Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Picket Fence Studios December Release


It's the 14th of the month, and that means it is time for another new release from Picket Fence Studios!  This month, 

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As always, I have multiple cards to share with you today, so lets get right on into it!  

Card #1 | Give from the Heart

The first card I'm sharing today, is actually the last one that I made - I knew I'd want to spend some time coloring this image.  I used the Iconic Beauty Theresa Stamp Set.  I stamped the image in my favorite light ink for no-line coloring, onto the smoother side of watercolor paper.  Then I colored her in using my Polychromos colored pencils.  

I've added a little slide show video, showing the coloring process.  I always get my head in the way, if I try to film the coloring, so this gives you an idea of how it comes together.   

Once the coloring was finished, I stamped and white heat embossed the rose images from the stamp set, before then stamping the sentiment in Black Hybrid Ink.  I used a Life Changing Blender Brush, to blend Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink over the background - being careful to not go over any of the image - and then added the panel to a white card front, using foam tape.  

Card #2 | Free Expression

This card is very simply made.  I stamped the image from the Free Expression Stamp twice.  Once in a pale gray ink, and then I shifted the card panel just slightly before stamping again in Black Hybrid Ink.  I then colored, and shaded, just the eye portion of the image with Polychromos colored pencils.  Once the coloring was finished, I added a few dots to the iris of the eye, using a white gel pen.   

I matted the panel in black card stock, then stamped the sentiment, from the More Fancy Sentiments set, onto another piece of black card stock.  I heat embossed the sentiment in gold, then die cut it using the coordinating dies.  Then I adhered everything to a white card base.  

Card #3 | HB2U

For this third card, I began with a panel of white card stock, which I ink blended, using my Life Changing Blender Brushes, and Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Inks.  Then I die cut the HB2U Word Die from that panel, along with a panel of black card stock.  I layered the two die cuts together - slightly offset - and set them aside.  

Using a die from the Mini Slim Line Double Stitched Rectangles, I die cut a piece of pale gray card stock.  (After the first pass, I lined the die up with the grooves of the stiches, before die cutting the end off, in order to shorten the rectangle shape.)

I laid the Stars Stencil over the top of the gray panel, and spread Sparkle Paper Glitz through the stencil.  I let the panel dry before  adhering the die cuts, and adding the card front to a white card base.  

Card #4 | Pisces Birthday

For this card, I began by stamping the image from the Pisces Girl Stamp Set, in Black Hybrid Ink, and coloring it in using Polychromos colored pencils.  Once she was colored how I wanted, I die cut the image out using the coordinating die.  

While my die machine was out, I also die cut the Slim Line Happy Birthday Word Topper Die from a deep purple card stock.  I stamped the additional sentiment from the Word Die Topper Subtitles stamp set, and heat embossed it in silver.   I then set aside these pieces to work on the background.  

For the background, I took a piece of white card stock, and used my Life Changing Blender Brushes to blend Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Inks  onto the paper.   Then I laid the Slim Line Fish for Infinity Stencil over the top, and blended Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink through.  

I assembled all of the pieces together, and glued them to a white card base.  

Card #5 | Rainbow of Thanks

This card was actually super fun to put together, and you can create a whole set of Thanks cards with the colored die cuts.  I began with the background for this card.  I used the Slim Line Clouds Stencil, and a Life Changing Blender Brush, to blend Stormy Sky Distress Oxide Ink, onto white card stock.  

I then die cut the Slim Line Thanks Word Topper Die  from a rainbow of colored card stock, and a piece of black card stock.  (I did not have the shade of blue that I wanted to use, so I inked a piece of white card stock with Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide ink.)  I was then able to simply snip off the colored letters, and adhere them on top of the letters on the black die cut.  Once that was finished, I added a sentiment from the More Word Topper Subtitles Set, which I white heat embossed.  

Finally, I adhered the pieces together, and trimmed the excess overhang, before attaching them to a white card base.  

That's it for today's cards.  As always, there are other fun new things in the release that I did  not have time to play with.  Be sure to stop over to Picket Fence Studios and take a look at the entire release.   

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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