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Hot and Cold Embossing

Saturday, August 28th, 2021

Hi Everyone!

It’s Susan here with day 28 of the Random Acts of Cardness challenges and todays challenge is to use embossing on your projects. I chose to use an embossing folder (cold) and to heat emboss the sentiment (hot).

I started with the Taylored Expressions Peaceful Poinsettia Embossing Folder and a piece of watercolor card stock cut to 4 x 5 1/4″. I grabbed No.024 Wine Red and N0.052 Bright Yellow and scribbled them onto an acetate sheet.

Next I spritzed it with some water.

Then pressed the watercolor card stock into the puddles of ink until it was all covered.

After I covered the whole panel I dried it with my heat gun. I used the peaceful Poinsettia Embossing Folder to emboss the inked panel then set about coloring it in. I used the same two colors I used for the panel and added No.021 Light Carmine and No.043 Olive Green to color in a few of the flowers and leaves. I did this by adding ink directly to the bottom part of the petal that I wanted to color then using a water brush I blended the color to the full petal. Some petals have two colors and some have the same color twice. Letting it dry after the first layer then adding more of the same shade in a smaller area is a great way to stretch your colors into more shades of the same color. I hope that makes sense.

Once I finished coloring the panel I layered it onto a piece of the dark olive card stock from the Hero Arts Sampler Pack than adhered that to a white card base. I used a clear sparkle pen to add some sparkle to the petals of the flowers.

I used a sentiment from Taylored Expressions Beautiful Baubles Add-ons Stamp Set. I embossed it with white embossing powder onto black card stock then fussy cut it out. I added some craft foam to the back and adhered that to the card.

 

 

Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!
Stay safe everyone!!
Susan

 

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HAVING FUN WITH ZIGS

Thursday, August 12th, 2021
Hi Everyone!
It’s Susan and I’m playing with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers today for the Random Acts of Cardness Challenge. I have two cards to share with you. the first one literally took just minutes to make.
I started with 3 different blue markers. I scribbled them onto a piece of Ranger watercolor card stock (first pic below) then sprayed it with some water (second pic). Next I used my heat tool to dry it. I continued with three purple markers, sprayed on some water then dried it with my heat tool. Next I scribbled a dark blue marker at the top, spritz it with more water then used a brush to blend it over the whole panel to darken it up.
      
To finish the card I stamped the Picket Fence  Capture Life in Color stamp with Versafine Nocturne ink. Because watercolor paper isn’t smooth I used my MISTI and stamped the image 3 or 4 times to get good coverage. I die cut the panel with the second large die in Lawn Fawns Stitched Rectangle Die set and added it to the card base with craft foam. I used a white Posca Paint Pen to add a few highlights.
The next card took a little longer to make. I stamped the three gnomes from Spellbinders Holiday Gnomes Stamp Set with Versafine Nocturne ink. I used my MISTI, stamped it a few times to get a solid image. I left the stamp in the MISTI so I could stamp it again after I finished coloring.  This next picture shows how I did the coloring. I chose two colors for the hat, added the darker one into the bottom corners and part way up and then a lighter color. You can see the two colors on the right side of the hat. Next I took a wet paint brush and pulled the two colors together and blended them further up the hat. I hope that makes sense.
I continued coloring all three gnomes using the technique I just described.
Once I colored in all the gnomes I used a dark and light gray to add some shading to the bottom. I used a light blue to add a little color to the background ( I scribbled the marker onto a block, spritzed it with some water and blended it onto the panel with a paint brush. I added a light gray around lower portion of the gnomes the same way I added the light blue.
Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!
Stay safe everyone!!
Susan

 

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Spatter Your Background

Friday, August 14th, 2020

Today’s card is all about textures and backgrounds! I’m going to share with you how to spatter your background. It’s Deb here,  for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team. The word for today’s daily challenge is ‘spatter’, or splatter – whichever term you prefer. If you’re not playing along with the daily challenges, you can find the details in the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook challenge page HERE.  At the end of each moth, one lucky winner is randomly chosen for a prize!

SPATTER YOUR BACKGROUND

In the crafting world, it’s never too early to start on Christmas projects! For this card, I use the Hero Arts Snowflake Cluster Die for the focal images.

Spatter Your Background

Along with the spatter, you can see that I did something else ‘unusual’ for the background.

CARD DETAILS

Start with a piece of watercolour paper. On a large acrylic block, scribble watercolour markers in ‘stripes’, blending each colour slightly into the next. The Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers are perfect for this! I chose Violet, Light Violet, Prussian Blue and Blue. After scribbling the colours onto the block, light spray it with water, and the watercolour paper.  Now, turn the block over, and press the wet inks into the watercolour paper. Hold the block down firmly for a few seconds, to allow the paper to absorb the ink.  Remove the block from the paper. If you want to spread the colours more, lightly spray the paper again with the water.

While you wait for your watercolour paper to dry, you can die cut the snowflakes. Use you Big Shot or other die cutting machine with the Hero Arts Snowflake Cluster Die. Tonic Glitter Card in Sugar Crystal is very pretty & sparkly – perfect for snowflakes! On a strip of light blue cardstock, stamp the sentiment from the Concord & 9th Mistletoe Messages in Versamark ink. Cover the ink with white embossing powder, and set with a heat tool.

CREATE THE SPATTERS

Once the watercolour paper is dry, you’re ready to spatter your background! On your acrylic block, scribble the Violet and Blue markers, in separate areas. Spray the ink with water. Using a small brush, mix the Blue ink & water, and pick up some of the colour. To create the spatter, hold the brush over the top left of the watercolour paper (lighter area) and tap the brush against either your finger or another brush. Using a small brush will create small spatter marks. Repeat this with the Violet ink in the lower right corner.  Now, create larger spatters by picking up the ink & water mix with a larger bristle brush, and tap more ink onto the background.

For the white spatter, mix a bit of white paint – I  happen to have white gouache, or you can use any acrylic – with water, and repeat as above with the marker ink.  The photo below is a close up, so you can see the spatters a bit better.

Spatter Your Background

I like have the mix of large & small spatters; it adds more interest, I think.

PULL IT ALL TOGETHER

Now you’re ready to assemble your card! On a light blue card base, attach a strip of light purple cardstock on the left side, with liquid glue or tape. Next, attach your background to that, with foam tape or squares. Use liquid glue to attach the snowflakes on the diagonal, across the card front. Finally, attach the sentiment with foam tape or small squares.

Spatter Your Background

SUPPLIES

I hope that enjoyed seeing today’s project! What do you think? Do you like to spatter your background? I think it’s a great way to add texture & interest, without adding physical layers to your card. Also, you can do it with products that  you already own! Leave me a comment, and let me know your favourite background technique.

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