Posts Tagged ‘Penny Black Stamps’

Create a Distress Oxide Watercolour Background

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Happy Monday! I hope you’re all rested and ready to try something new today! At least, this technique was new to me; perhaps you’ve already tried it & love it. It’s Deb here today, and I’m continuing on with the Scrap ‘N Stamp blog hop theme of Distress Oxide inks for my card today.  I’m here to share with you how to create a Distress Oxide watercolour background.

WINTER TREE

This card is easily done, and doesn’t take long. That meets my criteria for a holiday card that I can mass produce!

The colours I used create an easy ‘northern lights’ effect. You can switch up the colours to create a ‘regular’ night sky, if you prefer.

CARD DETAILS

Start with a panel of watercolour paper. Next, apply the Distress Oxide inks directly to the paper – no blending tool needed! Start with Cracked Pistachio at the top, then Chipped Sapphire in the middle, and finally Blueprint Sketch at the bottom. Spray the entire panel with water, and then spread the colours across the panels, for full coverage. You just want to spread the colour – not work it into the paper. Now, prop your panel up against something, so that it’s at a slant. Allow the piece to dry, so that the water & colours move downwards as it’s drying.

Once your panel is dry, set it  up in your stamping platform, with the Penny Black Winter Tree stamp. Cover the stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and stamp onto the panel. Because of the texture of the watercolour paper, you’ll probably need to ink & stamp twice – that’s why you’re using your stamp platform!

After stamping, use a white gel pen to add snow to the tree, the ground and snowflakes. Stamp the sentiment from the Concord & 9th Mistletoe Messages stamp set in Tuxedo Black onto a strip of white cardstock, and trim to size.

Layer your stamped panel onto a dark blue card base with foam tape. Finally, attach the sentiment strip across the bottom third of the front, with more foam tape.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed our month of Distress Oxide projects, and are inspired to try out at least some of the different ways to use them. It’s not just stamping anymore! If you need some supplies, I’ve included links below for online shopping.

Have fun stamping – and getting creative!

Affiliate links are provided, at no extra cost to  you.


Cool and Crisp

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Hello crafters, Kia here with you today sharing this autumn card I did for the blog.

In my neck of the woods it is a beautiful sunny day with cool breezes, so the perfect day to make this card.

Using Distress Oxide inks on my Waffle Flower Water Media Mat I did some pouncing and sponging on white cardstock using Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Wilted Violet and Dusty Concord.

Once the piece was done I spritzed with water using my Holbein Water spritzer, which sprites out the water in different sizes of water droplets. So cool!

Allowing the panel to dry naturally, I then stamped the leaves using an acrylic block, Ranger Inks and VersaFine Clair inks. I then splattered using Nuvo Shimmering Pen in Midas Touch, which you can see in the picture below.

For my sentiment I used the cute autumn line sentence from Concord & 9th Lace Leaf Set, stamping three rows on black cardstock and heat embossing with white embossing powder.

With the help of my Make Art Stay-ion grid lines and magnets I marked off the cutting area of my panel to make room for the sentiment and applied the pieces to the black card.

I enjoyed making this card for my favourite season, and I hope you enjoy it as well. Following are Affiliate links, at no cost to you, to the store for the products I have used today.

Penny Black Harmony

Sunday, August 11th, 2019

Hi crafting friends, Sandi MacIver here and I’m honored to share a new card idea with you today created with the New – Just arrived Penny Black Harmony stamp.

Scrap 'N Stamp Penny Black Harmony

It was LOVE at first sight with this stamp and I decided to watercolor it with my Tombow Markers.

I started by black heat embossing the image into a piece of watercolor paper.

Then I colored the image with my Tombow Markers. The Tombow Marker Dual Tip Markers are water-based and create fabulous watercolor images combined with a water brush pen. Just add some color and blend with the water brush – Yep, it’s that easy!….
TIP – do a small section at a time though, so the ink doesn’t dry out, then it becomes hard to move.

The colors I chose are #379, #403, #291 From THIS SET of 9, and Chocolate Brown #969 to do the shadows and leaves.

Scrap 'N Stamp Penny Black Harmony

Here’s a video showing how I like to watercolor with these fabulous markers….it’s super easy. You can view it here, or in HD over on my my YOUTUBE Channel .

The video also walks you step by step through the creation of today’s card.

Scrap 'N Stamp Penny Black Harmony

Next I used two dies from the Taylored Expressions Stitched Square Stacklets to create a frame for my pretty flowers.

I white heat embossed a sentiment on a scrap of black card stock and then created a watercolor background with my Gansai Tambi watercolors #47 – brown and #57 Teal Blue.

Finally, after putting the card together, I added a few drops the NEW Nuvo Stone Drops in Gold Rush – you are so going to love this color for your vintage cards….it Rocks!

Ok, that’s it for me today. I hope you enjoyed my Penny Black Harmony Card and I have listed the products I used today below in affiliate links directly to the Scrap ‘N Stamp site.

Hope you have a marvelous rest of your day and thanks so much for stopping by:

Penny Black – Cling Stamp – Harmony
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Tombow – 10 Colour Marker Set -…
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Tombow – Dual Tip Marker – Chocolate 969
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VersaMark – Ink Pad
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VersaMark – Ink Refill
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Nuvo – Embossing Powder – Jet Black
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Nuvo – Embossing Powder – Glacier White
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Crafters Companion – Gemini Die…
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Tim Holtz – Water Brush – Broad
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Prima – Water Brushes – 3Pk Pen Set
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Nuvo – Stone Drops – Gold Rush
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Gina K Designs – Cardstock – Kraft
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Gina K Designs – Cardstock – White Heavy
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Gina K Designs – Cardstock – Black Onyx
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Zig – Gansai Tambi – 36 Colours Set
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Nuvo – Adhesives – Maxi Tape Runner
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Be Creative Tape – 7mm (0.28")
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Tim Holtz – 12.25″ Maxi Guillotine
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