Posts Tagged ‘cardmaking’

Gina K Elegant Asters

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Hi Crafty Friends, Sandi here and my inspiration today is the Gina K Elegant Asters Sepia Card.

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This stamp set has a beautiful selection of flowers and leaves, a fabulous butterfly and some great sentiments (although I didn’t use them for today’s card).

I used four Copic Markers to create my Sepia color for the design pieces: E41, E43, E44 and #47. Once all the images were colored, I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

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For the background, I started with a piece of Gina K Kraft card stock and die cut it with a stitched square die.
I used the Gina K Leafy Stencil and Gina K Kraft Ink with a Life Changing Brush to add a little “background noise” behind where my art pieces would go.
I also inked around the edge before mounting it to a black mat and then my 5 x 5 square top folding card base.

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I repeated the stencil design lightly on the inside of the card and duplicate the mat layers as well before adding the extra art pieces. NOTE: the leaves on this one I left black and white and I really like the contrast to the Sepia flower.

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I used foam squares to attach the art pieces and then added a three layered die cut sentiment.

My final embellishment, I used the Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black to add some interest down the left side of the card.

Here’s a short video I created walking you through the Copic Flicking technique and the sepia color for the card.

Gina K Elegant Asters

Here’s another card I did recently using the same stamp set. This time coloring the flowers in pinks:

Copic Markers used:

Leaves: YG21, YG17, YG23

Flowers: RV13, RV14, RV25

Flower Center Y15

That’s it for me today, I hope you enjoyed my projects with the Gina K Elegant Asters. I have shared the products I used below with links to the Stamp ‘N Scrap Online Store.

Lawn Fawn Build a House!

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Hello and Happy Sunday! Laurie here to share a card featuring the Build A House Die Set from Lawn Fawn. I LOVE this set! As a kid up into my teenage years, I was a huge LEGO fan and one of my favourite things to build were houses. So, in a lot of ways, this set reminds me of that.

I started by die cutting almost all of the pieces out of white cardstock. To add all the colour, I used the Tropical Island Ink Cube Set (also Lawn Fawn) as well as a couple colours from the Ice Cream Parlour and Gazebo Ink Cube Sets. Lawn Fawn has the yummiest colours!

This is fairly time consuming and definitely not something you’d want to mass produce but is so much fun to put together! I used craft foam to add dimension on the door, the canopy and the upper roof line. I tried to create “blinds” out of patterned paper for the windows.

The card base consist of two Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Dies adhered together at the top. I masked off around the edges of the front panel and used the Cloud Stencil from MFT along with Broken China Distress Ink to create a cloudy sky and a hill mask along with Twisted Citron Distress Ink to create some rolling hills.

I glued the house down with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive because I thought there was likely enough dimension going on. The sentiment comes from the Rain or Shine Before n’ Afters stamp set and was stamped onto a white strip of cardstock.

I added a touch of shimmer to the flowers using a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen and a few clear sequins.

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Laurie

Concord and 9th Songbird – watercoloured

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

Hi stamping friends and welcome back. It’s Sandi MacIver here and today my share is using Concord and 9th Songbird – water coloured with the Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens.

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This lovely Songbird from Concord and 9th is perfect for so many occasions:

Concord and 9th Songbird stamp set

It has the beautiful main image, a lovely selection of sentiments and then add on pieces depending on the season you are creating. Spring flowers and leaves, berries and pine cones for winter/Christmas and the larger leaves that I used today for fall. Simply use your stamp positioning tool to add the elements you want.

Concord and 9th Songbird watercoloured

In today’s Video I walk you through the many ways I like to watercolour with the Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens: Direct to paper, blended out with a water brush, diluted on an acrylic block and blended together direct from the pen. I splatter with them too. So versatile, they should be a staple in every craft room.

Here’s today’s video, you can watch it here, or in HD over on my YOUTUBE channel.

Ok, that’s it for me today, I hope you enjoyed my share. Watercolour is our challenge for the month, so create a card and load it to the Scrap N’ Stamp Facebook Challenge Page for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate.

Listed below are the supplies I used for today’s project. Until next time, Happy Stamping and thanks so much for stopping in.