Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Let the Good Times Roll!

It's Tuesday, so I'm sharing a post over at Topflight Stamps. Not only is it Tuesday. it's Mardi Gras, aka Fat Tuesday. Being a festive sort of person,  I decided to create a little scene with a "Let the Good Times Roll" card with Katzelkraft's fun and fabulous Robots 1 Unmounted Red Rubber Stamp Set and Robot Dog

Here it is!

Topflight Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Cryogen White Curious Metallics Cardstock
Silver Flecked Grey Cardstock from Club Scrap
Black Cardstock by Bazzill Basivs Paper®
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers:
   Dog: E08, E93, E95, E97 Y21, Y23,Y26, Y28, C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG90, BG93
    Robot:
    Bulbs and Glow: Y00, Y11, Y13, Y19
    Verdigris: BG72, BG75
    Rust: E07, YR27
Glaze® 3D Glossy Gel Pen by Sakura
Chalice Silver™ MetallicCardstock from the Neenah Creative Collection™
Time Machine 4 Die by ScrapMan Dies
My stash of previously die-cut gears and screws.
Repositionable Label Paper by Avery® 
P -Touch Label Maker by Brother International Corp.
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi/Ranger Industries

Instructions:
  1. Create a 5" x 7" card from the silver-flecked grey cardstock. Set aside.
  2. Stamp the robot and the dog onto Cryogen cardstock and onto repositonable label paper with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  3. Fussy-cut the label versions and place them over their counterparts on the image panel.
  4. Place the image panel onto the STAY-tion and secure with magnets. Place the magnetic ruler over the bottom part of the panel under the wheels of the robot and dog.
  5. Sponge the light blue ink from the Ombre Prism Ink pad over the masked images and over the top of the ruler.
  6. Use the magnets to secure the stencil over the blue-sponged image panel.
  7. Sponge the same blue ink over the stencil onto the image panel. Remove the stencil.
  8. Move the ruler so that it's covering the top part of the image and sponge Thundercloud ink over the base of the image panel.
  9. Lift the masks and color the images with Copic markers. Retrospectively, I wish I hadn't added the verdigris and rust to the dog and robot. Alas.
  10. Coat the clock, bulbs, the tip of the dogs nose, the goggle lenses, screws, and rivets with several layers of Glaze pen, letting the gel ink dry between each layer. This will create clear dimension and shine on all those elements.
  11. Trim the image panel and mat with black cardstock.
  12. Use the Time Machine die to cut the metallic silver cardstock and adhere to the right side of the card front.
  13. Add different gears atop some of the gears on the Time Machine die-cut.
  14. Adhere the matted image panel as shown.
  15. Use the label printer to create the sentiment and adhere to the card front.
  16. Add some gears to finish the card.
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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Gnome Travel WindowRama Card

Home again. Home again. Jiggedy Jig. Or should that be Gnome again. Gnome again? Yep. I was away on vacation and have returned.

Presenting a WindowRama carad featuring Stampendous' seriously cute Gnome Travels Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set!

Products Used: 
Stampendous Products Used:
Gnome Travels Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set (SSC1343)
WindowRama Baby Card Kit (WR104)
WindowRama Die Set (DCP1012)
Tweet Birdie Die Set (QD5018)
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Products Used:
Antique Linen Tim Holtz® Distress® Ink by Ranger Industries
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Desert Storm Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Uncharted Paper Pack by The Paper Studio
Copic® Markers
  Gnomes' Skin: BV000, E50, e1, E11, E000, R01, R20, R04
  Gnomes" Beards: C3, C1, C0, C00
  Shirt: YR12, YR14, YR27
  Pants/Hat: V17, V28, B01, YG03
  Belt/Boots: E47, E35, E33
  Buckle: Y28, Y26, Y13

Instructions:

