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Stud Muffin

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Dawn here, from the little mennonite blog, with a “stud muffin” card for you today.

Directions:

Using a blue and orange alcohol ink, alcohol ink on vellum. Let dry. Stamp Hero Arts’ muffin with Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift Pad. Wait 8 mins and then wipe off lifted ink. Cut out vellum muffin and white card stock muffin.

Using Quinn’s ABCs die cut the word “hello” out of shinny craft foam. Die cut the word “stud” with Memory Box letter dies. Also die cut blue Lawn Fawn Fancy Wavy Banner.

Assemble the hello banner and then adhere to vellum. Flip vellum over and add adhesive to the vellum where the banner will cover. Adhere to white card stock. Add the word “stud.”

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


Tuesday with Tara {take 203}

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Happy Tuesday! Today’s card is one for which I didn’t really see the end result when I started… which is not normally the way I roll when I’m creating! Usually I have a general idea of which products I will be working with and what my layout will be. For this card, I had a new stamp set “Bee Kind” by Flora & Fauna, some shades of yellow Distress Oxide (Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Squeezed Lemonade) and a honeycomb stencil I figured would work nicely together!

I started with a white card and a Life Changing Blender Brush, applying the inks from darkest to lightest randomly on my paper. I worked my way in from the bottom left and top right corners, leaving some white space. I then selected a honeycomb stamp from the set and filled in some of that white space with it. I grabbed the ‘bee kind’ sentiment and stamped in in Nocturn Versafine Clair, placing it so it was framed nicely by the stenciled background. I added a single bee stamp above the sentiment and the card sat like this for a while, before I finally decided what it needed and came back to it with this bold floral from Tim Holtz’s Wildflower Stems #1.

Once I had my focal point (see how backwards my technique was on this card!?) I finished the rest easily- adding a couple more stamped bees and the delicate “kindness matters” text along the stem (I love that you can curve clear stamps to match the line you are stamping them next to!)

I added a bit of shading on the bees with watercolor pencils (and a touch of Wink of Stella glitter pen) and a simple wrap of twine to finish everything off.

There’s a few smudges here and there, but I’m pleased with the end result on this one! I also can’t wait to play with the rest of the stamps in this sweet little set- there’s some very cute ones!

Inky hugs,

Tara