Archive for the ‘Picket Fence’ Category

Have Faith

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

Hello to our stamping friends. Kia back with you today sharing this card with an image from Picket Fence Studios.

I have kept this card very simple, stamping on my card base with the image in black, then stamping the flowers again and fussy cutting to use on the card.

The card is 4.75 x 5.5 as I wanted it to be big enough to show as much of the stamp as I could. I stamped the image on my base card using VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocture. I love this ink, it is so rich. I then stamped the image again using Ranger Archival ink in Jet Black.

To colour I used my Copic markers, using 4 colours, BG15, BG34, BG18 and Y17. Any alcohol based marker can be used for this look. I kept the colouring very basic, letting the colour take the stage. I then fussy cut the flowers and a few of the leaves out and attached them on foam squares to the card base.

For some sparkle I added Nuvo Shimmering Pen in Midas Touch to the stamens. To finish I added a few yellow gems around the card and stamped the small sentiment with the Nocture ink Ranger Ink Paradise Teal, which gives just a hint of colour to the sentiment.

I hope you have enjoyed this card and wish to thank you for visiting the Scrap’n Stamp Blog today. Following I have listed Affiliate links to the products I used on this card, which can be found in the store.

Day at the Beach

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Hello Crafty friends, I am happy to be on the blog today for Scrap’n Stamp Canada. I have a very summer card to share with you that’s going to make you wish you were on a tropical beach somewhere, I know I felt like that as I was making these cards.

I was commissioned by a dear friend to make a couple of unique cards for some special people in her life so I went searching out different designs. I went to my go-to place of inspiration, Mrs. Jennifer McGuires youtube channel creating an inside shadow box. I have linked to her video in the blue.

I started off by cards cutting some Bristol cardstock down to 4 1/4x 5 1/2 and then pulled out my distress oxides and picket fence life-changing brushes to create the sunset look. I googled Carribian sunset to get the right look for these cards as I wanted to make things perfect for my friend.

I stamped out the images from the Hero Arts waves layering set, which also has a coordinating die set. I used that to create the mask s for the clouds. I created several panels of the ocean scene changing things ever so slightly to work for day time scene and nighttime scene.

To create the sunset look I used candied apple, carved pumpkin, mustard seed, worn lipstick, wilted violet and chipped sapphire distress oxide inks. To create the horizon i used some scratch cardstock to mask off the rest of the base so I would not get figure prints and ink as well as get the straight line I needed.

To create the base and shadow box of the card I followed Jennifer McGuire instructions and cut down 8 x 11 1/2 cardstock to 51/2 I would need both halves of this but instead of using the same half i decided to use black as well as the white cardstock, So I ended up repeating the process a couple of times. I took the first piece and scored it @41/4 and then cut off a 1/2 inch from one side ( the back side). I then took the second piece which in my case was the black and scored it three times, once at 1/2 inch from the inside of the card, the second score was at 4 1/4 and the third was at 4 3/4, then I reinforced the score lines with a bone folder. Lastly, i cut 1/2 inch off the flap so it would sit flush with the inside of the other card.

It was time to create the window of this shadowbox, so I took the hero arts beach frame die and die cut it from the black panels I had just scored, as well as from some desert storm Neenah cardstock. While I was already at my die cutting machine I decided to die cut out a sentiment, I wasnt sure at the time if i would use it or not. But clearly I did. Lol


Now that I had all the elements of the card done it was a time for me to assemble it. I would try and explain how I adhered it all together but i feel seeing is key here, to get the best explanation, check out Jennifer’s video

I decided I wanted to make the card a tad bigger so I ended up creating another outer layer that would help pop the dessert store die cut frame and scene. I creaated thi with some teal paper from my stash. I edged the front panel with some ground espresso. It just added a little extra something.

I really really loved how these turned out especially the inside with the sunset. My favorite part. I hope you enjoyed these CASE cards.

Have a wonderful week a head.

Nancy



Sending Good Vibes

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Hello and Happy Wednesday. Today I am on the blog with a set of glitter fun encouragement cards using the Concord and 9th Geode stamp set along with the Picket Fence “good vibe” stamp and Boss Babe stamp set from MFT. I couldn’t have planned it better.

I am all about crystals and their healing properties so I knew this set was destined to be in my collection. I had a lot of fun creating, not 1 but 6 cards. Three with the bigger geode and three with the cute heart geode which you can see on my blog.

I started off the card by stamping out the geodes onto some watercolour paper using my Tim Holtz stamping platform. I used the platform as I decided I was going to heat emboss these geodes which meant I needed to be able to restamp the images if need be and the platform makes that doable. If I was using a clear block I know I would not be able to restamp it.

Once I had it all stamped out with versa mark, I used both silver and gold embossing powder for the geodes. That’s right, I mixed the two together for some of the stamped images. I felt it just added a little more interest to the geodes.

Now it was time for the fun part, getting inky and messy. Here I mixed some of my Ken Oliver colour burst with some of my Distress stains and Dylusion ink sprays. I went in layers. Starting with some water and then the colour bursts. Then adding some of the inks from my collection to bring in more layers to the geode. I love how these turned out! So many layers of delicious colour. I repeated the process several times, with greens, yellows, pinks, and reds. You should have seen my hands after these cards, they were blue and purple for days. lol!

I set the stamped images aside to dry and went on to the background. I wanted to make it look like actual energetic vibes coming out of the geode, so I took some coloured paper from my stash, the MTF sunburst stencil, and some tonic Nuvo glitter paste and went to town. I managed to get three panels done before running out of that beautiful glittery goodness. Because of this, I had to think of a way to finish off the rest of the backgrounds. I decided to make my own glitter paste with some translucent paste and white/sparkly glitter from my stash. This worked out pretty well. Just a little bit of a finer look tha the Nuvo paste gives.


I repeated the process six or seven times with different colour cardstock until I got enough that I liked. I set those aside to dry and went on to cutting out the geodes. I did this all by hand but there is a coordinating die for the set you can find at Scrap’n Stamp.

I then went on to die cut all the black scalloped layers for the cards. While I was at it I die cut the ” You got this” sentiment which is also a Concord and 9th sentiment. For the rest of the cards, I stamped the sentiments onto both vellum and black cardstock, which I then heat set with clear embossing powder as well as white and silver.

I took some precut sliver cards from my stash which measured 61/2 x 5, and started to assemble everything. I adhered the black scallops flat to the base, I then added fun foam to the back of the stenciled panels and added that on top of the black. I popped up the geodes twice with my foam tape as I wanted a little more dimension and then I added the sentiments. For the vellum sentiments I used clear foam tape to pop it up. I hid all the adhesive underneath the black embossing.

I hope you got some inspiration! Please come check out my blog for the other three cards.

Have a wonderful week,

Nancy