  1. Sponge Polka Dot Window Front from the WindowRama Baby Card Kit with Distress Ink. Fold backward along the innermost fold line on both sides.Set aside.
  2. Use WindowRama Die set to die-cut the map patterned paper to form the back of the card. Fold  forward along the innermost fold line on both sides.
  3. Stamp the gnomes onto white cardstock with Memento ink, color, fussy-cut, and edge each image with black marker.
  4. Stamp sentiment onto Desert Storm scrap and die-cut using the speech bubble from the Tweet Birdie Die set.
  5. Adhere the images as shown. You can use tape on the reverse of the images and the speech bubble to make sure they're secure. 
  6. Be absolutely sure that there is no adhesive showing or the gnomes and/or the speech bubble with make the front of the card stick to the back!
  7. Adhere the front of the WindowRama card to the back.
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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Believe

It's Tuesday, so it's time to share a card that I created for Topflight Stamps, featuring the gorgeous Dragon Clear Photopolymer stamp set by Pink Ink Designs. The detail on this stamp set and all of Pink Ink Designs' stamp sets is absolutely incredible. You should check them out!

Here's my card:



Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Cryogen White Curious Metallics Cardstock
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers: 
    Dragon: B63, B66, B69, RV52, RV91, RV93, RV95, BV20, BV23, G21, G24
    Background Dots: B0000,
Glitter Cardstock by DCWV
Commodore Blue Cardstock by My Colors/My Mind's Eye
Vellum by Strathmore®
Believe Die: I don't recall who made this die. Oops.
Make Art STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi/Ranger Industries
Cutterbee® Circle Curvy Cutter™ by EK Success 

Instructions:
  1. Cut the 12x12 piece of blue cardstock in half. Score one of the pieces at 6" and fold to form a 6" square card. Set aside.
  2. Using Memento ink, stamp the image onto Cryogen White Metallic cardstock. Give the ink a few minutes to dry or heat set.
  3. Color the image with Copic markers*. 
  4. Use the Curvy Cutter to cut a 5.75"-ish circle from vellum to create a transparent mask.
  5. Place the vellum sheet over the image panel with the circle opening where you want.
  6.  Secure both the image panel and the vellum with magnets.
  7. Sponge Periwinkle Prism ink over the edge of the circle onto the image panel.
  8. Repeat Step #7 with Dusky Rose Prism ink.
  9. Remove the vellum and reserve for another day.
  10. Trim the image panel to 5 5/8" square.
  11. Use Copic markers to add dots around the dragon.** I actually did this because I had an area where the Copic marker bled a bit and I couldn't fix it. Since it was the last thing I colored on the dragon, I was heck-bent on saving the colored image. I hope I did.
  12. Use Periwinkle ink to stamp the swirl, from the Dragon stamp set, to the right of the dragon's nose.
  13. Use Periwinkle ink to stamp the outline star trio randomly around the edges of the image panel.
  14. Edge the panel with Periwinkle and Dusky Rose ink.
  15. Cut pink glitter cardstock to 5.75" square.
  16. Cut the sentiment from the interior of the square.
  17. Mat the image panel with glitter paper and then adhere the matted image panel to the card.
  18. Adhere the sentiment to finish the card.
* Cryogen White cardstock, when colored with Copic markers or inked with Dye inks, yields a lovely shimmer, which I hope that you can see on the photo. I figured that shimmer was perfect for the dragon!
** I actually used the dotty background thang because I had an area where the Copic marker bled a bit and I couldn't fix it. Since it was the last thing I colored on the dragon, I was heck-bent on saving the colored image. I hope I did. Can you see it?

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Mice Love Chocolate

True fact. Mice do love chocolate. Unfortunately, I discovered when I left Halloween candy overnight, then discovered empty wrappers, mice paw prints, and other (nasty) evidence. Ick. However, Stampendous' new House-Mouse Designs® Chocolate Dip rubber stamp is absolutely adorable.


