Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Throw Kindness Slimline Card

Here's a slimline card created with Stampendous!® Slim Cling Feathers Rubber Stamp and a sentiment from the Laugh Every Day Perfectly Clear® Stamp Set.


Stampendous!® Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Yellow Cardstock
Kiwi Double Dot Patterned Paper by BoBunny Press®
Copic® Markers: B21, B23, B24, B26, B28, BG45, G03, G17, YG05, YG93, Y00, Y02, Y23, Y26, Y28

Instructions:
  1. Cut patterned paper to 8" x 8.5". Score at 4" and fold to form a 4" x 8.5" card.
  2. Use Memento ink to stamp image onto Mixed Media White Paper.
  3. Color the image with Copic markers.
  4. Trim the image panel to 3.75" x 8".
  5. Cut yellow cardstock to 3.875" x 8.125"
  6. Mat the image panel with yellow cardstock.
  7. Adhere the matted image panel to the card.
  8. Use VersaFine ink to stamp the sentiment.
  9. Cut the sentiment with the circle die from the Pop Frames Die Set.
  10. Cut yellow cardstock with the flower die from the Pop Frames Die Set.
  11. Adhere the sentiment circle onto the yellow flower die-cut.
  12. Adhere the matted sentiment as shown to finish the card.
Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Purrfect!

It's Tuesday which means it's my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps I was feeling a bit overwhelmed when a project totally went south twice, so I fell back on the tried and true adage, "When in doubt, CAT using a variety of stamps, stencils, and ink."

So here's my card.


Topflight Stamps Products:

PSA: There are lots of fantastic new products at Topflight Stamps, so you should definitely click on over there after reading my instructions. especially since there are loads of new goodies.
BTW, if you'd like to get 12% off your order at Topflight Stamps use THIS LINK!


Other Products:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Greyish/Lavenderish Speckled Cardstock
Tuxedo Black, Angel Pink, and Lulu Lavender Memento™ Inks by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers: C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, RV91, V91, V93
Grid of Hearts stencil by Alexandra Renke
Pawprint Patterned Paper from the Kitten Smitten 6x6 Pad by Doodlebug Design Inc.™
Repositionable Label Paper by Avery®
Stamping Platform
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Flag Cutting Die: Source Unknown

Instructions:
  1. Use magnets to secure white cardstock to the stamping platform. Place the tee-shirt from the Nothing to Wear Stamp Set facedown onto the cardstock.
  2. Press the platform lid onto the back of the stamp, lift, ink the stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, and stamp.
  3. Remove the tee-shirt stamp and clean.
  4. Choose one of the adorable cats from the Tall Cats Clear Stamp Set #463 by Janet Klein for AALL and Create.
  5. Place the cat stamp facedown onto the tee-shirt image as desired.
  6. Press the platform lid onto the back of the stamp, lift, ink the stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, and stamp the cat onto the tee-shirt on the image panel and onto a piece of repositionable label paper
  7. Fussy-cut the label paper cat and place it onto its counterpart on the image panel to serve as a mask.
  8. Sponge or brush Angel Pink and Lulu Lavender Memento inks over the cat mask onto the tee shirt.
  9. Use magnets to secure the Grid of Hearts stencil onto the image panel, then brush the same colors of Memento ink over the stencil.
  10. Remove the stencil, lift the mask, and use Copic markers to color the cat and to add some shading to the tee shirt.
  11. Remove the image panel from the stamping platform and fussy-cut the tee-shirt.
  12. Edge the tee-shirt with a dark marker and set aside.
  13. Brush a piece of 4" x 5.25" white cardstock with Periwinkle Prism Ink and heat set. This will become the background panel.
  14. Use magnets to secure the Time Tunnel Stencil over the background panel onto the STAY-tion.
  15. Brush Angel Pink and Lulu Lavender inks over the Time Tunnel Stencil onto the background panel.
  16. Use Onyx Black VersaFine Ink to stamp "Purrfect" from the Felines Clear Stamp Set #408 by Janet Klein onto pawprint patterned paper
  17. Use a small flag cutting die to cut the sentiment, then brush the edges and the die-cut with Angel Pink Memento Ink.
  18. Adhere the background panel to a greyish/lavender A2 card.
  19. Adhere the tee-shirt and the sentiment die-cut to finish the card.
Thanks for visiting today!


