Sunday, August 14, 2022

Picket Fence Studios August Release

Hello!

It's the 14th of the month, and time for another release from Picket Fence Studios.  I'm going to give you a peek at the entire release, and then I have two card using new products to share with you.  

August 2022 Release

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The new Animal Crackers Christmas stamps are so adorable!  I absolutely loved this Christmas Hello version.  I colored the stamped image with Copic markers, including the sky background.  I added snow with a white gel pen.  I added a shaker frame filled with White Shaker Garnish as "snow" and a white heat embossed sentiment from the Inside Quotes: Christmas set.  




This card is so simple and pretty.  I stamped and colored the images from the Build Me a Gingerbread House Stamp Set.  Then I die cut them using the coordinating dies.  I mixed a couple of Paper Glazes, and thinned it down a bit.  Then I used the tip of a spatula to spread it on in the areas that should be iced.  Once dry I layered the pieces with die cuts from the 5x7 Double Stitched Rectangles.  



Be sure to check out the full release from Picket Fence Studios. 

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Supplies Used:

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Friday, July 22, 2022

Two times the Thx | Create two easy cards at once

Hello!

Today, I have a two-for-one card design to share with you.  These easy cards came together really quickly and easily, and are a fun, colorful, way to say thanks.  


I began this card the night before, by spreading a thin layer of Black Rainbow Paper Glitz over a panel of black card stock.    I laid the panel on a flat surface for the night, and came back to it the following morning (the Glitz did not need the entire night to dry, however, as I knew I'd be die cutting this panel, I wanted to be sure it was completely dry so my die cut edges stayed clean).  I die cut the Thx Word Die from the panel, and made sure to save the interior pieces of the die cut.  

On two panels of Bristol card, I used my Life Changing Blender Brushes to blend a rainbow with Abandoned Coral, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks.  For variation, I blended one panel from the left corner down, and the other from the right corner down.  I wanted to add just a little more interest to the panel that would have the die cut on it, so I topped it with the Tile Montage Stencil, and added Crackling Campfire, Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Inks on top of the previous blending.  


I trimmed the ink blended panels down to 4"x 5.25", and adhered them to the card bases.  Then I adhered the die cut to the stenciled panel, and the negative - including the interior pieces - to the plain ink blended panel.  I heat embossed a sentiment from the Swanky Friendship Sentiments Set, in white onto another piece of black card stock, and die cut them with the coordinating dies.  I then adhered them onto the card fronts. 


As a final touch, I added Green Fairy Sequin Mix to the card with the die cut negative, and Iridescent Moonshine Sequins to the stenciled card.   


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Supplies Used:

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

July 2022 Release for Picket Fence Studios

Hello!

The latest release from Picket Fence Studios is here!  This month is full of fall goodness - including three new shades of the sparkly Paper Glaze Luxe.  You can find the latest release here, in the shop.  As always I have a few of cards to share with you today, showcasing some of the new products.  I got a little obsessed with one of the stamp sets, so today is all about the Sunflowers! 


This card was all about the layering!  I started by stamping the A Sunflower stamp set in a light ink for no-line coloring.  Then I colored it up with my Polychromos pencils.   I die cut the image using the coordinating die, and used the sentiment die from the set to cut dark brown card stock three times.  


I also die cut the More Ash Leaves, More Maple Leaves, and More Oak Leaves dies from multiple colors of card stock.  I placed them behind the sunflower on a card front to figure out my layout, then adhered small bundles together.  Then, using my fingertip, I brushed some of the gold color Paper Glaze from the Santa's Favorite Colors Ombré set onto the leaves.  

I adhered the multiple die cuts of the sentiment together, then spread a thin cover of the Paper Glitz: Pecan Pie Filling over another piece of card stock.  Once that was dry, I die cut the sentiment one more time, and adhered that to the stacked die cuts.  


For the card background, I laid the Shadow of Leave 6x6 stencil over kraft card stock, and used a Life Changing Blender Brush to add a bit of Forest Moss Distress Oxide Ink through the stencil.  Then I used a Mixed Media Spatula, to add a few random small dabs of the gold Paper Glaze I used on the leaves.  I pulled the stencil off, and allowed the background to dry.  


I assembled the card together, and attached it to a white card base.  Then, I finished it off by adding gems from the Sands of Time Gem Mix randomly to the card.  

For the second card today, I started by stamping the Forever Sunflower Seeds stamp over kraft card stock.  This stamp is a repeating stamp, so you can line it up and stamp it to create the size background you need.  Once it was stamped, I used a white colored pencil to color a highlight onto each of the seeds - which goes really quickly!  
 


I stamped a few of the A Sunflower images onto yellow card stock, using kraft colored ink.  I die cut them with the coordinating die.  Using a Life Changing Blender Brush, I added Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Ink to the center of the flowers.  Then, I added a little water to small amounts of the new Paper Glaze Luxe Coffee Beans, and Paper Glaze Luxe Aztec Sunflower, and then watercolored over the top of the flowers with the two colors.  This added a really sparkly layer to the flowers.  

I prepared the sentiment by putting the stamp, from the Fancy Autumn Sentiments Set, in my MISTI.  I inked the top half of the stamp with Crackling Campfire Distress Ink, then inked the bottom half with Ground Espresso Distress Ink.  I stamped the sentiment, then reinked the stamp and stamped again.  The moisture in the ink blended the colors together.  I then die cut the sentiment using the coordinating die.  


The card front was assembled and added to a card base.  Then I used a few of the embellishments in the Fall Flowers Sequin Plus Mix to finish the card.  

Be sure to join us this week for the 7 in 7 event.  7 in 7 is a series of live videos, in the PFS Community Group on Facebook, where different designers walk you through projects they created using the new products.  We begin each month with a review of all the new items by the owner of Picket Fence Studios, Nicole Petersen.   I will be teaching a class on July 19th with the card shown below.  Join me to see this pretty fall card come together.  



Don't miss out on a thing in the latest release!  I'll be back soon with more fun cards featuring these new products.  


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, June 28, 2022

Flying Pigs

Hello!

I have two cards to share with you today.  Both use the the stamp set, When Birthday Pigs Fly.  


This first card is oh so simple!  I stamped the adorable piggies from the stamp set in Black Hybrid Ink, then colored them in with my Prismacolor pencils.  I cut them out, then colored the edges to match the ink I was using on the background. 

For the simple background, I ink blended Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Inks through one of the openings of the Water Coloring Scene Building Stencil, using a Life Change Blender Brush.  I sprinkled just a bit of water on that, and let it dry, before heat embossing the sentiment from the stamp set.  Then I adhered the little piggies, and added the card front to a white card base.  



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The second card again started with an adorable pig from the stamp set, stamped in Black Hybrid Ink, then colored them in with my Prismacolor pencils.  I die cut the image with the coordinating die, then set it aside.  Then, on a white panel, I inked in some clouds, using the Slim Line Cloud Coverage Stencil, and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink.  I then set this background aside.  



I die cut the new Slim Line You Deserve to be Spoiled Word Die from blue card stock, and the Hey You Word Die from yellow card stock.  I added the "you" from the second die in place of the "you" on the first die, and adhered the sentiment to my background, wrapping the tail of the "y" around some of the letters, by cutting it apart, and gluing the ends underneath.  

I then laid the Corner Sun Stencil so the sun was over the "you", and ink blended through that onto the background and die cut words, using Scattered Straw Distress Oxide Ink.    I stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment from the stamp set onto vellum, and laid that over the die cut words, then adhered the pig with a bit of foam tape.  


I then adhered the card front to a white card base, using more of the foam.  

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.