Products Used:
Stampendous Products Used:
House-Mouse Designs® Chocolate Dip Stamp (HMV40)
Fitted Frames A Cutting Dies Set (DCP1005)
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Bitter Chocolate Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Bittersweet 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad by Basic Grey®
Copic® Markers:
   Mouse Skin: BV000, R000, E50, E51,
   Mouse Cheeks: R20
   Mouse Nose: R21
   Mouse Fur: E31, E33, E35, E47
   Chocolate Mouse: E49, E70, E71, E74, E79
   Chocolate in Jar: E49, E70, E71, E74, E79
   Jar Label: RV32, RV34
   Jar: BG000, BG90, BG93
Brown and Aqua Triplus® Fineliner by Staedtler
Ground Espresso Tim Holtz® Distress® Ink by Ranger Industries

Instructions:
  1. Cut 12x12 brown cardstock in half, score, and fold to form a 6" square card. Set aside.
  2. Cut patterned paper to 5.75" square to form the card front. 
  3. Use one of the dies from the Fitted frames Cutting Die Set to cut a window in the patterned paper.
  4. Edge the opening and the edges with Distress ink.
  5. Use a smaller die to cut a window in the other side of the brown cardstock.
  6. Adhere the brown cardstock behind the opening in the patterned paper.
  7. Use Memento ink to stamp the image.
  8. Color with Copic markers.
  9. Frame the image panel with opening in the matted patterned paper card front.
  10. Adhere the card front to the brown card.
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Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day!

In honor of Valentine's Day and since I can't seem to remember whether or not I shared these canvases that were published in Just Steampunk, Volume 10, I figured I'd share them again. Sadly, I will not be able to share instructions with you. Bummer!

Using The Heart Has Its Reasons Cling Stamp by Carabelle Studio

Using Time for Love Rubber Stamp by Stampendous®


Supplies:
The Heart Has Its Reasons by Carabelle Studio
Time for Love by Stampendous®
Tuxedo Black Memento™ ink by Tsukineko®
Onyx Black VersaFine™ ink by Tsukineko®
Clear Detail Embossing Powder by Stampendous®
Copic® Markers
Black Pitt Artist Pen by Faber Castell
Clear Glaze® 3D Glossy Gel Pen by Sakura
Solar White Classic Crest® White cardstock by Neenah Papers
Medium Steampunk Pipes Die Set by Memory Box
Metal Grid Background Dinky Stencil by That's Crafty
Primary Cyan, Primary Magenta, Quinacridone Red, Metallic Silver, Carbon Black, Payne's Grey, Quinacridone Gold, and Transparent Yellow Oxide Media® Fluid Acrylic paints by DecoArt®
Black Media® Gesso by DecoArt®
Black Media® Modeling Paste by DecoArt®
Media® Matte Medium by DecoArt®
Media® Liquid Glass by DecoArt®
6" Square Canvas from AC Moore
Words Remnant Rubs by Tim Holtz® Idea-ology/Advantus

Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Heart Canvas

It's Tuesday, which means that I'm sharing a post over at Topflight Stamps! This week my teammates and I are showcasing products from PaperArtsy, who has long been one of my favorite companies. When you have time this week, you should pop over to Topflight Stamps' blog to check out my teammates artwork!

This canvas will join two other 6x6 Steampunk Heart canvases, that I don't think I ever shared on my blog because they were published a few years ago in Just Steampunk 10. I think I might share them later this week.

Here's the front view of my Steampunk Heart canvas:

Here's the side view:


Topflight Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:
6x6 Box Canvas
Media® Matte Medium by DecoArt®
Black Media® Gesso by DecoArt®
Titanium White, Translucent White, Cerulean, Quinacridone Magenta, Metallic Silver, and Metallic Gold Media® Fluid Acrylic (MFA) paints by DecoArt®
Silver Dazzling Metallics® Acrylic paint by DecoArt®
Jet Black, Watering Can, and French Ultramarine Archival™ Ink by Ranger Industries
Long John Sliver Moon Shadow Mist by Lindy's® Gang
Brusched Nickel Glitz Spritz by Lindy's® Gang
Classic, Ruby, and Pewter Treasure Gold by PaperArtsy
Cryogen White Curious Metallics Cardstock
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers: R27, R39, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28, C07y, YR24, YR27, C1, C2, C4, B32, B34, B37, N7
Clear Glaze® 3D Glossy Gel Pen by Sakura
On Point Glue by Imagine®
3D Foam Adhesive Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives® by 3L
Micro Adhesive Dots by Scrapbook Adhesives® by 3L
Broken Guitar Strings from my husband

Instructions:

