Showing posts with label Masculine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Masculine. Show all posts

Monday, March 18, 2019

Mid Month Reminder - March CAS Stencil - Ghosting

I'm here today to remind you there's still time to join us in the March CAS Stencil Ghosting Challenge!  Mr. Linky is open until 3/24!
I am happily hosting the challenge this month so I really hope you will join us and show us how you create a CAS card design using Ghost Stenciling!
For my reminder card I decided to use Ranger Distress Inks for my base. 
I sponged Salty Ocean, Twisted Cintrol and a little bit of Hickory Smoke over a 4"x 5 1/4" panel of watercolor paper.
I laid my Intersecting Brick Circles stencil from Stencil Girl over the panel - taping the edges to hold everything in place.  
The stencil is bigger than the panel so I could decide what design I wanted on my panel - I set it slightly off center.  I thought it would be a little more interesting that way!
I took a baby wipe and rubbed over the stencil removing some of the exposed ink.  Be sure your baby wipe isn't too wet - or it will remove all the color as well as soak the paper!
And here is my Ghosting of the stencil.  I dried the panel with a heat tool and that actually made the colors look a little brighter when it was dry.
I cut my panel in two horizontally and was able to make two cards.  
I added a die cut balloon that I stamped with stars (die and stamps from Birthday Balloons PTI) and tied a piece of black jute around the base of the balloon.  It's interesting to see how different a look you get just by the curve of the jute! 
The sentiment is from Penned Elegance II from PTI
These will work well for all those guys we need birthday cards for!

You will find Mr. Linky, lovely inspiration from the Design Team, as well as links to technique videos over at the CAS Stencil blog here.
Please join us!!


I'm also linking my card to:
I was inspired by the colors



Stamps:  Birthday Balloons,  Penned Elegance II - Papertrey Ink
Paper:  watercolor paper - Canson, white, true black, Tropical Teal - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Ranger Distress Salty Ocean, Twisted Cintron, Hickory Smoke
Accessories:  Intersecting Brick Circles Stencil - Stencil Girl, Birthday Balloon Die - PTI, black jute, foam dots, Baby Wipes.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Embossed Trees

I made another Christmas card for my stash - and used layers of embossing powders on the trees.
Here's a photo of the watercolor panels that I thickly embossed with 3 powders - Ranger Gold, Ranger Copper and Patina Oxide from Emerald Creek.  
I die cut the tree three times.  The embossed powder was so thick, it was a little difficult to get it out of the die and you can see on the middle piece where some of the enamel came off, but I used the tree anyway!  Then I decided to turn the panel over and die cut from the paper side - and that worked a little better (see tree on right below).
Next time I do this technique - I'll die cut the piece first and then do the layered embossing!

I'm linking my card to:

I used layered embossing, stamping and die cuts.

CAS Christmas - Masculine


Stamps:  Inside and Out: Holiday - PTI
Paper:  Vintage Cream - PTI, watercolor paper - Canson
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Stitched Edge Rectangle Die - Waltzingmouse, Mini Pine and Holly Movers and Shapers dies - Tim Holtz/Ranger, Gold and Copper Embossing Powders - Ranger, Patina Oxide Embossing Powder - Emerald Creek, foam dots, heat tool.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Surprise Pop Up

Last week the Technique Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers was to make a Surprise Pop Up Card.
I was so excited about it - I ended making 2 of them.
Here's how it looks closed
Then you pull the tab at the top and this happens!
How cute would this be sitting on a shelf or table? I colored little Hoppy Poppy with Tombow Markers - spreading the color around with Clear Glitter Wink of Stella so there's lots of sparkle 
(that you can't see in the photo!)
Then I needed a birthday card for a friend and had this King of the Grill stamp and die set that I have never used since purchase, probably 4 years ago??  I thought it was perfect for a male card.  This set is so fun with stamps for all the layers - burger, cheese, lettuce, ketchup and even an olive stuck in the bun!  I popped up the bun pieces on foam so it's quite dimensional!
And here's the surprise when you pull the tab.
You'll find the technique tutorial on YouTube here.



