Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Team Tuesday with Concord & 9th

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Hey there crafty friends!
It's ceal, here. Today I am sharing a valentines card, well it doesn't have to be for valentines day it can be for any day of the year that you want to let someone now they are loved.

 


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Thursday, January 19, 2023

The Power of a Woman

Hello, friends! Today, I am featuring a stamp set in two very different ways.  

 I stamped the images on watercolor paper and painted them for the first card. I had a lot of fun arranging the stamps, then painting the scene. The MISTI is invaluable for stamping on textured watercolor paper.  


I used the same stamp set on the next card, but just the paint splatter stamps. The splatters look great as an accent for a crime scene card! 

 Clear solid stamps usually require more than one inking so the MISTI is my most valuable tool for perfect alignment!  

Thanks for stopping by!  

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Floral Heart Wreath Card



Hello everyone! Anna here! The card I’m sharing today was made using the new limited edition red rubber stamp set for January 2023 from Impression Obsession. The set is filled with lovely hearts, flowers, and sentiments perfect for Valentine cards, cards for mothers, friends, sisters, and more. 



I stamped the heart wreath on watercolor paper using a permanent brown ink and watercolored the image with some shimmering watercolors. I splattered some gold watercolor pigments over the card once everything was painted and assembled. I love the look of the gold splatters over the image!

Using a Mini MISTI is my favorite way to stamp on watercolor paper. The texture of watercolor paper can be challenging to get a good impression without making multiple impressions. Thankfully, the Mini MISTI allows me to stamp an image several times, giving me the perfect impression for every project!

If you’d like to watch me create a similar card using this technique, here’s a video for you to enjoy!

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today!


Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Stenciled Leaves on Sticky Mats

 

Hey card making friends, Sandi MacIver here with another quick and easy card share.  Todays card is created with the Pinkfresh Studio Detailed Leaf.  Products used today are from the newest release and includes the leaf stamp set, coordinating dies, stencils and hot foil plate.  

I opted not to get the hot foil plate because I can Gold Emboss the image using the stamp set.  Also, I'm trying to stay within my crafting budget, LOL.....you know how that is. 

 Anyway, I love using these layered stencils to create cards.  They make you look so artistic with so little work, LOL.  It's also great fun trying out new color combinations for these leaves.    

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How to create the Pinkfresh Studio Detailed Leaf Card:

Start by cutting a piece of cardstock into quarters 4 x 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".  Set one aside and using a Misti, stamp the leaf image on each of the other 3 in VersaMark Ink, cover with gold embossing powder, shake off the excess and heat set. 

Next, use the coordinating stencils on a Sticky Mat to color in the leaves with Pinkfresh Ink colors:  Ocean Breeze/ Aquamarine/Mermaid Cove/Tidal Pond.  The stencils are numbered in the top left corner of each to assist you with placement and I started with the lightest color at #1 working my way to the darkest. 

Then, rub the images with a dry towel to remove any ink sitting on top of the embossing and then die cut with the coordinating die. 

Finally, place inside a SPLAT BOX, and spatter with gold and white paint.



Creating the background for the Card:

Start by placing the Geo Blocks Hot Foil plate onto the base platform of your die cutting machine. 

Then, spritz the 4th piece of white cardstock you cut at 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" with water and lay it on top of the plate. 

Next, place a silicone impression pad over this with a cutting pad and run through the die cutting machine.  (Note the sandwich for this may differ for your machine).  This will emboss the card front with the design on the hot foil plate. 

Next, attach the card front to a top folding A2 sized card base.  4-1/4" x 11" score and fold at 5 -1/2".

Then, use foam squares to attach the color leaf pieces randomly around the card front cutting off any overhang. 

Finally, add a gold embossed sentiment from the Foiled Sentiment 3 kit and embellish with Pinkfresh Studio glitter drops in Aqua (these are really blingy). 
   



 I hope you enjoyed today's card share.  It's super simple but really artsy and will work for any occasion by simply changing out the sentiment.  PS, there are 30 different sentiments in each Die Cut Sentiments kit. 

 
     
 

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Thursday, December 29, 2022

Tickled Pink

Hi!  Angie here with a dash of warmth at the end of December!  Even though winter is brief in the south, I still enjoy a peek at summer in December.  Even this die-hard Christmas fan is ready for pink and a bit of sun as we approach the new year.


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 I stamped the pond directly on the cardstock with the New Original MISTI.  Next, I used my favorite technique for stamping on die-cut pieces.

Step-by-Step precision alignments on Die-Cuts.  

  • The flamingos and sun were stamped on scrap paper in the MISTI.
  • I die-cut the flamingos and sun.
  • The cardstock with the negative die-cut pieces was placed over the stamped images on the scrap paper and taped in place.  
  • I placed the stamps in the die-cut openings, then closed the MISTI lid.
  • Next, I placed the blank die cuts into the die-cut openings and inked the stamps.  
  • When I closed the lid of the MISTI, the stamps were perfectly aligned on the die-cuts!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy stamping!  




Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Rustic Joy Snowman


Hello everyone! Anna here! The card I’m sharing today was made using the Rustic Joy Snowman image and one of my favorite stamps called Montana Sweetheart, both from Whipper Snapper Designs. 


I stamped the snowman on watercolor paper using a permanent black ink. I stamped Montana Sweetheart randomly using Distress Ink in Vintage Photo to add some visual interest to the background. I splattered some gold watercolor pigments over the card once everything was painted and assembled. I love the look of the gold splatters over the image!

Using a Mini MISTI is my favorite way to stamp on watercolor paper. The texture of watercolor paper can be challenging to get a good impression without making multiple impressions. Thankfully, the Mini MISTI allows me to stamp an image several times, giving me the perfect impression for every project!

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today!


Thursday, December 22, 2022

Make it Happy

Hi everyone!
Ilina here! I can't believe it's almost Christmas and also the end of the year! 
Today I am sharing a cheery card using the Cracking good stamp set and coordinating dies from Catherine Pooler Designs. 
This set is perfect to make New Years cards!!! I also used a coordinating paper pad called Snap Crackle Pop for my background.


To make the card, start by die cutting and stamping bunch of firecrakers:
  • die cut the fire crackers from white cardstock. 
  • Die cut a negative from contrasting color (I usually use black, navy, dark green etc) to use it as a template. 
  • Place sticky mat in your MISTI and place your template for the die cuts. Make sure it's nice and secure. Put a bar magnet to keep the sticky mat in place
  • Remove all the stamps from the printed acetate sheet (the sheet with the stamp images)
  • Place one of the white die cuts into the template. 
  • Position the stamp acetate sheet over it to line up the image with the die cut. Secure in place.
  • Line up the stamp on top. Close the door of the MISTI to pick up the stamp. 
  • Remove the acetate sheet and stamp :) 
  • Repeat for all the images 
Next die cut a rectangle from the Ruffles and Dashes die set. Arrange firecrackers, adhere with foam tape and trim off the excess. Die cut a ruffled rectangle , to use as a mat for the firecrackers panel. Adhere them together.
Stamp sentiment in black and trim to a strip. Adhere to one of the firecrackers using foam tape. 
Cut patterned paper panel measuring 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere the stamped panel to it in an angle. Trim the excess and adhere to a top folding note card! 


You are DONE ;) 

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