Posts Tagged ‘distress ink’

Love is in the Air BLOG HOP

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Hello and welcome to our January 2019 BLOG HOP “Love is in the Air”… we’ve already been seeing some stunning entries on our Facebook Challenge page for the challenge with this same theme, and today we are bringing you some sweet samples from our Creative Design Team!   We are a small group this month, but have seen some amazing entries for our Design Team Call and look forward to introducing several new members next month 🙂  As thanks for your comments on each blog along the hop, we’re giving away one $50 Gift Certificate and each designer will get to give away a Valentines gift pack (set of heart clear stamps, rub ons, red pen, and sparkly paper value $25). So please, leave us some LOVE as you visit our blogs!  Winners will be announced Jan 25 right here on the SNS blog!

 

I had a hard time getting started on this card… really hadn’t picked up any of the amazing new Valentine’s Day products yet, so I was looking for a fresh idea to use the products I already had to fit the theme!  I decided to go for it with the ‘air’ part of the theme and started thinking about birds & butterflies… and finally decided to see if I could create a heart full of a variety of fabulous die cuts!  I started with gathering up some dies I thought might have something I could use- words, birds, flowers, butterflies… The dies I chose were all from Memory Box & Sizzix and included a variety of sizes for me to work with.

Memory Box: Fancy Blossoms, Butterfly Delights, Resting Birds

Tim Holtz/Sizzix: Feather & Ravens, Funky Florals #2, Handwritten Love, 1″ Alpha Numeric

Next I inked up some watercolor card stock with a variety of Distress Ink.  I chose reds & corals for this project, and blended them with lots of water for a vibrant base.

My colors were Distress Ink: Festive Berries, Abandoned Coral, Ripe Persimmon, Candied Apple

Once the background was dry I placed it on my magnetic platform for my Sizzix Big Shot (a life saver when working with so many different pieces!) and fit as many shapes as I could onto the paper, then ran it through the Big Shot twice to make sure the detailed designs cut through the textured paper.

I did a rough heart shape cut by hand from some scrap paper and used it as my template to figure out a layout.  Because of the large size of my ravens, I decided to use a 5×7 card as my base.  Once i was satisfied with the design, I started arranging them on the background I had stamped (C-A-C Script Cover a Card background by Impression Obsession) and inked already. 

I kept the rest of the card very simple, adding a pearl layer on the kraft base.  I added some clear rhinestones and Nuvo Glitter Drops in some of the open spaces of my design and finished it off with a bit of red foil around the edges of the heart design as well.

It was a fun project that used lots of patience and my trusty glue pen!

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Have fun!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Poppin’ up to say it’s been a slice!

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

Happy almost New Year! Time has been flying by and I can’t wait to see what new adventures await for 2019. I’m LOVING the new Lawn Fawn release and have a super cute card to share today.

I started by creating the background using the Polka Heart Backdrop and Bristol Smooth card stock. Next, I blended Distress Oxide inks in Worn Lipstick and Wilted Violet. I then stamped and colored in the main images from Let’s Toast with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and alcohol markers.

Next up, I worked on the interactive portion using the Let’s Toast Pull Tab Add-On. You can check out the full tutorial over on the Lawn Fawn Blog here.

I mixed and matched sentiments from both the Let’s Toast set and a New Year greeting from my stash. I heat set white embossing powder on black card stock which hid the pull tab mechanism perfectly. To finish off the card I added coordinating party accessories and clear sparkle marker overlay.

I hope you have a fabulous New Year! It’s been a blast being a part of the Scrap ‘N Stamp design team and I can’t wait to see all the new challenges and projects from the sidelines.

-Jessica

Lawn Fawn – Clear Stamp – Let’s Toast
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Lawn Fawn – Dies – Let’s Toast Pull…
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Lawn Fawn – Dies – Polka Heart…
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Memento – Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black
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Tuesday with Tara {take 101}

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

First, can I just say WOW!  Y’all blew me away with your comments on my 100th post, it was such a joy & encouragement to see all of you stop by and I hope you keep coming back!  If you follow us on facebook, hopefully you caught the video of the draw last night – Congrats to the winner of the $100 gift certificate:

Karen

Beautiful work! Always love to see your ideas.

Happy shopping Karen!
‘Tis the season of graduations… Today I’m sharing a card that came about from assorted bits & pieces I had leftover from other projects!  I often color extra images and ink extra pieces when I’m creating, and sometimes I’m lucky enough to find a few that just work together… like this bird image, and the orange & blue background pieces!
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I thought he’d be cute with the “crazy things” grad cap & diploma, so I pulled some color from the blue Colorburst background with a wet paintbrush to be certain it would match.  Once dry, I covered the cap with nuvo glitter drops 💙, which turned out pretty fabulous!  A bit of clear embossing paste through a stencil added more shine & texture to the background.  I kept everything else simple- a black stamped greeting (also by Dina Wakley) and some orange sheer ribbon finish it off!
Here’s a closer look at my little bird…
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Hope you like it, thanks so much for stopping by!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials used:

Dina Wakley bird & sentiment stamp (not the exact stamps I used, but these are still available to purchase!)

Color burst

Crazy Things accessory stamps by Tim Holtz

Tim Holtz Scribbles Stencil

Clear Embossing Paste/ 3D gloss gel

Black Archival Ink

Nuvo Glitter Drops

Sheer Ribbon

3d foam adhesive