Showing posts with label Paper Players. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paper Players. Show all posts

Monday, February 4, 2019

Feb CAS Stencil Card Challenge - Powdered Inks

Hi all - it's Feb 4th and the new CAS Stencil Challenge has been posted over at the blog!  Nancy is our hostess this month and her challenge is to use Powdered Inks with your stencil!
(think Brushos, Bisters, Color Bursts, Infusions, Magicals, etc.)
Since it's February - I wanted to make a Valentine as we have a card/craft sale at our church for Valentine's Day.  I grabbed an older MFT Graduated Hearts Stencil,  Brilliant Red Brushos, Love Notes Die from Reverse Confetti, Perfect Match Stamps and dies and Mix and Mat Hearts die from PTI.
I have a couple of process photos to share -  there are also several links to videos using powdered inks over at CAS Stencil for your inspiration.
Sorry for the yellowed photos - the light in my craft room isn't great for photos!
First I laid my stencil over a panel of watercolor paper.
Then I lightly sprinkled some Brilliant Red Brushos over the area, trying to get some inside the hearts (the color will spread anyway)
Then I spritzed water over the stencil.
I removed the stencil quickly and revealed this lovely stenciling!
There was so much watery Brushos mix on my stencil that I flipped it over onto another panel of watercolor paper , laid a piece of computer paper over it and rubbed over the stencil, leaving this negative watery print of the stencil.
(you can see there is still more watery ink on the stencil if I wanted to make another lighter negative print!)
Here are the two cards I made using the negative print of the stencil.  For these cards I die cut the background panel using Mix and Mat Confetti die from PTI.
And here's my first card again.
So please join us over at CAS Stencil, and link up your card using stencils and powdered inks!  You'll find video links as well as some creative inspiration from the Design Team here.  You have until Feb 24 to link up!

I'm linking my card to:
Paper Players

Just Us Girls

Stamps:  Perfect Match - PTI
Paper:  watercolor paper - Canson, White - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Classic Kraft, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold - PTI
Accessories:  Brilliant Red Brushos, Graduated Heart Stencil - My Favorite Things (retired), Love Notes Die - Reverse Confetti, Perfect Match Dies, Mix and Mat Hearts Die, Mix and Mat Confetti Die - PTI, foam dots.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Dear Santa

I made another card for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!
For this card, I used a sentiment from Caffeinated Christmas by STAMPlorations, a notebook page stamp and die from Ink It In: Notebook from PTI and a cup and coffee stain stamps from Ali Express.  The Patchwork Holly die is from Impression Obsession.
I hope to get a few more cards done for the hop because there are 87 craft sponsors offering prizes to random winners!   You can find all the details and the link up at the Coffee Lovers Blog.

I'm also linking my card to:

Stamps:  Caffeinated Christmas - STAMPlorations, Ink It In: Notebook - PTI, Cup and coffee stain - Ali Express
Paper:  white, Pure Poppy, Pine Feather - PTI, Paper Stash/Christmas - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology
Ink:  Cocoa Bean, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Patchwork Holly Die - Impression Obsession, Ink It In Notebook Die - PTI, washi Tape, foam dots.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

A Birthday Sunflower

Today I have a summer birthday card with a lovely watercolored sunflower to share.
I embossed the image with Tree Branch Embossing Powder to give it a subtle outline for my watercoloring.  I watercolored with Ranger Distress Inks, rubbing each ink on my craft mat and dipping a wet brush into the color.  I used Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Scattered Straw for the flower and background and Twisted Cintron for the leaves.  I used just a spot of Walnut Stain to color the center where the seeds would be!   I also embossed the sentiment with the same Tree Branch EP.

I'm linking my card to the following challenges:

One Layer Card

Stamps:  Botanical Blocks - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Ranger Distress Spiced Marmalade, wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Twisted Cintron, Walnut Stain.
Paper:  Water Color Paper - Canson
Accessories:  Craft Mat, brush, water, heat tool, Wendy Vecchi/Ranger Tree Branch Embossing Powder.

