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Wine a Little, You’ll Feel Better!

Friday, June 24th, 2022

Hello Everyone! It’s Susan and I’m back with another card for the Random Acts of Cardness Challenge. This time I chose to use WINE as the prompt knowing I had this fun stamp set in my stash from Art Impressions. It’s called Aged to Perfection and it’s one of my favorite sets.

I decided to try paper piecing with this image and I love how it turned out. I used a fun paper pack from Catherine Pooler Designs. If you struggle putting different patterns together I highly recommend using a paper pack as the colors and patterns all coordinate so you know they’ll work together. Easy Peasy! I stamped the image on two different patterns of paper and also on some Canson Mixed Media Paper. I colored the parts of the image that wouldn’t have patterned paper on it using my Tombow Dual Brush Pens then set about fussy cutting all the pieces.  I also stamped the image on some thin plain white card stock then glued the cut pieces in their place on the card stock.

I used a slimline die from Catherine Pooler Designs to cover the back – I wanted it to look like white textured wallpaper then added a strip of grey patterned paper from the same pack as the chair. I adhered everything to the card base then stamped the sentiment.


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Saturday, June 18th, 2022

Celebrate is the keyword for the Random Act of Cardness events that was to be yesterday. But, life happens and internet happens, so we have “Celebrate” today.

I kept with the current month’s theme “For the Boys” for my card, again using the “Mechanics” embossing folder by Tim Holtz. This time I used alcohol inks and Ranger Archival inks to do my card. The details in this embossing folder make these techniques so easy for anyone to accomplish.

To start I am using glossy cardstock, along with Neenah cardstock for the inside and Gina K. Design for my cardbase. As the paper is glossy card I spritzed the back of the card before running it through my Gemini Jr. to ensure a good impression. And, I ran it through three (3) times.

I used three alcohol pearl inks, being Sublime and Tranquil, along with the Silver Mixative. Using my ink blending tool with felt I applied the ink to the felt, then transferred to the cardstock until I was happy with the appearance.

Once dry I added Ranger Archival ink in Cobalt and Black Soot to highlight details of the folder.

When dry I attached the panel to my card base using foam tape, which I find works best with these kind of embossing folders. If not using foam tape I would suggest using Scorpal tape.

I then die cut the “celebrate” from the blue mirror card and two (2) cut with Neenah card, gluing them together to stack. The white pieces I coloured with Copic markers so I would not have any “white”.

I also cut a piece from vellum for the shadow, which I glued to the card front using vellum tape, then attached the word “celebrate” using Nuvo adhesive.

For the inside I inked the embossing folder with distress ink, then spritzed and put down a piece of cardstock, rubbing the card to ensure a good transfer. It makes for an nice finish to the card.

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Monday, June 13th, 2022

Hello and welcome!! It’s Susan here with you today and I’m sharing today’s Random Act of Cardness post. The prompt today is ROAD TRIP!! I don’t know about you but with the warmer weather coming it makes me want to do a road trip. My husband and I just got back from one last week and are going to head out again next week.  I colored this image while we were on our trip. I ALWAYS take some form of stamping with me and this time I took some watercolors and images to have some fun with.

I used a stamp Set appropriately called Road Trip from Art Impressions. I LOVE this stamp set. I pretty much love all Art Impressions stamps – they’re such fun to color. I used my Tombow Dual Brush Pens for this image. I didn’t keep track of what colors I used where but I did link to them all below.

I stamped the image onto some Canson Mixed Media paper using Versafine Nocturne ink. I used the image on the stamp set as a guide for where to place shadows as that is something I tend to not take a lot of care in and have noticed sometimes I have shadows where there wouldn’t actually be any. I don’t tend to worry too much about that – as long as I’m having fun doing it and like the results then I’m good wherever the shadows appear. But if I have a guide then I’ll use it.

I’ve seen Kristina Werner stamp out the image she is using onto some scratch paper to figure out where the shadows are then shade them in with a pencil and use that as a guide. Maybe I should give that a try?

I cut the image out using the large die from the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched 4 Bar Die Set then layered it onto some Licorice card stock from MFT and adhered that directly to a white card base.

Next I stamped the sentiments with Versamark ink onto some Licorice card stock and heat set them with WOW Opaque Super Fine White Embossing Powder. My original plan was to try them out on the card then choose the one I liked best but I decided to use them all. I popped the Road Trip one up on some black craft foam for a little dimension.


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