Friday, June 11, 2021

Topflight Stamps Summer Blog Hop!


Come celebrate summertime with Topflight Stamps! I’ve teamed up with some great designers to showcase summer cards using the unique products available at Topflight Stamps! Please hop along with us for a chance to win!

Of course it wouldn’t be a celebration without prizes! Topflight Stamps is giving one lucky winner a $50 Gift Certificate to the store. Comment on every stop on the hop by June 18th. Winners will be announced on the Topflight Stamps blog on June 20th! Good Luck!

You should have arrived here from Natasha Vacca’s blog where I'm sure you saw something fabulous.

Here's my slimline card featuring the Marlene's World Happy Holiday Clear Stamp Set by Studio Light.


Topflight Stamps Products:
Washi Tape #6 by Autour de Mwa for AALL and Create

PSA: There are lots of fantastic new products at Topflight Stamps, so you should definitely click on over there after reading my instructions. especially since there are loads of new goodies.
BTW, if you'd like to get 12% off your order at Topflight Stamps use THIS LINK!

Other Products:
140 lb. Mixed Media Paper by Strathmore®
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers: BG45, BG53, BG57, B000, B60, B63, B66, RV52, RV63, RV91, YR31, YR61, YR65, YR68, E23, E24, E35, E44, YG17, T0, T1, T3, N5
Blue, Pink, and Black Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Stamping Platform
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink.
Occasions Chit-Chat Idea-ology® Stickers by Tim Holtz® for Advantus

Now that you’ve seen my piece, the next stop is Cornelia Wenokor’s blog where you'll definitely be wowed!

Instructions:
  1. Cut blue cardstock to 8.5" x 8.25". Score at 4.125" and fold to make a slimline card. Set aside.
  2. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the camper and the van onto Solar White cardstock.
  3. Fussy-cut, color with Copic markers, and edge with a black marker. Set aside.
  4. Trace the rolling hills from the Acetate Hills Masks/Stencil set onto a scrap of cardstock and fussy-cut.
  5. Cut a piece of 9" x 12" Mixed Media paper to 4.5".
  6. Place the rolling hills Acetate Mask on the base of the mixed media paper using magnets to secure both to the STAY-tion.
  7. Sponge or brush Periwinkle Prism ink over the mask onto the top part of the image panel to create the sky.
  8. Position the fussy-cut scrap paper mask over the sky part of the image panel secured with magnets. 
  9. Sponge or brush three colors of green Prism ink to create the grassy rolling hills.
  10. Put a strip of the Washi tape onto a self healing or glass mat. Use an exacto knife to cut away the top part of the tape.
  11. My ink was still damp, so I used some Premium Craft Glue along the bottom edge, then adhered the Washi tape over it, which securely glued it where desired.
  12. Use the second largest die from the Essential Rectangles Slimline die to cut the image panel, including the Washi tape.
  13. Use magnets to secure the image panel die-cut to the base of a stamping platform and position the van and the camper facedown on the image panel. Press the lid of the platform onto the back of the stamps and lift the lid.
  14. Use Onyx Black VersaFine Ink to ink the stamps. Stamp onto the image panel, then heat set.
  15. Adhere the colored fussy-cut van and camper onto their counterparts on the image panel.
  16. Use the largest die from the Decorative Squared Rectangles Slimline die to cut black cardstock. 
  17. Trim pink cardstock to the same size as the interior squares and adhere to the back of the black die.
  18. Adhere the pink/black die-cut to the front of the blue card.
  19. Adhere the image panel as shown.
  20. Adhere the sentiment to complete the card.
Remember to visit  Cornelia Wenokor’s blog next. 

Be sure to comment on each stop of the hop for a chance to win!

Here's the blog list. If you get lost, you can always pop over to Topflight Stamps Blog to get back on the blog path again!

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Escape!

It's Tuesday which means it's my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps.




Topflight Stamps Products Used:

PSA: There are lots of fantastic new products at Topflight Stamps, so you should definitely click on over there after reading my instructions. especially since there are loads of new goodies.
BTW, if you'd like to get 12% off your order at Topflight Stamps use THIS LINK!

