Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Underwater Scenic Card with Pink Ink Designs!

It's Tuesday which means it's time to share a card created for Topflight Stamps. This week my teammates and I are showcasing  Pink Ink Designs' wonderful products.

Apparently I'm still in a sea-sonal mood, so I've made a card using the Sea Nymphs Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set by Pink Ink Designs.

Here it is!



Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Designs
Kraft and Blue Calypso Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Tuxedo Black and Desert Sand Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio Distress® Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
New Canvas Palette™ Ink by Stewart Superior
Leaf Green and Fern Green Archival Ink® by Ranger Ink
Burst Layering Stencil by Tim Holtz® for Stampers Anonymous
Copic® Markers:
   Skin: BV0000, BV000, E50, E1, E11, E00, R20
   Hair: YG21, YG23, YG25
   Hair Adornment: BG57, YR65, RV55
   Mermaid Bodice and Tail: YR18, YR61, YR65, YR68
   Mermaid Wings: BG57, BG75
   Bottom Fish: YG21, YG23, YG25, RV52, RV55, R66, 
   Top Fish: YG23, YG41, YG45, B02, B04
   Sand: E41, E42, E43
Pink Stardust® Glitter Gel Pen by Sakura® of America
White Gelly Roll Gel Pen by Sakura® of America
Blue and green Triplus® Fineliner Pens by Staedtler
Stamping Platform
Repositionable Labels by Avery®
Post-It® Notes by 3M
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink

Instructions:
  1. Use a stamping platform and Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the forward facing sea nymph onto white cardstock and onto repositionable label paper.
  2. Fussy-cut the nymph and adhere it over its counterpart on the image panel to mask the image. 
  3. Stamp the two fish onto the image panel and onto the label paper, which also was fussy-cut to mask them.
  4. Clean the small fish stamp, re-ink it, and stamp it onto the image panel and onto label paper. 
  5. Mask the second small fish.
  6. Secure the image panel to the STAY-tion with magnets.
  7. Tear a piece of scrap paper, place it horizontally over the bottom part of the image panel.
  8. Brush two Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink over the masked images onto image panel to create the sea. 
  9. Remove the torn piece of paper and place the other side of the torn paper over the sea and masked images.
  10. Brush Desert Sand Memento ink over the bottom of the panel to form the sand at the bottom of the sea.
  11. Lift the masks and color the sea nymph and her fish with Copic markers. 
  12. Use Copic markers to add detail and depth to the sandy ocean bottom.
  13. Use pink Stardust Glitter gel pen to add some pink sparkle here and there.
  14. Place the image panel back into the stamping platform. 
  15. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the two fancy fish as shown.
  16. Color the two fancy fish with Copic markers.*
  17. Color the frilly bits of the fancy fish with Triplus Fineliner pens.
  18. Use the two colors of green Archival ink to repeatedly stamp the two little foliage stamps that are part of the Floral Wreath Clear Polymer Stamp Set.**
  19. Place the image panel back on the STAY-tion and secure with magnets.
  20. Place the Burst Layering Stencil onto the top part of the image panel, secured with magnets.
  21. Brush white hybrid ink over the stencil onto the image panel.
  22. Lift the stencil and clean it.
  23. Trim the image panel to 4.5" x 6.5" and edge with Distress ink.
  24. Cut Blue Calypso cardstock to 4.75" x 6.75".
  25. Mat the image panel with Blue Calypso cardstock.
  26. Adhere the matted image panel to a 5" x 7" Kraft card.
Notes:
  • You can use Copic markers to color images stamped with Distress and Memento inks. I used these inks for the background because I wanted to the top fish to be  a bit plainer in color since they were so fancy and detailed. 
  • I used first and second generation stamping for both the foliage stamps.
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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Warm Greetings

Since it's now September,  the evenings are starting earlier and getting cooler, so it's time to share a new card created with Stampendous!® new House-Mouse Designs® Chiminea Roast Rubber Stamp and a sentiment from the Chickadee Holiday Perfectly Clear® Stamp Set.

Here it is!


