Posts Tagged ‘impression obsession’

Happy Hugs

Sunday, January 16th, 2022

Hello all! My card today is an extra for this month, hence it does not have a prompt word.

I wanted to share with you a technique for using Zig Kuretake Gem watercolours. When I watercolour using the Gem colours I have wanted the colour more intense, so I mix the Gem colours with distress ink colours, and the results you can see in this card and another card I did yesterday.

This card is done to send a girlfriend for Valentine’s Day, so I wanted to add special things that I know she will love. Like the texture paste applied using a heart stencil. and the die cut heart border die painted with the Kuretake red colour.  And of course, the hugs die added to the finish along with the gems.

It is a card that is sure to be loved by my friend and I hope you have enjoyed it being shared with you and I thank you for your visit.

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The Mask

Monday, May 10th, 2021

It is Day 10 for Random Act of Cardness Day and I (Kia) am here to talk backgrounds. On this card I decided to use a lighter background, where I would normally make it darker, especially given I am using texture paste. But not today.

Today we have Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink with Distress Texture paste in Matte put through a handmade stencil. You know those postcard size pieces of mail you will get from companies advertising which have a plastic like finish. That is what I used to cut my Penny Black Geometric die. The paste slides right off when you apply it, going where I want it to go.

Once finished with the paste I set the card aside to dry. I then stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Warm Breeze on Vellum paper and heat embossed using clear embossing powder.

Next up I die cut the masks using Neenah cardstock and coloured with Copic markers, using BG32 and BG09. On the larger mask I used both colours and on the small mask the BG32.

I then styled the masks and attached foam squares to the back of both.

To finish up I secured the vellum piece using vellum tape, which does not show through the vellum. I then attached the Masks and added a splattering of sequins.

A bit of a change for me, but I am pleased with the results. I hope you enjoy this card as well.

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Adding Texture Adds Interest

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Happy Friday, my friend! It’s Deb here, from the Design Team. I hope that your week went well, and you’re looking forward to the weekend. Maybe you’ll have time for some creating? Today’s post might be of interest to you, if you will be crafting. Adding texture to your cards adds interest. And adding interest usually equals adding a “wow”! Let’s have a look, shall we?

RANGER TEXTURE PASTE

One way of adding texture is to add texture paste. You can either add it randomly, if you’re going for an unstructured look. Or, you can use it with a stencil, for a more defined shape. I chose to use the Ranger Texture Paste with the Tim Holtz Bricked stencil. Since the stencil is of bricks, I knew I wanted to colour the texture paste so it wasn’t the white it is in the tub. Did you know that you can use Ranger Alcohol Inks to colour your texture paste? Yes – you can!

Adding Texture Adds Interest

I love using my Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-tion for this technique! First, scoop out about a tablespoon of texture paste onto your mat. Next, add 2-3 drops of alcohol ink to the paste. Use your palette knife to mix the alcohol ink into the paste. If you want a darker colour, add more ink. (I used Ranger Pebble alcohol ink). When you’ve got the colour you want, apply the paste through the stencil, with your palette knife.  The Make Art Stay-tion comes with 4 magnets, so it’s easy to hold your cardstock and the stencil in place. (for backup, I used a couple of pieces of Purple Tape on the cardstock side).

When you’re finished applying the texture paste, lift off the stencil, and set aside the cardstock piece. Now, be sure to wipe off your Stay-tion and the stencil with a damp towel or paper towels, before the paste hardens.  As long as you clean it right away, it wipes off immediately!

CARD DETAILS

Another way to add texture is with embossing powder. First, stamp the ‘hello’ from the MFT Well, Hello stamp set in Versamark ink, onto white cardstock. Next, cover it with gold embossing powder, and then set with a heat tool. Now, use the coordinating Sweet Hello dies to die cut the sentiment.

The texture paste dries quite quickly, as long as you don’t apply it too thick. Set up this panel in your stamp platform, and line up the Impression Obsession Peek-aBoo Kitty with the side of the bricks.  Next, ink up the stamp, and then press firmly onto the panel.  I used the Gina K. Faded Brick ink for the kitty, and the Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Bright Pink marker for the heart.

Adding Texture Adds Interest

Colour in the kitty with your choice of colours. Next, attach the die cut ‘hello’ with foam squares or tape. Add the card front to a panel of light blue cardstock with foam tape. Finally, add the card front to a light yellow card base.

Adding Texture Adds Interest

We’ve actually added texture 3 different ways to this card. First, with the texture paste; second with the heat embossing, and 3rd with the die cutting. So by adding texture, we’ve added a lot of interest to this card. Otherwise, it could have easily been a simple, one layer card.

SUPPLIES

Did you notice that my card today works for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Random Acts of Cardness Daily Challenge?! Yes, I planned it that way! I hope I’ve given you some ideas on how to add texture, and interest, to your project! Be sure to add your ‘texture’ project to the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook challenge page HERE, and use the hashtag #SNSCHALLENGE when adding it there, and when sharing on your other social media platforms.

Adding Texture Adds Interest

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