Other Products Used:
Watercolor Paper by Strathmore®
Jet Black Archival™ Ink by Ranger Ink
Deep Red, Scarlet Red, Oatmeal, Persian Green, Prussian Blue, Dark Brown Zig® Clean Color Real Brush Pens by Kuretake
Ivory Black, Raw Sienna, Brown Ochre, Golden Brown, and Terracotta Watercolour Pencils by Derwent
Yellow Ochre, Brown Ochre, Brick Red, Red, Teal, and French Blue Kimberly Watercolor Pencils by General's® Pencils
Yellow and blue cardstock
Charms from my stash
Stamping Platform
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
.1 Black Multiliner by Copic®
Needle and Black Thread

Notes and Instructions:
I haven't played around with watercolors in ages, so I decided to get out my watercolor pencils and use them with Brusho Crystal Colors and Elements Dye Ink Pads by Lavinia Stamps.

I first chose the colors I wanted to use to color the image. I added water to four little containers, then shook a small amount of Turquoise, Cobalt Blue, Crimson, Sea Green Brusho Crystal Colors into each container. The more crystals you use the deeper the color. 
  1. Use a stamping platform and Jet Black Archival ink to stamp the image onto watercolor paper.  Re-ink and stamp if needed .
  2. Brush diluted Cobalt Blue Brusho Crystal Color to create the sky around the boat. 
  3. Press the lid of the Sahara Elements Dye Ink Pad into the pad, use a wet paint brush to pick up the ink on the lid, and paint the "sand" under the boat. 
  4. Use watercolor pencils to lightly color the boat, sea, tidal pools, and the background. then blend using a waterpen or a paint brush and diluted Brushos to blend. You can always deepen the color by lightly touching the tip of the watercolor pencil with a wet waterpen or brush. Similarly, you can lighten the color by using plain water on your brush and/or dabbing the color away with a clean paper towel.
  5. Use Mermaid Elements Dye Ink to deepen the color of the tidal pools if desired.
  6. Score around the image, then tear along the score lines.
  7. Further distress the edges with scissor blade. 
  8. Mat the image panel with red cardstock and set aside.
  9. Use magnets to secure yellow cardstock and the Marlene's World Stencil/Mask BM16 to the STAY-tion.
  10. Brush Sahara Elements Dye Ink over the stencil onto the yellow cardstock.
  11. Trim the stenciled yellow cardstock to 4.75" x 6.75", and edged with the same ink.
  12. Adhere the image panel to the stenciled background paper.
  13. Use a fine point pen to extend the anchor rope.
  14. Use black thread and a needle to attach the anchor and compass charms to the card front.
  15. Adhere the cardfront to a 5" x 7" blue card.
Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, June 6, 2021

House-Mouse Designs Cool Treat Shaker Card

 It's hecka hot here in New Jersey. It's too hot to be outside unless you have a cool treat like these critters.

Here's my card with the House-Mouse Designs® Cool Treat Rubber Stamp by Stampendous!®


Stampendous!® Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Kraft Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Rockin' Patterned Paper from the About a Boy Collection by Fancy Pants Designs™
Alphanumeric Thinlits™ Dies by Tim Holtz® for Sizzix®
Copic® Markers:
   Mouse Faces, Paws, and Tails: BV0000, BV000, E51, E50, R000, R22, RV91
   Mouse Tongue: E04, RV42
   Fur: W3, W4, W5, W7;  E23, E25, E37;  E33, E35, E44
   Popsicle: Y04, Y0g, Y19; YR04, YR07
   Popsicle Stick: E21, W1
   Rocks: T1, T2, T3, T4, E71, E93, BG90
   Plants: YG05, YG17, YG25, G14
Yellow and Orange Microbeads
Citrine Sparkle Blends by Doodles Paper Playground
Citrus Twist Sprinkles by Kat Scrappiness
Brushed Corduroy Distress® Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
Crafty Foam Tape Black by Scrapbook Adhesives® by 3L
Essential Adhesive Sheets by Sizzix®
Clear Acrylic* I usually use packaging for this!

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 8.5" x 11" Kraft cardstock to 9" x 8". Score at 4" and fold to form card base. Set aside.
  2. Stamp Cool Treat onto Mixed Media White Paper with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  3. Use Copic markers to color scene.
  4. Use a die from the A2 Layers Die Set to cut the image panel. 
  5. Edge with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink.
  6. Use a die from the A2 Layers Die Set to cut patterned paper and the next largest die to cut Kraft cardstock.
  7. Edge the patterned paper die-cut with Distress ink.
  8. Double mat the image panel and set aside.
  9. Cut a piece of polka-dot patterned paper to 8.75" x 3.75" and edge with Distress ink. This will become the card front.
  10. Place the letters for "Sweet" onto an Essential Adhesive Sheet being sure to place them so they will read correctly when reversed.
  11. Place the sheet over the patterned paper and run through a die-cut machine. Reserve the die-cut letters if desired.
  12. Flip the patterned paper to create the aperture for the shaker.
  13. Adhere a piece of clear acrylic to the back of the patterned paper covering the letters.
  14. Frame the word with foam tape.
  15. Add shaker contents to the well formed by the foam tape.
  16. Remove the backing from the foam tape and adhere a small piece of kraft cardstock cut big enough to cover the word.
  17. Adhere the matted image panel to the card front.
  18. Adhere the card front to the card.
Thanks for visiting today!


Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Star Shine with AALL & Create!

It's Tuesday which means it's my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps. This week my teammates and I are showcasing products by AALL and Create. I recently realized that most of my backgrounds are blue and fairly orderly. I decided that I'd try something different this week.



Topflight Stamps Products Used: 
Washi Tape #6  by Autour de Mwa for AALL and Create

PSA: There are lots of fantastic new products at Topflight Stamps, so you should definitely click on over there after reading my instructions. especially since there are loads of new goodies.
BTW, if you'd like to get 12% off your order at Topflight Stamps use THIS LINK!


Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
140 Lb. Mixed Media Paper by Strathmore®
Black Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper Company®
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Bubblegum and Limelight Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paints by PaperArtsy
Charming Pink and Verdant VersaFine Clair™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Buttercup, Pink Peony, Magenta Hue, and Jet Black Archival™ Ink by Ranger Ink
Copic® Markers: 
   Skin: BV0000, BV000, E50, E21, E11, E00
   Cheeks: R20
   Lips: E04, R22
   Hair: Y26, Y23, Y11
   Dresses: RV52, RV63, RV93; B60, B63
Clear and Rose Stardust® Glitter Gel Pens by Sakura® of America
Black Soot Distress® Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform

Instructions:
  1. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp both Marilyn images onto white cardstock
  2. Color the Marilyns with Copic markers, fussy-cut them, and edge them with a dark marker. Set them aside while you create a background for them. Don't worry that they'll be bored. They have each other for company.
  3. Use a brayer to apply HaystackPeach Nectar,  and Taro Milk Tea Fresco Finish Chalk Paints, which are all lighter opaque colors, onto a 9" x 12" piece of heavy cardstock. 
  4. Use make-up blending foams to apply Banana,Tango,  and Bougainvillea Fresco Finish Chalk Paint overtop. 
  5. Use Charming Pink VersaFine Clair ink to stamp Reverse Stars Clear Stamp Set #485 repeatedly over the image panel, then heat set. 
  6. Use Verdant VersaFine Clair ink to stamp Newsprint Numbers Clear Stamp Set #434 randomly onto the panel. Heat set. 
  7. Cut the background panel in half. Reserve the other half for another day.
  8. Use magnets to secure the background panel to the STAY-tion.
  9. Release your inner control freak and determine the center of the panel. Align the largest star on the  the Smitten with Stars Stencil #121 with this point and use more magnets to secure the stencil to the background panel. 
  10. Use Post-It Notes or scrap paper to cover everything but that star!
  11. Brush Buttercup, Pink Peony, and Magenta Hue Archival Inks over the star.
  12. Remove the stencil and heat set.
  13. Use magnets to adhere the image panel to the base of the stamping platform. 
  14. Position the sentiment stamp from the Marilyn Clear Stamp Set #475 facedown on the star. 
  15. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp, lift the lid, and ink the stamp with Onyx Black VersaFine ink. Stamp. Repeat inking and stamping if necessary. 
  16. Remove the panel from the stamp platform and heat set the sentiment.
  17. Adhere the Marilyns as desired and add two pieces of Washi Tape #6 to ground them. 
  18. Edge the image panel with black Archival ink and adhere it to a black A6 card.
*Note:  In an effort to embrace imprecision and uncertainty, I (mostly) put aside my stamping platform and acrylic blocks while stamping on the background. Instead, I placed the stamp onto the palm of my hand, inked the stamp, and randomly stamped. I was pleased to discover that the stamp stuck to my hand and that I'd get various looks by applying different amounts of pressure to the stamp while inking and stamping. Cool!

Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Fairy Flower Card

It's Tuesday which means it's my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps. This week my TFS teammates and I are showcasing products by Indigo Blu.




Topflight Stamps Products Used:

PSA: There are lots of fantastic new products at Topflight Stamps, so you should definitely click on over there after reading my instructions. especially since there are loads of new goodies. 
BTW, if you'd like to get 12% off your order at Topflight Stamps use THIS LINK!

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
140 Lb. Mixed Media Paper by Strathmore®
Black Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper Company®
New Canvas Palette™ Ink by Stewart Superior
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers: B21, B63, B66, B69, V04, V06, V91, V93, YG01, YG03, YG45, YG67, G21, G24, RV55, RV63
Black and Rose Stardust® Glitter Gel Pens by Sakura® of America
Black Soot Distress® Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform
Oval Frame A2 Card Die, Source Unknown
Speedball Brayer

Instructions:
  1. Randomly apply small dots of CloudyPool, Globe Thistle, and Lilac Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paints onto a 5 x 7 Gel Press
  2. Use wide brayer to spread and blend the paint on the Gel Press.
  3. Smooth heavyweight mixed media paper onto the Gel Press and pull a print. Repeat this process until you have the coverage and color blend you want.
  4. Cut the painted mixed media paper and black cardstock with the Oval Frame A2 card die. You will end up with an A2 card front, a matting oval, and the center oval.
  5. Set aside the center oval and the black oval frame.
  6. Brush white hybrid ink over the Dote on Diamonds Stencil #119  onto the painted card front and heat set.
  7. Edge the card front with Black Soot Distress ink.
  8. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the flowers from the Faerie Flora Cling Stamp set onto Neenah cardstock, fussy-cut the flowers, color with Copic markers, and edge with dark markers. 
  9. Use magnets to secure the reserved painted oval onto the base of a stamping platform.
  10. One by one, position the flower stamps face down onto the the painted oval, press the lid of the platform onto the stamp, lift the lid, ink the stamp with VersaFine ink, and stamp. 
  11. Clean the stamp and repeat until you have three flowers stamped onto the painted oval. It's okay that the stamped images overlap as you will be securing their colored, fussy-cut images over them.
  12. Heat set the oval.
  13. Use the Black Stardust Glitter pen to go over the tendrils of the flowers.
  14. Use the Rose Stardust Glitter pen to add a touch of glittery pink to the ends of the tendrils on the center flower.
  15. Adhere the stamped, colored, and fussy-cut flowers to their counterparts on the oval. Trim the stems if they are overlapping the edge of the oval.
  16. Use Black Soot Distress Ink to edge the oval.
  17. Adhere the stenciled card front  to a black A2 card. 
  18. Adhere the reserved black oval die-cut mat 
  19. Adhere the flower bedecked oval die-cut in the center of the oval frame to finish the card. 
Thanks for visiting today!

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Shenanigans!

I know it's Saturday, but I'm sharing a card created for  But first, I want to remind you that Topflight Stamps is holding a Moving Sale, so you really ought to pop over there right now to check out all the wonderful products that you can get! Think of it as your good deed for the day. You'll help the store by lessening the amount of stuff that needs to be moved. So it'll be a win for you and a win for Topflight Stamps!


Time to move onto my card. As you might now, I'm a crazy cat lady, What you don't know is that I have a bit of a mouse problem. They get into the house, the cats hunt them, play with them, and I end up having to deal with the result. So, when I saw the Playing Cat and Mouse Clear Set by The Card Hut,  I had to have it. It has cats. It has mice. It has mice turning the tables on the cat. Brilliant!

