Posts Tagged ‘Penny Black Stamps’

The Birdhouse

Monday, June 27th, 2022

It is Day 27 of the Random Act of Cardness event, and for my card today I am doing a delightful Birdhouse Fold card. I saw this card while browsing YouTube awhile back and thought it so cute, and so me.

First I followed the instructions from the video which I had written down. Following is a drawing with the instructions for ease of reference.

I am not one to buy designer paper, instead I like to make my own using stencils, which I have done here using Paper Rose Big Bloom along with Candied Apple distress oxide, Crackling Campfire distress oxide and Twisted Citron distress oxide. I also sponged on the reds to the card base front.

When finished with the front panel I did the panel for the inside, using the dots from the stencil along with a few of the leaves in Twisted Citron. Also, I sponged on the Twisted Citron for the inside of the card base.

Following the instructions I did the folds and attached them in place. I then die cut the circle for the front of the card using 2 sizes of Spellbinder circle dies and sponged on the reds.

Next up was the bird. I stamped using Memento Ink and coloured using Copic markers as follows: Breast  YR01, YR21, YR02; Feathers E15, E29, YR09; Beak YR23, YR21.

Using a tiny hole punch I made the perch for the bird to sit on colouring a piece of cardstock with the browns. I attached foam squares to the bird and the perch before attaching it to the card front.

This was such a fun card to make, and I hope you will give it a try.

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Sing a Song

Saturday, February 19th, 2022

Hello all. Kia with you for Day 19 of the Random Act of Cardness series. The prompt word for today is Chill. I decided I would use cold colours for my card, being the purple and blue, and there is silver in there too, and that equals chill to me.

There are several techniques used for this card. I have done the alcohol ink background using glossy card by Ranger. I then die cut the frame from Yupo paper so it would not be a stark white.

My base card is a turqouise, matching with the colour of the alcohol ink.

For the Cardinal I water coloured using distress inks in several colours. I did the Cardinal in layers working wet to wet for the first part. Before applying the final layers of red, I let the piece dry completely. As the tail feathers are in a shadow I applied a light layer of watered down black soot, patting off with paper towel after about 10 seconds.

To put the card together I attached the alcohol background to my card base using Nuvo adhesive. I then attached the frame to the card, again using Nuvo Adhesive only on the inside frame border.

Using my stylist I styled the Cardinal, then attached it to the cardbase using foam squares. I stamped the sentiment on hammermill card, die cut and attached under the claws of the bird, also using foam strips.

To finish off I added white gel pen under the black eye and across the bridge of the beak. I then glued on a few snowflake sequins, which also represent the chill of a cold winter day, which is what we have in my area.

On my blog I have a lot more detail along with pictures of the colours and the colouring process. You can view my blog here.

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Bundled Up

Thursday, February 10th, 2022

Today’s Random Act of Kindness prompt is Watercolour. I decided I would use distress inks for the task. I have linked below the colours I used for her outfit. I kept the card clean and simple, as all the white represents the snow that we in the east are still dealing with.

I am using Arches cold press watercolour for the image stamped using VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne.

The sun is obstructed from view due to heavy snow clouds, so when viewing something that is outside in snow, the light source is coming from every angle and I painted with that in mind.

I cannot get enough of this little image, which always makes me happy when I colour her. I added a new to me die for the background representing the snow. It is a 2 piece die, with the middle piece a separate etched piece. Simply beautiful!

I glued the outer frame to my card base on the inner rectangle portion of the die. I then glued the back etched piece in place and using foam tape added the image.

To finish I added another die cut piece on the inside, leaving the etching piece out, and stamped the sentiment that comes with the stamp set again using the VersaFine Clair ink.

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