Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Picket Fence Studios April Release

Hello!

It's the 14th of the month, which means it's time for a new release from Picket Fence Studios.  I have multiple cards to share with you today, so, let's take 
a quick peek of the entire release before we dive into the cards. This month there are some fun floral stamps, another sentiment set from the "fancy" line, slimline word dies, and Slimline Die Cutting System parts.  (All of the supplies used on the individual cards, will be listed at the bottom of the post, for reference.) If the list below is not visible in your browser, please click here to view it.  



Card #1 | Kindness Matters 

Starting with a very simple, but pretty card, this card began with a panel of Honeysuckle card stock.  I stamped the Beautiful Girls Wreath Stamp in Honeysuckle Ink  so that it was offset on the right side of the panel.  Then, I used a few different pink Prismacolor Pencils to shade in the image slightly.  


The sentiment is from the Fancy Daily Sentiments Stamp Set (this set does have a coordinating die that I did not use as part of this card).  The sentiment was stamped in Versamark Ink, and heat embossed in gold.  

Once finished, and trimmed to size, I added the card front to a card base made from heavyweight white card stock.  Then added a few scattered Moonshine Sequins.  




Card #2 | Dance On

I began this card with a panel of black card stock.  Using my Life Changing Blender Brushes, I applied Distress Oxide Inks (Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet, Kitsch Flamingo, Antique Linen, and Chipped Sapphire) to the card front.  I splattered the panel with a bit of watered down white watercolor paint, then some Nuvo Shimmer ink.  I set that panel aside.  


On a piece of white card stock, I stamped the image from the Dance On Stamp Set, in Black Hybrid Ink.  I used a few light gray Prismacolor Pencils to shade the image, using the lines in the stamp as a guide.  Once shaded, I fussy cut out the image using shears and a craft knife.  I adhered the image to the panel with liquid glue, and trimmed the excess off of the edge.  

In the top corner, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set, in Versamark Ink, and white heat embossed it.  

Finally, I adhered the panel to a card base made from white heavyweight card stock.  




Card #3 | Finds a Good Friend

This card began by adhering the English Brick Wall Stencil to a white panel of card stock.  Using a Life Changing Blender Brush, I blended Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide Ink through the stencil.  Then, using a smaller brush, I added a bit of Pumice Stone Distress Oxide Ink to areas.  I used Painter's tape, to reveal a small "strip" of card stock above the stencil, and blended Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Inks to form the top of the wall.  Once I removed the stencil, I added a little Hickory Smoke Ink to the revealed grout lines to add some shading.  

I taped off the inked portion, and used the Slim Line Cloud Coverage Stencil, to create the clouds on the top of the card front.  I blended Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink on with a Life Changing Blender Brush, and rotated the stencil on each level to change the pattern.  


On white card stock, I stamped two of the cat images from the Cats are Family Stamp Set, using Black Hybrid Ink.  I also stamped the sentiment onto the inked panel, with the same ink.  Using Prismacolor Pencils, I colored in the cat images, and added some detail to the brick wall created earlier.  Then, I used the Cats Are Family Coordinating Dies to cut the cat images out.  The cat images were adhered to the card front using foam tape, and then the card front was attached to a white card base made from heavyweight white card stock.  




Card #4 | A Nice Day 

For this card, I began by stamping the image from the Wild Daisies Stamp Set, in Black Hybrid Ink, onto Parsley Card Stock.   Using Prismacolor Pencils, I colore in the image.  


I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set in Versamark Ink , and gold heat embossed it.  


The card front was then attached to a card base made from heavyweight white card stock.  



Card #5 | Happy Birthday

This card began by blending Peacock Feathers, and Chipped Sapphire, Distress Oxide Inks onto a panel of white card stock.  Once I was happy with the blend, I splattered a little Nuvo Shimmer ink over the ink blending, and set that panel aside.  


I die cut a piece of white card stock, using one of the frames from the Scallop Framed Slim Line Die Cutting System Set.  Then, I die cut the Happy Birthday Word Die from the center of that scalloped panel.  I used foam tape to adhere the panel, along with the negative bits from the word die over the ink blended panel.  Then I attached the panel to a white slimline card base, made from heavyweight card stock.  I adhered a scattering of sequins from the Shark Bite Sequin Mix to the card front.  



This card was finished on the inside.  For the upper panel, I adhered the Happy Birthday Word Die cut that I made from the card front.  Then, I stamped the lower panel with a sentiment from the Inside Quotes - Birthday Stamp Set, in Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink. 



That's it for today's new Picket Fence Studios Release.  All of the supplies used in the cards today, are listed below.  I had a lot of fun making these this month, and used a lot more color than I usually do, but I think my favorite card is the Kindness Matters card.  I really adore that new Beautiful Girls Wreath Stamp, and love how pretty it is in the monochromatic color scheme.  Do you have a favorite of the cards shared, or a favorite from the new products?  

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.

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Concord & 9th April Release

Hello!

I am so excited to share today's post with you.  Concord & 9th has a new release out today - and it's STUNNING!  I seriously gasped when I saw all the pretty new stamps and dies.  Before I share a couple of cards with you, here's a look at the new products. 

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So, so, pretty - right?  I do have a couple of cards to share with you using these new products.  

First, is a card created with the Painted Peony Bundle.  This set includes multi-step stamps to create the floral elements, and also coordinating dies.   I stamped all of my images using the MISTI, in order to get everything lined up perfectly. 


 Because there are so many different combos on the elements, I've listed the ink colors for each of the individual elements. 

