Showing posts with label Sympathy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sympathy. Show all posts

Thursday, April 18, 2019

CAS Stencil - April Mid-Month Reminder - Embossing Pastes/Gels

I'm here today to remind you there's still time to join in on the April CAS Stencil Card Challenge!
Barb is our hostess this month and she wants us to use Embossing Pastes/Gells with our stencils.
 I made a white on white sympathy card.
I laid the 6"x6" Leaf Burst Stencil from Altenew over a panel of white card stock.  Then I spread Worn Linen Nuvo Expanding Mousse over the stencil with a plastic spatula.
It looks flat and shiny when you remove the stencil although it is raised up because it's thick.
(Wash off your stencil immediately after lifting it off the cardstock).  
If you let the panel dry naturally, it will stay looking like this
 If you dry it by heating it with a heat tool, it will puff up (hence the name 'Expanding Mousse').  
I like this heated look better than letting it dry naturally but you have the option of one or the other.
 Here's a close up where hopefully you can see the 'pouffiness' and a little glimmer.
I cut the stenciled panel right down the middle of the design and then I fussy cut around the petals and adhered half of the stencil onto the left edge of a watercolor paper card base.  It just fit on the
5 1/2" card base height!  I stamped the sentiment from Faithful Flutterings by Catherine Pooler onto a strip of watercolor paper and adhered it over the stencil with foam dots.
 So please join us over at CAS Stencil Card Challenge and show us how you use your stencils with Embossing Pastes or Gels!  Check out all the inspiration from the Design Teams as well as our 
April Guest Designer:  Bobby (Bits & Pieces)
You have until 4/24 to link up your CAS creation!

I'm also linking my card to:






Stamps:  Faithful Fluttering - Catherine Pooler
Paper:  Water Color - Canson, white - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Leaf Burst Stencil - Altenew, Nuvo Expanding Mousse - Worn Linen, Heat Tool, foam dots.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Mid Month Reminder - Feb CAS Stencil Challenge - Powdered Inks

I'm here today to remind you about the Feb CAS Stencil Challenge - you still have time to enter - the link is open until Feb 24th!
For my card today - I again used Brushos (Lemon) which I sprinkled over my stencil and then spritzed with water.  You'll find links to technique videos over at CAS Stencil if you need some inspiration.

The stencil is Bold Florals from ARTplorations, the sentiment is from Perfect Match by PTI, the hearts were cut with Mix and Mat Hearts Die from PTI.
I cut the stenciled panel in two and made two similar cards. 
The Lemon Brushos has a little bit of red/orange in it so I could use red for the framing and sentiment strip for Valentine's day!

After I did the stenciling -  I turned my wet-with-Brushos stencil over and pressed it onto another panel of watercolor paper, covered it with a piece of computer paper and rubbed over it.  This gave me a negative print of the stencil, shown on the bottom of the photo below.
I used that negative print to make a sympathy card - I used the whole panel since it had a lot of white on it - I feel that it is still CAS. 
 (I think I like the look of the negative stenciling better than the stenciling?!)
So please join us and show us how you use powdered inks with your stencils!  You'll find the challenge info as well as creative inspiration from the Design Team over at the CAS Stencil blog here.

I'm also linking my card to:
I used water and Brushos through and on my stencil for positive and negative prints


I used a new stencil




Stamps:  Perfect Match - PTI, Words of Comfort - PTI
Paper:  Watercolor paper - Canson, white, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise  - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Lemon Brushos, water mister, Bold Florals Stencil - STAMPlorations, Mix & Mat Confetti Die - PTI, foam dots.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Stars for Two

Today I'm participating in Darnell's Twofer Challenge.
I used the same Seeing Stars Die from Neat and Tangled for my stars but I used the negative piece for one and the positive piece for the other.   That is the only thing that is the same on my cards.
I sponged the watercolor paper panel, that I cut the stars out of, with Ranger Distress Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Broken China and Black Soot.
I stamped tiny stars and cluster stampings around the cut out stars and layered the panel over a piece of Kraft Stack Metallic Silver.   I embossed the sentiment on black using Silver Embossing powder, layered it to a slightly larger metallic silver panel and popped it up on foam dots.
For my Twofer, I cut apart the positive stars from the die cut so I could place them around my sentiment from Impression Obsession.  I layered the stars onto a piece of Bitty Big Lilac Grace patterned paper and added some white and clear sequins.  I stamped a sympathy sentiment on the inside.


