Saturday, June 30, 2018

100% Stamped and Embossed

Hello friends!
I am popping in with a colorful card--it's 100% stamped and embossed.

Penny Black - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps - Flower Fields
Penny Black - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps - Flower Fields

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This detailed cling stamp from Penny Black is perfect for stamping any colors.
I used my Zig Watercolor Markers for coloring the images.
I do not have too many makers, but I would recommend 24-30 at least if your budget allows you.

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I had a fabulous time stamping with the image. In between each stamping, I spritz some water mist to keep the water going, but not overly wet.
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 Once I was happy with the main image, I stamped in Versamark and clear-embossed the image. 
This would help "seal" the image. I then went ahead and added colors for the background. 

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At the very end, I decided to emboss the entire image with
Penny Black - Creative Dies - Rows of Stitches
Penny Black - Creative Dies - Rows of Stitches.

 This die will create rows of subtle stitched lines. I thought that is a great element for this super bright card. No need for sequins or any embellishments.
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It's scorching hot here in area. I am planning to stay cool and crafting at home.
 Hope you have a great day!!

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Use That Background Stamp

Hello friends!
Hope you are having a fine day so far....
I am fluttering by with a card that I created with the large Background stamp from Simon Says Stamp new release "Good Vibes"

I love the intricate geometric pattern in this stamp and didn't want to mess with it too much.
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I took a multi-color approach and colored the cling stamp with a few favorite colors.
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I wanted to pop up the image and decided to add foam pieces to some dimensions.
Using glitter paper wouldn't hurt, either!

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Of course, the design would be kind of bland without adding something something. I resorted to add two butterflies (easiest solution!). 

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But then again , that didn't seem to be enough. I ended up adding some Nuvo Gilding Flakes with the help of Zig Glue Pen. to parts of the butterflies. I think I am good now!
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Stamping with Bright Colors and Details!

Hello friends!
Today's my turn to share some bright and happy projects over Altenew Card Blog
Have you stamped something simple and colorful lately? 
If you have not tried it, it really is a great "therapy"! 

I am using this Climbing Clematis as my example.
Altenew - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Climbing Clematis
Altenew - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Climbing Clematis

 I took out half piece of card stock and positioned the 3 largest sizes of stamps in my MISTI.

 By following the helpful guide on the package, you can successful stamp each flower with Altenew Ink. You can mix the shades and colors to your liking. I used the smallest stamp for the background and created a two-color sentiment (from Watercolor Dots).

The oval die from " Create-a-Wreath Die is perfect to ground the cluster of stamped Climbing Clematis. 
Since I stamped quite a few flowers, the next card is all from the "extras".


There is nothing too fancy about these two cards.
However, it's all in the details on how you personalized your stamped images!
You can add your signature style or your own twist with it. 

If you look closely, you can see the ridges around the yellow and orange Clematis. Before I adhered the flowers to the card stock, I ran the Clematis matching die to through the die cut machine along with a tan embossing mat/shim. 

The Warm Sunshine Cardstock really brings out the bright color! The sentiment was embossed in Rose Gold over Watercolor Stroke Washi Tape.

I hope that you enjoy seeing these floral creations today!

 If my post makes you want to stamp, stamp, stamp... I will be so pleased, too!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Technique Tuesday- a BERRY sweet post!

Hello friends!
I am back with a techniques (or two) on a Tuesday and that is TODAY!
 The stamp feature in today's feature is
Technique Tuesday - Greenhouse Society Collection - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Strawberry
Technique Tuesday - Strawberry

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I decided to use the entire stamp to create a soft and colorful background.
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I just love how Distress Oxide can help with stamping and ink-blending.

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I do have one tip for stamping background like this.
Ding---> start with the main image that you want and then work the rest AROUND it.
That way, you will not struggle with odd and empty space. Be sure to tilt your stamps or paper while you stamp, too! This will make it more visually-appealing!
As you can see, my stamped images are not completely clean and crisp.

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But that's OK...because I really just want to have a play and not having to fuss about the details.
That's really what stamping is about--explore anything your heart desires with stamps and forget about the rules once in a while!
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 Allow yourself to make imperfect impressions. It's absolutely fun and freeing!
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Monday, June 25, 2018

Masking and Die-Cutting

Hello friends!
You know about movie having a spin-off, right?
Well, card-making does that, too!
Definition of Spin-off
1. the distribution by a business to its stockholders of particular assets and especially of stock of another company; also: the new company created by such a distribution
2. a collateral or derived products or effect
3.something that is imitative or derivative of an earlier work, product, or establishment; especially: a television show starring a character popular in a secondary role of an earlier show

I have a few extra vellum pieces from this card I made

and today's post is about using the extra pieces in my own creative way.
Yes, it's spin-off.
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I took out the die cut pieces and made a seamless die-cut.
The background stamping was partially masked as well.
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Also, I cut out the dies from the white card stock...thus, the entire image is 100% FLAT.
The reason? No reason. I just want to do something different and creative.
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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Create a Scene with Nature Stamps

Hello friends!
I am excited to share card that I made the other day. 
This card took me quite a while to finish.
Its not because it was hard, but it did take time for each layer to dry.

If you see the photos, you would know why good things do take time (sometimes).
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 I started out with stamping the bird first.

Penny Black - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps - Singsong
Penny Black - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps - Singsong

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All the ink-coloring and layering are done with Distress Oxide. 
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I then add a layer of color wash for the background and gradually added details (splatter, stamping flowers at the bottom... etc). The flowers (on the lower right) are from Nature's Art.

Penny Black - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Nature's Art
Penny Black - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Nature's Art

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 Instead of stamping sentiment in black, I stamped it in blue and love how it sort of blended with the background that I created.

And oh...did you see the glitter? It was easy to add that bits of glitter.
With the 2-Way Glue Pen and TH Distress Glitter, I absolutely LOVE the result with so little effort.
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I hope that you enjoy seeing cards like this.
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It was a JOY to create something with nature stamps as they make you feel like an artist!
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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Create with a Large Cling Stamp (with a Removable Center)

Hello friends!
I am popping in with a post about using a large stamp.
This (new to me) stamp certainly intrigued me.

I used the two parts of the stamp separately.
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First, I stamped, embossed and watercolored the outer image first.

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Once I fitted the inner stamp inside the outer stamp, I then removed the outer layer from Stamp Positioner such as TH Stamp Platform and MISTI.

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After coloring the entire piece, I decided to cut out the bottom part of the image and adhered it to the white card stock.

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I am sure there are many many ways to use this stamp....only if I have all the time to try them all out!
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