Here's my card, that I'll likely sent to a fellow cat lady. 


Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Grey and Taupe Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers: E50, E51, E70, E71, E74, R01, R30, R32, C0, C1, C2, C3, YG01, YG03, YG05, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG41, YG45, B00, B12
Pastel Pearlescent Palette Chalk by Pebbles
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform

Instructions:
  1. Select the cat and mice stamps you want to use. I chose the mice with the hose and the wettest looking cat. 
  2. Use magnets to secure white cardstock to the base of the stamp platform.
  3. Position the cat and mice stamps facedown onto the cardstock. Press the platform lid onto the back of the stamps, Lift the lid.
  4. Ink the stamps with Memento ink and stamp. Repeat if necessary for a good impression.
  5. Color the mice, cat, and grass with Copic markers. 
  6. Use palette chalk to add the sky.
  7. Use the smaller of the two frames included in the Scalloped Rectangles Frame Die Set to cut taupe cardstock.
  8. Adhere the frame over the image panel and set aside.
  9. Secure a piece of grey cardstock to the STAY-tion.
  10. Starting on the left, brush Wild Mushroom Prism Ink over the  Paw Prints Dinky Stencil #TC070.
  11. Move the stencil to the right and repeat Step #10, twice.
  12. Trim and edge the piece with Wild Mushroom Prism Ink.
  13. Adhere the stenciled background to a taupe card
  14. Add the framed image panel to finish the card.
I really wanted to add the word "shenanigans". Alas, I didn't have that as a stamp. Oh well.

Thanks for visiting today!

Friday, May 21, 2021

Relax!

It's late May which has brought warmer more pleasant weather. People are working on their gardens and relaxing outdoors, just like this little fella. Doesn't he look peaceful? 

I've used the new Dream Flower House-Mouse Designs® Rubber Stamp by Stampendous with one of the sentiments from the House-Mouse Designs® Mini Clear Stamp Set.


Stampendous!® Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Copic® Markers: 
   Mouse Fur: E31, E33, E35, E44
   Mouse Skin: BV000, BV000, E51, E50, R000 with R22 for his nose
   Flower: Y0000, Y000, Yw1, Y23, Y26
   Stem: YG41, YG45
Spring Dots and Stripes 6x6 Patterned Paper by Echo Park Paper Company
Spring Dots and Stripes Gingham 6x6 Patterned Paper by Echo Park Paper Company

*If you haven't checked out the POP Mini Stamp sets, you should. They're a great bang for your buck as you get a plethora of mini image stamps and sentiments with each set. 

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of yellow 8.5" x 11" cardstock in half. Score one piece and fold to form an A2 card. 
  2. Cut yellow gingham paper to 5.25" x 4" and adhere to the card.
  3. Cut striped gingham paper to 2" x 4" and adhere on the right as shown.
  4. Use one of the borders from the Spring Borders Die Set to cut a strip of yellow polka dot paper.  Trim to ~.5" wide by 4" and adhere as shown.
  5. Use Memento ink to stamp the image and color with Copic markers.
  6. Trim image panel.
  7. Trim yellow cardstock left from Step #1 .5" larger than the image panel. Use this to mat the image panel.
  8. Stamp the sentiment.
  9. Use the flap cutting die from the Dome Jar Shaker Set to cut the sentiment.
  10. Adhere the sentiment to finish the card.
Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Wishing You a Lovely Day!

It's Tuesday which means it's my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps. I've created another slimline scene card with PaperArtsy's Eclectica by Kay Carley #35 Rubber Cling Mounted Stamp Set, Eclectica by Kay Carley MINI #27 Rubber Cling Mounted Stamp, several Fresco Finish Chalk Paints, and two dies from the Essential Rectangle Slimline Frame Die Set from the Sue Wilson Slimline Collection by by Creative Expressions.

Here it is!


Topflight Stamps Products Used:

PSA: There are lots of fantastic new products at Topflight Stamps, so you should definitely click on over there after reading my instructions. especially since there are loads of new goodies. BTW, if you'd like to get 12% off your order at Topflight Stamps use THIS LINK!