Stampendous!® Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Blue Double-Dot Patterned Paper by BoBunny Press®
Light Blue and Rust Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Copic® Markers:
   Chiminea: E04, E13, E15, E17, E23, E25, E27
   Flames: YR12, YR14,  YR15, YR16, YR18, R24, Y15, Y19
   Stone Wall: T0, T1, BG72, BG90, BG93, R30, E70, E93
   Grout: N0, N1, N3, N5, W0, W2, W4, W6
   Ground: N0, N1, N2
   Bowl: B32, B34, B45, RV32
   Marshmallows: B60, C00, C1, C3
   Cooked Marshmallows: E47, E50, E51, E53, E55, E77
   Stick/Branch: E74, E77
   Non-Mouse Rodent: BV0000, BV000, BV20, R00, R01, YR23, YR30, YR32, E52, E53, E55, E56, T0, T1, T3
   Mouse Skin: BV0000, BV000, RV91, E53, E52, E50, R00, R01, R20 (Cheeks), R21, R22 (Noses)
   Fur: E33, E34 E35, E37, E47; W3, W4, W6; Right: E23, E25, E37
Pink Rickrack Border Frills by Doodlebug Design Inc.™
Nameplates Dies by Spellbinders®

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of rust cardstock to 6" x 12". Score at 6" and fold to form a 6" square card. Set aside.
  2. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the image. 
  3. Color the image with Copic markers.
  4. Trim the image panel to 4.25" x 3.75"
  5. Trim light blue cardstock to 4.625" x 3.875".
  6. Trim rust cardstock to  4.875" x 4.125".
  7. Double mat the image panel.
  8. Cut a strip of light blue cardstock to 6" x .375".
  9. Cut a strip of clay cardstock to 6" x .5".
  10. Adhere the pink rick-rack frill to the light blue strip, then mat with clay strip.
  11. Use tape to mask part of the sentiment, then stamp Warm Greetings onto light blue cardstock.
  12. Use a nameplate die to cut the sentiment.
  13. Use the fancy nameplate die to cut clay cardstock.
  14. Adhere the matted border strip as shown to the top of a 6" x 6" square of Double-dot patterned paper, then trim to 5.75" square.
  15. Adhere the patterned paper square to the reserved 6" square card.
  16. Adhere the matted image panel to finish the card.
Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Seagull at the Sea Shore

It's Tuesday which means it's time to share a project created for Topflight Stamps!  I love visiting the beach especially during the offseason when it's a bit more serene. And nothing says the beach more than a seagull, except a seagull perched on a pier!

Here's a slimline card that I created with the Counting Seagulls Unmounted Rubber Stamp by Crafty Individuals and the compass stamp from the Eclectica ESC11 by Scrapcosy Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set  for PaperArtsy.  Prism Inks by Hunkydory Crafts were used with the clouds portion of the Great Outdoors Stencil by Polkadoodles to create a cloudy sky. The image panel and a mat layer were cut with the Essential Rectangle Frames Slimline Die Set by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.

 

Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Grey Cardstock by Bazzill Basics® Paper Company
Tuxedo Black Memento® Ink by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers:
   Gull's Beak, Legs, and Feet: Y13, Y15, Y17, Y26
   Gull's Plumage: C0, C2, C4, C6, C7
   Pier and Signs: E21, E23, E25, E44, W0, W1, W4, W5
Grey Multiliner by Copic®
White Gelly Roll® Gel Pen by Sakura® of America
Jute by American Crafts
Stamping Platform
Repositionable Labels by Avery®
Post-It® Notes by 3M
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Removable Scotch Tape® by 3M
Cap from a random spray bottle*
*I save caps from bottles and spray bottles to use with inks and paints to add rings and circles.