Thank You Card
Stamps:  Thank You Hoppy Poppy - Stamping Bella, "Pull" stamp from Jumping for Joy Set - PTI
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy, Spring Rain, DP Nostalgic Notions Collection - PTI, Bristol Smooth Surface
Ink: Hero Arts Black
Accessories:  Scor Pal, ScorTape, Cutter, circle punch foam dots, Pretty Panels #2 Die - WMS (retired)

King of the Grill card
Stamps:  King of the Grill - PTI, pull stamp from Jumping for Joy - PTI 
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Canyon Clay, DP Text Style Autumn Abundance - PT 
Ink:Simply Chartreuse, Classic Kraft, Canyon Clay, Cocoa bean - PTI 
Accessories:   foam dots, circle punch, Scor Pal, ScorTape, Cutter,    

Thursday, June 15, 2017

June CAS Mix Up Challenge - Mid month reminder!

Can you believe June is half over already!   I'm here today to remind you about the June CAS Mix Up Challenge where Loll is our host  -  you still have time to link up your CAS creation!
I used black embossing paste over stencils, stamped sentiments, rhinestones and punched butterflies.
I actually made 3 cards for my reminder post as I decided to use Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste over 3 of Tim Holtz mini stencils (leafy, feather and splash) so they all fit on an 11" x 4 1/4" panel.
 (a regular card size before folding it in half!).
Here are the stencils laid out over the white card panel.
Here they are with the black embossing paste spread over them.  I used blue painters tape to hold the stencils over the paper so they wouldn't move as I spread the paste over them.
Here are the results after carefully removing the stencils.  I let the panel dry overnight.
Remember to wipe off your stencils immediately then wash them thoroughly before the paste dries on them.
I trimmed each stenciled piece close to the edge leaving a small white border on all 4 sides.
For my first card, I added a sentiment stamped strip and die cut butterfly both up on foam - the butterfly has foam just on the center body part so the wings can be folded up to add dimension.  I also added purple rhinestones.
I don't particularly like black for sympathy cards - but I think adding the color softens the harshness.
I made a 2nd Sympathy card, rotating the card to its side and using green instead of purple for the accent color.  
(funny how changing the color completely changes the look!?)
And for my third card I made a masculine birthday card (always like to have these on hand - and for some reason I think guys need funny sentiments on their cards ???!!!), stamping the sentiment from Off Beat Birthdays by PTI on a sponged panel left over from when I made this card for last month's splatter challenge.
You have until June 24th to link up your CAS cards using Embossing Pastes/Gels - check out the challenge here -  where you will also find lots of inspiration from the other talented Design Team members!

Entering my birthday card in:
Seize the Birthday
 The Male Room



Sympathy cards
Stamps:  Sympathy - Big Day Today - Waltzingmouse (retired),  Thoughts and Prayers - PSX wooden stamp.
Ink:  Versamark, True Black - PTI
Paper:  White, Winter Wisteria, Simply Chartreuse - PTI, Kraft Core Core-dinations purple and green.
Ink:  True Black - PTI, Archival Jet Black.
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste, foam dots, rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, Mini Stencils - Tim Holtz, butterfly punch - Martha Stewart, Tombow Adhesive.
Birthday Card
Stamps:  Off Beat Birthday - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Cintron
Paper:  White - PTI
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste, foam dots, gem stickers - DCWV, Mini Stencils (leafy, feather and splash - Tim Holtz, water.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Three Feathers

I finally had a chance to make a card Just for fun!  
I've been doing a total cleaning out of my craft room (ongoing for 3 weeks so far and expected to take 3 weeks more at least!)  and I found some beautiful feathers! 
I did the in-laid die technique for the birthday piece -  die cutting the word out of the Vintage Cream panel, cutting it again out of a piece of sanded Kraft Core Core-dinations paper and inserting that piece in the space where I removed the cream piece.
This makes for a perfect masculine card with these colors -  but would also work for a female!

