Monday, July 16, 2018

Two Cards Using A Stencil & Leftover Ink

Wonderful Person 

For this card I used a stencil from Dare 2B Artsy that I picked up at the Rubber Stamp Show I recently attended. I thought I knew about this company, but it appears that they are new to me. When I saw this stencil I fell in love with it! One can never have too many stencils.....right?!

Wonderful Person

I used five different distress oxide colors. The colors I used are: wilted violet, picked raspberry, twisted citron, candied apple and carved pumpkin. 

Wonderful Person

This past weekend I got a great deal on a stamp set from Hampton Arts at Hobby Lobby. It was on sale for $2.49. There isn't a name on the set, just a number: SC0749. There are a few sentiments but what caught my eye was the flowers. They are the kind that look like someone was doodling. I like the look of them. 

I stamped three of the flowers onto some Inkadinkado masking paper. I fussy cut them and then used them over each flower as a mask to make them look like they are behind each other. 

I finished the card off with a sentiment from a Gina K Designs stamp set and some miscellaneous bling in my stash. 


For this card I used the leftover ink that was on left on the stencil after creating the card above.

I can't bear to waste ink!


I love how the color is very muted. It helped to make this a very clean and simple card.


I watercolored some ink onto water color cardstock and then die cut the sentiment using a die from Simon Says Stamp. I then finished off the card with some bling. 

Products Used:
Dare 2B Artzy Stencil - Wacky Boxes
Simon Says Stamp Die - Script Hello SSSD111752
Gina K Stamps - All About You
Hampton Arts Stamps
Distress Oxide Inks - colors listed above
Misc Bling

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Two Cards, Same Colors, Different Looks


I was playing around with some distress oxide inks today. 

I've created two cards using the same colors but they look very different.


I used distress watercolor cardstock for both cards. 

For my first card I used the smooth surface. 

I put some ink on my mat, spritzed with water and dipped each card panel into the ink. In order to layer the colors, I dried the cardstock after each color was applied.


The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions and so is the die I used for the coffee cups. 
I used a Stampin' Up stamp set and a Bo Bunny stamp set on the background.
I'll list the names of all products used below. 


For my second card I used the textured surface. 

The look created is way different than the first card. I like them both!


I did the same process to layer the inks for this card as I did for the first one. 


The sentiment used for this card is Funny Bones by Riley & Company.

I also use some sparkling clear droplets on this card. 

Products used: 
Taylored Expressions: Some Like It Hot & Coffee Time
Stampin' Up: Timeless Textures
Bo Bunny: Stained Textures
Ranger: Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Funny Bones by Riley & Company
Distress Oxides: antique linen, fossilized amber, wild honey, peacock feathers, fired brick, vintage photo

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Thanks - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge


I'm joining in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge this week!

The theme is one of my favorite color combinations - Red, White and/or Blue.


For my background I used Distress Oxide ink with a Simon Says Stamp Stencil.


I die cut the squares from a die set from Simon Says Stamp. 

There is also a stamp set that coordinates with this die set. 

The Thanks die is also from Simon Says Stamp.

All products used are listed below. 


I used some Strathmore watercolor paper for my square dies. 

I used Distress Oxide ink that I watercolored the paper with. I let it air dry before die cutting.


I went to the Rubber Stamp Show that's in town today and tomorrow.  I bought a ton of fun things to play with! The stencil shown on the left of photo above is from Dare 2B Artzy. I can't wait to use it!

I went to Scrapbook Expo when it was here a month ago and bought a ton of stuff. I think I'm done now. I'm glad they are only in town once a year!

Products Used: Simon Says Stamp Stencil - Square Dance, Simon Says Stamp Dies - Perfect Shapes and Script Thanks, Distress Oxide Ink - Blueprint Sketch and Candied Apple, Strathmore Watercolor Paper.

This card is linked to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Red White and/or Blue.

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