Leaves: Parsley and Evergreen
Berries: Poppy and Cranberry
Small YELLOW flower: Buttercup, Sorbet, and Poppy
Small PINK flower: Ballet Slipper, Grapefruit, and Sorbet
Darker Peony: Grapefruit, Sorbet, Cranberry, and Buttercup (Sorbet was also used 
as darker color for flower center)
Lighter Peony: Ballet Slipper, Grapefruit, Sorbet, and Buttercup (Grapefruit was also used 
as darker color for flower center)


Once I had all of my elements stamped, and die cut, I laid them out on a piece of Dove Card Stock to position them.  I positioned the sentiment stamp, and stamped the sentiment in Mushroom Ink.  Then I adhered my flower cluster using liquid glue and foam tape.  The completed card front was adhered to a white card base made from heavyweight card stock.  



This second card uses the Big on You Bundle, along with the Lace Border Dies.  I began by die cutting the larger Lace Border die from Poppy, Marmalade, Buttercup, Parsley, Oceanside, and Eggplant Card Stocks.  Then I die cut the smaller lace border from Black Card Stock.  Using liquid glue, I carefully stacked the colors in rainbow order - alternating the points of the lace in the valleys of the strip above - with the black lace strip on top.   I set this aside as I worked on the next elements.


I stamped and gold heat embossed the "love you."  and "obviously" from the Big on You Stamp Set, on Black card stock, and then die cut them using the coordinating die.  The die set includes two heart shapes as well, so I die cut the two shapes from Poppy card stock, and then die cut the smaller one again from some of the gold card stock, found in the Neutrals Foil Paper Pack.  I also cut a quarter inch strip of gold card stock, using my trimmer. 

I adhered the gold strip to the back of the layered lace piece I created earlier.  Then I adhered the lace piece to a card from made of Black card stock.  I, then, trimmed the excess off of the sides.  Using foam tape, and liquid glue, I adhered the rest of the elements to the card front.  Then, I attached the card front to a white card base made from heavyweight card stock.  



As I said, I'm so excited by this release, and I'm sure you'll see a few more cards from me using it.   Click here to shop the new Concord & 9th release, and be sure to check out the bundles.  

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.

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Happy Birthday Pairings

Hello!

I have a super easy birthday card to share with you today.  There's no stamping, and it's a great way to use little leftover strips of card stock.  I used the Concord & 9th Birthday Perfect Pairings Dies on this card, along with several colors of their card stock.  


I began by attaching 1/4" strips of card stock in 6 shades (Honeysuckle, Oceanside, Grapefruit, Buttercup, Dove, and Aqua Sky) onto a white A2 sized piece of white card stock, that had several pieces of white liner on it (liquid glue would also work, but I find the white liner is less messy, and won't dry out).   Once the panel was covered, I trimmed the overhanging edges of the card stock, and then trimmed the whole panel down to a 4"x5-1/4" size.  

Using the Birthday Perfect Pairings Dies, I die cut the sentiment from black card stock, and the balloons from vellum (out of stock, as of the date of posting, here is a similar substitute).  I layered the die cuts on top of my card front, and attached them using liquid glue.  Then I attached the card front to a white top folding card base, made from heavyweight card stock. 


As a final touch, and to add a bit of sparkle to the card, I coated the sentiment with a bit of Nuvo Shimmer pen in Glitter Gloss. 

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.

**If a particular item I used was out of stock when I was preparing my post, or the item I used was discontinued, I have provided a link to a similar item - that is available - when a substitution would not affect the card design.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Yesterday & Today

Hello!

I went into my craft room the other day, just wanting to play.  I love creating scenes with ink blending,  and I really love finding ways to mix and match my supplies to make a unique new card.  Sometimes you wind up using products that you haven't used in some time, but it's nice to revisit some of those stamps that haven't been loved for a while.  (All of the supplies used in today's card, are listed at the bottom of this post)

I went through all of my stamps and chose the Stay Wild ATS Stamp.  I've had this stamp for years now, and it's perfect for creating more masculine, outdoorsy, type cards.  I stamped the image twice onto  white card stock, using black ink, to create the horizontal scene.  Then I began ink blending  

Ink Blending, Distress Oxide Inks, Stay Wild ATS, Uplifting Thoughts Stamp Set, Corner Sun Stencil

Using some of the smaller Life Changing Blender Brushes, I blended Shabby Shutters, and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide Inks into the landscape portion of the image.  For the water, I blended Speckled Egg, and Stormy Sky Distress Oxide Inks, then used what was left on the brush from the Rustic Wilderness Ink to create the reflections of the trees.  

To create the sky, I blended Scattered Straw, Festive Berries, Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks in a gradient.  I used the Scattered Straw, Festive Berries, and Wilted Violet very lightly in the water portion as well, to add a little of that color to the reflection.  Once I had the gradient how I wanted, I used the negative portion of the Corner Sun Stencil to block off an area, and used what was left on the brush I used in the Festive Berries Ink, to blend outward - this created the distinction of where the sun is at.  Finally, I used the rays portion of the stencil, and daubed White Pigment ink through, using a foam ink blending tool.  

Ink Blending, Distress Oxide Inks, Stay Wild ATS, Uplifting Thoughts Stamp Set, Corner Sun Stencil

I generously powdered the background with my Embossing Magic Bag, and then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the Uplifting Thoughts Stamp Set.  Then, I splattered the sky portion of the background with shimmer.  I used a white gel pen to create some movement in the water, and daubed at the wet ink with my finger to soften the lines slightly.  To bring the moose in the image, a bit more attention, I used a black pen to darken them.  

Finally, I added the card front to a card base made from gray card stock. 

Making this card involved a lot of back and forth deciding what to use to create the scene I envisioned in my head, but I love the final 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.

**If a particular item I used was out of stock when I was preparing my post, or the item I used was discontinued, I have provided a link to a similar item - that is available - when a substitution would not affect the card design.