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Garden Goodness

Garden Goodness

As you know, I love playing with my Distress inks and getting inky. This card is another one using the Embossing Folder inking technique. I LOVE it! You can watch the video posted with yesterday's card. I began by inking up my hexagon folder from Stampin Up with Distress inks in these colours: Peeled Paint, Shaded Liliac, Dusty Concord and Spun Sugar. When you add water, the colours blend together so well. When it was all dry, I stamped the flowers from Unity and added the sentiment. Adding…

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

It's Sunday morining and I am playing with inks again and the challenge at Splitcoast. This background technique is a very easy one but the results are wonderful especially if you like stamping directly over patterns or backgrounds. I began by inking up my large acrylic block with DYE INK and dripped Blending Solution over the ink. (I tried using different inks but the dye ink is the only one that will react properly with the Blending Solution) When you drip the solution onto the ink, it…

Great Day

Great Day

Happy Friday. I love this card and how it turned out. It is fun to get messy sometimes. This morning at Splitcoast the challenge was to finger paint. I was in. I got out my blue Distress inks, of course and started creating circles with my finger. I added some white acrylic paint circles over the blue ones for interest and to add depth. When it was all dry, I took a paper tube roll, a marker lid and the paint bottle lid and stamped the circles in black paint adding some splatters as I went…

Create

Create

Welcome to the weekend. It is a dreary, rainy day here so it is a good time to be inspired by the challenge going on at Splitcoast and the Surya Home Decor site. Saw this rug and started stamping: I began by using my Tim Holtz round ink applicators and just twisted them onto my card front using Distress and Memento ink to create the circles. I then stamped some textures over the circles using a few stamps from Kaiser. To add a punch of colour, I dipped a paper tube, marker lid and the paint…

Green Goodness

Green Goodness

I am still struggling to get well and feel better but got some inspiration to create today's card. I was inspired by the challenge at Splitcoast and the these straws from More Sprinkled Joy Etsy site: I began by using the Embossing Folder Stamping Technique for my background. You can find the technique for this HERE. I inked up my folder with Distress inks (Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters), sprayed with water and pressed my paper into the wet ink. When that was dry, I stamped the…

Snippets: Ink, Spray, Stencil

Ink, Spray, Stencil

It's Saturday...yeah. Time for another Inspiration challenge at Splitcoast. This week our inspiration comes from a nail art site called 'pshiiit'...(insert giggle). Here is the photo that inspired my card: photo from pshiiit I started with a white card front and rubbed my Distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire directly onto my paper. I then sprayed with a generous amount of water so the colours would blend and run together. When it was all dry…

Nature's Glory

Nature's Glory

Happy Sunday. Here is another card I made after watching one of the videos for Day 3 in the Watercolour for Card Makers class. I won't share how I did all of this as it wouldn't be fair to all the contributors or the others that are participating in the classes. The flower set I used is from an old Stampin Up set called Spring Garden. The great sentiment is from Printworks...I have had it for years. I am adding my card to these challenges: Less is More- THEME FLOWERS Allsorts Challenge…

Simple Stamping

Simple Stamping

Simple stamping is so satisfying, quick and easy. This card is that kind of card. I wanted to play along with the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge this month; the theme is Fabulous Flowers. I am addicted to the Embossing Folder inking and this was a second time pressing onto the embossing folder. Why waste good ink if it is there? It made for the perfect, subtle background for my flowers. I stamped the Unity flowers then added the sentiment from Mama Elephant. Lastly, added the pearls and the…

Today

Today

I was excited to see the Clean and Simple Colour Challenge at Splitcoast and the Hip on Handwriting Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. The colours looked gorgeous together and this card made me smile! The font on this stamp is wonderful. Here's how I made my card. I inked the inside of an embossing folder from Darice with Distress ink. (colours- Peeled Paint, Shaded Liliac, Dusty Concord, Picked Raspberry) I masked the edges of my cardstock to give me a border of white, then I then sprayed my…

Abstract

Abstract

Just me and my embossing folders and Distress inks here today playing again. I am looking at my embossing folders in a new way these da...

Snippets: Friendship

Friendship

Morning and meet today's card. Stenciling is so very hot right now. I have been playing with my stencils and trying to use them in different ways and this is what I came up with. I inked the stencil with Distress inks instead of my paper, then laid the stencil down. Then, using a baby wipe, I transferred the ink to the paper being sure to move the stencil slightly as I rubbed. What I ended up with was a pretty, sort of mottled looking bkg. Next, I stamped the flowers from Purple Onion with…

Ink, Spray and Go

Ink, Spray and Go

Morning...so happy you dropped in. I just love this sentiment....so true. I hope you are having a 'smiling' kind of day. As most of you already know, I love going to Splitcoast Stampers in the morning and checking out the challenges there. I find them inspiring and they help to get my creative juices flowing. This morning at the Inspiration Challenge I saw this cute little hexagon pot of cactus from the Leif Shop and I was off to make a card. I haven't made a card using the Embossing Folder…

Big Happy Wishes

Big Happy Wishes

Happy Saturday and welcome to the weekend. Inspiration is all around us. I think that is why I always love seeing the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast and where I found this beautiful Aroma Therapy Diffuser from a site called The Grommet. Aren't the colours gorgeous? I am inking crazy using this new technique of inking up an embossing folder. I don't honestly use my eb folders that much so I am thrilled to find another technique to use and get more mileage from them. My friend Audrie…

Mottled Background

Mottled Background

Good Morning. I am here again playing with inks and experimenting with techniques and colour combinations. I was inspired by the challenge at Splitcoast this am. I started by inking up my acrylic block with DYE ink. I found that other types of inks didn't give me a very good effect with this technique. I then dripped Blending Solution onto the ink. The Blending Solution pushes the ink away so that when you stamp you get a lovely, sort of stone looking background. When dry; it dries very…

Two-Step Stamping

Two-Step Stamping

Morning. Today I am using a two-step stamp and a new technique to me on my card. I love coming across some new ways to play with ink and paper. I will start by explaining how I did the background behind my flowers. I rubbed DYE ink onto my acrylic block by randomly pressing the ink pad directly onto my block. I added a few drops of Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution right onto the ink. It reacts with the ink by pushing it away leaving some wonderful patterns behind. Then I pressed my block…

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SSS May 2017 Card Kit | Watercolor Flamingo w Crayola Fine Line Markers

Hey everyone! So I couldn't resist making another card using the second pre-printed panel from the SSS May Card Kit. That plus I wanted to play around with the Crayola Fine Line markers some more. A lot of you have...