Saturday, May 14, 2022

Picket Fence Studios May Release

Hello!

It's the 14th of the month, and that means it is time for another new release from Picket Fence Studios!  I have a couple of cards to share with you today featuring new products from the release.  

The first card features the new Leo Girl Stamp image.  Leo is the final stamp set in the Horoscope Girls line.  I stamped her in a light ink, and then colored her in with my Polychromos pencils.  Then I die cut her using the coordinating die.  


To create the background, I layered the Slim Line Ocean Stencil, over white card stock.  I inked it first with Wild Honey Distress Oxide Ink - moving the stencil to fill the whole A2 panel - then layered Spiced Marmalade over that, and finally added a layer of Crackling Campfire.  I then added a thin layer of the new Golden Sparkle Paper Glitz as a final layer.  I set that aside to dry, while I heat embossed a sentiment from the All Those Birthday Candles Stamp set, in white onto red card stock.  


I adhered the pieces together, and put them onto the now dry card front.  I attached that to a white card base, and added a few sequins from the Autumn Breeze Sequin Mix to the card to finish it.

For my second card, I began stamping the new Flamingo Boogie Repeating Stamp, onto seafoam card stock, using Versamark.    I heat embossed the sea of Flamingos in rose gold, and then added some color with my Polychromos pencils, and a black ink pen.  



I took a strip of dark green card stock, and layered the Tropical Leaves A2 Stencil over the top.  I inked it with the coordinating green ink.  Then I layered it under the flamingo panel, with a small strip of rose gold glitter paper in between.  

Using a circle die from the Scallop Frame Die Set,. I die cut the circle from the completed panel, as well as cut the frame from the rose gold glitter paper.  While I had the die machine out, I die cut a panel of the Extra Wide Foam Tape with the circle in the same place.  Then I die cut the Happy Day Word Topper Die  from both the dark green card stock I used earlier, and a copper card stock. I layered them together, and then trimmed the banner portion, so it showed more of the flamingos.    


I added acetate to the back of the main card panel, before adding the panel of foam tape.  I adhered the glitter circle frame to the front.  The I glued the circle panel that was die cut from the card front, to a slightly larger piece of scrap card stock.  I added a couple generous pinches of the Blue Flamingo Mambo Sequin Mix on top of the circle, then carefully laid the card front over the top (this allowed me to ensure the panel matched up with the card front, and that everything was straight).  Then, I finally adhered the card panel to a white card base.  


And that's it for today.  Again, you can find the full release in the shop now, and I'll be sharing more cards using items from today's release, throughout the month.  Join me in the Facebook Community Group - on Tuesday at 6 PM, CDT - to watch me recreate the Leo Girl card live.

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies specific to this card, are listed, and linked, in the blog post.  
To see the basic tools that I use on nearly every card, please click here.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Marvelously You Rainbow Heart | Spray Adhesive Foiling Technique

Hello!

Today, I have this fun card full of rainbow goodness to share with you.  I used a different technique to foil the background, using the new Swirly Heart A2 Stencil.  


I taped my navy card stock to the back of the stencil, and then put that bundle into my spray box.  I misted the top with spray adhesive, then removed the stencil and tape, and laid a piece of rainbow foil over the top of the adhesive.  I used my brayer to press the foil into the card stock, then removed the foil panel to reveal the foiled heart.  

(TIPS: The video below shows one of the many panels I did trying to perfect this technique.  For the best results, use an anti static powder tool on your card stock prior to taping your CLEAN stencil to the card stock.  Keep your adhesive far enough from your card stock that it is a mist landing on it - not a direct spray - otherwise the adhesive may leak under the edges of your stencil.  If you do have over foiling, a soft eraser can remove it, but be careful not to erase any of the stenciled pattern you want left behind, as that will remove the shine from the foil.)  



I die cut the Marvelously You Word Topper Die from gold foil card stock, and then added a strip of black card stock over the banner.  I stamped, and gold heat embossed the "You have a beautiful heart" sentiment from the Fancy Daily Sentiments Stamp Set, then die cut it with the coordinating die to layer on the banner.  


To finish off the card, I added a scattering of pieces from the Day of Rainbows Sequin Plus Mix.  


Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies specific to this card, are listed, and linked, in the blog post.  
To see the basic tools that I use on nearly every card, please click here.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Curvy Rainbow

Hello!

I started today's card with a LOT of die cutting.  I die cut the new Slim Line Curvy Rainbow Die 8 times, from various colors of cardstock.  Then, I sorted the colors to create the rainbow, with two fluffy white clouds.  Before putting that die away, I lined a strip of Extra Wide Foam Tape with some parchment paper, and die cut the foam tape (parchment side next to die) with the die.  I used black foam intentionally in this project, so that it had a little bit of an outline look.  


While the die cut foam was still on the yellow backing paper, I peeled off the parchment paper pieces, and laid my cardstock on top of the foam.  For the rainbow portion, this is a bit easier, if you weed out the small strip between the sections of color, before adding any cardstock.  

I die cut a piece of light gray card stock with a die from the Slim Line Nested Rectangles Dies.  Then I added my rainbow.  I added this panel to a white card base.  

To finish the card, I added a sentiment that was gold heat embossed onto vellum, from the Favorite Notification Stamp Set.  And then I added a scattering of Gems from the Sands of Time Gem Mix.  


Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies specific to this card, are listed, and linked, in the blog post.  
To see the basic tools that I use on nearly every card, please click here.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Picket Fence Studios April Release

Hello!

I spent all day yesterday on airplanes, coming back from Orlando where I helped out with the Picket Fence Studios booth at Creativation!  It was so much fun, but my brain is fried!  However, it's the 14th of the month, and that means it is time for another new release from Picket Fence Studios!  There's so many fun new products this month.  I'm going to share a couple cards made with these new stamps today.  


On this first card, I used the new Iconic Beauty Scarlett stamp, and coordinating die.  


I stamped the image three times, using a light colored ink.  Then I colored the images with my Polychromos Pencils.  


I layered the colored images over a gray card front panel, cut from the Slim Line Nested Rectangles Dies.  I used the same gray card stock, and some white card stock to die cut the words from the Scarlett dies.  



The second card I'm sharing, used the new Penguins Wanna Have Fun Stamp Set.  I stamped the penguin image with purple ink, all across the page.  Then used my Polychromos Pencils to shade the penguins.  


I then stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment from the stamp set onto black card stock.  The card front and sentiment were adhered to a white card base.  


As a final touch, I stamped another penguin and sentiment in black ink on to an envelope.  I then added just a little red color to the heart.

And that's it for today.  Again, you can find the full release in the shop now, and I'll be sharing more cards using items from today's release, throughout the month.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies specific to this card, are listed, and linked, in the blog post.  
To see the basic tools that I use on nearly every card, please click here.

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