Other Products Used:
140 lb. Mixed Media Cardstock by Strathmore®
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Green and Black Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Limelight, Hyde Park, Elephant, and Little Black Dress Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints by PaperArtsy
Copic® Markers: RV02, RV04, RV17, V06, FV02, B23, B24, B29, B60, FB2, YG01, YG03, YG05, YG17, Y11, Y23, T1, T3
Glaze® 3D Glossy Gel Pen by Sakura® of America
Blue and Clear Stardust Gelly Roll® Glitter Gel Pens by Sakura® of America
Aqua Shimmer Glitter Pens by Nuvo®/Tonic Studios
Yellow, Pink, Blue, Green Uni-Posca Paint Pens by Mitsubishi Pencil Co.
Black Soot Distress® Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform
Stamp-a-Ma-Jig® by EK Success®
8x10 Gel Press
Wide Brayer

Please note that this card is out of my comfort zone in three ways. 
• I created the blue sky background using Fresco Finish Chalk Paint by PaperArtsy on my big Gel Press, which is the first time that I successfully used acrylics on a Gel Press. I've tried before and ended up tossing them. This time it worked! Yahoo!


• I painted the dragonflies, stepping stones, and painted the grassy foreground freehand. I use acrylics, but usually to create a background and/or paint chipboard and die-cuts.

•  The color scheme is seriously bright and way outside my usual comfort zone. This alone almost led me to bin the entire thing. My daughter and some friends told me to keep going. So I did.

Instructions:
  1. Apply a few dots of Summer Sky, Periwinkle, and Snowflake Fresco Finish Chalk Paint onto a Gel Press and use a brayer to blend the colors. Press a 6x12 strip of Mixed Media cardstock onto the Gel Press. Smooth or brayer over the back, and pull the print. Heat set.
  2. Used the second largest die from the Essential Rectangle Slimline Frame Die Set from the Sue Wilson Slimline Collection to cut the painted/printed cardstock to form the image panel.
  3. Secure the painted die-cut to the base of the stamping platform with magnets. 
  4. Place the the fairy house and the stone path from the Kay Carley #35 Rubber Cling Mounted Set and the two dragonflies from the Kay Carley MINI #27 Rubber Cling Mounted Stamp facedown onto the image panel. 
  5. Press the lid of the platform onto the back of the stamps, lift the lid, ink the stamps with Onyx Black VersaFine ink, and stamp. Repeat if necessary for a good impression.
  6. Paint the dragonflies with Southern Skies and Bougainvillea Fresco Finish Chalk Paint. 
  7. Paint the stone walkwaywith Little Black Dress, Elephant, and Stone Fresco Finish Chalk Paints. 
  8. Put the image panel back onto the stamp platform and restamp the stones to fix painting mistakes.
  9. Use Limelight, Lawn, and Hyde Park Fresco Finish Chalk Paints to paint the grassy area.
  10. Use the paint pens to add flower stems and flowers to the grassy area. I could have and probably should have used Fresco Finish Chalk Paints to add the flowers, but I didn't want to push my luck.
  11. Heat set the image panel and set aside.
  12. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the fairy house onto white cardstock.
  13. Fussy-cut the image, color it with Copic markers in seriously bright colors, then edge the image with a dark marker. 
  14. Coat the windows and the stones between the roof and the rest of the house wit Clear Glaze Pen to add dimension and shine. Let dry and repeat to build up layers. 
  15. Adhere the colored fairy house onto its counterpart on the image panel. 
  16. Use the clear Aqua Shimmer pen add sparkle to the dragonflies' bodies and wings.
  17. Use the Blue Stardust glitter pen to add dragonfly trails. 
  18. Distress the edges of the image panel to create a bit more visual interest.
  19. Mat the image panel die-cut with black cardstock.
  20. Use Onyx Black VersaFine Ink to stamp the sentiments  onto a leftover piece of painted cardstock, die-cut, and edge with Black Soot Distress ink.
  21. Cut green cardstock with the largest die from the Essential Rectangle Slimline Frame Die Set then mat with black cardstock. 
  22. Assemble the layers and adhere to a green card. 
  23. Adhere the sentiments as shown to finish the card.
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