Sunday, April 22, 2018

Choose To Shine Liquid Pearls Card

Hello All! Thanks for stopping by and visiting, especially today on my birthday, and Earth Day! Whoop whoop!!! I have the first of two cards that were in the Ranger booth at Creativation this year, highlighting Liquid Pearls, a fav product of mine that really ups the level and flair of a project. Hope you like it! 
I spread a thin layer of Rose Gold Liquid Pearls onto Mixed Media Cardstock with a palette knife, and let that dry. I embossed it with the Latticework Texture Fade from Tim Holtz and Sizzix. I inked the edges of the girl with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and then used a detailed waterbrush and Rose Gold Liquid Pearls to wash over her hat, dress, and ballet shoes. I also inked over the Crinkle Ribbon with Vintage Photo and misted water on it, and crinkled it up to dry. I ran Tarnished Brass Distress Paint around the edges of the Quote Chip.
I rubbed the Black Soot Archival Pad over the raised portions of the card that I embossed, and let that dry. I mounted the card onto the Rose Gold Cardstock and then onto a Kraft card base. I filled in portions of the embossed card with Onyx, Pewter, and Gold Pearl Liquid Pearls. Once dried, I adhered the girl on, and affixed the ribbon. I added the Quote Chip last.
 Thanks for all the commenting on my sample cards...I appreciate all of you so very much! Mwah!


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

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 08, 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!