Posts Tagged ‘DT Kia’

Abstract Florals

Monday, April 5th, 2021

Are you ready for some Abstract Florals, made easy with a Penny Black Brushstroke stamps and Tombow markers.

My thought process for both of these cards was my favourite watercolour look, being abstract painting, this time done using a stamp instead of freehand.

I did the card on the right first using Arches cold press watercolour paper and the markers along with my Misti. Starting with the leaves I coloured using turquoise and green. I then spritzed the paper and the stamp with water and stamped, then held the piece up horizontally spritzing the colour on the leaves and stem giving the abstract look. I then dried the area with my heat gun.

Moving on to the flowers, I added three layers of colour. The first colour being Orange, spritzed and stamped, the second Yellow, spritzed and stamp and the final being Dark Pink spritzed and stamped. Again I held the piece up and added more water to the colours allowing them to bleed out.

Once dry I did the splatters using the turquoise marker and water, added in Gold Perfect Pearls mixed with water then splattering on Gouache mixed with water. Finishing off I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Warm Breeze then attached the card to a coral base using foam tape.

For this card I used some of the same techniques, however as I am working with Neenah cardstock I cut down on the water considerably.

I coloured the leaves and stem as previously, using the turquoise and green along with a light spritz of water. For the flowers I used a red marker only. But before colouring I spritzed the floral part of the stamp with water and stamped on the card panel. This activates the card stock, leaving texture where the flowers will be.

I then dried the stamp and coloured using the red marker, and stamped. I did not need more water as the cardstock was still damp from the spritzing. I dried the panel then stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne and attaching to a turquoise card base using foam tape.

I enjoyed making these cards and I hope you have enjoyed them as well. Following are Affiliate links to the store for the products that I have used for this card today, at no extra cost to you.


Happy Birthday

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Hello stampers. Kia here today to share my Random Act of Cardness card for day 22, which is the Side Fold Card.

But, I also have a giveaway for you which I am so excited about. The Scrap’n Stamp 13th Birthday Celebration continues, and with that comes gifts. And yes, I have one for you. Being that this is all about Birthday’s I picked My Favorite Things Balloon Bouquet Stamp and Die set for my giveaway. Many thanks go out to Scrap’n Stamp for supplying this gift to you, which has a combined pre-tax value of $51.50!

It is very easy to enter to win, simply leave a comment on this post, or on my blog post. At month end I will combine the comments and randomly pick a winner. It is that easy.

Back to my card for today. For this Side Folded card I decided I would go back to my roots of card making, where I once did this style a lot. It is time consuming, but so worth the effort.

Using Colorado Craft Company Birthday Wishing I stamped on Hammermill cardstock using VersaFine Clair ink in Pinecone and proceeded to colour with Copic markers. I used E57, E43 and E41, in that order doing 3 layers of each. For the balloon I used R32, R21 and R02 with 2 layers. On the Bunny’s cheeks I used R20.

I made my card base using Kraft cardstock as follows. Using a 4.25 x 11 inch piece of card, I scored at 4.25, then at 5.5 inches.

Once scored I folded at the 5.5 inch score line as I normally would, but glued together the 1.25 inches of the side fold, which leaves a 4.25 square working space. So cute.

For my card I decided to decorate with designer papers. These papers are by Mintay called Bird Song. They are old-ish, so not easy to find, but I thought they would work perfectly for this design.

Once I was finished colouring the bunny stamped on the Hammermill paper I fussy cut the bunny out, ignoring everything except the actual bunny and the balloon.

I then stamped the image on my card front and added colour as I did on the main piece. I styled the fussy cut pieces and attached to the card front using foam squares and finished by adding ribbon to the side fold along with a scattering of sequins.

The inside is also finished with the coordinating papers, and I stamped the sentiment from the set using VersaFine Clair ink in Warm Breeze.

I hope you will give this technique a try and share them with us on our Facebook Challenge page.

Thank you for visiting with us today. Following are Affiliate links for the products that I used for this card, at no extra cost to you.


Butterfly Thoughts

Monday, March 8th, 2021

Hello to all, Kia here with you today to share this card which I have done for Day 8 of the Random Act of Cardness challenge, which is embossing. I have done the “paste” kind of embossing for my card.

I love this new die from Penny Black, for its simplicity and sweetness, so I thought I would do a card to show it off.

The stencil I am using for my background is from Picket Fence, which is done on my card base front. I first inked the stencil with Cracked Pistachio Oxide ink, inking just the part that would have contact with my card. I then placed the stencil over the card, ink side up, and taped it in place. This would be a bad time for the stencil to move!

I then applied the Distress Texture Paste across the inked area and smoothed it out. I made sure to leave a bit at the bottom for my sentiment. I was careful in removing the stencil and placed it in water straight away. I went ahead and washed my palette knife, and left the card to dry naturally.

I don’t use heat to dry paste or even inks as I do not like how it distorts the card. I would rather give the piece time to dry and move on to something else as it does so.

In this case I moved on to the butterflies that I ran through my Gemini Jr. and began to colour using Copic Markers. I used these colours in this order: YG03, Y13, BG11, RV10, BV01 giving each 2 layers of ink. I then styled the butterflies giving them movement for my card.

Before attaching them to my card I did some splatters with the Cracked Pistachio, Worn Lipstick and Squeezed Lemonade. I then attached the Butterfly String to the card front using foam squares and Nuvo adhesive at the sides.

To finish up I added drops of Crystal Drops, and stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Tulip Red.

I do hope you enjoy this card, and thank you for your visit. Following are Affiliate links to the Store for the products that I have used to make this card. at no extra cost to you.