Instructions:
  1. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the seagull and his perch onto white cardstock and onto removable label paper. 
  2. Fussy-cut the label paper version and it placed onto its counterpart on the image panel.
  3. Use magnets to secure the image panel to the STAY-tion.
  4. Place the STAY-tion's ruler horizontally under the pier to create a horizon line.
  5. Brush  Periwinkle and Pink Jellybean Prism Inks over the clouds portion of the Great Outdoors Stencil by Polkadoodles to create a cloudy sky. 
  6. Reposition the ruler to cover the top part of the image panel.
  7. Brush Blue Lagoon, and Ocean Spray Prism Inks horizontally across the bottom of the image panel to create the sea. 
  8. Use the second largest die from the the Essential Rectangle Frames Slimline Die Set.
  9. Use magnets to secure the die-cut image panel to the stamping platform.
  10. Position the compass from the Eclectica ESC11 by Scrapcosy facedown on the top of the image panel. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp, and lift.
  11. Ink the stamp with Periwinkle Prism ink and stamp. Repeat inking and stamping if necessary to achieve a good impression.
  12. Lift the mask and retain.
  13. Color the seagull and his perch with Copic markers.
  14. I thought that the bottom of the image panel was looking a little plain, so I covered the seagull with tape, inked the stamp with Ocean Spray Prism Ink, and stamped the tide chart information randomly over the sea. 
  15. Press the cap of  a spray bottle onto the Ocean Spray Prism ink pad and use as a stamp to add rings to the sea portion of the image panel.
  16.  Use a White gel pen to add detail to the sea.
  17. Mat the die-cut image panel with dark grey cardstock cut slightly larger.
  18. Cut medium grey cardstock with the largest die from the Essential Rectangle Frames Slimline Die Set.
  19. Use this die-cut to mat the image panel. 
  20. Wrap twine around the image panel three times and knot in the front.
  21. Adhere the double-matted twine-wrapped image panel to a grey slimline card.
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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Skull-buggy for Halloween

It's Tuesday which means that it's time to share a project created for Topflight Stamps. This week my teammates and I are getting a head start on autumn and/or Halloween projects. Guess which I chose?

Here are my four tags created with the Skull Bugs Clear Stamp Set by Melina Dahl for That's Crafty. Pleae note that the tags are all the same size in real life. My mad photography and/or photo-editing skills wonked 'em out.






Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Other Products Used:
140 Lb. Mixed Media Cardstock by Strathmore®
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Black Tags by Graphic 45®
Black Tag Cutting Die by Graphic 45®
Obsidian Amalgam Ink by Gina K® Designs
New Canvas Palette™ Ink by Stewart Superior
Black Soot Distress® Oxide Spray by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
VersaMark™ Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers:
   Ladybugs' Carapaces: R24, R27, R29, R39
   Skulls: YR30, YR31, E40, E50, E51, T0
   Butterfly Wings: BV23, BV25, BV29, V04, V06, R37
Yellow, Bright Yellow, and Red Zig® Clean Color Markers by Kuretake
Clear Detail Embossing Powder by Stampendous!®
Occasions Small Talk Stickers by Tim Holtz®/Idea-ology® for Advantus
White Seam Binding
Bleach
Stamping Platform

