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A Few Little Birdies …

Monday, July 5th, 2021

Kia here with you today to share my card for our Random Act of Cardness event. It is day 5, which is “Flight”.

And we have “take off” with the birds I used from Dina Wakley Media.  I have used birds from two sets, both by Dina Wakley, being Scribbly Birds, and Scribbly Birds on Branches. For my background I wanted something unusual so opted for a bit of Mixed Media, using Distress Oxide Sprays, and Distress Inks.

First I die cut a piece of Fabriano hot press watercolour paper and using the distress oxide sprays I sprayed my card front. I do this kind of thing in a box that I keep, changing out the papers when necessary. Once the spray ink was dry I put my card back in the box and covered it with my stencil to spray with the Resist spray. The nozzle was clogged so I took off the nozzle so I could clear it, and this is when the excitement started.

My bird CC flew down from her cage where she had been watching me and headed for the box, and me in my panic moved the box – yup the resist spray was inside with the lid off. It of course when all over my card background, and the stencil. I knew I had to act fast so in the waiting water went the stencil, and on my desk went the background where I poured Rose Quartz embossing powder over the area that was full of the resist spray, shaking off the excess.

Once the embossing powder was on the card I could relax a bit and clean up my mess, which I did. Coming back to my card I heat embossed the rose quartz embossing powder. Putting the washed and dried stencil back in place, I added distress ink colours to places around the card.

To add more textures I sprayed the card front with a mixture of Sunflower Perfect Pearls and water. This left water marks and a covering of the perfect pearls. I squealed with delight, it is so darn pretty, I wish you could really see it.

I then stamped the birds, also on Fabriano hot press paper using Ranger Jet Black ink, then painted the birds using the distress inks.  I then die cut the berry branch, and put down some gathered twig distress ink, spritzed with water and dragged the branch through the ink, then added in the Candied Apple on some of the berries using my distress marker.

By this time my background was dry so I attached it to my card base. I then styled the birds and the berry branch, which I also cut in two.  I arranged the birds using the die cut branches for two of the birds, as the Cardinal had his own branch.

To finish I stamped the sentiment, cutting it in half and attached it to the card front, over the “Spill” zone! I then attached a few red pearls around the card.

Clearly, there was much excitement around this card, but it all worked out and CC did survive the flight. I hope you have enjoyed this card today. Following are Affiliate links to the store for the products I have used today, at no extra cost to you.


Butterfly Thoughts

Monday, March 8th, 2021

Hello to all, Kia here with you today to share this card which I have done for Day 8 of the Random Act of Cardness challenge, which is embossing. I have done the “paste” kind of embossing for my card.

I love this new die from Penny Black, for its simplicity and sweetness, so I thought I would do a card to show it off.

The stencil I am using for my background is from Picket Fence, which is done on my card base front. I first inked the stencil with Cracked Pistachio Oxide ink, inking just the part that would have contact with my card. I then placed the stencil over the card, ink side up, and taped it in place. This would be a bad time for the stencil to move!

I then applied the Distress Texture Paste across the inked area and smoothed it out. I made sure to leave a bit at the bottom for my sentiment. I was careful in removing the stencil and placed it in water straight away. I went ahead and washed my palette knife, and left the card to dry naturally.

I don’t use heat to dry paste or even inks as I do not like how it distorts the card. I would rather give the piece time to dry and move on to something else as it does so.

In this case I moved on to the butterflies that I ran through my Gemini Jr. and began to colour using Copic Markers. I used these colours in this order: YG03, Y13, BG11, RV10, BV01 giving each 2 layers of ink. I then styled the butterflies giving them movement for my card.

Before attaching them to my card I did some splatters with the Cracked Pistachio, Worn Lipstick and Squeezed Lemonade. I then attached the Butterfly String to the card front using foam squares and Nuvo adhesive at the sides.

To finish up I added drops of Crystal Drops, and stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Tulip Red.

I do hope you enjoy this card, and thank you for your visit. Following are Affiliate links to the Store for the products that I have used to make this card. at no extra cost to you.

Its Winter

Sunday, December 20th, 2020

Hello all, Kia back with you today to share my card for Day 20 of the Random Act of Cardness challenges.

The challenge for today is “SNOW”. I have done a card full of snowflakes to celebrate snow. I love the winter time finding it such a refreshing time of year, especially when it snows. I tried to replicate that in this card.

I finally used my Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink, and it took this card to do it. Sorry to say, it is not exactly one of my favourite colours, but for this kind of card I find it perfect, its cold! I started this card by laying down some colour on my work surface and spritzing with water, then pounced my piece of Tonic watercolour card stock in the puddle I made, drying after each layer. I did several layers this way, then for the final layer I spritzed with a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water, applying a shimmering look to the card.

Once dry with my fingers I added Stickles Glitter Gel over the card front. If you look closely you will see the gold stars throughout. I used my finger for this as I find when using a palette knife the stars end up close together for some reason. With my finger I can get them to spread out.

While waiting for the card to dry I die cut some snowflakes from a sheet of the Tonic watercolour card. Using the left over negative pieces from the die cutting card I applied texture paste with my fingers, which I used as I did not want to curl any of the delicate parts of the flake with a palette knife.

Once the paste was dry, using foam tape I attached my card panel to a mirror gold card base. It is gold on the front and white inside. I did this now as I would be using gems and foam dots from this point on.

I glued the die cut snowflakes in place around the card except for two which I attached with foam squares. I then painted the the two snowflakes with Nuvo Shimmering Pen in Midas Touch, then put some of the liquid on my work surface and splattered a lot all over the card with a paint brush. It is so beautiful in real life.

I finished by adding gold gems to a few of the snowflakes as well as randomly around the card. I did not really want a sentiment on the front, I have a nice one for the inside instead.

I really enjoyed making this card, and I hope you enjoy it as well. Following are Affiliate links to the store for the products that I have used for this card today, at no extra cost to you.