Sunday, October 15, 2017

Fall to Layout #38 Take Two




Hello!
Here is this week's sketch



The dimensions I used:
Card Base: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Image Layer: 3-1/2 x 2-3/4
Mat Layer: 3-5/8 x 2-7/8
Sentiment Strip: 5-1/8 x 7/8




I just got this adorable set, Beast Friends by MFT. I stamped my scene and masked the Yeti to get the look of the trees behind it. Next I drew the ground using a pencil, and went over it with a black .5 micron pen.

The scene was coloured with Copics and I used a white gel pen and a shimmer gel pen to add bits of highlights.

To make the rest of the card a little less plain, I ran the green layer through a dotted embossing folder.

Here is Chera's card!




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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Fall to Layout #37- Take Two

Hello!
Happy Sunday and a Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to my fellow Canadians!



Here is this week's sketch! I think this may be one of my all time favorites!


Some dimensions for you:
Card Base:4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Main Layer: 3-13/16 x 4-9/16 (lol, sorry, I wasn't originally planning on matting this piece and when I went back to measure it, I was like really??)
Main Layer Mat: 3-7/8 x 4-5/8
Scallops: 1/2 x 4-5/8
Sentiment Strip: 7/8 x 2-3/4

Again- these are JUST a suggestion. Feel free to interpret the sketch however works best for you!

Here is my card! I decided to do something different from the flower suggestion of the sketch. I need to rebuild my Christmas card stash, so I figured, I better start now!

I stamped one of the images from Vintage Ornaments II as my background on Hawaiian Shores. I also stamped another one of these images on watercolor paper and embossed it using Ranger Platinum embossing powder. I watercoloured it with various distress inks. The scallops are out of Harvest Gold and were cut using the Small Scallop Border die.  The final touch was a bit of a silver frame for the background and then a sentiment from the same stamp set on a Summer Sunrise strip.


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Supplies:
Stamps: Vintage Ornaments II
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Versamark, Versafine Black Onyx, Distress Minis
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, Silver, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, White, Watercolour Paper
Accessories, etc.: Platinum embossing powder, Small Scallop Border die

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Fall to Layout 36- Take Two

Happy Sunday!

I hope everyone is having a good weekend so far!


Here's this week's sketch.

Measurements I used:
Card Base: 4.25 x.5.5
Background Strip: 1-1/4 x 5.5
Background Strip Mat:1-3/8 x 5.5
Main Panel:  2.75 x 3.75
Main Panel Mat: 2-7/8 x 3-7/8

It was getting a bit late last night and I wasn't feeling super inspired after a day of teaching/running a card class. However, I went to my craft room, got stuff put away from the event and then sat down to create. I found this bit of splattered background in my scraps and thought I'd use that as a spring board. I decided to go with stars. I added a bit of silver to the background then stamped and embossed three stars from Super Stars. I also used stamps from this set to jazz up the Dark Indigo background strip. Finally I added a sentiment from Star Prints (retired).



Supplies:
Stamps: Super Stars, Star Prints
Ink: Versamark, Dark Indigo, Distress Oxide-Salty Ocean, Silver Reinker
Paper: White, Pacific Point, Dark Indigo, Silver
Accessories, etc.: Silver embossing powder

Now for Chera's card!


Happy Sunday everyone! Here's my take on today's card! It actually doesn't involve any stamping! I was digging through my paper stash and found this paper. I'm thinking it's from an older Simon Says Stamp card kit! I didn't want to cover up the design on the paper so I pulled out this Lil' Inkers die! So if you're looking for a 10 minute or less card this ones for you! I look forward to see what you create!!

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Fall to Layout #35- Take Two


Happy Weekend everyone!

Here's this week's sketch:

I've got a wedding card inspired by fall colours today. I really love using the platinum embossing powder for outlines and watercolouring detailed images with Distress Inks. We're taking things a bit outside the standard A5 card. I made my card 3.5 x 6.5. This card size is ideal for a wedding card in case you are deciding to include cash or a cheque inside.


Supplies:
Stamps: Adore You (Altenew), Keep It Simple: Wedding (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Versamark, Distress Inks
Dies: Long Rectangle and Long Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities
Accessories, etc.: Platinum embossing powder

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Fall to Layout #34 Take Two


Hello!

Here's this week's sketch. The old version of #34 was a little lackluster, so I updated the sketch to better match what I meant to convey with this design.


Some dimensions 
Patterned Paper- 3.75x4.75
Rectangle Frame layer: 2.5x3.5
Square: 2x2


For my sketch, I decided to start with some patterned paper and see where that took me. I have no idea what company makes this paper, but it's from an old Simon Says Stamp monthly kit.  I paired that with a Vintage Cream card base and some Baja Breeze card stock. I stamped a flower from Concord and Ninth's Wildflower set and coloured that with Copic markers. The sentiment comes from Papertrey Ink's Butterfly Hope.

To finish it off, I added a little bit of Pool Party ribbon and I added a row of pierced holes and rounded the corners of the card base.



Here's Chera's card:

Hello crafty friends! Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!! Here's my take on this week's sketch card! I kept this card super clean and simple with the white on white! I double stamped the Mondo Mangolia (essentials by ellen) with versamark ink on watercolour paper, then heat embossed it in liquid platinum embossing poweder. Once that was done I got out abandoned coral oxide ink for the watercolouring of the flower. Its nothing fancy just did a super quick job of it! I then used the coordinating die to cut the flower out. Stamped the Hello in versamark as well using the liquid platinum to heat emboss then stamped sending you hugs on some vellum to make the ribbon embellishment aspect! Hope you enjoy today's card! I look forward to seeing what you create!


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