Posts Tagged ‘Distress Oxide’

Making Mountains out of Stencils

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

Hi Everyone! It’s Susan.

I hope you are all keeping safe and well during this Corona outbreak.

In keeping with the stencil theme from this months hop I’ve decided to use my stencils instead of stamps to create a scene on my card. Triangles for mountains and a circle for the sun – pretty basic – it reminded me of working with kids in the primary grades and making pictures using shapes. It was fun.

I used the MFT’s Basic Triangle Shapes stencil and some distress oxide inks to make the mountains. I started with Peeled Paint and blended the ink over one of the triangles onto a piece of white card stock.

Next I made a mask to cover up the first triangle and then using Iced Spruce and a larger triangle I added another mountain. When I peeled off the mask the larger mountain is in the background.

I decided I wanted a sun shining on those mountains so I used MFT’s Basic Circles Shapes Stencil with Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey Distress Oxide Inks. I did this on a scrap piece of card stock and fussy cut it out.

I have a little trick I want to share.  You may already know this trick and I did too but sometimes I forget about it and get frustrated lining my stamps up and then I remember to do this and it’s like a new trick again. (I’m easily amused haha).

Place your sentiment on the line of  a grid paper or along the edge of a ruler. This ensures that it’s straight. Pick up the sentiment with your block. If you’re block doesn’t have lines on it then line the edge of your block to the line on the grid paper just above your sentiment.  Simple right, yet I often forget about it. It’s great for when you don’t have a stamp positioning tool.

Back to the card. I made another mountain on scrap paper using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink and a smaller triangle. I cut it out and added it the card panel with craft foam for some dimension. I adhered the sun and cut the whole panel down.

The sentiment on this card is actually one stamp. It’s from MFT as well and is I cut it apart because I wanted part of it under the mountains and part of it above them.  If I want to use the sentiment as one then I can easily line them back up. It’s a great way to stretch your stamps.

To finish the card I layered it onto grey, green and kraft card stock to coordinate with the mountains and then onto a white card base.

This was a very simple but satisfying card to make. As I’m looking at the picture above and typing this up I have the urge to doodle on those mountains. Hmmmm time to make another card 😉

Thanks so much for visiting me here today.

Stay safe and well.

Hugs,

Susan

 

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Tuesday with Tara {take 239} Good Cluck!

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Happy Tuesday & Happy St Patrick’s Day!  With everything going on in the world right now, I thought it’d be fun to throwback to a punny card I made last year that just happens to be GREEN 🙂 I hope it brings a smile to your day!

For my card today, I was excited to play with the new Funny Farm set from Tim Holtz, together with Media Marks.

I created a background with Distress Oxide Inks in Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover & Peacock Feathers and set that aside to dry.  I stamped the ‘good cluck’ chicken on a white die cut circle and colored it with Watercolor Pencils & a bit of Distress Oxide that was leftover on my work surface from the background.

I had a variety of circles pre-cut, and played around with a layout for my card, finally deciding to scatter some smaller circles which I would stamp with the eggs from the chicken stamp and some of the markings in the same colors as my background.  I die cut the word ‘cluck’ from white cardstock (this is a Tim Holtz strip die called Chip Block) and inked up the word ‘good’ from the sentiment on Dina’s new flower set.  I decided that glitter would be a nice finishing touch and added a variety of Nuvo Drops to my word and the eggs in my images.

Greens and blues are faves of mine… so I decided to do sort of an ombré glitter 🙂

And that’s about it!  There’s some great images and puns in this stamp set, I’m still having fun with them a year later!   I’ll be back next Tuesday with a new card 😉

inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 235} A Million Thanks

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  This week I finally had some creative time with some Wendy Vecchi products!  I used the Make Art Stay-tion for the first time- it’s  a 12×12 magnetic surface that includes a magnetic ruler and 4 strong magnets to hold your work in place (perfect for stencils as you’ll see here).  The bonus for me is that having it means I have a 12×12 works space, instead of my typical 8ish inches amidst my messy workspace!  LOL

I worked with the ‘A Million Thanks‘ set, which includes stamps, dies and a stencil.  It’s a pretty great little package!

I decided to see how the coordinating stencil worked, so used it with Distress Oxide Ink (just two shades) to color the large floral image in this set.  It’s pretty neat!  Here’s a few pics of the steps using the stencil on the Make Art Stay-tion.  Before I started, everything was stamped with Versafine Clair in Nocturne.

I used Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink to color the flower through the stencil with an Ink Blending Tool (I prefer the new mini tool, though I have plenty of the old rectangular ones, so just use a mini ink blending foam on the larger base!

Each leaf has it’s own stencil, and the one you see me using in this next photo even has two parts to include inking that teeny section of the leaf.  I’ve used Lucky Clover Distress Oxide for these.

I’m sure all of you are familiar with how to use the coordinating dies with stamps, but here’s a pic showing how I use washi tape to hold everything in place.

This card layout was inspired by a sketch I saw on Instagram by Freshly Made Sketches.  It’s a pretty great one that I’m sure I’ll use again!  After trying a few different pieces of card stock for the rectangular panel, I dug through some 6×6 pads and found this black & white buffalo plaid paper which I think is PERFECT on this card!  The only other detail I added was some Nuvo Glitter Drops in Aquatic Mist to the berry sprigs.

I made a second card as well, just slightly different colors but the same basic design.  The card base is bolder than the first card, so I used a pearlescent white layer and a stamped sentiment on kraft as my accent pieces.  This one also has the additional die cut sprigs & butterfly on it.

My images also have a tiny it of shading on them, which I did with a pencil crayon.

The A Million Thanks stamp set also includes some sentiments that will be perfect inside of these cards.  I love when you get lots of variety in a single set!

Inky hugs,

Tara