Abracadabra! A fun card for a boy.

Leave a comment

LOTV Abracadabra_2_10.8.2017LOTV Abracadabra_1_10.8.2017

This fun image is from Lili of the Valley Stamps, I bought it a while a go, back when it was available as a rubber stamp, but now it is available only as a digital stamp, or at least that was the only version I found on their site.  I think it will make a fun Halloween or even a birthday card.

I stamped the image and then used a masking pen over the image so that I could use Distress Oxide Inks on the background, but I think my pen was old or something because after I did the background and tried to rub off the masking fluid, it would not come off!  I was so bummed because I liked how the colors turned out.  I tried an eraser and that worked a little, but it smeared the yellow ink all over.  So I thought, I’m going to try some tape and see if it will pull it off, and that actually worked, but at this point, there was still yellow smeared all over the image, but what the heck, it couldn’t get any worse and if the coloring looks bad, oh well, I can always make another card. I think it turned out ok in the end, but next time I try this, I think I’ll just use masking paper instead of the masking fluid pen, it is going in the garbage!

Advertisements

Boo! It’s Meow-lloween!

Leave a comment

 

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here and seems like such a long time since I have had the motivation to create anything at all.  I have been seeing such great inspiration from many of the people who I follow on YouTube and Instagram, that I finally feel like crafting again.  This card is one of my first fall cards for this year, it is a really cute stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, called “Creepy Cute”.  The inspiration came from watching the very talented Nichol Sphor’s video on her YouTube channel and also from another very talented card maker, Kelly Latevola.  They both have some of the best card making videos that I have seen, you should check them out, they are awesome.

Supplies I have used are the Creepy Cute stamp set, Distress Oxide Ink’s in Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserves, and Copic Markers to color the stamped images. (Sorry, I forgot to write down the colors I used.). I also used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders set to die cut the section for the grass.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy the card.

Christmas 2015 Card Post #1

Leave a comment

Hello, today I am sharing one of the Christmas Cards that I made for 2015 for family/friends.

This card was made with a Lili of the Valley rubber stamp, that unfortunately is no longer available. The stamp I believe was from the series called Jack, Patch & Puss.  They are so cute, I’m not sure why they stopped carrying them.  This one is just Jack (the bunny) and Puss (the kitty).  A list of craft items used to create this card are listed below.

Puss, Jack & Snowman_Merry Christmas

All You Need Is Love

Leave a comment

Well, I finally completed a card using the image I water colored with Distress Inks a few weeks ago.  I made it for two co-workers who got married this month.  I ended up going really simple with this one, just one kind of patterned paper mounted first on black card stock and then on a heavy (110 lb) bright white card stock with the image its self being mounted on the black card stock as well.  It is not a folded card that opens, but rather just a flat (one side) image to frame or put in a scrapbook, however we did all sign the back of the piece to commemorate their big day!

The patterned paper is from Simple Stories and is from the HomeSpun Collection – Item #3806 – Homemade.

The “all you need is love” expression is a stamp from PrintWorksCollections.com and was really fitting as the bride loves the Beatles.

Thanks for stopping by!

Distress Inks_Final Card Image

All You Need Is Love

Watercoloring with Distress Inks…Part 2

Leave a comment

Hello again, here I have part two of my first attempt at watercoloring with Distress Inks.  It took me longer than a couple of days to get around to finish coloring the image and then once I did, I didn’t really like how it turned out.  I was just going to trash it and then start again, but this is a learning experience, so here is the picture of how it turned out.  I’m definitely going to try this again, but I’m going to watch a few more videos first!

Things I learned from trying this for the first time:

Always use your reds last, when they bleed, they are had to fix. (This is true for Copic Markes too, so I should have know better!)

Less is better, I feel like I over colored it, should have left more white areas or highlights.

Make sure each area is dry before going onto the next, I had a lot of colors bleeding into each other.

Keep a paper towel or napkin handy to blot excess water.

 

Finished image, watercolored with distress inks.

Finished image, watercolored with distress inks.

Watercoloring with Distress Inks

Leave a comment

Today I have a project in process to share with you.  I have decided to try my hand at water coloring the background of my stamped card image with distress inks. I was inspired to try this from watching this video from Kristina Werner.  This technique uses Fineline Masking Fluid over your stamped image.  Once the masking fluid has dried completely you can safely watercolor the background without affecting the stamped image that will be colored later.  I think the sky turned out OK, not sure about the grass, but still learning at this point.  The image is from Lili Of The Valley and is called Close Your Eyes.  I love their images, they are so sweet.  I will post the finished image hopefully in a day or so.  Thanks for visiting.

Colored background with Fineline Masking Fluid

Colored background with Fineline Masking Fluid.

 

Colored background with masking fluid removed.

Colored background with masking fluid removed.

%d bloggers like this: