Monday, February 29, 2016

A Floral Card...

Hi! I am back with a floral card which I made using some of my older supplies.

I started with the two step floral stamp by Leane Creatief which I had bought ages ago. I used the Hero Arts mini cubes for stamping. I trimmed the panel to 3 inches wide by 7 inches long and mounted it on a 5 x 7 inch top folding card base. Then I used the Fancy Frame die by Sizzix to cut the sentiment panels. I heat embossed the top layer 4 times with silver EP for a lovely metallic finish. The sentiment is from the Woodland Creatures stamp set by Hero Arts, which was a gift from The Craft Shop.

I heat embossed the sentiment with silver EP to match the frame.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

I used the Woodland Creatures stamp set and the inks are also from Hero Arts.

Sketch Saturday Challenge Week #401

Time Out Challenge #50: Home Sweet Home Photo Inspiration

I was inspired by the monochromatic look and the scattered graphics.

Hope you liked my card. Looking forward to hearing from you.


Thursday, February 25, 2016

Joseph's Coat Stamping Technique...

Hi! I am back today with my final post as Guest DT for Craftyscrappers. I have thoroughly enjoyed my term and enjoyed the great crafters that I have met through this.

Since Craftyscrappers has recently started dealing in stamps, we decided to make stamping techniques our main focus.

I chose to do the Joseph's Coat technique. It is an emboss resist technique, also called Emerging Colors technique. I have put together a small tutorial which I hope is helpful.

I started by going through my stash. I have a bunch of backgrounds that I tried some technique on. Sometimes there are extras and other times the technique didn't work. But the colors were really pretty. I tend to keep these and recycle them. The Joseph's Coat technique is really great for this. I selected three that I really liked.

I added a bit of texture on the first by stamping with the Kaisercraft Texture Script Stamp and Artistry Amazon Trail ink. For the second, I covered my Memory Box Texture Mesh stencil with gold acrylic paint and pressed it on the paper. For the third I used gold acrylic paint again with my daughter's Guides woggle.

Once the papers were dry, I went to next step which is to make the emboss resist with clear embossing EP. I used Striped Leaves stencils by Crafter's Workshop, Garden Flourish background stamp by My Favorite Things and a DIY stamp I made some fun foam.

Here is a closer look at the embossed papers.

Now comes the last step of the technique, which is most fun!

I applies several layers of the Artistry Dark Garnet ink with a blending foam. The ink blending tool is from Papericious and I love how light it is.

I cut the piece on which I had used the Garden Flourish stamp and applied Artistry Dark Garnet ink on one and Memento Tuxedo Black on the other.

I ended up making three cards with two of the backgrounds. The third one is in my stash.

Here are some closeups of the cards.

Finished with some cream ribbon and a button from my stash. The sentiment is from Altenew's Persian Motifs set and stamped with copper Delicata ink by Tsukineko.

I stamped the kraft card base with Ranger's Ground Espresso distress ink. The sentiment was die cut from gold foil paper with the Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday die and mounted on translucent paper from my scrap bin.

This was my daughter's favorite. The sentiment is Wplus9's Hand Lettered Hello die which I die cut from some sparkly glitter paper.

I hope you liked my cards and will give this fun technique a try. Also do check out the Craftyscrapper's FB page for an amazing variety of die cuts and stamps. Their products are super high quality and very pocket friendly. And definitely check out the Craftyscrapper's blog for all the different stamping techniques that the DT have put together. I am sure you will be inspired to make something beautiful and participate in the Craftyscrappers Challenge #7 - Stamping Techniques.

Entering the cards in the following challenges:
Can You Case It - CYCI #108

Happy Little Stampers February Mixed Media Challenge: Paint

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes