Posts Tagged ‘Cards’

MISSING YOU

Saturday, February 27th, 2021
Hello and welcome to another post featuring Random Acts of Cardness.  It’s Susan here with todays prompt is Feather. I was thinking about doing a bird but when I was looking through my stash I saw this Zen Leaf 2  from Lavinia and an idea popped into my head straight away. Now I know what you’re thinking – the prompt is feather and I used a leaf but doesn’t it look like a feather to you? It does to me so I went with it.
I used the stamp to cover the front of a white card base, layered on a piece of black cardstock on an angle.
Next I cut a piece of white card stock using the Stitched Rectangle Dies, stamped the feather on an angle then stamped the sentiment from Fran’s Happy Messages by Stampendous.
To add a bit of color I used my Prismacolor pencils. There’s something about blues and greens that are very zen to me so they were the perfect choice for this Zen (Leaf) Feather.
How will you be inspired by this prompt? Be sure to share your creation with us over on the Facebook Scrap’n Stamp Challenge Page. I can’t wait to see.
Have fun!
Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!
Stay safe everyone!!
Susan
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Chill

Monday, January 11th, 2021

It is Day 11 for the Random Act of Cardness and the keyword for today is Chill with the key person being me, Kia.

There is a lot of chill in this card, most especially the look on that little Foxes face. Too cute!

I decided I would create a little scene today using Penny Black’s Winterfield Friends stamp set. I die cut a piece of Hammermill cardstock as I love how Copics blend on this paper. I then stamped the little trees and the fox in place using Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black.

To make some snow ridges I used a piece of torn paper, adding them in using Ranger Distress Oxide ink in Speckled Egg. I then die cut the Winter Greens and coloured with Copic Markers G43, YG63 and YG67 along with R27 on the berries.

For the little trees I used the same colours as above. The Fox is done using Copic Markers E31, E35, W2 and N4. When I searched for reference images the tail was very dark on the Grey Fox, which is what I was going for on this card. Even though he is the Grey Fox, there is still a lot of brown in his coat. For his scarf I used R27 and G14.

The splattering I did using Bleed Proof watercolour by Dr. Ph. Martin’s and a small brush for small splatters. The bigger the brush, the bigger the splatters.

I had a relaxing time making this card today, which is what it is all about. I hope you have enjoyed the process and wish to thank you for your visit.

See you next time, Kia.

Tuesday with Tara {take 273} Poignant Poppies

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!

I’ve got another throwback card for you today, this one was created for our blog hop last November and uses a lot of the same supplies featured in the card we shared for a TBT last week.  Hope you like it!

my card

It wasn’t intentional, but the primary elements I chose were all from My Favorite Things (aka MFT)! I’ve used the Delicate Pretty Poppies stamp set, Framework stencil & Miss You dies. I decided to try my hand at ‘no lines coloring’ for the first time on this card. When I look closely I really wish I had practiced more before sharing, but it’s not bad for a first go at it! LOL

I stamped the poppies (blooms, stems & leaves are all separate stamps so you can create your own arrangements) with Scattered Straw Distress Ink. Once that set for a bit (not because it had to necessarily, but I was nervous and decided to walk away from it!), I set in with my Copics, starting with an outline in my mid-tone color. I won’t go into details of my technique because I really don’t think it was that great… I actually think I’ll look for a tutorial to watch before trying again!

finishing details

Once I finished coloring my poppies, I selected Lawn Fawn’s Dotted Square dies to cut it out. I also cut a larger layer in black to frame my design. The white background needed some detail, so I chose to take a risk and stencil over/around my image. I used the MFT Framework stencil, Distress Ink in Scattered Straw & Vintage Photo and gently inked the white space with a Life Changing Blender Brush by Picket Fence.

I finished off the card with a bit of washi tape & bling to highlight the die cut sentiment. On the card base, I stamped a poppy and sentiment from the stamp set multiple times in Scattered Straw for some subtle detail, then added a strip of torn paper and red twine to anchor it all. On a simple card, those little details can make a big difference!

 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see some of you sharing poppy themed makes in our Facebook group over the next few days!

Inky hugs,

Tara