Showing posts with label Clean and Simple. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Clean and Simple. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Framed Poppies

Today I have a card to share that I made for two challenges -  Sunday's Featured Stamper challenge over at Splitcoaststampers and the April CAS Watercolour Card Challenge.
I CASEd a card of Angie's (stampinhappy on SCS) that had a poppies image on it and the CAS Watercolour challenge is to use poppies - so I hit two challenges with one card!

It seems I only have two poppy stamps in my vast array of floral stamps in my craft room!??
Today I used a two stamp set from Rubbernecker aptly called Watercolor Poppies for my card.  I put the flower piece in my Stamp Platform and colored the areas on the stamp with Ranger Distress Markers -Festive Berries on the poppies, Forest Moss on the leaves and Gathered Twigs on the stems.  I spritzed the stamp with water and pressed it against a panel of watercolor paper.

I dried the panel with my heat tool and then positioned the outline stamp over the colored image, put the outline stamp on the Stamp Platform, inked it in black and pressed it over the panel.
This is a great way to watercolor a stamp if your not adept at regular watercoloring ie. with water and paint (which I am NOT although I'm trying to learn!) 

I die cut the panel using the medium frame from Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles from PTI (they are presently on sale!).  Then I layered the outer frame on foam dots onto a white card base and adhered the inside panel inside the frame.

Also Linking my card to:


Use some kind of Water
I 'inked' my stamp with Distress Markers and spritzed with water

Stamps:  Water Color Poppies - Rubbernecker
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Paper:  Water color - Canson, White - PTI
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Markers Festive Berries, Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs,  Stamp Platform - Tonic, water mister, heat tool, Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles - PTI, foam dots.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Heart of a Tree

I found this older tree stamp from Stamp Oasis (Rubbernecker used to sell them) in my 'tree' drawer and I just had to ink it up -   but I decided to do a watercolor technique of coloring the stamp with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers (I used a light green, a dark green and a brown), spritzing the stamp with water and then pressing the stamp onto watercolor paper -  and this is what happened!
TOTALLY love how it came out!  I die cut the panel and the card base using Noted: Scalloped A2 dies from PTI.  I stamped the Proverb from an old Stampendous set called Inspired Verses using Wendy Vecchi Archival Orange Blossom Ink.  
To balance off the card design - I added 2 mint green enamel dots in the left corner.  
(I know, I didn't follow the rule of 3, but there really wasn't room for 3 and I only had 2 dots this size!)

I'm linking my card to:

I inked my stamp with markers, stamped, used dies and enamel dots

Stamps:  3 Tree Group - Stamp Oasis, Inspired Verses - Stampendous
Paper:  Arches Watercolor paper, Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Orange Blossom
Accessories:  Noted: Scalloped A2 dies - PTI, enamel dots, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Wrapped up Birthday

I'm sharing a CAS Birthday card today.
I used a fun technique I just learned over at Splitcoaststampers for the Free 4 All challenge - Cling Wrap Rubber Stamping.   You use silhouette (solid) stamps, ink them up, press a slightly wrinkled piece of cling (Saran) wrap over the inked stamp, remove the cling and stamp the image!  As you can see - each stamp comes out with a different design on it!
I used Watercolor Wonder stamps from PTI for the color splashes.  The sentiment is from Think Big Favorites #12 Stamp Set and I die cut the card base using Noted: Scalloped A2 Die set.

Here is a video showing the technique by Heidi

I'm linking my card to:

They are celebrating their 400th challenge and there are lots of prizes to be won!

I used the toppings - sequins

Stamps: Watercolor Wonder, Think Big Favorites #12 Stamp Set - PTI
Paper:  white - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Orange Zest, Hibiscus Burst, Green Parakeet - PTI
Accessories: Saran Wrap, Flower Sequins, Tombow Glue, Noted: Scalloped A2 die - PTI

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July USA!