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 9" x 12" mixed media cardstock into four pieces.
  2. Put two pieces of the mixed media cardstock into a cardboard box. 
  3. Spritz with water and shake some Black and Brilliant Red Brusho Crystal Colours onto the damp cardstock.
  4. Spray both pieces with Black Soot Distress Oxide Spray and water. 
  5. Add more Brusho Crystals and spray again until happy with the color and coverage.
  6. Repeat Steps #2-5 with the second set of cardstock pieces.
  7. Use white seam binding to sop up the excess inky goodness.  
  8. Heat set the four pieces of cardstock, mist with water to add a bit more detail, and heat set again.
  9. Crumple the dyed seam binding and heat set while keeping it crumply.
  10. Use the tag die to cut the mixed media pieces to create four card fronts.
  11. Use New Canvas Palette ink to stamp the spiderweb from the Skullduggery Borders Cling Mounted Stamp Set onto one of the tags. Heat set.
  12. Using the stamp platform and Onyx Black VersaFine ink, stamp the skull-spider onto the tag front with with the white spiderwebs.
  13. Using the stamp platform and Onyx Black Versa-Fine ink, stamp the skull-dragonfly and two skull-ladybugs onto two of the tag fronts . 
  14. Use bleach to remove the ink from the skulls on both the skull-spider and the skull-dragonfly.
  15. Use Zig Clean Color markers to color the skull-spider 's eyes.
  16. Use Obsidian ink to stamp the small lotus from the Meditation Red Rubber Cling Stamp Set around the skull-dragonfly.
  17. Use Obsidian ink to stamp the skull- ladybug and the skull-butterfly two times each onto Neenah cardstock. 
  18. Fussy-cut the skull-ladybug's carapaces and the skull and body of the skull-butterfly.
  19. Color the fussy-cut images with Copic makers and edge them with a dark marker. 
  20. Press the skull-ladybugs' carapaces onto a VersaMark pad, sprinkle them with clear detail embossing powder, dump off the excess, and heat set. 
  21. Use bleach to lighten the eye and nose sockets of the skull-butterfly's and color with Zig markers.
  22. Use Obsidian ink to stamp some leaves around both skull-ladybugs.
  23. Adhere both colored, heat embossed skull-ladybug carapaces onto their stamped counterparts on the tag front. Retrospectively, I wish I had heat embossed the skull-ladybug bodies. Oh well.
  24. Use New Canvas ink to stamp the Mystic Swirl Clear Polymer Stamp onto the skull-butterfly's tag and heat set. 
  25. Adhere the the skull-butterfly's body to the tag, then glue the skull atop its counterpart.
  26. Adhere the tag fronts to the pre-made black tags. 
  27. Add Idea-ology sentiment stickers.
  28. Thread and tie the dyed crinkle ribbon through the tag holes to finish the tags!
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Monday, August 30, 2021

Tempus Fugit -- A Mixed Media Tag

It's the end of August. Days are growing shorter, leaves are beginning to fall, and Autumn will soon be here, which means it's time to turn my attention to all things Halloween! I started to prepare for this season by casting a batch of skulls using FastCast™Urethane Casting Resin and the Finnabair® Imaginarium Wings and Bones Mould by Prima Marketing.

Here's the first project created with one of these skulls. It's a mixed media tag made with the Eldaro Greyboard Kit by Andy Skinner for Tando Creative, Ltd..


Products Used:
FastCast™Urethane Casting Resin by Environmental Technologiy, Inc.
Imaginarium Wings and Bones Mould by Finnabair® for  Prima® Marketing
Silver, Pthalo Blue, Ultra Marine Blue, Quinacridone Violet,  Cobalt Teal Hue, Quinacridone Red, and Quinacridone Magenta Media® Fluid Acrylic Paints by DecoArt®
Watch Stencil by Stamperia
Jet Black Archival™ Ink by Ranger Ink
Inkssentials™ Cut 'N' Dry™ Stamping Foam by Ranger Ink
Fuschia Netty stuff from my stash
Strong glue
Steel wool

Instructions and Notes:

Part 1: Casting your skulls
  1. Cover your work surface with newspaper. Be smart (unlike me) and wear a pair of latex gloves. 
  2. Follow the instructions on the FastCast box to mix the two components to make the resin.
  3. Quickly pour the resin into the moulds. 
  4. Wait patiently (unlike me) until the resin turns white and cools off a bit.
  5. Unmold each skull, trim the edges with scissors, and press onto a hard surface to flatten. 
  6. Peel out any detritus from the moulds.
  7. Repeat Steps #2 until you have a nice quantity for your stash.
  8. Pop downstairs and loudly proclaim that dinner will have to wait until you're done casting and trimming your skulls. 
  9. Watch the reaction to your announcement.
Notes: 
  • I found that making smaller batches of the resin works best because the resin changes viscosity quickly. and becomes less pourable. Waste not, want not!
  • Try not to overfill the moulds to make a flatter backed skull and remove the trimming the skulls with scissors step.
  • Wear gloves and be sure to clean all surfaces quickly. Removing the resin from skin takes a while and some skin as well. 