  1. Brush black Gesso over the front, sides, and back of the canvas. Let dry.
  2. Brush Gold and Silver MFA paint randomly over the front and sides of the canvas. Let dry.
  3. Randomly add the Silver Dazzling Metallic paint to the canvas. Let dry.
  4. Mix Translucent White with Cerulean MFA paint, spritz with water to thin it, and apply wash over the canvas. 
  5. Mix Translucent White with Quinacridone Magenta MFA paint, spritz with water to thin it, and randomly apply streaks to the canvas.
  6. Repeat Steps #2 to #5 until you are happy with the canvas' appearance.
  7. Heat set, which will make some of the paint bubble, which will add texture and interest.
  8. Coat the canvas with a layer of Media Matte Medium. heat set.
  9. Use Jet Black Archival ink to add the heart/vine border to the top of the canvas.
  10. Apply a layer of Media Matte Medium to the canvas and heat set.
  11. Place the Microchip stencil on the canvas and sponge Watering Can and French Ultramarine ink over the stencil. Remove the stencil. Heat set.
  12. Apply a layer of Media Matte Medium to the canvas and heat set.
  13. Spray Long John Silver Moon Shadow Mist over the canvas. Let the spray pool and drip down the edges. Heat set.
  14. Spray Brushed Nickel Glitz Spritz over the canvas. Let the spray pool and drip down the edges. Heat set.
  15. Repeat Steps #13 and #14 until you are happy with the canvas. Heat set.
  16. Using a q-tip, apply Treasure Gold or other sparkly wax product to the areas of the canvas where the paint bubbled.
  17. Using Tuxedo Black, stamp the hearts, butterflies, heart border, key, and sentiment onto Cryogen White cardstock, which is shimmery. Fussy-cut all the images, color with Copic markers, and edge them with a dark marker to avoid those nasty white edges. 
  18. Adhere the colored hearts to the canvas and the hearts onto the stamped border using On Point Glue or other good quick drying transparent glue.
  19. Trim the ends of two guitar strings. Adhere to the back of the butterfly's head using Micro Adhesive Dots.
  20. Use 3D Foam Adhesive Squares to adhere the butterfly as shown.
  21. Adhere the sentiment to the key, then use 3D Foam Adhesive Squares to add the sentiment/key element to the canvas.
  22. Apply several layers of  Clear Glaze 3D Glossy Gel Pen to the screws and rivets on the hearts and butterfly and the clock hands on one of the hearts.
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I shall enter this canvas into the following challenges:

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Rocking Cat

The weather has been decidedly odd here in New Jersey. The temperatures have ranged from the teens to the mid-fifties. This card, with Stampendous' new Cat in Rocker Rubber Stamp, reminds me that spring is coming soonish.


Products Used:
Stampendous Products Used:
Cat in Rocker Rubber Stamp (P344)
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Navy Cardstock
SoholGarden 6x6 Patterned Paper pad by American Crafts™
Checked Patterned Paper from the Domestic Goddess Collection by Graphic 45®
Copic® Markers:
   Chair: B34, B37, B39
   Blanket: Y000, Y00, Y11, Y13, BV0000
   Cushion and Pillow: G0, G02, G03, B32
   Cat: YR20, YR21, RV10
   Plant: Y11, Y13, Y15, G03, G5, G07, G16
   Planter: E04, E93, E95, E99
Tim Holtz® Stitched Rectangles Thinlits™ Alterations Die Set by Sizzix®
Faded Jeans Tim Holtz® Distress® Ink by Ranger Industries

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 85" x 11" navy cardstock in half. Score and fold one piece to form an A2 card. Set the card and the extra piece aside.
  2. Using Memento ink, stamp the image onto white cardstock and color with Copic markers.
  3. Using one of the dies from the Stitched Rectangles die set, cut the image panel.
  4. Cut a piece of flowered patterned paper to 4" x 5.25" to form the card front. 
  5. Edge with Distress ink.
  6. Cut a piece of checkered patterned paper, edge with Distress ink, and adhere to the card front.
  7. Adhere the image panel onto the card front as shown.
  8. Adhere the card front to the card.
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