Today we in the USA are celebrating our independence from Britain in 1776.  The 4th of July - I hadn't thought to make a card - but it's 90 degrees F out and I've been staying mostly inside - no parades or fireworks outside for us today -  we'll watch the celebration in Boston on TV tonight!

So - since I was inside anyay -  I suddenly thought I should make and post a card for the 4th!  
I used stamps from a retired Waltzingmouse set - USA 1776 and I made the background using Loll's Splash Watercolor technique video.  I used Ranger Distress Inks Fired Brick and Broken China.

I'm linking my card to the July CAS Watercolor challenge.

So Happy 4th of July to all those in the US -  and Happy Canada Day on July 1st to all of my Canadian friends!

And since the 4th is a celebration
I'm also linking to
The Paper Players
who are celebrating their 400th challenge!

Stamps:  USA 1776 - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  Watercolor paper - Canson, Pure Poppy - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Fired Brick and Broken Glass.
Accessories:  Craft Mat, water mister, heat tool, Misti.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

That First Silent Night

Today I have another Christmas card to share. 
I just got this lovely sentiment from Impression Obsession and thought it went well with the majestic mountain stampings.  I added a little barnyard scene at the base of the mountain using stamps and dies from Petite Places: Barnyard from PTI.
I'm linking my card to the following challenges:

Stamps:  Alpine Christmas - Waltzingmouse (retired), Petite Places: Barnyard, sentiment from Impression Obsession.
Paper:  White, Soft Stone - PTI
Ink:  Soft Stone - PTI, Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  Petite Places: Barnyard dies - PTI, foam dots.

Friday, May 4, 2018

A Simple Snowman

On this hot and humid day in Massachusetts - what better card to make than one with a snowman on a snowy field?! 
In the never ending quest to get all of my Christmas cards done before the season, I'm joining in on two  Christmas blog challenges linked below with my Simple Snowman Christmas design!
I used several dies on my card today -  the scalloped landscape edge is a die from Ali Express, the snowman (with Tiny Twinkle eyes and buttons) is from PTI In the Meadow die set, the tree is from Tiny Town Holiday Yard Die set also from PTI, and the red Merry Christmas is actually from a Christmas Tag die set from Impression Obsession (I cut the top part off!)  The hillside is popped up on foam dots over the tree.  Everything on the scene is cut out of watercolor paper to give a little texture - adhered to a white cardstock base.

Here are the challenges I'm linking my card to that inspired my design:
No stamps allowed!

Paper:  White, Pure Poppy - PTI, Water color paper - Canson.
Accessories:  Scalloped edge die - Ali Express (China), tree die - Tiny Town Holiday Yard Die Set - PTI, snowman die - In the Meadow Die set - PTI, Merry Christmas Tag dies - Impression Obsession, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, foam dots, glue pen.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Deck the Halls in March

Well, since we seem to be getting a blizzard every week in March here in New England 
(the next one is expected this Wed and Thurs with possibly a foot of wet snow!)  
I don't feel too out of season making a Christmas card!
It's a clean and simple one -  just one layer.  I stenciled the background using a  Mini Layering Stencil from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous using Classic Kraft Ink.   Then I stamped the solid holly over the stenciling using Hawaiian Shores Ink and finally stamped the holly outlines, berries and sentiment using Cocoa Bean Ink.  The stamps are from the Layered Holly set by Stamplorations.

I'm linking my card to the following challenges:

Stamps:  Layered Holly - Stamplorations
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Cocoa Bean, Classic Kraft, Cocoa Bean - PTI
Accessories:  Mini Layered Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous

Monday, October 9, 2017

Something Wicked

It's funny how some months different challenges have the SAME challenge! 
I made some CAS pumpkin face cards using a die I've had for many years but never used until this week!  It's a Movers and Shapers Tim Holtz/Alterations die called Silly Jack O Lantern.
I also made one with a white background (I love white pumpkins!)  this guy looks a little more scary even though his face is still goofy!!  
The sentiments are both from Haunted Headstones by PTI.
The challenges are:

House Of Cards October Challenge CAS Halloween or Colors

Stamps:  Haunted Headstones - Papertrey Ink 
Paper: orange Cordinations, white Bazzill, white, true black - PTI
Ink:  Hero Arts Black
Accessories: Silly Jack o Lantern - Movers and Shapers Die/Alterations, Tombow Glue

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Triple Boo!

I'm back today with a Halloween Card.  Clean and Simple -  and triple scary!
I was going to use just one spider on the web (there are two dies here both from Memory Box - the web and the spider) but I cut several spiders as I was making multiple cards.  So - I thought how much more creepy this would be with 3 spiders on the web -  and it is, don't you think???  
I'm getting the shivers just looking at it again!!
I've used the spider die before and I've had the web for just as long 
(4-5 years?! these are both so old Memory Box no longer has them on their site) 
but somehow I never used the web die.
The spiders bodies are popped up on foam dots and the top of their 'string' is glued to the web.  I added orange Tiny Twinkles for eyes just to make them even MORE creepy!  The sentiment is white embossed on black and popped up on foam dots as well.  The panel is white linen so has a little texture to it but you really can't see it in the photo.

Which is why I love Darnell's NBUS challenge
it makes us look at what we have stashed away, get it out and use it!
 I'm also linking my card to:


Stamps:  Boo - Amuse
Paper:  White, Fresh Snow Linen, True Black - PTI
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Creepy Web Die, Dangling Spider Die - Memory Box, foam dots, Tombow Blue, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, white embossing powder.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A Golden Deer

Today I have a card to share that I made for a few challenges.
I made my watercolor wash background by first brushing water over the area I wanted to have color on.  Then I added blue watercolor paint to my brush and brushed it across the water from side to side moving the brush down each 'row'.  I added more blue to my brush when I hit midway to have a little delineation between sky and ground. 
I added a golden deer silhouette that I cut with the Mini Reindeer Movers and Shapers die from Tim Holtz.  I added golden starts using Remnant Rubs/Gilded Holidays from Idea-ology.  And I stamped the Merry Christmas with Versamark and embossed in gold.

I'm linking my card to:
I used stamping, watercolor wash background, rub ons, and a die cut.
I love ALL the Holiday Movies - but especially love the kids ones so my card was inspired by Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer!
(although here, Rudolph has matured and is more contemplative!)
My gold stars/snowflakes, the deer and the embossed sentiment really sparkle IRL!
One more for the Christmas Box!

Stamps:  Inside and Out Holiday - PTI
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Arches Watercolor Paper, gold cardstock - Michaels
Accessories:  watercolor paints, brush, water, Gold embossing powder, heat tool, Remnant Rubs/Gilded Holidays - Idea-ology, Mini Reindeer Movers and Shapers Die - Tim Holtz/Alterations, foam dots.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop! Card #1

I'm so excited to be participating in the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!   It's always such a fun inspiring event and there are SO MANY prizes to be won!! whoo hoo!!  
Thank you Amy, and the rest of the team that work so hard to organize this!
I made a clean and simple card today with a water color wash background on Arches watercolor paper.  I stamped the park scape in Archival Jet Black Ink, dried it with my heat tool, brushed water over the area I wanted to watercolor and then brushed on the watercolor paints.  I dried it again with my heat tool and then stamped the sentiment on.
The sentiment is from an older Papertrey Ink set - Warm Happiness and the Parkscape is a red rubber stamp from Stampendous.

Are you participating in the blog hop too? It runs from  Friday, June 23 - Friday, June 30.   
You'll find the link up and list of all the prizes to be won here.

I'm also linking my card to:

Stamps:  Parkscape - Stampendous, Warm Happiness - PTI
Paper:  Arches Watercolor paper, white - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, True Black and Cocoa Bean - PTI
Accessories:  watercolor paints, paint brush, water.