Sunday, July 23, 2017

Spread Kindness

Spread Kindness

I took the extra panel that I had leftover after creating this card and used it to diecut the flower image for this card. After I diecut the flowers the ink seemed a little light. I added more ink to my craft mat and ran the diecut through the ink to get it darker. For the background I used the same inks with a Tim Holtz layering stencil. I'm constantly losing things in my craft room! After looking for my PITT pen and not being able to find it, I took a Tim Holtz distress marker went around the stenciled image to make dashes. All supplies are listed below.

These cards are linking up to the challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More ATSM - Anything Goes and Stamping Senations: July - Anything with Flowers!

I love that I've had time to participate in a few challenges the last few days. I hope to keep it up. It really keeps the creative juices flowing when surrounded by so much inspiration!

This card is linked to these challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More: Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: July - Anything with Flowers

Supplies used on this card:
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink: twisted citron, fossilized amber, peacock feathers
Recollections : Pearl bling
Simon Says Stamp Stamp Set: Uplifting Thoughts
Memory Box Die: Splendid Clarkia
Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil: Grid Dot
Ranger Distress Marker: black soot
Hero Arts: Clear embossing powder
Ink: versafine - onyx black

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CAS(E) this Sketch #231


I love clean and simple (CAS) cards. When I first started making cards I added too much stuff. I look back on my first cards and I just cringe. Over time my style has changed dramatically. Below is the sketch my card is based on. 

This was such a great sketch to work from! I added some ink to cardstock, dried it and then die cut my flowers and leaves. The background was stenciled using one of the green inks that I used in the leaves. The sentiment was heat embossed. I really like this sketch. I have some more ideas rolling around in my head for other cards to create with it. Supplies used are listed below.

This card is linked to this challenge.

Supplies used on this card:
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink: cracked pistachio, candied apple, worn lipstick, lucky clover
Simon Says Stamp: Uplifting Thoughts Stamp Set & Single Roses Die
Ranger Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Linen
Hero Arts: Clear embossing powder
Ink: versafine - onyx black

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

You Are The.....

You are the.......

Today I'm sharing a card I created using the extra ink I had left on my craft mat after making this card. It kills me to waste the ink that's usually left on my mat. I was able to make two card panels so I still have one left to use. I just dabbed the card panel into the ink, let dry and repeated the process until all the ink was used up. For the panel the sentiment is on, I blended the three different inks I used. Products used are listed below. I just love this new stamp I picked up from Rubbernecker!

I've always used Strathmore cold press 140 lb watercolor paper for my wet ink projects (shown below on the right). My new favorite is the mixed media vellum surface (shown below on the left). I absolutely love this stuff!

When I don't use the extra ink on my craft mat for card panels, I add it to my journal. I really like this big book. I have two of this size and a smaller one. 

I haven't done anything in my journals yet except to add the extra ink. I have pages and pages of leftover ink in them. One day I will add sentiments and other random fun things. I also add the ink that is left on stencils. 

Supplies used on this card:
Ranger Distress Inks: twisted citron, peacock feathers, fossilized amber
Doodlebug Design Inc: beetle black assortment
Rubberneck Stamps: Peanut Butter
Hero Arts: Clear embossing powder
Ink: Versamark

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