Posts Tagged ‘cardmaking’

More Hot Foiling

Saturday, January 25th, 2020

Hi crafty friends and welcome back.  It’s Sandi here and I decided it was time for some more HOT FOILING.   I combined it with  Gina K Peaceful Floral.  I haven’t used my hot foil machine since before Christmas and I recently purchased the Spellbinders Glimmer Scattered Dot Pattern die as I thought it would make a great background.

Before Diving into the card, just a note:   Raya is offering 10% Off Hot Foil products over in the Scrap ‘N Stamp Store starting today through Jan 30th, get the coupon code at the end of this post.  Thank you Raya!

More Hot Foiling

I also decided to try foiling on card stock vellum (40 lb) to see how it worked and looked, and I think it looks FABULOUS.  This is the 40 lb vellum, often referred to as card stock vellum, I have not tried the lighter vellum, as I think it might pucker with the heat, I’ll give that a go another day, LOL.

 

More Hot Foiling

The card sentiment is also hot foiled.  This is Spellbinders Glimmer Best Day Ever die plate gold foiled onto Gina K Turquoise Sea card stock.

Card details:

  • I die cut a piece of Gina K Turquoise Sea card stock with the Penny Black Leaf Stitched Frames.
  • Next I attached my foiled piece of vellum to the back of the frame before attaching it to my A2 card base.
  • I heat foiled the sentiment and added that with foam squares to add dimension to my card.

  • I used my MISTI to stamp the Gina K Peaceful Floral image onto a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 piece of White card stock.  Using the Misti allows me to stamp a couple of times to get a nice dark outlined.
  • I used the Gina K Amalgam Black Ink for this as it’s waterproof and Copic friendly.
  • Next I colored the image with only SIX Copics:  The flower is done with BG11, BG13, BG49 and the leaves in YG03, YG17 and YG67
  • You may notice a bit of green in the flowers:  I like to take the lightest green and use it for a little highlight in the flowers, I think it really adds life to the image.

More Hot FoilingOnce the floral image was colored I cut it out and used small pieces of foam squares on the back to attach it to the card to again add a bit of depth.

That’s it, a quick and easy monochromatic card, with a pop of wow thanks to my Gemini Hot Foil Machine.

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I have listed the products I used below, you can click on them for a larger view

Until next time – Happy Stamping

 

 

 


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