Showing posts with label Valentines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Valentines. Show all posts

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.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

A Love Pillow

Today I'm joining in with the Card Concept Challenge - they have the perfect image for Valentine inspiration!
I'd say my card design is Clean Layered.
I was inspired by the red love pillow, the stripes in the tan pillow and texture  in the sofa.
I used a red rubber stamp (unknown) for the LOVE, embossing it in white on a red panel.  I added a white die cut heart to the center of the O (in my bits bin left over from a die cut).
I die cut a square out of Soft Stone striped paper and layered it over the red panel with lots of foam dots.  
I embossed a piece of Rustic Cream cardstock with a chevron embossing folder, die cut it with a Wonky Rectangle Nestability (sort of like the pillow shape,  and texture on the sofa), trimmed the outside edges  to fit over my card and layered it on with more foam dots.
This could be a Valentine or an Anniversary card depending on what I stamp inside!

I'm also linking my card to:


Stamps:  Love red rubber stamp - unknown
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy, Rustic Cream, DP Bitty Big Softstone - PTI
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Wow Bright White Embossing Powder, heat tool, Stitched Mats Squares die - Lil Inker Designs, Wonkey Rectangles - Nestabilities/Spellbinders, foam dots, Chevron Embossing Folder - Provocraft.

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, February 3, 2019

Red and Pink Watercolor Tree

I recently purchased a lovely 3 piece stamp set from Rubbernecker Stamps called Gentle Breeze.  
I hadn't really looked at the stamp when it arrived - just put it in my floral stamp drawer to use later.  On Saturday I participated in the Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers where we were to be inspired by the All Posters Website (wow, what a lot of inspiration there!).  
I came upon this poster 
and it made me think of my Rubbernecker stamp. So I got it out and created this card.
The stamp set has 3 stamps in it - the landscape piece, the tree piece and the grasses piece - so it's easy to get different colors on the different pieces.  
I decided to do a watercolor technique where I put one of the stamps in my Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform (these stamps are red rubber but not on wood and you can use red rubber stamps in this platform.) I colored the stamp using Ranger Distress Markers in the colors I wanted, spritzed the stamp with water and then pressed the stamp on a panel of watercolor paper.  I repeated this with the tree stamp and the grasses stamp.  The Distress Markers I used are Walnut Stain, Brushed Corduroy, Spiced Marmalade, Gathered Twigs and Peeled Paint. I die cut the panel with Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangle from PTI.  

I really loved how this came out and was eager to watercolor it again!  

So I happened to check out the February CAS Watercolour Card Challenge and saw that it was to use Reds and Pinks.  I thought I'd try these unusual colors with this stamp set and created a Valentine by adding 3 stamped hearts and a Valentines sentiment after I did the water coloring.   The Distress Markers I used on this card are Fired Brick, Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, Spun Sugar and Aged Mahogany.
 I'm linking this Valentine card to:




First Tree Card
Stamps: Gentle Breeze #1027 - Rubbernecker Stamps
Paper:  watercolor paper - Canson, White - PTI
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Positioning platform, Ranger Distress Markers Walnut Stain, Brushed Corduroy, Spiced Marmalade, Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint, water mister, Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangle - PTI

Valentine Tree Card
Stamps: Gentle Breeze #1027 - Rubbernecker Stamps, Perfect Match (hearts and sentiment) - PTI 
Paper: watercolor paper - Canson, White - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Pure Poppy - PTI
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Positioning Platform, Ranger Distress Markers Fired Brick, Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, Spun Sugar and Aged Mahogany, water mister, Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangle - PTI

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Eileen Hull New Sizzix Box Stacking Drawers

Today I'm sharing a project I made using Eileen's new Box Stacking Drawers Sizzix Die, just released this month at Creativation in Phoenix, AZ.
I added a matboard backing to hold the 3 drawers together - making it like little bureau! 
The perfect size to hold smaller craft ephemera or jewelry!

