the Gelli Plate and it looks amazing!
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I have been watching a lot of YT tutorials on using Gelli Plate. However, no matter what kind of fancy artsy background you can create, I am most interested in cooperating it into stamping.
  I definitely would try out more with Gelli Plate.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Dancing in the Rain Stamp & Die (Take 1)

Hello friends!
 I have a project with this Dancing in the Rain.
It is a fun and uplifting stamp set.
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My take is simple.

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I wanted to keep the design simple, so I used pops of colors to highlight the design.

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The little girl was stamped with various shades of pink.
With a design like this, inks are THE arsenal.

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As for the umbrella, I stamped the image onto the color paper that I created with Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers. I also masked the area right under the umbrella.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

More Spellbinders Small Die of the Month

Hello friends!
August Small Die of the Month by Spellbinders #2

I am popping in with another post with the Small Die of the Month from Spellbinders.
After making two cards, I really got to know each and very piece of the die set.
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 I was curious to see how long it would take me to create a card with the backpack.
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It took my roughly 30 minutes to create this card.
 The sentiment took the most time because of aligning. I love the process of choosing pattern paper and putting them together.

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It wass very satisfying to get all the piece fit. I added Faux Stitching around the kraft card stock.

Ding--->What is Faux Stitching?
Basically, you can create stitched lines without doing any actual stitching!
I know this seems obvious to some, but I want to explain it again to my international readers whose English is not their first language. 

The best thing about Faux Stitching, it is FAST and EASY. I took out the Tim Holze Ruler and with every 1/8" increment, I draw a fine line! Before you know it, you made entire card with Stitched Borders! This little additional stitched line really enhances the homemade touches


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I hope this post provides you with daily dose of inspiration.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Stamp Focus: Playful Plumiria

Hello friends!
Warning: photo-heavy post 
It's my turn to share a few projects over Altenew Card Blog!
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I hope you are excited about today's Stamp Focus! One of the layering stamps from August release is "Playful Plumeria". Based on the tropical flowers, the "Playful Plumeria" Stamp set comes with two flowers, a branch, leaves, and seven gorgeous sentiments. 
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Each flower and leaf have 3-4 layering stamps. It is effortless to line up and build depth with each layering. It also comes with assorted powerful and uplifting sentiment. Love that!

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 By following the insert instruction, I stamped all 3 layers for each flower, leave and branch.  The Plumeria were stamped in Misty Morning Mini Ink Cube and in Enchanted Garden (Wisteria, Ultraviolet, Andromeda and Hydrangea).
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For the branch, I stamped it in Hazelnut. With the coordinating die, I was able to assemble them into a bouquet. The purple string ribbon makes this card extra special.
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 To create more contrast and interest,  I add some white dots in all of the flowers.  As for the background, I applied Wisteria  and Baby Pink over the  "Heart Builder Stencil" . The sentiment from "Wonderful Wycinanki" completes this birthday card.
TIP: aim for odd numbers and triangles in your design. I strategically positioned  the three leaves in the background. This helps to draw our eyes to the focal point!

My next card is all about stamping with rich and bright ink such as Altenew Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink!  After all, what's tropical without the the happy and bright colors?
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The "Warm and Cozy , Vanilla Cream and Sunray make a beautiful combo for the orange Plumeria. I also love the mix of Coral Bliss and Vineyard Berry. The leaves were stamped in Volcano Lake and Lagoon. To make the entire design cohesive, I stamped the top layer with Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink.  The Dot Art Stamp Set comes in handy for adding whimsical details with the borders.
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TIP: Start stamping the focal point first and then stamp and mask around the main image. Adjust the balance and colors as you stamp. The Metallic Gold Spray Mist is excellent for adding splatter without creating the bulk.

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My 3rd card is light and airy and there is actually no stamping involved! Is that even do-able with a color-layering stamp set? (smile).
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 I stamped Embossing Ink to the 3rd layering stamp ( A3) and applied Platinum Embossing Powder over the Translucent Vellum.  I then die cut the Plumeria and arranged them over Nesting Label Die Frame with the Rock Essential Paper Pack.
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The dainty stamped ( Evening Grey) and die-cut branches were arranged within the frame.  I then applied the Envelope Stickers to the center and added Rock Essential Enamel Dots.
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 TIP: Color-layering stamps are not only perfect for stamping as they are great for embossing. Look into your stash and use one of the layer for embossing!
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Monday, August 12, 2019

Another Take on Using a Large Die (20% Off)

Hello friends!

I am coming back with another post about using a LARGE die. 
Yesterday's post was about using the word "you".
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This time, I am sharing a card with the large word Mega "happy" Die.
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 Do not let the size of the Mega Happy Word Die intimidate you.
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All you need to do is make a die cut and complete your sentiment.
The next step is use an image of your choice to go with the theme or sentiment.

I started out with the "A Walk in the Woods" Background and stamped a floral design based on the colors of the sentiment.
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I then used the die as the stencil and used a fine black pen to trace part of the alphabet. I also popped up some of the die cut pieces back to the word "happy".
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I always look for ways to create in unique ways. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't.
Today's card is one of those! There is no right or wrong... just different. 😀
 I hope that you remember that when you think your work is not as good or expected.
Allow yourself to try something different and just PLAY. You will be happy--guaranteed!

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