Monday, June 22, 2020

Background foward

Today I'm at Lost Coast Blog for the new challenge.
Stamps Used:
Again I was watching a video. This one was by Jennifer McGuire and her faux monoprint. So I thought I would give it a try. 
Here are some of my backgrounds I did.

What you have to is ink the paper with dye ink. I used Distress inks. You have to add a lot of ink to make this work. The orange and yellow one I just took the pad and swiped it across the paper. I did the same for the one I used. The circle one I tried with a blending tool. 
Next you have to dry it completely because you are going to heat emboss with clear embossing power for the next step. If the ink is not dry the embossing power will stick to it and we don't want that. After you heat emboss your image, background on the inked cardstock take another white sheet of cardstock and tape it to the top(or bottom) of the embossed piece. 
Have you die cutting machine out because that is what you are going to use to make the second piece with the white 'emboss' area.
Cover the white cardstock so it doesn't get sprayed with water. I used a paper bag. Spray the embossed piece with water. A lot of water. I sprayed it at least 5 to 6 times. Then fold the white cardstock over (because you taped it to the other it is like a hinge)  run it through your die cutting machine. I did mine about 4 times back and forth. you then take it out and you have the white 'emboss' resist on the other piece. If you missed a spot you can just spray it again and run it through. Set aside to dry and now you have 2 backgrounds for the price of 1.  
I then just added it to a white card base and added a die cut flower to the front.  
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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The color of Summer

Hello all today I have some Gecko Glaz a digital postcard for you and a bookmark.
What I used:
Island girl paper 
Paradise Island paper
Little Hula girls
Heart strings

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Monday, June 15, 2020

New challenge

Hello there is a new challenge over at Lost Coast blog and Facebook page. Let you background be the main focus. I used a grungy diamond background stamp for mine.
I used Alcohol inks clear gesso and plain cardstock to make the background.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

A birthday card for you. Since it was my birthday yesterday I made a birthday card. I'm over at the lost coast blog today with this card.

Stamps Used:
Hat from party Mona

So I was watching a video the other day and they did something called rip and flip. What you do is take a  piece of pattern paper and cut them to the size you want for the front of the card. I made mine a little smaller then the card front so you can see the card base. Make sure that you have the piece of pattern paper larger then what you a re going to attach them to.  Now you are going to rip it and flip it. Flip the piece of pattern paper so you get the 2 sides on the front of the card base. 

You can see it better here in the close up. Next I colored and cut out  Large peekaboo kitty. After that  I cut out the hat from the birthday Mona and added to the Large peekaboo kitty
Stamp the  Do I smell cake on a white scrap. I added some pink bakers twine and some pink sequence. Added the saying to the top and placed it all on a shimmer card base. 
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Sunday, May 31, 2020

While waiting for new stamps

While I'm waiting for some new stamps from Rubber Moon I had a play with a stamp from them. I had the background already done. Thanks to Tim Holtz saying about having a bunch of backgrounds ready to use.
I used squidbrealla  

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

I'm over at Lost Coast Blog today with a slimline card for you. 
Stamps used:
For you today I have a slimline card. It's the new 'it' thing. Everyone is making them. It's a card that can fit in a business size envelope. 
I started out with some watercolor paper and some distress spray and distress oxide spray. I made a few backgrounds with this. I used one of them for the first card I shared with you. 

I then took the writing from the  Asian set and some water and stamped it on the background.  It took some of the background away and gave a ghost print. 
Next I took the Cherry blossom stamp and some black ink and stamped it on top. 

 I heat set that and mad sure everything was dry before I went on to the next step. I stamped the Buddha from the Asian set with some Versa mark ink and embossed it with gold embossing power. 
When that was done I made a card base and added the watercolor piece to it .

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Cathy here with a card I made trying a new technique.
Stamps used:

I was watching one of Tim's demo video from Facebook and he did a technique called smudging. So I wanted to try it. 
I stamped with Distress Oxide the Asian set and tried to smudge it and it didn't work out the way I wanted to. I wanted more smudge. So I took some of the ink off the stamp and blended it over the card. Then I took one of the postage stamps from the Mail Art set and did the same thing. 
From the Asian set  I took the lady and stamped her in archival ink to stand out. I made water marks on it and then I layered it on some handmade watercolor background paper. Then set it on some black cardstock.

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