Sunday, April 15, 2018

New Holiday Collection Stamps - April

Hello crafters! Here are some samples from my new Holiday Collection Stamp Series, for the month of April, from WeCraft. I just received the stamps, so I'm sorry they are too late for Easter for this year, but you can keep them in mind for next, or use them for Spring. The April, May, and June sets are available now in select stores in Texas, and online at WeCraft.  I sure had fun doing Easter cards! I hope you all like them, and a big thanks again for all the support and encouragement on this new endeavor. I'm learning as I go...from drawing the images, scanning them, coloring them, and then having them produced, it's takes a lot more time than I thought it much goes into it all. I'm just so thankful for all of it!
April Set - 9 Images
All the samples are made with Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Heavystock, Metallic Cardstock, Archival Inks, Distress Inks, Distress Markers,  Cotton Thread, and Kraft Cardstock from Ranger, and all stamped with Tim's Stamping Platform. For the Rejoice card, I stamped the lillies three times in Black Soot Archival, watercolored them in with Distress Inks, and added dots to the stamens with Wendy Vecchi Enamel Accents. The background is more Distress Ink, and followed by a light misting of Wendy's Buttercup Mica Spray. 
This was such fun to make. After stamping in Archival, I watercolored the peeps in with Distress Ink, and then covered with Frosted Lace Stickles...perfect for the peeps look I think. I added more Enamel Accents to the eyes and noses.
I die cut the heavystock with the smallest oval from Tim's Sized Ovals Movers & Shapers from Sizzix, and stamped the images on them so they look like decorated eggs. I watercolored them all, and added the grass die cut from the Tapered Fringe Strip Die. After watercoloring the eggs, I sealed them with Distress Micro Glaze, and then flicked the spots on them, and added a mist of Mica Spray. 
I stamped the Rejoice word all over the background using Watermark Resist. I die cut the gold cardstock with the Stacked Baroque Thinlet, and then embossed with the Star Bright Texture Fade. I highlighted the stars with Walnut Stain Archival. The eggs were made just like the above card.
Here are the May and June sets.

Thanks for stopping by everyone. I'm off to finish up the rest of the samples for May and June.

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Legit Hipster Alcohol Ink Card

Here is another all occasion card using Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks from Ranger, that was in Ranger's booth at Creativation this year. It has a more masculine feel I think, and it was super easy to make. The Hipster images from Tim and Stamper's Anonymous are just so versatile and fun to use.  By the way, I'll be teaching an Alcohol Ink Workshop in the near future at The Crafty Scrapper, so if you are in the area come join in...dates coming soon. Enjoy!
I pounced on and then dropped the Alcohol Inks onto White Yupo. I mounted this on black and then colored cardstock (I changed my mind from the turquoise color to an orange base.). I die cut the frame with Black Cardstock and then stitched around it, and the base black cardstock.
Instead of the Yupo, I opted to use Specialty Stamping Paper for the bird images for a very crisp look. I stamped him once on plain and dropped Sunset Orange only on his beak, and then stamped him twice on SSP that was colored with Alcohol Ink by pouncing using all the same colors as before. You can use Alcohol Ink on SSP, and it gives a more muted look, which I needed here. I die cut all three birds, and layered him up alternating with the colored and white pieces for a pop. I adhered him into the frame, and then used Black Tie Enamel Accents on his glasses, and then filled them it with Glossy Accents, for a glass look.
Next up from my Creativation samples, are cards using Ranger's Liquid Pearls. See you then, and thanks for stopping by!

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Cow Jumped Over the Moon Alcohol Ink Card

Can you believe it's already April?!! Time is flying by, and I realized I haven't shown you my samples for the Ranger Booth from Creativation this year. In the coming weeks, I will post all the samples with a few step outs....better late than, I really need to get back to blogging regularly again. Today,  I have an all occasion or celebratory card using Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink, which was a favorite of mine. Thanks for stopping by!
I pounced on a combination of blues and purples onto White Yupo Paper, and then die cut it with the starry Thinlets from Tim and Sizzix.
Straight from the bottle, I squeezed drops of pink, orange, yellow, green, and turquoise Alcohol Inks onto more White Yupo, for a tie dyed looked, and then stamped the cow image twice from Tim and Stamper's Anonymous On The Farm set, using Black Soot Archival.
I die cut the moon shape from Translucent Yupo, and then pounced Snow Cap and Silver Mixative, along with Cloudy Blue Alcohol Ink onto the moon. I mounted the starry piece onto white and gold Distress Cardstock, and then adhered the moon. I misted the card lightly with Wendy Vecchi's Pearl Mica Spray from Ranger, for a more celestial feel.
I cut out one complete cow, and then just the legs from the other cow. Then I used brads to join them to the legs of the other cow so I could position them so it would look like he is jumping. I finished with the sentiment mounted to left over tie dyed Yupo.
I'll be back again soon with another Alcohol Ink card. Until then, have an excellent week!


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!