Posts Tagged ‘Picket Fence Studios’

Let’s Foil

Friday, May 21st, 2021

TGIF! Not just any Friday, but the Friday of the long weekend and the unofficial start of SUMMER here in Canada, yay! Lindsey here on the blog today with a card for today’s Random Act of Cardness prompt: FOIL. I do have the Gemini FoilPress, and love the combination of foiling and letterpress effect that it gives, but I also enjoy foiling with a stencil and my die cut machine! So easy to do, and adds yet another way of using my stencils. And since it’s the Friday of a long weekend, here’s my card!

 

 

Rainbow martinis, yes please! I’m using a Martini Glasses stencil from Picket Fence – it’s out of stock at the moment, but more are on the way! I started by masking off the middle of my card panel, then applied some transfer gel duo through the stencil using this little squeegee (best deal ever!), then left it to dry for an hour or so while I cleaned off the stencil and worked on another card. (Sure, I could have done housework or something, but why? :D) Once the gel had dried and turned clear, I cut a couple of pieces of rainbow shattered glass foil to fit my stencilled image, and ran it through my die cutting machine. And pow, shiny foiled martini glasses! I added the sentiment and embossed it with glitter embossing powder. (I know, I’ve used this sentiment before, but it’s my current favourite!)

 

 

Have you tried foiling? I’d love to hear in the comments, or see your foiled creations on the Scrap N Stamp Challenge Facebook page! Don’t forget to tag your posts with #snschallenge on IG and other social media. Have a great weekend!

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 299} Hello Foliage!

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

Hello!  Today I’m sharing a card with some simple heat embossing using a sentiment from the Letter It Embossing Kit by Ranger together with a pretty Fern Frame by Picket Fence Studios.

I originally planned on a super simple one-layer card, but after stamping the ferns in Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide Ink, I decided to add a bit of watercolor with some Media Sticks by Dina Wakley.  My card base wasn’t heavy enough to dry without warping, so I ended up die cutting a layer to mount onto another card.  I can’t tell you how many times my card design changes as I work on it, but it’s almost always for the better 🙂

I chose Metallic Copper WOW Embossing Powder to make the bold sentiment design pop and added some sequins by Picket Fence Studio- this mix is called Moscow Mule and it includes some lovely copper tones!

I decided to add just one more finishing touch, a word from Tim Holtz’s Metallic Sticker Book.  It’s got so many great little pieces in it, I think I’ll be using it a lot!  My only wish is that it came in copper too 😉

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 297} Yellow Simplicity

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

There is beauty in simplicity… and joy in the color yellow!  Today I decided to try some abstract watercolor in shades of yellow & green Distress Ink (I started with Squeezed lemonade and Twisted Citron & added a few more for texture & fun).

I have done this technique with florals in the past, but thought it would work great with this lemon stamp by Picket Fence Studios as well!  I first trimmed some water color Cardstock to the size I wanted and used the image as my guide to apply ink directly from the pads to my work surface (looking at the clear stamp upside down helped me with the placement for the yellow & green!).

Next, I misted the ink with water and smooshed the cut piece of Cardstock into it.  I repeated it with a bit more water and a second piece since I planned to make two cards (I had a little mishap with some coffee though, so that one has some extra color to it!).  I set it aside to dry for a while, then stamped using my stamp platform (you could use your Misti or another tool if you have one) to get a nice, dark, black image. Once again, I let it dry before adding a bit more color to a few spots on my lemons & leaves.

I knew I wanted to use a sentiment from Tim Holtz’s Metallic Sticker Book, and after spilling coffee all over my work surface I was definitely ready for some simplicity!  I chose a pre-cut Kraft square card as my base and added some pale yellow corrugated paper as a single layer between them.  I mounted the sticker on a bit of black and with a bit of Sookwang/Be Creative tape it was done.  Just in case the spilled coffee came back to show it’s face, I stacked some ink pads on top of my card for a few hours before I took photos.

Fun fact- while this is not my greatest photography, I had to use my (artificial) lemon tree as my backdrop for this card!  This tree stands beside our yellow front door in the spring & summer months and has fooled several people into sniffing it’s fruit 🙂

Inky hugs,

Tara