We're expecting snow Tuesday night - so glad I'm retired now and don't have to try and get out to work!   But then on Wednesday afternoon it's supposed to get into the 40's and everything will melt.  Crazy weather here in New England this winter!
Birthday Stars
Stamps:  Star Gazer - PTI
Paper:  White, True Black - PTI, Kraft Metallic Silver - Idea-ology/Tim Holtz, Water color paper - Canson.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Black Soot; Versamark, True Black - PTI.
Accessories:  Seeing Stars die - Neat and Tangled, silver embossing powder, heat tool.

Gentle Thoughts 
Stamps: With Gentle Thoughts - Impression Obsession.
Paper:  White, Winter Wisteria, DP Bitty Big Lilac Grace - PTI, watercolor paper - Canson
Ink:  Ranger Distress Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Black Soot; Versamark, Hero Hues Black.  
Accessories:  Seeing Stars Die - Neat and Tangled, Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Tombow Glue.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Twofer Birds

I'm trying once again, to join in on Darnell's Twofer Challenge -  these are SO challenging for me!
I participated today in the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge which was Etsy Birdhouses and created this card using a bird stencil inspired by this pillow.
So I said to myself - 'Self - this could be used for the Twofer challenge!  How can I use this in another design?"    
I got out different color inks and a different sentiment and created this card.
So I used the same bird stencil, the same dots stencil, the same frame die and the same sequins -  but used different colors, more than one stenciled bird and a sympathy sentiment instead of an encouragement sentiment.  I did not pop up the outside frame piece on foam, which I did on the first blue card.   And I only stenciled the dots on the inside piece of the frame die cut on my 2nd card - I stenciled the dots over the whole panel on the blue card.

So here they are -  my Twofer
Oh, and I also turned my stencil over so the birds were flying a different way!
Sympathy                                                            Encouragement

I'm also linking my cards to:
CAS Stencil - Sponging

There are just a few more days for you to link up to either of these challenges so get cracking!
Stamps:  Walk by Faith - PTI, Simply Said Sympathy - Jillian Vance Designs
Ink:  Ranger Distress Wilted Violet, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Presserves, Weathered Wood, True Black - PTI
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, white - PTI
Accessories:  Birds Stencil - Dina Wakley, Lots of Dots stencil - Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous, Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Pierced Feature Frames - PTI

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Harvesting Sympathy

I'm joining in again this month with Darnell's Twofer Challenge!  This month the word is HARVEST.  You use the same stamps on two different designs for two different occasions.
I used the same stamp set for both cards -  First Fruits from PTI (no longer available).
For the first card I used traditional fall colors and a harvest sentiment from the set.  I die cut the frame using Pierced Feature Frames from PTI.  The outside frame is popped up on foam tape.  I inked the top of the stamp with Canyon Clay and the stems with Simply Chartreuse.  I added a tiny twinkle to the top of each sheaf of wheat.
For my Twofer -  I used the same wheat sheaves image but embossed it in blue and added a sympathy sentiment stamped on a blue strip, layered over the stamping with foam dots.  On this card I used  Scallop Stackers Large die for the framing and Mix & Mat Herringbone Die to make the stitched edge gray panel.

I'm linking my 2 cards to:

Linking my Autumn card to:
I used the colors


Linking my Sympathy card to:


Autumn Harvest Card
Stamps:  First Fruits - PTI
Paper:  Rustic Cream, Vintage Cream, DP Text Style First Fruits - PTI
Ink:  Simply Chartreuse, Canyon Clay, Pure Poppy - PTI
Accessories:  Pierced Feature Frames Die - PTI, foam tape, Tombow Glue, Tiny Twinkles

Sympathy Card
Stamps: First Fruits, Words of Comfort - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, True Black - PTI
Paper  Enchanted Evening, Weathervane, Soft Stone, Blueberry Sky - PTI.
Accessories:  Scallop Stackers Big die, Mix $ Mat Herringbone Die - PTI,  Cornflower Blue Embossing Powder - Wendy Vecchi/Ranger, foam dots.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

So Sorry

I'm sharing a sympathy card I made today.  I always like to have sympathy cards on hand so I have them at a moments notice and can get them off to the person who has suffered a loss as soon as possible. 