My card design was inspired by:

Just before the bell!  Link up by 4/24!
I used stamping, inlaid die cutting, feathers, sanding (of die cut), and rhinestones.


Stamps:  Studio Calico Limited Edition
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate - PTI, Kraft Core Core-dinations.
Ink:  Cocoa Bean - PTI
Accessories:  Wonderful Words Birthday Die - PTI, mini sander - Ranger, feathers from stash, rhinestones - Kaiser Craft.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey

Whenever there is a 5th Friday in a month -  we celebrate a Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey and who ever signs up creates a tag in any theme/design.  We post them on our blogs with tutorials and then post just the tags over at A Vintage Journey.
So I signed up for this month - and decided to get out my brandy-new and hardly been touched Ranger Distress Oxide Inks and have some play!  And I have to say - I LOVE how the background came out on this tag!  I can't wait until my order with other colors comes so I can play some more!
Here's how I created my tag.
I took a #8 Manila Tag and dragged it through Distress Inks Cracked Pistachio and Dried Marigold that I had rubbed on my craft mat and spritzed with water.  
Pretty light at this point.  
The tag on the left was the first drag so the one on the right  in my photos will always be lighter for each step!  I dried each layer with my heat tool before moving onto the next - so I didn't create MUD!
Next, I dragged each tag through Distress Oxide Vintage Photo that had been spritzed with water on my mat.  With each drag over the mat - I look at the tag and decide if I want more in a certain place or if I want spots or big areas of color.    You never really know what you'll get but you can control it a little bit!  You can already see how the Distress Oxides look different than the Distress Inks. The orange and green show up a little bit more than you can see in the photo below but they are much lighter than the Oxides.
My next layer was with Distress Oxide Broken China with water on the mat.
I wanted to add a little more of the Distress Dried Marigold and Cracked Pistachio so I sponged that on the tags here and there.
And finally I decided to try the Distress Oxides sponged through stencils.  I used Vintage Photo on the left tag and Broken China on the right tag.
The stenciling was pretty dark so I spritzed with water over the stenciling and it melted the color down a little bit.   I also flicked some water over the tags to create spots.
Then as Tim says in his video about the DOX inks -  you have to stop or you could keep adding layer on layer for ever -  just to see what it will look like!  So I stopped here and started decorating.  I ended up using the tag on the right and will use the other one another
I got out Lifes Possibilities - a clear set from Tim/SA and Daper, along with some new Idea-ology stuff - Chatter Design Tape, Quote Chips, and Clippings Stickers.
I colored some Mirrored Hearts with Aqua Adirondack Alcohol Ink
I tied Linen Ribbon and Trimmings/Natural through the hole - tying them with a piece of twine.
I just LOVE the background with it's mix of Distress and Oxide Inks!
 I always add a slightly larger layer of black card to my tags - I like the finished look it gives to the edges and also hides all the mess on the back of the tag that seems to 'happen' when you drag through ink, flick and splatter!
 I put a panel of kraft card on the back of my tag so I could stamp a sentiment or write a salutation.  I will probably use this for a masculine birthday card.
If you are a maker of tags (or think you might like to be!) -  please check out all of the Creative Guides tag creations over at A Vintage Journey here!

I'm linking my tag to:
Country View Challenges - Inspired by Tim Holtz
Stamps:  Daper and Life's Possibilities - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  #8 Manila Tag - Ranger, True Black - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Oxide Inks Vintage Photo and Broken China, Ranger Distress Inks Dried  Marigold and Cracked Postachio, Adirondack Lights Alcohol Ink Aqua,  Archival Jet Black, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Idea-ology Chatter Design Tape, Mirrored Hearts, Quote Chips, Clippings Stickers, Linen Ribbon, Trimmings/Natural; water mister, craft mat - Ranger, twine.