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.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

A Twofer - Birthday and Anniversary

Today I'm joining in with the fun Twofer March Card Challenge.   We seem to be having a blizzard a week for March here in MA so I'm ready to bring on the blossoms!!
I used a new PTI stamp set on both of my cards today - Corner Adorner February Stamp Set.  Both of the sentiments are from Think Big Favorites #24 stamp set - also from PTI.
I used the coordinating dies for the set on my Birthday card.
 I just stamped the the big blossom and leaves directly onto a colored panel for my anniversary card.

I'm also linking my birthday card to:

Stamps:  Corner Adorner Stamp Set: February, Think Big Favorites #24 Stamp Set - PTI
Paper: White, Hibiscus Burst - PTI
Ink:  Hibiscus Burst, Olive Twist - PTI
Accessories:  Corner Adorner February Die Set - PTI, foam dots.

Stamps:  Corner Adorner Stamp Set: February, Think Big Favorites #24 Stamp Set - PTI Paper:  White, Hawaiian Shores, True Black - PTI
Ink:  Hero Arts Black, Hawaiian Shore - PTI

Monday, March 5, 2018

Sending Well Wishes

I need cards for a friend who has several health issues.  She's had one surgery and needs another one in about 6 weeks.   I'm sending her a card each week for a while to cheer her up.  
Here's the latest one.
I wanted to use tulips for the challenge linked to below -  and after searching through drawers and drawers of stamps -  I found that this one from Vintage Picnic by PTI is the only one I have?!    I stamped the tulips on the white panel and colored them with Tombow Markers. I die cut and stamped the basket out of kraft card, sponged over it with Kraft ink and adhered it over the tulips with foam dots.   I used a new sentiment stamp from Direct Messages - also from PTI - stamping it in black over kraft card and die cutting it.   The back panel of my card is Distress Woodgrain card from Tim Holtz/Ranger

My card design was inspired by the Featured Stamper challenge over on Splitcoaststampers yesterday -  Brownwyn was the FS and you can see her card I CASED here.  I used different stamps and sentiment.

I'm also linking my card to :
I'm trying to think Spring - but we've got more snow predicted for this week here in MA!
Stamps:  Direct Messages, Vintage Picnic - Papertrey Ink 
Paper:  white, kraft - PTI, Distress Woodgrain Cards - Tim Holtz/Ranger 
Ink: Hero Arts Black, Classic Kraft - PTI
Accessories: Direct Messages Die, Vintage Picnic Die - PTI, foam dots, Tombow Markers

Monday, August 7, 2017

Saving for Vacation!

For the month of August -  Eileen Hull's Sizzix Inspiration Team has been asked to use any of her Heartfelt dies in a unique/unexpected way.   
I decided to use her House/Pocket Stichlet die along with her Block/Cube 3D die for my project:
A bank to use to save for vacations!
I die cut the pieces I would need for the project.  I cut the block out of cream matboard, the house out of both Rustic Cream card and patterned paper from St. Tropez by Prima (love this colorful barnwood paper!) and the windows, door and eaves out of corrugated card.   I also die cut window panes out of Summer Sunshine card to look like the cabin was cozily lit up inside! I added a Hex Fastener for a doorknob and Idea-ology Small Talk/Occasions stickers.
You can see the tool I used to cut the coin slot in the photo above.  It's something I've had for years.
Here's how the bank looks from the side:
From the top.  The coin slot can also be cut using an X-acto knife.
and from the back!  The sticker on the back is from Idea-ology Metallic Stickers/Quotations and I printed VACATION FUND using my Brother Label Maker.   I left the bottom flap of the box unglued so the money can be removed come vacation time!
Saving might be fun when it's in a cute little summer cottage!  And having it sit on a shelf where you see it everyday is a good reminder to put something in it!
You will find unique and unexpected creations all month by the Inspiration Team over on Eileen's blog.  I hope you'll check it out and that they encourage you to use your dies in unexpected ways!

I'm also linking to the following challenges:
Inspired by the house/windows

Paper:  St. Tropez - Prima, Rustic Cream and Summer Sunrise - PTI, Corrugated Paper - The Write Stock, Cream Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix.
Accessories:  Dies - House/Pocket Stitchlets and Block/Cube 3D - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Idea-ology Hex Fastener, Small Talk/Occasions, Metallic Stickers/Quotations,  Brother Label Maker, Slit Punch, hammer, Tombow Glue, ScorTape.