Monday, August 31, 2020

Nothing's Better Than "Cookies" - Masking and Watercoloring

In my opinion, nothing's better than chocolate chip cookies, unless it's oatmeal raisin.  I decided to create another masking and watercoloring technique using the Nothing's Better Than stamp set Bundle.  It does take a little bit of time to create all the masks you need but it was fun to make.
Here are the instructions for my card:


1.     The base of the card is Early Espresso cardstock cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and scored at 4-1/4” in the middle.
2.    The Watercolor Paper is 3-7/8” x 2-3/8” and layered onto Cinnamon Cider cardstock cut at 2-1/4” x 4” with Multipurpose Glue (after stamping).
3.    Begin inking up the cookie with Saddle Brown Stazon ink and randomly stamp on the Watercolor Paper, but do not overlap.  Instead, stamp on Post-it notes and cut out with Paper Snips to mask over the first stamped images.  Keep making more masks so that they never overlap each other.
4.    Color them in with the Water Painters and ink from the ink pad.  Try not to color in two the same color that is close to each other.  Once dry, layer onto the Cinnamon Cider cardstock.  Add Dimensionals and attach them to the front of the card.
5.    Ink up the sentiments on Crumb Cake cardstock and trim each sentiment with Paper Trimmer.  Pop up with Dimensionals.
6.    Die-cut the word “Cookies” from the Love You More Than Dies.  Attach with Multipurpose Glue as shown in the picture.

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Painted Poppies - Sympathy

It seems we always need a sympathy card, and I seem to have needed a lot of them lately.  This card was inspired by Karen Hallem.  Here are my instructions:


1.     The base of the card is Thick Whisper White cardstock cut at 4-1/4” x 11” and scored at 5-1/2” in the middle.
2.    The second layer is Basic Black cardstock cut at 4” x 5-1/4” and adhered to the front of the card with Multipurpose Glue.
3.    The third layer is Highland Heather.  Use the Stitched Be Mine Die to die cut a heart from the Highland Heather layer.  Set the heart insert aside to use in another card later.
4.    Cut Whisper White cardstock at 3-3/4” x 4-1/4” and ink up the flowers with Memento Black to stamp at the bottom.
5.    Use Multipurpose Glue to adhere to the Whisper White to the Highland Heather.
6.    Glue the heart-shaped scalloped outline Highland Heather heart to the inside of the heart.
7.    Color in the flowers with the Stampin’ Blends.  Ink up the sentiment “Thinking of You With All My Heart” with Blackberry Bliss ink and stamp above it the flowers.

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Have a Hoot

This time of year, I seem to find a lot of cobwebs on my front porch, but I guess it just goes with the decor for Halloween.  Halloween isn't for a couple months but I wonder how it will be with COVID this year.  Will the kids go out trick or treating?  It's even on a Saturday this year.  Maybe just let the kids sit in their yards with their costumes on and a parade of cars drive by and throw candy out to them like they do in real parades.  Just an idea I thought of.  Anyway, I love this owl but I don't like spiders especially on my front porch.  It's awful to walk through a cobweb!  This little owl doesn't like spiders either.  I made this card for my swap this month.  Here are my instructions:

1.     The base of the card is Pumpkin Pie cardstock cut at 4-1/4” x 11” and scored at 5-1/2” in the middle.
2.    The second layer is Basic Black cardstock cut at 4” x 5-1/4”, and the third layer is Crumb Cake cut at 3-3/4” x 5”.  Insert the Crumb Cake in the Woodland Embossing Folder and run it through the Big. Shot.  Adhere to the Basic Black cardstock.  Wrap the Metallic Mesh Ribbon around both layers and tape to the backside with Scotch Tape.
3.    Ink up the owl/tree with Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out with the Stitched Shapes Dies.  Color in the tree with Soft Suede Blends.  Ink up another one on a scrap of Whisper White and die cut the owl and spider with the Peek-A-Hoot Dies.  Color them in and attach with Dimensionals.  Pop them up with Dimensionals (cut one smaller for the spider).  Die-cut a Pumpkin Pie scalloped circle with the Layering Circles Dies.  Layer together with Adhesive.  With Dimensionals on the back, adhere over the ribbon.
4.    Die a Basic Black Spider web with the Peek-a-Hoot Dies and attached in the upper right-hand corner with a Black Dimensional.
5.    Ink up the sentiment “Have a Hoot on Halloween” with Memento Black on a ¾” x 2-1/4” Whisper White Label.  Insert into the Banner Pick a Punch.  Attach with Dimensionals to the bottom the left-hand side of the card.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Loyal Leaves - Masking

Do you like the season changing to fall soon?  It's almost time for falling leaves and the Loyal Leaves is perfect for masking using Watercolor Paper.  The new Water Painters are perfect for coloring in the leaves with the Classic Inks.   First, I used the Stazon ink pad called Saddle Brown in a couple random places on the watercolor paper.  Then I used post-it notes to stamp on and cut out with the Paper Snips making sure there were some of the sticky parts to put over the stamped leaves so that I could stamp over them without stamping directly on them which is called Masking.  I had to make several of these masks the more I stamped.  The colors I used were Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, and Cherry Cobbler.  I really love the colors in my leaves. My card was inspired by a fellow demo Elizabeth Hill Rush.  Products I used:



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