Each box measures 3" x 2 1/8" x1 1/2"
The 3 boxes also fit quite nicely inside Eileen's new Treasure Box die!
First I die cut all the pieces from matboard.  
(Whoops?!! I forgot to photograph the die cut surround pieces that the drawers slide into - so you are just looking at the drawer inserts here.)
I cut pieces from Valentine patterned paper to cover the front panel.  I found that I could punch out the curve with a 3/4" circle punch - it matched perfectly!  I adhered the paper to the matboard with Tombow Glue.
I folded each drawer panel and assembled them.  Normally on a box die you would probably attach the bottom panel on the outside of the drawer,  but in order for the drawer to slide into the surround, Eileen instructed us to adhere it on the inside of the drawer if you are using the thicker matboard.
Here you see the bottom of the drawer - with the panel adhered inside the drawer so the tabs are showing.  (I had adhered it the wrong way (duh!) - so you see some glue residue here! whoops!!)
Here is the matboard bottom  adhered to the inside bottom of the drawer.
Since I had glue residue on the outside of the bottom (as confessed above!)  I adhered a thin panel of cardstock to the bottom to make it clean and neat.
SO, finally we have the 3 drawers and the 3 surrounds assembled!
I cut a 6" x 3 1/8" panel of matboard to create a backing for the stacked drawers.  I die cut the scallop along the top with Eileen's Movers and Shapers Scallop Border Die.
These stacked drawers also fit perfectly inside of Eileen's other new die - the Treasure Box but I used the stacked drawers separately in my design today.
To adhere the surrounds to the backing - I ran glue along the back edges of the drawer surrounds and pressed them against the back panel.  I also put glue on the top and bottom edges that touched each other and added clothespins to hold them tight while drying.
 (when I glued the surround edges to the back panel - I left the drawers inside the surrounds but pulled out a bit to be sure the surrounds where glued on squarely so the drawers would fit back in when dry, I pulled the drawers out after gluing the surrounds so I could add the clothespins to hold them - see photo above where drawer was left in but slightly pulled out so it didn't get any glue on it)
I dropped a few of the extra hearts into each drawer since I had a lot after cutting them with the Journaling Cards - Hearts die.
I wrapped a pretty hearts washi tape around each surround before attaching them to the back panel.  I added Eileen's Floral Arch to the top as well as a heart from Journaling Cards - Hearts.  I added an Idea-ology Custom Knob to the middle drawer and die cut 'Friend' from Floral Arch and Words and "love" from Journaling Words to the top and bottom drawers.
View from the back.
Close up of floral arch and top drawer
Close up of the 3 drawer fronts.


I hope you have enjoyed seeing my little project using Eileen's new Box Stacking Drawers die. 
I know I had a lot of fun creating with it!

Please stop by Eileen's blog to see more wonderful projects by the Inspiration Team using her  lovely new dies!

Paper:  Mat Board, Valentines Day Paperpad - Michaels, white and Pale Peony cardstock - Papertrey Ink.
Accessories:  Box Stacking Drawers, Movers and Shapers Scallop Border, Floral Arch and Words, Journaling Cards- Hearts - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, heart washi tape, Tombow Glue, Custom Knob - Idea-ology.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Make It Monday #349: Negative Die Cut Background

I don't think I have ever participated in the Make It Monday PTI challenges (it's at least been a LONG time!).  I usually just do the monthly Blog Hop -  but today's Negative Die Cut Background intrigued me!   Mostly because Ashley suggested several dies that would work for this and one of them was a heart from the Shakers and Sprinkles Make It Market Kit - which I have and have not used much!

I ended up making two different designs using most of the same materials for both.
I made this card first using the DP from the Shakers Market Kit as well as the heart dies.  The stamp is from Perfect Match.  I die cut the confetti hearts right out of the DP and layered the stitched heart over it with foam dots.  The sentiment is up on foam dots as well as the DP panel.
For my second card, I used another piece from the Shakers and Sprinkles Patterned Paper Collection, cutting the confetti hearts die from the center of the heart on the paper, layering a scalloped heart die cut out of clear acetate around the heart shape.   I just used tiny spots of Tombow Glue to adhere the acetate to the paper.   This sentiment is also from Perfect Match.  Both the DP panel and sentiment strip are popped up on foam dots.
You'll find the Make it Monday PTI blog post here.

Also linking my card to:
The Card Concept -  Mine is clean and layered

Simon Says: Wednesday Have a Heart Challenge
Stamps:  Perfect Match - PTI
Paper:  White, Raspberry Fizz, Clear Acetate, DP Shakers and Sprinkles Patterned Paper Collection - PTI.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Heart dies from Shakers and Sprinkles Make it Market Kit, foam dots, Tombow Glue.