Instructions: Part 2
  1. Free all of the greyboard components from their backing. Save the backing because it's lovely thick greyboard and/or can be used as a stencil.
  2. Paint the tag, both sets of Industrial Wings, and the heart with Silver Media Fluid Acrylic Paint.
  3. Apply drops of Pthalo Blue, Ultra Marine Blue, Quinacridone Violet,  Cobalt Teal Hue to a piece of Inkssentials foam. 
  4. Pounce the foam onto a craft mat to mix the drops.
  5. Pounce the foam onto the tag and small Industrial Wings, repeating Steps #3 and #4 as needed to attain the coverage you want.
  6. Sponge of Quinacridone Red, and Quinacridone Magenta Media Fluid Acrylic Paints to another piece of foam.
  7. Pounce the foam onto a craft mat to mix the drops.
  8. Pounce the foam onto the large Industrial Wings and the heart, repeating Steps #6 and #7 as needed.
  9. Heat set all painted greyboard.
  10. Sponge or brush Jet Black Archival ink over the time stencil onto the tag. Heat set.
  11. Edge the tag with Jet Black Archival ink and heat set.
  12. Use steel wool to apply specks and dots of Jet Black Archival ink to the tag and the tags components. Heat set.
  13. Use Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp the text from the Ink and the Dog #26 Mini Cling Rubber Stamp onto the heart. Heat set.
  14. Use strong liquid glue to assemble the tag.
  15. Use a fine tip Sharpie pen to color the nose and eye holes of the skull.
  16. Use Buff and Caramel Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints to age the skull.
  17. Use steel wool to apply specks and dots of Jet Black Archival ink to the skull. Heat set.
  18. Adhere the skull to the heart with strong liquid adhesive.
  19. Add fiber stuff through the hole of the tag.
Notes:
  • When you apply color paint onto a silver painted surface, you end up with a lovely shimmery colored surface that will please your inner magpie.
  • Trim a small piece of steel wool with ink to use to apply dots and speckles to your project. Toss the steel wool when you're done. 
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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

There's No Place Like Home!

It's Tuesday so I'm sharing a project created for Topflight StampsThis week my TFS teammates and I are showcasing PaperArtsy's wonderful products.


Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Other Products Used:
140 Lb. Mixed Media Paper by Strathmore®
Obsidian Amalgam Ink by Gina K.™ Designs
Terracotta, Pink Flesh, Turquoise Blue, Kingfisher Blue, Grass Green, Copper Beech, Deep Cadmium, and Chinese White Watercolour Pencils by Derwent
Sandstone, Lavender, Rosewood, Golden Locks, Honeycomb, Rosie Cheeks, Bing Cherry,  Blue Jeans, Inchworm, Fern, Folaige, Zig® Photo Twin™ Markers by Kuretake*
Cobalt Blue, Tea Rose, Brown, Pale Grey, Light Grey, Grey Tint Zig® Clean Color Brush Markers by Kuretake
Small Point Blend Brush IPC 1 by Dynasty®/FM Brush Company
Terracotta Chalk Pencil by Derwent
Blue and Black Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Stamping Platform
Repositionable Labels by Avery®
Post-It® Notes by 3M
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink

Notes:
Since it's still summer and I needed a card to accompany a house-warming gift, I wanted to use my whimsically gorgeous floral house stamps by Kay Carley. There are several stamp sets and a bunch of coordinating stencils in this collection that are on my wish list. You should check them out. You'll be glad you did.

This project took a left turn somewhere and I ended up creating something completely different than I had planned. I had planned on using my beloved Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic paints with this set and was going to create a slimline card. However, the flower house was wider than I thought, which did not leave room for those gorgeous trees. Instead, I created an 5.5" x 8.5" using primarily watercolor pens, pencils, and ink.