To create the background, I pounced a watercolor paper panel into 3 Distress Inks I had rubbed onto my craft mat and spritzed with water - first Tea Dye, then a little bit of Worn Lipstick, and then Vintage Photo. Drying between each color - until I had the look I wanted.

I die cut the wild flowers and sponged over the white ones with Vintage Photo Ink. I added black splatter with a brush full of watery black water color paint and stamped the sentiment along the bottom.

 My card design was inspired by the Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  We were to look atthe Serengeti Fashions catalog for inspiration and this tunic caught my eye.
I'm also linking my card to:
Stamps: Ways to Say: With Sympathy - PTI
Paper: Watercolor paper - Canson, True Black, White, Honey Nut - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Inks Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick, Vintage Photo, True Black - PTI 
Accessories: Wild Flower Dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, black water paint, brush, water, Tombow Glue

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Trees for Two

Yikes!  What a challenge Darnell's Twofer Card Challenge is!  I really have to get my brain in gear to make two different cards for two different occasions using the same stamp!

But I think this month, I actually got it!  Using a tree stamp in two different ways!
For my first card, I used the lovely willow tree as a tree.  Stamping the tree and die cutting it, adding the little swing and birdhouse.  
I got this stamp set from a flash sale from PTI.  It's called Backyard Branches and PTI sold it from Facebook a few weeks ago - I got an e-mail about the sale and was lucky enough to order two of the four sets available before they were gone!  They are small stamp sets with the dies included for $15.00 each.   
I think they may offer the four sets again - but it's not in the web store now.  
Anyway -  I made this a Birthday card and stamping Happy Birthday inside.
For my Sympathy card, I took the willow tree leaf stamp (it's separate from the trunk stamp), turned it upside down, inked the bottom half of it with Simply Chartreuse and the top half with Plum Pudding - thinking it would look rather like a lavender plant.   I die cut the square frame out of a panel of Plum Pudding and layered the stamped panel behind the opening using foam tape so it sits  back from the frame.  I stamped the sentiment from Words of Comfort from PTI and added 3 Tiny Twinkles and layered it all over a white card base.
So there you go -  my Twofer!  And please excuse me while I go take a nap to rest my brain!!


Blue Skies card:
Stamps:  Backyard Branches - PTI, Sentiment - Inkadinkadoo
Paper:  White, Textstyle Bitty Dot Basics - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Blueberry Sky, Simply Chartreuse Cocoa Bean - PTI
Accessories:  Backyard Branches Dies, Noted: Scalloped A2 dies - PTI, foam dots, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions.

So Sorry card:
Stamps:  Backyard Branches, Words of Comfort - PTI
Paper:  White, Plum Pudding - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Simply Chartreuse, Plum Pudding - PTI
Accessories:  Square Peek a Boo Die - MFT, foam tape, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions.

Monday, January 1, 2018

January 2018 CAS Mix Up - Cling Wrap!

Happy New Year everyone!  We hope you have some time today to check out the first of the new year's challenges over at CAS Mix Up!  Loll has created colorful new graphics for us this year as well.
Nancy is our host this month and here is her challenge:
I used cling wrap on watercolor paper with acrylic paints (photos below), die cuts, stamping and enamel dots for my CAS sympathy card.
I used this YouTube video listed over at the CAS Mix Up blog for my technique:
 
First I brushed 2 colors of Americana Acrylic paints (Mint Julep Green and Milk Chocolate) rather thickly on my sheet of watercolor paper.
I placed a piece of cling wrap larger than the paper (Saran Wrap in the US) over the painted sheet and scrunched it up with my fingers.
Then I lifted the cling wrap off and had this lovely panel of marbleized color.
Here's a 2nd card I made that I cut from a section of the panel with less brown on it.  
I have lots of paper left to make many more cards too!

You'll find several YouTube links showing techniques using cling wrap over at the CAS Mix Up Blog!  So let's learn something new for the New Year and get creative!  Can't wait to see what you make!



Stamps:  Simply Said Sympathy - Jillian Vance Designs
Paper:  Canon Water color paper, Vintage Cream Card Stock - PTI
Ink:  Cocoa Bean - PTI
Accessories:  Cling Wrap (Saran), Americana Acrylic Paint Mint Julep Green and Milk Chocolate, Flat Bottom Circle die - Ali Express, Noted: Scalloped A2 Die - PTI, Say It Crystals/St. Tropez - Prima, foam dots.