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Monday, July 19th, 2021

Hello all! Kia here with you today for Day 19 of Random Act of Cardness. Today’s word is Rainbows.

I have made 4 cards for today. I think I got a bit carried away, but I was having fun. The colours in a rainbow have all my favourite and I love using them all together, so this was an easy challenge for me.

For the card above I used the Picket Fence stencil applying distress texture paste in Crackle. After letting the paste dry I put down the stencil again and applied the colour via distress ink pads and my Life Changing Brushes. I then added splatters using 3 of the colours, being Candied Apple, Mustard Seed and Wilted Violet and I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Fantasia.

For this Clean and Simple card I am using Heffy Doodles Lighthouse which I stamped with Memento Ink, along with a technique called Pointillism and my Copic markers. I wanted the yellow to be on the top, so that is where I started. I went around adding the start of the colours on the left side of the Lighthouse.

I then added yellow to the light area of the Lighthouse at the top, along with adding yellow in the windows. I coloured the front door in the red, and stamped the sentiment using Memento ink in Tuxedo Black. A fast and easy card to make.

Yes, the colours are done in the reverse – it is what I call a stampers prerogative. I did not like the heavier colours on the right, and did not like the Lighthouse on the left. So, I did it my way. The stripes I did using my Copics and tape to measure out each of the colours.

When finished I die cut the piece with Paper Rose Pierced Rectangles die. I then die cut the red card using the same die set, and cut the piece of orange matting, attaching all together and affixing to my white card base. I then stamped the Lighthouse and sentiment using Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black.

For my final card today,  I came closer to a Rainbow. Using distress inks on watercolour paper I water coloured the colours, meeting the colours as I went to get some blooms happening. Once the ink was dry I stamped the Lighthouse and sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne.

To finish up I matted in black and attached the pieces to a Gina K Design Coral Reef card.

Needless to say, I had a lot of fun, and I hope you enjoy these cards as well. Following are Affiliate links to the products that I used for these cards at no extra cost to you.


A Few Little Birdies …

Monday, July 5th, 2021

Kia here with you today to share my card for our Random Act of Cardness event. It is day 5, which is “Flight”.

And we have “take off” with the birds I used from Dina Wakley Media.  I have used birds from two sets, both by Dina Wakley, being Scribbly Birds, and Scribbly Birds on Branches. For my background I wanted something unusual so opted for a bit of Mixed Media, using Distress Oxide Sprays, and Distress Inks.

First I die cut a piece of Fabriano hot press watercolour paper and using the distress oxide sprays I sprayed my card front. I do this kind of thing in a box that I keep, changing out the papers when necessary. Once the spray ink was dry I put my card back in the box and covered it with my stencil to spray with the Resist spray. The nozzle was clogged so I took off the nozzle so I could clear it, and this is when the excitement started.

My bird CC flew down from her cage where she had been watching me and headed for the box, and me in my panic moved the box – yup the resist spray was inside with the lid off. It of course when all over my card background, and the stencil. I knew I had to act fast so in the waiting water went the stencil, and on my desk went the background where I poured Rose Quartz embossing powder over the area that was full of the resist spray, shaking off the excess.

Once the embossing powder was on the card I could relax a bit and clean up my mess, which I did. Coming back to my card I heat embossed the rose quartz embossing powder. Putting the washed and dried stencil back in place, I added distress ink colours to places around the card.

To add more textures I sprayed the card front with a mixture of Sunflower Perfect Pearls and water. This left water marks and a covering of the perfect pearls. I squealed with delight, it is so darn pretty, I wish you could really see it.

I then stamped the birds, also on Fabriano hot press paper using Ranger Jet Black ink, then painted the birds using the distress inks.  I then die cut the berry branch, and put down some gathered twig distress ink, spritzed with water and dragged the branch through the ink, then added in the Candied Apple on some of the berries using my distress marker.

By this time my background was dry so I attached it to my card base. I then styled the birds and the berry branch, which I also cut in two.  I arranged the birds using the die cut branches for two of the birds, as the Cardinal had his own branch.

To finish I stamped the sentiment, cutting it in half and attached it to the card front, over the “Spill” zone! I then attached a few red pearls around the card.

Clearly, there was much excitement around this card, but it all worked out and CC did survive the flight. I hope you have enjoyed this card today. Following are Affiliate links to the store for the products I have used today, at no extra cost to you.


Butterfly Miss You

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Today, for the Random Act of Cardness, I would like to share with you an old technique called Embossing Folder Stamping, but today I have a bit of a twist.

For this technique you will need watercolour paper, I used Fabriano Hot Press. The smooth nature of the hot press paper soaks up the inks easier than a cold press would.

To start I cut my watercolour paper to size. Using a box lined with waxed paper and paper towels I place my 3D embossing folder with the label side flat in the box.

The twist is I am using Distress Oxide Spray in 3 different colours, and spray each of the colours on the flat labelled side of the embossing folder, ensuring good coverage. I then spray my watercolour paper with water on the front and back to avoid warping and it also helps in soaking up the inks, and give the embossing folder a spray. It does not need a lot of water as there is liquid in the spray.

I leave my paper in place for about 35 seconds or so, being sure not to rub the paper, but touch areas of it with my fingers. How long you leave it will depend on what paper you are using. If you use cold press watercolour paper it would require a longer period of time. When I remove the paper I lift it up from the folder being careful not to drag it and disturb the ink placement.

I set the paper aside to dry and using white cardstock I die cut two rows of the butterfly strings. For the first string I coloured using Copic RV69, and styled the butterflies. For row two I coloured the two outside butterflies using RV25.

On the second from the right butterfly I used YR09 and for the second from the left I used RV04. I then styled the butterflies and once done added foam squares to the bottom row, and glued the top row on using Nuvo adhesive.

When the panel was dry I added black acrylic ink splatters, then stamped the sentiment using the Jet Black ink, masking off the “r” which left “you” instead of “your”. I sponged on Aged Mahogany distress ink along with Vintage Photo distress ink around the edges of the card.

To finish up I attached the embossed stamped panel to my Kraft card base. I then added the butterflies across the mid/top of the card. I love how the deepness of the 3D leaves the negative space clean of ink.

Thank you for joining me today. I enjoyed making this card and I hope you have enjoyed it as well.

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