Instructions:
  1. Score a piece of 8.5" x 11" blue cardstock and fold to create the card. Set aside.
  2. Use magnets to secure a 5" x 8.5" piece of Mixed Media paper to the stamping platform.
  3. Position the floral house stamp face down on the paper. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp and lift.
  4. Ink the stamp with Obsidian Amalgam ink and stamp. Repeat if necessary to create a good impression.
  5. Ink the stamp again and stamp onto a piece of Removable Label Paper placed temporarily on the image panel.
  6. Position Post-It Notes so that they are covering the sides of the house.
  7. Use the stamping platform to stamp the tree onto the left and right sides of the house, cleaning the stamp between impressions.
  8. Stamp the tree onto a piece of the Removable Label Paper.
  9. Apply temporary adhesive to two small pieces of Removable Label Paper and stack them.
  10. Adhere the Removable Label Paper with the tree stamped on it to top of the pile.
  11. Fussy-cut the tree, separate the three layers, and remove the temporary adhesive to create three masks.
  12. Apply one of the tree masks to the tree on the left of the house. Reserve the other tree masks.
  13. Stamp the third tree on the far left. Remove the Post-It Note and reserve.
  14. Cover the bottom of the house with a Post-It Note.
  15. Position the stone path stamp from the Eclectica Rubber Cling Mounted Stamp Set (EKC35) as desired below the door of the house. 
  16. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp and lift.
  17. Ink the stamp with Obsidian Amalgam ink and stamp. 
  18. Remove the stamped image panel from the stamping platform.
  19. Use watercolor pencils, watercolor pens, and the IPC brush to color all the images as shown. 
  20. Use the green watercolor pens and the IPC brush to add the grass below the house and on either side of the stone path.
  21. Fussy-cut the house mask, then adhere atop its counterpart. 
  22. Adhere the tree masks over their counterparts.
  23. Use magnets to secure the image panel to the STAY-tion.
  24. Starting from the top of the image panel, sponge or brush Periwinkle and Pink Jellybean Prism ink over the cloud portion of the Great Outdoors stencil.
  25. Move the stencil downward and continue to brush ink over the stencil until the image panel is filled with clouds.
  26. Use the Light Grey Zig Clean Color marker to ink the bricks stamp, breathe onto the stamp, and stamp the bricks onto the house. Repeat several times.
  27. Use Terracotta Chalk Pencil to add additional color to the house as shown.
  28. Use magnets to secure the image panel to the stamping platform.
  29. Position the sentiment facedown as desired on the image panel.
  30. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp and lift.
  31. Ink the stamp with Onyx Black VersaFine ink and stamp the sentiment. 
  32. Trim the image panel to 5" x 8".
  33. Mat the image panel with black cardstock cut slightly larger.
  34. Adhere the matted image panel to the blue card.
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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Thank You!

It's Tuesday so I'm sharing a project created for Topflight Stamps.  I always need thank you cards, so here's one using Visible Image's One Kind Word and Mesh-Ellaneous Clear Polymer Stamp Sets.


Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Raven Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Typewriter  3D Texture Fades™ Embossing Folder by Tim Holtz® for Sizzix®
Black Soot Distress® Oxide Spray by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Tea Dye, and Walnut Stain Distress® Inks by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
Manganese Blue and Geranium Archival™ Inks by Ranger Ink
Black Soot Distress® Archival™ Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
Majestic Blue and Satine Red VersaFine™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Black Chalk Pencil by General's® Pencil Company
Repositionable Label Paper by Avery®
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform

Instructions:
  1. Since the typewriter stamp from the One Kind Word is so detailed, use Onyx Black VersaFine Ink o stamp it onto white cardstock and onto masking paper.
  2. The masking paper version was fussy-cut and set aside for a moment.
  3. Stamp the sentiment and heartwith Majestic Blue and Satin Red VersaFine Ink.
  4. Mask the image panel with the reserved fussy-cut mask and secure it to the STAY-tion with magnets.
  5. Place the magnetic ruler horizontally across the image and sponge Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress ink over the top portion.
  6. Move the ruler up and sponge Tea Dye and Walnut Stain Distress ink over the bottom part of the image panel.
  7. While the image is still masked, use Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to stamp one of the mesh stamps from the Mesh-Ellaneous Clear Polymer Stamp Set by Visible Image around the image. 
  8. Smudge the wet ink slightly.
  9. Lift the mask and reserve for another use.
  10. Mat the image panel with black and silver cardstock.
  11. Cut two pieces of 4.25" x 6.25" Silver metallic cardstock from the packet of Neenah Creative Collection Premium Metallic Cardstock.
  12. Use the Typewriter ED Texture Fade Embossing Folder to emboss each piece of silver cardstock. 
  13. Spray each piece of embossed metallic cardstock with Black Soot Distress Oxide Spray and heat set.
  14. Sponge the embossed silver cardstock with Manganese Blue and Geranium Archival ink.
  15. Use Black Soot Distress Archival Ink to lightly ink the raised letters on the embossed cardstock.
  16. Use the Black Chalk pencil to outline each typewriter key and to add darkness to the raised letters.
  17. Trim one piece of embossed and inked silver cardstock to become the background panel.
  18. Use scissors to cut the letters "L", "O", "V", "E", and "&" typewriter keys from the second sheet of embossed and inked silver metallic cardstock. 
  19. Ink the individual letter typewriter keys from Step #16 with Manganese Blue Archival ink and the "&" individual key with Geranium Archival ink. 
  20. Repeat #Step 14 on the individual letter keys.
  21. Adhere the individual typewriter keys to the back of the matted image.
  22. Add foam tape to the back of the image panel and the typewriter keys.
  23. Adhere both the image panel and typewriter keys to the background panel as shown.
  24. Adhere the background panel to a black card.
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Sunday, August 15, 2021

Cat Themed Tab Tag Album -

I'm back with the promised sequel to my cat themed tag album, which I started last week in honor of International Cat Day. Last week I had completed the construction of the mini-album, painted the pages, and created the cover. This week I added additional colors, paint splatters, and stamping to the pages. 


Here are pages 2 and 3

Pages 4 and 5

Pages 6 and 7

Topflight Stamps Products Used:

PSA: If I were you, I'd pop right over to Topflight Stamps as there is a plethora of new products including the new AALL & Create stencils and stamps!

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Blue Belle VersaFine Clair™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Manganese Blue, Forget-Me-Not, and Rose Madder Archival™ Ink by Ranger Ink
Black Soot and Peeled Paint Distress® Archival™ Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
Copic® Markers:
  Girls' Skin: BV000, E50, E21, E11, E000, R20
  Girls' Lips: E04, R21, R22
  Girl's Hair (p.3) T0, T1, YR30, YR31
  Girl's Eyes (p.3) B21, B23
  Dress (p.3) : YG41, YG45
  Collar and Tights (p.3): BV000, R30
  Girl's Dress (p.4):  BG53, BG57, G20, G40
  Girl's Hair (p.4): E74, E77, E79
  Girl's Eyes (p.4): G20, G21
  Cats: C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, B21, B32, YG21, 23. B32; YR0000, YR000, YR30, YR31
  Couch and Chair: B24, B26, B28, B39, E74, E78
  Cats: YR0000, YR000, YR00, YR30, YR31, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7
Heart Washi Tape by Little B
Speech Bubble Die Cut: not sure. Oopsy.

Instructions:
  1. Use Southern Skies and Prawn Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paint to add splatters and splashes to all of the pages. Heat Set. 
  2. Use Manganese Blue, Forget-Me-Not, Rose Madder, Peeled Paint, and Black Soot Distress ink to stamp the hearts, dots, numbers, paw prints, fish bones, and cat words. Heat set because why not?
  3. Use Onyx Black VersaFine Ink or Blue Belle VersaFine Clair Ink to stamp the sentiments directly onto the pages. Heat Set.
  4. I messed up the impression on (page 7), but fixed it by stamping the sentiment onto a reserved scrap of painted paper, heat set it, then cut it out with a speech bubble cutting die.
  5. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp all the cats and furniture. 
  6. Fussy-cut all the images, color them with Copic markers, and edge them with a dark marker.
  7. Decide on the arrangement of the figures.
  8. Add Washi Tape #2 and thin red heart Washi tape where you will want to place the images.
  9. Adhere the images over the combined Washi tape as shown.
  10. Use Black Soot Distress Archival ink to edge all of the pages.
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