Posts Tagged ‘distress inks’

Joy Stocking

Monday, December 6th, 2021

Kia here with you today for Day 6 of the Random Act of Cardness series here at Scrap’n Stamp. My prompt word is Sparkle, and there is a lot of Sparkle on this card, even though the photo does not pick it up easily.

Any stamp that has birds is a must have for me, well almost any! This stamp from Woodware caught my attention, and today is the perfect day to use it. To start I stamped using VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne on Arches Cold Press watercolour card.

I wanted to watercolour and decided to use distress inks. The colours are Rustic Wilderness, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Barn Door, Candied Apple, Kitsch Flamingo, Speckled Egg and Brushed Corduroy.

I painted in layers to add deeper colour to areas of the stocking and added shading with the Twisted Citron. To bring in the red to the shading I pulled the colour from the stocking using water for a bit of unexpected. For the fur I used white Posca Pen, and dropped in hints of the Speckled Egg and Twisted Citron for interest.

Once I was finished with painting, I added pink dots using a gelly roll pen to the shaded area. For the stocking I added dots using my white gelly roll pen. I then added Nuvo Glitter Gloss to the white dots on the stocking, along with on the birds backs.

To finish my card I attached the piece to a Pinecone card base. I then die cut the Joy sentiment using red Glitter cardstock and glued it to the front of the card. I would normally stack my sentiment, but not with glitter card, and I am very low on red card, so I did not stack this time. Please forgive me!

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When It Snows

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Hello to you, Kia here with you today for day 22 of the Random Act of Cardness series. Today’s prompt is Scenes, and that is what I have done using Penny Black stamps and distress inks.

First I am using Fabriano Hot Press watercolour paper for my card today. I have trimmed it to fit a 4.5×6 inch card base, matting with black card from Gina K Designs.

This card was not planned, it sort of fell together. I started with the birch trees and took it from there. Clearly, finding a stamp that would fit and balance the card would be nice. Alas, I came upon the Quietude stamp, which I think is perfect.

To start I stamped the Birch trees on a piece of copy paper, then stamped on the watercolour paper using VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne.

I used the mask to cover the trees and stamped the Quietude stamp using Rustic Wilderness distress ink, with nothing on the reeds. I then added Walnut Stain spritzed with water to the reeds, then to ensure they were waterproof I went over them with a brown Sharpie fine liner pen.

As I went I let the colours dry before adding more layers of colour which helps keep the colours bright.

To finish up my scene I used Bleedproof white watercolour to paint the snow, adding in bits of Abandoned Coral, which I also added to the heart in the tree. I was also wearing a coral top, hence the coral below the picture too!

Using white Gouache mixed with water I added a lot of splatter for the snow, and while still wet I added splatters of Perfect Pearls.

The scene is matted with Gina K Design black onyx card which is glued to a Neenah card base.

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Die Stenciling

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Hello all! Kia here with you today to share my card for Random Act of Cardness, keyword Stencil.

To start my card I first stenciled the background using distress inks in peeled paint, twisted citron and squeezed lemonade. I knew I wanted to use this die by Spellbinders but I was not sure how I wanted to use it.

I opted to use opaque crackle paste for the texture that it would add to the flower, and to ensure it would cover the stenciling underneath. I die cut the flower using 80lb. cardstock to use as my stencil. This will not hold up so be sure to remove it as soon as you are done applying the paste.

I did apply the paste in a rough way, which adds even more texture to the flower.

Once the paste was dry I applied squeezed lemonade, kitsch flamingo and barn door to the flower using the small circle brush from my Life Changing Brushes. I then added Midas Touch Shimmering Pen.

Again, once all was dry I die cut another flower die piece from 110lb. Neenah card, and glued it in place. I then trimmed the card panel to size and using glue attached it to my card base.

I then die cut two of the Gina K Design hugs, one from red glitter card and the other from black cardstock, gluing them together, then gluing to the flower.

This was such a fun card to make and I hope I have inspired you to try die stenciling.

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