Posts Tagged ‘beach’

Summer Sunshine – Sunny Vibes

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Happy Lazy Sunday!

MFT Sunny Vibes

Hey Crafty friends!  It’s Chala and I am here today to share some cardmaking inspiration with you!  If you are playing along with us on the Scrap’N Stamp Facebook Challenge page then you know that our word for the day is SUMMER!  I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word summer I automatically think of sunshine!  This is something I don’t feel like we have had a lot of here in Calgary….but here is hoping today’s card warm you up just the same!

I am loving MFT’s new Sunny Vibes stamp set and it is perfect to create a summer scene card.  I first played around by creating a custom one layer background piece.  I chose a few images and stamped them with Memento Black Tuxedo ink and did some simple Copic colouring.  I just love the little critter lounging with its book!   I added a grey shadow to each of the images to give the background piece a bit of depth.  I then used the larger MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle Die and mounted that onto some orange cardstock and then adhered that to an A2 side folding card.  For the sentiment I chose to keep it simple with white heat embossing on black cardstock and then cut that into a banner and adhered it with foam adhesive to add dimension.

MFT Sunny Vibes MFT Sunny Vibes

For my second card I pulled out the Summer Sunshine 6″ x 6″ paper pad from Taylored Expressions.  This paper pad has some fun bright colours and patterns that will add the perfect pop of colour to any card.

My Mom has been doing some quilting and created a beautiful summer patch quilt picnic blanket for my kids.  This inspired my next card.  I used a small square stitched die and die cut 6 patterned pieces and 6 white squares.  Using my Stamp Perfect Tool I was able to quickly then stamped the sunshine onto the white squares and Copic coloured them.  I then arranged them onto some green cardstock similar to that of what you may find on a quilt.  For the sentiment, I die cut a “You are my Sunshine” sentiment several times and stacked them together using Gina K Connect Adhesive.  To make the sentiment pop I added some Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen.  I LOVE the sparkle that this pen gives!

For my final card I wanted to create a beach scene.  I used the MFT Cloud stencil and blended Distress Oxide inks in the colours Broken China and Salty Ocean with one of my smaller Picket Fence Blending Brushes.  I like to do my ink blending on the Wendy Vechhi Make Art Stay-tion as I can use the magnets to hold my project in place while blending.  I die cut some brown cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Hillside Stitched Borders.  I stamped,  Copic coloured and fussy cut out the sunshine, bucket, shell, sandcastle and the puppy holding the sun umbrella with my cutter bee scissors and then adhered them with some of the Gina K liquid adhesive.  This gave me time to wiggle the images into the perfect place.  I again used a simple black cardstock and white heat embossed sentiment cut into a banner.  I wanted to add some more interest to the scene and decided to use my wavy die cut rectangle to give the edge a fun look.  I then adhered this to an A2 size side folding card…and…you guessed it…I added some more sparkle  to the shell and the sunshine with the Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen.

MFT Sunny Vibes MFT Sunny Vibes

I really enjoyed how all three cards turned out and how different each one was.  I have a few more ideas for this set but ran out of time!

If you want to see these cards come together you can check out the YouTube video here:

Remember to share your Summer inspired cards over at the Scrap’N Stamp Facebook Challenge Page!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

~Chala

SNS Perfect Pearls June Blog Hop

Friday, June 5th, 2020

This weekend you can save 10% on all Perfect Pearls products!  It’s a great time to try out a fabulous product that’s been around for years, but might be new to you!  As usual, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate for the SNS online store to one of our amazing readers who leaves comments on our posts along the hop, so please… let us know what you think of our projects!

Perfect Pearls have been around for a long time, but have recently been re-branded/launched by Ranger to introduce them again as a great addition to the Letter It Line.   The new starter sets are fantastic, with two colors of Perfect Pearls, a small fluffy brush and a mini Perfect Medium Ink Pad.  My project today uses Letter It Set #3 with the addition of a single color, Sunflower Sparkle.  SNS has some of the original sets in stock as well and they are an even better value since they include 4 colors & two brushes!

My card today also features the Feathered Friends die set by Tim Holtz, She Sells She Sells stamps by Jane Davenport & Just Because stamps by Concord & 9th for the sentiment.   I also used some mini mister spray bottles to turn these pretties into shimmer sprays- you’re gonna want to try it!   I had my doubts along the way how this would all come together, but now that it’s done, I’m ready for another trip to the beach!

I used the Perfect Pearls in three different ways on this card.  First, I stamped in Perfect Medium and brushed the Pearls over the stamped image.  Perfect Pearls are a pearly pigment powder that has a binder mixed in with them, so they will bind to water or a wet medium.  You can see an example of this on the shells that are stamped directly on the kraft “sand” layer of my card.  Next, I painted with them, adding shimmer to some shells which I embossed in white on kraft.  (Side note- Perfect Medium also makes a great embossing ink!) I then used a wet paint brush dipped into the Perfect Pearls to paint my shells.  You can add layers for more intense color & shimmer, or add water for a subtle shine.

 

 

Lastly, I used them as a spray!  I missed the Perfect Pearls with a bit of water in Mini Mister spray bottles.  I didn’t measure, I simple picked up pigment with a paintbrush and dropped it in. I repeated a few times and then stirred with the same brush to get the color off.  While this photo isn’t the greatest, I hope it gives a good indication of the pearly shimmer all over the card!  I used blue on the sky & water layers and a mix of sunflower and pink on the sand.

I had a few puddles of color left on my craft surface when my card was done, so I selected a few of the shells I gathered at the beach last summer and decided to paint them as well for a perfectly coordinated photo prop.  They turned out so pretty, I had to photograph them on their own with the pearls and the spray bottles!

I can’t wait for you to see what the rest of the girls have been creating with Perfect Pearls!   It’s so fun to see a classic art medium get a fresh start 🙂  Next on the hop is Deborah, and below you will find the full set of links for each of us.  Hop along and enjoy, and don’t forget to leave us comments.  I’d love to know when the last time you used Perfect Pearls was!

Perfect Pearls June Blog Hop

 

Inky hugs,

Tara