Posts Tagged ‘Penny Black Stamps’

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Monday, January 24th, 2022

Kia back with you today to share my card for our Random Act of Cardness challenges. Today’s prompt is “Acetate”. Be sure to join the challenge here.

I used acetate to add colour to the stamped image that shows in the background.

The alcohol inks were added to what would be the backside of my piece of acetate, so I had to think in terms of “opposites”. i.e. the inks had to be applied to the left side of the acetate, etc.

I used very little of the blending solution, using only to lighten the colours as I wanted the image to show through the inks. Once I was finished with the inks and had given ample time for the inks to dry I attached the acetate to my stamped card base using glue in the 4 corners.

I then die cut the frame 3 times centering it on a piece of A2 Hammermill card, which is 100lb. I then glued the 3 pieces together and glued the frame to the card base. I then die cut 4 pieces of Neenah 120lb card for the inside frame, gluing all together and attaching to the inside of the outer frame.

This made this frame stand higher than the outer frame which I think looks much better than the frames being flush.

I added the sticker sentiment to a piece of Neenah card and trimmed the piece, then added to my card using foam squares. To finish I added a few rhinestone gems to the card using the same colours.

I am very pleased with how this turned out, and I hope you will give it a try.

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Monday, January 10th, 2022

Hello all, Kia back with you today to share this card for the Random Act of Cardness challenge. Today’s prompt word is CHILL, and that it is in my neck of the woods.

For my card today I am using Penny Black’s Cozy Cuppa. I decided on a one layer card and used Copic markers to colour.

First up, I decided I wanted the snowflakes to be embossed, so used the one inch cube embossing ink from Tim Holtz to ink only the snowflakes then adding Nuvo Snow Crystal embossing powder.

Once the embossing was done I taped my card down on my work surface straight away. This reduces the warping on the card from the heat embossing. By the time I was finished colouring the card was back to normal.

Using my Copic markers I began to colour. Following are the colours I used.

Her coat including the scarf is YR14, YR18, YR68, YR07, E97 and E37;
Hat colours are YR18, YR07, YR14
Gloves E23, E17, E37
Skin E31, E41, E93;  Lips RV32
Bird is YR21, YR23, YR02
Table E23, E17, E37
Skates C3, Shadow BG11, Steam C3, E31
I finished up my card by stamping the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Pinecone.
This card also goes with our blog hop theme Tea for Two. Just my cup of tea, me and my bird!
Thanks so much for your visit today. Following are Affiliate links for the products I used for this card at no extra expense to you.

Winter Comfort

Monday, December 20th, 2021

Kia here for day 20 of the Random Act of Cardness series. Our prompt word today is “Pine”.

For my card I am using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tall Pines and for my background  I used distress inks in Pine Needles and Chipped Sapphire. The Pines are die cut using Arches cold press watercolour paper, and the shadow below is cut from cardstock.

I put down the Pine Needles and spritzed with water, then smooshed my white card into the ink. Drying the piece between applications I did the same thing with the Chipped Sapphire ink. I tried to keep the piece moving for the ethereal look.

To add ink to the Pines I put down the Pine Needle ink and spritzed with water, then dragged the trees through the ink, continuing several times to ensure good coverage. In the mixture of ink I also spritzed in perfect pearls mixed with water for a bit of sparkle.

Using my heat gun I dried the Pine trees, then glued the trees together with the white card shadowing the green Pines.

Once the background was dry I glued it to my white card base using Tombow glue. I then added the Pine Trees with foam squares to add further dimension to the trees.

And to finish in my original Misti I stamped the sentiment from Penny Black using VersaFine Clair ink.

I really like the moody look of the card, with the background adding that cold winter feel. I hope you have enjoyed it as well.

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