Posts Tagged ‘DT Kia’

A World of Octobers

Friday, October 16th, 2020

Hello to you all and happy October. This is my favourite time of year hands down. I just love the abundance of colour out my living room window.

I am also playing in the Scrap’n Stamp Random Acts of Cardness, and this is day 16, which is watercolour.

I thought I would share with you an easy way to achieve a watercolour look as well as a no line watercolour.

For my card I am using Picket Fence Studios A World of Octobers stamp set. I first did the centre pumpkin, where I painted the pumpkin with my watercolour using more pigment than water and stamp. I do not do the stem, just the body of the pumpkin. Using a #2 paint brush I then pull the colour from the stamped points to where I want the colour.

This stamp normally has a leaf bottom to it, but I did not transfer it as I wanted to do my own grass. I therefore extended my pumpkin with the watercolour.

When doing this be sure you don’t do the pumpkins all the same, you want each to be different, and you want white space, which will add reflection and give the stamp more dimension.

You do not need watercolours to do this. You can use your distress inks, just be sure to use more pigment than water. Ink up your image well to ensure you will have a good impression and just before stamping lightly spritz with water from higher up. Then pull out the ink with your damp paint brush remembering to leave white space.

I have a paint brush with different heights of hair that I use to do my grass. You can also use a small brush and do the sweeps, or a fan brush will work as well.

When doing the sky I added in two of the colours that I used on the left pumpkin, which was a transparent orange and pink. I then added some falling leaves from the set stamping with VersaFine Clair inks in glamorous and tulip red. I then stamped the sentiment using pinecone.

And to finish, I splattered with a mixture of water and ivory perfect pearls.

Following are links for a few of the products I have used for this card today. Of course you can do this technique with just about any image that gives a good start to watercolour.

Thank you for visiting today. I will see you next time.



Friday, September 18th, 2020

Hello all. Kia here with you today to share my card made for the 30 Day Random Acts of Cardness challenge. Today it is day 18, time for foil.

Brush Stroke Foiling is the full name. There are several ways to do this technique, but for my card I used my fingers, no machines destroyed in the making this card!

I am using Arches watercolour paper for my project today, along with a die from Impression Obsession which I happen to have the coordinating stamp for. You don’t need to have the stamp to do this card, having the die works just fine, as you can see from the die cut I have done.

I started by colouring the stamp with the Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens in Fresh Green and Azure Blue, and spritzing with water before stamping. When doing the die leaves, I spritzed with more water to get the colours to blend.

I then die cut two of the sentiments dies from the Arches paper and painted one with the Fresh Green, setting it aside to dry along with the leaves die.

In the meantime using the Gansai Tambi Pearl watercolour set I did splatters with the green, blue and gold paints on my card base.

Using an old paint brush I applied the Mono glue to the leaves die working from the bottom up and making sure I was making lines with the glue. I then laid the deco foil gold side up over the die and rubbed where I had the glue with my forefinger, then peeling the foil away from the leaves. I did the same with the wishes die, except I used my finger to apply the glue in random areas, then burnished.

I cut up some foam squares and added them to the back of the leaves to attach to the card base, doing the same with the sentiment die. I then added some gems to finish my card.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s card and wish to thank you for visiting us here at Scrap’n Stamp.

Following are Affiliate links for the products that I have used for this card, at no extra cost to you.


Magical Seasons Greetings

Monday, August 31st, 2020

It is 21C or 71F and I am making Christmas cards. I can’t think of a better time, can you.
Today I have a new technique to share with you for today’s Random Act of Cardness Challenge called Bordered.
You might wonder what that means. I am talking about Bordered Sentiments. The tutorial discusses one way to do these kind of cards, and today I am going to share another way.

I first cut my panel slightly smaller than my card base. I did not want a white border running across my card, so I first sponged on my background colour, which is Distress Oxide ink in Worn Lipstick. I then placed artists tape over the sentiment area on an angle to fit the sentiment I wanted to use. Once the tape was secure I blended on Picked Raspberry and Candied Apple.

I let the panel dry somewhat before adding the stencil over the panel then adding the Glitter gel. I did a fairly thick layer, which I think gives the card a lot of dimension. Considering the amount of gel it really took very little time to dry.

In my mini Misti I arranged the panel and sentiment, stamping with VersaMark Embossing Ink. I laid paper towel over the trees before adding my embossing powder so as not to get any on the trees. I little got on the lower left tree, but it dusted off.

I was sure to heat up my heat gun well before embossing the powder, so it took no time at all, and I did not get hardly any warping. I fixed that by sticking my panel on my Stay-tion under the magnets for about 15 minutes, warping gone.
To finish up this card I put down some of the Nuvo Aqua Shimmer on my work surface and picked it up with a small paint brush to splatter the top of the card panel. It is really pretty IRL. I then attached the panel to my white card base.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s card as much as I enjoyed making it.  
Following are Affiliate Links for the products that I have used for this card, at no extra cost to you.