Thursday, 31 August 2017

This Little Piggy for Paper Players sketch challenge #359

This Little Piggy
Today's card is one of a set of 4 that I'm making using the cute This Little Piggy stamp set from Stampin' Up!

I started by using sketch #359 from the Paper Players Sketch Challenge

Actually, before I saw the sketch, I stamped my piggies in Archival Black ink onto Watercolour Paper and coloured them in using my Aqua Painter and the different inks.
Watercoloured piggies
Then I went looking through some sketch challenges and card layout ideas for using these.

For today's card I finally opened my jar of Embossing Paste and used it together with the cloud stencil from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks set. The paste is white, and dries pretty quickly, so I didn't need to leave the embossed piece of Soft Sky cardstock to dry overnight.

The bottom part of the card is a piece from the Wood Textures DSP stack. I stamped the sentiment from the Big on Birthdays stamp set in VersaMark ink and sprinkled on White Embossing Powder, which was heat set with a Heat Tool.

The pig stamp actually had the words Hogs & Kisses just below the pig, but I chose not to stamp that. Instead of cutting the stamp I covered up the words with masking tape, inked the stamp up, then removed the tape before stamping onto the Watercolour paper.

Tomorrow I will be posting another card using this set, so please come back to see that one.

In the meantime, here are the supplies I used to make this card. If you'd like to purchase any of these supplies, please click on the image to be taken directly to my online shop:

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See you tomorrow, happy stamping,

Tina

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Chocolate Birthday Card for Freshly Made Sketches 301

Today's card is one I created for a class I'm teaching this week using the More Than Chocolate stamp set from Stampin' Up.

I was looking for ideas and inspiration, and came across the Freshly Made Sketches 301 sketch, after seeing Kristie's card inspired by the same sketch.

Here is the sketch.


Kristie's patterned piece was created with a stencil, mine was created by individually stamping the various chocolate stamps from the More Than Chocolate stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I then used a Lemon Lime Twist marker to fill in the patterns. I sponged the edges of the patterned piece with Early Espresso ink, and attached it to my card base.

I used a simple greeting from the Big on Birthdays stamp set from Stampin' Up, also stamped in Early Espresso. The card base is Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, one of the new In-Colours for 2017-2019.

Here are the supplies I used to make this card. If you'd like to purchase any of the supplies, please click on the image and you will be taken to my online shop.

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Happy Stamping,
Tina

Friday, 18 August 2017

Wood Words Hello Friend card

Today's card was one showed by Tamara at our recent get-together, with the original idea by Sandi MacIver.

To make this card I swiped an Embossing Buddy over the panel of Berry Burst cardstock to remove static. Then I inked up the large floral image from the Wood Words stamp set with Versamark ink and stamped the image twice. I sprinkled White Embossing Powder over the image and heat set it with a Heat Tool. I then sponged the edges in Berry Burst ink using a dauber.


To save us a bit of time, Tamara had precut the white scalloped strip, and had stamped the same image on another piece of Berry Burst cardstock in Versamark ink, embossed in White Embossing Powder, and die cut 3 hearts from it using the die in the Wood Crate Framlits dies.

The white scalloped strip was attached to the stamped panel, then Burlap Ribbon was wrapped around it before attaching the panel to the Berry Burst card front. The hearts were attached to the Burlap Ribbon using Stampin' Dimensionals.

I stamped the greeting on a scrap of Whisper White using Versamark ink, then used Gold Embossing Powder, and heat set it with a Heat Tool. I trimmed it down and added it to the card front, just above the white scalloped strip. The greeting panel was adhered using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Here are the supplies I used to make this card, if you'd like to purchase any, please click on the image and you will be taken to my online shop.

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Happy stamping,
Tina

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Acrylic Block background stamping technique for an any occasion card

Today's card is one that my friend Jenny showed us how to do at a recent get-together.


To create the block of colour behind the stamped image I first swiped a Daffodil Delight stamp pad across the bottom part of the H acrylic block, then swiped the Berry Burst stamp pad across the top part, so that the whole acrylic block was covered in ink. Then I spritzed the block with water using a spritzer, and put the block carefully ink side down on the Whisper White panel. I let it sit for a couple of minutes for the colour to absorb into the paper. Then I carefully removed the block to leave the coloured rectangle.

This technique will give a different result every time, depending on how much water you use. Mine is a little patchy, but that adds to the effect, and I knew I was going to stamp over the top so I wasn't too worried about it. 

Once the inked part was dry I stamped one of the Silhouette images from the Wild about Flowers stamp set over the top, and the sentiment from the Climbing Orchid stamp set in the lower right corner of the panel. I used Black Archival ink for the stamping.

To finish the card I layered the stamped panel onto a Basic Black mat and then to the Berry Burst card front.

Here are the supplies I used, if you'd like to purchase any, please click on the image and then you will be taken to my online shop.

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Happy stamping,
Tina