Sunday, May 29, 2016

Background Techniques...

Hi! This was my final post as DT for the Create Something Catchy blog. I never got around to posting it. The challenge was to create our own backgrounds.

I made two cards demonstrating two different techniques.

I love the white on white look. I die cut several pieces of white cardstock with the Spellbinder Medallion 4 and then arranged them on a card base cut from the same white cardstock. Once I had glued the die cuts, the card front looked deeply embossed. The sentiment is my own design which I got my local stationery guy to make up into a stamp. I heat embossed it in gold EP on a scrap of red paper. I also used the gold EP on a couple of white half pearls and adhered them to the sentiment strip to look like studs.

For the second card, I went back to my trusty acrylic paints.

I first took a piece of handmade paper and smooshed it with different shades of pink, orange and yellow. Once it was fairly dry, I used white acrylic paint and different sponge daubers to make circles. 

I trimmed it to size, rounded the corners and mounted on a bright pink handmade paper card base. The sentiment is die cut from gold foil board and mounted over a piece of vellum. Some gold sequins in different sizes finished this card.

I hope you liked these two different techniques for creating your own backgrounds.


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Multi-step Stamping...

Hi! I am here today with a set of cards that I made sometime ago. I wanted to try multi-step stamping and also my new Memento dew drop ink pads.

I ended up making five cards with the same layout but different color combinations. The stamp set is Painted Flowers by Altenew and the sentiment is from the A Tree for All Seasons set by Winnie & Walter. I also used my Stampaholic for all the stamping, which went very fast and effortless thanks to this wonderful tool! The sequins are from my stash. Here are the individual cards with the combination of inks I used.

Memento inks Angel Pink, Lulu Lavender, Tuxedo Black and Artistry ink Dry Weed.

Memento inks Lulu Lavender, Rose Bud, Pear Tart and Tuxedo Black.

Memento inks Angel Pink, Lilac Posies, Pear Tart and Tuxedo Black.

This is my favorite combo. I used Memento inks Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, London Fog and Tuxedo Black.

After I had finished stamping, I realized I had stained this one with black. Luckily I could fix it with a few splatters of black acrylic paint. I used Artistry distress inks for stamping this card and they worked beautifully! The shades are Golden Turmeric, Cinnamon Tea, Dry Weed and Memento Tuxedo Black.

I hope you liked these cards as much as I did.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Layered Embossing Resist...

Hi! I am back today with a card that I made keeping in mind a couple of challenges and also a new technique that I have been really keen on trying. It also gave me an opportunity to ink up one of my favorite stamp by Mudra Stamps, a new, Indian company. I love their quality and the designs are really, really gorgeous!

I started with a plain piece of white cardstock and stamped the bloom from the Floral Fantasy stamp set several times with Versamark ink. I used the layered embossing technique by Svitlana from the Altenew DT. You can check out her awesome video here. I used the Red Cosmos inks by Altenew. Here is a close up of the panel.

Rest of the card was super easy. I used the X stitch Rectangle die by Gina Marie Designs to cut my stamped panel. I used the Square Grid die by Simon Says Stamp to emboss the grey card base and mounted the stamped panel with some black fun foam. The sentiment is from a Studio G stamp set and heat embossed with Ranger's Silver EP.

Entering the card in the following challenges:

Color Throwdown #393

I was very inspired by this week's colors.

CAS Mix Up May Challenge
I used Stamping, Heat Embossing, Sponging, Die-cutting, Resist and Dry Embossing.

Stamplorations May CAS Challenge

Addicted To Stamps & More Challenge #194 - CAS