Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Pink Poinsettia Tag | Part of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags Event

Hello!

Today, I'm sharing a tag I created for the 10th Annual  25 Days of Christmas Tags Event.  Today is sponsored by Picket Fence Studios.  


I began my tag, by stamping the Christmas Poinsettia Star image in Versamark Ink, onto Pale Rose Card Stock, and heat embossing it in Gold Embossing Powder.  I then colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils.  Once I was happy with the pencil coloring, I added a few highlights with a White Gel Pen.   Using a Circle Die, I rounded out the top of the tag, and used a Press Punch  to add the hole for some tulle and twine.  


I stamped and gold heat embossed the sentiment from the Fancy Christmas Sentiments Stamp Set, onto Rustic Rose Card Stock.  Then, I fussy cut around the sentiment, and applied foam tape to the back.  I layered the sentiment over the top of a strip of Mirror Gold, and Black Licorice Card Stocks and added it to the bottom of the tag. 


I completed the tag with just a few Moonshine Sequins added with a bit of liquid glue

Be sure to head over to the 25 Days of Christmas Tags Event to see more tags featuring Picket Fence Studios products today, or to see the other days tags!


Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies Used:

Use this easy list to find the products I used in my projects. (Contains affiliate links - where I earn a commission from purchases made from my links, at no cost to you. Your support helps me keep this blog going, and continue to create - Thank you! Affiliates and disclosures can be found here.)

Please note, when possible, I try to offer multiple sources for the items I use.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Picket Fence Studios November Release

Hello!

It's the 14th of the month, which means it's time for a new release from Picket Fence Studios.  Once again, I have several cards to share with you featuring a variety of the new products.  Several of my cards this month were created using Picket Fence Studios Slimline Die Cutting System.  If you having had a chance to check out this system, it can give you the ability to create up to 256 different card fronts, with just this die set! 

As always, I want to give you a quick peek of the entire release before we dive into the cards. (All of the supplies used on the individual cards, will be listed at the bottom of the post, for reference.)

Card #1 | Sweet Baby Girl

I began this card by creating the background.  I layered the Slimline Daisy Burst Stencil over a piece of white card stock.  Then, using a Life Changing Blender Brush, I applied Scattered Straw, Tattered Rose, and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks.  Once that was completed, I pulled up the stencil, and used the smaller rectangle in the Slim Line Die Cutting System to cut the panel.  I also used the stitched circle from the SLDCS to cut a circle in the right side of the card front.

Slimline Daisy Burst Stencil, Baby Girl of All Seasons, Picket Fence Studios, Distress Oxide Ink Blending, Prismacolor Pencils, colored pencil coloring, baby girl card, handmade card, slimline card

I stamped the Baby Girl of All Seasons image in Black Hybrid Ink, onto white card stock, and then colored her in with Prismacolor Pencils.  Once I was happy with the coloring, I die cut the image with the coordinating die, and adhered her in the circle, so it appeared as though she were crawling out.  I then stamped the sentiments from the More Fancy Sentiments set, and the Baby Girl of All Seasons stamp set, onto the card front.  I cut a mat of yellow card stock, and adhered the card front to it, before stamping a few of the small hearts inside the die cut circle.  The hearts were colored with a Prismacolor Pencil, and then a few Moonshine Sequins were applied to the card front, before the card front was attached to a white card base.  


Card # 2 | Literally Happy for You

I started this card by layering the Daisy Burst Stencil, over white card stock.  I blended Tattered Rose Distress Oxide Ink from the top of the panel down, fading it out just below the half way point.  On white card stock, I stamped and gold heat embossed the flowers from the Beautiful Girl Flowers Stamp Set, and then colored them in with Prismacolor pencils.  Once the coloring was done, I die cut the images using the coordinating dies.  


Daisy Burst Stencil, Beautiful Girl Flowers Stamp Set, Literally Word Die, Seriously Literally Stamp Set, Distress Oxide Ink Blending, Prismacolor Pencils, Colored Pencil Coloring, Picket Fence Studios, handmade card



I die cut two ovals, one from white card stock, and one from vellum, and layered the flowers on and between the oval layers.  Then, on black card stock, I stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment from the Seriously, Literally Stamp SetI also die cut the Literally Word Die from Gold Mirror Card Stock.  The die cuts were layered together, and adhered to the ovals, which were attached to the card front, then a white card base.  A few Moonshine Sequins finished this card. 

Card #3 | Buggy

I began by die cutting two panels of white card stock, using the smaller card front die from the Slim Line Die Cutting SystemOn the first  panel, I used a  Life Changing Blender Brush to blend Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso, and Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks.  I then splattered the panel with water droplets, and a little Dark Roast Silk.  

Slim Line Die Cutting System, Bugville Stamp Set, Bugville Coordinating Dies, Distress Oxide Ink Blending, Copic Coloring, Bug card, handmade card, slimline card

On the second panel, I stamped the houses image from the Bugville Stamp Set. Then I lined up the sentiment below the houses and stamped that.  I used the SLDCS to die cut two circles in the panel below the  image, and on the circles that were removed, I stamped several of the bug images from the Bugville Stamp Set. I simply colored in the images using Copic Markers,  and then die cut the bugs, using the Coordinating Dies.  I layered the pieces together with liquid adhesive, and attached the card front to a Cocoa Powder card base, using foam tape

Card #4 | Mazel Tov

I started this card with my card base, I adhered the Geosquares Stencil to the white card base with a little tape, and ran it through my die cutting machine to emboss the stencil onto the card front.  Then, on another piece of white card stock, I stamped the Beautiful Girls Flowers Stamps in Denim Days Ink.  I colored in the images with Prismacolor Pencils, before die cutting the images with the Coordinating Dies.   

Mazel Tov Word Die, Beautiful Girl Flowers Stamp Set, Geosquares Stencil, Congratulations card, handmade card, picket fence studios, Jewish wedding card

I cut a strip of scrap card stock, and adhered 1/4" strips of Pool Play, Chambray Shirt, Catalina Splash, and Denim Days card stock, in a repeating pattern that was at a slight angle.  I trimmed the edges and then matted that panel on a piece of Mirror Silver card stock.  Using the Mazel Tov Word Die, I die cut the sentiment from the same silver card stock, and the background from Vellum.  I layered all of my pieces together on the embossed card front, and added a few scattered Gin & Tonic Sequins for some fun sparkle.  

Card #5 | It's Cold Outside

This card, again, used the SLDCS I began, by die cutting the Denim Days panel, and the three squares inside.  Then, I used Prismacolor Pencils to color in the tree trunks.  I stamped and silver heat embossed the sentiment from the Baby It's Cold Outside Stamp Set onto the bottom portion of the panel.  
 
Slim Line Die Cutting System, Winter Snowflakes Dies, Baby It's Cold Outside Stamp Set, shaker card, handmade card, slimline card, Picket Fence Studios


I cut a second panel of white card stock, and blended some Speckled Egg, Weathered Wood, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Ink onto the panel.  I adhered a panel of acetate to the back of the Denim Days panel, and then lined the edges of the die cut squares with foam tape.  I filled each window with Moonshine Sequins, and then removed the backing paper from the foam tape to adhere the ink blended panel.  Then, I attached my shaker card front to a white card base.  

I die cut snowflakes from the Winter Snowflakes Die Set, in white, Denim Days, and Mirror Silver card stocks.  The snowflakes were then adhered to the card front around the windows.  

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And that's it from me for today's release.  My favorite new products this month are the Beautiful Girl Flowers, and the Winter Snowflakes.  I think both are just gorgeous, and going to be staples.  What is your favorite new product from the release?  


Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies Used:

Use this easy list to find the products I used in my projects. (Contains affiliate links - where I earn a commission from purchases made from my links, at no cost to you. Your support helps me keep this blog going, and continue to create - Thank you! Affiliates and disclosures can be found here.)

Please note, when possible, I try to offer multiple sources for the items I use.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Buds & Blossoms | Three Card Ideas

Hello!

I went into my craft room, earlier this week, because I wanted to play a little with the Buds & Blossoms Stamp Set from Concord & 9th.  The set has this fun bursting flower in it, that reminded me of a shirt hanging in my closet, and I wanted to try to recreate the fabric pattern on paper.  I wound up loving the color palette, so I continued creating using the stamp set and colors.  The result was the three cards I'm sharing with you today. 

Just a note: I used the ink cubes from Concord & 9th in this project, however, in the supply list below the post, I've also linked the full sized pads - everyone has a different preference and different storage abilities - I wanted to give you the option if you prefer larger ink pads.  

Card #1 | Hello Friend

Concord & 9th, Buds & Blossoms Stamp Set, Concord & 9th Inks, Concord & 9th Card Stock, Hello Friend, handmade card, any occasion card

I began this card with a panel of white card stock.  I stamped the burst flower image (a dahlia? I'm horrible with flower names!) from the Buds & Blossoms Stamp Set, using the Grapefruit Ink Cube and the Aqua Sky Ink Cube from Concord & 9th, randomly around the page.  Then I stamped the dots from the Allium(?) flower with the Sorbet Ink Cube around the other flowers.  Finally, I stamped the small hearts in any empty spaces, using the Midnight Ink Cube.

Concord & 9th, Buds & Blossoms Stamp Set, Concord & 9th Inks, Concord & 9th Card Stock, Hello Friend, handmade card, any occasion card

I stamped, and white heat embossed the sentiment, using Versamark Ink on Midnight Card Stock.  I then matted the floral panel using the same card stock, and adhered my layers together, before adding them to a white card base. A few drops of Glossy White Nuvo Drops completed the card.  

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Card #2 | Your Kindness Matters

Concord & 9th, Buds & Blossoms Stamp Set, Concord & 9th Inks, Concord & 9th Card Stock, Kindness matters, handmade card, thank you card

To begin this card, I started with a piece of A2 sized white card stock.  Using my MISTI (with the LEFT  and BOTTOM edges of the card stock in the corner), I stamped the "Your Kindness Matters" sentiment from the Buds & Blossoms Stamp Set , in Black Amalgam Ink.   Once that was stamped, I took my card stock out, and trimmed the tiniest sliver off of the left and bottom edges (1/16" or less), put my card stock back in, and then stamped the sentiment again in Versamark Ink, and gold heat embossed the second stamping.  Once that was done, I again trimmed the card front, so that it was 4"x 5-1/4" in size  (trim the left and bottom edges first, so that 1/8" is taken off in total - including the previous cuts - then trim 1/8" off the right and top edges).  

Concord & 9th, Buds & Blossoms Stamp Set, Concord & 9th Inks, Concord & 9th Card Stock, Kindness matters, handmade card, thank you card

Then, I stamped my floral images along the top and bottom edges, again using Grapefruit Ink Cube, Sorbet Ink Cube, Aqua Sky Ink Cubeand Midnight Ink Cube.  Once the panel was stamped, I adhered the card front to a white card base, and added Glossy White Nuvo Drops in the "empty" spaces along the edges of the flower borders. 

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Card #3 | You're So Sweet

Concord & 9th, Buds & Blossoms Stamp Set, Concord & 9th Inks, Concord & 9th Card Stock, handmade card, thank you card

Again, I began with a white panel of card stock, I stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Buds & Blossoms Stamp Set using the Midnight Ink Cube. Then, I stamped the small heart cluster around it, using the Grapefruit Ink Cube.   Finally, I stamped the larger heart image using the Aqua Sky Ink Cube I then trimmed the panel down to 3-3/4"x5". 

On a small strip of Midnight Card Stock,  I stamped the "You're so Sweet" sentiment, in Versamark Ink, and white heat embossed it.  I added that to my card front with some foam tape.  

Concord & 9th, Buds & Blossoms Stamp Set, Concord & 9th Inks, Concord & 9th Card Stock, handmade card, thank you card

I offset the card front on a piece of Sorbet Card Stock, cut to 3-7/8"x5-1/8".  Then I added that to a white card base - again slightly offset.  Finally, I added some Glossy White Nuvo Drops, so finish the card.  

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I hope you enjoyed these cards.  This was a fun, bright, and cheerful color combo to work with, and I adore the hand lettered look of the sentiments in the Buds & Blossoms Stamp Set.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fantastic Friday! 



Supplies Used:

Use this easy list to find the products I used in my projects. (Contains affiliate links - where I earn a commission from purchases made from my links, at no cost to you. Your support helps me keep this blog going, and continue to create - Thank you! Affiliates and disclosures can be found here.)

Please note, when possible, I try to offer multiple sources for the items I use.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Watercolored Peony Birthday Card

Hello!

My friend Becky had a birthday this week.  Of course that requires a card, so I decided to channel my inner Debbie Hughes to create a pretty watercolor image with lots of  fun splatter and sparkle in the background.  Today's card uses two stamp sets, along with their coordinating dies, from Honey Bee Stamps - the Spring Peony Stamp Set, and the Thanks a Bunch Stamp Set.  



Honey Bee Stamps, Spring Peony Stamp Set, Thanks a Bunch Stamp Set, Altenew Watercolor Paint, Birthday Card
I began by stamping some of the images from the Spring Peony Stamp Set, onto a piece of Fabriano Artistico Extra White Cold Press Watercolor paper, using Antique Linen Distress Ink.  Then I taped the watercolor panel down to my work surface, and painted the images using the 36 pan Altenew Watercolor Set.   Once the panel was painted to my satisfaction, I allowed it to dry completely, before using a Prismacolor pencil (Dark Umber), with a very sharp point, to go in and deepen the darkest shadows.  I used the coordinating Honey Cuts to die cut the images out, then set them aside while I worked on the background and sentiment.  

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment pieces from the Thanks a Bunch Stamp Set, in Versamark Ink, and then heat embossed them in gold embossing powder.  The "happy" was stamped onto vellum, and the "birthday" was stamped onto Rock Candy Card Stock.  I die cut the "happy" using the coordinating Honey Cuts, and trimmed the "birthday" into a small strip.

Honey Bee Stamps, Spring Peony Stamp Set, Thanks a Bunch Stamp Set, Altenew Watercolor Paint, Birthday Card

For the background, I began with a card front sized panel of Tin Pail Card Stock (4" x 5.25"). I splattered this with both Dark Roast Silk, and Midas Touch Nuvo Shimmer Pen - trying to concentrate the color in the lower left of the panel.  Then, I adhered the watercolored floral pieces with liquid glue and foam tape.   Then I mixed a little Winsor & Newton Chinese White Watercolor Paint with water, and splattered that over the card front.  I adhered the sentiment pieces, and attached the card front to a white card base. As a final touch, I added Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew, and Gin & Tonic Sequins to the card to finish it off. 

Every now and again, I get on a kick of wanting to watercolor.  It's such a pretty medium, and I always like the completed card.  I hope you enjoyed, and were inspired, by today's card.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies Used:

Use this easy list to find the products I used in my projects. (Contains affiliate links - where I earn a commission from purchases made from my links, at no cost to you. Your support helps me keep this blog going, and continue to create - Thank you! Affiliates and disclosures can be found here.)

Please note, when possible, I try to offer multiple sources for the items I use.